Darren Doherty Introduces the Regrarian Platform for Farm and Land Design – Part 1 (PVP029)

[blockquote cite=”Darren Doherty” type=”center”]”When you are working with aboriginal people, the land always comes first. The people are just passing by as temporary stewards.”[/blockquote]   [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Darren Doherty presents the regrarian platform.  This is Darren’s introductory presentation that he gave an open consultancy in October 2013.  The presentation lays out the ten key components of…

Michael Pollan talks GMOs, Industrial Agriculture, and the Impact of Cooking your Own Food

This is a complete transcript of an interview that I did with Michael Pollan on November 27, 2013.      You can listen to the interview in Podcast Episode 23 HERE The transcript is available in PDF format for download HERE: Permaculture Voices Podcast – Michael Pollan Transcript ————————————– Diego Footer:   Michael, what do you…

Michael Pollan talks GMOs, Industrial Agriculture, and the Impact of Cooking your Own Food. (PVP023)

[blockquote cite=”Michael Pollan” type=”center”]”Food is becoming an abstraction in the industrial system. It’s a commodity of number two commodity corn. As long as it hits this basic standard, nobody cares how you grew it, what pesticides you used, how you treated the soil. It doesn’t matter. All that gets lost. Part of it is reattaching…

Thistles, The Dehesa System, and Darren Doherty on Farm Design. (PVP022)

[x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Joey Delia joins me to recap the recent Darren Doherty Regrarian Open Consultancy, talk about the Dehesa system of Spain, and an upcoming PDC at the new PRI Tipuana Farm. Key Takeaways from this Episode: Don’t focus on tactics.   Slow down, observe and embrace a more passive approach to permaculture. Plant trees in…

The Permaculture Orchard – Converting An Organic Orchard into A Permaculture, Polyculture with Stefan Sobkowiak (PVP021)

[blockquote cite=”Stefan Sobkowiak” type=”center”]“You’ll go from what you do, to do what nature will do for you.”[/blockquote]  [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Stefan Sobkowiak of Miracle Farms and The Permaculture Orchard joins me to talk about the what’s lacking in organic systems – biodiversity.  And why organic is good, but creating a polyculture is a lot better. Stefan started…

Joel Salatin on Ecologically Profitable Farming – How New Farmers Can Get In and How Existing Farmers Can Convert. (PVP019)

[blockquote cite=”Joel Salatin” type=”center”]“You can’t have profit and destroy the ecology, and you can’t save the ecology without a profitable business.”[/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Joel Salatin talks a lot about how young people can get into farming by establishing synergistic relationships with older farmers as he tries to dispel the big belief that you need land to…

What’s the minimum acres that you’d need to farm a Joel Salatin-style system? Joel’s answer.

“Great question.  Obviously depends on where you are, but we are generating roughly one salary off of 25 acres.”  Joel Salatin “So if you are in a desert situation you would probably need more than that, but you probably wouldn’t be growing what we are growing.  Maybe you would put more attention on vineyard and…

“Why not just forget planting the annual, plant the perennial… or replant the perennial, let the animal self harvest, self fertilize.” Joel Salatin

This is an excerpt of an interview that I conducted with Joel Salatin on May 22, 2013 in Big Bear Lake, CA. Joel is so inspiring and really cares about helping people and changing things. Enjoy!   “Corn and beans are being grown to be mechanically harvested to be shipped somewhere to be fed to…