Quitting A Job I Love for A Life That I Love. The Unromantic Journey Into Farm Life with Chad Stamps. (PVP085)

[blockquote cite=”Chad Stamps” type=”center”]”Start before you are ready.  If you wait, you’ll never get there.”[/blockquote]   [x_audio_embed] [/x_audio_embed] Key Takeaways: Sold spices and pre-made soups to help generate income. You have to pick.  You can’t keep doing everything half way. Work on cutting spending far in advance.  Look at cutting in the little places.  It…

The Veglio Project. Restoring the Land. Awakening the Soul. (PVP084)

[x_audio_embed] [/x_audio_embed]     Quotables: “Letting the land and the market tell us what it wants to be.” “A perennial approach is absolutely mandatory to have a sustainable system in this century.” “Everyone has to have some value add at some level.” “We’ve gotta have a system that rewards failure as an experiment as part…

Profitable Urban Farming. A realistic view with farmer Curtis Stone. Working your ass off and making $50,000 on a quarter acre. (PVP083)

[x_audio_embed] [/x_audio_embed]     Key Takeaways: Even if the worst happened and the business failed.  How bad would it actually be? Learn stuff as you need to.  You don’t have to learn everything up front.  Doing is more important that constantly trying to learn more and know it all. Often times a hard commitment or…

Hazelnuts – A Viable Broadacre Crop for the Midwest? Almost. with Phil Rutter (PVP079)

[blockquote cite=”Phil Rutter” type=”center”]”In Woody Agriculture, crops would be planted only once in a lifetime.  The use of woody perennials for agricultural staple commodities production would result in little or no use of tillage, as well as the presence of a permanent cover during both the growing and the dormant seasons. Not only would this…

Farming Well. Cultivating a Community and Growing Businesses with Nigel Walker of Eatwell Farm. (PVP072)

[blockquote cite=”Nigel Walker” type=”center”]”Communication is the key, and it is the number one priority for the whole farm for me every week.” [/blockquote]   Everyone’s heard the phrase, ‘when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.’ A phrase that is meant to be encouraging, but often just gets tossed out there with little weight behind it.…

Unschooling Agriculture. Taking Steps Towards the Permaculture Farm with Grant Schultz. (PVP069)

[blockquote cite=”Grant Schultz” type=”center”]”You do have to jump on it; you have to go now because tomorrow might be too late.” [/blockquote]     Let’s start with two different sets of people. Both involve thinking about life and the way of the world, but the two stories involve dramatically different people. The first is a…

Re-Thinking Farm Products. Creating a Brand that Needs Ingredients from the Farm with Philippe Choiniere. (PVP065)

[blockquote cite=”Philippe Choiniere” type=”center”]”It’s a beautiful time to be alive and in business right now because we have a chance to redefine the future.” [/blockquote]   Farming, is it profitable? This is a big topic on this show and within the growing regenerative agriculture and permaculture community.  It isn’t enough to create systems that are…

Bringing More Permaculture to the Farm, Real World Constraints with David Sachs (PVP064)

[blockquote cite=”David Sachs” type=”center”]”Having a plan is important, having a vision is important, but you can’t script it all.” [/blockquote]       Within the permaculture community we live in a bubble of hope. And sometimes looking out from that bubble we get blinded. We see the many solutions that the permaculture toolbox offers to…

75 Chicks to 10000. No Experience to Full Time Farmer. The Ronan Byrne Story (PVP062)

[blockquote cite=”Ronan Byrne” type=”left, center, right”]“The only way that you can learn is by doing.  You can’t plow a field by turning it over in your head.” [/blockquote]     “You’ve got to start with a small intense fire. Suppose you’re the Apple I…I think they made 500 of those things, so all they had…

Woody Agriculture – Breeding Trees, Restoring a Piece of America’s Past and Establishing a Piece of Our Agricultural Future with Phil Rutter – Part 2 of 2 (PVP058)

[blockquote cite=”Phil Rutter” type=”center”]”Our only hope as a species going into climate change is to maintain diversity in every possible way we can; and very specifically and emphatically the genetic diversity of our crops.” [/blockquote] [gap size=”50px”] [gap size=”50px”] At one point in America’s not so recent past the eastern landscape was dominated by one…