An Introduction to Essentialism

Purchase the book Essentialism on Amazon Purchase audiobook Essentialism on Audible If you are new to Audible you can get a free download of Essentialism, or another audiobook, with a 30 day trial by going to audibletrial.com/diego   After purchasing the audiobook version of Essentialism, I quickly realized that I would also need the print version to be able to …

Improving the Business and Marketing of Small Farms from A City Dweller’s Point of View with Rob Avis and Javan Bernakevitch (VOC232)

With more than 50% of the world’s population living in cities, more food that ever is being raised outside of cities and trucked into cities. The food isn’t being grown where the people are, and where the food is begin grown, there isn’t a lot of people. This creates a bit of a divide between two groups whose survival depends …

Starting Your Own Farm by Selling Someone Else’s Vegetables First with Max Beecher – Farm Small, Farm Smart (FSFS110)

Today we are going to Ojai California to talk to a farmer who’s more than just a farmer. Max Beecher was inspired into farming by Joel Salatin and Joel’s entrepreneurial spirit inspired Max to get created when ti came to his farm based businesses. Max started out his farm journey in 2013 with wife. At the time they weren’t farmers …

Micro Beef – Raising Grassfed Beef on Less Land Than You Thought Possible – Grassfed Life (GFL69)

Don’t have much land, not a problem, a lot is still possible. Recently Darby and I have gone through exactly what’s possible on small land with pastured poultry and with pigs. Each of these episodes showed that individually each enterprise could generate some significant cash flow on just one acre, and stacking the enterprises turns up the returns even more. …

The Struggles and Successes of Microgreen Startup with Eddy Gilmore – Farm Small, Farm Smart (FSFS109)

Today’s episode is a different type of episode. It’s a consult style episode with new grower Eddy Gilmore and long-time microgreen grower Chris Thoreau. The first part of this episode will be Eddy and I talking about what’s going on with his farm, and then later in the episode Chris will join us to answer some of Eddy’s questions about …

Mastering Summer Greens – How 4 Farmers are Effectively and Productively Growing Salad Greens in the Heat – Farm Small, Farm Smart (FSFS108)

Given summer heat growing certain crops can be really tough, especially greens. Given the tendency of the normally cool weather lettuces to bolt quickly, turn bitter, and have their foliage burn, many growers simply pass on trying to grow summer greens. The challenges are too great and the returns are too low. But not for all growers. Over the past …