Using Permaculture Earthworks to Capture Rainwater Runoff and Prevent Erosion (PVP018)

 [blockquote cite=”Larry Santoyo” type=”center”]”You don’t impose a solution.  You arrive at a solution.”[/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] What do you do with 350,000 gallons of rainwater runoff that enters your property with a high velocity causing erosion?  One option is to harvest that water, slow it down, and take away the erosion by constructing some permaculture earthworks.  Alden…

A Journey into Raising Hogs. What Worked and What Didn’t. (PVP017)

[x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Rebecca Krossnoski of Nature Delivered Farm joins me to talk about her passion for pigs Rebecca left her job as a construction estimator 6 years ago to start pasture raising pigs.  She realized that her old job wasn’t going to be there forever so she began the transition into the farming business while she…

Darren Doherty Talks The Keyline Design Process and the Importance of Building Soil in the Landscape. (PVP016)

[x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Darren Doherty of Regrarians joins me from Australia to fill in some of the gaps surrounding Keyline design. While the whole Keyline design system is complex and way beyond the scope of this podcast.  This episode should give you a brief introduction into what Keyline is, where it can be used, and what it…

Joel Salatin On The Next Generation of Farmers. Starting Out, Interning, Mentoring, and Partnering with Existing Farmers. (PVP015)

[blockquote cite=”Joel Salatin” type=”center”]”If you can get it where farm equity is now not in stationary highly capitalized infrastructure, then your equity is now loaded in management and customers.  And when the equity of your farm is in your ability to manage something and market something, then the farm becomes portable.”[/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Joel Salatin of…

Mechanical Contracting to Hog Farmer. The Business of Raising Pastured Hogs on 90 Acres. (PVP014)

[x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Why aren’t more people raising pastured hogs? Because it’s really hard work.  It takes a lot of time and dedication. John Backes of Circle B Ranch joins me to talk about raising pastured hogs on 90 acres in Missouri.  John didn’t come from a farming background.  He transitioned into farming in 2009 with his wife…

Darren Doherty on Agriculture, Regrarianism, and Why Regenerative is Better than Sustainable (PVP013)

“You have to be blue before you’re green and black” meaning you need water before you can grow vegetation and get cash flow, and you need water before you can be profitable and put some carbon into storage in the soil. [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Darren Doherty of Heenan Doherty & Regrarians.org joins me from Australia to talk…

Where Traditional Ranching Goes Wrong. A Different Approach. Building Soil, Healing the Land and Raising High Quality Food with Rotational Grazing. (PVP012)

[blockquote cite=”Doniga Markegard” type=”center”]”I came to the cattle ranches and I saw so much more wildlife diversity and so many more species that I didn’t see on land that had been rested for 15 years and had not had that grazing disturbance.”[/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Doniga Markegard of Markegard Family Grass-Fed comes on the show to talk…

Permaculture Based Business. Growing Mushrooms, Building Soil, and Shooting to Gross $100,000 Per Acre. (PVP011)

[x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] What if you could gross $100,000 per acre in a small sustainable agriculture operation? You could make a good living and/or you could afford to pay someone a decent wage.  If you can gross roughly $2.50 per square foot, per year, then that translates into a gross revenue of $100,000 per acre, per year. …

Raising Heritage Breed Livestock and Venturing into Farming with Cathy Payne (PVP010)

[blockquote cite=”Cathy Payne” type=”center”]”Heritage breeds are traditional livestock breeds that were raised by our forefathers. These are the breeds of a bygone era, before industrial agriculture became a mainstream practice.”[/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Cathy Payne of Broad River Pastures joins me to talk about heritage breed livestock, holistic farming, and her journey into farming that began in…