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Summary

Paul calls up Mark and Katie to discuss the rules and regs of building on his land, but get sidetracked into talking about the wofati greenhouse, kickstarter, and citric acid.

The wofati greenhouse is now operational with tracking thermometers in the bottoms of the thermal wells each reading 46.2 degrees for the last month, but adding the destratification pipes didn’t do much.  There’s much theorycrafting going on as to why, but the boots added half-pipe inlayed with foil to act as a basic reflector to augment the pipes, and lo and behold, the air started moving and over the course of a month boosted the temperature at the bottom of the wells by a degree.  This is after a mere 1 month of operation, so after a year, it should be even warmer.  Another effect of the thermal mass is, as one might expect, to limit extreme high temperatures during the summer, for example the greenhouse only hit 106 degrees so far even during a hot day.

Paul’s set up a poor man’s poll on what his next kickstarter project should be, with the 10 potential ones being open to vote on.  (link in the “relevant threads” section)

1: Second deck of permaculture playing cards, focusing more on warm climates this time.
2: New Rocket Mass HeaterRocket Mass Heater Analysis and Design” book to compliment the RMH Builder’s Guide, co-authored by Uncle Mud
3: Use about 10 different bits of excess footage from the 2021 RMH Jamboree to make a movie about it
4: Prepare for making a movie of the next Permaculture Technology Jamboree
5: Record next summer’s PDC with Alan Booker, if he agrees to the recording, and maybe a five-day intensive PDC
6: Release a draft of Paul’s “Permaculture Thorns” book and finish it
7: Record Hellen Atthow’s “Garden Master” course
8: Write a wofati book that also covers the Annualized Thermal Inertia test
9: Similar to wofati greenhouse project, but focused on a) willow tree mulch pit activity during winter; b) see if the same principals can be used to grow a lemon tree
10: Finish the hugelkultur book

Relevant Threads

Poor man's poll on future Kickstarter projects

2022 Permaculture Design Course with Alan Booker

Clean With Cleaners You Can Eat by Raven Ranson
Podcast 579 - Permaculture Smackdown 19 - The Paul HOA - Part 2 - where citric acid was first discussed

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