Considerations and Constraints with Hiring Farm Employees – The Urban Farmer with Curtis Stone (FSFS86)

Today is another episode where Curtis and I will be widening the scope, stepping back and zooming out from the tools and techniques and his 1/3 of an acre farm, to take a look at some of the macro issues surrounding agriculture. The focus today is on employees. Curtis will take about his thoughts on hiring employees, and what he …

Why Microgreen Grower Chris Thoreau Set Up A Co-Operative Business Structure for his Micro Urban Farm (FSFS85)

When you start your farm business, one think that you need to think about is your business structure. Sole proprietorships and LLCs are common ways to go, but there are also other options, like co-operatives… That’s how farmer Chris Thoreau of Food Pedalers structure his business, and that’s the subject of today’s show… Today I’m going up to Vancouver to …

Dr. Ross Mars on Practical and Realistic Processing of Homescale Greywater and Blackwater (V152)

Today I am talking with Dr. Ross Mars, author of The Permaculture Transition Manual. A book that covers a wide variety of practical topics including: permaculture design principles, soil building, nutrient-dense food growing, and greywater systems. In the book Ross also dispels a number of well accepted permaculture myths, such as comfrey being a dynamic accumulator. I think we have …

How Farmer Ray Tyler Tripled His Sales by Farming LESS Land and Focusing on Base Principles (FSFS84))

This week I’ll pick up where last week left off with market gardener Ray Tyler of Rosecreek Farms. While last week’s episode was more inspiration, this week’s more of the perspiration side of things as Ray talks about some of his production methods and big changes that he made turn go from grossing $35,000 in 2015 to $120,000 in 2016 …