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  2. CEO, Co-Founder, Head Mead Maker / UC Berkeley, Naval Officer Frank’s love for mead started with his grandfather. He was an apple rancher in Oak Glen, California. He retired from apple ranching and stayed busy making fruit wine and hard cider, grape wine and some mead. Frank’s first memory of mead was at 8 years old, peeking over the back of the bar while his grandfather poured samples of mead to people. They were laughing and having a great time. As he grew older Frank read Tolkien and Beowulf. Shakespeare and Harry Potter… Mead kept coming up in these epic tales. Then, when he was home from college, his grandfather gifted him the last bottle of his mead. 12 years aged. Frank was in the navy after graduating from UC Berkeley and was able to collect honey from all over the world. One day, his wife asked what he would do with all of the time, money and energy in the world. He told her he wanted to make mead and share it with people. He has done just that. Mead – What, how and why it’s the most regenerative libation on earth. Drink and heal the planet. WHAT IS MEAD? Mead is alcohol which is produced by fermenting honey. It is the oldest alcoholic beverage in the world. Mead is a whole spectrum of alcohol, so it can be light ABV, dry, and refreshing, or thick, sweet and strong, bubbly or still and any where in between with any number of additional ingredients. It is very creative, it is very versatile, it is timeless and we think it can be good for the earth (you don’t need a mono-culture of barley or grapes to make it, just bees on a healthy ecosystem). HOW IS MEAD MADE? Golden Coast Mead starts with basic ingredients: Water, Honey, and Yeast. We begin by combining the water and the honey in a mixing tank. This enables us to achieve the correct honey-to-water ratio. When the mixture (known as “must”) has the correct Brix (sugar density) we pump it into a temperature-controlled fermentation tank. During this time, we also add our yeast – the magic microorganism that parties hard. Yeast consumes the sugar found in the honey, and produces bubbles & booze (or CO2 and alcohol, technically speaking). During the first three days, air and nutrients are added to keep the yeast healthy. While sugar is the meat & potatoes of yeast, nutrients are the fruits & veggies. Healthy yeast produces quick, clean, tasty mead. After the nutrient is added, the yeast is left alone to party away and make all the alcohol it can. Samples are taken daily to check the Brix. As the yeast eat the sugar, the density drops, and we can track the progress of the mead. As sugar is consumed, and less becomes available, the yeast die off and the yeast Valkyries take them to yeast Valhalla (the bottom of the tank). About four weeks later, the must has turned to mead, and the batch is ready to transfer to secondary fermentation. The mead is transferred to another sealed tank, leaving much of the yeast behind. Instead of blowing off the CO2, it is captured in the tank and carbonates the mead. This is often the step where additional flavors are imbued. For example, this is when the oak chips are added for California Oak and Savage Bois. Once the mead has reached the final Brix, we begin cold crashing. By dropping the temperature of the tank to freezing, the remaining yeast stop fermenting and fall to the bottom of the tank. This begins clarifying the mead. Clarification is finished by filtration. After running the mead through a filter, it is packaged in bottles and kegs, ready to be consumed by those deemed worthy by the gods of mead! WHAT IS OPEN SOURCE MEAD? Open source is about giving everyone access to the knowledge needed to create value. We believe open source can create a better world. That’s why on our Open Source page you will find recipes, production notes, lessons learned — documented and shared for all to benefit from, so that more delightful and quaffable mead can be made in this world. And hopefully the bees, and those that keep them, can benefit along the way. You can read more about this decision to go Open Source with our mead and get a Creative Commons license in our third Dispatch from the Frontier of Mead.
  3. Meet Heather Grove After interning with the USDA, researching food systems in Central Florida and abroad, Heather returned to her hometown to help rebuild Orlando’s local food system in 2011. Heather co-created Stetson University’s garden and farmers market and served as the founding Community Director of East End Market. She now works on sustainable agriculture and rural development projects abroad while helping to establish new branches of Fleet Farming around the world. Hyperlocal Fleet Farming for Sustainable Food Systems What is Fleet Farming? Farmlettes Fleet Fruits Garden Installs How does it work? Swarm Rides How do you get started? Toolkits (available Sept. 1!) 5 City Tour (Currently on tour with the Millennial Train Project) Resources www.fleetfarming.com www.facebook.com/fleetfarming https://www.instagram.com/fleetfarming www.bornharvester.com https://www.instagram.com/bornharvester/
  4. Brandon Williams founded Iron Edison in 2010 with a passionate focus on high-tech batteries for solar, off grid and grid backup. As lead system designer at Iron Edison, Brandon has energized thousands of people about using Nickel Iron and Lithium Iron batteries. As CEO, Iron Edison has grown 200% for five straight years and now employs 12 in the Colorado-based sales, distribution and lithium assembly center. Off-grid battery and solar systems Nickel Iron and Lithium Iron Battery Systems Off Grid vs. Grid Backup System Design Prepare for Brandon Williams Website: http://ironedison.com/ Nickel Iron Batteries: http://ironedison.com/nickel-iron-ni-fe-battery Lithium Iron Batteries: http://ironedison.com/48-volt-lithium-battery-for-solar Complete System Designs: http://ironedison.com/preconfigured-off-grid-systems
  5. Thriving on a Debt Free Lifestyle: Learn 3 concepts that can change your life. Debt is slavery Big/Small spending decisions Lifestyle of Freedom. John Pugliano has spent over 30 years studying and applying the habits of financially independent middle-class Americans. He encourages everyone to seek freedom by learning to live debt free and practice 10 simple wealth building principles. He has served in the military as both enlisted and officer; had a successful corporate career; and is a late blooming entrepreneur starting his first business at age 52. John has an M.S. in Systems Management from the University of Southern California and a B.S. in Environmental Science & Engineering from Penn State. He is the host of the popular personal financial podcast called the Wealthsteading Podcast and he is the founder and money manager at Investable Wealth, LLC. John and his wife Cheryl are the parents of six children.
  6. Season 1 Episode 3 - Akiva Silver - Chestnuts

    Akiva Silver homesteads on 20 acres in the hills of Spencer, NY. He owns and operates Twisted Tree Farm along with his wife and three young kids. Akiva is deeply passionate about nature and wildlife. He believes that the world greatly benefits from fruit and nut trees. Akiva studied wilderness survival for several years and traveled extensively before becoming obsessed with tree planting. Twisted Tree Farm Akiva has a wonderful article on why growing chestnut trees is so benefitial. Read the article here. Some topics Akiva will cover during the presentation: Chestnut overall description of trees Various species across globe Story of the American chestnut Breeding Programs Propagation Growing/Culture Harvesting/Processing/ and Consuming Tree crops philosophy/ Conclusion
  7. Marcin Jakubowski is a Polish-American who came to the U.S. from Poland as a child. He graduated with honors from Princeton and earned his Ph.D. in fusion physics from the University of Wisconsin. Frustrated with the lack of relevance to pressing world issues in his education, he founded Open Source Ecology in 2003 in order to make closed-loop manufacturing a reality. He began development of the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS)—an open source tool set of 50 industrial machines necessary to create a small civilization with modern comforts. His work has recently been recognized as a 2012 TED Senior Fellow, in Time Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2012, as a 2013 Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow, and a White House Champion of Change in 2013. Checkout the Eco-Building Toolkit Kickstarter
  8. Ducks for Fun, Profit and Land Development Move over chickens it is time for a new bird to take the lead. Well, perhaps not the lead but definitely a better seat at the table. Three years ago well-known speaker and Podcaster Jack Spirko, along with his wife Dorothy decided to step into farming for profit, and Nine Mile Farm was born. Initially focusing on chickens for farm fresh pastured eggs and meat they also kept a small flock of ducks just for fun. They soon stumbled into a new and growing niche, pastured local duck eggs. It took a bit of effort to get their customers to try duck eggs but once they did the next decision was simple, out with the chickens and ramp up the ducks. Rather than fight with over a hundred local producers to sell chicken eggs for 5-6 dollars a dozen the couple now stays constantly sold out selling duck eggs at 8 dollars a dozen. With about 50% of their sales going to high end restaurants and farm to table markets (Ida Clair, Cadillac Ranch, Ellerbe Fine Foods, Farm to Fork Foods) and their other 50% going to direct to consumer sales. In his talk Jack will cover how to build up a flock fast and build a customer base just as quickly. He will also discuss importance of looking like a professional farm in web presence, social media and even a dedicated phone number in gaining customers. Jack will be discussing the top breeds for profit, why he doesn’t even think about “meat ducks” and how to use a single specialized product such as this to build a multiple product offering, while only needing to build a customer base once. Additionally in this talk you will learn some of the amazing reasons farming ducks for eggs makes more sense for many small land owners then chickens. These include, less competition, higher profits, breeds that outlay chickens, a herdable and trainable flock, greater suitability for brittle land and more. You can learn more about Jack and Dorothy Spirko’s duck exploits at their website www.ninemile.farm and though their YouTube miniseries located at www.theduckchronicles.com Key Takeaways: Ducks represent and underrated niche market Ducks are perfectly suited to the part time farmer Ducks can help you build a customer base for other product sales Ducks are soft on land when properly rotated and improve brittle land In this presentation you will learn… How to inexpensively build a customer base The right breeds for profitability How to easily set up rotational grazing with ducks Low tech water solutions that spread fertility How to get 100% of your customers to come to you How to work a list if you ever have a surplus of eggs Management practices that produce a superior product How to make your cull ducks worth more than a so called “meat duck”
  9. The Day After Christmas

    Round 1: An empty nest at Christmas :28 Gallstones, gout and meringue cookies Round 2: Invalid charges 2:05 4:52 Pantry Paratus’s Paypal bandits 5:50 Risk in seeing credit card numbers Round 3: Dealing with snow 6:55 Shoveling the walk 7:46 Tractor & EVs Round 4: Winter boots 8:49 9:06 Old boots from Grandad 11:05 Duck boots Round 5: Caring about the color of socks 12:15 Jocelyn’s tree of books 13:40 Drawer of hated socks 14:50 Actual indigo 15:56 Crazy comfortable ugly shoes 17:17 Disintegrating shoes 18:00 Socks and sandals Round 6: Cutting wood contraptions 22:20 19:05 Mals and mounts 23:10 Bungee technique 24:00 Chopping block therapy 25:08 Rounds riddled with knots 25:50 Hours of chopping Round 7: The speed of Boots 34:35 28:30 Base camp wood collection 29:50 Putting in the hours 32:12 Cost analysis: a cord of wood at Paul’s 33:00 Learning at a safe pace Round 8: A gift to your future self 36:00 38:23 Excavator operations 40:00 Renting an excavator 41:17 Proof of the dent 42:45 Destroying a rental Round 9: Seeking Assistant 43:36 44:40 Email River abandoned 47:17 Active Volunteers 48:41 Full-time task do-er Round 10: A mountain of DVDs 49:22 50:12 Buy ‘em by the thousands 51:1 Heater Myths Series 53:10 Stratification Chambers and Rocket Mass 53:49 Paul learns to animate Round 11: Work ethics and costs of country living 1:00:00 56:40 Crying Petroleum drama 58:00 Picking people for the season 1:02:04 Appeal of chopped wood Round 12: Visit with the peeps 1:03:09 1:04:19 Nutrition & back pain
  10. No Name Episode - 2017 Dec 19

  11. The Strange Land of Work Ethics

  12. No Name Episode - 2017 Nov 21

  13. No Name Episode - 2017 Nov 14

  14. No Name Episode

  15. No Name Episode 21

  16. Hugh Mungus

  17. How Communities Fail

    How Communities Fail - Episode 19 Show Notes Round 1: Have you watched Hugh-mongous? :03 Hugh-mongous breakdown 1:17 To watch or not to watch Round 2: Arrival 3:00 Paul’s background in community 3:25 Proclaim a deal 3:55 Gappers Round 3: Pig bucket problem (4:23) 6:33 Belly of the pig 7:37 Yell the magic words 9:00 Take the “pig” off your bucket Round 4: Embrace the noobs (9:16) 9:30 Label the f*ck out of everything 10:20 Knowledge and building earthworks Round 5: Undesirables sucking resources (11:25) 11:38 Think of the Employers! 12:25 Stay picky? 13:03 I’m amaze you have a job! 13:50 Hiring professionals Round 6: The Favican problem (14:25) 14:47 A job in the middle of nowhere Round 7: Hiring, hypothetically (15:50) Round 8: Where’s the smokey air (16:55) Round 9: Paul lays down the plan (18:08) 18:16 Deep roots 19:01 Twenty-month party Round 10: Commanding thoughts 19:56 Back to paul’s big sentence 21:14 Why discuss this at a PDC? 22:01 Thoughts you need to think 22:15 Standard human behavior Round 11: Blowing things out of proportion 22:30 An influx of people 23:17 Minor bumps in the Ant village road 24:06 Lacking communication 24:48 Guy with the god complex 25:55 Ants become dissatisfied Are these small things? 25:47 Blowing up the PDC 27:18 See it, day 8 or 9 28:00 Clarifying question 28:59 Students fueling the fire 29:32 PDC students’ P.O.V. 30:16 Why are you upset? 31:02 Social justice warrior students 32:00 See it in action Round 12: Facts, not feelings (32:23) 33:07 Is it difficult to talk to Paul about feelings? 34:30 Bringing a case Round 13: Infinitely listening to everyone (35:37) 37:00 Consensus consuming time 38:19 1,000 puppet masters 39:12 Majority still believing Round 14: Questioning what this is about (39:27) 39:56 Restructuring things here 40:37 Polishing systems Round 15: Communication between communities 40:47 Sharing failures 41:37 Influence of outsiders coming in 42:02 Tiny & trivial take time Round 16: Change, change, change, money, money, money! 42:36 Set it aside 42:53 Connecting with neighbors 43:31 Thou shalt not innovate! 44:21 Changing laws for building codes 45:08 Time to learn things, try things! Round 17: A different strategy (47:00) 47:37 Conclusion of peace 48:50 Bonding with permaculture people 49:15 Missoula community Round 18: Currently under construction 49:55 Ten year mark 50:52 Smoke from the sauder 51:26 Keeping critics away 51:56 The “Reviewers” Round 19: Respecting private property 52:23 Trespassers will be impressed 53:44 Privacy of people 54:47 Gulch-like 55:37 It’s your property Round 20: Behind a locked gate (56:38) 57:12 Rural response time 58:18 Cut the lock Round 21: Discretion (59:20) 1:00:06 Why be discrete? 1:02:18 Swatting 1:03:12 Paul anonymously swats Josiah 1:05:02 Obey! 1:07:00 Requesting location discretion 1:08:48 Owning some pretty interesting sh*t 1:11:38 Online threats 1:12:30 Professional respect Round 22: Confronting nature in Ant Village (1:17:43) 1:14:43 Ant or grasshopper? 1:15:20 Start small and humble 1:16:26 Bowing out gracefully 1:18:05 Who is stopping you? 1:19:37 Self-employment is encouraged 1:21:12 Fred, say something! 1:22:14 Jim’s improvements $1,500 1:23:51 Do the research 1:25:06 Pooling money for land Round 23: Books and Jamborees 1:26:30 Creating a Life together (https://www.amazon.com/Creating-Life-Together-Ecovillages-Intentional/dp/0865714711) 1:26:45 Human Ownership (https://board.freedomainradio.com/page/books/the_handbook_of_human_ownership_a_manual_for_new_tax_farmers.html) 1:27:42 Permaculture students ignoring volunteerism 1:28:22 RMH Jamboree (https://permies.com/wiki/63312/permaculture-projects/Rocket-Mass-Heater-Workshop-Jamboree)
  18. Fire and More Community

    Fire and More Community - Episode 18 Show Notes Round 1: A fiery delay (:09) :31 Middle-earth with Josiah Round 2: Sneak-peak at ThriveThrough (2:24) 3:02 Staff behind the scenes 3:20 Collaborative Forums 3:54 Building Thrive communities 4:52 Circles 6:50 Columns 7:26 Links directory Round 3: Stage 1 freakout 7:46 Paul’s red face 8:16 Sheriff & the fire guy 8:46 Sprinklers on the house Round 4: Fuels Mitigation 9:16 Fire line 10:14 Hugelkultur 10:45 Transition away from conifer dessert 11:37 Moving to broad leaves 12:11 Fire for Round-Up 12:58 Yearly smoke 13:40 FUELS in forestry 14:23 Near monocrop of conifers 14:56 Josiah on fire Round 5: Wofati fire test 15:11 Fire-proof? 16:00 Studying fire 16:33 Wofati oven? 17:03 Hiding from smoke Round 6: Community utilizing fuels (18:02) 18:40 Crews gathering fuels 19:16 Wood in zones 1 & 2 19:56 Less dessert with broadleaves 20:57 Photosynthesis dance Everything greener Round 7: Focusing on fire mitigation 21:45 Managing coniferous forests 22:36 Lessons learned 23:25 Automatically, accidentally 24:01 Junk pole fencing 24:23 Starting with zone 1 24:45 Dose of community 25:56 In case you don’t know about zones Round 8: Toby Hemenway’s last course (26:10) 26:52 Re-relase of Gai’s Garden Round 9: Progress of Paul’s list (27:15) 28:05 Beyond the Greenlake place 28:58 Promised the moon Round 10: Give something to somebody (29:35) 30:07 No good deed goes unpunished 31:02 A $900 ant plot until 2018 31:57 Skin in the game Round 11: Cost of providing 32:08 Math on rent 33:33 Collectively using resources Round 12: Will ant village grow? (34:55) 35:01 Did permaculture move forward? 35:48 Supporting knowledge and possibilites 36:26 It does do a good thing 37:05 Paul’s fantasy of growing experts Round 13: Wisdom from the local Kiwi (38:03) Round 14: Chronological perspective 38: 27 Living east of Seattle 39:24 2009, Sepp was right! Round 15: A tale of Bob’s permaculture place 40:00 40:48 Paul the mediatior 42:08 Tenant law 43:15 Bob’s new batch 44:01 Uttering permaculture paradise 45:02 Goodbye batch #2 Round 16: Drama in the permaculture world (45:25) 46:46 Involved on the life scale 47:17 PV1 talk of trolls & recipes 47:48 Bob’s struggle as a central leader Round 17: As winter nears 48:28 Ants getting cold in the winter 49:02 What’s your ant-grasshopper ratio? 49:45 Leaving gracefully 50:28 Talking into the future Round 18: Live question from Sue 50:40 50:56 Podcast 111 Round 19: A parade of hostility 51:35 An enthusiast named Betty 52:11 What Betty should have said 53:00 Less than kind 53:26 To say “Namaste” 54:45 Hate in permaculture Round 20: People, people, people! 54:43 Your people are.. 55:39 Seeing benefits in working together 56:40 Paul’s essay in one sentence 57:00 Bob’s blueberry muffins 57:50 Bob’s slavery Round 21: Self reliance (58:04) 58:28 Fallacy of mindset 59:05 Sharing focus 59:54 Ease of communication Round 22: Paul doesn’t have enough haters, yet! (1:00:02) 1:01:49 Who's got the guns!?! 1:02:31 Curb it for the community 1:03:02 Non-aggression principle Round 23: Community perennials (1:04:04) 1:04:45 Sweet until... Round 24: Get to arriving (1:05:13) 1:06:43 Without Fred or Jocelyn 1:07: 33 10 Sepp units 1:07:46 Searching for land 1:08:20 Buying land Round 25: Getting A, B & C done 1:09:04 One thing more! 1:10:10 People of integrity 1:11:25 A,B,C & D 1:12:12 Mitigating drama 1:13:22 Fred takes over 1:14:56 Self-sufficient, to a degree 1:15:32 Safety nets 1:16:50 Work a deal 1:17:29 Getting help 1:18:12 People pruning 1:19:35 All in three weeks 1:20:21 Conquering the fear
  19. Community Continued

    Community Continued - Episode 17 Show Notes Round 1: Background 0:02 Paul’s literal background 0:43 BearPaw in the background 1:43 Update on the Willow Wonka 2:52 Fred’s back! 3:04 Pictures of projects 3:38 This task, that task 5:03 Live audience participation 6:13 Paul n Mount Spokane 7:00 Visiting Lost Valley 8:15 A place to be for decades Round 2: Struggling in communication 8:35 Exit interviews 9:25 Mandatory meetings consuming life 10:21 The “Heart of Now” weapon 12:06 Violent practice of NVC Round 3: A good, healthy path 13:03 Improving velocity 14:20 Fiefdoms 15:10 Entry level community integration 16:20 Bringing business models Round 4: Conflict in a utopia 17:42 Round 5: Synchronizing land and people 18:10 18:12 Outside of the brown cloud 19:58 Giving up & going for it 21:01 A job in town 22:19 Produce from the farmer’s market 23:55 Adjusting spending habits 24:30 In either scenario Round 6: Slam dunk with residual income 25:25 Chance of success 26:25 The smart play 27:42 Of the entrepreneur mindset 28:24 Prerequisite: residual income 29:28 Stay out of it! Round 7: Pool of potential entrepreneurs 30:23 Turning a regular person 31:10 Able to travel the path 32:13 Training for a j-o-b Round 8: Agile work 33:07 Anywhere in the world 34:04 Providing the dream on the cheap 34:39 Grow your own (mindset) 35:40 Teaching the small pool Round 9: Fred answers bootcamp question 36:11 Round 10: Changing a comfort mindset 37:13 Build, build, and build! 37:42 Professional level work 38:30 Work and design to get there 39:11 How Paul put a lightbulb on Round 11: Cooper cabin in the winter 40:00 40:18 Warm Cabin squirrel 40:49 Saved by a RMH Round 12: Pre-established setups 41:35 42:32 Tipi with a RMH 43:46 As close to yours as it could be 44:20 A possibility for paul 44:52 A transition period 46:00 Lab rats for learning Round 13: Back to the list! 46:56 47:00 Continuing from 2005 48:08 “The” consensus model 48:38 Join up for the price of rent 50:06 In the winter shade at noon 51:20 6 bedrooms in greenlake Round 14: A militant vegan divides 51:41 52:02 Consensus expert says... 53:38 Dividing the food bill Round 15: Conflict in the kitchen 55:00 56:12 Providing 540 plates 58:39 Own all food 59:30 Control food, control the world 1:00:31 Meeting caloric needs by stealing food 1:02:04 Generousity building resentment 1:03:42 Get out Round 16: Fred’s closing stage 1:04:06 1:04:40 It all adds up!
  20. More on community

    More on community - Episode 16 Show Notes Round 1: “Huge-mongous” 1:07 Powerful humor needs 1:42 A woman taking a video of a man 2:31 Take it to crazy land 2:55 New YouTube feature 4:10 An amazing job of keeping his cool 5:40 The bigger picture Round 2: A powder keg of it’s own 6:55 Political correctness 7:20 Social justice warriors 8:25 Continuing to un-equal rights 10:15 Guilty until proven innocent 11:15 Desperately need a recipe 12:15 Getting a massive support network Round 3: Passion & incubation 13:35 Flavors of community & permaculture 14:15 Facilitate to create 14:33 Code name: Thrive Through (www.thrivethrough.com) 15:45 Paul’s quirks 16:30 Giving up control 18:23 Not a show stopper Round 4: Freedom 19:12 19:36 Not part of the freedom package 20:21 Implementing systems 21:52 A thousand things that are (un)acceptable Round 5: Interacting with others 23:08 Social justice crazy 23:40 Difficult to get in, easy to get out 24:40 Defend these people 25:38 http://www.cityrepair.org/ 26:12 Willingness to say “Intentional Community” Round 6: Designing decency 27:17 27:50 WIldfire spreading 29:07 Pioneers of intentional communities Round 7: Making a leap 31:18 An acre of deep roots 33:06 The key is… 33:58 Re-sell restrictions 35:00 This is the time to start! 36:20 Community comes in many flavors 36:55 95% off a natural swimming pool 37:54 Bike-ped community Round 8: Growing at Wheaton Labs 38:08 Music, joy and laughter 39:08 Devoted to living 40:11 Until winter comes, grasshopper! 41:10 Precisely your own pace 42:45 Accomplishing a transition 43:12 https://permies.com/t/65073/permaculture-projects/Sale-Oehler-Cabin-Wheaton-Labs Round 9: Exchange for improvements 44:04 44:33 Motivated, can replicate 46:18 The improvements belong to me 47:19 Awful or lovely 48:10 Methodology of building community Round 10: The kickass scale 50:28 Growing kickass people 51:38 Who gets the candy? 52:40 People doing a kickass job 53:24 That kickass element Round 11: It’s okay to want 15k! 54:00 56:12 Glad not going to live there anymore 56:34 Work for an acre of Deep Roots 56:54 Podcast availabe on iTunes! 57:37 https://www.patreon.com/paulwheaton 59:02 I hate HOA’s!
  21. Why Intentional Communities

    Why Intentional Community - Episode 15 Show Notes Round 1 : PDC & ATC is over! 0:53 - Paul’s list 1:09 - It all started with the Kickstarter 2:54 - PDC & ATC video are available http://learn.permaethos.com/p/permaculture-design-course Round 2: An interesting story from Fred 3:34 - Fred the property manager? 4:19 - Fred works for a PDC at Paul’s 5:49 -The status of the community 6:42 - Record a podcast with Paul Round 3: Building relationships 8:38 - Why do we give a shit about community? 8:59 - Housemates 9:36 - Permaculture replacing petroleum with people 10:00 - Dating & marriage Round 4: Designing community 10:36 - Current models of community 11:57 - Anonymous asks; Are people potentially more combustible than petroleum? 13:27 - Josiah’s big black book plug 14:43 - Sharing a very precise goal 15:44 - Set a metric for “fail” 17:12 - Magic #2 Round 5: Benefits of community 18:07 - Get community to work 18:40 - Social interaction 20:50 - Security & raising family 22:00 - Neighborhood Connections 23:01 - Highly intelligent people in social situations 24:02 - Reducing expenditures Round 6: Paul’s “big click” - 26:24 Round 7: Security and comfort 29:04 - Thinking safety 29:31 - “A good system is an extremely diverse system” 30:46 - Security means comfort and confidence 31:59 - Idea of comfort 33:17 - A horrible divorce 33:58 - Spiritual requirements 34:30 - 90% failing is a good thing Round 8: Diversity of skills - 35:53 37:00 - When the carpenter arrives 37:57 - So-called “experts” 39:02 - “Fred’s a dumb-fuck” 39:44 - A visitor’s perspective Round 9: Moving things forward with communication 40:23 - Communicating with dickishness 42:25 - Negotiation or persuasion 43:35 - Hostility driving a consensus system 45:30 - Experimenting to solve the community puzzle Round 10: All here, the whole time - 45:56 46:33 - PDC full scramble 47:14 - Paul’s PDC format 48:00 - Wonderful, beautiful things from the PDC 49:03 - Awesome artifacts from the ATC Round 11: Perspective 50:44 - Josiah the spectator 51:36 - Resident Fred 52:40 - 3x more than what Sepp Holzer’s done 54:17 - Ant village, deep roots, boot camp 54:45 White people meet Pocahontas 55:46 - Re-husp, rediscover 57:16 - Paul needs it to exist! Round 12: Coming soon on Permaculture Smackdown - 58:26 58:40 - Fred’s going to the moon Round 13: Answering Roger Austin’s long question - 1:00:05 1:01:05 - https://permies.com/c/10 1:01:35 - Success at Damanhur, Findhorn, Songaia 1:04:44 - Central leadership & spirituality 1:06:19 - Experimenting with people’s lives 1:07:10 - Cost of leaving a community 1:09:43 - Persuading the abbot 1:11:46 - Sacrifice for the future of permaculture 1:13:13 - Starving
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