Permaculture Design and Advanced Homesteading in Cold Climates with Ben Falk (PVP027)

[blockquote cite=”Ben Falk” type=”center”]”Most people have more land than they can manage well. Moving down in acreage might be advantageous. It is better to manage 5 acres right than 100 acres wrong.”[/blockquote] [gap size=”50px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”25px”] Like the show? Then please support it on Patreon or PayPal [gap size=”100px”] Ben Falk from Whole Systems…

Profitable Urban Farming with Curtis Stone (PVP026)

[blockquote cite=”Curtis Stone” type=”center”]”The important thing is to just get started.  Because once you show people you are willing to do the work all kinds of opportunities will present themselves.  Once you move past the talk, and you put your words into action, people see those actions, and opportunities just present themselves.”[/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [x_gap size=”50px”]…

The Myth of the Perfect Job with John Kitsteiner. (PVP025)

[blockquote cite=”Jim Rohn” type=”center”]“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”[/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] John Kitsteiner of Temperate Climate Permaculture joins me to discuss his series of blog posts, The Myth of the Perfect Job. So many of us…

Understanding Permaculture Patterns and Setting Holistic Goals with Owen Hablutzel. (PVP024)

[blockquote cite=”Owen Hablutzel” type=”center”]”Begin with the end in mind.”[/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Owen Hablutzel joins me to talk about patterns in permaculture and the power of setting a goal.   Key Takeaways from this Episode: Patterns are the shorthand of nature. They take a large complex system of forces and processes and simplifies it down. What is…

Michael Pollan talks GMOs, Industrial Agriculture, and the Impact of Cooking your Own Food. (PVP023)

[blockquote cite=”Michael Pollan” type=”center”]”Food is becoming an abstraction in the industrial system. It’s a commodity of number two commodity corn. As long as it hits this basic standard, nobody cares how you grew it, what pesticides you used, how you treated the soil. It doesn’t matter. All that gets lost. Part of it is reattaching…

Thistles, The Dehesa System, and Darren Doherty on Farm Design. (PVP022)

[x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Joey Delia joins me to recap the recent Darren Doherty Regrarian Open Consultancy, talk about the Dehesa system of Spain, and an upcoming PDC at the new PRI Tipuana Farm. Key Takeaways from this Episode: Don’t focus on tactics.   Slow down, observe and embrace a more passive approach to permaculture. Plant trees in…

The Permaculture Orchard – Converting An Organic Orchard into A Permaculture, Polyculture with Stefan Sobkowiak (PVP021)

[blockquote cite=”Stefan Sobkowiak” type=”center”]“You’ll go from what you do, to do what nature will do for you.”[/blockquote]  [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Stefan Sobkowiak of Miracle Farms and The Permaculture Orchard joins me to talk about the what’s lacking in organic systems – biodiversity.  And why organic is good, but creating a polyculture is a lot better. Stefan started…

Urban Lumber: A Valuable Product That You Walk By Everyday and Probably Don’t Notice. (PVP020)

[blockquote cite=”David Barmon” type=”center”]“3 to 4 BILLION board-feet of lumber are thrown out every year in the United States.”[/blockquote]   [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] David Barmon of Fiddlehead Landscape Design joins me to talk about urban lumber.  We discuss how we can start thinking about urban trees as not just a source of beauty, but as a valuable,…

Joel Salatin on Ecologically Profitable Farming – How New Farmers Can Get In and How Existing Farmers Can Convert. (PVP019)

[blockquote cite=”Joel Salatin” type=”center”]“You can’t have profit and destroy the ecology, and you can’t save the ecology without a profitable business.”[/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Joel Salatin talks a lot about how young people can get into farming by establishing synergistic relationships with older farmers as he tries to dispel the big belief that you need land to…