Going from 30 Customers to Over 6000 – Sheri Salatin on Starting, Running and Growing Polyface Farm’s Buying Club (PVP120)

If you’re a farmer, what are your options for selling product? CSA’s, farmers markets, on farm sales, grocery stores, and buying clubs. Buying clubs? It’s one of the options that doesn’t get talked about a lot.  But it’s the focus of this episode. In this episode I am talking with Sheri Salatin of Polyface Farms…

Soil Life Exploding at Judy Farms – Using High Density Mob Grazing and Earth Worms to Build Soil by Greg Judy (PVP119)

  [gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”50px”] This episode is the reading of the blog post, Soil Life Exploding At Judy Farms, written by Greg Judy. “2010 was our fourth complete year of Holistic High Density Planned Grazing on Judy farms. The last six months on Judy farms have been a real eye opener. We have…

From No Experience to Full Time Farmer – A Look Back, and Forward, at a Farming Career with John Suscovich – Part 2 of 2 (PVP118)

  [gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”50px”] Today is Part 2 of an interview with farmer John Suscovich of Farm Marketing Solutions. You can listen to Part 1 of the interview here. Part Two was recorded a year after Part 1, and was recorded in February 2016. So you will get two perspectives from the same…

From No Experience to Full Time Farmer – A Look Back, and Forward, at a Farming Career with John Suscovich – Part 1 of 2 (PVP117)

  [gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”50px”] Today is part one of an interview with farmer John Suscovich of Farm Marketing Solutions.   And today’s episode was recorded one year ago in February 2015.  And Part Two was recorded in February 2016. So you will get two perspectives from the same person, separated by a lot…

Greening Saudi Arabia – Seeing Progress, Plant Species, Lessons Learned, and No Regrets, an Update with Neal Spackman (PVP116)

  [gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”50px”] Neal Spackman is regreening a portion of the desert that gets 3 inches of rain a year on average, but lately they aren’t even meeting the average. Greening the site by using true cost water accounting, meaning that they only use the equivalent of water that falls onto the…

Transitioning from a Full Time Career as an Engineer to Making a Living as a Full Time Farmer – The Founder’s Story with Darby Simpson

[gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”50px”] [x_blockquote cite=”Darby Simpson” type=”center”]”At some point you need to stop reading and take the plunge.”[/x_blockquote] [gap size=”50px”] Advice from Darby Have the faith, yet you have to make it work. Farming and business ownership is a lifestyle.  Your family needs to be on board. Start small and reinvest in the…

You Can Change Your Own Life, If You Want To – Going from Alcoholism to Permaculture (PVP111)

[blockquote cite=”” type=”center”]”Hello Diego, My name is Russ. I am married, and have two awesome children and I used to be an alcoholic…”[/blockquote] [gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed] [/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”75px”] [blockquote cite=”” type=”center”]Remember… though you may not be able to change the world, you can change your world. [/blockquote] [gap size=”75px”] Connect with Russ: Interactive Edge Permaculture [gap…

The Business of Gasification. The Challenges and Successes of Transitioning a Hobby into a Viable Business with Troy Martz. (PVP110)

[blockquote cite=”Troy Martz” type=”center”]”Life’s too short to do something that you dread.” [/blockquote]     [x_audio_embed] [/x_audio_embed] In this episode we touch on… Transitioning form a job to a business based on a hobby. Keeping faith when starting up a business and the money isn’t coming in. What’s the first sale like? How do you…

Building Dams, Ponds, and Rehydrating the Landscape – The Water Retention Landscape with Zach Weiss (PVP109)

[blockquote cite=”Zach Weiss” type=”center”]”Everyplace gets enough water, it’s just a matter of how you use it.” [/blockquote]     [x_audio_embed] [/x_audio_embed] Bits of Wisdom: All site conditions (dry, wet, hot, sunny, shady) can be climatic advantages.  It is just a matter of how you look at it. “Everyplace gets enough water, it’s just a matter…

Build A Sustainable & Profitable Education Business – Rancho Mastatal, A Model For Success with Scott Gallant (PVP108)

[blockquote cite=”Scott Gallant” type=”center”]”Constantly re-evaluate what you are doing based off of where you want to go.” [/blockquote]   [x_audio_embed] [/x_audio_embed] Bits of Wisdom: Their original mission was to bring down groups of students form the states and use that as a financial base to support the local economy and provide local employment and provide…