Episode-898- Permaculture Design Considerations (TSP Classic Originally Epi-606) — 12 Comments

  1. This episode is one of my favorites and while other shows are deleted from my device and filed, this one stays put.

  2. I’ve had the same experience with peaches – fast gowth and quick productivity! Dead ripe peaches are all the proof I need that there is a God.

  3. Maybe the podcast explains it (just listening now), but if not, you have crazier ideas about spelling than I do.

  4. Jack,

    When you talk about slope I think about how my neighbors have flat lawns and mine has a decent slope. I live in Western Washington and we actually get a fair amount of rain a few times a year (or more…). If your lawn is flat over here your lawn will be soup during those time periods. Slope is a GOOD thing.


  5. I am now learning grass management geared toward water conservation and I am learning that using long, medium and short rooted grasses pulls in along the line of 80% rain water/ soil saturation, which then holds and releases that water in springs increasing usable ground water. It also lowers erosion thus making your topsoil yours and not your neighbors. Finally those grasses are far more digestible in bovines making the meat more robust. The connections, once you start making them, just seem to take on a life of their own. Now imagine I were able to add swails to this system, imagine the water conservation, the ground covers added shrubs, trees here and there – possibilities.
    Great show all over again.

    Great Day


  6. After listening to the podcast and checking out “greening the desert”, I came across this article in Business Insider – This New Wind Turbine Produces Clean Drinking Water Out Of Thin Air ( ). Similar to the ecolo-blue humidity water collectors. I also listened to your podcast about the ZAI farming… This just re-enforces that famine and drought are mostly government created. There is absolutely no reason for hunger on this planet… The article says it can pull ~1000 ltr per day, pump that to swails and as my 2 yr old says “tooo daaa ” food and water…

  7. Hey Jack
    So I was referred to this podcast through a friend and this was ted first ep I’ve heard from you and man I have to say I love love love it already. Not only have I been into prepping recently but I’m starting my own landscaping business and am really into permaculture.
    Do you have any more info on this?
    Would love to hear more!
    If not I’ll still be listening to your work.
    Great stuff brother.
    RON PAUL 2012!