Permaculture Literacy – HHA

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  • Loren Vansant says:

    This was very interesting – ways to reduce & store the carbon and then also ways to return it to the soil. I’m looking forward to finding ways to do this on my design and farm.

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    • Loren Vansant says:

      Sorry for the double comment. I commented, then went and got tea. When I got back my comment wasn’t showing – a hiccup on the net here lol Now that I have this second comment, the first one is there too!

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  • Loren Vansant says:

    Now this is a lot to think on and some wonderful suggestions you have given us in ways to return carbon back to the soil and to reduce & store carbon. I very much enjoyed that you touched on other subjects, gave an example, and left it for us to research on our own. There is so much to take into consideration and I’m looking forward to implementing them on my farm.

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  • Chandra Curry says:

    Hi Bret, I have a question about what to do with treated wood. I live on my Dad’s cattle ranch and there’s a massive large-sized pile of treated wood here. Thanks!

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    • Bret James says:

      Are you asking in reference to disposing of it or using it?

      If disposing of it, the treated wood is likely toxic, what I would do is take it to a landfill where it will at least be buried underground.

      Ultimately there isn’t a great answer because there is no “away” when we throw things away, but at least, by being underground the chemicals are not in surface waters and the soil has a chance to mitigate (hopefully) some of the toxicity in the wood.

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  • Cristina Tébar says:

    Hugelkulture sounds very good, would it work in a Bsk climate with dry hot summers? Or would it loose a lot of water by evaporation?

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    • Bret James says:

      Christina – Hugelkulture can definitely struggle to retain moisture in very dry climates, with yours being close to that as a semi-arid climate. But in this case I would suggest its worth experimenting and trying. It certainly can’t hurt anything in this case. Start small and trial it in one location and see what results you get.

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  • Heather Cahill says:

    I got my computer back!!! I’m so happy to get back on track. This is a good topic to restart on. It’s one I find to be extra interesting.

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  • Teresa Woods says:

    In the previous lesson (3.5) you said you would put a link to purchase a referenced book but the link wasn’t there.

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