From Farmer’s Markets to Stores Nationwide – The Struggles and Challenges of Entrepreneurship with Stacey Marcellus of Cappello’s (V241)

Today I will be talking to an entrepreneur, Stacey Marcellus who had an idea for a better food product and partnered with a friend to make that idea a reality.  With the right blend of hard work and luck Stacey helped take Cappello’s Gluten Free from a local farmers market to stores nationwide. In this episode she will share some …

Battling Cancer with Gerson Therapy – A Survivors Story with Marianne West (V240)

Marianne West is a cancer survivor who in the unique position of both going through traditional chemotherapy and the alternative cancer treatment The Gerson Therapy. Today Marianne and I discuss what her experience was like going through the Gerson Therapy and what her thoughts on it are. Despite my early introduction into this space via this subject matter I tried …

Permaculture Solutions for Personal and Community Transformation with Adam Brock (V239)

What if the solutions to a thriving, just society were right in front of us – and we just needed to change our perspective to see them? Permaculturalist, educator, and my guest today Adam Brock dives head-first into this question with his new book Change Here Now. Drawing from ecology, sociology, community economics, social justice, and indigenous practices the world …

Harvesting Water, Planting Trees and Restoring the Ecosystem AS A CAREER with Erik Ohlsen (V236)

Today entrepreneur and founder of the Eco-Landscape Mastery School, Erik Ohlsen, joins me to talk about starting permaculture based businesses. The interesting thing about Erik’s story is that he wasn’t always an entrepreneur.  He started out as an activist, and an admitted anti-capitalist. Then he realized he needed to make a change. Not to give up the activist mindset, but …

Increasing Crop Quality – Better Soil, Better Crops with Dan Kittredge of BioNutrient.org (V234)

Dan Kittredge joins me to talk about building soil, soil health, and plant nutrition. Dan, a lifelong farmer and founder of bionutrient.org launched The Real Food Campaign (RFC) in 2008, to empower and educate farmers towards the production of quality food for the improvement of human health. His experience managing organic farms and developing sustainable agriculture techniques has connected him …

Dealing with the Practical Realities of Modern Day Homesteading with Chris and Lindsay Hodge of Haven Homestead (V233)

There’s something about homesteading that just attracts people; living on the land, off the land, building your own house, raising your own food people love the idea of homesteading. They dream about it and fantasize about the idea of doing it. But typically this dreaming only focuses on the hard skills that go along with homesteading – gardening, raising livestock, …

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 …