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Podcast 546 – Permaculture Smackdown 10 – Desert or Paradise Session 8 – Part 2

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Paul continues his review of Sepp Holzer’s Desert or Paradise with Opalyn, Mark, and Katie. They spend this one talking about the contrasting views on profit shown by Geoff Lawton and Sepp Holzer and the profitability water retention landscapes. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast […]

podcast 543 – Permaculture Smackdown 7 – Desert or Paradise Session 5 – Part 2

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Paul continues his review of Sepp Holzer’s Desert or Paradise with Mark, Katie, et al. In this part, they talk about Sepp’s contribution to an orchard in Andalucia. They discuss frost protection, crater gardens, frost pockets, CO2 pools, orchards, and a possible origin on Sepp’s beliefs about water. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes […]

podcast 542 – Permaculture Smackdown 7 – Desert or Paradise Session 5 – Part 1

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Paul continues his review of Sepp Holzer’s Desert or Paradise with Mark, Katie, et al, and discuss Sepp’s permaculture project in Tamera, Portugal. They talk about the area’s rainfall, how stretgy behind the dam, the effects of the dam, and a few grumbles on how much pushback he got. Support the podcast on Patreon Show […]

podcast 538 – Permaculture Smackdown 6 – Desert or Paradise Session 4

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Paul continues his review of Sepp Hozler’s Desert or paradise with Mark, Matt, Opalyn, et al, and discuss pond shapes, the soil’s ability to store water, flaws with conventional reservoir design, pond sealing, how to deal with silt buildup, and more. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of […]

205 – Permaculture Presentation at Ludemans in Beaverton, Oregon – Part II

Paul answers more questions from the Beaverton presentation. Topics covered during the Q&A were having hugelkulture beds in conjunction with livestock, hugelkulture orientation, cattle feed, going hayless, reclamation of land, beneficial plants for reclamation, grafting and how to choose the ideal parcel of land to start fresh with permaculture. Also slopeland, wofati, rotational grazing, riparian […]

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