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Geoff Lawton's online PDC course - Soils

 
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Rounding the bend.

Introduction to Permaculture DVD - Soils
Chapter 8 - Soils - Course Notes
Introduction
Collapsing soil fertility. Geoff’s permaculture story.
Compost. Chemical agriculture.
pH testing Acid V’s Alkaline soils.
pH. of soil and availability of minerals to plants. Role of weeds. Ants.
Soil fertiliser. Berkley Method of 18 day compost.
18 day compost continues. Fixing problems with compost.
Compost tea. Bio fertiliser.
Mineralising soils by feeding livestock. Worm farms.
Class Questions
Soils Conclusion
 
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I thought this video "Compost. Chemical agriculture." was brilliant. It explains what chemical agriculture does to the soil really well. It also does a really good job of explaining what is wrong with organic agriculture.

 
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Per Rebecca's invitation, I am posting the 'overview' videos I have been doing on my YouTube channel here on her weekly chains about the course.

I've had a YouTube channel for a few years and I knew that I would be too busy with the PDC to record most of my usual YouTube videos, so I decided I would do these overviews for the purpose of:

1) Getting the PDC info deeper embedded in my skull
2) Spread the concepts of Permaculture to more people
3) As a precursor to our own PDC far down the line.

I hope you enjoy:

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Common Weeds And Wild Edibles Of The World (HD video)
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