Striking a Balance. Two People, and One, Two, or Many Dreams. Permaculture Beyond the Land, Building and Cultivating Resilient Relationships (PVP059)

[blockquote cite=”Joey Delia” type=”left, center, right”]“So if we put the effort we put into studying swales, hugelkultur, and diversity of plant species and all of these things we study when we are trying to satisfy that first ethic of Earth Care and how to do that – what can we do when we look at…

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…

An Idea Worth Sharing. Inside the Permaculture Orchard. (PVP056)

[blockquote cite=”Stefan Sobkowiak” type=”center”]”Just get something out there, you never know who is going to see it.” [/blockquote]     On April 11, 2009 there was the shock heard around the world, when a women from Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland walked on stage to sing.  Just prior to singing she was asked “What’s the dream?” “I’m…

PermaEthos. Changing the Agriculture System, A New Permaculture Farm Model f. Jack Spirko (PVP054)

[blockquote cite=”Jack Spirko” type=”left, center, right”]“If the landowner wants to get the most out of his land, he has to flip the modern equation around 180 degrees… from how do I get people to do this for me to what can I do to empower people for themselves.” [/blockquote]     How do you eat…

Plants and the Evolution of Permaculture with Byron Joel (PVP053)

[blockquote cite=”Byron Joel” type=”center”]”It’s probably going to cost you less in the end by slowing down.” [/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] In 1929 J. Russell Smith wrote.. “I see a million hills green with crop-yielding trees and a million neat farm houses snuggled in the hills. These beautiful tree farms hold the hills from Boston to Austin, from…

Fermenting Success. A Passion for Family, Friends and Mead. The Frank Golbeck Story (PVP052)

[blockquote cite=”Frank Golbeck” type=”center”]”We realized that if we were working this hard and our quality of life was temporarily beholdant to our livelihood, let’s make sure we use that livelihood later down the line to do something that rewards us for all of this hard work.” [/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Jack Spirko once said.. “If you won…

Grow Better, Not Bigger. The Market Gardener – Producing $140,000 on 1.5 acres. (PVP051)

[blockquote cite=”Jean-Martin Fortier” type=”center”]”The goal is to increase production and have more of a life every year.  When we produce more, we want to work less.” [/blockquote]   [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Right now there is a romanticism around farming out there. Working the land, boots on the ground carving a living out of a piece of earth.…

What Really Matters? Staying on track through your permaculture journey with your goal in mind. (PVP050)

[blockquote cite=”Steve Jobs” type=”center”]Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what…