Grazing the Savanna: Lessons from New Forest and Mastodon Valley Farms presented by Peter Allen at PV2 (b039)

[gap size=”50px”] Today’s episode is a replay of the presentation that Peter Allen gave at PV2 in March 2015.. The presentation is titled Grazing the Savanna: Lessons from New Forest and Mastodon Valley Farms. In this talk Peter will share the lessons he learned establishing and managing multi-species rotational grazing operations in a well-established permaculture…

Savanna Gardens: Regenerating the Ultimate Human Ecosystem presented by Peter Allen at PV2 (b038)

[gap size=”50px”] Today’s episode is a replay of the presentation that Peter Allen gave at PV2 in March 2015.. The presentation is titled Savanna Gardens: Regenerating the Ultimate Human Ecosystem. Why Savannas? Savannas were some of the most complex, diverse, and productive ecosystems in North America and provide an excellent model for permaculture – integrating…

Fruit, Nuts, & Livestock – Creating a Permaculture Silvopasture – Presented by Grant Schultz (b025)

[x_gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed]   Grant Schultz: Fruit, Nuts, & Livestock – Creating a Permaculture Silvopasture Learn the tools, techniques, and costs of establishing a productive silvopasture – a production system that produces yields from every layer. Beginning with bare land, you’ll understand harvest planning and sourcing trees, seed, livestock, and equipment. Also learn what can…

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…

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…

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]…

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…

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…

Woody Agriculture – Breeding Trees, Restoring a Piece of America’s Past and Establishing a Piece of Our Agricultural Future with Phil Rutter – Part 1 of 2 (PVP057)

[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…