Nevin Beckes

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I have thought of making a small pond and filling it with the wood and water before putting the wood into the bed. I thought this would be a good way to saturate the wood before I put it into the bed and under some soil. I have also thought about collecting some driftwood from a couple of nearby lakes. Just curious if this is something that has been tried before?
6 years ago
Thanks Dale. Good idea to supplement the top with a different type of wood. I talked to a local power company about letting them drop off a load of wood chips from their tree trimmings. I was thinking about putting that on top as it will be a variety of different wood in small pieces. I will try to post some pictures when I get started. Thanks again.
6 years ago
Frank was nice enough to respond to this question on the PRI forum.PRI Forum

P.S. There is a special for all 5 Geoff Lawton DVD's, when purchased with registered shipping it came out to $202 U.S. dollars. About $40 per DVD that I am almost sure will be worth every cent. I will try to post a review of each one after I have watched them.
Has anyone used Doug fir in their bed? I work at a mill and I can have as much as I can cut and load for free. Just curious if I should look somewhere else for more success or just use what is available. Both options seem to have a place in permaculture. Thanks!
6 years ago
Wow! I am blown away by the response I recieved from this post. Thanks to everyone who contributed, I ventured away for quite some time, it was delightful to come back to see all the wonderful input. I do have one more question. I am now leaning towards the Geoff Lawton DVDs, there are 5 total and I am just about certain to buy them. I was wondering if anyone knew if there are English subtitles on those DVDs as I am hard of hearing? Thanks again!
I asked my librarian to order it so I can check it out.  It has worked for me in the past.  Kind of helps the no money problem.
7 years ago

Emerson White wrote:
I still buy paper books too. I have a disease, it's called book buyers disease, it may be terminal...


Do not worry friend you are not alone.  We will get through this together.
7 years ago
I'm mostly interested in the practice of permaculture.  It seems like a 60 hour dvd course will Bill Mollison be pretty efficient in learning about permaculture.  My main issue is of the possibility of getting 2 or more consecutive weeks off from work and family to attend a true PDC.  If anybody has some advice I would truly appreciate it.  Thanks.
I was looking at the site that sells this series and it doesn't really specify whether or not there would be an actual certificate or say that one would be able to use the word permaculture upon finishing.