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podcast 171: sepp holzer final notes  RSS feed

 
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Paul Wheaton talks to Owen and John and another friend reviewing the rest of Paul’s notes from Sepp Holzer week. They talk about urban farming and Sepp's "sausage." Paul reviews fruit trees from seed, and hugelkultur and berms 3-5 meters tall. He makes the berms like zigurats with extra wide steps that you could even get up and drive equipment on. Sepp says this isn't just about raising animals and vegetables, but it is about healing land on a large scale. They talk about the social aspect of keeping permaculture sustainable. Paul shares about the Bullock Brothers' method. Paul says Sepp favors solar and wind over micro hydro. Paul thinks micro hydro is favorable. He explains about the river in Austria that is going to be piped up near Sepp's land. Sepp recommends no dead-end visitor paths. They talk about doing what you love and the money will follow. Sepp recommends a path up berms. He says animals do not know how to self-medicate if a plant is already picked or dried. They talk about animals benefitting from learning from their parents. Sepp talked about respectful harvest. If you transplant a raspberry, cut off the leaves so it can put its energy into making roots. With hugelkultur, Sepp gets vegetables 365 days per year. All the seeds in a seed mix need to be about the same size. Melons and squash want more water and belong towards the bottom of the hugelkultur beds.

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It's been a while since I listened to the Sepp podcasts, so I'm not sure which ones I'll be referring too.

I was hoping for an update on the river containment project that Sepp is so upset about. I did go and sign the petition.

I also would like some follow up on the population numbers that a TeamSeppster mentioned to Paul. Something like that permaculture can feed 21 billion on the same amount of land that we're currently using for agriculture.

Awesome stuff!
 
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Was this was the podcast with the story about the loggers mysteriously preserving a deer? The process is called Confit and

Confit is one of the oldest ways to preserve food, and is a specialty of southwestern France.

 
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I'm not sure if it was the 'preserved deer' episode. I just remember Sepp being very upset that they wanted to put a river in a tube!

I'd love to tell more folks about the "feed 21 billion people" with the land we're using now. I hesitate to do so until I have something to refer them to. Any info on that?
 
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