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Ken Mullan

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As an Ample Lifer (small world), I must say I am EXTREMELY excited to see this line of thought.  Also, as for scalability, I am currently planning my 20 acre food forest system. I do hope this works out for you!
1 year ago
This is my operation of a Batch Box RMH at the PEP 1 course.
1 year ago
This is a handle I crafted for a sledge hammer at the PEP 1 course.
1 year ago
My first PEP 1 undertaking of the day.
1 year ago
Hi Paul,

Here is my list. The first 7 are the ones I most desire to accomplish.

Woodland care
Animal care
Greywater and willow feeders
Natural medicine
Natural building
Metal working
Round wood working
Food prep and preservation
Tool care
1 year ago
Hello!  I am quite excited to be a part of this event.  I paid the fee as I have not been before, is there anything else I need to do to register?  Thanks!
1 year ago
Interesting!  I wonder if the intended effects of the xenohormones translates well across kingdoms?  Do we as animals interpret plant xenohormones produced in response to an EMF stimuli as a similar stressor?  If so, then when exposed to them in the appropriate dose, would we exhibit a hormetic response that is protective against non native EMFs?  Though, if I understand hormesis correctly, it would only be a benefit to us if we ourselves were not already getting bombarded by constant EMFs.  

It dawns on me that the plants mentioned in these studies were likely in pots in a laboratory.  I am curious if plants in nature are protected some by a sort of grounding effect?

Nicole Alderman wrote:I found my old threads about animal death and burying beloved livestock/pets.  

HELP! Can I bury my duck by my fruit tree? How deep? Anything I should know?--Here's a great quote, and it's what I ended up doing with my duck, and the other ducks who died.

John Polk wrote:
I'd say about a foot of soil over it should be perfect.  The top soil critters in that region will make use of it, creating nutrition for your tree next year.  If you have neighbor's dogs, or other creatures that might dig it up, go deeper.

This thread (Death of Livestock/Pets--How do you cope? How do you help your children cope?) also had a lot of great advice for helping kids deal with the death of their livestock/pets,

Nicole, that post was exactly what I needed to make my mind up.  I think I will opt instead to go bury it by our fruit tree instead of veggie garden.  Thank you so much for responding!
1 year ago
Since 1997 the United Nations has been coming together in a particular assembly to discuss environmental issues that affect the world.  This meeting is known as the Global Environment Outlook.  The purpose of these meetings is to take a look at the current state of the global environment, analyze the drivers behind various aspects, and identify areas of improvement (particularly policy but other areas as well).  In order to get an accurate snapshot of the current condition of the world, they aggregate data and information from all over and compile it in one resource.  The latest edition of this resource has just been released (March 2019) and is open source.  This document is literally 745 pages of the most up to date data on ecological issues we are facing as a planet.  Pretty cool stuff.  And scary...  Not everything in there is gold, the authors proposed some solutions that I would question, and interpreted some data in ways that made me scratch my head, but a lot of it is really good too.  Sadly, I only found one mention of permaculture.  Have a look, here is the book.  Heads up, it is quite large and can take a minute to load.