I bought day 10 in the kickstarter and I was enjoying the videos until they just recently disappeared. Did my videos that I received from the kickstarter campaign have an expiration date. I saw in the comments that the videos for $125 are good ostensibly forever.
more info for more help: I just spent $99 for the year at wordpress.com. I think that means I just bought the domain name, I m not sure First priority is that I make sure that this domain name does not get taken away from me, right now I just need to park it. I have too much going on right now to try and develop it.
I would really appreciate your help out there. I just had two different ideas that are both permaculture based and I really want to buy two different domains as soon as possible. Can you explain all the ins and outs of how to shop for a domain name? sometimes I hear about people spending $8.00 mo and then I will hear about how people will spend 3k.....confused. I was reading some stuff about it, and one article said to go with shared web hosting, bluehost.net? Thanks for all your help!
Arrgh! I cant figure out how to make the quote thingy to work where you get the quote that you want and then respond to it but i was trying to respond to the moringa nutritional facts. Is it really that nutritious? Jack spirko says its really not true and we shouldnt believe the hype that surrounds it. Where is the evidence for all this nutrition?
Moringa Nutritional values -
26% protein by weight
17 times the calcium of milk
4 times vitamins of carrots
15 times potassium of bananas
25 times the Iron of spinach
7 times vitamin C of oranges
46 natural antioxidants
Firebush (Hamelia patens)
tips on growing papayas in warm climates, as well as how to use them in the kitchen
I need some kind of guideline/ template to help me put together a presentation to my current boss. I work for a landscaping company and we just do traditional yard work such as leaf blowing mowing the lawn etc so my idea is to approach my boss and ask him if he would be amenable to taking on another division at the company. I would be a personal organic gardener for the clients of the company i work for. Note: the company has other divisions such as an installation crew and a full nursery. Anyhow, i could do garden design, install, maintenance, and troubleshooting. My questions for all of you are what kind of template or guideline could i use to make this proposal? What questions should i be asking? Is this a dumbass business idea? I have already thought about this as part of the proposal: answer the question: what will the business do? Design, install, maintenance and troubleshooting but what will i do specifically in these four areas? How will the revenue get split up? If we decide the best option is for me to give them a percentage of the profits just for having access to their clients, what percentage is fair? Thanks in advance for your help.
I am all signed up to be a boot.
I got some questions.
I see the schedule for the boots is 6 days a week and I also understand that this is all volunteer work, so that leaves very little time for anyone to make money, but I did hear paul mention on one of the podcasts that he has things he can think of that he would be willing to pay people for. Im guessing that in order for my family to live back in phoenix and for the rent to get paid they would be living on 100% nest egg (money saved in the bank). Is this the case?
I would like my 2 (two) kids to spend a month and a half up there for the summer. What is there for kids to do up there in the summer? Would food and shelter be provided for them?
How far of a drive is it to Missoula assuming the closest town is Missoula.
How far of a drive is it to the Missoula airport?
I get the feeling that the population is very fluid on the farm and so the amount of kids varies quite a bit so I am guessing that maybe the best thing to do is to have them go up there together so that way they would always have someone to play with or it would be much easier on my wife to have them go up separately (month and a half at a time).
I don't want anyone reading this to think that I am trying to get something for nothing. I realize/feel that it could be taken that way but it is not that way.
I got a google form to fill out. I thought I would get some follow up to my form by this point. I filled out the google form, would like to talk this over on the phone with fred (hes the organizer of the pc bootcamp, i believe.) if he could call me. mooseage me please with a phone number? I have many questions. If it is not possible to talk over the phone, I will stay on the forum.
How many kids are out there? Im trying to figure out if wheaton labs would be a good place for my 10 yr old and 14 yr old to spend halfthe summer out there. What kind of housing and food arrangements are there for the kids? Is it possible for them to be gappers say part time?
it seems that there is no difference between the ant village and the permaculture bootcamp except that the ant village is for 12 months and permaculture bootcamp is for 18 or 21 months. but wait, could it be that the pc bootcamp is just an extension of the gap program. I saw that on the site too. I saw the requirement of listening to 200 podcasts but my question is how do you prove that you have listened to these podcasts?
I see the notice about how there are 2 work trade spots left for the pdc. Is that still available. How can I find out more info? it looks like some of the people in the thread have been getting emails about it. I would like that email also. I would also like info on the GAp program and the ant village program and the deal where you can work for 21 months and receive an acre for life. please let me know what I need to do. Whatever I do, I really need to find a way to get out of phoenix for the summer. I dont want to live in this hell hole and work for the landscaping company i work for spraying roundup and blowing away organic matter away into the landfill. How much of a permaculturist can I be If I am doing those things? get me out of here before june1st by the latest.
I was sitting around the table with a few people who are not particularly interested in gardening or living off the land, don't know what the word permaculture is etc and I was talking about my hopes and dreams to have land/farm one day. They said oh yeah, you know you can lease land super cheap and get paid to farm as long as you use the farm as an educational resource, teaching school age kids about where food comes from. Really!? I will pack my bags tonight! I would love it if someone could provide me with info. thanks for your time!
Oh and for everybody that was telling me that I could put beans in before I harvested my SP well I got a picture for you hahaha damn I had a bumper crop of SP this year. It just grew and grew and grew.
I harvested some of the greens today and I harvested a whole ton of them. One question I have is " when you harvest the greens do you harvest just the leaves and cook that or do you harvest the whole damn vine straight down to the stinkin' earth???" Kirsten, I'm taking your advice my friend!!! I'm gonna leave them in till the overnight low temps hit 40!! Right now the overnight low is at 88 or 90 or so YIKES! but I'm gonna be mad at ya if I don't have MY sweet potatoes I grew on my table at thanksgiving!! Anybody know of a site that would show me what kind of historical temps there have been in the PHX of the AZ leading up to turkey daaaay! Yummmmy sweet potatoes bring em to me!! I got the big flats lager beer from Rochester, ny going on right now. I'm on my third one and it's almost the cheapest beer on the planet$3.00 6 pack tjoes has a simple times 6 pack for $2.49 but I don't like it.
i just recently learned that i can grow sweet potatoes as a perennial in zone 9b and so what does that mean for when i want to harvest? if i dig them all up then there is no way that they will come back in the spring right? in the same article i read about it being a perennial, it also said not to plant them more than two seasons in a row to avoid the rootrot nematode. that makes no sense to me. if its a perennial then it stays there forever, right? before i found out it is a perrennial i was going to put beans in the bed where the sweet potato is right now. next question is when i am going to plant the beans, i was just going to cut back the vines and put the beans in right next to the sweet potato, but then i was thinking that wont work because i think i should harvest on 9/15/15. i say this because the SP went in about 5/15/15 and everybody says that it takes them 4 months to fully mature, SOOOO if im planning on harvesting on 9/15/15 , then OBVIOUSLY i cant have bean seedlings getting in my way, can I??? I just really want to get some nitrogen fixer in there ASAP. im itching to get going for the fall planting season. cant wait!! thanks in advance for your help.
i want to build a rabbit hutch right over the top of my worm bin and i live in phoenix. most of the talk here is all about how to do this in a cold climate. what changes would you make so that it would work in zone 9b?
What about worm towers? That solves the problem does it not? You can have composting worms in your garden by buying 3 ft long abs pipe and 3" or 4"round. drill holes in pipe large enough for earthworm to crawl through and then dig a hole put pipe in hole and then put veggie scraps in pipe abt once a week for redwrigglers better yet just YouTube search worm tower
is it possible that my chickens have forgotten that they need/want to roost? i didnt have a place for them to roost until this morning and they are now about 7 or 8 months old. they dont seem interested in roosting. i was looking around on this forum for a bit before posting though, and it seems that there is a consensus that roosting only occurs in the early evening/evening hours and i was not aware of that. thanks for all your help
also, is shredded paper a viable option for your chicken litter?
thank you for this post, simon. it got me thinking about my current living situation. me and my family live in a 3 bedroom house (2 kids) ( rented) . i really feel like my quality of life improved after moving out of that cramped two bedroom apartment and if we could have resigned a lease at the apartment, they were (supposedly) going to charge exactly what we are paying here at this 3 bedroom house. this place has the potential to provide us with a ton of our produce needs as well. i do want to get rid of my cell phone, though and see if i could live without it. my current job, though requires me to have a phone to have the app in order to work. i already take my bike and public transit everywhere and I really like it better than driving, but my wife drives a car. having a gas guzzler around for me, though is something i would like to have for trips that i cant do on my bike and the bus. if i got a fuel efficient car, i know i would jus t g et lazy and start driving it everywhere. we eat out about once or twice a month and i know we could save money by clipping coupons but i dont do the shopping.
i was at PV1 and it was excellent!! i cant wait to go this next year!!! i know that there was a fairly large group of people who were at the conference who rented a house while they were there. i would like to do that this time for pv2. if anyone is interested in this, please send me a purple mooseage with your info. thanks
i was brainstorming about this last night and thought craigslist!! so i posted an ad on craigslist to study the online PDC i am taking with others at a local library or anywhere else i/we can dream up as a place with sufficient resources to accomodate us. all we need is a quiet room with internet access. sweet!
I have been studying PC for a while now. I was introduced to it twenty years ago when I was 18, and for quite a few reasons, I decided not to pursue PC wholeheartedly. Basically, to make a long story short, it just seemed like it was something that was too good to be true and there must be something controversial about it and someone someday will debunk permaculture. Add to that the notion that, in the mini PDC that I took, (I think it was 4 saturdays of 4 hours each) the instructor kept on emphasizing the importance of Observation, observation observation. He wanted us to meditate in a tree on the property that we were designing and I just was not ready at all for any of the wooo wooo of meditation at 18 and I wanted to get in there and do stuff right away. I didn't even have a property to design, but still I wasn't going to be bothered with observation over a whole year on any one property before I got my hands dirty. Fast forward 17 yrs and in April of 2011, I joined this forum. I tinkered around with PC until about 10/2013 and then it was full force I AM BATSHIT CRAZY ABOUT PERMACULTURE. I still am batshit crazy about it, but I am tired of doing it all by myself. I have one friend who I can talk to about it, my wife a little bit and my son very little. 99.9% of my interaction with PC is just me and my Computer, dreaming about my permaculture. Basically, it is really simple. I am searching for that community and I really am banking on finding it when I turn in my resume to this landscaping company that helps turn boring normal yards into edible landscapes. Please wish me luck or pray or dance or whatever it is that you do to help make this dream of mine become a reality. Just to make ends meet, I took a job selling door to door cable, internet, telephone, and home security. It is definitely not in alignment with what I want to do for the rest of my life. I am just sick and tired of saying the word and hearing "I know you love it, but don't exaggerate." I wanna thank Paul for bringing me back into the fold and lighting a fire under my ass. I owe him so much gratitude. I am taking the PDC online at permaethos.com, and I am just tired of dreaming about it already, doing it all by myself. That is my rant, and I know it doesn't flow and is not written all that well, but I just needed to get that off my chest. another thing: Why does my computer say that Permaculture is a typo on this forum?
I was reminded of the conflicted card game that Jack spirko reads about on mondays last thursday because I got fired from my job of One year. I would really like to get some advice from the comm. as to what they think I should do. I have very little cash on hand $1400 and the rent $817 is due on the first of october. I have a second job which is part time and that is pretty erratic income. keep in mind that my total monthly expenses equal about $1,600
second job stats 2013
sept $770 net income
oct $773 net
I REALLY REALLY WANT to start a business and I have the idea , a mentor to help from the score org, and very very little overhead to get started but I think that maybe I should explore my options as to what kind of hourly job to get, but then that would leave very little time to build the business. Decisions, decisions. got any suggestions?
Hey Kenny send me a private message if you are still looking for a study partner. I would be thrilled to be able to share my passion with somebody. I live in Phx area and I am taking an online pdc right now. we could meet once a week over the phone.
i tried doing the poo-less thing for the last 3 months or so and no, i didnt stink nor did anyone say that i did. my family was totally clueless except for one night when i first started, my wife asked if i used soap because i was sticky. i just ignored her. after about 2.5-3 months in i got "almost sick" and then in about a week i would say i was "sick" for about 24 hours with cold like symptoms both times. i attribute this to not killing the bacteria that i was running into during our cold season on a daily basis. i have seen a news report on different tips and tricks that health professionals use in order to avoid getting sick and one that i remember is to take a shower( and of course on the news report it went without saying that you use soap) right away when you get home and put the clothes in the laundry basket right away. soap may be toxic, but one thing is undeniable . it kills germs, bacteria, viruses etc. i have been scrubbing with dr. bronners for two days now. sorry, paul, i respect your work alot but i think youre wrong on this one. on the other hand, with all the chlorine in the water, it seems like all the germs would die off anyway.
I think I remember Paul mentioning in one of his podcasts or vids ( it may have been the 2 hour 39 min keynote presentation at permaculture voices) that paul mentions that people think it is cool to rip off others by converting their books into pdfs and distributing them for free, then claiming that they are following permaculture ethics. I think he even mentions that Larry Korn does not want to write any more books because of this. I thought maybe this was the latest way they were ripping him off. any one got info on that?