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Commentary and interviews on different aspects of permaculture, horticulture, farming, homesteading, eco building, alternative energy and more

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Commentary and interviews on different aspects of permaculture, horticulture, farming, homesteading, eco building, alternative energy and more

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Nate Hale’s Review

By Boshabobbyhobbyla - May 01 2020
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I love getting to be a fly on the wall as I listen to conversations about life at Wheaton Labs and how everything is evolving. I hope I can visit one day! I do wish there was a little more teaching concepts of design than updates, but that’s just a selfish want. You still can infer information between the cracks of the stories and still learn a lot for listening in. But I guess that’s what Permies.com and the forums are for!

Knowledge is Power

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Change can be hard. Paul does great job in making new info fun and funny.

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126 Ratings
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87
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Nate Hale’s Review

By Boshabobbyhobbyla - May 01 2020
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I love getting to be a fly on the wall as I listen to conversations about life at Wheaton Labs and how everything is evolving. I hope I can visit one day! I do wish there was a little more teaching concepts of design than updates, but that’s just a selfish want. You still can infer information between the cracks of the stories and still learn a lot for listening in. But I guess that’s what Permies.com and the forums are for!

Knowledge is Power

By b_begent - Apr 17 2014
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Change can be hard. Paul does great job in making new info fun and funny.
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Homesteading and Permaculture by Paul Wheaton

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Rank #1: podcast 452 – Julia’s Farm – Part1

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Paul visits with Dr. Julia Winter. Julia is a Doctor, Patreon patron, Kickstarter supporter, and Permies Staff member. They have a nice chat about Paul’s analysis of her 40 acre farm.

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Aug 24 2019

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Rank #2: podcast 423 – better world book – finance – part1

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Paul and Shawn talk to Jacob Lund Fisker of Early Retirement Extreme fame. They go over the a chapter in detail with Jacob’s comments. Jacob and Paul talked about the value of the Wheaton Eco scale and how scales like that are useful.

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Show notes and discussion

More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies.

This podcast was made possible thanks to:

Suleiman, Karrie, and Sasquatch
Bill Crim
Kerry JustTooLazy
anonymous
Wade Luger
Jocelyn Campbell
havokeachday
thomas adams
Sasquatch
Julia Winter, world’s slowest mosaic artist
Dominic Crolius
Eivind W. Bjørkavåg
Seth Gregory
Bill Erickson
David Ingraham
Michelle Martin
G Cooper
Miroslav Ultrama
Matthew Johnson
Lisa Goodspeed
Dylan Butler
Kyle Neath
Penny McLoughlin
HL Tyler
Dana Martin
Keith Kuhnsman
Mark
Arturo Ceron
Eric Tolbert
Mehron Kugler
Sean Benedict

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Jan 18 2019

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Rank #3: podcast 426 – Cowspiracy – part1

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Paul and Shawn talk about the film Cowspiracy, which talks about the environmental impact of animal agriculture. Part 1 of 2.

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Show notes and discussion

More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies.

This podcast was made possible thanks to:

Suleiman, Karrie, and Sasquatch
Bill Crim
Kerry JustTooLazy
anonymous
Wade Luger
Jocelyn Campbell
havokeachday
thomas adams
Sasquatch
Julia Winter, world’s slowest mosaic artist
Dominic Crolius
Eivind W. Bjørkavåg
Seth Gregory
Bill Erickson
David Ingraham
Michelle Martin
G Cooper
Miroslav Ultrama
Matthew Johnson
Lisa Goodspeed
Dylan Butler
Kyle Neath
Penny McLoughlin
HL Tyler
Dana Martin
Keith Kuhnsman
Mark
Arturo Ceron
Eric Tolbert
Mehron Kugler
Sean Benedict

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Jan 30 2019

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Rank #4: podcast 455 – Brian Hanford – part1

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Paul makes a visit to Brian Hanford’s farm in the Central WA for a site review. Part1

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Sep 05 2019

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Rank #5: podcast 420 – Stink – Part 1

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Paul Wheaton and Jocelyn Campbell review the movie Stink, a documentary by Jon Whelan, about chemicals and toxins that are in consumer products.
Paul and Jocelyn start the discussion from the historic Florence Building in Missoula, MT.
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Show notes and discussion

More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies.

This podcast was made possible thanks to:
Suleiman, Karrie, and Sasquatch
Bill Crim
Kerry JustTooLazy
anonymous
Wade Luger
Jocelyn Campbell
havokeachday
thomas adams
Sasquatch
Julia Winter, world’s slowest mosaic artist
Dominic Crolius
Eivind W. Bjørkavåg
Seth Gregory
Bill Erickson
David Ingraham
Michelle Martin
G Cooper
Miroslav Ultrama
Matthew Johnson
Lisa Goodspeed
Dylan Butler
Kyle Neath
Penny McLoughlin
HL Tyler
Dana Martin
Keith Kuhnsman
Mark
Arturo Ceron
Eric Tolbert
Mehron Kugler
Sean Benedict

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Jan 01 2019

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Rank #6: podcast 427 – Cowspiracy – part2

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Paul and Shawn talk about the film Cowspiracy, which talks about the environmental impact of animal agriculture. Part 2 of 2.

Support the podcast on Patreon

Show notes and discussion

More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies.

This podcast was made possible thanks to:

Suleiman, Karrie, and Sasquatch
Bill Crim
Kerry JustTooLazy
anonymous
Wade Luger
Jocelyn Campbell
havokeachday
thomas adams
Sasquatch
Julia Winter, world’s slowest mosaic artist
Dominic Crolius
Eivind W. Bjørkavåg
Seth Gregory
Bill Erickson
David Ingraham
Michelle Martin
G Cooper
Miroslav Ultrama
Matthew Johnson
Lisa Goodspeed
Dylan Butler
Kyle Neath
Penny McLoughlin
HL Tyler
Dana Martin
Keith Kuhnsman
Mark
Arturo Ceron
Eric Tolbert
Mehron Kugler
Sean Benedict

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Feb 01 2019

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Rank #7: podcast 477 – Dry Land Ponds – Part 1

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Paul Wheaton and Ben Lawson of tantrapunk.com discuss Ben’s dream to make a dryland pond and chinampa system. All summer events at the lab have been cancelled due to corona virus concerns but planned experiments will continue at bootcamp and be shared by video and podcast. Ben plans a nude PDC. Part 1 of 3

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Mar 12 2020

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Rank #8: podcast 458 – Book Party

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The Better World Book signing party at Wheaton labs.

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Oct 19 2019

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Rank #9: podcast 459 – Annualized Thermal Inertia Test

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Jennifer and Josiah the Boots join Paul to talk about the Annualized Thermal Inertia tests for Allerton Abbey.

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Dec 15 2019

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Rank #10: podcast 461 – WWOOF – Part2

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Paul, Josiah, Jennifer, and Ron talk about being a WWOOF Host. Part 2 of 3.

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Dec 27 2019

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Rank #11: podcast 462 – WWOOF – Part3

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Paul, Josiah, Jennifer, and Ron talk about being a WWOOF Host. Part 3 of 3.

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Jan 04 2020

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Rank #12: podcast 434 – Better World Book – Vegan

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Paul has great respect for vegans. He also thinks that the current labels applied to vegans are insufficient to cover the spectrum of vegan choices. A richer vocabulary is needed to talk about food choices.
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Show notes and discussion

More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies.

This podcast was made possible thanks to:

Suleiman, Karrie, and Sasquatch
Bill Crim
Kerry JustTooLazy
anonymous
Wade Luger
Jocelyn Campbell
havokeachday
thomas adams
Sasquatch
Julia Winter, world’s slowest mosaic artist
Dominic Crolius
Eivind W. Bjørkavåg
Seth Gregory
Bill Erickson
David Ingraham
Michelle Martin
G Cooper
Miroslav Ultrama
Matthew Johnson
Lisa Goodspeed
Dylan Butler
Kyle Neath
Penny McLoughlin
HL Tyler
Dana Martin
Keith Kuhnsman
Mark
Arturo Ceron
Eric Tolbert
Mehron Kugler
Sean Benedict

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Apr 18 2019

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Rank #13: podcast 470 – Berm Shed – Part 1

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Paul Wheaton and Josiah Kobernik talk about the earth sheltered Berm shed. It is a roundwood timber-framed structure used as storage on Wheaton Labs. Ben Law and Sepp Holtzer were inspirations in the creation of the Berm Shed using cheap, locally sourced materials. Part 1 of 3.

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Feb 12 2020

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Rank #14: podcast 397 – Review of Gracie’s Backyard – Part 1

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Part one of a two-part podcast by Paul Wheaton and Julia Winter, a permies follower and Pediatrician by day who is visiting Wheaton Labs to participate in the Schmoozaroo. Paul and Julia will be discussing the movie Gracie’s Backyard and how difficult it is to actually be around Paul in person.

They start with a short discussion of what Wheaton Labs was like in the very early days and the progress that has been made since the start of Paul’s dream of World Domination and working community and how it compares to the vision of the Kickstarter documentary “Gracie’s Backyard”.

“Gracie’s Backyard” is a documentary about Richard Perkin’s Ridgedale Permaculture Farm in Sweden, by filmmaker Olivier Asselin, who also created the film “The Permaculture Orchard: Beyond Organic”. The discussion starts with an overview of some of Paul’s three pages of notes, including growing things in rows, the advantages of no till, Paul’s vision of ideal food systems and an exploration of some of the people who inhabit and work on the Ridgedale farm.

The discussion takes a sharp turn into comparing Missoula and Portland and the social environments and goes into depth about the World Naked Bike Ride in Portland before they bring it back around to the farmland and environment found at Ridgedale Permaculture Farm, including the animals, processes used to manage the livestock, interns and how many people are on the farm and the roles they fulfil.

After an interlude to digress about what can be done during winter and the challenges a farm faces the discussion returns to the market garden processes at Ridgedale and some observations about processes that are of a concern in the farm setup and moving on to egg safety, No dig/no till farming, gnarly carrots and makeup.

To be continued in part 2.

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Relevant Threads

Purple and Brown Schmoozaroo
Patreon
Rocket Oven Kickstarter
World Naked Bike Ride
Ridgedale Permaculture Farm

Discussion

You can discuss this podcast on this thread at Permies.

This podcast was made possible thanks to:

Full Name
Bill Crim
Josh Phillips
wade L
James Tutor
Suleiman ALAQEL
Jocelyn Campbell
Jason Hower
Ash Jackson is The Scrollbard
thomas adams
Julia Mason
Dominic Crolius
David Ingraham
Miroslav Ultrama
Lisa Goodspeed
Bill Erickson
Keith Kuhnsman
Wayne Fajkus
Eivind W. Bjoerkavaag
G Cooper
Dylan Butler
Cody W.

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Jun 29 2018

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Rank #15: podcast 421 – Stink – Part 2

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Paul Wheaton and Jocelyn Campbell continue their review of the movie Stink, a documentary by Jon Whelan, about chemicals and toxins that are in consumer products.
Credit: Eric Tolbert

Support the podcast on Patreon

Show notes and discussion

More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies.

This podcast was made possible thanks to:

Suleiman, Karrie, and Sasquatch
Bill Crim
Kerry JustTooLazy
anonymous
Wade Luger
Jocelyn Campbell
havokeachday
thomas adams
Sasquatch
Julia Winter, world’s slowest mosaic artist
Dominic Crolius
Eivind W. Bjørkavåg
Seth Gregory
Bill Erickson
David Ingraham
Michelle Martin
G Cooper
Miroslav Ultrama
Matthew Johnson
Lisa Goodspeed
Dylan Butler
Kyle Neath
Penny McLoughlin
HL Tyler
Dana Martin
Keith Kuhnsman
Mark
Arturo Ceron
Eric Tolbert
Mehron Kugler
Sean Benedict

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Jan 09 2019

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Rank #16: podcast 441 – Wofati QA – part1

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Wofati Q&A with Paul and Shawn. Part 1
All about lessons learned, things to improve, and things to avoid.

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More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies.

This podcast was made possible thanks to:

Dr. Hugh Gill Kultur
Suleiman, Karrie, and Sasquatch
Eivind W. Bjørkavåg
Bill Crim
anonymous
Wade Luger
Kerry JustTooLazy
Jocelyn Campbell jocelyncampbell.com
havokeachday https://www.instagram.com/havokeachday/
thomas adams
Seth Gregory
Julia Winter, world’s slowest mosaic artist
Dominic Crolius
Bill Erickson
G Cooper
David Ingraham
Kyle Neath
HL Tyler
Matthew Johnson
Lisa Goodspeed
Dylan Butler
Penny McLoughlin
Mark
Mehron Kugler
Dana Martin
Pasquale DeAngelis
Sean Benedict
Keith Kuhnsman
Candace Dahlk
Rita Bliden
Eric Tolbert
Greg Martin

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May 09 2019

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Rank #17: podcast 449 – Problem is the Solution – Part2

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Paul and Jocelyn talk about updates on Wheaton Labs, and how the “Problem is the Solution”. Part 2 of 2.

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Aug 10 2019

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Rank #18: podcast 467 – Gaia’s Garden Chapter 12 – Part 1

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Paul Wheaton and Alan Booker do a book review of the 12th and final chapter of Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway. Part 1 of 3.

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Jan 21 2020

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Rank #19: podcast 405 – Review of Wild Wild Country

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Paul Wheaton and Jocelyn Campbell discuss the new Netflix documentary, Wild Wild Country, a six-part mini-series delving into the events surrounding spiritual guru Bhagwan Shree Rajineesh when he moved his ashram from India to Oregon in 1981 and what transpired after the move. Paul and Jocelyn begin the podcast with a review of the show, discuss the thoughts and reactions that they experienced while viewing the documentary and share some of their views on community.

Paul and Jocelyn explore the strained relationship between the Rajineesh religious community and their closest local neighbors in the town of Antelope, Oregon. Eventually conflicts between the groups leads to an extreme hatred between the two groups and an escalation of harassment and bad behavior on both sides.

Paul draws a loose conclusion between the “weirdness” of the Rajineesh and the perceived “weirdness” of Permaculture enthusiasts. Paul and Jocelyn continue on to explore their individual takes on what is or is not a “cult” and if the group of Rajineesh rose to the level of a cult. Conversation moves on to some facts about the Rajineesh community and their Antelope, Oregon neighbors. Jocelyn then spends some time commenting on how difficult it is to watch a community be so closed minded and hateful towards other people who are different from themselves.

Wrapping up Paul talks about how the entire attempt by the Rajineesh to create their own community and the problems they faced are more the norm than the utopian view that most people envision when they think of intentional community. Paul talks about the level of conflict and friction that can occur between people attempting a different type of lifestyle, like Permaculture, and neighbors, family and friends who are not on board with people who are attempting a way that is different than their own.

Jocelyn shares how fortunate they are to be able to be in a situation where she and Paul are able to live life more on their own terms. Jocelyn points out that building community and relationships is an important part of Permaculture but sometimes you just can’t build a positive relationship with some people.

Ending on a positive note Paul comments that he has brought himself to a place where he is strategically living in such a way to minimize the possibility of headaches and feels it going pretty well.

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Relevant Threads

Wild Wild Country
Bhagwan Rajineesh
Paul Wheaton discusses Intentional Community
Visiting Wheaton Labs

Discussion

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This podcast was made possible thanks to:

Full Name
Bill Crim
wade L
James Tutor
Suleiman ALAQEL
Josh Phillips
Jocelyn Campbell
Jason Hower
Ash Jackson
thomas adams
Julia Mason
Dominic Crolius
David Ingraham
Miroslav Ultrama
Bill Erickson
Lisa Goodspeed
G Cooper
Wayne Fajkus
Eivind W. Bjoerkavaag
Keith Kuhnsman
Dylan Butler
Dana Martin
Cody W.

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Jul 31 2018

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Rank #20: podcast 408 – Listener questions – Part 1

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Paul Wheaton and Jocelyn Campbell are on a road trip to the Seattle area. They discuss and answer listener questions and catch people up on what is happening at Wheaton Labs.

Paul starts off explaining how a “glitch” at Patreon causes a surprise for Paul. Paul is very busy, so in an effort to spread the Permaculture word he compensates some individuals to help him produce, edit and distribute his podcasts and videos. The “glitch” caused Paul to rework his Patreon account and split it into one channel for Podcasts and one channel for Videos, so people who want to support him through Patreon can choose just one or both.

Paul then moves on to talking about creating the “Tango” Trail that accesses a part of the property that was hard to get to before the trail. The Trail was improved by a lot of the work performed by a visiting boot who was at Wheaton Labs on a working vacation. Jocelyn then reads a lovely note from Patreon supporter Chris Sugg, thanking Paul for all the work he has put into the universe and how being introduced to Permaculture has changed his life. Paul spends some time explaining how grateful he is to his supporters and how he hopes that support will continue in the future.

Paul and Jocelyn then spend a bit of time going over upcoming events at Wheaton Labs, including a Roundwood Timber Framing Event happening from September 24th thru October 5th, 2018, the Kickstarter Rocket Oven Pizza Party October 5th thru 7th, 2018 and the exciting news that a spec Wofati (built on contract for sale after completion) is going to be built. The site will be an acre with a full Wofati, hugelkultur beds, a garden and surrounded by junk pole fence that will be available for purchase after building completion. The Wofati project has a builder but they are looking for people to participate as paid builders/designers for the fence and the garden portion of the project.

After the Lab update Paul reveals that Amy Grisak, a freelance writer for New Pioneer magazine, has asked Paul to answer some questions relating to Permaculture for an upcoming article, so Paul answers the following questions (with help and insight from Jocelyn):

What is the big deal with Permaculture?

What has the enormous hugelkultur bed done for you?

What is your opinion of Honey bees vs. Native Bees?

The first part of the podcast ends after a discussion of Honey Bees and “Native” pollinators and the remainder of Amy’s questions will be covered in upcoming podcast 409.

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Paul’s Take on Patreon
Paul’s Patreon Podcast Page
Paul’s Patreon Videos Page
Roundwood Timber Framing Event
Essential Mountain Homesteading
WOFATI Information
Permaculture Playing Cards
Wheaton Labs PDC
Amy Grisak
New Pioneer Magazine

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This podcast was made possible thanks to:

Full Name
Bill Crim
wade L
James Tutor
Suleiman ALAQEL
Josh Phillips
Jocelyn Campbell
Jason Hower
Ash Jackson
thomas adams
Julia Mason
Dominic Crolius
David Ingraham
Miroslav Ultrama
Bill Erickson
Lisa Goodspeed
G Cooper
Wayne Fajkus
Eivind W. Bjoerkavaag
Keith Kuhnsman
Dylan Butler
Dana Martin
Cody W.

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Aug 31 2018

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podcast 491 – How My Projects Can Help Cancer – Part 2

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Paul Wheaton, Fred Tyler, Jennifer Richardson and Josiah Kobernik continue their discussion about how Paul’s projects can help resolve childhood cancer and create bricks to build a better world.

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Jul 03 2020

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podcast 490 – How My Projects Can Help Cancer – Part 1

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Paul Wheaton, Fred Tyler, Jennifer Richardson and Josiah Kobernik discuss the missing ‘brick’ to build a better world, one that may prove to be the foundation stone: How to resolve childhood cancer, and how Paul’s projects can help.

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Jul 01 2020

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podcast 489 – Wofati Greenhouse Q&A

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Paul Wheaton, Jen Richardson and Josiah Kobernik host a live open Q&A about the proposed wofati greenhouse, The Kickstarter is now funded three times over. Three stretch goals have been posted. People are asking for the freezer wofati as a stretch goal.

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Jun 28 2020

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podcast 488 – Greenhouse Kickstarter

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Paul Wheaton and Jennifer Richardson talk about the kickstarter for the truly passive wofati greenhouse, which will keep plants active throughout the Montana winter to process greywater. The design is being developed from Mike Oelher’s earth-sheltered solar greenhouse.

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Jun 22 2020

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podcast 487 – Big Black Book Session 1 – Part 3

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Paul Wheaton and Alan Booker continue their discussion of the big black book, Bill Mollison’s Permaculture – a designers’ manual. They start on chapter 1, discuss the prime directive of permaculture, and how to change the narrative around landscape regeneration.

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Jun 20 2020

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podcast 486 – Big Black Book Session 1 – Part 2

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Paul Wheaton and Alan Booker continue their review and discussion of Bill Mollison’s the big black book. This episode discusses r/K species selection theory. Originally permaculutre meant permanent agriculture. David Holmgren helped Bill develop the concept.

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Jun 18 2020

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podcast 485 – Big Black Book Session 1 – Part 1

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Paul Wheaton and Alan Booker intend to do a page by page review of Bill Mollison’s “Permaculture – a designers manual”, also known as the Big Black Book. They discuss the difference between Bill Mollison’s and David Holmgren’s philosophy.

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Jun 16 2020

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podcast 484 – Abbey Planning Session 4 – Part 2

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Paul, Fred, Jen, Josiah, Orin and other residents of Wheaton labs continue to discuss hugeluculture construction and iterative design at Allerton Abbey.

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May 11 2020

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podcast 483 – Abbey Planning Session 4 – Part 1

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Paul, Fred, Jen, Josiah, Orin and other residents of Wheaton labs meet to discuss the next stage in creating Gertitude and hugelculture beds at Allerton Abbey.

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May 09 2020

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podcast 482 – Allerton Abbey Planning Session 3

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Paul meets with Fred Tyler, Josiah Kobernik, Jen Richardson and other residents of wheaton labs to work on the iterative design to turn allerton abbey into a one acre permaculture paradise.

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Apr 23 2020

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podcast 481 – codes, insurance, and rocket mass heaters

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Paul Wheaton and Chris McClellan (Uncle Mud) talk about building codes, insurance companies and rocket mass heaters.
Erica and Ernie Wisner have managed to get RMHs added to the building code for Portland, Oregon. Will their safety and economy help them become normalized and accepted by regulators and insurance companies over the coming years?

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Apr 07 2020

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podcast 480 – PEP Badge Gardening

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Paul Wheaton and Mike Haasl have been developing the PEP badges as part of the SKills to Inherit Property initiative. They discuss the current coronavirus situation then look at the four levels of PEP gardening badges and the requirements for gaining badge bits for each level of sand, straw, wood and iron.

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Mar 18 2020

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podcast 479 – Dry Land Ponds – Part 3

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Paul Wheaton and Ben Lawson finish their discussion about dryland ponds, then switch to dealing with authorities, giving them correct answers, the value of overalls, relationships, polyamory, social permaculture, cryptocurrency and turning Paul into a cartoon. Ben’s website tantrapunk.com hosts 250+ podcasts and much 18+ content, all free.

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Mar 16 2020

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podcast 478 – Dry Land Ponds – Part 2

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Paul Wheaton and Ben Lawson continue their discussion of the creation dryland ponds and chinampa systems without the use of cement or bentonite and avoiding toxins. They discuss ways to harvest water without structures, gleying, fertigation versus irrigation, and the use of plants to clean the water. The Bullock Brothers’ chinampa system is a prime example.

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Mar 14 2020

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podcast 477 – Dry Land Ponds – Part 1

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Paul Wheaton and Ben Lawson of tantrapunk.com discuss Ben’s dream to make a dryland pond and chinampa system. All summer events at the lab have been cancelled due to corona virus concerns but planned experiments will continue at bootcamp and be shared by video and podcast. Ben plans a nude PDC. Part 1 of 3

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Mar 12 2020

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podcast 476 – Batch Box Casserole Door

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Paul Wheaton, Jen Richardson and Josiah Kobernik talk about the experimental use of a casserole lid as a door for a batch box rocket mass heater at Wheaton Labs. Paul no longer recommends them. They also discuss the Annualized Thermal Inertia Test taking place at Allerton Abbey WOFATI.

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Feb 24 2020

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podcast 475 – Permaculture Technology Jamboree – Part 3

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Paul Wheaton, Jen Richardson and Josiah Kobernik round off their discussion about the upcoming Jamboree at Wheaton Labs. Tracks include land and homestead skills which can count towards BB and PEP1 certification. Track 9 lets you hang out with the boots and help with whatever they are doing. Track 10 is spontaneous innovation. Paul’s new website wheaton-labs.com is announced.

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Feb 22 2020

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podcast 474 – Permaculture Technology Jamboree – part 2

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Paul Wheaton, Jen Richardson and Josiah Kobernik continue their discussion about the upcoming Jamboree at Wheaton Labs. Topics include humus wells, passive garden heaters, moon gates, a rocket forge, cob kitchen sinks, trombe walls, electric tractors, insulated crock pots, heliostats, permanent solar power systems and the repair cafe. Part 2 of 3

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Feb 20 2020

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podcast 473 – Permaculture Technology Jamboree – Part 1

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Paul Wheaton, Jen Richardson and Josiah Kobernik talk about the upcoming Jamboree, formerly called the Appropriate Technology Course, at Wheaton Labs. Tracks include Alan Booker creating a spring terrace, a Fresnel Lens Glass Melter (FLeGM), a roundwood rocket powered sauna, window quilts, Abe Coley’s junkpole fence making machine and a Mike Oeler and John Hait inspired wofati greenhouse grey water system. Part 1 of 3

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Feb 18 2020

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podcast 472 – Berm Shed – Part 3

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Paul Wheaton and Josiah Kobernik round off their discussion of the design and construction of the roundwood timber-frame earth sheltered berm shed at Wheaton labs. They focus on the tractor mounted gin pole, electric tools, refinements in bracing and joinery techniques, and lessons learned which will help them optimize future builds. Part 3 of 3

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Feb 16 2020

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Nate Hale’s Review

By Boshabobbyhobbyla - May 01 2020
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I love getting to be a fly on the wall as I listen to conversations about life at Wheaton Labs and how everything is evolving. I hope I can visit one day! I do wish there was a little more teaching concepts of design than updates, but that’s just a selfish want. You still can infer information between the cracks of the stories and still learn a lot for listening in. But I guess that’s what Permies.com and the forums are for!

Knowledge is Power

By b_begent - Apr 17 2014
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Change can be hard. Paul does great job in making new info fun and funny.