From Lawn to Productive & Profitable Mini-Farm – Presented by Curtis Stone (b015)

    [x_audio_embed] [/x_audio_embed]  In this presentation Curtis will walk you through the process in which a 2100 square foot lawn can be converted to a productive mini farm. He’ll discuss the technical process of conversion, and the economics of production. This talk will be useful for anyone who is curious about how much food…

Permaculture Plants: A Business and A Hobby with Taylor Walker (PVP099)

      [x_audio_embed] [/x_audio_embed] Key Takeaways from Taylor Walker: Once fruits get through their first few years they tend to be much more cold hardy. Every design that they do comes with an education component that comes with it.  Free admission to classes, how to guides. They are also experimenting with offering a quarterly…

Farmscale and Broadacre Permaculture Design Experiences with Neil Bertrando (PVP098)

[blockquote cite=”Neil Bertrando” type=”center”]“Focus on the processes in the landscape, and that is what we are designing for and managing for; more than using techniques.” [/blockquote]       [x_audio_embed] [/x_audio_embed] Key Takeaways: Be willing to plan things through time to work towards success. Be willing to dive in and learn as you go and…

Building Soil Health by Dr. Elaine Ingham (PVP096)

[blockquote cite=”Dr. Elaine Ingham” type=”center”]”Mother nature abhors bare soil.”[/blockquote]   [x_gap size=”50px”] [x_audio_embed] [/x_audio_embed] [x_gap size=”50px”]   Key Takeaways: Organic matter holds 10 times its weight in water. Bacterial secretions provide a glue to help hold soil together. 80% of inorganic fertilizers leach out of soil. Look at perennial deep rooted, short plants as cover…

Forest Farming with Steve Gabriel. Growing Crops Within the Canopy of an Existing Forest. (PVP094)

[blockquote cite=”Steve Gabriel” type=”center”]”The biggest challenge with forestry and making decisions is that a lot of those consequences of your actions, you’re not even going to see in your lifetime, and that is a really powerful consideration, and it really humbles you really quickly.  You’re making decisions for the next person down the line.” [/blockquote]…

Simple Ideas and Strategies for Breaking Ground into a New Career in Permaculture with John Pugliano. (PVP093)

[blockquote cite=”John Pugliano” type=”center”]”It’s not the business idea, it’s what you bring to it.  It’s the value that you add to it.”[/blockquote] [x_audio_embed] [/x_audio_embed] Key Takeaways: You don’t have to be an expert in something to start a business. Consider joining a mastermind group of like minded people.  It becomes an idea multiplier. How can…

Farming. It’s Damn Hard. The Real Life Journey of Starting a Permaculture Farm with No Money. An interview with Mark Shepard. (PVP091)

[blockquote cite=”Mark Shepard” type=”center”]”The only way to get a farm with no outside inputs is to imitate ecology.  Imitating ecology is imitating your biome where you are.  Having the full array of plants and animals that would have been there.  But of course since we are humans and we have our own self interests, our…

Stacking Fiefdoms with Joel Salatin. Creating Multiple Complementary Businesses Under the Umbrella of an Exisiting Business. (PVP089)

[blockquote cite=”Joel Salatin” type=”center”]”The whole idea is to create customized fiefdoms so that people are autonomous and have the authority to run their own fiefdom within your own umbrella, and you can’t believe how many things you can get done that way.”[/blockquote] [x_gap size=”50px”] [x_audio_embed] [/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”25px”] Like the show? Then please support it…

Making $2000 A Week Growing Microgreens with Luke Callahan (PVP087)

[blockquote cite=”Luke Callahan” type=”center”]”Your goal is to design a system that generates value.”[/blockquote]   [gap size=”50px”] [x_audio_embed] [/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”25px”] Like the show? Then please support it on Patreon or via PayPal [gap size=”75px”] Key Takeaways: Microgreens have a very fast start-up time.  From start to first sale is less than two weeks. Low start-up…

Raising American Guinea Hogs – The Homestead Pig with Cathy Payne (PVP086)

[gap size=”50px”] [x_audio_embed] [/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”25px”] Like the show? Then please support it on Patreon or PayPal [gap size=”100px”] Information on the American Guinea Hog “The Guinea Hog is a small, black breed of swine that is unique to the United States. Also known as the Pineywoods Guinea, Guinea Forest Hog, Acorn Eater, and Yard…