Permaculture Voices

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These down to earth conversations with farmers give us an inside look at what it really takes to earn an independent living being a farmer. Combine one part true inspirational stories with tangible tools and tactics and you've got this podcast: a unique way to gain insights that really work from successful farm-based entrepreneurs. These real, honest conversations will help show that you aren't alone in the grind, and give you the motivation to get after it.

Episode Date
Selling Convenience - An Alternative Method of Selling Farm Products - Part 2 (GFL132)
09:49

In Part 2 of this series farmer, Luke Groce talks about the results from selling turkeys by size category (not specific weight) last fall.  He also covers taking deposits on orders and balancing cash flow.  Luke discusses wholesaling turkeys and other strategies to move more product.

Follow Luke:

http://www.GroceFamilyFarm.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grocefamilyfarm/

 

 

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Learn more at https://www.grassfedlife.co/insider

 

Mar 25, 2019
Farming While Being a Parent - Time Management and More with Kim Doughty-McCannon (FSFS171)
59:12

Kim Doughty-McCannon joins me to talk about being a mom and a farmer.  How does she balance both?  We get into topics such as time management and splitting time.  Kim also talks about her experiences running a cut flower CSA.

Follow Kim:

@bellurbanfarm

https://www.bellurbanfarm.com/

 

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2B45VK

Mar 20, 2019
Selling Convenience - An Alternative Method of Selling Farm Products - Part 1 (GFL131)
01:08:26

Luke Groce talks raising turkeys in an open cell grazing system, selling turkeys in a different way, and what to do with turkeys you don't sell.  Stay tuned next week for Part 2 of the mini-series when we follow up with Luke and see how it went.

Follow Luke:

http://www.GroceFamilyFarm.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grocefamilyfarm/

 

 

Get exclusive content each week with the Grassfed Life Insider. 

Learn more at https://www.grassfedlife.co/insider

 

Mar 18, 2019
A Very Important Topic Affecting Farmers (and Everyone Else) (FSFS170)
49:56

Depression is an issue that affects over 20 million Americans, and the farm space is not isolated from that.  Today Farmer Chris Gilbert joins me to talk about the topic of depression and some of his experiences with depression.  

Follow Chris:

https://www.instagram.com/gilbertsgrapesiowa/

 

Get exclusive content each week with the Grassfed Life Insider. 

Learn more at https://www.grassfedlife.co/insider

 

Mar 11, 2019
Growing Tomatoes for Profit with Conor Crickmore of Neversink Farm (FSFS169)
49:02

Tomatoes can be a big economic center for small farms.  In this episode, Conor Crickmore of Neversink Farm talks tomatoes.  The economics and seasonality and production from seed to transplanting.  

Winstrip Trays: http://www.neversinktools.com

Conor's Online Course: http://www.neversinkcourses.com

Follow Neversink at https://www.instagram.com/neversinkfarm

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2B45VK

Mar 06, 2019
Farm Marketing: Real World Proven Strategies with Darby Simpson (GFL130)
27:46

Regardless of what products you are farming, you must have a diversified marketing and business plan for your farm to be successful. Darby Simpson has developed from scratch a “real world”, successful direct marketing approach for his farm thru nearly 10 years of trial and error.

In his three hour workshop, he’ll cover all of the basics you will need to successfully sell your products for a profit. The marketing portion will focus on how to build a marketing list, marketing displays, free marketing tools, how to select a farmers market, customer interaction and education, income diversification, working with restaurants or health food stores and more. During the business planning session, he will deal with various business strategies, cash flow management, production cost analysis, economies of scale, setting retail and bulk program prices, tracking expenses, liability insurance, legal protection and more.

 

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Mar 04, 2019
Top 10 Warm Season Flowers for Small Farms (FSFS168)
01:19:04

Benny and Courtney Pino from Loblolly Farm join me to talk about the Top 10 Warm Season Flowers for Small Farms.  We talk about why you should consider these flowers, how to grow then, and how to use them in bouquets.  We also get into pest and disease pressure for each type of flower and the overall difficulty to grow them.

Follow Loblolly at https://www.instagram.com/loblollyfarm/

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2B45VK

Feb 27, 2019
Silvopasture: Increase Farm Resilience and Graze Marginal Land with Steve Gabriel (GFL129)
01:03:51

Steve Gabriel, author of the book Silvopasture joins me to talk about all things silvopasture.  Why you would want to do, why you wouldn't want to do it, and what's possible.  Silvopasture has the potential to increase farm resilience by giving you forage when grasses are dormant and it may give you the ability to turn marginal land unsuitable for traditional pasture into a valuable food source.

Learn more about Steve, his online course and his book at:

http://www.silvopasturebook.com

 

Get exclusive content each week with the Grassfed Life Insider. 

Learn more at https://www.grassfedlife.co/insider

 

Feb 25, 2019
Strategies to Grow Bulk Sales and Build Market Streams with Adam Trost (GFL128)
22:35

Adam Trost joins us to talk about some of the challenges he is facing growing his farm business on the side. We cover topics such as building bulk sales programs, growing sales, and where to focus your efforts when you have limited time.

Learn more about Farmer Adam Trost at www.bentarrowacres.com

Feb 22, 2019
Thoughts on Growing Lush Perennial Pastures with Farmer Gabe Brown (GFL127)
01:01:44

Gabe Brown joins me to talk cover crops, no-till, and building soil that can sustain lush pastures.  All topics from his new book Dirt to Soil.

Connect with Gabe:

BrownsRanch.us

SoilHealthConsultants.com 

 

Get exclusive content each week with the Grassfed Life Insider. 

Learn more at https://www.grassfedlife.co/insider

Feb 20, 2019
Farm Couples: Being Successful as Partners in Life and Business with Emma Hendel and Elliot Seldner (FSFS167)
01:12:19

Emma Hendel and Elliot Seldner talk about being husband and wife along with business owners.  How do they make it work?  What does it take?  What is it really like?  

Follow Fair Share Farm at http://instagram.com/fair_share_farm

https://www.fairsharefarm.net/

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2B45VK

Feb 20, 2019
The Ultimate Livestock Farm Library - The Grassfed Life Insider
46:11

Today we launch the Grassfed Life Insider giving you exclusive access to Livestock Farming Resources Every Week.

New farm resources every week that will help you be more successful with your farm production, marketing, sales, and profitability.

Weekly content means the library of content is forever expanding with new content added every week including – podcasts, webinars, videos, and screencasts.

Instantly you will get access to over 30 hours of core content!

Become an Insider and Learn More at https://www.grassfedlife.co/insider

Feb 18, 2019
Tips for Successfully Competing in a Crowded Market with Jordan MacPhee (FSFS166)
01:12:44

Jordan MacPhee of Maple Bloom Farm joins me to talk about how they sell their organic veggie box in the small, but crowded marketplace on PEI in Canada.  We discuss strategies for marketing CSAs, getting people interested, and keeping them coming back year after year.

Connect with Jordan:

http://www.maplebloomfarm.ca

http://www.waggon.ca

 

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2B45VK

Feb 13, 2019
Using Social Media to Grow Farm Sales with Paul Greive (GFL126)
46:41

Social Media: Learn practical tips to leverage this powerful and often misunderstood marketing tool with farmer Paul Greive of Primal Pastures.  This talk will teach you to focus on generating farm revenue while avoiding the popularity contest trap.

Learn from Paul at the Growing Your Farm Business Mastermind Workshop - https://www.grassfedlife.co

Feb 11, 2019
Growing Your Farm Business Mastermind Information Episode
17:47

Interested in taking your farm to the next level and REALLY scaling up?

Are you just starting out, and don’t really know where to start? Would you be interested in finding out about unique ways to generate income from your farm?

The Growing Your Farm Business Mastermind Workshop can help you answer these questions and get you on track to start the next phase of growth for your farm. The event combines practical in the field learning with some big-time brainstorming and collaboration to help you get to the next level in your farm business. 

Learn more at Grassfedlife.co

Feb 01, 2019
Business Opportunities Growing Cut Flowers with The Flower Grower Benny Pino (FSFS165)
53:46

If you think you need a lot of land to grow cut flowers or that cut flowers aren't profitable, then you might be wrong.  Benny Pino, The Flower Grower, of Loblolly Farm joins me to talk about business opportunities growing cut flowers on small farms. 

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2B45VK

Jan 30, 2019
$10,000 An Acre Pastured Poultry (GFL125)
56:39

Is it possible to make $10,000 in PROFIT raising pastured poultry on just 1 acre?  Can you make $50 an hour raising pastured poultry?  It's the topic of today's episode with farmer Darby Simpson.

Growing Your Farm Business Mastermind - March 22 & 23 at Primal Pastures - Learn More https://grassfedife.co

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Jan 28, 2019
Doing The Most Important Things in 2019 with Javan Bernakevitch (PVP247)
01:52:52
Javan Bernakevitch and I talk about the need to decide what is truly important and why that, and only that, should be the focus in 2019.
 
Connect with Javan:
 


My Podcasts:
Farm Small, Farm Smart: http://bit.ly/2vMUDvX
Grass Fed Life: http://bit.ly/2uOsLTH
Voices of Change: http://bit.ly/2vrn81r
Do The Work: https://apple.co/2ERsLHZ

My Audiobooks:
The Market Gardener by JM Fortier: http://bit.ly/2uynxvU
The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone:  http://bit.ly/2uynxvU

My Business:
Paperpot Transplanter: http://www.paperpot.co

Support content I have created:
http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

Support while you shop at Amazon:
http://amzn.to/2yu1zPj

Jan 25, 2019
Goal Setting and Yearly Planning for Success with Farmer Yosef Camire (FSFS163)
49:53

Yosef Camire of Ahavah Farm talks about his process for goal setting and yearly planning.  We cover both short and long-range goal setting.  Along with how to attack larger longer-term goals.

Follow Yosef: https://www.instagram.com/ahavahfarm/

 

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2B45VK

Listen to past episodes at: https://www.paperpot.co/podcast

 

Jan 23, 2019
Farm Changes & Design - Creating A Farm Business That Fits Your Life (GFL123)
01:16:53

Darby talks about changes he is making on the farm in 2019 and why he is making the changes.  The underlying principle in this episode is - make sure that the business fits your lifestyle and context or the business will mess up your life.

Growing Your Farm Business Mastermind - March 22 & 23 at Primal Pastures - Learn More https://grassfedife.co

Jan 21, 2019
Building Deep Soil with A Lot of Organic Matter featuring Ben Hartman (FSFS162)
01:03:34

Ben Hartman talks about building soil on a new farm or bringing new soil into production.  Topics include tillage, compost, and no-till.  

Ben's Online Course: 

https://www.theleanfarmschool.com

Follow Ben:

https://www.instagram.com/claybottomfarm

Listen to past episodes at: https://www.paperpot.co/podcast

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2B45VK

Jan 16, 2019
How to Position Your Pastured Poultry as a Premium Product, and the Economics and Challenges of Doing It with Paul Greive of Primal Pastures (GFL122)
01:10:50

As you will hear from my guest today Paul Greive of Primal Pastures "One of the most important things about marketing is not convincing people your product is X, it's about finding people who actually want X."
 
Therefore Primal Pasture’s sole job as marketers is to try to find and sell to the believers.  The customers who value their product for what it is and are willing to pay for it.  
 
Over time they have learned that "It's a really sustainable model when you can start focusing on the customer and then you can figure out what products meet their needs and what your skills are to make those products.”  It’s a key distinction that they have made for their brand, Primal Pastures and one that they have stuck too.
 
Branding and marketing are just one of the topics that Paul Greive of Primal Pastures and I talk about today.

Growing Your Farm Business Mastermind - March 22 & 23 at Primal Pastures - Learn More https://grassfedife.co

 

Jan 14, 2019
PROFITABLE Pastured Poultry Economics [AND 10 Proven Marketing Strategies] (GFL121)
59:11

Paul Greive of Primal Pastures will go into the details of how his family started their pastured poultry farm with no experience and less than $2,000 capital, and also discuss the Guerrilla marketing strategies have made Primal Pastures successful in California. Learn more in Paul's upcoming Growing Your Farm Business workshop: https://www.grassfedlife.co

Paul Greive, CPA, MBA ditched his desk job in 2013 and has generated more than $500,000 revenue in his first two years farming pastured livestock with a positive net income that supports two families.

 

Growing Your Farm Business Mastermind - March 22 & 23 at Primal Pastures - Learn More https://grassfedife.co

Watch Paul's presentation: 

https://youtu.be/iR_LMvpyZW4

Jan 11, 2019
Do You Have a Farm Business or a Farm Job? (GFL120)
33:25

Today I am asking the question - Can you farm business scale enough to matter?  If not, then why are you doing it or what can you change?  Can the business scale, do you have a business or a job, and can your markets handle enough sales volume?

Growing Your Farm Business Mastermind - March 22 & 23 at Primal Pastures - Learn More https://grassfedlife.co/

 

Jan 07, 2019
10 Life Changing Audiobooks to Listen to With Your Cat When It's Snowing (GFL119)
01:22:04

Scott Hebert and I each talk about 5 of our favorite audiobooks - why we like them and why you might too!  Happy New Years!

Connect with Scott:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/flavourfulfarms

YouTube: https://bit.ly/2u3WxIW

 

Growing Your Farm Business Mastermind - March 22 & 23 at Primal Pastures - Learn More https://grassfedlife.co/

Dec 31, 2018
Make 2019 Your Best Year Ever (GFL118)
26:19

A review process for 2018 and tips on how to build off of success from 2018 to have your best year ever in 2019. 

 

The Farm Business Essentials Online Course is here, and it's not just a piece of the puzzle. FBE is a complete step by step A to Z system to plan, market, and grow the farm enterprise that's right for you. Built by a farmer for farmers just like you -https://www.farmbusinessessentials.com



Lots more free content at Grassfed Life: http://bit.ly/2D5gRJX

Subscribe to the podcast: https://apple.co/2hayYod

Instagram:
Follow Darby: http://bit.ly/2D6mlo7
Follow Diego: http://bit.ly/2B3vprJ

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/grassfedlifepodcast/

 

Dec 24, 2018
Growing a Farm Business with a Successful Farmstand featuring Jenny Quiner (FSFS158)
01:10:28

Jenny Quiner talks about growing her farm business through her farmstand.  What has worked, what hasn't, and several ideas for growing farmstand business.  

Follow Jenny @dogpatch_urban_gardens

 

Listen to past episodes: https://www.paperpot.co/podcast

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2B45VK

Dec 19, 2018
10 Lessons From 2018 for a Better 2019 (GFL117)
01:53:50

Darby and I each talk about 5 lessons that we learned in 2018 and how we are going to use those lessons to improve things next year.

Growing Your Farm Business Mastermind - March 22 & 23 at Primal Pastures - Learn More https://grassfedlife.co/

 

 

Dec 17, 2018
Different Crops and Market Streams to Scale Farm Income with Elliot Seldner (FSFS157)
56:33

Elliot Seldner of Fair Share Farm talks about his options for scaling income.  What crops he could add and what market streams he could grow and what that might look like.

 

Connect with Elliot: 

https://www.instagram.com/fair_share_farm/

 

Listen to past episodes: https://www.paperpot.co/podcast

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2B45VK

Dec 12, 2018
Creating a Buzz About Your Products with Sales and Marketing Strategies (GFL116)
01:03:28

Charles Mayfield talks different ideas to market and sell products.  We also get into selling products online and how new products can help farm sales.

Follow Charles:

https://www.instagram.com/mayfield.pastures/

 

Profitable Pastured Poultry Course: https://www.farmbusinessessentials.com/poultry

The Farm Business Essentials Online Course is here, and it's not just a piece of the puzzle. FBE is a complete step by step A to Z system to plan, market, and grow the farm enterprise that's right for you. Built by a farmer for farmers just like you -https://www.farmbusinessessentials.com



Lots more free content at Grassfed Life: http://bit.ly/2D5gRJX

Subscribe to the podcast: https://apple.co/2hayYod

Instagram:
Follow Darby: http://bit.ly/2D6mlo7
Follow Diego: http://bit.ly/2B3vprJ

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/grassfedlifepodcast/

 

Dec 10, 2018
Increasing Net Profit with Less Work, Waste, and Costs featuring Ben Hartman (FSFS156)
01:02:59

Ben Hartman gives you some tips on how you can use LEAN principles to eliminate waste from your farm and make your farm more efficient in 2019.

Ben's Online Course: 

https://www.theleanfarmschool.com

Follow Ben:

https://www.instagram.com/claybottomfarm

Listen to past episodes at: https://www.paperpot.co/podcast

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2B45VK

Dec 05, 2018
Converting a Row Crop Field to Pasture - Part 2 - The Results (GFL115)
57:25

Darby follows up on the pasture conversion that he started in fall 2017 talking about what he did, now it worked and how he has paid for it.  From costs to seed types to grazing management - he covers it all.

The Farm Business Essentials Online Course is here, and it's not just a piece of the puzzle. FBE is a complete step by step A to Z system to plan, market, and grow the farm enterprise that's right for you. Built by a farmer for farmers just like you -https://www.farmbusinessessentials.com



Lots more free content at Grassfed Life: http://bit.ly/2D5gRJX

Subscribe to the podcast: https://apple.co/2hayYod

Instagram:
Follow Darby: http://bit.ly/2D6mlo7
Follow Diego: http://bit.ly/2B3vprJ

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/grassfedlifepodcast/

 

Dec 03, 2018
Beyond Startup: Taking A Farm to the Next Stage with Elliot Seldner (FSFS155)
01:01:50

Elliot Seldner of Fair Share Farm talks concerns and considerations with scaling once you have a business that works - from hiring employees to growing the farm.

Connect with Elliot: 

https://www.instagram.com/fair_share_farm/

 

Listen to past episodes: https://www.paperpot.co/podcast

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2B45VK

Nov 28, 2018
Practical Strategies for Getting More (and better) Customers (GFL114)
59:46

Charles Mayfield talks about the importance of engaging with customers to build a long-term customer base.  We also discuss different ideas on how to get new customers and making buying easier for customers.

Follow Charles:

https://www.instagram.com/mayfield.pastures/

 

Profitable Pastured Poultry Course: https://www.farmbusinessessentials.com/poultry

The Farm Business Essentials Online Course is here, and it's not just a piece of the puzzle. FBE is a complete step by step A to Z system to plan, market, and grow the farm enterprise that's right for you. Built by a farmer for farmers just like you -https://www.farmbusinessessentials.com



Lots more free content at Grassfed Life: http://bit.ly/2D5gRJX

Subscribe to the podcast: https://apple.co/2hayYod

Instagram:
Follow Darby: http://bit.ly/2D6mlo7
Follow Diego: http://bit.ly/2B3vprJ

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/grassfedlifepodcast/

 

Nov 26, 2018
THANKSGIVING EXTRAVAGANZA - Board Game Edition (GFL113)
01:00:31

Happy Thanksgiving.  In this fun episode, Darby and I talk about how board games are a great way to use your downtime and connect with others.  

The Farm Business Essentials Online Course is here, and it's not just a piece of the puzzle. FBE is a complete step by step A to Z system to plan, market, and grow the farm enterprise that's right for you. Built by a farmer for farmers just like you -https://www.farmbusinessessentials.com



Lots more free content at Grassfed Life: http://bit.ly/2D5gRJX

Subscribe to the podcast: https://apple.co/2hayYod

Instagram:
Follow Darby: http://bit.ly/2D6mlo7
Follow Diego: http://bit.ly/2B3vprJ

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/grassfedlifepodcast/

 

Nov 19, 2018
A Base Principles Approach to Farming - Understanding Why and Context with Chris Thoreau (FSFS154)
54:50

Chris Thoreau discusses the importance of buying the right equipment, knowing when to get advice, and understanding the context of what you do and why you do it.  Blind copying is dangerous.

Growing Your Microgreens Business Course with Chris Thoreau: http://www.permaculturevoices.com/microgreens

Listen to past episodes: https://www.paperpot.co/podcast

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ

Nov 14, 2018
Selling Convenience - An Alternative Method of Raising and Selling Turkeys (GFL112)
01:07:36

Luke Groce talks raising turkeys in an open cell grazing system, selling turkeys in a different way, and what to do with turkeys you don't sell.  

Follow Luke:

http://www.GroceFamilyFarm.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grocefamilyfarm/

The Farm Business Essentials Online Course is here, and it's not just a piece of the puzzle. FBE is a complete step by step A to Z system to plan, market, and grow the farm enterprise that's right for you. Built by a farmer for farmers just like you -https://www.farmbusinessessentials.com

Profitable Pastured Poultry Course: https://www.farmbusinessessentials.com/poultry

Lots more free content at Grassfed Life: http://bit.ly/2D5gRJX

Subscribe to the podcast: https://apple.co/2hayYod

Instagram:
Follow Darby: http://bit.ly/2D6mlo7
Follow Diego: http://bit.ly/2B3vprJ

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/grassfedlifepodcast/

Nov 12, 2018
Growing a Farm Business with Positive Optionality featuring Justin Gay (FSFS153)
01:00:59

Justin Gay talks about farms market sales strategies, selling live cut microgreens and pre-packaged, and growing a small farm that gives him the most options for his life context. 

Connect with Justin: 

https://www.instagram.com/theseedsofxanxadu/

 

Listen to past episodes: https://www.paperpot.co/podcast

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2B45VK

Nov 07, 2018
Why On-Farm Poultry Processing Can Be Best (or Worst) Option for Your Farm with Ben Grimes (GFL111)
01:15:10

Ben Grimes joins Darby and me to talk about what is really involved with on-farm poultry processing.  We also introduce the new Pastured Poultry Processing Course: https://farm-business-essentials.teachable.com/p/poultry-processing

The Farm Business Essentials Online Course is here, and it's not just a piece of the puzzle. FBE is a complete step by step A to Z system to plan, market, and grow the farm enterprise that's right for you. Built by a farmer for farmers just like you -https://www.farmbusinessessentials.com

Lots more free content at Grassfed Life: http://bit.ly/2D5gRJX

Subscribe to the podcast: https://apple.co/2hayYod

Instagram:
Follow Darby: http://bit.ly/2D6mlo7
Follow Diego: http://bit.ly/2B3vprJ

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/grassfedlifepodcast/

 

Nov 05, 2018
The Four Base Principles of Lean Farming and How to Use Them on Your Farm (FSFS152)
01:22:31

Ben Hartman discusses the base principles that make up the lean system and gives you practical tips on how you can apply them to your farm to save time, money and effort.

Ben's Online Course: 

https://www.theleanfarmschool.com

Follow Ben:

https://www.instagram.com/claybottomfarm

Listen to past episodes at: https://www.paperpot.co/podcast

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2B45VK

Oct 31, 2018
Getting More Value from An Aging Layer Flock (GFL110)
01:10:22

Charles Mayfield talks about how he can try to get the last bit of value from his aging layers, strategies for balancing cash flow and funding the farm from the outside.

Follow Charles:

https://www.instagram.com/mayfield.pastures/

 

Profitable Pastured Poultry Course: https://www.farmbusinessessentials.com/poultry

The Farm Business Essentials Online Course is here, and it's not just a piece of the puzzle. FBE is a complete step by step A to Z system to plan, market, and grow the farm enterprise that's right for you. Built by a farmer for farmers just like you -https://www.farmbusinessessentials.com



Lots more free content at Grassfed Life: http://bit.ly/2D5gRJX

Subscribe to the podcast: https://apple.co/2hayYod

Instagram:
Follow Darby: http://bit.ly/2D6mlo7
Follow Diego: http://bit.ly/2B3vprJ

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/grassfedlifepodcast/

 

Oct 29, 2018
Hustling and Balancing Time to Build a Farm Business with Rome Julian (FSFS151)
01:04:56

Rome Julian of Lake Tilly Acres talks about starting his farm on the side, growth challenges, and how he has time to run the business, work another job, and have a family.

Follow Rome:

https://www.instagram.com/laketillyacres/

Growing Your Microgreens Business Course with Chris Thoreau: http://www.permaculturevoices.com/microgreens

Listen to past episodes at: https://www.paperpot.co/podcast

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ

Oct 24, 2018
How to Create a Startup Budget for a Pastured Poultry Business (GFL109)
01:04:02

Darby and I go through planning a pastured poultry enterprise in Excel - including what costs are more important than others and how you use those costs to price your final product.

Profitable Pastured Poultry Course: https://www.farmbusinessessentials.com/poultry

The Farm Business Essentials Online Course is here, and it's not just a piece of the puzzle. FBE is a complete step by step A to Z system to plan, market, and grow the farm enterprise that's right for you. Built by a farmer for farmers just like you -https://www.farmbusinessessentials.com



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Oct 22, 2018
Considerations for Adding Microgreens On Top of Field Crops (FSFS150)
01:00:14

Max Becher and Chris Thoreau chat about the differences between growing microgreens and field crops, when to add more microgreen crops, and when do you have too many crops.

Connect with Max: http://www.ojaifarmstand.com

Growing Your Microgreens Business Course with Chris Thoreau: http://www.permaculturevoices.com/microgreens

Listen to past episodes at: https://www.paperpot.co/podcast

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

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Oct 17, 2018
How to Start Planning Your Farm Business (and Life) for Success (GFL108)
01:13:15

Darby and I go discuss why it's so important to start planning your farm business off the farm.  Don't blow up the rest of your life so your business can succeed.

Profitable Pastured Poultry Course: https://www.farmbusinessessentials.com/poultry

The Farm Business Essentials Online Course is here, and it's not just a piece of the puzzle. FBE is a complete step by step A to Z system to plan, market, and grow the farm enterprise that's right for you. Built by a farmer for farmers just like you -https://www.farmbusinessessentials.com



Lots more free content at Grassfed Life: http://bit.ly/2D5gRJX

Subscribe to the podcast: https://apple.co/2hayYod

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Oct 15, 2018
Creating the Perfect Farm Business for You with Travis Schulert (FSFS149)
01:08:36

Travis Schulert joins me to talk about how he has made farming on the side successfully mesh with the rest of his life and his full-time job.  Travis also discusses his farmer's market pricing and sales strategies.

Connect with Travis: https://www.permadynamics.org/

Listen to past episodes at: https://www.paperpot.co/podcast

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

 

Oct 10, 2018
Facebook Farm Marketing and the Selling Meat Subscription Boxes (GFL107)
01:10:42

Kelly Bush joins me to follow up on last weeks episode with his radio ad results.  He also discusses marketing his farm with Facebook ads and the trend towards meat subscription boxes.

Connect with Kelly - https://www.vancesmillfarms.com/

The Farm Business Essentials Online Course is here, and it's not just a piece of the puzzle. FBE is a complete step by step A to Z system to plan, market, and grow the farm enterprise that's right for you. Built by a farmer for farmers just like you -https://www.farmbusinessessentials.com

Profitable Pastured Poultry Course: https://www.farmbusinessessentials.com/poultry

Lots more free content at Grassfed Life: http://bit.ly/2D5gRJX

Subscribe to the podcast: https://apple.co/2hayYod

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Oct 08, 2018
How to Successfully Sell Microgreens to Wholesale Customers (FSFS148)
01:07:02

Luke Carneal of The Sonoma Farm joins me to shares his experience selling to wholesalers as a small farm.  He'll give you a lot of tips on approach and working with wholesale customers.

Connect with Luke: https://www.instagram.com/thesonomafarm/

Growing Your Microgreens Business Course with Chris Thoreau: http://www.permaculturevoices.com/microgreens

Listen to past episodes at: https://www.paperpot.co/podcast

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

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Oct 03, 2018
Farm Marketing with Radio Ads (GFL106)
52:15

Kelly Bush joins me to talk about his experience running a radio ad for his farm and bulk meat program.

Connect with Kelly - https://www.vancesmillfarms.com/

The Farm Business Essentials Online Course is here, and it's not just a piece of the puzzle. FBE is a complete step by step A to Z system to plan, market, and grow the farm enterprise that's right for you. Built by a farmer for farmers just like you -https://www.farmbusinessessentials.com

Profitable Pastured Poultry Course: https://www.farmbusinessessentials.com/poultry

Lots more free content at Grassfed Life: http://bit.ly/2D5gRJX

Subscribe to the podcast: https://apple.co/2hayYod

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Oct 01, 2018
Marketing a New Farm and Overcoming Startup Challenges with Jay Reid (FSFS147)
01:07:29

Jay Reid talks about how they have marketed their new farm and CSA program and what steps they have taken to stand out from the competition.  Jay also discusses how he and his partner Kat have made farming and their relationship co-exist in a positive way.

Connect with Jay: https://www.instagram.com/resilient_farms/

Listen to past episodes at: https://www.paperpot.co/podcast

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

 

Sep 26, 2018
Finding New Customers Fast with Max Becher (FSFS146)
01:11:46

Max Becher shares some strategies that he used to find new customers very quickly including Facebook ads and email campaigns.

Connect with Max: http://www.ojaifarmstand.com

Listen to past episodes at: https://www.paperpot.co/podcast

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

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Sep 19, 2018
Decide What's Important NOW with Javan Bernakevitch (VOC246)
01:24:43
Javan Bernakevitch and I talk about why it is critically important to prioritize the things in life that matter to you.
 
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My Podcasts:
Farm Small, Farm Smart: http://bit.ly/2vMUDvX
Grass Fed Life: http://bit.ly/2uOsLTH
Voices of Change: http://bit.ly/2vrn81r
Do The Work: https://apple.co/2ERsLHZ

My Audiobooks:
The Market Gardener by JM Fortier: http://bit.ly/2uynxvU
The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone:  http://bit.ly/2uynxvU

My Business:
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Sep 01, 2018
Controlling What You Can with Javan Bernakevitch (VOC245)
57:40
Javan Bernakevitch and I talk why controlling what you can is increasing important in a world that wants to control things for you.
 
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My Podcasts:
Farm Small, Farm Smart: http://bit.ly/2vMUDvX
Grass Fed Life: http://bit.ly/2uOsLTH
Voices of Change: http://bit.ly/2vrn81r
Do The Work: https://apple.co/2ERsLHZ

My Audiobooks:
The Market Gardener by JM Fortier: http://bit.ly/2uynxvU
The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone:  http://bit.ly/2uynxvU

My Business:
Paperpot Transplanter: http://www.paperpot.co

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Aug 03, 2018
The (False) Metrics of Success with Javan Bernakevitch (VOC244)
01:10:48
Javan Bernakevitch and I talk why it is important for you to set the metrics which define your success.
 
Connect with Javan:
 


My Podcasts:
Farm Small, Farm Smart: http://bit.ly/2vMUDvX
Grass Fed Life: http://bit.ly/2uOsLTH
Voices of Change: http://bit.ly/2vrn81r
Do The Work: https://apple.co/2ERsLHZ

My Audiobooks:
The Market Gardener by JM Fortier: http://bit.ly/2uynxvU
The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone:  http://bit.ly/2uynxvU

My Business:
Paperpot Transplanter: http://www.paperpot.co

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May 18, 2018
Are You the Author of Your Own Misery with Javan Bernakevitch (VOC243)
40:59
Javan Bernakevitch and I talk about the "balancing" life, time, and ambitions and how maybe the answer is just to do less.
 
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My Podcasts:

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Voices of Change: http://bit.ly/2vrn81r

 

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Apr 13, 2018
Tips on Managing the Perfect Imperfections of Time and Ambition with Javan Bernakevitch (VOC242)
01:39:07
Javan Bernakevitch and I talk about the "balancing" life, time, and ambitions and how maybe the answer is just to do less.
 
Connect with Javan:
 

My Podcasts:

Farm Small, Farm Smart: http://bit.ly/2vMUDvX

Grass Fed Life: http://bit.ly/2uOsLTH

Voices of Change: http://bit.ly/2vrn81r

 

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Mar 10, 2018
A Practical Look at Vegetable Farming and a Fragile Seed System with Chris Thoreau (FSFS126)
01:15:39

Microgreen grower and local seed advocate Chris Thoreau and I talk about local seed - the challenges of it, what that means, and how practical it is.  Subscribe to the NEW FEED: https://apple.co/2frSqwR

Learn how Chris grows microgreens in his online course: http://www.permaculturevoices.com/microgreens

Listen to past episodes at: https://www.paperpot.co/podcast

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

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Feb 04, 2018
Start Your Successful Farm Business with Joel Salatin [GFL86]
01:44:50

Farmer Joel Salatin joins me to talk farm startup and his new book Your Successful Farm Business: http://amzn.to/2nk7a3S

THE NEW FEED: https://apple.co/2hayYod

 

Learn to farm in The Farm Business Essentials Online Course: https://www.farmbusinessessentials.com

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Feb 03, 2018
VOC Replay: The Rise of the Mushroom with Peter McCoy
01:40:55

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It's fungal intelligence that I will be exploring today with the brilliant Peter McCoy. Peter is self-taught mycologist with 15 years of accumulated study and experience, Peter is an original founder of Radical Mycology, a grassroots organization and movement that teaches the skills needed to work with mushrooms and other fungi for personal, societal, and ecological resilience

Peter is also author of the book Radical Mycology, an in depth and comprehensive look at mycology and mushroom cultivation. This book is a beast, it's nearly 700 pages, and covers a variety of topics related to mycology, some common, so not so common. There's a ton of interest concepts and ideas in that book, a few of which we will be exploring today.

In this episode, we get into a wide variety of subject matter related to mycology from Remediation, importance of mycorrhizal fungi, fungi with annual crops, future of medicinal mushrooms and medicine, marketing versus effectiveness in some mushroom based products, and future of psilocybin mushrooms in medicine.

The reason that we are able to get into all this subjects isn't because of me. It's because of Peter. Peter's brilliant. There's a lot here, enjoy it.

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Dec 01, 2017
VOC Replay: Radical Mycology with Peter McCoy
01:52:02

 

An interview with Peter McCoy of Radical Mycology.

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Radical Mycology is a movement and social philosophy based on accessibly teaching the importance of mushrooms and other fungi for personal, societal, and ecological health. Radical Mycology differs from classical mycology in that classical mycology generally focuses on taxonomy, identification, mycophagy (eating mushrooms), and the more personal benefits of working with fungi while Radical Mycology is about using fungi for the benefit of larger communities and the world.

As a concept, Radical Mycology is based on the belief that the lifecycles of fungi and their interactions in nature serve as powerful learning tools for how humans can best relate to each other and steward the world they live in.

Nov 24, 2017
FSFS Replay: Your Journey to You - Following The Dream and Following Opportunity Too (TUFS2E14)
50:08

We all have this great chance to go great places.  Yet we all don't take it.  Today's episode is a look at the opportunity and why some people squander it, and why some people don't.

Learn more at permaculturevoices.com/theurbanfarmer

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Nov 22, 2017
GFL Replay: Increasing Farm Profits by Raising Turkeys (GFL34)
50:05

The person buying Darby's turkeys isn't focused on the sticker - they have other reasons to buy a turkey from him, reasons that are strong enough for them to look past the price.

Reasons like being locally raised, being raised in better conditions, being raised by a farmer that they know, and them as a customer being able to support a farmer and a method of agriculture that they believe in, and one that's preciously opposite the methods being used by the Butterballs of the world.

It's these factors that have made growing turkeys an attractive niche business for Darby.

And it might be a business that fits you and your enterprise, especially if you already have an established customer base.

Think about that as we go through this episode, because today, it's a turkey day.

Stay tuned every Monday, for a new episode at permaculturevoices.com/grassfed

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Nov 20, 2017
VOC241: From Farmer's Markets to Stores Nationwide - The Struggles and Challenges of Entrepreneurship with Stacey Marcellus of Cappello's
55:41

Today I will be talking to an entrepreneur, Stacey Marcellus who had an idea for a better food product and partnered with a friend to make that idea a reality.  With the right blend of hard work and luck Stacey helped take Cappello’s Gluten Free from a local farmers market to stores nationwide.

In this episode she will share some of the struggles and challenges that she faced doing it.  It's a hard dose of reality for anyone look to start a business, and refreshing it's not just me story for those of us already in the game.

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Nov 17, 2017
FSFS122: The Challenges of Market Farming in Hot and Wet Texas with Brent Heironimus (FSFS122)
01:02:20
Brent joins me to talk about the challenges of growing in hot and wet Southeast Texas.  It's forced him to adapt and modify things he has seen on other farms for his own context.  Today you'll hear what he's doing and how he's doing it.

View the show notes for this episode and all previous Farm Small, Farm Smart episodes.

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Nov 15, 2017
GFL81: 7 Traits of Successful Farmers and Farms
01:06:24
Over the past few years I have interviewed over one hundred different farmers.  During the course of our conversations I have noticed quite a few trends - some which lead to struggling farms and some which lead to successful farms. Today I am going to share 7 of the traits that I have noticed that successful farms and farmers exhibit.  Regardless of whether you are a vegetable farmer or a livestock farmer, I think these traits are universal and apply across the board.

View the show notes for this episode and all previous GFL episodes.

Interested in starting your own farm? If so, check out the Farm Business Essentials Intensive.

Nov 13, 2017
V240: Battling Cancer with Gerson Therapy - A Survivors Story with Marianne West
01:49:50

Marianne West is a cancer survivor who in the unique position of both going through traditional chemotherapy and the alternative cancer treatment The Gerson Therapy.

Today Marianne and I discuss what her experience was like going through the Gerson Therapy and what her thoughts on it are. Despite my early introduction into this space via this subject matter I tried to approach this episode as neutral as possible and not going in with any assumptions of what was true or not true. As you listen to it, do the same, form your own opinions.

The views expressed here are Marianne’s based on her actual real life experiences. I hope it helps.

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Nov 10, 2017
FSFS121: The 10 Year Evolution of a Microgreen Farmer - Life and Business, Business and Life
01:11:18
Chris Thoreau has grow microgreens for over 10 years, but he recently reached the point where he Chris realized it was time to do something else and move on.  Find out what changed and why Chris is changing with it.
 

View the show notes for this episode and all previous Farm Small, Farm Smart episodes.

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter.

Nov 08, 2017
GFL80: Homestead Sheep with Dan Ohmann of the Grassfed Homestead
01:27:29

Dan Ohmann is a homesteader who has recently started raising lamb on a homestead level, while dabbling in selling some of the finished product off farm to see what is possible.  Today Dan discusses how that's working for him.

View the show notes for this episode and all previous GFL episodes.

Interested in starting your own farm? If so, check out the Farm Business Essentials Intensive.

 

Nov 06, 2017
VOC239: Permaculture Solutions for Personal and Community Transformation with Adam Brock
01:13:53
Permaculturalist, educator, and my guest today Adam Brock dives head-first into this question with his new book Change Here Now. Drawing from ecology, sociology, community economics, social justice, and indigenous practices the world over, Change Here Now presents 82 proven solutions for building resilient and empowered communities. The book offers answers for permaculturalists, organizers, activists, nonprofit directors, social entrepreneurs - and anyone else looking for meaning in a chaotic world.  Read the book: Change Here Now
 

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Nov 03, 2017
FSFS120: Increasing Post Harvest Processing Efficiency with Michael Kilpatrick
55:42

Michael Kilpatrick joins me to talk about some of the issues that he sees on farms that struggle with post harvest processing and how most farms can improve that part of the process.  He will also touch on the role that new food safety regulations will play on vegetable farms and how famers can start preparing for that.

View the show notes for this episode and all previous Farm Small, Farm Smart episodes.

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter.

Nov 01, 2017
GFL79: The Independent Farmstead with Shawn and Beth Dougherty
01:37:01

Shawn and Beth Dougherty authors of The Independent Farmstead join me to talk about farmsteading, rotational grazing, and on farm water systems.

The Independent Farmstead

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Interested in starting your own farm? If so, check out the Farm Business Essentials Intensive.

Oct 30, 2017
FSFS119: Starting and Growing an On Site Farmstand and Farm with Jenny Quiner of Dog Patch Urban Gardens
01:09:27

Farmer Jenny Quiner of Dog Patch Urban Gardens in Des Moines, Iowa  talks about farm startup, growth, and unique ways to sell your product.

View the show notes for this episode and all previous Farm Small, Farm Smart episodes.

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter.

Oct 25, 2017
GFL78: The Sustainable Cattle Herd - An Introduction to Calving on Farm
01:01:22

Darby and I talk about the why, the pros and cons, and the basics of calving on farm.

Listen to the past episode with Greg - GFL48.

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Interested in starting your own farm? If so, check out the Farm Business Essentials Intensive.

Oct 23, 2017
VOC238: The Importance of Taking Time Off with Javan Bernakevitch - Part 2 - The Post-Mortem
01:46:50
Javan Bernakevitch and I talk about the importance of taking time off.  Why it is important and how you can get the most out of the time you do take off.
 

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Oct 20, 2017
GFL77: Practical Farmsteading with Greg Burns of Natures Image Farm
01:45:03

Greg Burns joins me to talk about what farmsteading has been like this past year touching on what's gone right and what hasn't.

Listen to the past episode with Greg - GFL48.

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Interested in starting your own farm? If so, check out the Farm Business Essentials Intensive.

Oct 18, 2017
FSFS118: Base Principles Which Make Neversink Farm Successful with farmer Conor Crickmore
01:26:02

When you look at a farm like Conor Crickmore's Neversink farm which grosses around $350k on 1.5 acres, it's not about modeling exactly what Conor does, it's about modeling his approach, using his base principles.  That's the focus of today's show, farming base principles with Conor Crickmore.

Neversink Market Farming Course: http://bit.ly/2yoGdUm

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Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter.

Oct 18, 2017
VOC237: The Importance of Taking Time Off with Javan Bernakevitch - Part 1 - The Pre-Mortem
01:42:48
Javan Bernakevitch and I talk about the importance of taking time off.  Why it is important and how you can get the most out of the time you do take off.
 

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Oct 13, 2017
FSFS117: The Journey Towards the Regenerative Vegetable Farm - Learning, Selling, and Growing More Product Over Time with Shawn Kuhn of Vitruvian Farms
01:09:17

Shawn Kuhn joins me to talk about selling to restaurants, growing a lot of greens, season extension, and trying to be more regenerative.

View the show notes for this episode and all previous Farm Small, Farm Smart episodes.

Learn how to start a microgreens business in Chris Thoreau's Build Your Microgreen Business Workshop.

Keep learning with these two great audiobooks:
The Market Gardener by JM Fortier
The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone 

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter.

Oct 11, 2017
GFL76: How to Make Bulk Sales Simple so You Can Sell More Meat
01:13:25

Darby and I talk about the ins and outs of his bulk purchase program, and Darby fields questions from a prospective buyer.

View the show notes for this episode and all previous GFL episodes.

Interested in starting your own farm? If so, check out the Farm Business Essentials Intensive.

Oct 09, 2017
FSFS116: Continuous Improvement - Lessons Learned on Farm and on Other Farms with Brian Bates of Bear Creek Organics
01:52:36

In this episode Brian Bates of Bear Creek Organics joins me to talk about greens production, employees, and learning from big farms.

View the show notes for this episode and all previous Farm Small, Farm Smart episodes.

Learn how to start a microgreens business in Chris Thoreau's Build Your Microgreen Business Workshop.

Keep learning with these two great audiobooks:
The Market Gardener by JM Fortier
The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone 

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter.

Oct 04, 2017
GFL75: Overcome: Battling Cancer While Starting a Farm with Lou Roman
31:59

Lou Roman talks about his experience being diagnosed with cancer and starting a farm after he found out.

View the show notes for this episode and all previous GFL episodes.

Interested in starting your own farm? If so, check out the Farm Business Essentials Intensive.

Oct 02, 2017
FSFS115: Knowing and Growing What Chef's Want and What's Profitable with chef and farmer, The Culinary Gardener Evan Chender
01:03:48

Utilizing his experience as a chef Evan Chender has set out to produce niche crops for chefs such as edible flowers and more exotic cultivars and types of vegetables. It's this niche approach which has given him an edge in his market place. While a lot of other farmers just grow salad mix, Evan stands out because he produces crops that others don't. 

Today's episode was brought to you by Audible.  Sign up for Audible's 30 Day Trial and get a FREE audiobook download.

View the show notes for this episode and all previous Farm Small, Farm Smart episodes.

Learn how to start a microgreens business in Chris Thoreau's Build Your Microgreen Business Workshop.

Keep learning with these two great audiobooks:
The Market Gardener by JM Fortier
The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone 

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter.

 

 

Sep 27, 2017
VOC236: Harvesting Water, Planting Trees and Restoring the Ecosystem AS A CAREER with Erik Ohlsen
01:37:49
In this episode Erik Ohlsen he is going into some of the strategies he has used to grow and market his design business, tips for running the day to day operations of the design business, and ways to leverage the experience of others to help your personal journey.
 

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Sep 26, 2017
GFL74: Overcoming Challenges and Creating Success Farming on the Side with Charles Mayfield - Grass Fed Life
01:09:40

Today I talk to first year farmer Charles Mayfield of Mayfield Pastures about how he's managing to balance life and business and a full time job with the part time job - farming. 

View the show notes for this episode and all previous GFL episodes.

Interested in starting your own farm? If so, check out the Farm Business Essentials Intensive.

Sep 25, 2017
DTW's LAST DAY on THIS FEED [See Description for Details]... DO THE WORK
07:14

As of September 24, 2017 this podcast will no longer air on the Creative Destruction [Permaculture Voices] feed.

The show continues on Do The Work's own feed:

To continue to follow the show subscribe to the show on iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/do-the-work/id1273076907?mt=2

Or search for Do The Work Diego Footer in your podcast player.

 

DO THE WORK PODCAST:
A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

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Sep 25, 2017
DTW422: When Life Comes Full Circle... DO THE WORK - Day 422
06:46

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

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Sep 24, 2017
DTW421: Scheduling in Reality... DO THE WORK
06:36

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

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Sep 23, 2017
VOC235: Practical Tips, Ideas and Technologies for Homescale Biochar with Gloria Flora
01:58:22

Today my guest Gloria Flora will helps shed some light on the reality of biochar.  Gloria’s the founder and past director of the US Biochar initiative, so she has an extensive knowledge base when it comes to biochar, but she’s also worked for the US Forest Service and she’s a permaculturalist, so she gets how biochar fits into the larger whole.  

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Sep 22, 2017
DTW420: The Idea Litmus Test... DO THE WORK
03:20

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Sep 22, 2017
DTW419: Start Small and Simple... DO THE WORK
02:53

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Sep 21, 2017
FSFS114: Start with What You Can and Grow - Season Extension, Farm Tools, and Improving Processes with Ray Tyler
55:10

In this episode Ray Tyler of Rose Creek Farms will talk about how his farm has dealt changes on the farm as it evolved.  He’ll also talk about how they tackle farm problems and deal with season extension.  It’s a practical look at what happens behind the scenes - because things always don’t go as planned and that tool that you bought, doesn’t always work as well as expected.

View the show notes for this episode and all previous Farm Small, Farm Smart episodes.

Learn how to start a microgreens business in Chris Thoreau's Build Your Microgreen Business Workshop.

Keep learning with these two great audiobooks:
The Market Gardener by JM Fortier
The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone 

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter.

Sep 20, 2017
DTW418: Only Touch it Once... DO THE WORK
06:17

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Sep 20, 2017
DTW417: The 3 2 1 Email Strategy... DO THE WORK
05:43

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Sep 19, 2017
GFL73: Which Poultry Feed Is Best - Inside the Numbers and the Ideology - Grass Fed Life
01:00:39
Today Darby Simpson and I will take a deeper look at poultry feed, current prices, current customer perceptions, and how that might change what Darby is doing on his farm.

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Sep 18, 2017
DTW416: Life Taker or Life Maker?... DO THE WORK
05:09

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Sep 18, 2017
DTW415: Slow Down... DO THE WORK
03:20

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Sep 17, 2017
DTW414: Make it Right... DO THE WORK
01:50

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Sep 16, 2017
REPLAY: Building A Million Dollar Permaculture Business - Ecologically, Socially, and Financially Sustainable with Erik Ohlsen [CD5]
01:46:51

Today's show is another remarkable story of another entrepreneur, a permaculture entrepreneur.

It's the story of someone who went from being an anti-money activist to running a $1M permaculture design and build business. A business that catches millions of gallons of water, builds soil on hundreds of acres, plants hundreds of useful trees every year, restores native habit, redesigns our cites our schools and new developments.

If you don't think that permaculture based business can be profitable or be big, here's an example of one to change your mind...

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Sep 15, 2017
DTW413: 7 Lessons to Change Your Life - Day 31... DO THE WORK
09:06

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Sep 15, 2017
DTW412: A Strategic Approach to Saying YES - Day 30... DO THE WORK
10:25

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Sep 14, 2017
FSFS113: Increasing Farm Productivity and Efficiency with Michael Kilpatrick
01:20:12

Farmer and consultant Michael Kilpatrick joins me to talk about improving farm productivity and profitability through better processes.

View the show notes for this episode and all previous Farm Small, Farm Smart episodes.

Learn how to start a microgreens business in Chris Thoreau's Build Your Microgreen Business Workshop.

Keep learning with these two great audiobooks:
The Market Gardener by JM Fortier
The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone 

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter.

Sep 13, 2017
DTW411: A Lean Core - Day 29... DO THE WORK
07:45

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Sep 13, 2017
DTW410: Never Take Photos - Day 28... DO THE WORK
07:11

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Sep 12, 2017
GFL72: How to Balance the Pace of Progress with Reality - Grass Fed Life
01:22:16

Darby and I talk about the trade-offs between what you want and what reality dictates. We go over ways to balance between your ideology, dream, and vision of a farm and what you can actually do.

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Sep 11, 2017
DTW409: Flipping the Switch - Day 27... DO THE WORK
12:38

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Sep 11, 2017
DTW408: Accept Tradeoffs - Day 26... DO THE WORK
05:19

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Sep 10, 2017
DTW407: Are We REALLY In Troubled Times? - Day 25... DO THE WORK
09:02

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Sep 09, 2017
DTW406: One Mistake I Always Make - Day 24... DO THE WORK
09:57

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Sep 09, 2017
DTW405: Challenge YOU to be GREAT - Day 23... DO THE WORK
04:46

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Sep 08, 2017
DTW404: The Stuff Isn't the Memory - Day 22... DO THE WORK
08:37

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Sep 07, 2017
DTW403: Does It Bring You JOY? - Day 21... DO THE WORK
07:53

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Sep 06, 2017
DTW402: Taking a Week Off - Day 20... DO THE WORK
03:20

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Sep 04, 2017
DTW401: The Cheat Day - Day 19... DO THE WORK
04:20

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Sep 03, 2017
DTW400: Family Time on Calendar - Day 18... DO THE WORK
06:51

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Sep 02, 2017
VOC234: Increasing Crop Quality - Better Soil, Better Crops with Dan Kittredge of BioNutrient.org
01:14:16

Farm and soil specialist Dan Kittredge joins me to talk about building soil and increasing plant nutrition.

Learn more about Dan and see his free courses at bionutrient.org.

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Sep 01, 2017
DTW399: Go Forward Quickly and Freely - Day 17... DO THE WORK
05:04

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Sep 01, 2017
DTW398: Progress Has Been Made - Day 16... DO THE WORK
08:45

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Aug 31, 2017
FSFS112: The Lean Farm with Ben Hartman
01:07:34

Author and farmer Ben Hartman talks about his farm and his book, The Lean Farm.

View the show notes for this episode and all previous Farm Small, Farm Smart episodes.

Learn how to start a microgreens business in Chris Thoreau's Build Your Microgreen Business Workshop.

Keep learning with these two great audiobooks:
The Market Gardener by JM Fortier
The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone 

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter.

Aug 30, 2017
DTW397: Creating a Place for Work - Day 15... DO THE WORK
08:32

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Aug 30, 2017
DTW396: Getting Rid of Stuff - Day 14... DO THE WORK
09:23

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Aug 29, 2017
GFL71x: Five Farmers Talk About Their Experiences Raising Pastured Poultry on Small Acreage
01:41:43

Five farmers talk about their experiences raising pastured poultry on small acreage.

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Interested in starting your own farm? If so, check out the Farm Business Essentials Intensive.

Aug 28, 2017
DTW395: Less Busy - To Do Better - Day 13... DO THE WORK
06:28

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Aug 28, 2017
DTW394: Less Busy - To Think - Day 12... DO THE WORK
07:25

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Aug 27, 2017
DTW393: Less Busy - To Have Time Off - Day 11... DO THE WORK
07:30

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Aug 26, 2017
VOC233: Dealing with the Practical Realities of Modern Day Homesteading with Chris and Lindsay Hodge of Haven Homestead
01:07:23

Today we'll talk about the practical realities of homesteading, with homesteaders Chris and Lindsay Hodge.

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Aug 25, 2017
DTW392: Waking Up, Same Time, ALWAYS - Day 10... DO THE WORK
06:15

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Aug 25, 2017
DTW391: Intermittent Fasting - Day 9... DO THE WORK
08:44

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Aug 24, 2017
FSFS111: Buying, Growing, and Improving a Microgreens Business with Max Beecher and Chris Thoreau
01:55:10

The benefits of building a microgreens business, and how to keep improving it.

View the show notes for this episode and all previous Farm Small, Farm Smart episodes.

Learn how to start a microgreens business in Chris Thoreau's Build Your Microgreen Business Workshop.

Keep learning with these two great audiobooks:
The Market Gardener by JM Fortier
The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone 

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter.

Aug 23, 2017
DTW390: Progress by Stopping - Day 8... DO THE WORK
09:07

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Aug 23, 2017
DTW389: Breaking Phone Dependency - Day 7... DO THE WORK
06:01

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Aug 22, 2017
GFL70: Which Farm is Right for US - Analyzing and Buying a Farm with Emily and Patrick Nelson
01:20:14

When it comes to buying a farm, how do you select the right one? Specifically the right one for you?

View the show notes for this episode and all previous GFL episodes at Grassfed Life.

Interested in starting your own farm? If so, check out the Farm Business Essentials Intensive.

Aug 21, 2017
DTW388: Prioritization - Day 6... DO THE WORK
04:59

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Aug 21, 2017
DTW387: An Intro to Essentialism - Day 5... DO THE WORK
11:10

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Aug 20, 2017
DTW386: Stop Doing Stuff - Day 4... DO THE WORK
10:53

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Aug 19, 2017
V232: Improving the Business and Marketing of Small Farms from A City Dweller's Point of View with Rob Avis and Javan Bernakevitch
01:10:41

Today we'll look at the urban,rural divide from the point of view of the city dweller, focusing on what and how the city dweller views and values the food they consume.

The goal of this conversation is to shed some light on this view, so teh farmer can take that information and run with it helping them to better market their product.

It's marketing 101. Who's your audience and what do they value with Rob Avis and Javan Bernakevitch.

Learn more about the Regenerative Business Mentorship Program

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Aug 18, 2017
DTW385: I Blew My Mind Looking at My TO DO List - Day 3... DO THE WORK
06:48

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Aug 18, 2017
DTW384: Getting Off My Ass - Day 2... DO THE WORK
07:18

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Aug 17, 2017
FSFS110: Starting Your Own Farm by Selling Someone Else's Vegetables First with Max Beecher
01:30:16

Today we are going to Ojai California to talk to a farmer who's more than just a farmer.

Max Beecher was inspired into farming by Joel Salatin and Joel's entrepreneurial spirit inspired Max to get created when ti came to his farm based businesses.  

Max started out his farm journey in 2013 with wife.  At the time they weren't farmers though, they started out as aggregators...
 
He describes the experience as "one where we sold produce from a few different local farms to a local customer base we were working on building.  This started by selling #2 produce from a local farm I was volunteering at, and the farmer let me split the gross with him, since he would have thrown the product away otherwise.  Our idea was to make money up front by selling other people's produce, and to build a customer base so one day we could sell our own product through it.  We have continued to grow that webstore business, and it remains a core feature of our business, with a list of almost 300 customers, generating over 100 orders per week.  We now source from around 15 local farms, and have a ready market for our own products, including the micro greens.  Because of building this webstore before we started farming, marketing what we grow has never been a problem, and we throw little to no product away due to over production."

That business has continued and evolved today to become a full-fledged online store generate over $100,000 a year in sales at a decent profit.  

It's a thriving business and an integral part of Max's farm, and it's one that started by selling someone else's waste.

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Aug 16, 2017
DTW383: Filling The Downtime Without a Phone - Day 1... DO THE WORK
06:00

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Aug 16, 2017
DTW382: The 30 Day Life Reboot - Day 0... DO THE WORK
08:27

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Aug 15, 2017
GFL69: Micro Beef - Raising Grassfed Beef on Less Land Than You Thought Possible - Grassfed Life
48:48

Don't have much land, not a problem, a lot is still possible.

Recently Darby and I have gone through exactly what's possible on small land with pastured poultry and with pigs.  Each of these episodes showed that individually each enterprise could generate some significant cash flow on just one acre, and stacking the enterprises turns up the returns even more.

What if you had more than an acre?  
Or what if pigs or poultry weren't your thing?  
What's possible with cattle?

In this episode Darby and I will examine what the numbers of a small scale cattle enterprise look like.  We'll look at a few different scenarios ranging from 2.5 to 10 acres.  On that amount of land the returns are significant, and once infrastructure is in place, the workload isn't.
 
Today it's all about micro beef.

Learn more at Grassfed Life

Aug 14, 2017
DTW381: How You Do Anything, Is How You Do Everything... DO THE WORK
03:41

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Aug 14, 2017
DTW380: Don't Let It Consume You... Until It Does... DO THE WORK
07:58

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Aug 13, 2017
DTW379: See Negative, Be Negative... DO THE WORK
05:03

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Aug 12, 2017
V231: 6 Base Principles for Starting, Running, and Improving a Successful Business with Rob Avis and Javan Bernakevitch - Part 4
57:40

When you set out to start a business is there a road map you can follow or a recipe for success?

A set of steps you can take to go from where you are to where you want to be. Simply do them, and success follows.

It’s a nice though. And that’s about all it, a nice thought. Because when it comes to business there isn’t a roadmap to success, but despite that, we all want the roadmap to success.

Maybe it’s just human nature, the just tell me how to do it approach.
It’s a dangerous approach because no two approaches are the same. There are too many variables at stake to create a recipe. But again, everyone wants the recipe.

As someone once said on a podcast that I did the danger of following a recipe is that you if you buy into the recipe then you become the recipe, a really, really pale copy of what you are trying to emulate.

In life and in business, there are recipes, but recipes rarely lead to success, but also in life there are base principles, universals which recipes are built on.

Today, we aren’t focusing on the recipes, we’re focusing on the base principles when it comes to starting a business. It’s a topic which I will take on with that aforementioned someone, being Javan Bernakevitch, along with our friend Rob Avis.

Javan and Rob have developed a set of 12 base principles of business and join me to talk about the first 6 of those principles.

This episode is Part 4 of a multi-part series with Javan and Rob.

Learn more at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/231

Aug 11, 2017
DTW378: Have Civic Courage... DO THE WORK
06:45

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

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Aug 11, 2017
DTW377: Technology Doing Work For You... DO THE WORK
06:12

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

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Aug 10, 2017
FSFS109: The Struggles and Successes of Microgreen Startup with Eddy Gilmore - Farm Small, Farm Smart
01:25:08

Today's episode is a different type of episode.  It's a consult style episode with new grower Eddy Gilmore and long-time microgreen grower Chris Thoreau.

The first part of this episode will be Eddy and I talking about what's going on with his farm, and then later in the episode Chris will join us to answer some of Eddy's questions about growing his microgreen business.

Eddy's at a point in that business that you may find yourself in.  He's growing his microgreens at home in his house, but he's running out of space and wondering where to from here.

Find out how Chris would handle and approach the business expansion.

For Eddy microgreens weren't the first farm business from day one.  They came about from necessity.  

In Eddy's words...

“We were freaking desperate over here. I have a wife and two kids, and I was all in on Tiny Farm Duluth. Less than two months ago it seemed as if all was lost. The land was being sold where the vast majority of my farm was located. It was owned by an institution, and I had no idea they were thinking of selling until just before it went on the market. Then, after it sold, I learned that the new owners weren't open to a 7,000 square foot market garden on their property. Just two hours after I received this devastating news, our 2008 Toyota Prius blew both the engine AND transmission. Total, absolute chaos. Our lives were completely upended.”

Given that Eddy's life was upended, how did it end up?

Stay tuned to find out.

Learn more at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart

Chris’s Growing Your Microgreens Workshop:  http://www.permaculturevoices.com/microgreens

Aug 09, 2017
DTW376: Time to Make Some Hard Cuts... DO THE WORK
07:11

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

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Aug 09, 2017
DTW375: Looking Beneath the Shiny Surface... DO THE WORK
05:52

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

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Aug 08, 2017
GFL68: Profitable Pigs for the Farmstead, Homestead or Small Farm - Grass Fed Life
57:13

Running a profitable pig enterprise on just 1 acre, is it possible, and if so, what is possible?

What’s that operation going to look like, what are the trade-offs and the costs, and how much could you make?

It's an operation which could bring some nice cash flow into a homestead or diversify a farms revenue streams, and the time inputs and profits will surprise you.

Because a lot is possible on just one acre.

Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/grassfed

Aug 07, 2017
DTW374: The Quickbooks Problem and Solution... DO THE WORK
09:35

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

Listen to more episodes at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/podcast

Aug 07, 2017
DTW373: Lot's Of Problems, How to Solve Just One... DO THE WORK
03:42

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

Listen to more episodes at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/podcast

Aug 06, 2017
DTW372: It's What You Can't See That Will Get You... DO THE WORK
04:25

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

Listen to more episodes at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/podcast

Aug 05, 2017
V230: 6 Base Principles for Starting, Running, and Improving a Successful Business with Rob Avis and Javan Bernakevitch - Part 3
01:01:05

When you set out to start a business is there a road map you can follow or a recipe for success?

A set of steps you can take to go from where you are to where you want to be.  Simply do them, and success follows.

It’s a nice though.  And that’s about all it, a nice thought.  Because when it comes to business there isn’t a roadmap to success, but despite that, we all want the roadmap to success.

Maybe it’s just human nature, the just tell me how to do it approach.  
It’s a dangerous approach because no two approaches are the same.  There are too many variables at stake to create a recipe.  But again, everyone wants the recipe.  

As someone once said on a podcast that I did the danger of following a recipe is that you if you buy into the recipe then you become the recipe, a really, really pale copy of what you are trying to emulate.

In life and in business, there are recipes, but recipes rarely lead to success, but also in life there are base principles, universals which recipes are built on.

Today, we aren’t focusing on the recipes, we’re focusing on the base principles when it comes to starting a business.  It’s a topic which I will take on with that aforementioned someone, being Javan Bernakevitch, along with our friend Rob Avis.

Javan and Rob have developed a set of 12 base principles of business and join me to talk about the first 6 of those principles.

This episode is Part 3 of a multi-part series with Javan and Rob.

Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/230

Aug 04, 2017
DTW371: Don't Miss NOW for a Regret... DO THE WORK
03:08

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

Listen to more episodes at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/podcast

Aug 03, 2017
DTW370: Building Momentum... DO THE WORK
03:34

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

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Aug 03, 2017
FSFS108: Mastering Summer Greens - How 4 Farmers are Effectively and Productively Growing Salad Greens in the Heat - Farm Small, Farm Smart
01:22:28

Given summer heat growing certain crops can be really tough, especially greens.  Given the tendency of the normally cool weather lettuces to bolt quickly, turn bitter, and have their foliage burn, many growers simply pass on trying to grow summer greens.  The challenges are too great and the returns are too low.

But not for all growers.  Over the past few weeks I talked to a lot of growers and I tried to track down farmers who were growing greens exceptionally well in some very adverse hot conditions.

For today's show I got a group of those growers together and asked them all how their doing it, growing greens during the summer heat.  And not just growing them, but
growing them very successfully.

In today's episode you will hear how their doing it and what goes into growing the greens from establishment to harvesting to storage.

There are some similarities in their strategies and some differences.  There's a lot in here.

The Farmers:
Elliot Seldner of Fair Share Farm in Winston Salem, NC.
Brandon Gordon of Five Acres Farms in Pleasant Plains, AR
Erich Schultz of Steadfast Farm in Queen Creek, AZ
Ray Tyler of Rose Creek Farms in Selmer, TN

Learn more at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart

Aug 02, 2017
DTW369: Quantity to Quality... DO THE WORK
05:25

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

Listen to more episodes at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/podcast

Aug 02, 2017
DTW368: Trading What You Can, For What You Can't... DO THE WORK
05:35

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

Listen to more episodes at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/podcast

Aug 01, 2017
GFL67: How to Convert a Fallow Meadow to a Usuable Pasture - Grass Fed Life
56:36

Let's assume you have a fallow field or a meadow.  How do you convert that to pasture?  That's what this episode is all about.

Assume that the fictional field is in the Midwest, it's 20 acres, and mostly herbaceous species.  

Learn more at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/grassfed

Jul 31, 2017
DTW367: Trust Your Skills and Experience... DO THE WORK
04:41

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

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Jul 31, 2017
DTW366: Keep Grinding... DO THE WORK
09:28

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

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Jul 30, 2017
DTW365: Do It... DO THE WORK
04:00

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

Listen to more episodes at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/podcast

Jul 29, 2017
V229: 6 Base Principles for Starting, Running, and Improving a Successful Business with Rob Avis and Javan Bernakevitch - Part 2
01:02:20

When you set out to start a business is there a road map you can follow or a recipe for success?

A set of steps you can take to go from where you are to where you want to be.  Simply do them, and success follows.

It’s a nice though.  And that’s about all it, a nice thought.  Because when it comes to business there isn’t a roadmap to success, but despite that, we all want the roadmap to success.

Maybe it’s just human nature, the just tell me how to do it approach.  
It’s a dangerous approach because no two approaches are the same.  There are too many variables at stake to create a recipe.  But again, everyone wants the recipe.  

As someone once said on a podcast that I did the danger of following a recipe is that you if you buy into the recipe then you become the recipe, a really, really pale copy of what you are trying to emulate.

In life and in business, there are recipes, but recipes rarely lead to success, but also in life there are base principles, universals which recipes are built on.

Today, we aren’t focusing on the recipes, we’re focusing on the base principles when it comes to starting a business.  It’s a topic which I will take on with that aforementioned someone, being Javan Bernakevitch, along with our friend Rob Avis.

Javan and Rob have developed a set of 12 base principles of business and join me to talk about the first 6 of those principles.

This episode is Part 2 of a multi-part series with Javan and Rob.

Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/229

Jul 28, 2017
DTW364: Things Change, and That's the Way It Is... DO THE WORK
07:23

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

Listen to more episodes at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/podcast

Jul 28, 2017
DTW363: Do This and Have A Better Life... DO THE WORK
05:08

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

Listen to more episodes at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/podcast

Jul 27, 2017
FSFS107: The Challenges and Successes of CSA Farming on 2 Acres with Sam McLemore of Bountiful Harvest Farms - Farm Small, Farm Smart
01:22:24

Sam's taken a perspective that he gained on hiking the Appalachian trail and he has used it to help navigate the equally hard journey into being a full time vegetable farmer. Like the trail, Sam's career as a farmer has spanned a lot of land going from 1/8 of an acre in town to two fenced acres a few years later.

Today Sam and I will talk about some of the challenges of growing crops on two acres, how Sam has to design his market streams to his land base, working with limited labor, and the trade- offs between growing niche crops and a wide variety of CSA crops. We'll also touch on some of Sam's big takeaways from his days on the trail and how that's helped him as a farmer.

Learn more at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart

Jul 26, 2017
DTW362: Why You Shouldn't Do ONE Thing Well... DO THE WORK
04:41

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

Listen to more episodes at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/podcast

Jul 26, 2017
DTW361: Our Secret Power... DO THE WORK
04:49

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

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Jul 25, 2017
GFL66x: 40 Years of Grazing, A Lookback with John Phelan - Grass Fed Life
55:51

Today I am talking to a grazer, John Phelan, who’s been farming for over 40 years and lived on his farm for the better part of 60 years.  During that time period politics changed, farming methods changed, the land changed and evolved with the methods, a family was raised, and disaster has struck.  Over the last 40 years John’s seen it all including watching his land burn to the ground.  It’s been a long road, but one that’s been worth it.  It's a look back at a life of grazing with John Phelan.

Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/grassfed

Jul 24, 2017
DTW360: You'll Never Know Before... DO THE WORK
03:53

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

Listen to more episodes at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/podcast

Jul 24, 2017
DTW359: It Has NEVER Been Easy... DO THE WORK
05:25

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

Listen to more episodes at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/podcast

Jul 23, 2017
DTW358: No Plan Survives the Fog of War... DO THE WORK
05:31

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

Listen to more episodes at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/podcast

Jul 22, 2017
V228: 6 Base Principles for Starting, Running, and Improving a Successful Business with Rob Avis and Javan Bernakevitch - Part 1
01:20:21

When you set out to start a business is there a road map you can follow or a recipe for success?

A set of steps you can take to go from where you are to where you want to be.  Simply do them, and success follows.

It’s a nice though.  And that’s about all it, a nice thought.  Because when it comes to business there isn’t a roadmap to success, but despite that, we all want the roadmap to success.

Maybe it’s just human nature, the just tell me how to do it approach.  
It’s a dangerous approach because no two approaches are the same.  There are too many variables at stake to create a recipe.  But again, everyone wants the recipe.  

As someone once said on a podcast that I did the danger of following a recipe is that you if you buy into the recipe then you become the recipe, a really, really pale copy of what you are trying to emulate.

In life and in business, there are recipes, but recipes rarely lead to success, but also in life there are base principles, universals which recipes are built on.

Today, we aren’t focusing on the recipes, we’re focusing on the base principles when it comes to starting a business.  It’s a topic which I will take on with that aforementioned someone, being Javan Bernakevitch, along with our friend Rob Avis.

Javan and Rob have developed a set of 12 base principles of business and join me to talk about the first 6 of those principles.

This episode is Part 1 of a multi-part series with Javan and Rob.

Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/228

Jul 21, 2017
DTW357: Having a Career of Careers... DO THE WORK
10:24

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

Listen to more episodes at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/podcast

Jul 21, 2017
DTW356: Pause and Think Before Starting... DO THE WORK
04:23

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

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Jul 20, 2017
FSFS106: No-Till Farming in Rural Arkansas with farmer Brandon Gordon of 5 Acre Farms - Farm Small, Farm Smart
01:07:02

For today’s show we are going down to the State of Arkansas to talk to Brandon Lyons of 5 Acre Farms.

Brandon is someone who transitioned into farming from the nursery trade way back in 2010. Since then he’s grown his farm to 1.25 acre, and during that same time he’s also grown his family getting married and having kids.

It’s a farming journey that started out with a single farmer who could put in crazy hours on the farm to make it work, but one that’s now changed to a husband and father farmer, who absolutely can’t put in crazy hours on farm. As a result Brandon is now focusing on crop selection, seasonality, and processes to make the hours he does spend on the farm pay, and pay well.

One of the processes that Brandon has focuses on over the years to help save time and labor is no-till. He’s employed that strategy on his farm seeing great results both in terms of soil and reduced weed pressure. In this episode we’ll find out why he did it and how he did it, today it’s all about running a high intensity vegetable operation in rural Arkansas with farmer Brandon Gordon.

Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart

Jul 19, 2017
DTW355: The Current Email Problem... DO THE WORK
07:14

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

Listen to more episodes at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/podcast

Jul 19, 2017
DTW354: Don't Discount Luck... DO THE WORK
08:20

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

Listen to more episodes at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/podcast

Jul 18, 2017
GFL65: $6000 and 600 Chickens - The 1 Acre Pastured Poultry Operation - Grass Fed Life
01:02:59

Running a profitable pastured poultry enterprise on just 1 acre, is it possible, and if so, what is possible?

What’s that operation going to look like, what are the trade-offs and the costs?

It's an operation which could bring some nice cash flow into a homestead or diversify a farms revenue streams, and the time inputs and profits will surprise you.

Because a lot is possible on just one acre.

Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/grassfed

Jul 17, 2017
DTW353: Create the Conditions for YES to Happen... DO THE WORK
03:24

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

Listen to more episodes at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/podcast

Jul 17, 2017
DTW352: Maybe It's Your Fault... DO THE WORK
05:08

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

Listen to more episodes at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/podcast

Jul 16, 2017
DTW351: Sometimes You Just Have to Give It a Shot... DO THE WORK
04:00

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

Listen to more episodes at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/podcast

Jul 15, 2017
REPLAY: Story Farm Marketing with Marty McDonald
46:50

The latest trend in marketing is story marking.  Telling your story in a way that unique, honest, and in a way that resonates with your target market.  

But not all stories are created equal.  And not all stories should be told by anyone.  Because a good story told poorly is in affect a bad story.  

So what makes a good story?  

It's a bit like pornography; you know a good story when you hear it.  

But at it's core good stories take us on a journey.  They are easy to follow and resonate with us emotionally.  Good stories are often concise and have a clear theme, which also makes the stories shareable.  Which is something that benefits you as a brand, if your customers can easily retell your story to their friends.

In today's show I am joined by marketer Marty McDonald to talk about story marketing.

Marty is Creative Director and Founder of egg in Seattle, a 12-year-old (and the first) communications firm focusing exclusively on sustainable brands.  He has over 20 years of national ad agency experience, and he knows his stuff.  You'll like this one.

Learn more at permaculturevoices.com/marty

Jul 14, 2017
DTW350: THE BEST DECISION I EVER MADE... DO THE WORK
16:21

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

Listen to more episodes at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/podcast

Jul 14, 2017
DTW349: What if I was WE... DO THE WORK
10:55

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

Listen to more episodes at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/podcast

Jul 13, 2017
FSFS105: The Long Journey of Slowly Scaling a Farm on the Side with farmer Travis Schulert - Farm Small, Farm Smart
01:20:28

Everyone enters the world of farming for different reasons.

Reasons spanning from environmental concerns to bringing high quality food to their local market to creating a path to a more independent future…

For my guest today, Travis Schulert, farming became a mode of a change, because prior to farming Travis described his situation as…

"I was stuck in a dead end lifestyle, living in a trailer park, no savings, no plans, and between 24 and now (28) I started a CSA on leased land, funded the infrastructure of the farm and gave myself the money to build a tiny home. My wife and I lived in the tiny home and saved what we could, started doing markets and learning to sell and grow. “

Farming has been a means to get Travis and his wife out of that lifestyle which wasn’t working. But it hasn’t all been smooth sailing. Between production issues, CSA issues, and trouble with land tenure, it’s been a bumpy road.

Travis has been able to navigate that road so far and is now in his 4th year of farming, but one which is also a new beginning as he starting his first season on a new plot of land currently dominated by grass.

As you’ll hear in this episode, like all things in farming, Travis is taking it in stride and doing his best with it, and now realizing “farming is only romantic until you start doing the work.”

Today it's all the trials and tribulation of slowly scaling a farm on the side with farmer Travis Schulert.

Learn more at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

Jul 12, 2017
DTW348: Start Where You Are... DO THE WORK
04:23

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

Listen to more episodes at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/podcast

Jul 12, 2017
DTW347: Real Clock, Fake Clock... DO THE WORK
07:07

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

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Jul 11, 2017
GFL64: Why an Off Farm Job Might Be Good For Your Farm - Grass Fed Life
01:04:16

One advantage of farming in a place where there's winter is winter.

For many farmers winter means forced downtime, or at least, yeah it's cold and I'm tired.

Given that many farmers take the winter off. Depending on your farm maybe that's totally off or maybe, that's just off with a dramatically reduced workload.

It's downtime you can use for a variety of purposes... to rest, to relax, to get ahead on other projects, to do repairs or build out infrastructure, to take a trip, or to work.... for someone else.

What, go to work for someone else off farm during your downtime?

Yep.

It is something which can give some optionality to your life and farm. You are trading some downtime for dollars; dollars which you can use to expand the farm, buy more animals, install more fence, go on a vacation or simply build up the savings account.

All reasons why Darby spent his winter months commuting M-F to an office to do engineering work.

In this episode, you'll hear why, and why it might actually be a good option for you and your farm.

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Jul 10, 2017
DTW346: Life - The Anti-Career... DO THE WORK
08:10

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Jul 10, 2017
DTW345: Breaking Through the Resistance... DO THE WORK
06:25

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Jul 09, 2017
DTW344: This Is What Life is About... DO THE WORK
07:16

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Jul 08, 2017
DTW343: Finish How You Start... DO THE WORK
07:14

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Jul 07, 2017
DTW342: Do It Right Once... DO THE WORK
06:32

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Jul 06, 2017
FSFSreplay: Killing Busy So You Can Live - A Productivity Episode - The Urban Farmer - Farm Small, Farm Smart
01:09:05

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It seems like a lot of people that get into farming and starting their own business are busy, all the time.

Is that a good thing?

Is busy a sign of success or is busy a sign of planning?

I think it's more the later, than the form.

"To me, 'busy' implies that the person is out of control of their life." - Derek Sivers

Some of you might here that and think, what, that's crazy. I am in control and I am busy.

Are you really?

After all, what is busy in the first place.

Is busy really a think or is busy a state of mind or is as Derek Sivers says the inevitable result of losing control and poor planning?

If you consider yourself someone who's busy a lot think about that.

Are you busy because you actually have a huge list of urgent and important things to do, or are you busy because you are just doing a lot of stuff.

Outside of the Emergency Room most of us are more likely are the latter. Not many of us have a lot of urgent and important things to do each day. We might have a couple things that fall into that category and then we have a lot of other stuff that we do because we need to, because we think we need to, because we've never really thought about it, and because we don't have a plan in place.

Busy might actually be in your control.

As Henry David Thoreau said, it's not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?

If you find yourself constantly busy. Ask yourself why. And ask yourself what are you busy about?

Remember, it's your life, and being busy all the time might not be optimum. Is that you really signed up for - being busy all the time? If not, then this episode may help you reframe what you are actually being so busy about.

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Jul 05, 2017
DTW341: Do Good Where You Are... DO THE WORK
07:36

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Jul 05, 2017
DTW340: Without Context it Falls Apart Quickly... DO THE WORK
08:50

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Jul 04, 2017
GFLreplay: Declaring Independence in Your Own Life, From What Society Tells You It Has to Be – Grass Fed Life
01:19:40

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Today is the 4th of July.  A day when America celebrates and commemorates its independence.

It’s a national holiday, which means that for many American workers today is a calendared day off from work.

A day that you can always look ahead to and say, "I have a long weekend for the 4th, let’s go then."

For most, not all, most workers today is a money in the bank holiday.  Along with Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, and a few others, it’s one of the bonus days off for Americans each year.  

It’s holidays like this that many people plan vacations and other life dreams around.  

But isn’t that a little sad.  Having to compartmentalize all of your recreational time into the time off that your company gives you and the days that the government mandates.  All of that work away from home for a paycheck, and a limited amount of time to actually use that paycheck with your family.  It isn’t how most people would choose to live their lives, but it is how most people have accepted living their lives.  

If you are in that boat and your not happy with it, what if you could try to create a work scenario that is more aligned with how you want to live your life.

Instead of cramming all of your recreational and family time into weekends and three weeks a year, what if you could spread that time out over the whole year.  Each day having the ability to do whatever that you want to do most.

Not all day every day, but part of every day.  

That doesn’t mean that you don’t have to work.  But you could do the work on your terms, in your preferred location, and on your schedule.  Effectively making every day a working holiday.

Being a self employed farmer is one way to do that.  

Today on the 4th of July,  Darby, a self employed farmer will talk about living each day as a holiday, and Declaring Independence in Your Own Life, From What Society Tells You It Has to Be.

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Jul 03, 2017
DTW339: That Little Experience Really Helps... DO THE WORK
05:47

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Jul 03, 2017
DTW338: The Yes Monster Inside Us... DO THE WORK
03:50

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Jul 02, 2017
DTW337: Ruthlessly Dismembering The To Do List... DO THE WORK
06:11

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Jul 01, 2017
DTW336: Anything is Possible, Just Not Right Away... DO THE WORK
05:19

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Jun 30, 2017
DTW335: Resetting The Normal... DO THE WORK
03:05

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Jun 29, 2017
FSFSreplay: Starting a Farm and Living the Happy Farm Life with farmer Shannon Jones of Broadfork Farm - Farm Small, Farm Smart
01:08:30

Shannon Jones, a young farmer from River Hebert, Nova Scotia joins me to talk about what it is like to be a young farmer on her farm, Broadfork Farm. She started the farm with her partner Bryan Dyck in 2011.

Both Shannon and Bryan farmed on other farms for many years before they started their own farm. The lived simply and knew what they could get by without. That made the transition to farming a lot easier. Their path of frugality is one path into farming. But like Shannon said, find what works for you and don't just copy what someone else did.

At the end of the day it is very clear that Shannon loves what she does. Living her dream, working her dream job, as part of the next generation of farmers.

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Jun 28, 2017
DTW334: Forced Uncomfort... DO THE WORK
06:39

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Jun 28, 2017
DTW333: Making Yes Come True... DO THE WORK
05:17

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Jun 27, 2017
GFLreplay: Goats as Restorative Catalysts - Managing Goats for Environmental Regeneration with Cherrie Nolden - Grass Fed Life
01:23:12

My guest today is Cherrie Nolden a Masters and Ph.D candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She says "If animals are not managed to maintain vegetation, they are going to destroy the vegetation."

Cherrie is an absolute wealth of knowledge when it comes to goats. She combines a lot of academic research with years of practical on the ground experiences with goats. She is going to provide an different view on this often misunderstood species. This episode is very specific, and it is going to be an indepth look at goats and how we can manage them in a way that actually helps, not hurts the land. You will learn a lot about goats in this episode.

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Jun 26, 2017
DTW332: You Built It, Enjoy It... DO THE WORK
05:07

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Jun 26, 2017
DTW331: The Long and Short of Yes... DO THE WORK
07:33

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Jun 25, 2017
DTW330: The Bottom of the Iceberg... DO THE WORK
08:04

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Jun 24, 2017
REPLAY: Geoff Lawton Talks Permaculture - The Past, The Future, and The Land (V031)
01:03:12

Geoff Lawton joins me today to talk about permaculture. Geoff talks about his early days in permaculture, where we are in permaculture today, and where we need to go in the future. He touches on what he has learned along the way and what he finds most valuable.

Geoff then goes on to answer a lot of audience questions about tree systems, water harvesting, his new chicken tractor for composting, and his upcoming online PDC.

Key Takeaways:

Consider starting a community group. They provide a whole lot of support to keep things moving in the right direction.

Realize the ability of pioneer plants and succession to work for you. One of Geoff's early mistakes was not allowing plants to work more for him. Later he embraced and accepted plant rampancy.

Don't just do things in patterns for the sake of patterns. Rationalize and legitimize every placement and connection you make.

So many people are stuck in the matrix. They know things, they just don't do anything.

Permaculture needs to focus on feeding people in urban and peri-urban areas.

Use chickens in your composting system. There is a huge benefit to using chickens at the beginning of a composting cycle.

Consider aquaculture as a use for wetlands in temperate wetlands. Whatever you dig in wetlands you gain in soil, so you intensify the water. You get drier land and wetter water using a temperate climate chinampa.

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Jun 23, 2017
DTW329: Life Goes as We Thinkith... DO THE WORK
05:26

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Jun 23, 2017
DTW328: It's Here, Don't Miss It... DO THE WORK
05:32

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Jun 22, 2017
FSFS104: Bigger or Better - The Next Step for Market Gardening with farmer Jean-Martin Fortier - Farm Small, Farm Smart
01:02:35

When it comes to this world of farming small, what is this world?

Is it a bunch of small farms each operating independently?

For the most part, I think the answer is yes.

Given that, what's the next step.

Is it more small farms operating independently or is those small farms growing to be larger small farmers.

Now I am not talking 1.5 acre farms scaling to 100 acres, I am talking about 1.5 acre farms scaling to 10 acres.

If small farms do that, what does that look like, both for this world of farming small and for each independently operated farm?

Is that scale manageable on a people powered biointensive level? Or does this style of farming not scale?

It's a question being asked by one of the leader in this movement, JM Fortier.

A few years ago JM Fortier left his 1.5 acre farm behind to start working on an experimental 10 acre farm to test the idea and validity of scaling these types of farming methods.

It's project which has produced some answers, but one which has also produced a lot of questions, some of which are the focus of our show today.

It's all about the future of market gardening in this episode with farmer JM Fortier.

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Jun 21, 2017
DTW327: Seeing The Good Life... DO THE WORK
10:17

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Jun 21, 2017
DTW326: Hitting the reset button?... DO THE WORK
07:08

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Jun 20, 2017
GFL63: Preparing for Winter Now - The How, Why and Cost of Hay Production - Grass Fed Life
01:14:43

If you’re raising cattle then you’re likely holding them over at least one winter.  

For most of the country winter means no grass, so you're either stock piling forage over the summer or your feeding hay.  Given these two choices, the choice for most people is feeding hay.
 
Given that, where will your hay come from?  

Is it hay you are growing and producing on farm, or are you buying it and bringing it on property?

Depending on where you live, how much land you have access to, what equipment you own, and what type of friends you might have in the community - it depends.

For Darby, he had the land and a friend with the equipment, so he decided to make his own hay on farm.  It's a move which took some acreage out of row crops and put it into perennial pasture, something which the NRCS helped Darby to pay for.

In this episode we'll get into how much the conversion costs, what the return has been like so far, and why and how did he did it.

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Jun 19, 2017
DTW325: Where does burnout begin?... DO THE WORK
06:56

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Jun 19, 2017
DTW324: Sometimes the NO's are YES's... DO THE WORK
09:51

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Jun 18, 2017
DTW323: Doing the Scary... DO THE WORK
04:02

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Jun 17, 2017
VOC227: Lessons Learned Successfully Failing with Oliver Goshey of The Abundant Edge
01:01:52

Today's a special episode.

It's an interview that I did, but on the other side of the microphone.

The episode you will hear today is a replay of an interview I did with Oliver Goshey of The Abundant Edge.

The focus of it all centers around the lessons I have learned doing what I do every day.

If you like what you hear in this episode and you want to hear more from Oliver, check out theabudnantedge.com where he has a variety of podcast episodes in the archive spanning topics from permaculture to one of his specialties, natural building.  One of the subjects I don't ever touch because I am not very knowledgeable on the subject, but Oliver is.

But that's not the case in this one, because I touch on a subject I know very well, failing.

I tried to keep it real in this one, I hope you get a lot out of it, enjoy it.

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Jun 16, 2017
DTW322: Fail Forward... DO THE WORK
08:28

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Jun 16, 2017
DTW320: ALWAYS Too Good, Always Too Fast... DO THE WORK
02:48

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Jun 15, 2017
FSFS103: Inside the Organic Inspection Process with Organic Inspector Laura Murray - Farm Small, Farm Smart
52:03

What’s the organic inspection process really like? It’s probably a big hassle, right?

Let’s find out straight from the source, in this episode with independent organic inspector Laura Murray

Last episode with Scott Murray covered the topic of why organic and what goes into getting certified. Today’s episode builds on that episode and we go a rung higher on the ladder taking on questions such as:

Once the inspector shows up on your property the first time, how does that process unfold?
What should you have in order when you have the inspector show up?
Explain the annual inspection process?
Would a property ever be inspected more than once a year?

To answer these I am going straight to the source to talk to someone who deals with this every day. I’ll be talking with independent organic inspector Laura Murray. Laura does organic inspections of all over the country for organic certifiers. Her inspections span all types of farms and all types of organic product production facilities. She’s seem a lot over the years, and today she shares what the inspection process is really like both for the initial inspection and annual inspections.

If you were thinking about getting certified by the inspection process made you a little uneasy, maybe that will change after you hear what it’s really like.

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Jun 14, 2017
DTW320: Expanding the Idea of Net Worth... DO THE WORK
07:34

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Jun 14, 2017
DTW319: Bad Decisions Gone Right... DO THE WORK
07:22

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Jun 13, 2017
GFL62x: Getting Customers to Come to You - Crushing on Farm Sales with Michael Covach - Grass Fed Life
01:09:41

What if you didn’t have to wake up early every Saturday and load up and lug down to the farmers market.

What if instead you could sleep in, at least till 5 versus 3.

What would that be like? And what would sales, specifically your market streams have to look like to make that happen?

You would have to be delivering your product off the farm to the customers or you could have the product deliver itself by having the customer come to you.

That’s how farmer Michael Kovach of Walnut Hill Farm sells 95% of his product. He does in a 20ft by 10ft shed, ie the on farm store. It’s a model that’s worked really well for him despite his location, which isn’t exactly close to a major city at an hour away. Despite the distance customer come out once a week, usually to buy him out of his stock. How’s does it all work?

Stay tuned to find out in this episode of Grass Fed Life with Micahel Kovach of Walnut Hill Farm.

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Jun 12, 2017
DTW318: Believing You Can't... DO THE WORK
04:08

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Jun 12, 2017
DTW317: Win the Day Early... DO THE WORK
03:22

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Jun 11, 2017
DTW316: Losing (but finding) Yourself in It... DO THE WORK
07:15

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Jun 10, 2017
REPLAY: Industrial Farmer to Regenerative Agirculture Icon, Will Harris III of White Oak Pastures (V028)
01:08:11

Will Harris III from White Oak Pastures joins me to talk about his inspirational journey of converting his one time factory farm to a beyond organic farming operation that celebrates polyculture and closes the loop on wastes.

Will runs the largest USDA organic farm in Georgia farming 1200 owned acres and 2000 leased. He has over 2000 head of cattle and raises 60,000 pastured chickens. He has built two abattoirs on site - one for red meat, one for poultry. He has an organic vegetable CSA and heirloom orchard.

His farm closes the loop on sustainability through rotational grazing, solar power, and the recycling of all of his various "wastes" from his animal operations. All of the wash water, bones, and other animal "wastes" end up back on the land, building the soil over time.

But it wasn't always that way. Prior to 1995 White Oak Pastures raised cattle in an industrial system, a monoculture. Then Will made the decision to change what he was doing. So began the conversion over the beyond organic, mulch-species thriving farming operation that it is today.

Will's story in an inspiration, and another example of what is right in modern day agriculture.

Show Notes: www.permaculturevoices.com/28

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Jun 09, 2017
DTW315: The Forced Fit Isn't a Fit... DO THE WORK
06:03

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Jun 09, 2017
DTW314: When Risk is the ONLY Option... DO THE WORK
06:27

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A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

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Jun 08, 2017
FSFS102: Is ORGANIC CERTIFICATION worth it with organic pioneer and farmer Scott Murray – Farm Small, Farm Smart
01:18:31

Organic certification.

We all know what that is, seeing that green stamp on products in the grocery store and on signs at the farmers market.

But, is it worth it?

Is it only for large farms?

I use organic methods, do I need the stamp?

What goes into getting certified?

Should I get certified organic?

These are all common questions that I hear being asked with the small scale farming community. They are also questions that my guest today Scott Murray gets a lot, and helps a lot with.

Scott’s a 40 year organic farming veteran who’s been around the organic farming movement since the beginning, before it was a big thing. Today he will share his knowledge of what he’s learned about the organic movement and how he views organic certification in terms of who it’s right for, when it makes sense to get, and what goes into getting it.

If you were thinking about getting certified, but had some reservations, this episode will address those common reservations and leave you with a clear idea of what’s involved in the process. And it just might not be as expensive or cumbersome as you think it is after all.

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Jun 07, 2017
DTW313: It's Never Too Late to End the Day Well... DO THE WORK
04:34

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Jun 07, 2017
DTW312: LIVE & DO NOW... DO THE WORK
08:30

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Jun 06, 2017
GFL61: Getting More Farm Sales by Selling Into More Markets - Grass Fed Life
01:13:45

In this episode Darby talks about several new market streams he is adding to his farm business on top of the several market streams he already has.

He isn't adding these market streams because he wants to, he's adding them because he has to.  He is seeing his existing market streams start to top out, so if he wants to grow the farm he has to start selling his product to more customers versus selling more products to his existing customers.

You'll learn about why he is doing this, and how he is approaching each of these market streams.

This episode will help show that you probably shouldn't expect to find one market stream and just ride it.  Instead it's likely going to take a variety of market streams to make you farm business work.

View the show notes at www.permaculturevoices.com/grassfed

Learn more at the Farm Business Essentials 3 Day Intensive coming up - www.permaculturevoices.com/farmingworkshop

Jun 05, 2017
DTW311: Business and Relationships... DO THE WORK
08:38

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Jun 05, 2017
DTW310: Measuring What You CAN'T.. DO THE WORK
06:15

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Jun 04, 2017
DTW309: Then I Realize I Was "Somebody"... DO THE WORK
06:33

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Jun 03, 2017
V226: Tips and Thoughts for Buying an Anti-Fragile Property – The Anti-fragile Property Series with Rob Avis – Part 2
01:15:40

Today is Part 2 of The Anti-fragile Property Series with Rob Avis of Adaptive Habit.

If you missed Part One, go back and check that one out, Episode 222.

In that episode we looked at the idea of owning land as insurance, today takes the discussion of finding an anti-fragile property a step further, and take a look at how you should approach purchasing a property if you are worried about things like climate change, the financial system, debt, terrorism, disease, water insecurity, a fragile food system.

Any, all, or none of those issues could hit you in a significant way during your lifetime.

How do you protect against them?

One way is through property, specifically an anti-fragile property.

What's anti-fragile?

As Nassim Taleb defines it, it's simply something that gains from disorder.

Broken food system, your food forest becomes more valuable.

Energy crisis, an off grid homestead and timberstand keeps your devices running.

But the food forest, the technology and the timerstand are all things that sit on the land.

Today, we'll look at how to pick the right piece of land to make what you put on it more meaningful, or simply not even needed.

The Anti-fragile Property Series with Rob Avis of Adaptive Habitat - Part 2

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Jun 02, 2017
DTW308: No One Remembers VANILLA... DO THE WORK
04:39

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Jun 02, 2017
DTW307: What uniform does a guerilla wear?... DO THE WORK
05:49

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Jun 01, 2017
FSFS101: How to Grow Microgreens Consistently All Year with farmer Chris Thoreau - Farm Small, Farm Smart
55:15

When you are only growing a 10 day crop, how much of an affect does light quality and temperature have on the crop?

A lot.

Chris is in Vancouver where he sees day lengths change from 8 hours at the winter solstice to 16 hours at the summer solstice; a large change which affects how much light crops get to grow. Less light in winter means slower or no crop growth. If you are a farmer, you get this. It makes sense, at least for field crops.

But what about microgreens? Crops which spend only half of their life in the light, a life that might only be 5 to 8 days.

Does seasonality really affect those crops over those 5 days?

Yes, and more than you think.

In this episode Chris will talk all about the change of the seasons and how it affects microgreen crop growth - specifically the effects of changing temperatures and light conditions. Two factors which can dramatically affect crop growth, yield and quality.

How to Grow Better Microgreens All Year - Adapting for Changing Seasons, Temperature, and Light Conditions with microgreen grower Chris Thoreau.

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May 31, 2017
DTW306: Be Careful What You Wish For... DO THE WORK
05:51

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May 31, 2017
DTW305: Say NO to more stuff... DO THE WORK
05:54

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May 30, 2017
GFL60x: Overcoming New Farm Challenges and Refining Fodder Economics with Tim Bork of Brush Arbor Farmstead - Grass Fed Life
01:01:58

What if you want to raise pastured poultry, but you don't have any grass? You have pasture, but it's not green, or the pasture is just an area outside.

In many cases if it was cattle, you are feeding hay. But what do you do for poultry, because poultry don't eat hay.

You use fodder. Or at least, that's one option. An option that my guest today, Tim Bork of the Brush Arbor Farmstead is a big fan of.

Tim lives in Northern California and there are times of year when the grass instead green and parts of his property that are too shady to grow grass, so he grows his own, every 6 days, in the form of fodder.

It's a feed supply that makes sense in Tim's context - it's green when pasture grass isn't, it's portable, nutrient dense, and it's cheaper than feed.

In this episode Tim's going to talk about the numbers of fodder, call them fodder economics - what are the cost, what are the yields, and how much time is involved. He will also talk about why fodder.

But before we get there we'll start with how Tim got started in farming and some of the challenges that he faced early on, especially around developing a customer base and accurately trying to predict and produce enough for that customer base. There was a lot of trial and error that went into it, and led him to develop a farmshare sales model, which is just as unique as his fodder system.

His sales model's interesting, and his struggles are very real, and likely very common to many people listening to this show.

Despite those struggles, the farming journey continues, and here's what it looks like today.

DOWNLOAD the show notes at www.permaculturevoices.com/grassfed and CLICK on Episode 60

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May 29, 2017
DTW304: The Brokeness of Buying Success... DO THE WORK
04:45

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May 29, 2017
DTW303: Put Yourself On The Clock... DO THE WORK
04:06

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May 28, 2017
DTW302: What would your future self say and want?... DO THE WORK
07:36

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May 27, 2017
REPLAY: Renaturing the Landscape: Influenced by Sepp Holzer and Presented by Zach Weiss. Part 1 (b013)
01:02:51

Zach Weiss of Holzer AgroEcology discusses his experiences working on projects designed by Sepp Holzer. He also gets into Sepp's ideas and design philosophy.

This is the recording of a presentation that Zach gave at a workshop at VersaLand in October 2014.

Show Notes: www.permaculturevoices.com/b013

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May 26, 2017
DTW301: Push VS Pull... DO THE WORK
09:47

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May 26, 2017
DTW300: Get to F***ing Work!... DO THE WORK
12:17

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May 25, 2017
FSFS100: The Future is Now – Celebrating 100 Episodes of The Urban Farmer & Farm Small, Farm Smart
01:22:54

To celebrate episode 100 I take a look back at the 100 combined episodes of The Urban Farmer and what is now Farm Small, Farm Smart focusing on the highlights, some backstory, and where the show is headed in the future.

See some of the highlights from the first 100 episodes at www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart

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Thanks for listening!

 

May 24, 2017
DTW299: You Can Always Live Life On Your Own Terms*... DO THE WORK
07:38

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May 24, 2017
DTW298: Who's going to get me my walker?... DO THE WORK
06:32

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A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

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May 23, 2017
GFL59: Far From Utopia – The Never-ending Challenges and Adaptions of Farming – Grass Fed Life
55:16

About a year ago we published an episode titled - When Farming Sucks.

In that intro to that episode I said...

Farming 200 years ago and 2000 years ago was hard, just like it is today. Sure technology and innovation has made parts of the job easier, but at the core farmers today still worry about the same things farmers did 2000 years ago.

Some things, and days are just going to suck.

There's no way to avoid it.

There's going to be hard times.

Often we don't think about those hard times that might lay ahead when we decided to start down a certain path. Instead we just focus on what we want to focus on, and usually that's the pretty vision of the future...

Something Darby cautioned against:

If you have this idealistic utopian view of what farming is going to be in your head, reality is going to set in, and it's not going to live up to what you paint it to be in your head, and then you have a lot further to fall.

It's been a year since Darby put out that warning, and a year later, the ever present suck factor of farming is still very real.

Once again, if you romanticized farming before, well this episode is going to take that romantic vision and drag it through the mud a bit.

While the farming lifestyle can be great, and while there are many more good days than bad days, the bad days, can be really bad.

Today, we'll take a look at some of those bad days happening on the farm right now.

The goal isn't to discourage you from wanting to do any of this. It is just to make sure that you think about what you are getting into, and show that while there are stormy days (literally), there's light after the storm.

Download the show notes and listen to more episodes at www.permaculturevoices.com/grassfed

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May 22, 2017
DTW297: Done Versus 100% Done... DO THE WORK
04:29

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May 22, 2017
DTW296: Why You Should Celebrate BEFORE You Start... DO THE WORK
03:41

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May 21, 2017
DTW295: Start When You DON'T Want to Start... DO THE WORK
05:00

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May 20, 2017
V225: Building a Profitable Permaculture Farm with Richard Perkins of Ridgedale Permaculture
02:01:14

Richard Perkin's Ridgedale Permaculture site in Sweden, a prime example of what a permaculture farm is and could be.

A site that has undergone remarkable changes in just a few years.  Going from your average rural farm to the penultimate functioning permaculture farm that's right out the pages of a book.  And one that would also become a book.

Unlike many permaculture demonstration sites, Richard's site functions as a farm.  

I think it's a great example because permaculture or not, first and foremost it's a farm.  A profitable stand-alone farm.  

Where the permaculture comes in, is they layer on permaculture over that working small farm model.   They use the design tool where needed and as needed, but all while paying attention to the bottom line knowing that the farm has to pay for itself.    

The amazing thing about what Richard is doing, is he isn't doing it in the tropics or sub-tropics.

He's doing it in Sweden at the 59th parallel with 6 months of winter and 6 months of everything else.

That's the equivalent of the Northern part of the prairie provinces in Canada 700 miles above the US border.

Not the easiest of locations to be doing this in, but one where he's making it work.

And in true permaculture fashion the problem is the solution and the 6 months of winter allow Richard to rigorously plan out everything that he's doing on the farm.  One of the things that have really allowed him to fast track development of his farm.

In this episode we go in depth on how he's done so much so fast, covering a lot of topics from rotational grazing to holistic management to no dig market garden beds.

If you are looking how to blend permaculture, and farming in a way that works, this is it.

Learn More and Download the show notes at www.permaculturevoices.com/225

May 19, 2017
DTW294: Because... DO THE WORK
09:14

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A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

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May 19, 2017
DTW293: Little Work Now, Saves A LOT of Work Later... DO THE WORK
04:22

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

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May 18, 2017
FSFS99: Farming When the Game Changes - Balancing Being a New Parent and the Farm - The Urban Farmer with Curtis Stone
49:53

There's one event that happens in many people's lives which instantly changes their life forever.

Overnight, instantly, everything is different.

Your life, your approach to life, how you view life, and how you go about living life all change.

It's an event that some people aren't ready for and one that others are ready for, but one where no one is ever REALLY ready.

It's the birth of a child.

A beautiful event that instantly makes live more worth living and richer, but one which also makes life harder and more challenging, especially for entrepreneurs.

If you thought running a business or starting a farm was hard without kids, try doing it with kids, because it's exponentially harder.

Curtis is a brand new parent experiencing some of those challenges first hand.

Today, we'll explore what those challenges are like in terms of life and farming, and how Curtis is dealing with them as a brand new inexperienced father, while being a seasoned experienced farmer.

It's never easy, and as you'll hear it's always a balancing act.

But it is one Curtis, me, and most other fathers wouldn't trade for anything else in the world.

Get the audiobook at www.permaculturevoices.com/audiobook

Download the show notes at www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart and click on Episode 99.

May 17, 2017
DTW292: Finally It Is DONE... DO THE WORK
05:47

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May 17, 2017
DTW291: Don't Fight the Minutia... DO THE WORK
05:07

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A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

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May 16, 2017
GFL58x: Portable Electric Fence for Livestock 101 - Tips, Tricks and Advice with Stephanie Sexton of Premier 1 - Grass Fed Life
53:44

Last week Darby and I talked about fencing basics, think - How should you think about fencing in your context?

Given that, depending on you and your situation, the best option might be to use portable electric fencing.

If that's the case, then this episode is for you because today it’s all about portable electric fence.

Stephanie Sexton, Product Manager at Premier 1 Supplies, joins me to talk about the ins and outs of electric fence for three specific farming scenarios - poultry, pigs, and market gardening.

Stephanie has had years of experience working with product and helping farmers just like you select the right fence for their situation. Over that time, she's seen it all and her knowledge of the product is amazing.

In this episode she talks about things like:

How to select the right fence?

Should you go with a temporary or semi-permanent setup?

How to choose the correct energizer?

How do you deal with vegetation and very dry or very wet condition?

If you have questions about electro-net, then this is the episode for you.

As we get into this episode you will realize there's a lot of details and specifics in this episode. Given that, don't worry about taking notes, because you can download a summary of the whole conversation in the show notes for Episode 58.

Download the PDF summary of this episode at www.permaculturevoices.com/grassfed and Click on Episode 58.

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May 15, 2017
DTW290: Looking Back At The Scheduled Week That Was... DO THE WORK
05:52

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

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May 15, 2017
DTW289: Imagine and Do... DO THE WORK
05:54

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A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

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May 14, 2017
DTW288: Growing and Maintaining... DO THE WORK
07:47

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A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

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May 13, 2017
REPLAY: Two Fathers Talking Unschooling, Raising Kids, and Life with author Ben Hewitt (VOC165)
01:40:33

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Today’s show centers around Ben Hewitt’s book Home Grown; a great book that has had a profound effect on my life.

It's one of those books that I couldn't put down and at the same point it was hard to read because I got so lost in thought reading it.

It's a rare must read category book for me.

It should appeal to the homesteader, the wannabe homesteader, the parent, the soon to be parent, and the millions of people who are feel like the system did them wrong by sending them off on the wrong path in life destined to a life of track homes and cubicles.

It's a vicarious look into the life that many of wish we could live, but don't...

The subtitle of the book is Adventures in Parenting off the beaten path, unschooling and reconnecting with the natural world.

Ben describes it as his sharing of stories,

"They are not merely stories about all we are learning but also about all we are unlearning and about our imperfect quest to inhabit a balanced place that allows us to remain part of a broader world while also living in a way that is true to our values and vision. In a sense, for us this has been the easy part. I have found that the harder part is determining how to conduct our lives in a manner than honors these values and this vision, even as we are continually confronted with evidence that such a quest is impractical, if not downright naive."

The book is deep, and I hope that it gets you thinking.

This episode and this book is one that is very important to me because Ben's book had such an impact on me and as the title of this episode says, it got me to stop worrying and to start living. I hope that it has an impact on you, if you are in need of one.

Ben Hewitt and I, two father, talking kids and life, here it is.

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May 12, 2017
DTW287: No Thanks... DO THE WORK
05:18

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

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May 12, 2017
DTW286: Scheduling it ALL Out... DO THE WORK
06:16

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

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May 11, 2017
FSFS98: Profitable Market Farming in The Middle of Nowhere with Blake Cothron of Peaceful Heritage Farm - Farm Small, Farm Smart
01:18:40

While the prospects of starting a small market farm that grosses over $100,000 is lucrative and attractive, it's not for everyone or possible in every location.

And that's the topic of today's episode with Blake Cothron of Peaceful Heritage Farm....

A lot of what you hear about in the small scale farmer movement are the uber-successful small farmers that are grossing 1, 2 or $300k per acre.  They are inspiring stories, but those stories all share one thing in common, their markets.  Typically small farmers grossing big dollars are able to do that by selling their produce into larger, higher end urban market streams - market streams which will pay top dollar for microgreens, salad mix, and baby root veg.

What if you don't live near one of those large urban markets?

What if you don't have high end farmers markets and restaurants to sell product too?  

What do the prospects of your rural farming career hold?

Today, I am talking to a farmer who faced that exact problem, making farming work in very rural Amish Kentucky without high end restaurants and with a sleepy farmer's markets.  
 
In this episode Blake Cothron of Peaceful Heritage Farm located in very rural Crab Orchard Kentucky will share his story.  

It's an inspiring story about a husband and wife making a small farm work, by approaching farming in a very smart way.   A necessity, when your local customer based is used to buying vegetables at prices like 3 for $1 or $1 per dozen sweet corn.

If you're interested in farming, but you are nowhere near a large city, then this episode is for you.

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May 10, 2017
DTW285: Improving Productivity with a New Schedule... DO THE WORK
06:55

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May 10, 2017
DTW284: FAILURE, No Way Around It... DO THE WORK
10:15

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May 09, 2017
GFL57: A Beginners Look at Fencing for Livestock - Grass Fed Life
53:54

During the workshops and via email, we've gotten a lot of questions on one subject which we have never really covered before, until today, fencing.

If you have listened to the last 5 episodes on sheep, you will know that there are a lot of different opinions on fencing and a lot of different approaches to using those fencing systems.

Today we will take a look at fencing from a 10,000 foot view discussing how to approach establishing permanent fence if you are a new farmer and/or are putting fence onto new land.

What type of fence should you go with, and why?  

Should you install it yourself, or pay someone to do it.

When you are starting out are a lot of scenarios which could play out when it comes to fence, and like most things on the farm it comes down to…

What's your context?

Where do you want to go with your farm?

How much money and time do you have to spend?

Once you know those then the specifics fall into place.

Today’s episode will be a high level look at permanent fencing.  

Next week we'll have someone from Premier One on to talk specifically about the ins and outs of portable electronic fencing.  Then, down the line we'll follow up on this subject with a more specific look at the hardware, materials, and specs that go into producing Darby's preferred type of fence - hi-tensile.

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May 08, 2017
DTW283: Trying and NEVER Losing... DO THE WORK - Day 283
09:33

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May 08, 2017
DTW282: Try 100 Things... DO THE WORK - Day 282
09:41

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May 07, 2017
DTW281: Dull vs EPIC SH*T... DO THE WORK - Day 281
06:55

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May 06, 2017
V224: Paul Wheaton on Hacking Kickstarter, PDCs, Haters, Failure, and Doing Epic S*** (V224)
01:29:37

Paul Wheaton joins me to talk about his new Kickstarter and what he's learned over very successful Kickstarter campaigns.  He also discusses what makes a good PC, choosing the right PDC, and how he deals with the constant hate that people throw his way.  We wrap up the conversation talking about doing epic s*** versus living a boring grey life.

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May 05, 2017
DTW280: Working From Home Is.... Challenging... DO THE WORK - Day 280
08:32

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May 05, 2017
DTW279: Life ALWAYS Gets in the Way... DO THE WORK - Day 279
08:00

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May 04, 2017
FSFS97: Growing a $100,000 Farm - Elliot Seldner of Fair Share Farm on No-Till, Farm Efficiency, and Balancing Life (FSFS97)
01:29:16

Today I'm talking to a grower who's admittedly "I'm a little bit obsessive about growing high quality produce."

It's an obsession that's fueled his farms growth, and an obsession which is a bit necessary to fuel the farm's growth to bring his fiancé onto the farm full-time.

And while Elliot Seldner of Fair Share Farms' obsession may be on growing high quality produce, it's not only on growing high quality produce, because Elliot realized the importance of work life balance and the need to have a time and place to enjoy the other things created on the farm.

Today Elliot is going to talk specifically how they do that, in part by focusing intentionally on making the farm more efficient through appropriate technology, no till, and optimizing equipment.

Elliot's also going to talk about how he and his fiancé are approaching farm transition. Because she's current employed a schoolteacher, a necessary step in their farms evolution, but one that's only a step, where the long term goal is to get her onto the farm full time.

Looking into the future, it's the farming methods that Emma and Elliot use which will make this all possible, a farm that provides multiple incomes on just over half and acre...

Let's get into it, with one of the masters of farm efficiency, Elliot Seldner.

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May 03, 2017
DTW278: Momentum, Growth or Both?... DO THE WORK - Day 278
08:44

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May 03, 2017
DTW277: Just Do It Now... DO THE WORK - Day 277
03:47

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May 02, 2017
GFL56: Why I Would or Would Not Raise Grassfed Lamb... The Economics and Mechanics of Raising Grass Fed Lamb - Part 2 (GFL56)
59:13

Today's episode is the second pre-mortem of Darby evaluation the economics and mechanics of really taking on a grass fed lamb enterprise.

We'll call this episode the informed pre-mortem coming after the mini-series with three other grazers raising lamb.

A lot has changed in this last month.  Like you Darby's learned a lot, or at least enough to ask the right questions now.

In this episode, Darby will share his current and update thoughts and concerns on raising lamb looking at current worries, things he was glad he heard now, and questions that he still needs answered.

He'll also look ahead to 2018 and talk about if lamb is a fit on his farm next year or not, and why.

Today it's a more informed look at starting a new enterprise…

Why I would or would not raise grassfed lamb - The Upside, The Downside, and the Risks - The Economics and Mechanics of Raising Grass Fed Lamb - Part 2.

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May 01, 2017
DTW276: Conditioned Possibility... DO THE WORK - Day 276
11:24

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May 01, 2017
REPLAY: From MMA to Farm Startup with the Stoic Farmer Scott Hebert
01:37:29

Whether it’s MMA or becoming a freelancer or business owner, the punches will be thrown, and they will hit you.

But as Mike Tyson said, "Everybody has a plan until they punched in the face. Then, like a rat, they stop in fear and freeze."

When life hits you in the face what are you going to do?

Are you going to freeze like a rat, or are you going to come back like Mike Tyson and be that baddest man on the planet?

The hard reality of that question, is that it truly is up to you to decide.

What would you do?

Let’s find out what a former MMA fighter turned farmer did, and find out from out what's it's like to get punched into the face by life, and someone else...

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Apr 30, 2017
DTW275: An Interstellar Conundrum... DO THE WORK - Day 275
10:06

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Apr 30, 2017
DTW274: The Upside of Freedom... DO THE WORK - Day 274
07:06

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Apr 29, 2017
DTW273: 4 Months of Self Employment in Hindsight... DO THE WORK - Day 273
12:40

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Apr 28, 2017
DTW272: Celebrate You... DO THE WORK - Day 272
06:32

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Apr 27, 2017
FSFS96: Do New Crops Pay? - The When, How, and Why of a New Crop with Chris Thoreau (FSFS96)
56:39

If customers keep asking if you have certain crop, and you don't, should you grow it?

It depends.

And that's the focus of today's show: When, How, and Why to Start Producing A New Microgreen Crop

Today microgreen grower Chris Thoreau and I are talking about new crops - specifically how do you start growing them?

On the surface that may seem like a simple and straightforward question, but there's a lot of specifics involved in answering that questions, and the specifics are where profits are made or money is lost.

You have to consider things like can you actually grow the crop - meaning can you get a good yield from in within your system that's already setup to grow other crops; or does the crop's harvest schedule fall in line with your other crops and your current harvest schedule.
 
If you plan on scaling the crop, can you actually buy enough seed?  And can that seed be bought at a price that makes the crop profitable.

All legitimate considerations which need to be considered, anytime you take on the decisions to grow a new corp.

If you are thinking about starting a farm or adding some new crops to the mix, then this episode is for you.

Chris will put the theory to reality and talk about his experiences and failures introducing new crops, like basil.

What his methodically and thought process was and why.

As you'll hear, not everything always works, regardless of how much experience you have, and sometimes some crops are just better off not grown.

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Apr 27, 2017
DTW271: Putting Parts of Life on the Shelf (For Now)... DO THE WORK - Day 271
08:09

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Apr 26, 2017
DTW270: The Cost of an Extra 5 Minutes?... DO THE WORK - Day 270
07:16

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Apr 25, 2017
GFL55x: 30 Years of Truly Pastured Raised Lambs with Ulf Kintzel of White Clover Sheep Farm (GFL55x)
01:43:05

Today, let's start by going back go back in time to Eastern Europe in the 1980's. To a country that no longer exists.

It was a country where the economy was centrally planned

One where the prices of basic goods and services were set by central government planners

The German Democratic Republic, better known to us in the west as East Germany.

It was there at that time during that Cold War, when a young man fulfilled a boyhood fascination and became professional government registered shepherd.

It was job that would put that young man in charge of 1000 plus sheep at a time, having to move them from field to field; a task that may sound simple, but one that's enormously complex.

Because to get from the first field to the next you need to go down a narrow country road that's bordered on both sides by crop fields that you can't damage.

And you have to move those 1000 sheep down that road in a line that stretches out over 100 yards long.

But it's not just you moving the sheep, it's you and two dogs. Dogs that can help you, but dogs that give you two more bodies to keep track of and control.

As Ulf Kintzel describes it...

When working one dog I only have to watch this one.  This might sound simple, however, when a flock gets moved to a different location one has to watch where to go, has to watch the sheep, has to watch the dog.  That can be difficult enough as it is. If there is a second dog one has to watch this one also.  This takes a while to learn, to get used to it.  Before somebody thinks about a second dog the first one should be pretty well under control otherwise the two will cheer each other on when it comes to doing foolish things.

On the other hand, there is the flock which can leave the road either on the left or on the right hand side, which can leave the graze on either side or in the front or in the rear, which can go to either side when entering the graze etc. etc.  That means the handler or the shepherd, when working one dog, has to think more quickly and be more alert as to what the flock might do, and where they most likely would want to go in order to have the dog there on time.  For instance, it is very difficult to have a dog change sides at the pen when a few hundred sheep enter the pen and a few sheep go around it opposite to where the dog is standing. A second dog makes that kind of task a lot easier.  SOURCE - ULF KINTZEL

That's how my guest today, shepherd Ulf Kintzel got his start in shepherding.

In this episode, Ulf is going to share his 30 years of experience with sheep.

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Apr 24, 2017
DTW269: Did you do something impossible?... DO THE WORK - Day 269
05:38

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Apr 24, 2017
DTW268: Be Present While Being Present.. DO THE WORK - Day 268
06:55

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Apr 23, 2017
REPLAY: Earth Day Special with the original Earth Day Organizer Denis Hayes (CD3)
01:15:39

In honor of Earth Day, today's show is a replay of the interview with the original Earth Day lead organizer Denis Hayes.

Denis Hayes talks about a lifetime of work in environmentalism - the challenges, successes, the changing environmental problems since the 60's, and how he has endured numerous political changes in Washington.

Denis was the organizer of the first Earth Day in 1970, headed the Solar Energy Research Institute under President Carter, and is now president of the Bullitt Foundation. In 1999 Time Magazine named him Hero of the Planet.

In this episode we go through his early life in a polluted Washington paper milling community to how he became an environmental activist. We also discuss the creation and organization of the first Earth Day in 1970 and how the scope of the environmental problems have changed since then.

Learn more about Denis at permaculturevoices.com/cd3.

 

Apr 22, 2017
DTW267: EVERYDAY is the GREATEST DAY... DO THE WORK - Day 267
10:24

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Apr 22, 2017
DTW266: NOT SURE? - Give it two weeks... DO THE WORK - Day 266
05:37

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Apr 21, 2017
DTW265: It Will Cost You More in the Long Run... DO THE WORK - Day 265
07:33

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Apr 20, 2017
FSFS95: Growing Better by Growing Smaller - Going From Half an Acre to 500 Square Feet with Alex Bertsch of Epic by Nature Farm (FSFS95)
01:03:55

Today I'm going to be talking to another small scale farmer who's greatly benefited by growing smaller, not larger.

A few years ago farmer Alex Bertsch started farming on half an acre.  Not a ton of land, but enough to make it hard for one person to manage.  Add in the fact that the half an acre was being farmed part-time, and that half an acre seems a little more daunting.  Then place that half an acre 40 minutes from where Alex lived, and you now have a hard farm to manage for anyone.  It was a situation that was further complicated by growing a large variety of crops.  

Despite these first year challenges, Alex persevered and came out the first year ahead.  Then he did something wise, he accessed the situation and he scaled back.

He cut his farm down from half an acre to just 500 square feet and some indoor growing space, and he moved the farm from the remote location to his back yard.  Also, as part of his strategy he dramatically reduced his crops selection down to just salad greens and microgreens.

It was a big change of going smaller and simpler that changed everything for Alex.  It made his life and his farm more manageable, and it's one that he continues to grow today.

Growing Better by Growing Smaller - Going From Half an Acre to 500 Square Feet with Alex Bertsch of Epic by Nature Farm.

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Apr 19, 2017
DTW264: Lingering Projects... DO THE WORK - Day 264
04:13

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Apr 19, 2017
DTW263: Killing Clutter... DO THE WORK - Day 263
05:10

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Apr 18, 2017
GFL54X: Building Soil and Restoring Pastures by Grazing Sheep with Jodi Roebuck of Roebuck Farm (GFL54x)
01:04:48

For today's episode we are going over to the land of sheep, New Zealand to talk to small scale farmer and grazer Jodi Roebuck of Roebuck Farm.

Jodi has a unique story... he started out as a vegetable gardener vegetarian and somewhere along the way he took notice of the regenerative effect grazing animals can have on the landscape.  With that seed planted he took some knowledge from Joel Salatin and grazing cattle to start grazing a small flock of sheep on his home farm.

Since then he's gone on to grow his flock to around 100 sheep which he now grazes on his home farm, and several leases in his area of Taranaki.  

It's through this grazing lease model that he's seen soil build and old worn out pastures turn around by way of a high stocking density and daily rotation.

Jodi's come a long way since his vegetarian days, now having a reverence and deep understanding of grazing animals and their ability to turn around a degrading landscape.  

In this episode we'll talk about Jodi's method of rotation grazing, fencing, how he's built his flock, and his method of low stress animal handling that's earned him the nick name of The Pied Piper of Sheep.

Overall, his model and approach are interesting, they're not the norm when it comes to sheep, but in his context it works, and that's all that matters.

Building Soil and Restoring Pastures by Grazing Sheep with Jodi Roebuck of Roebuck Farm.

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Apr 17, 2017
DTW262: What happens to that thing you're building, when you're gone?... DO THE WORK - Day 262
11:55

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Apr 17, 2017
DTW261: Great Men Are Rarely Great Parents?... DO THE WORK - Day 261
15:58

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Apr 16, 2017
DTW260: Challenging You To Do What You Don't Want to Do... DO THE WORK - Day 260
06:58

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Apr 15, 2017
DTW259: To Do, Just Do... DO THE WORK - Day 259
07:16

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Apr 14, 2017
DTW258: If It Starts Bad, It Doesn't Have to End Bad... DO THE WORK - Day 258
05:26

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Apr 13, 2017
FSFS94: Conquering Analysis Paralysis By Starting a Whole Farm at Once - The Urban Farmer with Curtis Stone (FSFS94)
58:03

Welcome to world of Farming Small and Farming Smart, it's The Urban Farmer.

When you are starting any new business it can be very overwhelming.

You have a lot to do all at once - building infrastructure, creating your brand, marketing, cultivating a customer base, customer service, and of course producing a product.

All essentially full time jobs, but full time jobs that need to be done all at once, by one person, you.

It can be very overwhelming.

Where do you start?

After all you can't just focus on producing good product without cultivating a customer base or you have no one to sell that product to. And you can't start producing product without having some way to clean and store that product.

Given that you really need to start everywhere, doing it all in parallel.

For a lot of new farmers this is where analysis paralysis sets in, and it's the topic of today's episode.

Here it is Conquering Analysis Paralysis By Starting a Whole Farm at Once in this episode of The Urban Farmer.

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Apr 12, 2017
DTW257: Right Tool for the Job Makes All the Difference in the World... DO THE WORK - Day 257
06:55

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Apr 12, 2017
DTW256: So what did you fail at last week?... DO THE WORK - Day 256
07:02

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Apr 11, 2017
GFL53x: Raising 100% Grassfed and Certified Organic Lamb with Kinley Coulter of Coulter Farms (GFL53x)
01:04:03

Today's episode is the first of three straight episodes focusing solely on raising lamb.

For this episode we are going to go to rural Pennsylvania to talk to livestock farmer Kinley Coulter of Coulter Farms.

Like many of you, Kinley didn't come from a farming background, and he started farming without any previous farming experience.

He was working as an engineer in the 90s, then his wife had kids and they started a family. At that point they realized that they needed to change things in life, because their first priority was now raising kids.

With that in mind they bought a farm in Pennsylvania, and Kinley started his farming journey.

From the beginning the focus of their farm has been 100% grassfed and organic. They have raised lambs on pastured for over 10 years.

It's a journey that started out really easy with some beginners luck, and then got really rough when reality caught up with them.

Over the years they have a lost a lot of sheep along the way, but they have learned a lot, and now they aren't losing many sheep it all.

For them grassfed lamb is an enterprise that works, and after hearing this one, you may decide that it could also work for you...

Raising 100% Grassfed and Certified Organic Lamb with Kinley Coulter of Coulter Farms.

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Apr 10, 2017
DTW255: Don't Waste It... DO THE WORK - Day 255
05:52

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Apr 10, 2017
DTW254: Try like a FIVE year old... DO THE WORK - Day 254
05:50

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Apr 09, 2017
DTW253: Are you open to growing?... DO THE WORK - Day 253
07:32

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Apr 08, 2017
DTW252: Making Choices to Move It From Bad to Great... DO THE WORK - Day 252
14:26

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Apr 07, 2017
DTW251: Do it FOR YOU... DO THE WORK - Day 251
13:44

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Apr 06, 2017
FSFS93: The Five Things That Made My Farm More Profitable and More Enjoyable with Farmer Conor Crickmore of Neversink Farm (FSFS93)
01:15:11

Today it's Part Two of the series with Conor.

As you heard last week, along with his wife Kate, Conor Crickmore is grossing over $350k per year at Neversink Farm in upstate NY. A lot of money for a very small farm, and the amazing thing is, they still think there's room to grow.

In today's episode we'll focus more on production as Conor gets into the why and how, of how future growth is possible for Neversink.

He'll talk about some of the challenges that he sees many struggling farms facing, and how in many ways the answer to those problems is simplification and standardization.

Two base principles that run through everything that they do on the farm.

Conor will also discuss in depth the five things that have made their farm as profitable as it is, while simultaneously making their quality of life better.

And we not just talking gear here, or buy this or that. Again, it's base principles that have really made Neversink successful, and those base principles are ones that you could apply on your farm today.

With that, let's get into it with Conor Crickmore of Neversink Farm.

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Apr 05, 2017
DTW250: You Can't Do It Alone, BUT YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO DO IT ALONE... DO THE WORK - Day 250
05:23

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Apr 05, 2017
DTW249: You Can't Do It Alone... DO THE WORK - Day 249
04:40

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Apr 04, 2017
GFL52: Evaluating a New On Farm Enterprise - The Upside, The Downside, and the Risks - The Economics and Mechanics of Raising Grass Fed Lamb - Part 1 (GFL52)
01:01:51

Raising grassfed lamb has been one of the most requested topics over the past 6 months.

Given that, and given Darby's interest in taking on a potential grassfed lamb enterprise today's episode and the next few are dedicated to raising lamb on pasture.

We'll start out this series with Darby going through what he currently knows about lamb, what his assumptions are, and what his concerns and worries are.

He'll talk about why he's interested in adding lamb to his farm, and what goes into a decision like this - adding a new species that you aren't that familiar with to your farm.

This is an enterprise that Darby is seriously looking to start on his farm, so this episode will be an inside look at what goes into a decision like this.

I will then follow up this episode with several interviews with some current grassfed sheep and lamb grazers - ones that do this for a living, and have done this for a living for a long time.

They'll fill in all the gaps and details that aren't in this episode. Then I will circle back with Darby and see if his thoughts have changed.

If you're playing a long at home, you can do the same.

You may be hearing lamb, and thinking lamb, I am not into raising lamb, this isn't relevant..

Hold up and give it a chance.

Don't worry. These shows will still be valuable. Over the next few episodes you'll learn about evaluating a business idea, low stress animal handling, building soil, rotational grazing pastures, building and establishing pastures, and marketing products. All concepts talked about in the context of lamb, but universally applicable to most other grazing animals.

Before we get into this one, take a sec to think about lamb in your context. Are you interested in raising them - why or why not? What factors would you consider when starting a new enterprise.

Then see how those questions might get answered and how those assumptions might change as we go through this series.

Keep in mind as we go through this episode today, this is Darby talking about what he knows now about lamb, knowing that it might be right and it might be wrong. Don't take anything in this episode as gospel when it comes to the mechanics of raising lamb.

Today it is Darby evaluating what he knows, doesn't know, and what he doesn't know that he doesn't know.

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Apr 03, 2017
DTW248: Ask yourself - DID I FAIL THIS WEEK?... DO THE WORK - Day 248
07:31

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Apr 03, 2017
DTW247: My 3 Rules... DO THE WORK - Day 247
07:24

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Apr 02, 2017
DTW246: BIG CHANGE from Little Things Done Over a Long Time... DO THE WORK - Day 246
07:44

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Apr 01, 2017
V223: The Importance of Being a Father (V223)
01:19:10

This episode is a special episode, it's a replay of another podcast, specifically someone else's podcast.

The episode that you will hear today is an interview that Marianne West did with me on a subject I am very passionate about - being a dad.

Marianne is going to talk to be about being a dad and how that first experience of being a dad dramatically shook up my life, and not just in a good way.

Marianne did a great job with the interview, and it's an episode that I am very proud to have been a part of.

If you like what you hear in this one, and you want to hear more be sure to check out more episodes with Marianne and her co-host Janice at www.sustainablelivingpodcast.com.

With that, let's get into it, with me on the other end of things for a change, it's me on being a dad.

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Mar 31, 2017
DTW245: The Importance of Being a Father - A Preview... DO THE WORK - Day 245
02:10

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Mar 31, 2017
DTW244: The 40% RULE... DO THE WORK - Day 244
06:11

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Mar 30, 2017
FSFS92: $350,000 on 1.5 Acres and Still Growing with Farmer Conor Crickmore of Neversink Farm (FSFS92)
01:03:56

Today I'm going to be talking to another small scale farmer who is absolutely crushing it on an acre and half.  Along with his wife Kate, Conor Crickmore is grossing over $350k per year at Neversink Farm in upstate NY.

It's truly inspiring story, and one that didn't start out with a farm making anywhere near what it makes today.

It started out as a homestead with chickens and pigs and a rocky filled weed patch that almost had Conor and Kate throwing in the towel their first season.  

But they persevered, and slowly got rid of what didn't work, while focusing on what did work.

It's a theme that's made them successful - removing steps and pieces that make the job harder, less efficient or more time consuming.

As you'll hear in this episode, a lot of this current success is due to as much what they aren't doing, as what they are.

It started out slowly and morphed into a market garden that's incrementally gotten better over the last few years - both in terms of financials and quality of life.

In this episode Conor will talk about what the journey has been like and what specifically they have done to make things improve dramatically since that hard first year; and one of the those things, might surprise you, because it's very much against the norm of what you typically hear about in this sector.

Let's start at the beginning, in Brooklyn, NY.


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Mar 29, 2017
DTW243: That Thing You DON'T Want to Do, DO IT!... DO THE WORK - Day 243
06:11

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Mar 29, 2017
DTW242: When You're Stuck - Get Creative... DO THE WORK - Day 242
04:17

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Mar 28, 2017
GFL51x: Beyond Homesteading with farmers and authors of The Independent Farmstead Shawn and Beth Dougherty (GFL51x)
01:17:15

Today show will take another look at the topic of farmsteading, when I talk to farmers and authors of the book The Independent Farmstead Shawn and Beth Dougherty.

Their journey into farmsteading started out romantic and then got real.

In their words…

“When we bought the Sow's Ear in 1996 and began the process of turning it into a family smallholding we followed the usual path of the neophyte homesteaders: we put in a garden, bought chickens, and acquired goats. We picked up how to books on animal husbandry and organic vegetable growing. We ate a lot of tomatoes, collected a lot of eggs from our flock and drank goats milk. It was fun, and our diets underwent a significant improvement, but we began to be conscious of a vague unease. Was what we were doing really farming? Something told us, as we lugged sack after sack of laying mash and sweet feed from the station wagon to the barn, that this importation of concentrated nutrients, was not farming, not as we remember our grandparents doing it.”

Fast forward ahead and they found the answer, and it was grass.

“The puzzle was coming together, grass, the solar collector, ruminants, the convertors, joined by chickens and pigs as batteries, self-reproducing storage units of surplus solar energy. Here at last was the secret of Grandfather’s farm."

Their story has evolved over the 20 years on the farmstead as their focus has shifted more and more towards rotational grazing...

As they say:

"Our goal is to rejuvenate a parcel of land while we produce food for our home and our farm, so the level of exactitude necessary is much lower than for operations whose success is measure by monetary profit. We are trying to manage our animals for the conversion of sunlight into forage, forage into milk, meat, and manure to build a homestead where energy cascades from organism to organism with a net gain for the ecosystem as a whole - and we want the system to feed us while we do it.”

In this episode we touch on a variety of topics from have a homestead milking cow, to rotational grazing and establishing a pasture, to what to look for when purchasing land.

Enjoy it - Beyond Homestead with farmers and authors of The Independent Farmstead Shawn and Beth Dougherty.

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Mar 27, 2017
DTW241: Overestimate and Underestimate What You Can Do... DO THE WORK - Day 241
04:04

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Mar 27, 2017
DTW240: Working Your Way Out of a Job... DO THE WORK - Day 240
07:20

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Mar 26, 2017
DTW239: Missing the Trees Through the Forest... DO THE WORK - Day 239
08:39

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Mar 25, 2017
DTW238: Focusing on Eating My Own Food, Rather Than Growing My Own Food... DO THE WORK - Day 238
07:51

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Mar 24, 2017
DTW237: Are you a KNOW-IT-ALL? I hope not... DO THE WORK - Day 237
10:37

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Mar 23, 2017
FSFS91: Growing More Crops and Making More Money in the Same Space with Interplanting - The Urban Farmer with Curtis Stone (FSFS91)
01:01:26

Today it's back to Kelowna and Green City Acres as Curtis and I take a look back at his experiences with inter-planting, planting multiple crops in the same space .

It's something that he's done for a few years now, and something that he's doing again this year with his tomatoes.

We first stated talking about this subject back in 2015 when we did an episode touching on the subject in Season One, then we hit on it again almost a year ago in Season Two.

Today we are going to take a look at what Curtis is doing now when it comes to inter-planting and how that's changed since we first started talking about it two years ago.

It's a technique that Curtis has a lot of experience with, but one that's continually evolving as he uses it more.

It's a technique that he uses, because it allows him to earn a lot more in the same space over a given year.

For are going example he made and additional $1100 last year, by inter-planting Salanova lettuce in with his tomatoes. That's an extra $1100 that most farmers wouldn't captured.

That's the benefit of inter-planting. Getting multiple yields out of the same space over the same time period.

But be aware going in, this technique isn't for everyone.

There's a lot of constraints and complications that come with inter-planting. And it's a technique that doesn't make sense if you have a lot of land.

None the less, it's a technique that can be a game changer for those of you who do feel like you have a limited amount of land.

For you all, this is just another way to get more crops and more money, without adding land.

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Mar 22, 2017
DTW236: Forward Progress by Stopping... DO THE WORK - Day 236
04:38

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Mar 22, 2017
DTW235: Have Some Grace, Cause Everyone Is Dealing with Something... DO THE WORK - Day 235
06:57

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Mar 21, 2017
GFL50x: The Pros and Cons of On Farm Poultry Processing with Farmer John McAuley of Healthy Hen Farms (GFL50x)
01:18:33

Today we'll be going to Oxford, NC to talk to John McAuley of Healthy Hen Farms.

John's someone who I have interviewed in the past and I wanted to have him back on to talk about one specific subject... on farm poultry processing.

John and his wife Betsie process all of their birds on farm, doing over 500 per batch, and it's, dare I say, an enjoyable experience.

They have found a way to systematize the processing to turn it from a grueling day that everyone hates, into one that is long, but one that gets better results than they could ever get by taking their birds to an off farm processor, and for about the same price.

John's going to talk about all of his experiences, both the good and the bad, to help you decide if this might be right for you.

There are some people who want no part of on farm processing and there are others who embrace it for what it is, and then there is a large group in the middle who are undecided or starting out their poultry career and are trying to determine a processing path to go down.

It's not an easy decision, because there are a lot of pro's and con's either way.

Today we will be looking at what's involved with on farm processing from what's a typical day like to what equipment is needed to what are some of the advantages of processing on farm.

Overall, it's an in-depth look at on farm poultry processing from someone who does it, and does it really well.

I think it's safe to say that by the end of this episode you will either be saying nope, not for me, or I really see the benefit in this, where can I learn more... and that's the goal.

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Mar 20, 2017
DTW234: The World Doesn't Give a S*** About What You Are Doing... DO THE WORK - Day 234
06:06

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Mar 20, 2017
V222: Owning Land As Insurance Against Disaster - The Antifragile Property Series with Rob Avis (V222)
01:09:44

There's a lot to worry about out there in the world right now - climate change, GMOs, the financial system, debt, terrorism, disease, water insecurity, a fragile food system.

What if you could insure yourself against some of these worries?

And get that insurance through land, land as insurance..

It would be a way to take insurance back into our control and put the fragile dollars into an anti-fragile system - an ecosystem.

Today Rob Avis of Adaptive Habitat and I will be discussing the idea of owning land as insurance against disaster in depth.

We'll get into models that don't exist yet, and ways that anyone can start to create some anti-fragility in their life now, regardless of where you live and whether you have land or not.

I guarantee, this one will get your wheels turning.

The Antifragile Property Series with Rob Avis - Part 1

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Mar 19, 2017
DTW233: Worry Is A Waste of Energy... DO THE WORK - Day 233
08:32

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Mar 19, 2017
DTW232: Life Goes'ith How You Think'ith... DO THE WORK - Day 232
05:23

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Mar 18, 2017
DTW231: Celebrate the Small... DO THE WORK - Day 231
05:47

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Mar 17, 2017
DTW230: Do Work Today Tomorrow Will Thank You For... DO THE WORK - Day 230
06:26

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Mar 16, 2017
FSFS90: Farming For A Change with Advocate Farmer Caiti Hachmyer of Red H Farm
01:05:39

Today I'm going to be talking to another small scale farming making a go of it as we go to Sebastopol, CA to talk to Caiti Hachmyer of Red H Farm.

Caiti's a farmer who started out her farming career on the advocacy side of things.  She was living the Bay Area advocating for farmers and looking to play her part in changing hte food system.  But after a while she felt something was missing.  And she felt like she needed to get on the ground and see what life was really like for some of the farmers that she was advocating for.  So she picked up her California roots and moved to Minnesota to spend some time working on a production farm.  

It was step that would change her life forever.  Giving her perspective of the on the ground side of things which helped her on the policy side, and one that would give her a nice experience ot have in her back pocket.

One that she would need to draw on when she moved back to California and needed work.  

Caiti's gone on to continue her work on the ground and policy side of things.  

It's the dual nature of her work that we focus on today,

Here it is Farming For A Change with Advocate Farmer Caiti Hachmyer of Red H Farm.

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Mar 15, 2017
DTW229: The Hell of Parenting is What You Make It... DO THE WORK - Day 229
05:21

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

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Mar 15, 2017
DTW228: Ask Good Questions... DO THE WORK - Day 228
08:06

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

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Mar 14, 2017
GFL49: Farmsteading, A Profitable Alternative to Farming? (GFL49)
01:01:30

What do you do if you want to farm, but you really like your job?

Or what do you do if you want to farm, but you really can't afford to farm full time at this point in your life?

Or what do you do if you want to farm, but you haven't ever farmed before?

One option is to go the homesteading route and dabble in farm style production. It allows you to produce some of your own food and explore some of your interests. But it's a limited model, because usually homesteading doesn't scale. It's more of a hobby, than a business.

Another option is to look at farming part time. Farming on the side. An episode that we have touched on in the show before, but one that we have never really focused on.

Today we will take a look at part time farming, or farmsteading, looking at what's possible and how viable of an option it really is.

It's a model that fits nicely in between homesteading and full time farming. It's a model that might be more financially approachable now, it's a model that might not require radical lifestyle change, and it's a model that might pay you something to produce your own food.

And maybe best of all it's an option that gives you a lot of future options.

For many of you listening to this show, I think that this option is the option you have been looking for.

Stay tuned every Monday, for a new episode at www.permaculturevoices.com/grassfed

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Mar 13, 2017
DTW227: Stop Stalling and Get F***ing Creative... DO THE WORK - Day 227
09:31

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

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Mar 13, 2017
DTW226: Choose POSITIVE or Choose NEGATIVE... DO THE WORK - Day 226
07:11

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

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Mar 12, 2017
DTW225: Know How to Play the Game... DO THE WORK - Day 225
08:36

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

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Mar 11, 2017
DTW224: Work Around Life vs Life Around Work... DO THE WORK - Day 224
08:04

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

Listen to more episodes at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/podcast

Mar 10, 2017
DTW223: Tracking Your Way to Better... DO THE WORK - Day 223
08:46

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

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Mar 09, 2017
FSFS89: 10 Base Principles For Successfully Growing High Quality Microgreens with Farmer Chris Thoreau
01:11:23

Today I'm going up to Vancouver to talk to Microgreen Farmer Chris Thoreau with the goal of focusing in on 10 base principles for growing high quality microgreens.

Think 10 things that are critical to growing a good crop regardless of where you are growing them, when you are growing them or how you are growing them.

These base principles help ensure that you get a successful crop that is free of disease and of high quality.

It’s not enough just to go through a successful process without knowing why you are doing what at different parts of the process.  

Because if you don’t know, and a variable changes, you need to be able to know how to react and adapt.

While everyone’s process is likely different based on the crop that they are trying to grow, today’s show it’s all about what’s the same, the base principles.

Learn more about Chris's course at www.permaculturevoices.com/microgreens

Show Notes at www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart

Mar 08, 2017
DTW222: Face to Face Business... DO THE WORK - Day 222
07:09

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

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Mar 08, 2017
DTW221: The Danger of Unrealistic Expectations... DO THE WORK - Day 221
06:47

DO THE WORK PODCAST:

A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  

Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.

Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

Listen to more episodes at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

Mar 07, 2017
GFL48x: The Well Planned Farmstead with Greg Burns of Natures Image Farm (GFL48x)
01:31:43

Today we'll be going to Zanesville, OH to talk to farmer Greg Burns of Natures Image Farm.

Greg's journey began one day out of the blue, in a way that you wouldn't expect, and in a way that you could say was by the grace of god.

Imagine living the American dream.

Owning your own business, living in nice house in a subdivision with a well-kept yard, money to buy everything that you need and more. It's the good life.

Then one day you’re driving down the road on the Connecticut, New York border in your truck and suddenly everything changes in an instant.

It was in that instant where it all went wrong that sent Greg's truck airborne on the highway, tumbling in mid-air, slowing down time, and flashing his life before him. It was an instant that left him upside down on the road wondering if he was alive or dead.

It was an instant that left bystanders saying, I can't believe you are alive!

It was an instant the changed the course of life of Greg Burns.

Stay tuned every Monday, for a new episode at www.permaculturevoices.com/grassfed

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Mar 06, 2017
DTW220: The Hardest Job on the Planet... DO THE WORK - Day 220
07:35
DO THE WORK PODCAST:
 
A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  Like a VLOG, but only audio.
 
Listen to more episodes at www.permaculturevoices.com/podcast
 
Mar 06, 2017