End of Season Reflection – Thinking about How Things Went This Year, to Alter Course and Plan for Next Year – The Urban Farmer – Week 40

[gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”100px”] End of Year Reflection, and Planning for Next Year Take time in the off-season to reflect on this year. Look at what didn’t work out this year. How can you prevent it going forward? What if anything can you change to avoid those types of problems? Start laying out a…

The Urban Farmer Season Wrap Up and Looking Ahead – Thanks for Listening – The Urban Farmer – Week 39

[gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”100px”] [x_line] Have a question for Curtis? Leave it in the comment section below. [x_line] [gap size=”150px”] See Curtis on the road this winter at some of the tour stops mentioned in this episode. [x_line] [gap size=”50px”] Learn more at: The Urban Farmer California Book Tour 2016 Curtis launches his first…

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

  [gap size=”100px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”75px”] [x_blockquote cite=”Rob Kippel” type=”center”]”The quickest way to put cash in my bank account is to trade my time for dollars.” [/x_blockquote] [gap size=”75px”] On today’s show I am talking to Rob Kippel. Rob’s not your typical permie. He’s a paramedic, a real estate investor, and he owns a profitable…

It’s Not All About the Money – Keeping What Works and Getting Rid of What Doesn’t – The Urban Farmer – Week 38

[gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”50px”] Maximizing Output per Unit of Input. Is a crop a low revenue generator?  If so can you eliminate it, or what can you do to streamline it to make it done effortlessly? Analyzing the numbers – look at the tp end numbers and ask.. Is there room for growth? If…

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

[gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”50px”] [x_blockquote cite=”Hilary Bromberg” type=”center”]”It’s about telling stories that are going to resonate with the right people in the right way.”[/x_blockquote] [gap size=”50px”] Advice from Hilary.. A huge part of marketing is understanding why people do what they do. You won’t succeed without marketing. Everyone is a propagandist.  What we are…

Grow Wings and Fly (CD8)

  [gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”100px”] In this episode, I want to talk about this idea of growing wings and flying. Not limiting ourselves from becoming who we are and maximizing our true potential. Because we live in a society where everything is comfortable, too comfortable. Where you more or less just plug into the…

17,500lbs of Vegetables Produced on One Third of An Acre – A Closer Look at What Was Produced on the Farm this Year – The Urban Farmer – Week 37

[gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”50px”]   A Recap of 2015 Farm Production at Green City Acres Curtis farmed 5 different plots giving him a total of 15,000sq.ft (1/3 Acre) to farm on. He produced 17,500lbs of total product. He produced 23 different products (individual products and mixes included). Biggest Crops by Sales Dollars: 1. Spring…

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

[gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”50px”] [x_blockquote cite=”Dan Brisebois” type=”center”]”Figuring out what we do well, and focusing the business around that has been really vital.”[/x_blockquote] [gap size=”50px”] Advice from Dan.. If you think you can’t make money in a field. Look at how you are marketing the product or service. Because sometimes you can change your…

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

[gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”50px”] [x_blockquote cite=”Christian Shearer” type=”center”]”It’s not lost time, even though it might feel like that. It’s not giving up. It’s evolving. It’s a positive evolution rather than a degeneration.”[/x_blockquote] [gap size=”50px”] Advice from Christian.. On dealing with designs over the long term. How can we take where we are currently at…

Dealing with Real World Troubles and Issues with Restaurant Customers, and How to Prevent Problems from Arising – The Urban Farmer – Week 36

[gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”50px”]   How Curtis handles late payments? After a week of not getting a check when he is expecting one, he sends out a friendly reminder with a statement of open invoices attached. If more time lapses then increases the frequency. Then he calls and/or goes down there. He typically will…