Arrive at a Solution, Don’t Impose a Solution – Permaculture and Life with Toby Hemenway (PVP037)

[blockquote cite=”Toby Hemenway” type=”center”]”When you are doing work of value, people will support you in a variety of ways, not just money.”[/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed]   Toby Hemenway joins me to talk permaculture – how permaculture has changed and how we can work more permaculture into our lives. [blockquote cite=”Toby Hemenway” type=”center”]”How do you know if you’re…

Putting the Dehesa back into SoCal, A $1M Restoration Agriculture Start-Up. (PVP036)

[blockquote cite=”Kevin Muno” type=”center”]”Stick with the design system and identity where you live and apply the principles to where you live.”[/blockquote]  [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Kevin Muno is on the show talking about his new start-up restoration agriculture style farm, Montado Farms. Kevin talks about why he is doing what he is doing against a lot of heavy…

Ditching the Status Quo, Using Your Life Energy to Make a Better World: Permaculture Business (PVP035)

[blockquote cite=”Rob Avis” type=”center”]”We were participating in the status quo as opposed to using our life energy to make a better world.”[/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Rob Avis of Verge Permaculture joins me to talk about the business of permaculture – a right livelihood. We live in a world where we are surrounded by environmental liabilities that have…

Permaculture 2.0, Designing a Profitable Broadacre Perennial Farm with Grant Schultz. (PVP034)

[blockquote cite=”Grant Schultz” type=”center”]”There is so much work to be done in the world that anything I can do that gives a leg up for someone else is a win win for everyone.”[/blockquote]   [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Grant Schultz joins me to talk about developing a perennial polyculture in the middle of row-crop corn and soy country…

Building Soil and Closing the Loop on Waste using Chickens….plus eggs! (PVP033)

[blockquote cite=”Patricia Foreman” type=”center”]”If at all possible, put the chickens where they can do the most good.”[/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Patricia Foreman the author of City Chicks joins me to talk about backyard chickens, chicken tractors, and general chickenery. We will talk about all of the great things that chickens can add to a permaculture homestead –…

How to Figure Out What You Want to Do In Life – Fail Better, Fail Forward, and Find Your Niche with Javan Bernakevitch (PVP032)

[blockquote cite=”Javan Bernakevitch” type=”center”]”Fail better…. stop focusing on instant perfection and getting paralyzed by lack of perfection. Fail better and build on those successes.”[/blockquote]  [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Javan Bernakevitch of Permaculture BC joins me today to talk about finding your niche in permaculture. Javan will take you through some of the insight he has for finding your…

USDA Microloans – What They Have to Offer All Farmers

In this podcast I talk to Val Dolcini, State Executive Director, USDA Farm Service Agency – California.  We discuss how beginning farmers can benefit from FSA programs, specifically their microloans.  We also touch on a variety of other programs that the USDA and FSA offers both beginning and experienced farmers. If you are a new…

Geoff Lawton Talks Permaculture – The Past, The Future, and The Land. (PVP031)

[blockquote cite=”Geoff Lawton” type=”center”]”It should all be fun. If you’re having fun you’ve got the design right. If you’re not having fun you have the design wrong. Sit down, have a cup of tea and think about it.”[/blockquote]  [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Geoff Lawton joins me today to talk about permaculture.  Geoff talks about his early days in…

Paul Wheaton Discusses Intentional Community – Central Leader vs. Concensus. (PVP030)

[blockquote cite=”Paul Wheaton” type=”center”]”It’s not gonna get done if you don’t try. And It’s a foregone conclusion that it won’t happen if no one tries.”[/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Paul Wheaton of permies.com joins me to talk about intentional community.  Paul discusses his views and experiences with variety of different intentional communities that he has been a part…

Darren Doherty Introduces the Regrarian Platform for Farm and Land Design – Part 1 (PVP029)

[blockquote cite=”Darren Doherty” type=”center”]”When you are working with aboriginal people, the land always comes first. The people are just passing by as temporary stewards.”[/blockquote]   [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Darren Doherty presents the regrarian platform.  This is Darren’s introductory presentation that he gave an open consultancy in October 2013.  The presentation lays out the ten key components of…