I don’t recall whether she speaks as to the time involved, but in this presentation Marjory Wildcraft shares how to produce half your calories within a small space, I think 100 square feet. It seemed highly relevant, which is why I shared it here.
Does anyone know of a map of where to find cool permaculture projects?
Say, for example, that I want to take my family on a Justin Rhodes-style farm tour throughout all of Europe and wanted to check out some other people’s properties, how would I find them or know how to connect with them?
Or say I had a particular route planned for a vacation and wanted to see something interesting on the way? Or what if I (or anyone else) wanted to make my property available for traveling permies to visit and/or stop off for the night? How would they find me?
"I figured out that I was, saving the world from trainloads of toxic gick like entire trains loaded with toxic gick, by the amount of traffic. Many people came onto the Internet and looked for lawn care. This was getting massive traffic and that is what led me to thinking like wow! I have made a difference, and what more can I do?" -Paul Wheaton
"Finally, after years and years and years I finally got to the point where I could get the eggs to not stick every time. Then I had people tell me that I was lying, so I made the video to show that the egg was sliding around on the cast iron skillet." -Paul Wheaton
" If you ever just get a scythe and then you are like going around and you are like I'm going to hack at things and stuff like that. It totally does not work. I mean there is just this tiny bit of knowledge that you need to make it really sing for you." -Paul Wheaton
"I think one of the rules for farming or permaculture is if you smell anything you are doing it wrong. If it stinks, you are doing it wrong. I mean by smell anything; if you smell pie, you are doing it right. But if it stinks you are doing it wrong and you need a different system." -Paul Wheaton
"Of course, back 200 years ago threshing grain--if it was your birthday; you would get a birthday cake. Because that cake is in today's money, that is a hundred dollar cake you are getting." -Paul Wheaton
"I recently learned--I did not know this before, that most of the food that the natives collected, at least up in Montana, the native folks, that most of the food that they collected they preserved it through drying it." -Paul Wheaton
"Here is an odd thing if you go, and you hold your hand over the fire you are supposed to have all your skin catch on fire. Then you get to watch it all get melt off of your hand but actually, it feels like room temperature over the fire when you use a Rumford. These are part of the lessons you learn when you start playing with fire in different ways." -Paul Wheaton
"They were trying to combine Oehler’s techniques with the rocket mass heater so that way they can have a greenhouse all year and maybe they do not have to light like four or five fires throughout the year because when you put a fire in a rocket mass heater the heat last for days afterwards." -Paul Wheaton
"...the number one thing to green a desert, to reverse desertification, and by reversing desertification, by the way, that is the number one way in order to heal our global warming climate change issues. The number one thing is proper grazing techniques . Nothing comes close to fixing this problem like proper grazing techniques and that is with the Paddock Shift System. " -Paul Wheaton
"I came through in September nobody had irrigated it at all and you can see all the food growing on it and you can recognize a variety of plants that people grow in regular garden now the naysayers have shut up. This seems to be a big part of my job is dealing with all the naysayers so now it has basically been proven." -Paul Wheaton
" Jean Pain did this where he built something about 10 feet high 10 feet across and not only did it heat his home for a year and a half because it was a much larger pile so they use the hot water to heat his conventional home." -Paul Wheaton