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A podcast for people looking to blend the permaculture design process and techniques of permaculture with right-livelihood. 


Repairing the planet, solving problems, producing products, and making a living doing it. 

You’ll hear from experts who are far down their respective paths and people just like you who are starting out and making a go of it and learning as they go.

Each episode gives you practical insights and advice that you put into action today.

The show is hosted by Diego Footer of Permaculture Voices.

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Permaculture Voices Podcast – The Episodes:

111: You Can Change Your Own Life, If You Want To – Going from Alcoholism to Permaculture.

110: The Business of Gasification. The Challenges and Successes of Transitioning a Hobby into a Viable Business with Troy Martz.

109: Building Dams, Ponds, and Rehydrating the Landscape – The Water Retention Landscape with Zach Weiss.

108: Build A Sustainable & Profitable Education Business – Rancho Mastatal, A Model For Success with Scott Gallant.

107: Taking your concept to reality. Is the concept really worth the time, energy and money involved?

106: Permaculture Contracting. Ecologically Regenerative – Socially Just – Economically Viable. Presented by Erik Ohlsen.

105: Goats as Restorative Catalysts. Managing Goats for Environmental Regeneration, Not Degeneration.

104: 7 Steps to Start Your Profitable Permaculture Based Business presented at PV2 by Luke Callahan.

103: The Great Work of Our Time presented at PV2 by John D Liu.

102: Critiquing Permaculture – A Deeper Look Into Permaculture – Part 2.

101: What Permaculture Isn’t, And Is – A Deeper Look Into Permaculture – Part 1.

100: Liberation Permaculture with Toby Hemenway.

099: Permaculture Plants: A Business and A Hobby with Taylor Walker.

098: Farmscale and Broadacre Permaculture Design Experiences with Neil Bertrando.

097: Growing Apples in Warm Climates.

096: Building Soil Health by Dr. Elaine Ingham.

095: Living Life Like a 5 Year Old. Coming Alive and Changing the World by Learning and Living with Curiosity and Intention. A Conversation with Matthew Abrams.

094: Forest Farming with Steve Gabriel. Growing Crops Within the Canopy of an Existing Forest.

093: Simple Ideas and Strategies for Breaking Ground into a New Career in Permaculture with John Pugliano.

092: Printing Permaculture: The Vision and Story of Creating a Massive Permaculture Media Business. A 22 Year Active Case Study with Maddy Harland.

091: Farming. It’s Damn Hard. The Real Life Journey of Starting a Permaculture Farm with No Money. An interview with Mark Shepard.

090: Social Permaculture. Creating a Diversity of Functional Connections Between People and Their Skills.

089: Stacking Fiefdoms with Joel Salatin. Creating Multiple Complementary Businesses Under the Umbrella of an Exisiting Business.

088: Designing Simple and Effective Passive Solar Greenhouses with Rob Avis.

087: Making $2000 A Week Growing Microgreens with Luke Callahan.

086: Raising American Guinea Hogs, The Homestead Pig with Cathy Payne.

085: Quitting A Job I Love for A Life That I Love. The Unromantic Journey Into Farm Life with Chad Stamps.

084: The Veglio Project. Restoring the Land. Awakening the Soul.

083: Profitable Urban Farming. A realistic view with farmer Curtis Stone. Working your ass off and making $50,000 on a quarter acre.

082: Hugelkultur. What it is. When is it appropriate. And when isn’t it. With Javan Bernakevitch.

081: Permaculture. The Future of Business and Beyond. An Interview Compilation

080: Radical Mycology with Peter McCoy

079: Hazelnuts. A Viable Broadacre Crop for the Midwest? Almost. with Phil Rutter

078: 100 Degrees and 3 Inches of Rain. Greening Saudi Arabia with Neal Spackman.

077: Changing the World by Changing Our Approach – An Interview Compilation

076: What would you do if you only had a year left to live? Building a life and a business around permaculture with Fraser Bliss

075: Geoff Lawton presents The Permaculture Designers’ Manual.

074: What’s a PDC? Part 2 of 2.

073: What’s a PDC? Part 1 of 2.

072: Farming Well. Cultivating a Community and Growing Businesses with Nigel Walker of Eatwell Farm.

071: Natural Swimming Pools with David Pagan Butler.

070: Do Your Impossible.

069: Unschooling Agriculture. Taking Steps Towards the Permaculture Farm with Grant Schultz.

068: Permaculture and the Forgotten. Teaching Permaculture in Places That Absolutely Need It. A Message of Hope with Rosemary Morrow.

067: Lawncare to Earthcare. Building Businesses, Embracing Failures, and Transitioning to a Career in Permaculture.

066: Urban Permaculture Design with Larry Santoyo. Creating Systems Where the Byproducts are More Sustainable Cities.

065: Re-Thinking Farm Products. Creating a Brand that Needs Ingredients from the Farm with Philippe Choiniere

064: Bringing More Permaculture to the Farm, Real World Constraints with David Sachs

063: 1000′s of Trees and Half an Acre. Small Scale Nursery Business with Akiva Silver

062: 75 Chicks to 10000. No Experience to Full Time Farmer. The Ronan Byrne Story

061: Designing & Building the Future…Literally. Open Source Ecology with Marcin Jakubowski

060: Building a Profitable Permaculture Business with Jack Spirko

059: Striking a Balance. Two People, and One, Two, or Many Dreams. Permaculture Beyond the Land, Building and Cultivating Resilient Relationships

058: Woody Agriculture. Breeding Trees, Restoring a Piece of America’s Past and Establishing a Piece of Our Agricultural Future with Phil Rutter. Part 2 of 2

057: Woody Agriculture. Breeding Trees, Restoring a Piece of America’s Past and Establishing a Piece of Our Agricultural Future with Phil Rutter. Part 1 of 2

056: An Idea Worth Sharing. Inside The Permaculture Orchard.

055: Rhodesia to Long Beach. 50 Years of Struggle, Persistence, and Success with Allan Savory.

054: PermaEthos. Changing the Agriculture System, A New Permaculture Farm Model with Jack Spirko

053: Plants and the Evolution of Permaculture with Byron Joel

052: Fermenting Success. A Passion for Family, Friends and Mead. The Frank Golbeck Story

051: Grow Better, Not Bigger. The Market Gardener – Producing $140,000 on 1.5 acres.

050: What Really Matters? Staying on track through your permaculture journey with your goal in mind.

049: Just Start. A Year of Podcasts. My Top 10 Most Impactful Episodes.

048: Planning for Success. Creating a Business Plan with Bill Bean.

047: Permaculture Homesteading – Enjoying Life Being a Realist, Not an Idealist with Cliff Davis.

046: Water – Simple, Yet Complex with Watershed Artisan Craig Sponholtz.

045: Profitable Methods Used to Heal the Land With Mob Grazing with Greg Judy.

044: How Can I Make it Happen. Stop Aspiring, Start Doing.

043: Starting a farm and living the happy farm life. A conversation with farmer Shannon Jones.

042: Bees and Beekeeping with The Bee Whisperer, Michael Jordan.

041: Navigating the Fear of Leaving One Job and Starting Fresh. Hint: It probably won’t be as bad as you initially think.

040: Designing Systems That Will Work Before AND After SHTF – Passive Systems vs. Brittle Complicated Systems f. Ben Falk & Grant Schultz

039: The Future of Agriculture – Changing the Concept with Mark Shepard

038: Biogas and Anaerobic Digestion: Closing the Loop on Waste and Creating Energy in the Process

037: Arrive a Solution, Don’t Impose a Solution. Permaculture and Life with Toby Hemenway

036: Putting the Dehesa back into SoCal, A $1M Restoration Agriculture Start-Up

035: Ditching the Status Quo, Using Your Life Energy to Make a Better World: Permaculture Business

034: Permaculture 2.0, Designing a Profitable Broadacre Perennial Farm with Grant Schultz

033: Building Soil and Closing the Loop on Waste using Chickens….plus eggs!

032: How to fail better. The quest for origination, not emulation.

031: Geoff Lawton Talks Permaculture – The Past, The Future, and The Land

030: Paul Wheaton Discusses Intentional Community – Central Leader vs. Concensus

029: Darren Doherty Introduces the Regrarian Platform [A workshop recording, Part 1]

028: Industrial Farmer to Beyond Organic Icon, Will Harris III of White Oak Pastures

027: Permaculture Design and Cold Climates with Ben Falk

026: SPIN Farming with Curtis Stone

025: The Myth of the Perfect Job with John Kitsteiner

024: Permaculture Patterns and Goals with Owen Hablutzel

023: Michael Pollan talks GMOs, Industrial Agriculture, and the Impact of Cooking your Own Food

022: Thistles, The Dehesa System, a PDC, and more on Darren Doherty

021: The Permaculture Orchard f. Stefan Sebkowiak

020: Urban Lumber, Creating Value and Saving Wood from the Fireplace f. David Barmon

019: Joel Salatin Being Proactive and Controlling Your Own Sphere of Influence to Change the World

018: Using Permaculture Earthworks to Capture Rainwater Runoff and Prevent Erosion

017: Construction Estimator to Hog Farmer, The Story of a First Time Farmer f. Rebecca Krossnoski

016: Darren Doherty Talks Keyline Design and the Importance of Building Soil

015: Joel Salatin Talks to the Next Generation of Farmers

014: Raising Pastured Hogs & Why More People Aren’t Doing It f. John Backes of Circle B Ranch

013: Darren Doherty on Regrarianism and Why Regenerative is Better than Sustainable

012: Build Soil, Healing the Land, and Raising High Quality Food with Rotational Grazing

011: Growing Mushrooms, Building Soil, and Making $100,000 per Acre

010: Raising Heritage Breed Livestock and Venturing into Farming with Cathy Payne

009: Build a Backyard Food Forest Today, Part 2

008: The Story of a Beginning Farmer, Raising Pastured Lamb and Poultry in Southern California featuring Paul Greive

007: Can anyone be an entrepreneur? f. Permaculture Voices speaker Sarah Aubrey

006: How to Be a Small Farmer, Practical Advice from an Experienced Young Farmer. f. Permaculture Voices speaker Adam Klaus

005: Paul Wheaton Keynote from the 2013 Southern California Permaculture Convergence

004: Build a Backyard Food Forest Today, Part 1

003: Fruit Trees for Year Round Fruit and Small Spaces with Ben Kotnik

002: Batteries for homesteads and mobile power with Iron Edison

001: Alternative Energy with Gasification and Wood Gas with Off Grid Pro


Permaculture Voices Podcast – The b Reels:

b027 – Starting a Permaculture Farm from Scratch – Lessons Learned from Real World Experiences – Presented by Grant Schultz and Peter Allen

b026 – Tools and Technology for the Permaculture Homestead – Presented by Grant Schultz

b025 – Fruits, Nuts & Livestock – Creating a Permaculture Silvopasture – Presented by Grant Schultz

b024 – Permaculture for Humanity – Beyond Buildings and Food – Presented by Larry Santoyo

b023 – Ecological Adaptation Strategy – Harnessing the Power of Plants for Changing Times – Presented by Joseph Simcox

b022 – Eating Before the ‘Invaders’, the American Native Peoples and Their Food Systems Before the Arrival of the Europeans – Presented by Joseph Simcox

b021 – Homestead and Farm Resiliency and Regeneration – 10 Years In A Cold Climate, Principles in Practice – Presented by Ben Falk

b020 – Taking your concept to reality. Is the concept really worth the time, energy and money involved? The Webinar.

b019 – The Farmscale Permaculture Series – Tree Crops: Tree Propagation by Grant Schultz

b018 – Stalled, Stagnated, and Stuck. How to Start Living The Permaculture Life That You Dream Of with Javan Bernakevitch

b017 – Restoring Tall Grass Prairie and Tree Crops with Ben Tyler

b016 – 3 Keys to Starting A Successful Permaculture Based Business – Presented by Rob Avis

b015 – From Lawn to Productive & Profitable Mini-Farm – Presented by Curtis Stone

b014 – Renaturing the Landscape: Presented by Zach Weiss. Part 2

b013 – Renaturing the Landscape: Presented by Zach Weiss. Part 1

b012 – Holistic Grazing Plans, Energy and Marketing – The Regrarian Open Consultancy with Darren Doherty, Part 6

b011 – Darren’s Farm and Broadacre – The Regrarian Open Consultancy with Darren Doherty, Part 5

b010 – PV1 Behind the Scenes, A Recap of PV1 with Diego and Tall Paul

b009 – Getting the Mineral and Water Cycle Back In Order, The Regrarian Open Consultancy with Darren Doherty, Part 4

b008 – Designing the Farm and Tree Systems, The Regrarian Open Consultancy with Darren Doherty, Part 3

b007 – Permaculture Plants – A chat with Dave Whitinger of All Things Plants

b006 – The Holistic Goal. The Regrarian Open Consultancy with Darren Doherty, Part 2

b005 – USDA Microloans and more. What they have to offer beginning and established farmers.

b004 – Restoration Agriculture, A Book Review: Chapters 4-6

b003 – Pastured Hogs Webinar with Rebecca Krassnoski

b002 – Overstory Trees with Joey Delia

b001 – Restoration Agriculture, A Book Review: Chapters 1-3


The Urban Farmer Show:

More Common Reasons Why Many Farmers Struggle, and Practical Advice On How You Can Avoid Those Struggles – The Urban Farmer – Week 26

Tips for Dealing with Hot Weather and Planning Your Crop Production for the Cooler Days of Fall – The Urban Farmer – Week 25

Solving the Sales Problem – Optimizing Your Fresh Sheet to Increase Sales – The Urban Farmer – Week 24

Successful Farmers Think – The Importance of Information, Mentors, and Adaptation – The Urban Farmer – Week 23

Tips on Selling Into New Markets and Sourcing Products from Other Farmers – The Urban Farmer – Week 22

Transitioning Into Farming from the Corporate World – A Conversation with New Farmer Rob Kaiser – The Urban Farmer – Week 21

Taking a Smart Approach to Farming. Having the Right Mindset to Save Yourself Time, Money, and Mental Trauma – The Urban Farmer – Week 20

Hacking the Farmers Market. Tips and Tactics for Selling Your Farm Products Through Farmer’s Markets and CSAs – The Urban Farmer – Week 19

Creating On Farm Systems to Increase Your Efficiency and Chances for Success – The Urban Farmer – Week 18

Streamlining Tasks and Being More Efficient. Tips for Maximizing Effort and Time on the Farm – The Urban Farmer – Week 17

Different Farms, Different Markets, Different Models – Differences Between Farming Two Acres and a Quarter Acre – The Urban Farmer – Week 16

Tips for Finding Land to Farm in the City – What Works and What Doesn’t – The Urban Farmer – Week 15

5 Common Reasons Why Many Small Farmers Fail and How You Can Avoid These Pitfalls – The Urban Farmer – Week 14

Harvesting Products, Delivery to Restaurants, and Crop Planning – The Urban Farmer – Week 13

Greens. A Powerful Economic Driver of the Urban Farm that Keeps on Giving and Giving – The Urban Farmer – Week 12

High Production Tomato Growing – How to Grow a lot of Tomatoes in a Small Space – The Urban Farmer – Week 11

How much money can you make as an urban farmer? And other questions answered. The Urban Farmer – Week 10

Urban Farm Land – Gaining Access to Land and How To Convert the Land from Lawn to Mini Farm – The Urban Farmer – Week 9

Hacking the Seed, A Not So Obvious Look at Direct Seeding Crops – The Urban Farmer – Week 8

There’s A Party In The Greenhouse?!?!? – The Urban Farmer – Week 7

Transplanting and Interplanting. Getting the Most Out of Limited Space – The Urban Farmer – Week 6

Protecting and Manipulating Crop Growth Using Poly Low Tunnels and Setting Up Farm Irrigation – The Urban Farmer – Week 5

Pricing Products & Bringing On a New Employee – The Urban Farmer – Week 4

Going No-Till – The Urban Farmer – Week 3

The Setup Phase – The Urban Farmer – Week 2

It’s Winter, Know the Farm Numbers – The Urban Farmer – Week 1

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