• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Mike Haasl
stewards:
  • paul wheaton
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Dave Burton
master gardeners:
  • jordan barton
  • Greg Martin
  • Steve Thorn
gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • Jay Angler
  • Kate Downham
  • Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator


Listen Online
Download

Get all of the Podcasts in convenient, giant zip files
Subscribe on iTunes

Summary

If you already have dreams for your land, don't bring Paul in. Peeing on the lawn might be too much for you. Wheaton eco-scale. if you don't know what level people are at, you can't give them advice at the appropriate next level. Sepp doesn't like rich people, as he feels that he can't talk to them. It’s painful to give advice to people who don't want to hear it.  Alexia likes to be the wild garden auntie who advises at a kitchen garden scale. If Sepp is given free rein, he transforms into a paradise. But if a level 2 person hires him it ain't gonna be pretty.

Soil analysis means basic advice can be given to greatly improve results. Common sense stuff which isn't always apparent to people but it can develop in time. She really loves people. Natural teacher - can't not teach. Ends up saying the same thing over and over as people keep asking the same questions. Hence the permies.com forum, podcasts, video and book. Paul, however, is only a certain-people person who doesn't believe in common sense - different knowledge base. Outdoor observation time gives a common frame of reference, developing into 'common sense'. Calibrate to reality.

How to start community and minimise drama?  Build own connection-to-themselves practices - deal with your own crap first. Then work on communication tools and share with and appreciate people. Gratitude. Boundaries.  Farm grandmas have a superpower to make a house into a home, humbly. See what needs doing and do it. Alexia aspires to be one. 20-year olds, on the other hand, tend to be different.  You need to tell them what to do, then they tell you why it won't work (see the pig bucket problem linked below). Label things. After two years they become extended family.

Relevant Threads

Alexia Allen's Garden Part 1

Alexia Allen's Garden - Part 2

Podcast pertaining to the pig-bucket problem

Podcast 014 - the now 7 year old podcast

alexia allen - wilderness instructor and homesteader

Support the Empire

Help support the empire and get all of the podcasts in a bundle here in the digital market at permies.

To support production of these podcasts, make a donation here at Paul's Patreon page.



This podcast was made possible thanks to:

Dr. Hugh Gill Kultur
Eivind W. Bjørkavåg
Suleiman, Karrie, and Sasquatch
Bill Crim
anonymous
Kerry JustTooLazy
Jocelyn Campbell
Wade Luger
Sasquatch
Kyle Neath
Chris Sugg
havokeachday
Bill Erickson
Dominic Crolius
Julia Winter, world's slowest mosaic artist
G Cooper
Penny McLoughlin
Ash Jackson
Mehron Kugler
Lisa Goodspeed
Mark
Pasquale DeAngelis
Sean Benedict
Greg Martin
Rita Bliden
Dana Martin
Candace Dahlk
Keith Kuhnsman
Eric Tolbert
Ruwan Nanayakkara
Polly Jayne Smyth
COMMENTS:
 
Posts: 14
1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Can I ask whereabouts you live? I'd be interested in learning some skills. I'm in Washington state so if you're far from here maybe you know someone closer to me? I'm just about to begin building a home and would like it to be as earth-friendly and independent as possible as I approach old age (I'm 61 now). Any thoughts or advice from anyone are welcome. Thanks
gift
 
19 skiddable structures microdoc
will be released to subscribers in: soon!
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic