fwd: new podcast: helen atthowe, fukuoka, soil and conifers
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From: paul wheaton <paul@...>
Date: Sun, Apr 10, 2011 at 9:46 AM
Subject: new podcast: helen atthowe, fukuoka, soil and conifers
I visit with Helen Atthowe, goddess of the soil.
She has a new web site she calls veganic permaculture. We talk about
how we are going to not talk about pH and conifers. We do talk a bit
about conifer allelopathy and skim over what our current conflicting
theories are about how conifers impact soil pH.
We talk about how we are going to not talk about till vs. no-till vs.
minimum till. We talk about about how Helen was not so keen on the
word "permaculture" in the past, but is now into permaculture whole
Then we talk about Helen's first hand experience with Masanobu
Fukuoka. Including some time on Fukuoka's soil building techniques on
his rice and barley fields. We talked about how much nitrogen a legume
exudes while it is alive, how much when it dies and how much it loses
to denitrification when left on the surface.
Visit the podcast 012 page: