Water – Simple, Yet Complex with Watershed Artisan Craig Sponholtz (PVP046)

[blockquote cite=”Craig Sponholtz” type=”center”]”How can you can you make the most of the water resources, but do that in a way that is not to the exclusion of the rest of the ecosystem.”[/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Today’s story is one about a unique focus. Someone who has dedicated a whole lot of time on mastering one subject.…

Permaculture Homesteading – Enjoying Life being a Realist, not an Idealist (PVP047)

[blockquote cite=”Cliff Davis” type=”center”]”That’s our main goal in what we do. Inspire and empower people to make positive change.”[/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] How many people want to be a homesteader? Living off the land, off the grid, working for themselves, and around their family – The Good Life, just like Helen and Scott Nearing described so many…

Profitable Methods Used to Heal the Land With Mob Grazing with Greg Judy (PVP045)

[blockquote cite=”Greg Judy” type=”center”]”For someone that loves something this much, there’s gotta be a way to make this work.”[/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] This is the full presentation from one of Greg Judy’s talks from PV1. Greg and his wife Jan are farmers from Rucker, Missouri.  On their farm, Green Pastures Farm, they raise cattle, sheep, horses, goats,…

How Can I Make it Happen – Stop Aspiring, Start Doing. (PVP044)

[blockquote cite=”Rob Rodriquez” type=”center”]”Stop aspiring, start doing.”[/blockquote]  [x_gap size=”50px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [x_gap size=”50px”] Chad Sentman of Action House Productions joins me to about video, permaculture, and business.  Chad is the videographer that filmed PV1.  He is also an permie entrepreneur who started his own video production company.  Now he is using those skills to get more involved…

Starting a farm and living the happy farm life. A conversation with farmer Shannon Jones. (PVP043)

[blockquote cite=”Shannon Jones” type=”center”]”It feels really good to do what you wanted to do and to be able to create the dream that you had in your head. And I think more people regret things that they didn’t do than the things that they did do.”[/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Shannon Jones, a young farmer from River Hebert,…

Bees and Beekeeping with The Bee Whisperer, Michael Jordan (PVP042)

[x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Michael Jordan, The Bee Whisperer, joins me to talk about bees and bee keeping. Michael is a holistic bee keeper who is doing beekeeping the right way.  He has worked tirelessly to promote sustainable bee keeping, that respects, not exploits the bees, and gets the youth involved.  You can find out more about Michael…

Navigating the Fear of Leaving One Job and Starting Fresh. Hint: It probably won’t be as bad as you initially think. (PVP041)

[blockquote cite=”Steve Jobs” type=”center”]”You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made…

Designing Systems That Will Work Before AND After SHTF – Passive Systems vs. Brittle Complicated Systems f. Ben Falk & Grant Schultz (PVP040)

[blockquote cite=”Ben Falk” type=”center”]”If there is too much water, then we just haven’t learned to work with those systems yet.”[/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Ben Falk and Grant Schultz join me to talk about permaculture as a survival preparedness strategy.  How can we use whole systems design to create systems that work passively to increase our resiliency? In…

The Future of Agriculture – Changing the Concept with Mark Shepard. (PVP039)

[blockquote cite=”Mark Shepard” type=”center”]”You are not doing anything until you get that biology in the ground.”[/blockquote]  [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Mark Shepard of Forest Agriculture Enterprises joins me to talk about the future of agriculture.  Mark has a pretty clear view on how he thinks the future of agriculture  could be.. restoration agriculture style farms dotting the landscape…

Biogas and Anaerobic Digestion: Closing the Loop on Waste and Creating Energy in the Process. (PVP038)

[blockquote cite=”Bob Hamburg” type=”center”]”As for ‘waste disposal,’ we’ve got two mis-defined terms resulting in an abominable oxymoron. In nature there is no such thing as waste. All residues serve as resources for further growth — there is nothing to be disposed of. Nothing is thrown away. Indeed, there is no ‘away’. Everything must go somewhere.…