Paul and Jocelyn start the podcast talking about the fact that Paul found his "Paulcano". They then move on talking about naming the farm and that many names were suggested. They move on to describe base camp(BC), how people ended up chiping in money to allow purchasing it and how Paul is happy to be part of such a community. Jocelyn mentions that workshops will not be confirmed until BC closes.
They describe Deep roots before moving on to a description of the farm. Paul mentions that there is currently no water on the land, but he plans on bringing back a creek. Jocelyn describes how lush the undergrowth on the land felt in comparison to some other areas she has been to. She has taken a lot of pictures.
They talk about the equipment that will be brought to the land: a track hoe for doing the earthworks, an electric cart (aka UTV) for snow removal and road shaping, an electric Peterson sawmill, a propane generator to avoid gasoline spills, just to name a few. Paul mentions that he does not see the need for a tractor since he will have the track hoe. A tipi will be installed on the land in a few days. The plan is to have Ernie and Erica build a rocket mass heater to heat it. A couple already volunteered to spend next winter in the tipi.
They then talk about money streams and the goal to get out of debt as soon as possible. Paul mention about auctioning the creek name or the mountain name at BC. Paul then outlines the requirements to get on the land: listen to most of his podcasts. He thinks that it will avoid wasting of time explaining everything, act as a jetpack for moving projects forward, and reduce conflicts.
Paul and Jocelyn move to the hot topic of workshops. Jocelyn has created threads about the different ones that are in the plans on Paul's farm forum. They then put a lot of emphasis on keeping the location of the land secret to avoid unannounced visits. They touch the subject of exit plan aka parachute.
They mention that although they are looking for a lot of seeds, they would rather not have them until they move to BC in June.
Paul talks about the division of the land, even though it will probably not be for a few years and how he renamed the original areas from Organic, Permaculture, Symbiculture, and HUSP to Oehla (Organic entry level area), Perm, Symbu, and Huspa.
Paul clarifies that it will not be possible to do just camping if coming to the land, but that rather, people will have to have listened to podcast and be there to help.
Paul and Jocelyn conclude the podcast by talking about the mission, the home for the humble (year round woofing for pod-people), and village economy.
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I liked this podcast a lot.
I'm sure all the podcast listeners who also follow the forums were chuckling at a lot of the discussion. "Paul, you should REALLY read this book by Diana Leafe Christian" and all that.
The notes for this podcast are a great resource for someone to get caught up on Paul's Land Plans. Good links. Great work Adrien!
I'm so pleased that everything is happening so quickly and people are getting out on the land as early as June!
I just wanted to respond to what I think was a paraphrase of a comment I made. I observed in a forum that the kind of partying-based social problems that occur, usually with the help of addictive behavior and substances, probably won't have a chance for a foothold even if it was an alcohol and recreational drug-friendly zone because there is a real drive with all involved to be productive. The two behaviors don't easily intersect.
I wish you all the best of luck.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
-Robert A. Heinlein
Location: Federal Way, WA - Western Washington (Zone 8 - temperate maritime)
posted 5 years ago
I just LUV hearing you two (and others to come) discussing as many of the nuts and bolts as you have at this moment. I'll be there in thrilled spirit, and I know you'll be photographing and filming every step, plus lots of writing lots of commentary, but actually hearing the pioneers really boosts the vicarious factor! Thanks.
BTW, I am reading Sepp's latest GREAT book, imagining your dancing in his footsteps (almost literally - 3,000 ft elev - wait til he sees your land!). There was this interesting quote in the prologue - from Victor Schauberger, "Capitalism rests on keeping the knowledge about water secret." Hmmmmm..... your 'creation' of water from 'nothing' might have political repercussions ;)
Looking forward to the tipi report, the water, pic of Paul standing in front of a real live wofati!! Thought I'd have to wait 3-4 years for that... now, maybe the end of summer!
What a ...... blast! (PS - name it "Heaven" - it will be as close as 'we' - including wannabes - ever get down here, I think :)
It's time to get positive about negative thinking -Art Donnelly
Location: Arkansas Ozarks zone 7 alluvial,black,deep loam/clay with few rocks, wonderful creek bottom!
posted 5 years ago
Paul Redmond wrote:I'm trying to figure out why it needs a new name, TheLand says it all. It came capitalized from the start, hell its been named since before it found PW. It's going to be hard to top--TheLand..TL
Just like 'The Band' and 'The Farm'...everybody knows who they are...I think 'The Land' is perfect!
"We're all just walking each other home." -Ram Dass
"Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder."-Rumi
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