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podcast 422 - Better World Book - Replace Petroleum  RSS feed

 
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Credit: Eric Tolbert

Length: 34 minutes

Paul Wheaton and Shawn Klassen-Koop discuss working on the Better World Book that will be coming out as a Kickstarter after the first of the year. Paul has been posting drafts of some chapters of the book on various locations and forums in the permies.com site and this podcast covers replacing petroleum.

Paul feels like most of the things that he talks about are pretty basic but occasionally he is reminded that some people do need to hear the things he discusses.

Paul spends the first portion of the podcast reading the "Replacing Petroleum with People" chapter from the Better World Book that he is writing with Shawn.

Paul pauses during the chapter read to relate an experience he had when he was younger working on a commercial farm driving Pea Harvesting machinery which then segues into a brief discussion of the amount of corn that is used in current food system. Paul also talks about the heavy subsidies for petroleum used in farming  and corn production.

Paul reads the rest of the chapter and then  Paul and Shawn then ask for feedback from the Patreon supporters.


Related Links:
Daily-ish Forum: Better World Book Recycling Chapter: https://permies.com/t/83878/dailyish/World-Book-Feedback-Chapter-Moving (must be a Permies member)
Secret Inner Circle Forum (for previous Kickstarter contributors) Chapter 4.5 Solving Colony Collapse Disorder: https://permies.com/t/98158

Building a Better World in Your Backyard (Instead of Being Angry at Bad Guys): http://buildingabetterworldbook.com/
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Hey guys,

You discuss the use of the word "businesses" in the chapter, meaning the various aspects to a permaculture operation, and I agree it feels a little clunky. Paul then suggests the word "crops."

The word I've heard numerous farmers, etc. use is "enterprises" -- which I feel implies businesses within the business. So apple trees, broilers, veg, lumber, all different enterprises on the same property. Another word that came to mind was "ventures."

-Rich
 
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Richard Masta wrote:Hey guys,

You discuss the use of the word "businesses" in the chapter, meaning the various aspects to a permaculture operation, and I agree it feels a little clunky. Paul then suggests the word "crops."

The word I've heard numerous farmers, etc. use is "enterprises" -- which I feel implies businesses within the business. So apple trees, broilers, veg, lumber, all different enterprises on the same property. Another word that came to mind was "ventures."

-Rich



Rich, I just listened to this podcast on my commute, and thought these exact words (enterprises), and when I came here to write them... I found them waiting here for me to read. :-)

I also like the idea of the overlapping 200 acre "farm" segments working in a Co-Op model for aggregating products, and sharing what would otherwise be duplicated marketing efforts (also other stuff like storage facilities, transportation,...)

There also exists the possibility during the establishment years, for an enterprise(s) (nurseries, sawmill, seed growing) devoted to furthering the expansion to the whole 20,000 acres.
 
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