Fred Morgan wrote:
I think one of the secrets is to try to figure out how to not work so hard - there is always something else you can be doing of more value.
The biggest hang up people have about debri piles is how they look.Not very orderly!They also can harbor slugs which can be a problem if near vegis.Permaculture is about letting nature do the work and while the amout of calories consumed(burning vs chipping) may be similar,the amount invested by the user is greater with chipping.So I guess I think that yea,natives did have a large carbon footprint but nature did most of the work.
Since this thread is about sustainability,I have kept my opinions limited to that.Personaly,I often engage in unsustainable practices(dont we all)with no guilt.People are not going to stop wasting resources until they have to and using fossil fuels ect..to achieve your goals will mean less for others to waste on even stupider stuff.IMO-Use it up to set yourself up for its not being there!
Brenda Groth wrote:
i was trying to explain this type of fence to someone on another thread, so i'll remember that you posted this photo here.....
paul wheaton wrote:
I cannot imagine ever using a chipper. They are really loud, stinky and they just seem contrary to the flow that I like.