“I am now on the path to starting my own farm!” – TUF Listeners Share Their Stories – The Urban Farmer – Encore Episode 5

[gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”100px”] All of the guests for this episode are listeners of the show. Listeners just like you. A few months ago I asked for feedback on the first season of the show, and I received a ton of it. Today, I will share some of it with you. If you submitted…

Farming in the City – The Presentation – The Urban Farmer – Encore Episode 4

  [gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”100px”] Today’s episode is actually a rebroadcast of a presentation that Curtis gave in January in San Francisco. The presentation is called Farming in the City. In this presentation, Curtis will take you on a tour of his one third of an acre urban farm, where you will get an…

What Nobody Told Me About Small Farming: I Can’t Make a Living – DISSECTED – A Case Study – The Urban Farmer – Encore Episode 3

  [gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”100px”] In this episode Curtis and I dissect an article that was published on Alternet on January 1, 2016 by farmer Jaclyn Moyer. An article titled…. What Nobody Told Me About Small Farming: I Can’t Make a Living – People say we’re “rich in other ways,” but that doesn’t fix…

10 Essentials For Profitable Urban Farming Presented by Curtis Stone (PVP114)

  [gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”50px”] Curtis Stone is the owner of Green City Acres, a multi-locational urban farm based out of Kelowna, BC, Canada. In 2014 his farm generated $75,000 in gross sales on 1/3 of an acre, spread over 5 small plots of land that consist of front yards and vacant lots. In…

Six Months of Transition Into Farming – A Conversation with New Farmer Scott Hebert – The Urban Farmer – Encore Episode 2

  [gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”100px”] Scott Hebert started farming in June 2015 when his family business shut down. At that time he didn’t have anything to fall back on. But he had always had an interest in farming, and within a few days of getting the income shock warning his wheels had been put…

Profitable Small Scale Farming in Sebastopol – A Visit to Singing Frogs Farm with Paul and Elizabeth Kaiser – The Urban Farmer – Encore Episode 1

[gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”100px”] While Curtis and I were on tour we made a stop at Singing Frogs Farm in Sebastopol to visit with farmers Paul & Elizabeth Kaiser. It’s a pretty remarkable farm.  The Kaisers are farming just over 2 acres and grossing over $100,000 an acre.  They come from an agroforestry background…

End of Season Reflection – Thinking about How Things Went This Year, to Alter Course and Plan for Next Year – The Urban Farmer – Week 40

[gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”100px”] End of Year Reflection, and Planning for Next Year Take time in the off-season to reflect on this year. Look at what didn’t work out this year. How can you prevent it going forward? What if anything can you change to avoid those types of problems? Start laying out a…

The Urban Farmer Season Wrap Up and Looking Ahead – Thanks for Listening – The Urban Farmer – Week 39

[gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”100px”] [x_line] Have a question for Curtis? Leave it in the comment section below. [x_line] [gap size=”150px”] See Curtis on the road this winter at some of the tour stops mentioned in this episode. [x_line] [gap size=”50px”] Learn more at: The Urban Farmer California Book Tour 2016 Curtis launches his first…

It’s Not All About the Money – Keeping What Works and Getting Rid of What Doesn’t – The Urban Farmer – Week 38

[gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”50px”] Maximizing Output per Unit of Input. Is a crop a low revenue generator?  If so can you eliminate it, or what can you do to streamline it to make it done effortlessly? Analyzing the numbers – look at the tp end numbers and ask.. Is there room for growth? If…

17,500lbs of Vegetables Produced on One Third of An Acre – A Closer Look at What Was Produced on the Farm this Year – The Urban Farmer – Week 37

[gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”50px”]   A Recap of 2015 Farm Production at Green City Acres Curtis farmed 5 different plots giving him a total of 15,000sq.ft (1/3 Acre) to farm on. He produced 17,500lbs of total product. He produced 23 different products (individual products and mixes included). Biggest Crops by Sales Dollars: 1. Spring…