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Podcast 027: Review of Geoff Lawton's Permaculture Soil DVD

 
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Paul Wheaton and Jocelyn Campbell review the movie, “Permaculture Soil,” with Geoff Lawton. Paul and Jocelyn thought Geoff did a good job discussing the topic of weeds as symptoms rather than problems. They think he could have done better talking about compost, and recommended Helen Atthowe's approaches. Geoff was into turning compost a lot, and his system seemed complex and labor intensive. Paul and Jocelyn make reference to the work of Jean Pain, and using compost for heat and fuel. Paul discusses toxicity and his concerns with newspaper or cardboard as mulch. He mentions the cardboard-turn-garden project by Paul Stamets. Paul additionally praises paddock shift systems, and the use of Basic H in livestock water once a month.

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Permaculture Soils with geoff lawton
Ecofilm Store

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jocelynsevents.com

Geoff Lawton Thread at Permies
Helen Atthowe Thread at Permies
Jean Pain Thread at Permies
Paul Stamets Thread at Permies
Paddock Shift Systems Thread at Permies

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So I heard from you a mixed review, some parts were great and some just average. Can you give it a Wheaton scale # between 1-10 and would you recommend it to be purchased?
 
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For those out there also going through the older podcasts... LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST. I almost skipped it because I've seen this DVD but..... Its totally worth it!!!

Paul really explains why paper is such a bad idea for weed suppressing and his thoughts on orienting hugelkultur to manage temperature. Fantastic!
 
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