Permaculture Voices: Profitable and Practical Permaculture - Focusing on Farming, Business, Design
About This Show
A podcast for people looking to blend the permaculture design process and techniques of permaculture with business. Repairing the planet, solving problems, producing products, and making a living doing it. You’ll hear from experts who are far down their respective paths and people just like you who are starting out and making a go of it and learning as they go. Each episode gives you practical insights and advice that you put into action today. The show is hosted by Diego Footer. For more information visit PermacultureVoices.com.
Most Recent Episode
GFL46: 3 Tips for Starting a Farm, Knowing What I Know Now with Darby Simpson
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Today we're talking about farm start-up, or maybe more appropriately starting the farm over. In this episode we are going to go back to the beginning with Darby, back to when he first started farming in 2007. He's going to run through what starting over might look like knowing what he knows today. It's taking 10 years of farming experience and wisdom and applying that to a startup operation. Darby started out with 150 chickens in 2007, and despite things working out there’s a lot that he would have done differently if he had to do it over again. Today we are going to take a look what he would have done differently and why. We'll look at how these changes might have been possible and how they compared and contrasted with the actually reality that took place in the beginning. When it comes down to the changes there's three main areas that Darby would have handled differently – getting more startup capital, utilize USDA and NCRS financial services, and enterprise selection. Even though he started with chickens, in hindsight his farming business, his life, and his marriage might have been better off if he had started with pigs. If you are thinking about starting up a farm, transitioning over your farm, or making a big shift in your farm business, there's a lot of good advice and tips in this one. Stay tuned every Monday, for a new episode at www.permaculturevoices.com/grassfed Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
Rated 5 out of
Finally a podcast for me!
I hope Permaculture voices sticks around forever! This is just what the movement needed, it's an easily digestible dose of permaculture piped right into your radio.The guest speakers are very kind to share their insights on how they are doing things to help shape a better tomorrow so that the listeners can try out those ideas and hopefully pass this knowledge on. This is cultural capital free for the taking! If you want to learn more about Permaculture I'd highly recommend listening to this podcast everytime there's a new episode. Over time all of the stories will form an intricate web of knowledge that has the potential to pull us all out of the rat race and leave us with a road map to care for the earth and it's inhabitants. May the forest be with you :)
Date published: 2014-01-15