Profitable Urban Farming with Curtis Stone (PVP026)

[blockquote cite=”Curtis Stone” type=”center”]”The important thing is to just get started.  Because once you show people you are willing to do the work all kinds of opportunities will present themselves.  Once you move past the talk, and you put your words into action, people see those actions, and opportunities just present themselves.”[/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [x_gap size=”50px”]…

The Myth of the Perfect Job with John Kitsteiner. (PVP025)

[blockquote cite=”Jim Rohn” type=”center”]“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”[/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] John Kitsteiner of Temperate Climate Permaculture joins me to discuss his series of blog posts, The Myth of the Perfect Job. So many of us…

Understanding Permaculture Patterns and Setting Holistic Goals with Owen Hablutzel. (PVP024)

[blockquote cite=”Owen Hablutzel” type=”center”]”Begin with the end in mind.”[/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Owen Hablutzel joins me to talk about patterns in permaculture and the power of setting a goal.   Key Takeaways from this Episode: Patterns are the shorthand of nature. They take a large complex system of forces and processes and simplifies it down. What is…

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

This is a complete transcript of an interview that I did with Michael Pollan on November 27, 2013.      You can listen to the interview in Podcast Episode 23 HERE The transcript is available in PDF format for download HERE: Permaculture Voices Podcast – Michael Pollan Transcript ————————————– Diego Footer:   Michael, what do you…

Michael Pollan talks GMOs, Industrial Agriculture, and the Impact of Cooking your Own Food. (PVP023)

[blockquote cite=”Michael Pollan” type=”center”]”Food is becoming an abstraction in the industrial system. It’s a commodity of number two commodity corn. As long as it hits this basic standard, nobody cares how you grew it, what pesticides you used, how you treated the soil. It doesn’t matter. All that gets lost. Part of it is reattaching…

Thistles, The Dehesa System, and Darren Doherty on Farm Design. (PVP022)

[x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Joey Delia joins me to recap the recent Darren Doherty Regrarian Open Consultancy, talk about the Dehesa system of Spain, and an upcoming PDC at the new PRI Tipuana Farm. Key Takeaways from this Episode: Don’t focus on tactics.   Slow down, observe and embrace a more passive approach to permaculture. Plant trees in…

The Permaculture Orchard – Converting An Organic Orchard into A Permaculture, Polyculture with Stefan Sobkowiak (PVP021)

[blockquote cite=”Stefan Sobkowiak” type=”center”]“You’ll go from what you do, to do what nature will do for you.”[/blockquote]  [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Stefan Sobkowiak of Miracle Farms and The Permaculture Orchard joins me to talk about the what’s lacking in organic systems – biodiversity.  And why organic is good, but creating a polyculture is a lot better. Stefan started…

Urban Lumber: A Valuable Product That You Walk By Everyday and Probably Don’t Notice. (PVP020)

[blockquote cite=”David Barmon” type=”center”]“3 to 4 BILLION board-feet of lumber are thrown out every year in the United States.”[/blockquote]   [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] David Barmon of Fiddlehead Landscape Design joins me to talk about urban lumber.  We discuss how we can start thinking about urban trees as not just a source of beauty, but as a valuable,…