Permaculture Literacy – HHA

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  • Elena Miranda says:

    Hey Bret! I have a question… When you say “no dig” do you mean not to dig a hole to put a transplant in??? sorry if that question is kinda weird, but I just need some clarity, Thanks! šŸ™‚

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  • Brenna says:

    I was so excited to hear Paul Gautschi’s views on eating meat. I’ve been plant-based for almost 10 years and I was beginning to wonder where my lifestyle would fit in with permaculture. I definitely plan on having animals around to graze and fertilize but beyond that, they’ll just be friends. I can’t wait to watch the rest of his videos!

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  • Amanda Duque says:

    Can I just say, Back to Eden interview totally made me cry šŸ˜€ I’m in love with nature and all her wisdom!

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  • Brie Turkelson says:

    The garden of eden video says it was removed by uploader. So I was not able to watch šŸ™

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  • Lorraine Ciccarelli says:

    Ruth is my hero. I hope to grow up to be like her some day <3 <3

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  • Jessica Bailey says:

    So for Ruth’s method do you still add the table scraps while the garden is growing or only as a soil preparation before planting?

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    • Bret James says:

      Yup, while the garden is growing as long as they are placed on top of the soil, not mixed into the soil near the root zone of the plants.

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      • Darlyn Gomes says:

        Is straw then placed on top of the table scraps or left bare? If left bare, wouldn’t this attract rodents?

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        • Bret James says:

          Her method is simply chop and drop – anything is left on the surface because that is the easiest to do. It is possible yes that the scraps could attract animals and it is dependent on the location and animals present at the location.

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  • Patrick Sant says:

    Fascinating ideas. My garden plans are going to start with just flat grass land (pretty much) so this is a real eye opener in how I introduce my food into the land

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  • Carien says:

    It was Paul Gauchi’s ‘Back to Eden’ movie free on Vimeo that got me onto Permaculture in the first place. Absolutely love that guy and what he is doing.

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  • Emily Pitre says:

    This video was awesome! I took so many notes and I really enjoyed how detailed you got. I’ve been trying to get more into gardening and this is gonna help a ton!

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  • Nadia Baer says:

    I’ve been using wood chips in my paths between my beds and it attracts digging (for slugs?) from the local Racoon (and possibly Skunk) population… this is in the city in the northeast, temperate climate, along Lake Ontario. I was considering changing to stones, but wood chips are free, and I think the wood chip paths contribute to more fertility in the overall ecosystem of my backyard….

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  • Heather Ward says:

    Bret- Do you need to water your garden? These examples of UK and WA, of no water gardens is great, but it rains a lot there. Is Norcal its not the same, so wondering if you are also successful in not watering.

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    • Bret James says:

      Heather – yes, we water our garden. No tilling doesn’t mean no watering, though no till produces healthier soil that needs LESS water because it can hold MORE water. Checkout the lesson in dryland farming for ideas on no-water crops.

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  • Lee Raynor says:

    This is great! Iā€™m slowly starting to connect some dots on how this all works.

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  • Rachel Searle says:

    Great video! Looking forward to trying this in the autumn!

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