Permaculture forum: Three Must Hear Permaculture Discussions

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Name: Chris Powell
Glendale, AZ (Zone 9b)
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milkmood
Feb 29, 2012 3:40 PM CST
Episode 340 - The How, What And Why of Permaculture

Episode 495 - So What is this Permaculture Stuff All About Anyway

Episode 579 - Permaculture as a Solution for Modern Survival
Name: Bill Mead
Tarpon Springs, Fl (Zone 9b)
BillMead
Feb 29, 2012 7:26 PM CST
Somehow I missed these, thanks for posting!

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hazelnut
Mar 1, 2012 10:47 AM CST
I just listened to #579 Permaculture as a Solution.

I was not in a good mood this morning because my dog Roscoe escaped, and I was so worried that he would be hit in the road. It was 6 a.m. so there was not much traffic and I followed him on his adventure. There weren't many people out at that time of day in this rural Alabama town.

Roscoe led me through peoples' back yards, It had been raining most of the night, so there were puddles, and I got a chance to see how people were dealing with water run-off. And keeping their drive ways from washing down into the street. One guy had started to pave his driveway with brick rubble. The wet slippery clay that he was fighting was still visible. For 2 hours I followed this dog through people's back yards. I saw their gardens and trees and sheds and fences. Wet weather drainages were flowing with rain water. Roscoe's view of the town.

After about 2 hours I finally got a leash on Roscoe when he stopped to drink out of a muddy puddle and we headed back home. Then I listened to episode #579. The lecture gave me a lot better attitude about Roscoe's adventure. After all we both got some exercise that we needed. And I got to see my town at 6 am from the view of sleeping inhabitants backyards. I got to see their gardens and the problems they were dealing with to contain and control water, erosion, and use up brick rubble from our collapsing 19th century buildings.

I am not quite so mad at Roscoe as I was a few hours ago, when I saw no prospect of catching him and feared the worst -- that he would run in front of a truck. And that would be the end. But instead it was just an adventure -- a little trip that my dog wanted to take out of his ordinary routine. And a chance for me to re-evaluate my place from the perspective of living in this little Southern town.
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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threegardeners
Mar 1, 2012 11:53 AM CST
Lovey dubby

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hazelnut
Mar 1, 2012 2:52 PM CST
Hi Lee Ann.
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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threegardeners
Mar 1, 2012 2:57 PM CST
Hi!

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tropicbreeze
Mar 2, 2012 2:11 AM CST
Roscoe was only doing it for your edification and betterment, a case of true canine altruism. He knew you needed the exercise. Knew you had too narrow a perspective on your home environment. And that you needed a fresh look at how things were done by other people. He looks after you so much. Smiling

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hazelnut
Mar 2, 2012 7:18 AM CST
True words, Tropic Breeze. It really was a very educational tour!
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Mar 2, 2012 2:06 PM CST
hazelnut, I loved reading about the great adventure that you and Roscoe had. Hilarious!
Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Mar 2, 2012 8:38 PM CST
LOL, Zig!

Well, glad that both you and Roscoe got your workouts in. A little silver lining, ha!
In the end, only kindness matters.

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hazelnut
Mar 3, 2012 12:03 PM CST
We got our workouts, and i got a lesson in "edges and margins" as the lecture says. It really is a good exercise to look at your context every once in a while, instead of just focusing on your little space in the world. Roscoe always was a "horizon-looking" dog. I got him, because he was always running away from his former owner and was recovering from being hit in the road. At home his favorite spot is on the second-floor balcony -- looking out over the horizon.

I wonder what he is thinking.

Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Mar 3, 2012 7:12 PM CST

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Those three shows you linked to are all excellent permaculture introductions.

He has a whole bunch of other shows that touch on permaculture quite a bit and you can find them here:

http://www.thesurvivalpodcast.com/tag/permaculture

Lots and lots of really good stuff. His work on educating the world about permaculture is the reason I was pleased to be featured on his show.
Name: Chris Powell
Glendale, AZ (Zone 9b)
Living a better life; if times get
Permaculture Vegetable Grower Container Gardener Herbs Organic Gardener Dog Lover
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milkmood
Mar 4, 2012 6:48 PM CST
Sorry, I've been away for a couple days. This thread got away from me !

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