Rod Endacott

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since Apr 10, 2013
20 years farming; 21 years running a landscape and design company; now caring for urban farm, Tabor Tilth, with my wife Connie.
Portland, Oregon
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Thanks for the recipe Alicia. Do you use this flour/starch mix for other recipes? i.e. bread
Rod
1 year ago
Very cool! I love it . . . mixing Toby’s “lecture" (powerful words/voice) with music.
Thank-you Daniel, Deadnettlez, Toby.
Bring in some movement . . . of course.
Another step . . . some visuals.
Real life permaculture for today’s “peak everything”.  Mmmmmm, mmmmmmm.
Rod
2 years ago
I have always been impressed with Toby’s vision . . . it makes perfect sense to me that he would recognize the need for some form of measuring a person’s value as a teacher.
I really like the “Wheaton Eco Scale”.
It has been my experience that book knowledge and real experience are best taken together, and it takes some years before teacher status emerges in some.
I’m not big on organizational structure but I hope others take some action in this regard . . .

Rod Endacott
Tabor Tilth Farm, Portland, OR

paul wheaton wrote:My last email exchange with toby.  A couple of months ago. . .
This exchange started with me sending him this:

I'm not sure if you have ever heard of my "wheaton eco scale", but a
guy made an amazing graphic and put you at the head of the line for


http://www.permies.com/forums/posts/list/160/3069#488220



2 years ago
Hi Josiah, I was taught how to use a scythe by an elder who knew how. His only words of advise, routinely shouted as I struggled, "Keep the heel down!"
It took a few months but it finally sunk in through my thick skull; keep the heel of the scythe down and you are forced to work from your hips not your arms/shoulders. Doing it right, and safe like this, you can scythe all day. No sweat.

Rod Endacott


Josiah Miller wrote:Hello all,

I'm experimenting with a small plot of Barley this spring. I plan on harvesting with an ancient scythe (after considerable work to get it sharp), but have never used one. I've watched alot of youtube videos about them but I know you can't learn everything from a video.

my questions:

--anyone with experience using a scythe, do you have any helpful information or suggestions

--I live near Salem, but if anyone in western OR would be willing to show me in person that would be awesome. (maybe I should mention that the Barley shall hopefully end up in some homebrew, some of which would find it's way back to you ) . I can travel to you to learn.

5 years ago
Milo, that looks like Russian Thistle to me. Something you would want to keep an eye on and not let it spread.
I've been fighting (both physically and philosophically) english ivy at Marylhurst U. and Mary S. Young Park.
I know Permies have different views on 'invasives'.
For now I vow to control.

Rod
6 years ago
Hi Michael, I'm up in 100 Mile House, but was born and raised in Vancouver and area.

Up here, in the Cariboo, permaculture is in many ways another name for the "the way my grandfather did it". For some it is still the way it's done.

I've farmed and worked outside all my life, always with a sense of what is right relative to all beings.

Rod
6 years ago
Hi Angela, After hiring a bobcat (skid steer) to remove the asphalt, you may need to remove some dirt too. Some paving companies spread salt before paving. Maybe wait a bit a see what, if anything naturally grows and go from there. Rod
6 years ago