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An honest look at what it takes to manage farms, businesses, and life all at the same time without having any of them fall apart in the process. This show is a hard look at real reality of eco-entrepreurism highlighting the success and failures of people out there making a go of it 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

An honest look at what it takes to manage farms, businesses, and life all at the same time without having any of them fall apart in the process. This show is a hard look at real reality of eco-entrepreurism highlighting the success and failures of people out there making a go of it 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
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An honest look at what it takes to manage farms, businesses, and life all at the same time without having any of them fall apart in the process. This show is a hard look at real reality of eco-entrepreurism highlighting the success and failures of people out there making a go of it 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

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English


Episodes

How to Start Planning Your Farm Business (and Life) for Success (GFL108)

10/15/2018
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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...

Duration:01:13:14

Creating the Perfect Farm Business for You with Travis Schulert (FSFS149)

10/10/2018
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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/

Duration:01:08:34

Facebook Farm Marketing and the Selling Meat Subscription Boxes (GFL107)

10/8/2018
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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...

Duration:01:10:41

How to Successfully Sell Microgreens to Wholesale Customers (FSFS148)

10/3/2018
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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...

Duration:01:07:01

Farm Marketing with Radio Ads (GFL106)

10/1/2018
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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:...

Duration:00:52:14

Marketing a New Farm and Overcoming Startup Challenges with Jay Reid (FSFS147)

9/26/2018
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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/

Duration:01:07:28

Finding New Customers Fast with Max Becher (FSFS146)

9/19/2018
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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/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ

Duration:01:11:44

Decide What's Important NOW with Javan Bernakevitch (VOC246)

8/31/2018
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Javan Bernakevitch and I talk about why it is critically important to prioritize the things in life that matter to you. Connect with Javan: All Points Land Design: http://allpointsdesign.ca/ All Points Life Design: http://allpointsdesign.ca/life-design/intro/ 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...

Duration:01:31:39

Controlling What You Can with Javan Bernakevitch (VOC245)

8/3/2018
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Javan Bernakevitch and I talk why controlling what you can is increasing important in a world that wants to control things for you. Connect with Javan: All Points Land Design: http://allpointsdesign.ca/ All Points Life Design: http://allpointsdesign.ca/life-design/intro/ 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...

Duration:00:57:39

The (False) Metrics of Success with Javan Bernakevitch (VOC244)

5/18/2018
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Javan Bernakevitch and I talk why it is important for you to set the metrics which define your success. Connect with Javan: All Points Land Design: http://allpointsdesign.ca/ All Points Life Design: http://allpointsdesign.ca/life-design/intro/ 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:...

Duration:01:10:47

Are You the Author of Your Own Misery with Javan Bernakevitch (VOC243)

4/13/2018
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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: All Points Land Design: http://allpointsdesign.ca/ All Points Life Design: http://allpointsdesign.ca/life-design/intro/ My Podcasts: Farm Small, Farm Smart: http://bit.ly/2vMUDvX Grass Fed Life: http://bit.ly/2uOsLTH Voices of Change: http://bit.ly/2vrn81r Support content I have...

Duration:00:40:58

Tips on Managing the Perfect Imperfections of Time and Ambition with Javan Bernakevitch (VOC242)

3/10/2018
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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: All Points Land Design: http://allpointsdesign.ca/ All Points Life Design: http://allpointsdesign.ca/life-design/intro/ My Podcasts: Farm Small, Farm Smart: http://bit.ly/2vMUDvX Grass Fed Life: http://bit.ly/2uOsLTH Voices of Change: http://bit.ly/2vrn81r Support content I have...

Duration:01:39:06

A Practical Look at Vegetable Farming and a Fragile Seed System with Chris Thoreau (FSFS126)

2/4/2018
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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/ Follow...

Duration:01:15:38

Start Your Successful Farm Business with Joel Salatin [GFL86]

2/3/2018
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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 Learn more at Grassfed Life: http://bit.ly/2D5gRJX Subscribe: https://apple.co/2hayYod Instagram: Follow Darby: http://bit.ly/2D6mlo7 Follow Diego: http://bit.ly/2B3vprJ

Duration:01:44:49

VOC Replay: The Rise of the Mushroom with Peter McCoy

12/1/2017
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Support Peter's Kickstarter 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...

Duration:01:40:54

VOC Replay: Radical Mycology with Peter McCoy

11/24/2017
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An interview with Peter McCoy of Radical Mycology. Support Peter's Kickstarter 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...

Duration:01:52:01

FSFS Replay: Your Journey to You - Following The Dream and Following Opportunity Too (TUFS2E14)

11/22/2017
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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 Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support

Duration:00:50:07

GFL Replay: Increasing Farm Profits by Raising Turkeys (GFL34)

11/20/2017
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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...

Duration:00:50:04

VOC241: From Farmer's Markets to Stores Nationwide - The Struggles and Challenges of Entrepreneurship with Stacey Marcellus of Cappello's

11/17/2017
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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...

Duration:00:55:39

FSFS122: The Challenges of Market Farming in Hot and Wet Texas with Brent Heironimus (FSFS122)

11/15/2017
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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. Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter.

Duration:01:02:19