Improving Clay Soil WITH GOPHERS || CREATING HEALTHY SOIL With Small Mammals || Permaculture Soil

Watch on YouTube (Embed)

Show annotations




Genre: People & Blogs

Family friendly? Yes

Wilson score: 0.8513

Rating: 5.0 / 5

Engagement: 18.0328%

Stoned Ape Farmer - Farm For All

Subscribe | 220

Shared April 8, 2021

Create healthy soil with small mammals the permaculture way! Improve clay soil with gophers or moles by herding them around your precious plants, meanwhile creating soil structure and increasing water infiltration and fertility. If you're looking for ways to improve topsoil with moles or gophers using permaculture, this video will show you how.

❓❓❓ Have any other techniques for deterring gophers and moles?

✅ Subscribe for more great permaculture experiments and let's get to 300 subscribers!




0:00 Intro
0:11 Do we need to be afraid?
0:37 Human-gopher relations
1:12 What do gophers tell us about our soil?
1:28 How do gophers improve soil?
1:32 #1: Decompaction
2:08 #2: Water infiltration
2:35 #3: Fertilization
3:01 HERDING GOPHERS or How To Protect Plants From Digging Animals The Permaculture Way
3:38 THE STOMP...
3:48 ...AND TINKLE!
4:14 Results
5:00 In plain English
6:36 Permaculture observations

🎞️ Gopher CC-BY:
🎞️ Guinea pig poop CC-BY:
🎞️ Cougar CC-BY:

📔 Follow my journal @ for near-daily updates:

📸 Instagram: @stonedapefarmer
🙋‍♂️ Facebook:

☕ Want to support my work? Buy me a coffee!

🐶 Buy my dog some food? She's a good girl. She deserves it.


📕 Paradise Lot by Eric Toensmeier:
📙 Perennial Vegetables by Eric Toensmeier:
📗 Gardening When It Counts by Steve Solomon:
📘 The Intelligent Gardener by Steve Solomon:
📕 The Resilient Gardener by Carol Deppe:
📙 Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties by Carol Deppe:
📗 Creating A Forest Garden by Martin Crawford:
📘 Gaia's Garden by Toby Hemenway:
📕 Compost Everything by David the Good:
📙 Eating On The Wild Side by Jo Robinson:

🌎 Building A Better World In Your Backyard Instead of Being Angry At The Bad Guys •Physical:

🔥 Better Wood Heat: DIY Rocket Mass Heaters (4 DVD set)
•HD Streaming:

I may receive a small affiliate commission for products purchased through these links, which will support me in creating more content. The books listed here are the books I live by and recommend wholeheartedly.


🌱🌳🌲 Learn how to get free plants for your food forest with "10 Ways To Create A Forest Garden For Free"