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…

Larry Santoyo, Paul Wheaton & Ben Falk, The First Shout Speakers a Preview in 3 Great Permaculture Videos.

How diverse is permaculture? Take a look at these videos and find out. If you aren’t familiar with our three great speakers, you can learn more about them here through these videos.  Each presenter brings a unique perspective and experience set to permaculture. From cast iron skillets to rice paddies in the northeast to community…

With good herbivore management, a perennial system will out compete an annual system of any stripe

So what we buy, that was supposedly bought to liberate us from the constraints of nature, and from the constraints of the ecological balance sheet become actually then an enslavement in the future, because we are emotionally and economically enslaved to that highly capitalized infrastructure.   Diego, Permaculture Voices: There was actually just an article…

Starting A Small Family Farm. Practical Advice from An 8 Year Farming Vet. (PVP006)

[blockquote cite=”Adam Klaus” type=”center”]”In the beginning we thought a lot about ‘not what we can do, but what can we not do.“[/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Want to be a farmer?  Always dreamed about having your own farm?  Lessons from a family farmer who has gone from grassroots to prosperity in 8 years.  If you are young and…

Joel Salatin on Converting Conventional Farms to Organic, Salatin-Style Systems

Being over leveraged, over capitalized, and over committed doesn’t leave much wiggle room to change.  So why not just forget planting the annual, plant the perennial… or replant the perennial, let the animal self harvest, self fertilize. The efficiencies of self harvest, of self fertilization, and elimination of all of the equipment for tillage and…