Seth Pogue

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Who has some chicks for sale in Missoula or the Bitterroot?
8 years ago
What's the smartest way to cover one's backside when having volunteers/interns, working for room and board, living on-site on a large, rural upstart permaculture project? The place currently has homeowner's insurance, and business insurance for the resident Naturopathic Doctor's patients.
One way is to head out this weekend with a trowel and a flat or two of small square plastic pots (4" prob. a good place to start) and go to the forest up the Rattlesnake or other location of choice, fill the flats, bring 'em home and plug 'em in. Plant in the late afternoon or evening to minimize sun shock, water well. Do  it again next weekend.
8 years ago
The density of many of the forest's charismatic megavertebrates is a function of available cover. The more large snags and downed logs, the more critters.
8 years ago
Hi crunchygranolamom;

You'd probably get a lot out of reading Diana Leafe Chrisianson's book "Creating a Life Together".
8 years ago
Shipping containers can be buried if you cover with visqueen on a really dry day, build a retaining wall around them with large pavers or gabion baskets before backfilling. Backfill sides flush with top, pour 2" concrete pad over top, place rebar, pour another 2" concrete. Next lay down  insulation. Cover a couple of feet, put another visqueen/poly tarp/pond liner over the top in an inverted 'V" shape like a roof,  cover with another 1-4 ft of wet dirt.
cost to bury a used $1800 container about $15,000.
Will probably rot/rust out in 10-50 years.

SO much easier, faster and cheaper to bury a monolithic  dome ecoshell! Will last for centuries, can be buried under 20 feet or rock.

8 years ago
Job description:

   Learn Permaculture! The position is assistant to permaculture designer/head gardener at a  40 acre naturopathic healing center in the beautiful foothills of the Bitterroot Mountains south of Missoula, MT. 
   Once we plant a 1/3 acre annual companion garden with carrots, peas, corn, beans, potatoes, etc., we will begin planting "guilds" of plants: groups of fruit and nut trees along with edible perennial bushes, shrubs and herbs underneath. We will build a pond, a root cellar, moveable animal paddocks, and more. In addition to hands-on experience in permaculture design, you receive room or tent, and board, access to main house, plus a stipend. 2 positions left. Submit resume to sethpogue@hotmail.com.

Job requirements:

   The first prerequisite is a strong work ethic. Be ready to work hard! You should be in good physical condition. Permaculture experience helpful but not required. Coachability and trainability a must.
   With sustainability being our central tenet, permaculture interns embrace the vision of a future lived in harmony with Gaia, and aspire to live as exemplars of earth stewardship, personal responsibility, and creative expression. Art is in our hearts. So many of our interns will be musicians, sculptors, actors, dancers, writers, and painters. Spirituality, in the form of an understanding of the connectedness of the web of life, gratitude, and a non-dogmatic acceptance of diverse religious and spiritual belief systems also plays a vital role.                   
Friendliness, optimism, a nonjudgmental attitude, respect for self and others, emotional maturity, and common sense belong here, as does a comittment to personal growth and unfoldment.
8 years ago
Could be a good idea to be scared when camping alone in NY in a placwe where someone can drive to.

That's why I vastly prefer to go on foot, deep into the wilderness, where you don't have to worry about seeing another person, and the fish are always hungry.
8 years ago
Cholesterol is an antioxidant.  When free radical stress is high, the body produces more cholesterol to compensate.  Many people experience high cholesterol levels in response to an abnormally high level of free radical stress.  In their case, taking supplemental antioxidants can ease this stress, causing the body to compensate less, leading to lower cholesterol levels.
  Sadly for them, most people are clueless about this, eat processed garbage, drink and smoke, so their free rad. level is high and so is cholesterol.  The cholesterol inactivates the free radicals, but is then made toxic (oxidized) itself.  This toxic oxidized cholesterol is gobbled up by white blood cells, out there cleaning up this gick until they are stuffed and die.  Many researchers feel that these dead w.b. cells, studfed with oxidized cholesterol, then contribute to the plaque on artery walls.

SO - if you eat lots of cholesterol you should be ok, all other things being equal, if you're getting lots of antioxidants, particularly fat-soluble antioxidants, in your diet.  If you don't eats lots and lots of green leafy vegetables, carrots, fresh blueberrries and other fruits, etc then supplementation is very helpful.
8 years ago
As we don't have pigs to pack the bottom, where's a good place near Missoula to get bentonite for a pond?
8 years ago