The Adventure of Going into Farming – Blending the Romanticism of Farming with What It Takes to Be Successful (Hint… It’s A Lot of Hard Work), The Founder’s Story with Jean-Martin Fortier

[gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”50px”] [x_blockquote cite=”Jean-Martin Fortier” type=”center”]”Be more productive to have a better quality of life.”[/x_blockquote] [gap size=”50px”] Advice from JM.. Adding time constraints to his work has been hugely successful. It has allowed him to accomplish more in less time. It forces him to be more in sync and focused with what…

Your Business Model Sucks, or You’re Not Very Good at It… (and what to do about it) – The Urban Farmer – Week 35

[gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”50px”] [x_blockquote cite=”Chris Thoreau” type=”center”]”If you are doing this for 5 years and it doesn’t feel like you are are making progress then your model doesn’t work, or you’re not very good at it.”[/x_blockquote] [gap size=”50px”]   What to do if your business model sucks. If your model isn’t working, why…

Ask The Urban Farmer – Curtis Answers Questions – From Startup to Restaurant Sales to Record Keeping – The Urban Farmer – Week 34

[gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”100px”] How to manage your time on the farm? [x_video_embed type=”16:9″][/x_video_embed] [gap size=”75px”] How to start up your own backyard urban farm? [x_video_embed type=”16:9″][/x_video_embed] [gap size=”75px”] How to find land for urban farming plots? [x_video_embed type=”16:9″][/x_video_embed] [gap size=”75px”] How to negotiate land leases for urban farming? [x_video_embed type=”16:9″][/x_video_embed] [gap size=”75px”] How…

Building a Thriving Microgreens Business from Scratch, The Founder’s Story with Chris Thoreau

[gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”50px”] [x_blockquote cite=”Chris Thoreau” type=”center”]”How do I make this easier?”[/x_blockquote] [gap size=”50px”] Advice from Chris.. Why microgreens?  He could grow a lot of crops, given the value of microgreens, at one site in the city. “How do I make this easier?”  Use what you can to your advantage to make your…

Improving Processes to Be More Time, Energy, and Labor Efficient AND more Profitable – The Urban Farmer – Week 33

[gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”50px”] How can you speed the harvesting process? Do you need to leave the tops on? Can you wash the product in a faster and easier way? Can you bunch them in the field? Can you bag the product versus bunching it? Can you package the product in larger sizes? Can…

Transitioning from a Full Time Career as an Engineer to Making a Living as a Full Time Farmer – The Founder’s Story with Darby Simpson

[gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”50px”] [x_blockquote cite=”Darby Simpson” type=”center”]”At some point you need to stop reading and take the plunge.”[/x_blockquote] [gap size=”50px”] Advice from Darby Have the faith, yet you have to make it work. Farming and business ownership is a lifestyle.  Your family needs to be on board. Start small and reinvest in the…

Farm Planning and Land Design via the Regrarians Platform with Darren Doherty – Part 4 – Soils, Marketing, Energy (b035)

  [x_gap size=”50px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [x_line] Darren Doherty presents the Regrarian Platform. This is Darren’s introductory presentation that he gave at Grant Schultz’s Versaland in October 2014. The presentation lays out the ten key components of the Regarian platform – climate, geography, water, access, forestry, buildings, fences, soils, marketing, and energy. This episode focuses on the…

Post Harvest Crop Processing and Small Farm Equipment That You Wouldn’t Think Of – The Urban Farmer – Week 32

[gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”50px”]   Notes on small farm infrastructure… Do you really need a tiller? Would you be better borrowing or renting one to occasionally use during the season? Don’t oversize your tiller unless you really plan on expanding. Flame weeders are handy tools for controlling weeds without having to disturb the soil.…

Farm Planning and Land Design via the Regrarians Platform with Darren Doherty – Part 3 – Buildings, Fences (b034)

  [x_gap size=”50px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [x_line] Darren Doherty presents the Regrarian Platform. This is Darren’s introductory presentation that he gave at Grant Schultz’s Versaland in October 2014. The presentation lays out the ten key components of the Regarian platform – climate, geography, water, access, forestry, buildings, fences, soils, marketing, and energy. This episode focuses on the…

Farm Planning and Land Design via the Regrarians Platform with Darren Doherty – Part 2 – Water, Access, Forestry (b033)

  [x_gap size=”50px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [x_line] Darren Doherty presents the Regrarian Platform. This is Darren’s introductory presentation that he gave at Grant Schultz’s Versaland in October 2014. The presentation lays out the ten key components of the Regarian platform – climate, geography, water, access, forestry, buildings, fences, soils, marketing, and energy. This episode focuses on the…