Podcast 136: Review of chapter 9 of Gaia's Garden: SUPER GUILDS!
One of the coolest things in this chapter is certain guilds that are
grass suppressing. (hint: walnuts + hackberry); this is a chapter
where we discover lots of differences between the first edition and
the second edition; snowberry/buckbrush and saponins; poison oak
says "you humans screwed this up, so stay out while I fix it!"
Podcast 137: Helen Atthowe (former Fukuoka intern) gives feedback on
the conference "Eco Farm" where, according to Helen, the super heroes
of "beyond organic" large scale ag go to hang out once a year. Helen
talks a little about veganic permaculture, which is what she presented
on there. And then she talks about some of the presentations she
attended. She said that there was a LOT of stuff moving toward
permaculture. A lot of Salatin style stuff, plus a lot of ag efforts
that are merging annuals, perennials and animals in the systems.
Green manures, living mulches, cover cropping, lower til systems ....
We talk about some different ideas on what IPM means. We talk about
how biodynamic compares to permaculture.
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