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…

Growing 10000 Trees On Acre – Expanding A Small Scale Nursery Business, an Update with Akiva Silver (PVP127)

[gap size=”50px”] Today, nearly two years after my first conversation with Akiva (PVP63), I am picking up the conversation with Akiva. We cover a lot of subjects which we didn’t cover in the previous episode including: Selling to wholesalers, selling trees online, shipping trees, and dealing with state regulations. In addition to the practical tips…

Perennial Plants for Profit – Presented by Taylor Walker at PV3 (b036)

[gap size=”50px”] Today’s episode is a replay of the presentation that Taylor Walker gave at PV3 a few months ago in March 2016. The presentation is titled Perennial Vegetables for Profit. In this presentation Taylor covers perennial vegetable gardening in the subtropics and tropics. Forget growing most of your traditional “grocery store vegetables” many of…

Permaculture: Change the Name or Change the Reputation? Answering critical questions around permaculture with Andrew Millison (PVP123)

[gap size=”50px”] Permaculture is very difficult to define for most people. How do you define permaculture? I go with Larry Santoyo’s definition – “Permaculture is: Design protocols for critical thinking, decision making and problem solving – all based on the patterns of nature.” In today’s show my guest Andrew Millison and I will look at…

From No Experience to Full Time Farmer – A Look Back, and Forward, at a Farming Career with John Suscovich – Part 1 of 2 (PVP117)

  [gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”50px”] Today is part one of an interview with farmer John Suscovich of Farm Marketing Solutions.   And today’s episode was recorded one year ago in February 2015.  And Part Two was recorded in February 2016. So you will get two perspectives from the same person, separated by a lot…

Greening Saudi Arabia – Seeing Progress, Plant Species, Lessons Learned, and No Regrets, an Update with Neal Spackman (PVP116)

  [gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”50px”] Neal Spackman is regreening a portion of the desert that gets 3 inches of rain a year on average, but lately they aren’t even meeting the average. Greening the site by using true cost water accounting, meaning that they only use the equivalent of water that falls onto the…

Designing with Context – 25 Years of Design Mistakes, Evolution, and Innovation with The Best Land Designer in The World, Darren Doherty (PVP115)

  [gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”50px”]   [gap size=”50px”] [x_blockquote cite=”Darren Doherty” type=”center”]”Do when you have the fiscal license to do so.”[/x_blockquote] [gap size=”50px”] Insights and wisdom from Darren Doherty We are in a time and place where you need to develop your own recipes for success and build of the world that has been…

Designing Projects, Systems and Businesses for the Long Term, The Founder’s Story with Christian Shearer

[gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”50px”] [x_blockquote cite=”Christian Shearer” type=”center”]”It’s not lost time, even though it might feel like that. It’s not giving up. It’s evolving. It’s a positive evolution rather than a degeneration.”[/x_blockquote] [gap size=”50px”] Advice from Christian.. On dealing with designs over the long term. How can we take where we are currently at…

Ecological Adaptation Strategy – Harnessing the Power of Plants for Changing Times – Presented by Joseph Simcox (b023)

[blockquote cite=”Joseph Simcox” type=”center”]”I don’t know why I want to do what I am doing, except that every time I discover something it’s fuel for the next.” [/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed]   Joseph Simcox: Ecological Adaptation Strategy Something so evident yet so ignored by industrial agriculture, why agriculture in the future must use plants that are naturally…

Eating Before the “Invaders”, the American Native Peoples and Their Food Systems Before the Arrival of the Europeans – Presented by Joseph Simcox (b022)

[blockquote cite=”Joseph Simcox” type=”center”]”I don’t know why I want to do what I am doing, except that every time I discover something it’s fuel for the next.” [/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed]   Joseph Simcox: Eating Before the “Invaders”, the American Native Peoples and Their Food Systems Before the Arrival of the Europeans Nowadays, people associate American native…