There’s A Party In The Greenhouse?!?!? – The Urban Farmer – Week 7

[x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed]         One Curtis’s Most Visible Plots in a Nice Neighborhood. [x_video_embed type=”16:9″][/x_video_embed]  The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone The Urban Farmer is a comprehensive, hands-on, practical manual to help you learn the techniques and business strategies you need to make a good living growing high-yield, high-value crops right in your own…

Transplanting and Interplanting. Getting the Most Out of Limited Space – The Urban Farmer – Week 6

[x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Notes from Week 6 Inter-planting can help you maximize your use of space, something that can be important when space on an urban farm is limited. Urban environments are filled with a lot of microclimates.  All of the buildings and roads have a lot of thermal mass which can hold heat. Look at crop…

Protecting and Manipulating Crop Growth Using Poly Low Tunnels and Setting Up Farm Irrigation – The Urban Farmer – Week 5

      [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Advantages of Poly Low Tunnels Warm up the soil earlier in the season. Can be used to speed up and/or slow down plant growth cycles. Protect crops during the shoulder seasons when weather patterns can be more variable. Low cost and ultra portable compared to traditional fixed position greenhouses and hoop…

Pricing Products & Bringing On a New Employee – The Urban Farmer – Week 4

      [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Bits of wisdom “I can have someone else work in the business, and I can work on the business.” If you are selling all of your product, then you know your prices are right.             Connect with Curtis Stone GreenCityAcres.com Green City Acres on Facebook Profitable…

Goats as Restorative Catalysts. Managing Goats for Environmental Regeneration, Not Degeneration. (PVP105)

[blockquote cite=”Cherrie Nolden” type=”center”]”If animals are not managed to maintain vegetation, they are going to destroy the vegetation.” [/blockquote]   [x_audio_embed] [/x_audio_embed] Bits of Wisdom: Woody, brush vegetation off the ground is the ideal feed for goats. 0.2 to 0.4lbs weight gain per day off of woody forage with no additional grain supplementation. She hasn’t…

Restoring Tall Grass Prairie and Tree Crops with Ben Tyler (b017)

  [blockquote cite=”Ben Tyler” type=”center”]”I think about what would happen in natural succession, then I try to plug in and enhance the system.”[/blockquote]   [x_audio_embed] [/x_audio_embed] Key Takeaways from Ben Tyler: “I think about what would happen in natural succession, then I try to plug in and enhance the system.”  “Once you learn to read…

Restoration Agriculture Design in Mediterranean Climates with Mark Shepard and Kevin Muno (PV2)

[x_audio_embed] [/x_audio_embed]   Restoration Agriculture Workshop March 10-14th, 2015 Discounts available for Permaculture Voices 2 attendees! Get hands-on training from one of the leading restoration agriculturalists, Mark Shepard, on a 17-acre homestead in Southern California’s beautiful Valley Center. This 5-day intensive will teach you how to observe and determine the necessary actions for harvesting water…