Unschooling Agriculture. Taking Steps Towards the Permaculture Farm with Grant Schultz. (PVP069)

[blockquote cite=”Grant Schultz” type=”center”]”You do have to jump on it; you have to go now because tomorrow might be too late.” [/blockquote]     Let’s start with two different sets of people. Both involve thinking about life and the way of the world, but the two stories involve dramatically different people. The first is a…

Permaculture and the Forgotten. Teaching Permaculture in Places That Absolutely Need It. A Message of Hope with Rosemary Morrow. (PVP068)

[blockquote cite=”Rosemary Morrow” type=”center”]”You teach a course so each person’s potential can emerge through some part of permaculture.” [/blockquote]     Let me set the stage. It’s the early 1980’s. The country is Lesotho, a small landlocked country surrounded by South Africa. The political climate is volatile, and Lesotho is refuge for African National Congress,…

Lawncare to Earthcare. Building Businesses, Embracing Failures, and Transitioning to a Career in Permaculture. (PVP067)

[blockquote cite=”Pete Kanaris” type=”center”]”Start small and when the door opens, go big and never look back.” [/blockquote]     The world is filled with opportunities, and when you are enterprising businessman there are a lot of business ideas out there. As one entrepreneur said, “businesses are like buses, there’s always one after the other.” But…

1000’s of Trees and Half an Acre. Small Scale Nursery Business with Akiva Silver (PVP063)

[blockquote cite=”Akiva Silver” type=”center”]”I think the most important thing is to grow what you use.  What you use in your landscape, and what you’re excited about and want to see other people grow..” [/blockquote] [gap size=”50px”] [gap size=”75px”] “We now know how to breed plants.  In the short span of a few years we can…

PermaEthos. Changing the Agriculture System, A New Permaculture Farm Model f. Jack Spirko (PVP054)

[blockquote cite=”Jack Spirko” type=”left, center, right”]“If the landowner wants to get the most out of his land, he has to flip the modern equation around 180 degrees… from how do I get people to do this for me to what can I do to empower people for themselves.” [/blockquote]     How do you eat…

Holistic Grazing Plans, Energy and Marketing – The Regrarian Open Consultancy with Darren Doherty, Part 6 (b012)

Darren Doherty discusses Holistic Management planned grazing, energy, and farm marketing. This is the sixth podcast that takes you to one of Darren’s open consultancies. The consultancies themselves are workshops that center around a real world farm planning and development process. The hosts and Darren open up the process so you can learn from a…

Designing Systems That Will Work Before AND After SHTF – Passive Systems vs. Brittle Complicated Systems f. Ben Falk & Grant Schultz (PVP040)

[blockquote cite=”Ben Falk” type=”center”]”If there is too much water, then we just haven’t learned to work with those systems yet.”[/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Ben Falk and Grant Schultz join me to talk about permaculture as a survival preparedness strategy.  How can we use whole systems design to create systems that work passively to increase our resiliency? In…

The Future of Agriculture – Changing the Concept with Mark Shepard. (PVP039)

[blockquote cite=”Mark Shepard” type=”center”]”You are not doing anything until you get that biology in the ground.”[/blockquote]  [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Mark Shepard of Forest Agriculture Enterprises joins me to talk about the future of agriculture.  Mark has a pretty clear view on how he thinks the future of agriculture  could be.. restoration agriculture style farms dotting the landscape…