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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, the Founder of Permaculture Voices.


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The Episode Archives by TOPIC:


Animals & Insects

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

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

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

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


Appropriate Technology

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

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

071: Natural Swimming Pools with David Pagan Butler.

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

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

002: Batteries for homesteads and mobile power with Iron Edison

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


Business

122: The Unlikely Path To Success: From Hockey Player to Personal Care Product Entrepreneur with Philippe Choiniere

120: Going from 30 Customers to Over 6000 – Sheri Salatin on Starting, Running and Growing Polyface Farm’s Buying Club

Building a Thriving Microgreens Business from Scratch, The Founder’s Story with Chris Thoreau

Learning, Putting in the Time, and Hustling to Become a Permaculture Designer, The Founder’s Story with Zach Weiss

You Can’t Always Be a Visionary, Building the Next Generation of Permaculture Businesses, The Founder’s Story with Erin Axelrod

The Importance of Story Telling (i.e. Marketing) – Who are you, what are you about, what makes your product unique and special, The Founder’s Story with Hilary Bromberg

Personal Financial Planning for Entrepreneurs (and Everyone Else), The Founder’s Story with Mary Beth Storjohann

Business with a Holistic Approach – What Do You Want, and How Do You Design a Path to Get There, The Founder’s Story with Mary Johnson

Building Businesses, Marketing, and Dealing with Failure, The Founder’s Story with Jack Spirko

Story Marketing – The Importance of Telling Your Brand’s Story, but Not Just Any Story Told by Anyone, The Founder’s Story with Marty McDonald

b031 – Plant Propagation for Profit – Presented by Jack Spirko

b030 – Using Social Media to Generate Farm Revenue – Presented by Paul Greive

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

060: Building a Profitable Permaculture Business with Jack Spirko

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

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

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

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

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

025: The Myth of the Perfect Job with John Kitsteiner

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

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


Farming

129: Real World Farm Start-Up: Making it Happen by Doing What You Have to Do, Whether You Want to Do It or Not with Seth Stallings

126: The Bumpy Road Towards a Modern Agricultural Future: When What Could Be and What Is Collide in Reality with Chris Kerston

124: How to Position Your Pastured Poultry as a Premium Product, and the Economics and Challenges of Doing It with Paul Greive of Primal Pastures

118: From No Experience to Full Time Farmer – A Look Back, and Forward, at a Farming Career with John Suscovich – Part 2 of 2

117: From No Experience to Full Time Farmer – A Look Back, and Forward, at a Farming Career with John Suscovich – Part 1 of 2

114: 10 Essentials For Profitable Urban Farming Presented by Curtis Stone

112: $200,000 Dollars in Sales from 320 Square Feet. Learn the tips and tricks grower Chris Throreau is using to crush it in the microgreens business.

Going from Near Bankrupt to Debt Free, Grazing Cattle on Leased Land, The Founder’s Story with Greg Judy

Starting A Small Scale Seed Business – An Additional Business Unit for A Small Scale Farm, The Founder’s Story with Daniel Brisebois

The Adventure of Going into Farming – Blending the Romanticism of Farming with What It Takes to Be Successful (Hint… It’s A Lot of Hard Work), The Founder’s Story with Jean-Martin Fortier

Transitioning from a Full Time Career as an Engineer to Making a Living as a Full Time Farmer – The Founder’s Story with Darby Simpson

b029 – Making a Good Living with Profitable Market Gardening on 1.5 Acres – Presented by Jean-Martin Fortier

b028 – A Beginners Guide to Multi-Species Grazing on Leased Land – Presented by Greg Judy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

b003 – Pastured Hogs Webinar with Rebecca Krassnoski


Homesteading

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

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

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

027: Permaculture Design and Cold Climates with Ben Falk


Life, Motivation, Productivity

113: A Beginner’s Guide to Going from Getting “STUFF” Done to Getting “THE RIGHT STUFF” Done with Javan Kerby Bernakevitch

The Power of Perseverance and Taking Risks, The Founder’s Story with Erik Ohlsen

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

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

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.

070: Do Your Impossible.

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

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.

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

032: How to Figure Out What You Want to Do In Life – Fail Better, Fail Forward, and Find Your Niche with Javan Bernakevitch


Permaculture – General

131: Taking Regenerative Agriculture Forward presented by Jack Spirko

130: Activist to Entrepreneur with Permaculture Magazine North America Co-Founder Hannah Eckberg

125: Liberation Permaculture by Toby Hemenway

123: Permaculture: Change the Name or Change the Reputation? Answering critical questions around permaculture with Andrew Millison

Regenerative Businesses and Landscape – It’s a Process, One That’s Always Trying to Improve, The Founder’s Story with Ethan Soloviev

Designing the Pathway to Regeneration, and Why We can’t Do That, The Founder’s Story with Gregory Landau

Designing Projects, Systems and Businesses for the Long Term, The Founder’s Story with Christian Shearer

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

024: Permaculture Patterns and Goals with Owen Hablutzel

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

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


Permaculture – Land Design

116: Greening Saudi Arabia – Seeing Progress, Plant Species, Lessons Learned, and No Regrets, an Update with Neal Spackman

115: Designing with Context – 25 Years of Design Mistakes, Evolution, and Innovation with The Best Land Designer in The World, Darren Doherty

b035 – Farm Planning and Land Design via the Regrarians Platform with Darren Doherty – Part 4 – Soils, Marketing, Energy

b034 – Farm Planning and Land Design via the Regrarians Platform with Darren Doherty – Part 3 – Buildings, Fences

b033 – Farm Planning and Land Design via the Regrarians Platform with Darren Doherty – Part 2 – Water, Access, Forestry

b032 – Farm Planning and Land Design via the Regrarians Platform with Darren Doherty – Part 1 – Climate and Geography

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

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

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

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

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

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

096: Building Soil Health by Dr. Elaine Ingham.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Plants, Fungi, Soil

132: The Rise of the Mushroom – A Look at the Future of the “Artificial” Intelligence of Fungi – Exploring Fungi’s Roles in Pollution Remediation, Medicine, and Soils with Peter McCoy

b036 – Perennial Plants for Profit – Presented by Taylor Walker at PV3

128: Growing Mushrooms in the Garden and Growing Mushrooms as a Business – Mycelial Mayhem with Dave Sewak

127: Growing 10000 Trees On Acre – Expanding A Small Scale Nursery Business, an Update with Akiva Silver

121: Paul Stamets Presents: BioDiversity is BioSecurity – Strengthening Foodwebs using Mycological Solutions

119: Soil Life Exploding at Judy Farms – Using High Density Mob Grazing and Earth Worms to Build Soil by Greg Judy

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

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

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

097: Growing Apples in Warm Climates.

080: Radical Mycology with Peter McCoy

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

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

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

053: Plants and the Evolution of Permaculture with Byron Joeld

021: The Permaculture Orchard f. Stefan Sebkowiak

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

009: Build a Backyard Food Forest Today, Part 2

004: Build a Backyard Food Forest Today, Part 1

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

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

b002 – Overstory Trees with Joey Delia


Urban Permaculture

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

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

026: Urban Farming with Curtis Stone


Water

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

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


Creative Destruction

The Most Important 93% of Your Life That You Aren’t Thinking Enough About (CD11)

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Start Living – Two Fathers Talking Unschooling, Raising Kids, and Life with author Ben Hewitt (CD10)

Trading Time for Dollars, Supporting Your Permaculture Goals with a Career Outside of Permaculture with Rob Kippel (CD9)

Grow Wings and Fly (CD8)

The Long Road to Overnight Success (CD7)

Building A Million Dollar Permaculture Business – That’s Ecologically, Socially, and Financially Sustainable with Erik Ohlsen (CD6)

Time – One Resource That’s Continually Depleting… Don’t Waste It (CD5)

Fear – The One Thing that You Can Control, but The One Thing that Most People Let Control Them (CD4)

The Man Who Brought Together 20 Million People – A Lifetime as an Environmental Activist with Earth Day Organizer Denis Hayes (CD3)

Keys to Creating Success Metrics, Focusing Your Efforts, Quick Iterative Learning, and Marcin Jakubowski React (CD2)

Marcin Jakubowski on Crowdfunding, Managing Multiple Projects, and Persevering Against Extreme Odds (CD1)


ASK Voices with Farmer John Suscovich:

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ASK Voices with Homesteader Justin Rhodes:

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Grass Fed Life with Darby Simpson:

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The Urban Farmer with Curtis Stone:

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