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carl gibson

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Ithaca NY
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Just surprising that it is not available new from anywhere in North America. I guess it must be a book that doesn’t do a lot of volume because it is so large and pricey and so there is not a huge financial incentive to keep it available here.
4 months ago
Thanks I just went there. The shipping from Australia is $77.10 which makes it about $193 to get it here in the US. A lot better than $450, but still ultra steep for most people. I guess I will go for it, Ive been thinking on it for such a long time now.
4 months ago
I just tried to buy a copy of the Permaculture Design Manual. I couldn't find a new copy anywhere, out of print I guess. I found a small number of used copies available, for $450 each. I couldn't bring myself to pull the trigger on almost half a thousand. I do not understand publishing, but I would think that if they are selling for $450 a pop there must be a real strong demand for this book. Please, whoever you are who owns the rights to it, reprint it!

Sincerely,
Carl
4 months ago
does anyone have experience feeding hazelnuts to pigs, unshelled and unhusked?
5 months ago
I love the idea of kid's sun hats with copper fibers woven in. But kids are forever losing their hats, and that would get expensive fast. Plus, if the other parents didn't already think I was a little off, they would definitely rest their case if I started handing out faraday hats to their kids. You guys are absolutely right about the only way being to use a meter to measure signal strength under different trees at different times of year. I read that Korean  Pine growers to 100' plus so that is great for this application.

As far as wildfire vulnerability, in this area of the North East wildfire is not an issue at this time, but it definitely makes sense to prepare for it becoming an issue.
10 months ago
I  am thinking evergreens because the needles are on year round. And I think a tree with needles will do more to diffuse 5G than a tree with bare branches. Also thinking Korean pine nut because it produces food and grows tall.
10 months ago
There is huge cell tower near our kid's school in the NE US that will likely have 5G transmitters soon. I have heard that tees interfere with 5G signals. I am able and have permission to plant trees on school property. So the question is, what tree or guild of trees will interfere the most, also interfere year round, also be fairly fast growing, also be very hardy, and also produce food and or other ecosystem advantages? Any ideas?
10 months ago
Sawmills and woodworkers are also usually a good source of very reasonably priced shavings because they are planing boards constantly. I think shavings have the best structure of all the carbon sources
1 year ago
Leaves by themselves will not provide your pile with the right structure to let enough air in. It will get anaerobic unless you put a bunch of aeration tubes in it. You will need at least half of your carbon material to be either shavings or wood chips or hay or straw. Something to fluff it up.
1 year ago