Activist to Entrepreneur with Permaculture Magazine North America Co-Founder Hannah Eckberg (PVP130)

[gap size=”50px”] Today I am talking to someone who tried to change the world at a young age, when her world was changed right underneath her. The her is Hannah Eckberg. She’s an entrepreneur and one of the founders of the new Permaculture Magazine North America. And like some of the other entrepreneurs that I’ve…

Real World Farm Start-Up: Making it Happen by Doing What You Have to Do, Whether You Want to Do It or Not with Seth Stallings (PVP129)

[gap size=”50px”] Today’s story is about someone on a journey to become a farmer. It’s a great story, but it’s not the typical story that we hear about in today’s world. The world today loves the magazine headline of the successful person that seemingly got there overnight. Today we’ll zoom in on that overnight success…

Growing Mushrooms in the Garden and Growing Mushrooms as a Business – Mycelial Mayhem with Dave Sewak (PVP128)

[gap size=”50px”] Today I am talking to Dave Sewak about his new book Mycelial Mayhem. Dave has spent his whole life around mushrooms. It all started when he was a young boy and tagged along with his grandfather on his mushroom foraging expeditions. Dave then went on to become a mushroom forage himself and has…

Growing 10000 Trees On Acre – Expanding A Small Scale Nursery Business, an Update with Akiva Silver (PVP127)

[gap size=”50px”] Today, nearly two years after my first conversation with Akiva (PVP63), I am picking up the conversation with Akiva. We cover a lot of subjects which we didn’t cover in the previous episode including: Selling to wholesalers, selling trees online, shipping trees, and dealing with state regulations. In addition to the practical tips…

The Bumpy Road Towards a Modern Agricultural Future: When What Could Be and What Is Collide in Reality with Chris Kerston (PVP126)

[gap size=”50px”] What do you do as a farmer, when you are trapped in an agricultural system that values quantity not quality? A system where you literally get paid for now much you produce, irrespective of how nutrient dense it is or how sustainable it is. And how do you as a farmer work within…

How to Position Your Pastured Poultry as a Premium Product, and the Economics and Challenges of Doing It with Paul Greive of Primal Pastures (PVP124)

[gap size=”50px”] If you are listening to this and you are selling a product, how have you positioned your product in your market? Are you selling the premium product, the mid range product, or are you the cheap option in your product category? If don’t know then you have a problem. If you know then…

Permaculture: Change the Name or Change the Reputation? Answering critical questions around permaculture with Andrew Millison (PVP123)

[gap size=”50px”] Permaculture is very difficult to define for most people. How do you define permaculture? I go with Larry Santoyo’s definition – “Permaculture is: Design protocols for critical thinking, decision making and problem solving – all based on the patterns of nature.” In today’s show my guest Andrew Millison and I will look at…

The Unlikely Path To Success: From Hockey Player to Personal Care Product Entrepreneur with Philippe Choiniere (PVP122)

[gap size=”50px”] Not every business will work, but over the course of a career odds are, one idea will work. If you want to be an entrepreneur, then it’s up to you to smartly continue on until you find it. Because you can’t win the race, unless you finish the race. But can you find…

Paul Stamets Presents: BioDiversity is BioSecurity – Strengthening Foodwebs using Mycological Solutions (PVP121)

[gap size=”50px”] Paul is absolutely brilliant and when I booked him as a speaker for PV2 I knew that, I but I don’t think I realized how brilliant he actually was. He is a true genius and he over-delivered in this talk exceeding everyone’s expectations which were already very high. This talk is dense.  This talk…