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This 1 hour and 41 minute video is an interview with Diego Footer (founder of Permaculture Voices) called "15 Lessons Learned from Diving Headlong into a Permaculture Based Homestead." The interview was a part of the Eat Your Dirt Summit put on by Amanda Smith from Solace Lessons.

This interview covers:

  • Know your context
  • 1/2 acre is a LOT of land
  • Underestimate available time
  • Start with the basics
  • Think ahead 1, 3, 5, 10 years
  • Observe the site
  • Respect seasonality
  • Establish water and access first
  • Start at your backdoor
  • Build, Buy, Bring in soil
  • How little can you do?
  • Don’t box in or cut short
  • Start simple and low tech
  • Beware of Eco-Hipsters and their wares
  • Massive amounts of surplus are available locally




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    Great lessons for beginners! Worth watching!

    Here's the index, in case it's helpful:

    15 Urban Permaculture Lessons: To save you massive amounts of time, money and water
    The 15 lessons. Not speculation or hypothetical. Based on my own failures, trials, and errors. It's been 5 years of a lot of mistakes

    Lesson 1: define your context
    Lesson 2: accept the fact that the more land you have, the less intensively you will be able to manage it
    Lesson 3: understimate your available time
    Lesson 4: understand and have a good grasp on the basics first
    Lesson 5: think ahead 1, 3, 5, 10 years
    Lesson 6: observe the site
    Lesson 7: respect seasonality
    Lesson 8: establish water & access first
    Lesson 9: start at your backdoor
    Lesson 10: get soil on site - build, buy, bring in soil
    Lesson 11: how little can you actually do?
    Lesson 12: don't box yourself in or cut yourself short
    Lesson 13: start with simple and low tech infrastructure, and increase complexity and permanence as needed and as confidence grows
    Lesson 14: beware of the eco-hipsters and their wares
    Lesson 15: massive amounts of surplus are available locally

    Learn more:
    Podcast - 100's of episodes http://permaculturevoices.com/podcast
    Youtube -  [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/user/permacultureVOICES[/youtube]
     
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    Hi, the link to the Podcasts say they can't be found?
     
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    Rachel D L Smith wrote:Hi, the link to the Podcasts say they can't be found?



    You can find it on the home page of Diego's site.

    He also started another podcast called In Search of Soil
     
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