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A leftist perspective on prepping, foraging, homesteading, weapons, community-building, and global warming during late-stage capitalism.

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Tree Fodder
55:40

In this episode, we build off of the previous episodes on pollarding, coppicing, and silvopasture to discuss the utilization of leaves and needles as feed. What's the history of this practice, how does it integrate into a silvopasture system, and how does it relate with coppicing and pollarding?

 

Sources:

"Fodder Tree Leaves", Uzman Bashir CheemaJaved Iqbal Sultan 

"Silvopasture: A Guide to Managing Grazing Animals, Forage Crops, and Trees in a Temperate Farm Ecosystem", Steve Gabriel

https://www.stipulae.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Fodder-Trees.pdf

https://littleavalonfarm.com/making-tree-hay-for-winter-feed/

https://www.ancienttreeforum.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/A-study-of-practical-pollarding-techniques-in-northern.pdf

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeabXelBI4X61nNYlxvCvIg

 

 

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Dec 06, 2021
A Living History; Coppicing with Mark Krawczyk Part 2
39:02
Part 2: We chat with mark Krawczyk, the author of the forthcoming book "Coppice Agroforestry: Tending Trees for Product, Profit, and Woodland Ecology", which I've been waiting for the past half decade, but is slated for early 2022.  We discuss the role of coppicing in the modern world, tending to landscapes within the scope of what their capacity is, and much more! Check out Mark's work at: http://www.coppiceagroforestry.com/ https://www.keylinevermont.com/ http://www.rivenwoodcrafts.com/

 

 

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Nov 29, 2021
A Living History; Coppicing with Mark Krawczyk Part 1
41:24
We chat with mark Krawczyk, the author of the forthcoming book "Coppice Agroforestry: Tending Trees for Product, Profit, and Woodland Ecology", which I've been waiting for the past half decade, but is slated for early 2022.  We discuss the role of coppicing in the modern world, tending to landscapes within the scope of what their capacity is, and much more! Check out Mark's work at: http://www.coppiceagroforestry.com/ https://www.keylinevermont.com/ http://www.rivenwoodcrafts.com/

 

 

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Nov 29, 2021
Nip it in the Bud: Coppicing & Pollarding
49:48

In this episode, we chat extensively about the history of coppicing, the benefits of coppicing, and the application of coppicing-- as well as pollarding!

Sources:

Brett McLeod, "The Woodland Homestead: How to Make Your Land More Productive and Live More Self-Sufficiently in the Woods" William Bryant Logan, "Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees" Rebecca Oaks, "Coppicing & Coppice Crafts: A Comprehensive Guide" Raymond Tabor, "A Guide to Coppicing"

 

 

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Nov 24, 2021
Letting the Forest Speak with Steve Gabriel
42:28
In this episode, we chat with farmer, author & educator Steve Gabriel, who manages Wellspring Forest Farm. Our conversation starts around the practice of relearning forest farming & silvopasture and digs into really complex discussion of managing stolen lands, and our role as white people in stewarding landscapes and doing more than just land acknowledgements. How do we look to the past as a guide for the future without appropriation and within the context of climate change?   http://www.wellspringforestfarm.com/  

 

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Nov 22, 2021
Putting Livestock in the Forest
01:01:53

This episode brings together the concepts of silvopasture with multispecies grazing and we can examine how stacking all of the various facets of tree fodder, grazing multiple species, fruit & nut drops, and other biomass harvesting options create a complex system which reinforces its resilience in the face of climate change.

 

 

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Sources:

Steve Gabriel "Silvopasture"

Brett McCleod "The Woodland Homestead: How to Make Your Land More Productive and Live More Self-Sufficiently in the Woods"

J. Russell Smith "Tree Crops: A Permanent Agriculture"

 

Nov 15, 2021
Decolonizing Grazing with Joshua Muñoz-Jiménez of Resylien
49:59

In this episode, we chat with Joshua about multispecies grazing, mob grazing, and what it means to decolonize grazing and regenerative agriculture both in theory and in practice. Further, we chat about indigenous farming practices both here in North America and in the global south, and how regenerative agriculture comes with different baggage in each region.

 

Check out Resylien at: https://www.resylien.com/

 

 

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Nov 08, 2021
Multispecies Grazing
49:57

In this episode, we talk about the framework of grazing, and why certain environments demand more aggressive grazing patterns, specifically around brittle ecological regions, and the role of having different types of grazers in managing these environments.

 

Sources:  Mark Shepard, 'Restoration Agriculture'

Allan Savory, 'Holistic Management'

Sarah Flack, 'The Art & Science of Grazing'

 

 

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Oct 31, 2021
Putting Pasture in the Forest with Brett Chedzoy pt 2
42:52

In this episode, we talk about putting silvopasture into practice within an already existing forest setting. Brett Chedzoy of Angus Glen Farms chats with us about his experiences bringing pasture into the forest and the work he does with Cornell's agricultural extension school around the field of silvopasture.

 

You can check out Brett's farm at http://www.angusglenfarm.com/ and the silvopasture network at http://silvopasture.ning.com/

 

 

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Oct 30, 2021
Putting Pasture in the Forest with Brett Chedzoy Pt. 1
42:18

In this episode, we talk about putting silvopasture into practice within an already existing forest setting. Brett Chedzoy of Angus Glen Farms chats with us about his experiences bringing pasture into the forest and the work he does with Cornell's agricultural extension school around the field of silvopasture.

 

You can check out Brett's farm at http://www.angusglenfarm.com/ and the silvopasture network at http://silvopasture.ning.com/

 

 

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Oct 28, 2021
Silvopasture Part 1
57:32

We're back into the agricultural content! In this episode, we start framing up a dialogue on what is silvopasture, how do we understand layering our trees in this environment in relation to livestock, and how does local ecology set the boundaries of what these systems should look like?

 

Sources:

Steve Gabriel, "Silvopasture"

Mark Shepard "Restoration Agriculture"

 

 

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Oct 25, 2021
Failing Communities with Quaker Preacher Scot Miller
01:01:19

We chat with R. Scot Miller, author of "Gospel of the Absurd", a theological primer concerned with messianic and feminist care-ethics, about outreach and the overlaps of Quakerism and Anarchy. Why does modern religion fail our communities, and how can it be used as a tool to empower community in the future?

 

 

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Oct 18, 2021
Rewilding Scotland with Cathy Mayne
43:52

In this episode, we chat with Cathy Mayne, ecologist at Mountain Environment Services, about the current state of the Scottish Highlands, and the triangulated relationship between ecology in the context of time, humans, and climate change.  What do we do with ecological biomes where we can't go back to the past because of climactic change?

 

 

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Oct 11, 2021
Forest Adaption with Dr. Inés Ibáñez
33:52

We chat with the University of Michigan's Dr. Inés Ibáñez about forest ecology and our role in sustaining these ecosystems during climate change. We chat about invasives, what it looks like to view the forests of the future, and the role everyday people have in protecting these spaces.

 

 

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Oct 04, 2021
Native Plant Migration Patterns with Dr. Robert Warren
43:28

What do ants, the Cherokee, and Honey Locusts have in common? We chat with Dr. Robert Warren of the Warren lab of SUNY Buffalo about climate change & human-managed landscapes.

 

To see his research, check out: http://scholar.buffalostate.edu/warrenrj/

 

 

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Sep 27, 2021
Resuscitating Ancient Woodlands with Peter Etheridge
51:00

We chat with ecologist Peter Etheridge about saving ancient forests, the role of humans in landscapes, and finding common ground with non-leftists in ecological spaces.

 

Check out Pete's work at http://greenwood-ecology.co.uk/

 

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Sep 22, 2021
Rewilding with ecologist Mark Wardle
01:02:03

We chat with Mark Wardle about rewilding projects going on across the UK, lessons from 3 decades working in ecology restoration, ancient farming practices and the loss of ancestral knowledge. What is the role of these traditional practices in the future?

 

 

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Sep 19, 2021
Anarchy is Ecology with Peter Gelderloos
56:15

The relationship between ecology and anarchy is often considered a specific niche of anarchist thought. In this conversation, we talk about the need for anarchy to be centered on ecology and agro-ecology. How do we build resilient networks under capitalism that are centered around foodways and supporting our ecology?

 

Peter Gelderloos is an anarchist, author, and activist. His untitled book will be released this fall, and you can follow him on twitter at https://twitter.com/petergelderloos

 

 

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Sep 13, 2021
Tom Wessels- Looking to the Past for Our Future
44:46

We talk with ecologist and author Tom Wessels about complex systems science, climate change, and hope for the future. What does it look like if we mimic nature in our economy?

 

 

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Sep 05, 2021
Public Mourning & Loss in Climate Change
01:06:51

We chat with Patrick Farnsworth from the podcast Last Born in the Wilderness about climate change, fascism, and grief.

 

Check out Patrick's work at https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/ 

 

 

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Aug 30, 2021
Armed Proles with Armed Margins
56:51

We talk to Mitch from Armed Margins & the Red Dot District Podcast about their work to help marginalized communities learn to defend themselves, organize, and ultimately work towards self-determination. What does this look like in practice, and how can you get involved?

 

To learn more, check out Armed Margins at https://www.armedmargins.com/

Check out the Red Dot District Podcast wherever you get your podcasts!

 

 

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Aug 23, 2021
Collapse in Real Time with Margaret Killjoy
01:12:14

We chat with Margaret Killjoy, author, podcaster, prepper, and activist about the leftist prepper space and talking about how our preps evolve based on material conditions. 

 

Check out her work at: https://linktr.ee/margaretkilljoy

 

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Aug 16, 2021
The Right to Make it Work; John Deere Hacking
44:09

We chat with Morgan Swanson of the John Deere Cal Poly Tractor Hacking Project about the role of hackers in moving innovation forward, the future of computer-laden infrastructure, and the future of farming.

 

Check out Morgan's work at:

https://tractorhacking.github.io/

 

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Aug 09, 2021
Open-Source Biohacking w/4 Thieves Vinegar Collective
01:02:55

We chat with Michael from 4 Thieves Vinegar Collective about medicine and self-determination, autonomous zones, hacking in some very loose understandings of the word, and the role of open-source projects in an interconnected world.

 

Check out 4 Thieves Vinegar Collective:

https://fourthievesvinegar.org/

 

 

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Aug 02, 2021
The New Guilded Age W/The Brooklyn Lace Guild
55:30

We chat with Elena Kanagy-Loux & Kara Quinteros of the Brooklyn Lace Guild to discuss the return of artisan crafts, the terminology and culture surrounding those crafts, and their place in an industrialized world.

 

Learn more about the Brooklyn Lace Guild:

https://www.brooklynlaceguild.com/

https://www.instagram.com/brooklynlaceguild/

 

 

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Jul 25, 2021
The Return of Craft with Alex Langlands
01:01:54

In this episode, we chat with Alex Langlands, former star of the BBC Historic Farms Series', including Wartime Farms, Victorian Farms, Medieval Farms, Edwardian Farms, and Tales from the Green Valley. Alex is also the author of Craeft; An Inquiry Into the Origins and True Meaning of Traditional Crafts.

 

We talk about the role of Crafts as a method to reintegrate humanity into nature and to build better relationships with our ecology.

 

To check out his work, visit his Youtube Channel Shedcrafter:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ4HLEEoVLs&feature=youtu.be

His book is also available wherever you get your books.

 

 

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Jul 19, 2021
Reclaiming Public Research
42:36

In this episode, we chat with Ramesh, an administrator from the Facebook group 'Ask for PDFs from People with Institutional Access' and we discuss self-organization, the academic research model, and 21st century colonialism.

 

Check out the group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/850609558335839

 

 

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Jul 12, 2021
Saving Alexandria with Project Gutenberg's Dr. Greg Newby
01:05:46

In this episode, we chat with Executive Director of Project Gutenberg, Dr. Greg Newby. We talk about the role of open access to knowledge and how copyright has played into a complicated mess that inhibits artistic development.

To learn more, check out Project Gutenberg at https://www.gutenberg.org/

The Distributed Proofreaders volunteer page can be found at https://www.pgdp.net/c/

 

 

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Jul 04, 2021
The Apothecary's Garden, Revisiting Medicinal Plants
01:07:57

We chat with Dr. Greg Susla of the Pry Civil War Garden at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine about the role of plants in medicine, as well as the history of plant-based medicine, and the challenges that come from it.

 

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine's Pry Garden website can be found at https://www.civilwarmed.org/pry-garden/

 

To see Greg's work, check out https://www.civilwarmed.org/pry-garden/

 

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Jun 27, 2021
Eating Colonizers w/Jackson Landers
01:03:56

In this episode we talk about invasive species and their relationship with climate change, globalism, and ecology. We also talk about our favorite edible invasives.

 

For more of Jackson's work, check out his two books "Eating Aliens" and "The Beginners Guide to Hunting Deer for Food"

 

 

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Jun 21, 2021
Complex Food Systems with Dr. Dan Rubenstein
01:04:37

We chat with Princeton's Dr. Dan Rubenstein and we talk about the science behind holistic grazing and the role of horizontal, cooperative-models can provide a resilient framework for food systems as climate change further tests our global food systems.

 

You can support this project at patreon.com/poorprolesalmanac or visit us at poorproles.com

 

 

Jun 13, 2021
Collaborative Plant Breeding w/The Experimental Farm Network
58:28

We chat with Nathan Kleinman of the Experimental Farm Network and talk about what food sovereignty means, making plant breeding accessible, and relearning the lost art of localizing our food systems.

 

For more information, visit:

https://www.experimentalfarmnetwork.org/

Jun 07, 2021
Building Community with scott crow
01:08:59

In this episode, we chat with author, activist, organizer, speaker, and producer scott crow about building dual power and developing a sense of community. We discuss the challenges of the activist community, creating spaces, and the role of politics in prepping.

 

Check out his work:

https://www.scottcrow.org/

https://www.emergencyhearts.com/

 

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May 28, 2021
The Conversazione
12:13

This is the intro to our new interview series, where we tie all of the components of the series together and some of our thoughts about the series after wrapping it up!

May 27, 2021
Returning to Permaculture; Re-Centering Indigenous Ecology & Foodways
23:31

In the final episode of the series, we reflect on how indigenous agriculture reflects and doesn't reflect the framework of permaculture. How have we seen in previous episodes examples of new foodways that can show us a path forward from where we currently exist?

May 12, 2021
Manoomin is Life; The Anishanaabe, Foodways, & Decolonization
38:38

We spend some time talking about what colonization looked like for the Anishanaabe, how colonization destroys foodways, and what decolonization looks like as a model for others to move forward.

 

Sources:

Stories that Nourish: Minnesota, Anishinaabe Wild Rice Narratives Amelia V. Katanski

https://sci-hub.se/10.17953/aicrj.41.3.katanski

  Our Knowledge Is Not Primitive: Decolonizing Botanical Anishinaabe Teachings

Wendy Makoons Geniusz, Annmarie Geniusz

 

 

“Both the Honor and the Profit”: Anishinaabe Warriors, Soldiers, and Veterans from Pontiac’s War through the Civil War

Michelle K. Cassidy

May 03, 2021
Arid Agriculture & the Communalism of the Turkana
49:53

In this episode, we explore the evolution of the indigenous people of Lake Turkana. We look at how their subsistence farming evolved with a rapidly shifting climate and how both the ecology benefits from human involvement & how a unique collectivist and individualist community format allows for the community to quickly change practices to meet the unpredictable landscape. We wrap it up talking about the damages of colonialism on these resilient communities.

 

Sources:

Usufruct Rights to Trees: The Role of Ekwar in Dryland Central Turkana, Kenya Edmund G. C. Barrow

https://sci-hub.se/https://www.jstor.org/stable/4602963?seq=1

 

Impacts of shifting agriculture on a floodplain woodland regeneration in dryland, Kenya

G. Oba, N.C. Stenseth, & R.B. Weladji

sci-hub.se/10.1016/S0167-8809(01)00355-3

Land Use, Ecology, and Socio-economic Changes in a Pastoral Production System

M. Okoti, J.C. Ng'ethe, W.N. Ekaya, & D. M. Mbuvi

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09709274.2004.11905720

 

Holocene occupation of the Mount Porr strand plain in southern Lake Turkana, Kenya

David Wright, S.L. Forman

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/David_Wright/publication/281536573_Holocene_occupation_of_the_Mount_Porr_strand_plain_in_southern_Lake_Turkana_Kenya/links/55f7f62a08aeafc8ac080dfe.pdf

 

Indigenous management systems as a basis for community forestry in Tanzania 

George C. Kajembe

https://library.wur.nl/WebQuery/wurpubs/fulltext/117147

 

The value of traditional knowledge in present-day soil conservation practice: the example of West Pokot and Turkana

Edmund Geoffrey Barrow

file:///C:/Users/Andy/Downloads/SoilConPokot-Turkana1986-208.pdf

 

Ethnobotany of the Turkana: Use of Plants by a Pastoral People and Their Livestock in Kenya

W. T. W. Morgan

https://www.jstor.org/stable/4254252?seq=1

 

Apr 21, 2021
(R)Evolutionary Agroforestry in the Western Ghats
41:59

We chat about the ecological and agricultural history of the Southern tip of India and how the indigenous farming practices have evolved over 4,000 years to meet the changing climate!

 

 

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/225745850_Agroforestry_in_the_Western_Ghats_of_peninsular_India_and_the_satoyama_landscapes_of_Japan_A_comparison_of_two_sustainable_land_use_systems

Agroforestry in the Western Ghats of peninsular India and the satoyama landscapes of Japan: A comparison of two sustainable land use systems, B. Mohan Kumar

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/225976587_Growth_and_ecological_impacts_of_traditional_agroforestry_tree_species_in_Central_Himalaya_India

Growth and ecological impacts of traditional agroforestry tree species in Central Himalaya, India, Rakesh K Maikhuri

http://tropecol.com/pdf/open/PDF_44_1/44107.pdf

 

The tree behind the forest: ecological and economic importance of traditional agroforestry systems and multiple uses of trees in India DENIS DEPOMMIER

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A:1006486912126

Acacia nilotica trees in rice fields: A traditional agroforestry system in central India

http://isasat.org/Vol-ii,issue-i/AARJ_2_1_3_Viswanath.pdf

Synergistic impacts of anthropogenic fires and aridity on plant diversity in the Western Ghats: Implications for management of ancient social-ecological systems, Charuta Kulkarni  

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/345993867_Synergistic_impacts_of_anthropogenic_fires_and_aridity_on_plant_diversity_in_the_Western_Ghats_Implications_for_management_of_ancient_social-ecological_systems

Apr 06, 2021
The Satoyama Landscape- A History of Rebirth in Japan
01:00:47

In this episode we discuss the complex history and indigenous farming practices in Japan. We also spend some time chatting about Japan's solutions to its collapsing ecology, and their shortfalls.

 

 

Sources:

Satoyama: The Traditional Rural Landscape of Japan, A. Tsunekawa, I. Washitani, K. Takeuchi, M. Yokohari, R.D. Brown Create Citation   Deconstructing satoyama – The socio-ecological landscape in Japan,  Mochamad Indrawan

 

Satoyama, Traditional Farming Landscape in Japan, Compared to Scandinavia, Björn E. Berglund   Agroforestry in the Western Ghats of peninsular India and the satoyama landscapes of Japan: a comparison of two sustainable land use systems, B. Mohan Kumar & K. Takeuchi 

 

The biocultural link: isolated trees and hedges in Satoyama landscapes indicate a strong connection between biodiversity and local cultural features, Katsue Fukamachi

 

Rebuilding the relationship between people and nature: the Satoyama Initiative, Kazuhiko Takeuchi
Mar 16, 2021
Norwegian Farm Collectives & the Art of Coppice
01:16:26

In this episode, we're chatting about a forgotten history of Norwegian indigenous farming practices and their abundant relationship with an unforgiving environment.

 

Works Cited:

A study of practical pollarding techniques in northern Europe- Helen Read

https://www.ancienttreeforum.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/A-study-of-practical-pollarding-techniques-in-northern.pdf

 

The old Norwegian peasant community: Investigations undertaken by the institute for comparative research in human culture, Oslo- Andreas Holmsen 

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/03585522.1956.10411481

 

Human-influenced vegetation types and landscape elements in the cultural landscapes of inner Sogn, western Norway- I. AustadL. HaugeT. HelleA. SkogenA. Timberlid

https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Human-influenced-vegetation-types-and-landscape-in-Austad-Hauge/cf6b9a4a32544fd6f4de8c84785217e937d1c83c

 

 

Traditional land use of the boreal forest landscape: Examples from Lierne, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway-

1 Altmetric Land use and biodiversity Traditional land use of the boreal forest landscape: Examples from Lierne, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway Bolette Bele https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00291951.2012.760002     Regeneration of Ostrya carpinifolia scop. forest after coppicing: Modelling of changes in species diversity and composition- Andrea Catorci https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andrea-Catorci/publication/287750973_Regeneration_of_Ostrya_carpinifolia_scop_forest_after_coppicing_Modelling_of_changes_in_species_diversity_and_composition/links/572a50e008ae057b0a078f36/Regeneration-of-Ostrya-carpinifolia-scop-forest-after-coppicing-Modelling-of-changes-in-species-diversity-and-composition.pdf  

 

Towards a refined understanding of the use of coastal zones in the Mesolithic: New investigations on human–environment interactions in Telemark, southeastern Norway- teinar Solheim

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322222762_Towards_a_refined_understanding_of_the_use_of_coastal_zones_in_the_Mesolithic_New_investigations_on_human-environment_interactions_in_Telemark_southeastern_Norway

 

Remodelling the neolithic in Southern Norway: Another attack on a traditional problem- Lisa G. Bostwick Bjerck

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00293652.1988.9965464

 

 

Mar 08, 2021
Malik Yakini & Community-Led Urban Farming in Detroit
01:12:33

In this episode, we review a quick history of urban farming in Detroit and interview Malik Yakini, the Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network & D-Town Farms. We chat about the role of dual power systems to challenge capitalism and the role of self-determination in making meaningful change in communities. Interview starts around 22 minutes!

Feb 25, 2021
Havana: Models of Decentralized Urban Farming & Resiliency
01:04:10

In this episode, we're looking out how Cuba utilized both its massive state power and the creativity and bold thinking of its citizens to create decentralized urban farms after the collapse of the Soviet bloc. What can we learn about decentralized food systems and how can it be applied here in the case of collapse?

 

 

Sources:

https://www.cubaagriculture.com/agriculture-today.htm

https://d1wqtxts1xzle7.cloudfront.net/36257629/the_urban_agriculture_of_havana.pdf?1421186242=&response-content-disposition=inline%3B+filename%3DThe_Urban_Agriculture_of_Havana.pdf&Expires=1610388059&Signature=cfYv5vuo9B~0~xnc7S3381ZDKFHpoWave4qc9ycca5RExKTGZlRWW3-a6nNMQ9zF13acafRgdB2zDujqeLHT3DcY49Y8rMGxYu0g5iwB4mwrslvZn1bqOUv76TAhthNd7AeHJXh7twSqjoApwssBwmGq6xHklRmb8qwXmmOG~4uveDPLRRVslHCNboCSHE6XSFVmjXHYbblQCUXRAYmhBMZ25WZ9w~K2Sw0JLIb1fvE-nDfe~E69MqXHU80FMZYqkYTugcl-hdZspTDwjU5mLj-flQf6ngPJ4qSRLB0ysSvSNcFlF3VmWQOe40s6VshmNhfTV7F9NVp7eAQl~Nnbcg__&Key-Pair-Id=APKAJLOHF5GGSLRBV4ZA

 

https://sagemagazine.org/urban-farm-fed-cities-lessons-from-cubas-organoponicos/

 

http://www.danangtimes.vn/Portals/0/Docs/310103714-urban_agriculture.pdf

https://www.geotab.com/press-release/greenest-cities-in-america/#:~:text=According%20to%20the%20results%20of,by%20Portland%20(856URBAN AGRICULTURE IN THE CITY OF HAVANA: A POPULAR RESPONSE TO A CRISIS%20ft2).

 

https://www.geotab.com/press-release/greenest-cities-in-america/#:~:text=According%20to%20the%20results%20of,by%20Portland%20(856%20ft2).

https://wits.worldbank.org/CountryProfile/en/Country/WLD/Year/LTST/TradeFlow/Import/Partner/by-country/Product/16-24_FoodProd#:~:text=In%202018%2C%20the%20top%20countries,%2C%20France%2C%20Netherlands%20and%20Italy

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20061010120813/http://www.communitysolution.org/cubareviews.html

Feb 15, 2021
What's Wrong with Permaculture, Anyway? The Prole Models Miniseries
01:15:32

The first episode of our new miniseries entitled "The Prole Models", we decide to get into the tough content of the complex history of permaculture, the problems with its history, the evolution of permaculture in modern agriculture, and how it can frame up some of the questions regarding land back, indigenous culture, and the role of white people in this potential solution to the problem of climate change.

 

Sources:

https://www.kcet.org/shows/tending-nature/the-indigenous-science-of-permaculture 

https://www.treehugger.com/permaculture-doesnt-work-says-plant-biologist-4856091

https://www.lillklobbpermaculture.com/2018/06/30/a-response-to-curtis-stones-what-permaculture-got-wrong%E2%80%8A-%E2%80%8Adispelling-five-common-myths/

https://medium.com/@urbanfarmercstone/what-permaculture-got-wrong-dispelling-five-common-myths-e904d570db70

https://medium.com/permaculturewomen/permaculture-on-the-edge-d69cad1b6ce0

https://www.resilience.org/stories/2016-02-19/decolonizing-permaculture/

Feb 05, 2021
Designing Food Systems with Scales of Permanence
54:13

We're bringing everything we've covered in the agriculture content together and using PA Yeomans Scale of Permanence to design a site for agro-ecological abundance!

 

Sources:

Yeomans, P.A. (1954). The Keyline Plan

Jan 26, 2021
The ReImagining Miniseries: The Troubles- Ireland, Civil War & Identity with Nash Flynn
01:37:32

We're taking a look at the Irish civil war and the conditions that led up to it and its conclusion with comedian and historian, Nash Flynn. What parallels do we see playing out here in the United States, and what can we learn from the efforts of the IRA?

 

Note: Michael Collins died in a shootout stemming from a car ambush, not a car bomb.

 

Sources: 

Tim Pat Coogan, The Troubles: Irelands Ordeal and the Search for Peace

Kevin Toolis, Rebel Hearts: Journeys Within the IRA's Soul

Charles Rivers Editors compilation, The Partition of Ireland and the Troubles: The History of Northern Ireland from the Irish Civil War to the Good Friday Agreement

Jan 18, 2021
Our First History- Reading the Landscape
49:04

As farmers and stewards of the land, we must center our understanding of growing food based on the ecology around us. In this episode, we're discussing the ways you can use some basic understanding of ecology to understand both the history of the landscape in terms of activities such as previous farming as well as the site's unique characteristics as told by indicator species. 

 

Sources:

Tom Wessels "Reading the Forested Landscape"

May Watts "Reading the Landscape of America"

Jan 06, 2021
The ReImagining Miniseries: Syria, Neoliberalism, & Balkanization
01:31:56
Dec 21, 2020
The ReImagining Miniseries: Make Rojava Regenerative Again
01:16:42

Having discussed Bookchin's vision last episode, this episode we're diving into The Internationalist Commune of Rojava's book "Make Rojava Green Again" to see how Bookchin's work plays out in reality. We focus specifically in the area of technology, agriculture, and ecology, drawing from complex systems theory and envision what the future looks like for this autonomous zone.

 

Sources: "Make Rojava Green Again", The Internationalist Commune of Rojava

https://makerojavagreenagain.org/2019/10/11/ecology-in-times-of-war/

 

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Dec 14, 2020
The ReImagining Miniseries: Bookchin, Technology, and Ecology
01:04:41

We're discussing "Towards a Liberatory Technology" and "Ecology and Revolutionary Thought" and how they reinforce the key functions of complex systems theory as a framework for a post-collapse society. What are some of the key takeaways about building a new world from the shell of the old?

 

Sources: Murray Bookchin, "Post-Scarcity Anarchism"

 

Remastered 7/12/21

Dec 07, 2020
Keyline Systems
56:10

Arguably the most complicated and challenging subject in modern permaculture projects, water management through Yeomans keyline design theory is the subject of this episode. We try to break down this complex, dense subject in an accessible way to provide a framework you can use on your plot of land.

 

Sources:

Yeomans, PA 1993, Water for Every Farm: Yeomans Keyline Plan

"What we learned from the Dust Bowl: Lessons in Science, Policy, and Adaptation" https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4015056/

 

Nov 30, 2020
The ReImagining Miniseries: Zapatistas; Indigenous Community Building & Anarchy
01:09:46

One of the most widely recognized movements for stateless government, the Zapatistas have a complex story to tell. We focus on why the EZLN has thrived over 25 years, looking at the symbiotic relationship between community history and anarchist theory embedded within a comprehensive direct-democracy, both politically & economically. What can we learn from how they organized that we can bring home to create autonomous zones?

 

Sources:

Klein, Hilary "Companeras"

Hayden, Tom "The Zapatistas Reader"

http://upsidedownworld.org/archives/mexico/political-economy-from-the-perspective-of-the-zapatista-communities/

https://web.archive.org/web/20171019083103/http://www.mexicosolidarity.org/programs/alternativeeconomy/zapatismo/en

https://www.sevenstories.com/books/3034-companeras

 

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Nov 15, 2020
Swale Systems
50:25

In this episode, we're talking about the role of swale systems, their pros and cons, as well as some understanding of how to size swales based on your property.

 

Sources: 

Ben Falk, "The Resilient Farm and Homestead: An Innovative Permaculture and Whole Systems Design Approach"

Oregon State University online ECampus 

Colorado Stormwater Center

 

Support this project by visiting poorproles.com and checking out our Patreon link.

 

Remastered 9/19/21

Nov 09, 2020
Election Predictions from August 2020
38:58

This bonus content we did for our Patreons regarding the election. Despite massive changes in the dynamics in the election, I'd say it's still within a margin of error of what we predicted. We'll see how it plays out over the next few months, but we figured we'd give you fantastic folx the opportunity to hear our take.

Nov 03, 2020
Amazing Graze Part 3: Goodness Graze-ious
57:45

Part three of the Grazing Miniseries. We're talking about fencing systems, how to calculate AUs to size out paddocks based on rotation frequency, and assessing dry matter.

 

To support this project, please visit poorproles.com and click on the Patreon link.

 

Remastered 9/19/21

Nov 02, 2020
Amazing Graze Part 2: Re-Cow-nting Tradition
39:27

Part 2 of our discussion of Amazing Graze talking about grazing systems, pasture management, and developing paddocks for future grazing sites.  We chat about how an understanding of both soil biology and forest development can impact our process in developing future pastures and in pasture management.

 

Support this project at poorproles.com and visit the Patreon link.

Remastered 9/19/21

Oct 20, 2020
Amazing Graze
53:04

The first of a 3-part series on grazing systems. This episode is focused on building pasture with a dive on foraging plants for your grazers as well as soil restoration.

 

Sources: https://extension.umaine.edu/publications/2279e/

Dale Strickler's "Managing Pasture: A Complete Guide to Building Healthy Pasture for Grass-Based Meat & Dairy Animals"

 

 

To support this project, please visit us at poorproles.com or patreon.com/poorprolesalmanac

 

Remastered 9/19/21

Oct 11, 2020
The ReImagining Miniseries: What is Work & The Bread Book
01:20:40

In this episode we take a look at Peter Kropotkin's "The Conquest of Bread" to define what is work and what does work look like in a post-collapse society?

 

 

Support this podcast by becoming a Patron at: https://www.patreon.com/PoorProlesAlmanac

 

Remastered 7/11/21

Sep 29, 2020
The Hands-On Miniseries: Practical Prepping for Practical People
48:54

This miniseries is focused on building practical, hands-on skills through basic knowledge sharing for prepping and other homesteading type skills to build sustainable communities through hands-on skills. This episode focuses on the basic functions and facets of prepping, from food storage to mental health.

 

You can support this project by visiting us at Patreon.com/poorprolesalmanac

Sep 20, 2020
The ReImagining Miniseries: Community Self-Defense
47:19

In this episode we review the collection of essays collected by scott crow titled "Setting Sights: Histories and Reflections on Community Armed Self-Defense" released by PM Press, and we discuss the framework and historical conditions which led to successful armed self-defense of marginalized communities in disaster.

Purchase the book here: https://www.pmpress.org/index.php?l=product_detail&p=886 and you can follow scott crow on Twitter at @scott_crow

 

You can also support this project at patreon.com/poorprolesalmanac

 

Episode remastered 7/11/21

Sep 14, 2020
Fruit Tree Guilds, Permaculture, and Science-based Ag
49:18

In this episode, we discuss the concept of fruit tree guilds, orchard floor management, and the details that go into deciding which plants to use underneath your fruit trees. Further, we critique both permaculture methodologies for companion planting and guilds, as well as the science, or lackthereof behind them.

 

Sources:

"Lignin Controls on Soil Ecosystem Services: Implications for Biotechnological Advances in Biofuel Crops" Shamim Gul, Sandra F. Yanna, & Joann K. Whalen

https://www.novapublishers.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/978-1-63117-452-0_ch14.pdf

"Companion planting with French marigolds protects tomato plants from glasshouse whiteflies through the emission of airborne limonene" Marta Ferreira Maia and Sarah J Moore

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3059459/

 

 

You can support this project at patreon.com/poorprolesalmanac or visit us at poorproles.com

 

ReMastered 9/19/21

Sep 03, 2020
Fruit Tree Management
43:39

Everyone's first thought about prepping is food, and their next thought is about long-term food sustainability. Fruit trees are great for that, so let's talk about what it means to manage an orchard.

 

Source(s):

Growing Fruit Trees: Novel Concepts and Practices for Successful Care and Management;  Jean-Marie Lespinasse   Cornell University Extension School  

 

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ReMastered 9/18/21

Aug 23, 2020
The ReImagining Miniseries: The Urban Space
01:14:33

This episode we welcome Elliott to the podcast and we discuss Catherine Tumber's "Small, Gritty, and Green: The Promise of America's Smaller Industrial Cities in a Low-Carbon World"

 

You can support this project at patreon.com/poorprolesalmanac

 

Remastered on 7/11/21

Aug 19, 2020
Biomes and a Philosophical Dialogue on Nature
31:40

We're talking about what is a biome and how does it impact our ability to hunt, forage, and garden?

 

 

Remastered 9/18/21

 

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Jul 24, 2020
Forest Ecology & Sustainability
38:25

What is Forest ecology, and how does the forest relate to sustainable practices? How can we use what nature has provided around us to create dynamic systems to support healthy human life? Let's chat about it.

 

Sources: 

 

Penn State's Extension program-- Forest & Wildlife Management

Tom Wessels-- "Reading the Forested Landscape"

 

Support us on patreon!

https://www.patreon.com/PoorProlesAlmanac

 

Rerecorded 8/13/21

Jun 23, 2020
Some Thoughts on Homesteading and Prepping
12:01

A mini-episode where we discuss what our goals are with the series and a bit about our personal perspectives on how science, homesteading, prepping, and community building interconnect.

 

 

Support this podcast by becoming a Patron at: https://www.patreon.com/PoorProlesAlmanac

 

Re-recorded 8/6/21

May 27, 2020
Grains of Dirt, Ambivalent Nematodes
39:21

Part 2 in a deep dive on soil health through no-till systems, cover cropping, the loss of the manure cycling of historical farming, and new old research on intensive grazing practices to mimic nature. 

Sources:

Cornell Extension School's Soil 101 course

Jim Gerrish, "Management-intensive Grazing: The Grassroots of Grass Farming"

David R. Montgomery, "Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life"

 

 

Support this podcast by becoming a Patron at: https://www.patreon.com/PoorProlesAlmanac

 

Re-recorded 8/1/21

May 17, 2020
I'm a Soy-Boy, but by Soy I mean Soil
39:58

A deep dive into the complex web that is the soil system, as well as how that plays into complex systems theory and sustainable farming, permaculture, silvopasture, and food forests.

Sources: Dr. Elaine Ingham's research on complex soils

Fred Magdoff & Harold Van Es's "Building Soils for Better Crops"

Klaus J. Puettmann, David Coates, and Christian Messier's "Critique of Silviculture-- Managing for Complexity"

 

 

Support this podcast by becoming a Patron at: https://www.patreon.com/PoorProlesAlmanac

 

Remastered 7/16/21

May 12, 2020
Climate Change & Modeling Complex Systems Theory
47:54

In this episode, we discuss climate change from a different perspective, and tie complex systems science into our understanding of economics and how that can frame up an egalitarian, decentralized proposal for resilient communities in the face of ecological catastrophe.

We reference the following folks and talks, as well as some basic science textbooks as well:

Tom Wessels, "How Nature Models Sustainability"

Murray Bookchin, "The ecology of Freedom"

 

 

Support this podcast by becoming a Patron at: https://www.patreon.com/PoorProlesAlmanac

 

Re-recorded 7/8/21

May 07, 2020
The Poor Prole‘s Almanac Trailer
05:01

An intro of what we're here to talk about

May 07, 2020