Lots of Pictures and Videos of The Wood Core Workshop — 17 Comments

  1. Just a heads up….the second link is to the same YouTube content not Flickr

  2. Too bad we didn’t get to see the rotary level, so we could see how it compared to the A-frame. Still, like you say, if you’ve got gravity, an A-frame level will find the contour line.

  3. Is there a list of plants you or someone can suggest planting for north tx area to create a small Eco system like you did? You named a few but I would love a list of plants in order of hight from ground cover options on up to large trees. Thanks for all you do! Love what I’m learning!;-)

  4. The nice thing about the rotary level is that we could calibrate it at one end of the premade bed and then go to the other end and start finding the contour from there – not just 4 feet at a time. The range on the laser was 700 yards.

  5. Great lessons Jack, thank you.
    A little good natured teasing:
    When you call the Think line, don’t have a backhoe running in the background 😉

  6. Thanks alot for posting these videos. I’ve been out of town the last few days for a wedding and now have to catch up. Perhaps I’ll watch these with the little lady tonight.

  7. Bermuda grass, LOL! I have been wondering what you were going to do with that menace. It is not so easy to get rid of.

    • People stress over many things too much. Bermuda grass is a perfect example. All I see is feed for my geese.

  8. Jack,
    I would have liked to been at the workshop. You say you are an advocate for a polyculture, which is what I saw in your ‘ecosystem’ bed. However, why don’t you do more of a polyculture in your vegetable beds? Alternating 2 different plants isn’t far removed from a monoculture.

  9. Great videos! How is Jack irrigating his beds? It seems like the beds would dry out without supplemental irrigation in the Texas heat.

  10. Wow, speaking after a bunch of rain in NH, your rainy days look kinda dry! Thanks for posting pictures, my imagination is terrible.