Thistles, The Dehesa System, and Darren Doherty on Farm Design. (PVP022)

[x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Joey Delia joins me to recap the recent Darren Doherty Regrarian Open Consultancy, talk about the Dehesa system of Spain, and an upcoming PDC at the new PRI Tipuana Farm. Key Takeaways from this Episode: Don’t focus on tactics.   Slow down, observe and embrace a more passive approach to permaculture. Plant trees in…

The Permaculture Orchard – Converting An Organic Orchard into A Permaculture, Polyculture with Stefan Sobkowiak (PVP021)

[blockquote cite=”Stefan Sobkowiak” type=”center”]“You’ll go from what you do, to do what nature will do for you.”[/blockquote]  [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Stefan Sobkowiak of Miracle Farms and The Permaculture Orchard joins me to talk about the what’s lacking in organic systems – biodiversity.  And why organic is good, but creating a polyculture is a lot better. Stefan started…

Urban Lumber: A Valuable Product That You Walk By Everyday and Probably Don’t Notice. (PVP020)

[blockquote cite=”David Barmon” type=”center”]“3 to 4 BILLION board-feet of lumber are thrown out every year in the United States.”[/blockquote]   [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] David Barmon of Fiddlehead Landscape Design joins me to talk about urban lumber.  We discuss how we can start thinking about urban trees as not just a source of beauty, but as a valuable,…

Joel Salatin on Ecologically Profitable Farming – How New Farmers Can Get In and How Existing Farmers Can Convert. (PVP019)

[blockquote cite=”Joel Salatin” type=”center”]“You can’t have profit and destroy the ecology, and you can’t save the ecology without a profitable business.”[/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Joel Salatin talks a lot about how young people can get into farming by establishing synergistic relationships with older farmers as he tries to dispel the big belief that you need land to…

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…

What’s the minimum acres that you’d need to farm a Joel Salatin-style system? Joel’s answer.

“Great question.  Obviously depends on where you are, but we are generating roughly one salary off of 25 acres.”  Joel Salatin “So if you are in a desert situation you would probably need more than that, but you probably wouldn’t be growing what we are growing.  Maybe you would put more attention on vineyard and…

“Why not just forget planting the annual, plant the perennial… or replant the perennial, let the animal self harvest, self fertilize.” Joel Salatin

This is an excerpt of an interview that I conducted with Joel Salatin on May 22, 2013 in Big Bear Lake, CA. Joel is so inspiring and really cares about helping people and changing things. Enjoy!   “Corn and beans are being grown to be mechanically harvested to be shipped somewhere to be fed to…

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…