Joined: Feb 02, 2011
Great Job Guys!
I have been listening to Jack's show for more than a year now, and I have got a lot of useful info from it.I am really excited you guys got together for an interview.
This collaboration finally got me motivated to sign up on the permies.com forums. I have been lurking for months.
Paul, thanks for all the info you share, I have learned a lot from your videos, and the forums.
I am also from Missoula, I grew up here and I now live just outside Missoula.
My wife and I have been reclaiming an old gravel pit. We had almost no topsoil when we started, but after a lot of composting, swales and creativity we are quickly gaining ground. We currently have 20 chickens and geese for fertilizing our starter orchard. We have been absorbing as much info on permaculture as possible. We have a long way to go, but are excited about the possibilities.
Thanks again to both of you for all your hard work, it is greatly appreciated
Rocket Mass Heater Workshop
October 26-28 with Erica & Ernie Wisner
Emerson White wrote: Besides myself and Joel Hollingsworth who else here is a scientist?
I think there are at least a half dozen actively working in labs and the like. Many more that are not currently working in labs.
I know that recently I've been chatting a lot with "professor rich" in the alt energy forum.
Joined: Feb 02, 2011
paul wheaton wrote: Awesome! Have you seen the missoula forum here on permies?
Have you been to any of my presentations at the library?
I have been watching the missoula forum, its great to see what people are doing in our climate. Hopefully I can get some pics up of what we have been working on soon.
I have not been to any of your lectures. I did not know about them. Do you have a good place I can check for updates on when the next one will be? Sorry if its posted somewhere and I missed it. I will definatly come to the next one.
Joined: Feb 02, 2011
Greetings all. I came via TSP and really enjoyed the interview. I actually poked around the forum here about a year out of some curiosity regarding rocket stoves. While that still remains an interest, my real focus starting this summer is getting my new three acre spread moving in the right direction.
Thanks again for the podcast. It was a great introduction and sparked a lot of questions.
Joined: Jan 09, 2011
Location: Greenville, SC
paul wheaton wrote: I think I am recording another one on thursday. The focus will be on wofati.
Looking forward to it!
"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."
I'm about to listen. Would you consider doing it again with the second highest voted topic, The total elimination of irrigation with hugelkultur and other technique? I would really like to hear you speak on that. Thanks Paul!
Apparently: so many people are trying to download this all at once that it crashed the server.
In this episode I mention problems I'm having with my stalker at reddit. If you check out http://www.reddit.com/user/paulwheaton/ you will see I tried to post the new podcast and my stalker has already downvoted it into oblivion. It would be fun to see so many upvotes that it would drive my stalker nuts.
Crafty, yes - I think the next podcast is going to be about replacing irrigation with permaculture.
Joined: Feb 03, 2011
Well hopefully all those listeners will start upvoting your stuff Paul! I clicked the arrow, too bad I can only do it once. Will try to listen again later on when the kiddies are in bed.
Joined: Dec 28, 2010
paul wheaton wrote: Apparently: so many people are trying to download this all at once that it crashed the server.
Honestly we have download issues every day you just made it worse. It generally happens about the first 1-2 hours after I publish with the intitial spike of about 7000 itunes subscribers that have itunes set to pull it down as soon as it is live. When a popular guy like Paul is on it just sends things over the top. I have a server upgrade planned but in my period of "flux" it is a scary thing to do.
Paul, I have a question regarding a comment you made about using conifers for hugelculture. I am going to cut down two tired, old and damaged spruce trees in front of my house and plant three apple trees. In the interview you stated that evergreens put out a toxin which helps to kill off it's competition and this is why it is not recommended for hugelculture beds, or somthing along those lines. Will I have this problem with the stump and root system that will be left in the yard, with the apple trees planted about five feet away?
I found the forums awhile ago after watching Mollison & Lawton's tagari DVD PDC course. Now I'm just watching it over again (fourth time now) to make sure I've got it.
My wife and I are planning on buying a house with property locally that has anywhere from 17-25 acres. I really want to apply permaculture principles in the design of the garden, food forest, and create symbiotic relationships among all of the systems.
I would love a permies podcast from Paul Wheaton. I'd listen every day. I like his approach to permaculture.
Located in zone 8a, eastern north carolina (coastal plain)
Joined: Aug 02, 2010
Location: West Seattle, WA
Paul! What's up man? At 17:30 in the second podcast with Jack you question what people are going to do with all those rocks that they dig up from their Missoula soil. You of all people forgot to ask yourself, WWSHD? ;o)
Paul, that was a great Podcast with Jack at TheSurvivalPodcast.com Awesome info. I am trying to learn what to do with my 40 acres of land near Tombstone, AZ. I plan to retire there in about 5 years, if the shite doesn't hit the fan sooner. It is pretty much dead level and lightly covered with scrub. I do have a well and electricity, but can only get out there about once every 6 weeks. I'd like to apply some permaculture principles to try to get the soil built up and some trees in place, but I won't be able to water except sporadically. The land gets about 12" of precip per year. Any tips on how I could start on this project, or can you point me to a forum or link that might help? Because the land is so flat, I don't know if swales would help. I plan to put a tank with a gravity fed drip system, but that will only go so far. I don't want to leave the well pump live when I'm not there for 6 weeks. I wouldn't want to flood the desert! Is there a list of your 14 ways to eliminate irrigation, with more detail?
Keep up the great work, love the podcasts and Permies forums. Thanks!!
paul wheaton wrote: I ma gonna interview Jack Spirko tomorrow. What questions should I ask him?
Hey Paul, it would be great to ask Jack what got him really started on the path to permaculture?
I really, really, really enjoyed your first podcast with Jack on TSP, and that is when we really started following all that you do, and it's great you are so close to us! And I can't believe the path that podcast has led us down... and what that has done for us.