Permaculture playing cards, episode 1

in permaculture •  9 months ago 

So, I've been talking for a while in the Natural Medicine discord channel about doing a series on these permaculture playing cards. Ever since the airdrop from @papa-pepper, I've been thinking of how to do it, and I think I've found the perfect combination.

My goals with this series are many. I just bought a lot of steem, which I intend to power up. Instead of directly doing so, I am going to buy votes on these posts. The purpose is twofold:

  1. It will increase my SP more by utilizing a profit guaranteed voting service.
  2. Hopefully it'll help get some posts to trending.

Getting permaculture posts to the trending page will be super awesome for spreading our cause through the steemisphere.


I am also going to be hosting contests in these posts. There are things hidden in the cards, and I'm giving out @steembasicincome shares to folks that find them. I'm hoping the contest nature of the series will also help spread our publicity here.


Of course, an appropriate quote from @paulwheaton. Let's all make it a goal to be more lazy.

So for the ongoing contest, I will award an SBI share to the first person that finds the hidden name on a card. There are twenty six, so one on every other card. The needle, I have been unsuccessful in finding. It is worth five shares. The idea is to encourage engagement and attention to detail. Winners must answer before posts pay out to be eligible.

Enough intro, let's get to it!

Today's featured permaculture tidbit is the MASON BEE.


Quite fitting, as I listened to a podcast the other day that mentioned mason bees, and I was also just talking to @buckaroo and @craigcryptoking about bees.

Paul Stamets talked a lot about bees in his episode on Diego Footer's Permaculture Voices Podcast, which was his recorded lecture from Permaculture Voices 2. Listen to it here

I can't say I've ever seen a mason bee, even though they're native to North America. Maybe I should do something to nurture a local population.

At our local nursery, they have bug houses shaped like the nest on the card. Many things parallel tubes. I didn't know what they were about until I saw this card, so I may have to pick one up. This may be my way to sneak some bees onto our property. Even though they won't make any harvestable honey, they'll still give plenty of benefit!

What do y'all think? Are bees something you want on your property? How can you make that happen? Did you know there's beekeeping kits on Amazon for only a couple hundred bucks with prime shipping? What about this Mason bee hive? That's something I love about permaculture: it's an approach of action and optimism that is accessible to people from all walks of life. Add a touch of modern convenience, and there's no way we won't take over the world ;)

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I've never heard of a mason bee. For a second, I thought they sounded similar to the carpenter bees that I have in the yard; but after looking it up, they are different. Too bad you say they don't produce any harvestable honey!

They don't, but they're more effective pollinators. Here's a bit more cool information:

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Is be really interested in seeing a homestead that incorporated systems for both honey bees and Mason bees. Get the good honey from one and the awesome pollination from another. Biodiversity is a great force to harness, right? :)

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Woowoowoo! Partyyy!!!!

Great initiative Nate! Let's see if we can get you some c-squared votes!! 🤞

How'd you do that? Lol

You're welcome! I saw the contest and went to your blog to see what i could curate and enter ;-) ..... i wasn't even following you! But, i am now. Congrats on being a valid entry!!

Hey, I'm following you now too. How cool that our paths crossed like that and we weren't even following each other!

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Howdy sir nateonsteemit! very cool and innovative initiative you got here, great job!

Has anyone found any of the names.... how many shares are left open for the SBI challenge - then again I don't see crap on the cards so its not likely to matter

There's been two or three so far. :)

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Thanks for the kind words! :)

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