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…

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

[blockquote cite=”Adam Klaus” type=”center”]”In the beginning we thought a lot about ‘not what we can do, but what can we not do.“[/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] 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…

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…

Paul Wheaton: Building a Better World One Permaculture Brick At A Time (PVP005)

[blockquote cite=”Paul Wheaton” type=”center”]”Rather than being angry at bad guys, I want to share a thousand bricks for building a better world.”[/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] “Most folks that want change tell a dozen people how bad people should stop being bad.  Over a ten year span of time, they may have told 100 people about which bad…

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…

Declare your independence from the chemical companies. Get rid of the chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides today.

People love to hate Monsanto, yet a lot of those same people still have a bottle of weedkiller, a bag of synthetic fertilizer, or some insecticide laying around their garage. They will read and talk about how evil these companies are, but then embrace them by purchasing their products to use in their garden because…