In this podcast, Paul is in the car by himself and covers various subjects among which are polyculture food, land search update, and cancer.
He talks about the Bullet Proof Executive. He mentions that he thinks like that author that grass fed beef is the healthiest food in a supermarket. Paul’s opinion is that grass fed beef is the only polyculture food in there.
He goes on to talk about the food from Sepp Holzer’s project in Dayton, MT. He recalls a discussion with Michael, the land manager, about how food grown in polyculture should be sold at a premium because it is healthier and tastier. He also talks about the importance of not irrigating for better taste and nutrition.
Paul gives an update on the land search and mentions that Kickstarter does not allow for real estate. His plan is now to do 2 DVD on Kickstarter. One of them will be about growing a lemon tree in Montana.
Paul is looking for seeds for his new farm: low tannin acorns, Meyer lemon seeds, etc. Start a thread at Permies.com if you have any.
Paul expresses his new theory on why the permaculture bigs are cranky people. He talks about needing an assistant.
He finishes the podcast with some thoughts on cancer and an update from Helen Atthowe.
@Paul - First of all, I'd like to express that I really enjoyed this podcast. So thank you! And keep up the good work. I have not in the past even been a huge fan of the "solo bits and bobs" podcasts, as compared to your other podcast styles, but this one I found particularly entertaining and informative. I don't know why. I was also struck by something that you mentioned during this podcast: you related that someone had recently expressed to you their serious opinion that it is wrong for experts in permaculture, green building, etc., to charge money for running workshops. I was amazed that you even felt the need to acknowledge this, let alone that you presented it in a thoughtful manner indicative of serious and reasonable attention to this person's opinion. For which, I suppose, you should be commended.
Perhaps I am being obnoxious and presumptuous to assume for myself the mantle of "spokesperson for the majority" and, thereby, to marginalize this person and their opinion... but that is exactly what I am going to do. I know that you must deal with a lot of idealists and hippies on a day-to-day basis, because such people gravitate towards permaculture and green building and all things that smack of "alternative" or "eco" lifestyles. Well, I gravitate towards permaculture and green building, and I might be accused at most of being only marginally "hippified," LOL! There are a lot of us who do. I guess that my point is that the more extreme idealists and hippies, even while they may be more vocal, do NOT get to claim for themselves these movements and lifestyles! Therefore I declare that of course it is acceptable to charge money for a workshop, I don't care how "eco" is the subject matter. And I justify the "of course" label for my statement because, not only would 99% of people in our society agree with the statement, but I think it is fair to assume that at least 90% even within these "eco" movements would agree. These presenters have accumulated expertise through great expenditures of personal time and effort, and now they are assuming the roles of professional teachers. What exactly is supposed to be wrong with that?
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