With good herbivore management, a perennial system will out compete an annual system of any stripe

So what we buy, that was supposedly bought to liberate us from the constraints of nature, and from the constraints of the ecological balance sheet become actually then an enslavement in the future, because we are emotionally and economically enslaved to that highly capitalized infrastructure.   Diego, Permaculture Voices: There was actually just an article in the New York Times …

Joel Salatin – There has never been a better time to go into farming

There are just a host of these multi-speciated, symbiotic, stackable, complex, relational, synergistic enterprises that young people can build on an existing place.       Diego, Permaculture Voices: What would you say to someone that is 18 years old and wants to go into farming today?   Joel Salatin: There’s never been a better time to go into farming.  …

Starting A Small Family Farm. Practical Advice from An 8 Year Farming Vet. (PVP006)

Want to be a farmer?  Always dreamed about having your own farm?  Lessons from a family farmer who has gone from grassroots to prosperity in 8 years.  If you are young and thinking about starting your own farm, then this podcast is a must listen. P.S.  It wasn’t easy and required A LOT of hard work and sacrifices, but it …

Joel Salatin on Converting Conventional Farms to Organic, Salatin-Style Systems

Being over leveraged, over capitalized, and over committed doesn’t leave much wiggle room to change.  So why not just forget planting the annual, plant the perennial… or replant the perennial, let the animal self harvest, self fertilize. The efficiencies of self harvest, of self fertilization, and elimination of all of the equipment for tillage and fertilization is astronomical.     …

Joel Salatin on the importance of running a profitable, yet balanced agriculture business.

Why he creates economically, environmentally, and emotional enhancing agricultural business units.   Diego, Permaculture Voices: One of the things that I find really unique about you is that you approach farming as a business.  Yes, things have to be run right on the land, but they also have to be run in a way that is financially profitable and financially …