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Permaculture Voices

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Permaculture Voices

Permaculture Voices

Diego Footer

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79
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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.

Latest Episodes

Can You Make a Living on a Small Farm? (FSFS196)

What does running a small farm really look like from a business perspective? How much money can you make, how much work is it, and what does your lifestyle look like? This episode was inspired by an Instagram post put up by Taylor Mendell who talks to us about answering these questions. Taylor runs a small roughly one-acre farm in Vermont with her husband, selling through a CSA and farmers' markets. Follow Taylor: https://www.instagram.com/habitfarming/ https://www.instagram.com/footprintfarm https://www.patreon.com/habitfarming Increase farm efficiency with thePaperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipmentathttps://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

79 MIN4 d ago
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Can You Make a Living on a Small Farm? (FSFS196)

Fiefdoms - A Great or Terrible Idea for Getting More Farm Businesses (GFL138)

Darby and I talk about his actual experience trying to set up several fiefdoms on his farm and managing one. Are they a great or terrible idea? Darby will share his thoughts on what worked, what didn't and what he wished he did better. Interested in starting your own farm? Not sure where to start? Want to take your farm to the next level? Learn more with Grassfed Life Courses: https://farm-business-essentials.teachable.com/courses

74 MIN1 w ago
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Fiefdoms - A Great or Terrible Idea for Getting More Farm Businesses (GFL138)

What Exactly is "No-Till"? (FSFS195)

Is no-till farming actually worth it? Is the amount of compost required worth the investment, and do the results actually stack up in comparison to tilling? At the end of the day, where does no-till fit within the market-gardening realm? In this episode, we put these questions to Jesse Frost of the No-Till podcast and Rough Draft Farmstead. Increase farm efficiency with thePaperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipmentathttps://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

63 MIN1 w ago
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What Exactly is "No-Till"? (FSFS195)

Which Chicken Tractor Should I Use? (Ask Darby)

Darby answers a question about which chicken tractor design is the best? Learn more with Grassfed Life Courses: https://farm-business-essentials.teachable.com/courses

11 MIN2 w ago
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Which Chicken Tractor Should I Use? (Ask Darby)

Tips and Advice for Selling Microgreens to Grocery Stores with Vincent Cuneo

Today's episode is a BEST OF episode, which is a replay of a previously aired episode. Enjoy! Vincent Cuneo talks about what has made him successful selling microgreens to small independent grocery stores. He discusses giving samples, shelf placement, packaging, and credit for unsold product. Then Chris Thoreau joins the conversation to troubleshoot some growing issues Vincent is having. Connect with Vincent Cuneo: http://www.agrarianfeast.com/ Chris's online course Growing Your Profitable Microgreens Business https://microgreens.teachable.com/courses Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Small Farm Tools and Microgreens Supplies https://www.paperpot.co/ Support my content while you shop at Amazon: https://amzn.to/32FYCqW

94 MIN3 w ago
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Tips and Advice for Selling Microgreens to Grocery Stores with Vincent Cuneo

10 Life Changing Lessons to Live Your Best 2020 (FSFS194)

Today I will be sharing some of what I learned as Javan and I each go through our top 5 lessons from 2019. In total 10 simple ways of looking at life, approaching life, and thinking about life that can change your life tomorrow. I look at a lot of these lessons as base principles in an approach to life that very much contradicts the status quo. None of these lessons require any money or technology to implement. There are no tools or techniques here. It's simply changing your approach. Follow Javan: https://allpointsdesign.ca/ https://allpointsdesign.ca/life-design/intro/ Increase farm efficiency with thePaperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipmentathttps://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

120 MIN3 w ago
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10 Life Changing Lessons to Live Your Best 2020 (FSFS194)

Beating Cancer & Living the Dream (FSFS193)

Jason Conteras joins me to talk about his journey from working in an office in Southern California to battling cancer to moving across the country to homestead with his family in North Carolina. Jason's story is inspiring and goes to show that you never should give up. Follow Jason: https://www.instagram.com/sowtheland Increase farm efficiency with thePaperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipmentathttps://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

40 MIN2019 DEC 23
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Beating Cancer & Living the Dream (FSFS193)

10 Big Lessons to Change Your Life with Javan Bernakevitch

Today's episode is a BEST OF episode, which is a replay of a previously aired episode. Enjoy! Today I will be sharing some of what I learned as Javan and I go through our top 5 lessons from 2016. In total 10 simple ways of looking at life, approaching life, and thinking about life that can change your life tomorrow. I look at a lot of these lessons as base principles in an approach to life that very much contradicts the status quo. None of these lessons require any money or technology to implement. There are no tools or techniques here. It's simply changing your approach. Increase farm efficiency with thePaperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipmentathttps://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

71 MIN2019 DEC 21
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10 Big Lessons to Change Your Life with Javan Bernakevitch

Can You Make a Living Growing Microgreens? (FSFS192)

In this episode Chris Thoreau joins me to explore the idea - Can you actually make a living growing microgreens? Is it actually possible or just an unrealistic dream? If it is possible what does that look like? How big does the business need to be? How much do you need to be selling? Would you need employees? TLDR: It is possible, with the right combination of luck, skills and hard work. Some people will find it’s a fit for them and their lifestyle, but they’ll need to be committed. Learn how to start a Profitable Microgreens Business https://microgreens.teachable.com/ Increase farm efficiency with thePaperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipmentathttps://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

75 MIN2019 DEC 16
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Can You Make a Living Growing Microgreens? (FSFS192)

The Importance of Self-Care On the Farm (FSFS191)

Jordan MacPhee of Maple Bloom farm joins me to talk about facing challenges on the farm this year, just like any of us out there in the field. Physical and mental challenges that he had to deal with. Right now, just postseason, when all of the problems you’ve just faced are fresh in your mind, do a mental inventory of what you’ve faced. Think about what you can do to better mitigate or handle those problems next year. You’re not going to be perfect, none of us ever are. But we can reflect and learn, and that’s what this episode is all about. Follow Jordan https://www.instagram.com/maplebloomfarm/ Learn how to start a Profitable Microgreens Business http://bit.ly/learntogrowmicrogreens Increase farm efficiency with thePaperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipmentathttps://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

69 MIN2019 DEC 9
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The Importance of Self-Care On the Farm (FSFS191)

Latest Episodes

Can You Make a Living on a Small Farm? (FSFS196)

What does running a small farm really look like from a business perspective? How much money can you make, how much work is it, and what does your lifestyle look like? This episode was inspired by an Instagram post put up by Taylor Mendell who talks to us about answering these questions. Taylor runs a small roughly one-acre farm in Vermont with her husband, selling through a CSA and farmers' markets. Follow Taylor: https://www.instagram.com/habitfarming/ https://www.instagram.com/footprintfarm https://www.patreon.com/habitfarming Increase farm efficiency with thePaperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipmentathttps://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

79 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Can You Make a Living on a Small Farm? (FSFS196)

Fiefdoms - A Great or Terrible Idea for Getting More Farm Businesses (GFL138)

Darby and I talk about his actual experience trying to set up several fiefdoms on his farm and managing one. Are they a great or terrible idea? Darby will share his thoughts on what worked, what didn't and what he wished he did better. Interested in starting your own farm? Not sure where to start? Want to take your farm to the next level? Learn more with Grassfed Life Courses: https://farm-business-essentials.teachable.com/courses

74 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Fiefdoms - A Great or Terrible Idea for Getting More Farm Businesses (GFL138)

What Exactly is "No-Till"? (FSFS195)

Is no-till farming actually worth it? Is the amount of compost required worth the investment, and do the results actually stack up in comparison to tilling? At the end of the day, where does no-till fit within the market-gardening realm? In this episode, we put these questions to Jesse Frost of the No-Till podcast and Rough Draft Farmstead. Increase farm efficiency with thePaperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipmentathttps://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

63 MIN1 w ago
Comments
What Exactly is "No-Till"? (FSFS195)

Which Chicken Tractor Should I Use? (Ask Darby)

Darby answers a question about which chicken tractor design is the best? Learn more with Grassfed Life Courses: https://farm-business-essentials.teachable.com/courses

11 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Which Chicken Tractor Should I Use? (Ask Darby)

Tips and Advice for Selling Microgreens to Grocery Stores with Vincent Cuneo

Today's episode is a BEST OF episode, which is a replay of a previously aired episode. Enjoy! Vincent Cuneo talks about what has made him successful selling microgreens to small independent grocery stores. He discusses giving samples, shelf placement, packaging, and credit for unsold product. Then Chris Thoreau joins the conversation to troubleshoot some growing issues Vincent is having. Connect with Vincent Cuneo: http://www.agrarianfeast.com/ Chris's online course Growing Your Profitable Microgreens Business https://microgreens.teachable.com/courses Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Small Farm Tools and Microgreens Supplies https://www.paperpot.co/ Support my content while you shop at Amazon: https://amzn.to/32FYCqW

94 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Tips and Advice for Selling Microgreens to Grocery Stores with Vincent Cuneo

10 Life Changing Lessons to Live Your Best 2020 (FSFS194)

Today I will be sharing some of what I learned as Javan and I each go through our top 5 lessons from 2019. In total 10 simple ways of looking at life, approaching life, and thinking about life that can change your life tomorrow. I look at a lot of these lessons as base principles in an approach to life that very much contradicts the status quo. None of these lessons require any money or technology to implement. There are no tools or techniques here. It's simply changing your approach. Follow Javan: https://allpointsdesign.ca/ https://allpointsdesign.ca/life-design/intro/ Increase farm efficiency with thePaperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipmentathttps://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

120 MIN3 w ago
Comments
10 Life Changing Lessons to Live Your Best 2020 (FSFS194)

Beating Cancer & Living the Dream (FSFS193)

Jason Conteras joins me to talk about his journey from working in an office in Southern California to battling cancer to moving across the country to homestead with his family in North Carolina. Jason's story is inspiring and goes to show that you never should give up. Follow Jason: https://www.instagram.com/sowtheland Increase farm efficiency with thePaperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipmentathttps://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

40 MIN2019 DEC 23
Comments
Beating Cancer & Living the Dream (FSFS193)

10 Big Lessons to Change Your Life with Javan Bernakevitch

Today's episode is a BEST OF episode, which is a replay of a previously aired episode. Enjoy! Today I will be sharing some of what I learned as Javan and I go through our top 5 lessons from 2016. In total 10 simple ways of looking at life, approaching life, and thinking about life that can change your life tomorrow. I look at a lot of these lessons as base principles in an approach to life that very much contradicts the status quo. None of these lessons require any money or technology to implement. There are no tools or techniques here. It's simply changing your approach. Increase farm efficiency with thePaperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipmentathttps://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

71 MIN2019 DEC 21
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10 Big Lessons to Change Your Life with Javan Bernakevitch

Can You Make a Living Growing Microgreens? (FSFS192)

In this episode Chris Thoreau joins me to explore the idea - Can you actually make a living growing microgreens? Is it actually possible or just an unrealistic dream? If it is possible what does that look like? How big does the business need to be? How much do you need to be selling? Would you need employees? TLDR: It is possible, with the right combination of luck, skills and hard work. Some people will find it’s a fit for them and their lifestyle, but they’ll need to be committed. Learn how to start a Profitable Microgreens Business https://microgreens.teachable.com/ Increase farm efficiency with thePaperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipmentathttps://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

75 MIN2019 DEC 16
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Can You Make a Living Growing Microgreens? (FSFS192)

The Importance of Self-Care On the Farm (FSFS191)

Jordan MacPhee of Maple Bloom farm joins me to talk about facing challenges on the farm this year, just like any of us out there in the field. Physical and mental challenges that he had to deal with. Right now, just postseason, when all of the problems you’ve just faced are fresh in your mind, do a mental inventory of what you’ve faced. Think about what you can do to better mitigate or handle those problems next year. You’re not going to be perfect, none of us ever are. But we can reflect and learn, and that’s what this episode is all about. Follow Jordan https://www.instagram.com/maplebloomfarm/ Learn how to start a Profitable Microgreens Business http://bit.ly/learntogrowmicrogreens Increase farm efficiency with thePaperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipmentathttps://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

69 MIN2019 DEC 9
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The Importance of Self-Care On the Farm (FSFS191)
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