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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Permaculture Keynote - S. California Permaculture Convergence - Paul Wheaton

Permaculture Keynote - S. California Permaculture Convergence - Paul Wheaton

Sign up for my daily-ish email, or my devious plots for world domination: This is the keynote presentation I gave at the 2013 Southern California Permaculture Convergence. Not for the tender of ears, as I enjoy using the full beauty of the english language. rocket mass heater wofati 500 hot showers from one compost pile hugelkultur paddock shift systems diatomaceous earth rumford fireplace fracking solar food dehydrators double chamber cob oven home scale DIY threshers convert road kill to chicken feed with maggots scythe colony collapse disorder solved bicycle panniers from kitty litter buckets cob houses fukuoka out-produces conventional rice refrigeration without power home made $1700 shipping container apple tree from seed / not pruning farmstead meatsmith's chopping block raw milk electric tractor relationship between ethics and bricks the cult in permaculture polyculture poop and pee as a resource instead of a pollutant unravelling the greenwashing of the CFL fence made from pallets hold in goats and pigs jumping spiders vs. brown recluse poo-less: no soap or shampoo in the shower natural swimming pool catch a mouse without a mousetrap flea control bee hut never buy chicken feed again; what to plant stealth pond nettles sunchokes mullein black locust comfrey greening deserts legionella Thanks to the permaculture voices conference for pulling this event together and arranging for the video footage. Thanks to Barthélémy Glumineau for doing the editing so quickly! And to Erik Hjermstad for getting the video footage.


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