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…

Permaculture and the Forgotten. Teaching Permaculture in Places That Absolutely Need It. A Message of Hope with Rosemary Morrow. (PVP068)

[blockquote cite=”Rosemary Morrow” type=”center”]”You teach a course so each person’s potential can emerge through some part of permaculture.” [/blockquote]     Let me set the stage. It’s the early 1980’s. The country is Lesotho, a small landlocked country surrounded by South Africa. The political climate is volatile, and Lesotho is refuge for African National Congress,…

Lawncare to Earthcare. Building Businesses, Embracing Failures, and Transitioning to a Career in Permaculture. (PVP067)

[blockquote cite=”Pete Kanaris” type=”center”]”Start small and when the door opens, go big and never look back.” [/blockquote]     The world is filled with opportunities, and when you are enterprising businessman there are a lot of business ideas out there. As one entrepreneur said, “businesses are like buses, there’s always one after the other.” But…

Urban Permaculture Design with Larry Santoyo. Creating Systems Where the Byproducts are More Sustainable Cities. (PVP066)

[blockquote cite=”Larry Santoyo” type=”center”]”Instead of trying to support 1000’s of people, let’s get really good at supporting 150 people and we’ll duplicate it.” [/blockquote] [x_gap size=”50px”] [x_gap size=”50px”] Permaculture. What is permaculture? “Permaculture is: Design protocols for critical thinking, decision making and problem solving – all based on the patterns of nature.” That’s one of…

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…

1000’s of Trees and Half an Acre. Small Scale Nursery Business with Akiva Silver (PVP063)

[blockquote cite=”Akiva Silver” type=”center”]”I think the most important thing is to grow what you use.  What you use in your landscape, and what you’re excited about and want to see other people grow..” [/blockquote] [gap size=”50px”] [gap size=”75px”] “We now know how to breed plants.  In the short span of a few years we can…

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…

Designing & Building the Future…Literally. Open Source Ecology with Marcin Jakubowski (PVP061)

[blockquote cite=”Marcin Jakubowski” type=”left, center, right”]“I think a lot of people are hungry to be productive and find that productivity within themselves.”[/blockquote]   [gap size=”20px”]  “The city of Detroit has gone through a major economic and demographic decline in recent decades. The population of the city has fallen from a high of 1.8M in 1950…