This conversation is with Dale Hendricks of Green Light Plants in southeastern Pennsylvania.
We delve deep into Dale's experience with rewilding the landscape, discussing permaculture approaches, biochar and soil carbon, the connection between health and food systems, and a bit about the legendary Hershey Nursery growing tree crops. We also discuss pawpaws, persimmons, honey locust, ramps and other native permaculture food crops.
Dale's a character, a very generous human being, and very sharp. I think you'll enjoy listening to our chat.
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Here's a link some of Dale's writing on "Permaculture and Horticulture".
The music is from my lo-fi music workshop. I'm having trouble keeping up with new pieces for each podcast! I'm hoping to do some serious recording some time soon. For now, here's a snippet on slide guitar that I hope reflects Dale's folksy, energetic, friendly approach.
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