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beneficial weeds in a young food forest – polyculture!

www.permies.com Michael Pilarski ("Skeeter") takes us on a tour of his three year old food forest, complete with many species of beneficial weeds. As he mentions each species, I try to include some comments, such as their purpose in the video. Skeeter is well known as a wildcrafter. This is a 0.85 acre patch he manages where he grows edibles and medicinals for sale. He also grows soil building plants to suppor the other plants he is growing. He does a lot of "chop and drop" to build organic matter in the soil. Species mentioned include motherwort, sweet clover (white), spruce tree, elecampane, yucca, blue elderberry, amur cork tree, sand cherry, alder tree, silver buffaloberry, gooseberry, mugwort, siberian pea shrub, parsnip, catnip, dandelion, sow thistle, alfalfa, currant, mustard, hawthorn, mulberry, peppermint, arnica, meadowsweet, black cohosh, culvers root, beans, squash, beets, lambs quarters, clover and arugula. Relevant threads at permies: www.permies.com www.permies.com www.permies.com www.permies.com www.permies.com music by Jimmy Pardo
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Socap11 on Organic Living TV

In this segment from Organic Living TV we visit with the wonderful folks who came together in San Francisco, California for the annual Social Capital (SOCAP) conference. We learn about what is possible in the realm of impact investing and how social entrepreneurs are shaping the future of our economy and world!
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Off Grid Tiny House with two kitchens

www.permies.com Matt, from Feral Farm, talks about a tiny house he built. This tiny house has a tiny kitchen space inside, and a much larger outdoor kitchen. Everything at Feral Farm is off grid, including this tiny house. "Wizard" has lived in this tiny house for five years. He starts by showing us his tiny wood cook stove which also heats the house. For several months two people have lived in this tiny house – and not as a couple! Some of the wood in the tiny house comes from the property where the house is. Wizard talks about how he is an aspiring minimalist. Relevant threads at permies www.permies.com www.permies.com www.permies.com www.permies.com music by Jimmy Pardo
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sharpening / peening a scythe

www.permies.com Brian Kerkvliet of Inspiration Farm in Bellingham, Washington gives a quick demo of sharpening with whetstone, and then talks about two different ways of peening a scythe. First comes removing the scythe blade from the snath. The blade has a tang that fits in a hole in the snath (complete with a "snath saver"). Brian shows two types of peening anvils and his peening hammer. The anvils are a type that is mounted into a block of wood. Brian demonstrates how to mend flaws and dings in the scythe blade. Brian teaches us about the "hafting angle" for mounting the scythe blade to the snath. I get the impression that Brian doesn't particularly like the "peening jig". He shows us his and how it works and talks about why the anvil is a better solution. Relevant threads at permies www.permies.com www.permies.com www.permies.com www.permies.com music by Jimmy Pardo
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Smoky Maple-Mustard Salmon

Smoky Maple-Mustard Salmon Recipe
It doesn’t get much easier—or more delicious—than this speedy recipe for roast salmon topped with a smoky maple-mustard sauce. The sweetness of the maple balances the tangy mustard; smoked paprika or ground chipotle adds another layer of flavor. Ask at the fish counter to have the salmon cut into four 4-ounce fillets with the skin removed. Serve with roasted green beans and whole-wheat couscous tossed with pecans and chives.