Six Months of Transition Into Farming – A Conversation with New Farmer Scott Hebert – The Urban Farmer – Encore Episode 2

  [gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”100px”] Scott Hebert started farming in June 2015 when his family business shut down. At that time he didn’t have anything to fall back on. But he had always had an interest in farming, and within a few days of getting the income shock warning his wheels had been put…

Profitable Small Scale Farming in Sebastopol – A Visit to Singing Frogs Farm with Paul and Elizabeth Kaiser – The Urban Farmer – Encore Episode 1

[gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”100px”] While Curtis and I were on tour we made a stop at Singing Frogs Farm in Sebastopol to visit with farmers Paul & Elizabeth Kaiser. It’s a pretty remarkable farm.  The Kaisers are farming just over 2 acres and grossing over $100,000 an acre.  They come from an agroforestry background…

Going from Near Bankrupt to Debt Free, Grazing Cattle on Leased Land, The Founder’s Story with Greg Judy

  [gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”50px”] [x_blockquote cite=”Greg Judy” type=”center”]”The cow needs to work for us, we don’t need to work for the cow.”[/x_blockquote] [gap size=”50px”] Advice from Greg.. Define what success means to you. “Invest in stuff that eats blades of grass.” Advice for people just getting started. Get educated.  Learn how to graze.…

Designing the Pathway to Regeneration, and Why We can’t Do That, The Founder’s Story with Gregory Landau

  [gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”50px”] [x_blockquote cite=”Gregory Landau” type=”center”]”If you are already hand to mouth existence and you have to reduce yields to do something, it will never work.”[/x_blockquote] [gap size=”50px”] Advice from Gregory.. Regeneration is the living whole systems awareness of the decision makers. Then creating businesses and connections that stem from that awareness.…

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…

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…

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…

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…