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June 6, 2019
Feel Better, Farm Better Live Better - A Farmer Wellness Episode with Scott Hebert (FSFS18
Scott Hebert and I talk about how Scott has created a functional balance in life between business and non-business.  He also talks about some of the changes he has made to improve his life on farm and off-farm including getting more fit so he can think and farm better. Connect with Scott: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/flavourfulfarms YouTube: https://bit.ly/2u3WxIW   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  
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76 min
June 1, 2019
Sell More Flowers - The Different Market Streams for Cut Flowers (FSFS180)
Benny and Courtney Pino from Loblolly Farm join me to talk about all of the different potential market streams for small scale cut flower growers.  From selling to distributors to florists to designers there are a lot of potential outlets to sell to as a grower.  We will discuss each model hitting on the pros and cons of each, so you can hopefully find a market stream that works for you.  The whole key is finding the best one that fits your farm and your context.   Connect with Benny & Courtney: Follow Loblolly at https://www.instagram.com/loblollyfarm/   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
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74 min
May 28, 2019
Be You - Everyone Doesn't Need to Be A Farm or Land Designer with Javan Bernakevitch (PVP250)
Javan Bernakevitch and I talk about following your interests, making shifts in what you do over time, and writing your best life story.   Vote for Javan's documentary: https://www.storyhive.com/project/show/id/5056 https://allpointsdesign.ca/aforestoffood   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 Business: Paperpot Transplanter: http://www.paperpot.co  
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79 min
May 23, 2019
The Farmer’s Office - The Business of Farming with Emma Hendel (FSFS179)
Emma Hendel of Fair Share Farm gives us a look at the work that happens behind the scenes to support and enable field production.  She cover’s what she does in the office on a weekly basis for their farm.  Tasks include book keeping, market, and communicating with customers.  In this episode there are tips for increasing your time bandwidth and some thoughts about the upside of on farm sales.   Connect with Emma:   Instagram: http://instagram.com/fair_share_farm   Website: https://www.fairsharefarm.net/   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
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78 min
May 17, 2019
One Essential Trait You Might Not Have with Javan Bernakevitch (PVP249)
Javan Bernakevitch and I talk about the importance of compassion.  Why it might not come easily for some people, and why we all should look to try to use more of it.   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 Business: Paperpot Transplanter: http://www.paperpot.co  
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51 min
May 15, 2019
Choosing the Right Crops (and Customers) for Your Farm with Ben Hartman (FSFS178)
Today farmer Ben Hartman of Clay Bottom Farm joins me to talk about choosing the right crops for your farm’s context.  He goes through some of the most profitable small farm crops, and why you should consider growing them.  He also gets into choosing the right customers for those crops and how to make sure those crops are a fit for the customers. Ben's Online Course: http://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
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46 min
May 10, 2019
Running a Smart Farm Business with Morgan Gold (Interviewing Me) (PVP248)
In this episode, Morgan Gold, host of the Gold Shaw Farm Podcast, interviews me about some of the things I have learned about running a small business.  From my personal experience to my conversations with others, I have learned a lot, and share it in this episode. You can subscribe to the Gold Shaw Farm Podcast anywhere you get your podcasts. To learn more about Gold Shaw Farm visit: https://www.youtube.com/goldshawfarm   My Other Podcasts: Farm Small, Farm Smart: http://bit.ly/2vMUDvX Grass Fed Life: http://bit.ly/2uOsLTH Do The Work: https://apple.co/2ERsLHZ  
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41 min
May 8, 2019
Being a Parent and a Farmer (While Starting a Farm) with Justin Logeais (FSFS177)
Justin Logeais joins me to talk about transitioning from full-time employment to full-time farming - how he did it, how it paid for it, and the balance that was required.  He also talks about balancing family with running a business and keeping family first. Connect with Justin: https://en-gb.facebook.com/compostguycsa/   Plant Fast, Live More... 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
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52 min
April 29, 2019
Top 10 Cool Season Flowers for Small Farms (FSFS176)
Benny and Courtney Pino from Loblolly Farm join me to talk about the Top 10 Cool 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
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91 min
April 24, 2019
Crop Planning for Microgreens with Spreadsheets (FSFS175)
Chris Thoreau joins me to discuss crop planning for a microgreens business using spreadsheets. We discuss timing crops for orders, using spreadsheets to plan and forecast income, and how to use spreadsheets for business planning. Get Chris's Crop Planner at: https://urbanmicro.ca/crop-planner/   This show is brought to you by Paperpot Co.
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57 min
April 10, 2019
Farm Growth Without Compromises - Thoughts on Scaling, Hiring, and Maintaining Quality with Jordan MacPhee (FSFS173)
Jordan MacPhee of Maple Bloom Farm joins how microgreens fit in with field crops on their farm.  They are also in expansion mode on the farm and talk hiring considerations, selling more, and maintaining quality.   Connect with Jordan: http://www.maplebloomfarm.ca Growing Your Microgreens Business Course with Chris Thoreau: http://www.permaculturevoices.com/microgreens    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
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88 min
April 3, 2019
Strategies for Growing Tomatoes and Building Soil with Ben Hartman (FSFS172)
Ben Hartman talks about creating the optimum conditions for growing tomatoes.  He also touches on building soil in between crops and handling crop turnover. 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
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49 min
March 20, 2019
Farming While Being a Parent - Time Management and More with Kim Doughty-McCannon (FSFS171)
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
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59 min
March 6, 2019
Growing Tomatoes for Profit with Conor Crickmore of Neversink Farm (FSFS169)
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
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49 min
February 27, 2019
Top 10 Warm Season Flowers for Small Farms (FSFS168)
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
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79 min
February 20, 2019
Farm Couples: Being Successful as Partners in Life and Business with Emma Hendel and Elliot Seldner (FSFS167)
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
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72 min
February 13, 2019
Tips for Successfully Competing in a Crowded Market with Jordan MacPhee (FSFS166)
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
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72 min
January 30, 2019
Business Opportunities Growing Cut Flowers with The Flower Grower Benny Pino (FSFS165)
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
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53 min
January 25, 2019
Doing The Most Important Things in 2019 with Javan Bernakevitch (PVP247)
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: 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: 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
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112 min
January 23, 2019
Goal Setting and Yearly Planning for Success with Farmer Yosef Camire (FSFS163)
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  
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49 min
January 16, 2019
Building Deep Soil with A Lot of Organic Matter featuring Ben Hartman (FSFS162)
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
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63 min
December 19, 2018
Growing a Farm Business with a Successful Farmstand featuring Jenny Quiner (FSFS158)
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
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70 min
December 12, 2018
Different Crops and Market Streams to Scale Farm Income with Elliot Seldner (FSFS157)
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
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56 min
December 5, 2018
Increasing Net Profit with Less Work, Waste, and Costs featuring Ben Hartman (FSFS156)
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
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62 min
November 28, 2018
Beyond Startup: Taking A Farm to the Next Stage with Elliot Seldner (FSFS155)
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
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61 min
November 14, 2018
A Base Principles Approach to Farming - Understanding Why and Context with Chris Thoreau (FSFS154)
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
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54 min
November 7, 2018
Growing a Farm Business with Positive Optionality featuring Justin Gay (FSFS153)
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
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60 min
October 31, 2018
The Four Base Principles of Lean Farming and How to Use Them on Your Farm (FSFS152)
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
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82 min
October 24, 2018
Hustling and Balancing Time to Build a Farm Business with Rome Julian (FSFS151)
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
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64 min
October 17, 2018
Considerations for Adding Microgreens On Top of Field Crops (FSFS150)
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/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
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60 min
October 10, 2018
Creating the Perfect Farm Business for You with Travis Schulert (FSFS149)
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/  
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68 min
October 3, 2018
How to Successfully Sell Microgreens to Wholesale Customers (FSFS148)
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/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
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67 min
September 26, 2018
Marketing a New Farm and Overcoming Startup Challenges with Jay Reid (FSFS147)
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/  
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67 min
September 19, 2018
Finding New Customers Fast with Max Becher (FSFS146)
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
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71 min
September 1, 2018
Decide What's Important NOW with Javan Bernakevitch (VOC246)
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 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
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84 min
August 3, 2018
Controlling What You Can with Javan Bernakevitch (VOC245)
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 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
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57 min
May 18, 2018
The (False) Metrics of Success with Javan Bernakevitch (VOC244)
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: 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
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70 min
April 13, 2018
Are You the Author of Your Own Misery with Javan Bernakevitch (VOC243)
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 created: http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support   Support while you shop at Amazon: http://amzn.to/2yu1zPj
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40 min
March 10, 2018
Tips on Managing the Perfect Imperfections of Time and Ambition with Javan Bernakevitch (VOC242)
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 created: http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support   Support while you shop at Amazon: http://amzn.to/2yu1zPj
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99 min
February 4, 2018
A Practical Look at Vegetable Farming and a Fragile Seed System with Chris Thoreau (FSFS126)
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 PaperpotCo on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
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75 min
December 1, 2017
VOC Replay: The Rise of the Mushroom with Peter McCoy
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 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. Learn more at permaculturevoices.com/132
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100 min
November 24, 2017
VOC Replay: Radical Mycology with Peter McCoy
  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 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.
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112 min
November 22, 2017
FSFS Replay: Your Journey to You - Following The Dream and Following Opportunity Too (TUFS2E14)
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
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50 min
November 17, 2017
VOC241: From Farmer's Markets to Stores Nationwide - The Struggles and Challenges of Entrepreneurship with Stacey Marcellus of Cappello's
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. View the show notes for this episode and all past episodes. If you enjoy the show, support content I have created. Support while you shop at Amazon.
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55 min
November 15, 2017
FSFS122: The Challenges of Market Farming in Hot and Wet Texas with Brent Heironimus (FSFS122)
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.
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62 min
November 10, 2017
V240: Battling Cancer with Gerson Therapy - A Survivors Story with Marianne West
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. View the show notes for this episode and all past episodes. If you enjoy the show, support content I have created. Support while you shop at Amazon.
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109 min
November 8, 2017
FSFS121: The 10 Year Evolution of a Microgreen Farmer - Life and Business, Business and Life
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.   Chris's Online Course. View the show notes for this episode and all previous Farm Small, Farm Smart episodes. Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter.
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71 min
November 3, 2017
VOC239: Permaculture Solutions for Personal and Community Transformation with Adam Brock
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   View the show notes for this episode and all past episodes. If you enjoy the show, support content I have created. Support while you shop at Amazon.
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73 min
November 1, 2017
FSFS120: Increasing Post Harvest Processing Efficiency with Michael Kilpatrick
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.
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55 min
October 25, 2017
FSFS119: Starting and Growing an On Site Farmstand and Farm with Jenny Quiner of Dog Patch Urban Gardens
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.
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69 min
October 20, 2017
VOC238: The Importance of Taking Time Off with Javan Bernakevitch - Part 2 - The Post-Mortem
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.   View the show notes for this episode and all past episodes. If you enjoy the show, support content I have created. Support while you shop at Amazon.
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106 min
October 18, 2017
FSFS118: Base Principles Which Make Neversink Farm Successful with farmer Conor Crickmore
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 View the show notes for this episode and all previous Farm Small, Farm Smart episodes. Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter.
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86 min
October 13, 2017
VOC237: The Importance of Taking Time Off with Javan Bernakevitch - Part 1 - The Pre-Mortem
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.   View the show notes for this episode and all past episodes. If you enjoy the show, support content I have created. Support while you shop at Amazon.
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102 min
October 11, 2017
FSFS117: The Journey Towards the Regenerative Vegetable Farm - Learning, Selling, and Growing More Product Over Time with Shawn Kuhn of Vitruvian Farms
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.
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69 min
October 4, 2017
FSFS116: Continuous Improvement - Lessons Learned on Farm and on Other Farms with Brian Bates of Bear Creek Organics
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.
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112 min
September 27, 2017
FSFS115: Knowing and Growing What Chef's Want and What's Profitable with chef and farmer, The Culinary Gardener Evan Chender
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.    
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63 min
September 26, 2017
VOC236: Harvesting Water, Planting Trees and Restoring the Ecosystem AS A CAREER with Erik Ohlsen
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.   Learn about Erik's Eco-Landscape Mastery School View the show notes for this episode and all past episodes. If you enjoy the show, support content I have created. Support while you shop at Amazon.
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97 min
September 25, 2017
DTW's LAST DAY on THIS FEED [See Description for Details]... DO THE WORK
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 Listen to more episodes at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/podcast
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7 min
September 24, 2017
DTW422: When Life Comes Full Circle... DO THE WORK - Day 422
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
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6 min
September 23, 2017
DTW421: Scheduling in Reality... DO THE WORK
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
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6 min
September 22, 2017
VOC235: Practical Tips, Ideas and Technologies for Homescale Biochar with Gloria Flora
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.   View the show notes for this episode and all past episodes. If you enjoy the show, support content I have created. Support while you shop at Amazon.
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118 min
September 22, 2017
DTW420: The Idea Litmus Test... DO THE WORK
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
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3 min
September 21, 2017
DTW419: Start Small and Simple... DO THE WORK
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
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2 min
September 20, 2017
FSFS114: Start with What You Can and Grow - Season Extension, Farm Tools, and Improving Processes with Ray Tyler
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.
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55 min
September 20, 2017
DTW418: Only Touch it Once... DO THE WORK
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
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6 min
September 19, 2017
DTW417: The 3 2 1 Email Strategy... DO THE WORK
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
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5 min
September 18, 2017
DTW416: Life Taker or Life Maker?... DO THE WORK
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
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5 min
September 17, 2017
DTW415: Slow Down... DO THE WORK
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
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3 min
September 16, 2017
DTW414: Make it Right... DO THE WORK
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
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1 min
September 15, 2017
REPLAY: Building A Million Dollar Permaculture Business - Ecologically, Socially, and Financially Sustainable with Erik Ohlsen [CD5]
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... View the show notes for this episode and all past episodes. If you enjoy the show, support content I have created. Support while you shop at Amazon.  
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106 min
September 15, 2017
DTW413: 7 Lessons to Change Your Life - Day 31... DO THE WORK
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
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9 min
September 14, 2017
DTW412: A Strategic Approach to Saying YES - Day 30... DO THE WORK
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
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10 min
September 13, 2017
FSFS113: Increasing Farm Productivity and Efficiency with Michael Kilpatrick
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.
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80 min
September 13, 2017
DTW411: A Lean Core - Day 29... DO THE WORK
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
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7 min
September 12, 2017
DTW410: Never Take Photos - Day 28... DO THE WORK
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
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7 min
September 11, 2017
DTW409: Flipping the Switch - Day 27... DO THE WORK
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
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12 min
September 10, 2017
DTW408: Accept Tradeoffs - Day 26... DO THE WORK
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
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5 min
September 9, 2017
DTW407: Are We REALLY In Troubled Times? - Day 25... DO THE WORK
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
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9 min
September 9, 2017
DTW406: One Mistake I Always Make - Day 24... DO THE WORK
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
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9 min
September 8, 2017
DTW405: Challenge YOU to be GREAT - Day 23... DO THE WORK
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
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4 min
September 7, 2017
DTW404: The Stuff Isn't the Memory - Day 22... DO THE WORK
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
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8 min
September 6, 2017
DTW403: Does It Bring You JOY? - Day 21... DO THE WORK
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
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7 min
September 4, 2017
DTW402: Taking a Week Off - Day 20... DO THE WORK
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
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3 min
September 3, 2017
DTW401: The Cheat Day - Day 19... DO THE WORK
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
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4 min
September 2, 2017
DTW400: Family Time on Calendar - Day 18... DO THE WORK
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
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6 min
September 1, 2017
VOC234: Increasing Crop Quality - Better Soil, Better Crops with Dan Kittredge of BioNutrient.org
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. View the show notes for this episode and all past episodes. If you enjoy the show, support content I have created. Support while you shop at Amazon.
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74 min
September 1, 2017
DTW399: Go Forward Quickly and Freely - Day 17... DO THE WORK
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
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5 min
August 31, 2017
DTW398: Progress Has Been Made - Day 16... DO THE WORK
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
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8 min
August 30, 2017
FSFS112: The Lean Farm with Ben Hartman
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.
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67 min
August 30, 2017
DTW397: Creating a Place for Work - Day 15... DO THE WORK
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
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8 min
August 29, 2017
DTW396: Getting Rid of Stuff - Day 14... DO THE WORK
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
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9 min
August 28, 2017
DTW395: Less Busy - To Do Better - Day 13... DO THE WORK
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
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6 min
August 27, 2017
DTW394: Less Busy - To Think - Day 12... DO THE WORK
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
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7 min
August 26, 2017
DTW393: Less Busy - To Have Time Off - Day 11... DO THE WORK
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
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7 min
August 25, 2017
VOC233: Dealing with the Practical Realities of Modern Day Homesteading with Chris and Lindsay Hodge of Haven Homestead
Today we'll talk about the practical realities of homesteading, with homesteaders Chris and Lindsay Hodge. View the show notes for this episode and all past episodes. If you enjoy the show, support content I have created. Support while you shop at Amazon.
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67 min
August 25, 2017
DTW392: Waking Up, Same Time, ALWAYS - Day 10... DO THE WORK
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
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6 min
August 24, 2017
DTW391: Intermittent Fasting - Day 9... DO THE WORK
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
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8 min
August 23, 2017
FSFS111: Buying, Growing, and Improving a Microgreens Business with Max Beecher and Chris Thoreau
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.
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115 min
August 23, 2017
DTW390: Progress by Stopping - Day 8... DO THE WORK
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
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9 min
August 22, 2017
DTW389: Breaking Phone Dependency - Day 7... DO THE WORK
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
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6 min
August 21, 2017
DTW388: Prioritization - Day 6... DO THE WORK
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
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4 min
August 20, 2017
DTW387: An Intro to Essentialism - Day 5... DO THE WORK
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
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11 min
August 19, 2017
DTW386: Stop Doing Stuff - Day 4... DO THE WORK
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
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10 min
August 18, 2017
V232: Improving the Business and Marketing of Small Farms from A City Dweller's Point of View with Rob Avis and Javan Bernakevitch
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 Read the show notes for this and all episodes.
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70 min
August 18, 2017
DTW385: I Blew My Mind Looking at My TO DO List - Day 3... DO THE WORK
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
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6 min
August 17, 2017
DTW384: Getting Off My Ass - Day 2... DO THE WORK
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
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7 min
August 16, 2017
FSFS110: Starting Your Own Farm by Selling Someone Else's Vegetables First with Max Beecher
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. Learn more at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart
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90 min
August 16, 2017
DTW383: Filling The Downtime Without a Phone - Day 1... DO THE WORK
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
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6 min
August 15, 2017
DTW382: The 30 Day Life Reboot - Day 0... DO THE WORK
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
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8 min
August 14, 2017
DTW381: How You Do Anything, Is How You Do Everything... DO THE WORK
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
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3 min
August 13, 2017
DTW380: Don't Let It Consume You... Until It Does... DO THE WORK
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
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7 min
August 12, 2017
DTW379: See Negative, Be Negative... DO THE WORK
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
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5 min
August 11, 2017
V231: 6 Base Principles for Starting, Running, and Improving a Successful Business with Rob Avis and Javan Bernakevitch - Part 4
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
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57 min
August 11, 2017
DTW378: Have Civic Courage... DO THE WORK
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
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6 min
August 10, 2017
DTW377: Technology Doing Work For You... DO THE WORK
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
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6 min
August 9, 2017
FSFS109: The Struggles and Successes of Microgreen Startup with Eddy Gilmore - Farm Small, Farm Smart
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
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85 min
August 9, 2017
DTW376: Time to Make Some Hard Cuts... DO THE WORK
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
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7 min
August 8, 2017
DTW375: Looking Beneath the Shiny Surface... DO THE WORK
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
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5 min
August 7, 2017
DTW374: The Quickbooks Problem and Solution... DO THE WORK
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
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9 min
August 6, 2017
DTW373: Lot's Of Problems, How to Solve Just One... DO THE WORK
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
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3 min
August 5, 2017
DTW372: It's What You Can't See That Will Get You... DO THE WORK
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
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4 min
August 4, 2017
V230: 6 Base Principles for Starting, Running, and Improving a Successful Business with Rob Avis and Javan Bernakevitch - Part 3
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
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61 min
August 3, 2017
DTW371: Don't Miss NOW for a Regret... DO THE WORK
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
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3 min
August 3, 2017
DTW370: Building Momentum... DO THE WORK
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
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3 min
August 2, 2017
FSFS108: Mastering Summer Greens - How 4 Farmers are Effectively and Productively Growing Salad Greens in the Heat - Farm Small, Farm Smart
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
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82 min
August 2, 2017
DTW369: Quantity to Quality... DO THE WORK
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
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5 min
August 1, 2017
DTW368: Trading What You Can, For What You Can't... DO THE WORK
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
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5 min
July 31, 2017
DTW367: Trust Your Skills and Experience... DO THE WORK
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
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4 min
July 30, 2017
DTW366: Keep Grinding... DO THE WORK
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
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9 min
July 29, 2017
DTW365: Do It... DO THE WORK
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
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4 min
July 28, 2017
V229: 6 Base Principles for Starting, Running, and Improving a Successful Business with Rob Avis and Javan Bernakevitch - Part 2
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
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62 min
July 28, 2017
DTW364: Things Change, and That's the Way It Is... DO THE WORK
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
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7 min
July 27, 2017
DTW363: Do This and Have A Better Life... DO THE WORK
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
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5 min
July 26, 2017
FSFS107: The Challenges and Successes of CSA Farming on 2 Acres with Sam McLemore of Bountiful Harvest Farms - Farm Small, Farm Smart
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
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82 min
July 26, 2017
DTW362: Why You Shouldn't Do ONE Thing Well... DO THE WORK
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
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4 min
July 25, 2017
DTW361: Our Secret Power... DO THE WORK
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
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4 min
July 24, 2017
DTW360: You'll Never Know Before... DO THE WORK
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
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3 min
July 23, 2017
DTW359: It Has NEVER Been Easy... DO THE WORK
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
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5 min
July 22, 2017
DTW358: No Plan Survives the Fog of War... DO THE WORK
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
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5 min
July 21, 2017
V228: 6 Base Principles for Starting, Running, and Improving a Successful Business with Rob Avis and Javan Bernakevitch - Part 1
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
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80 min
July 21, 2017
DTW357: Having a Career of Careers... DO THE WORK
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
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10 min
July 20, 2017
DTW356: Pause and Think Before Starting... DO THE WORK
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
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4 min
July 19, 2017
FSFS106: No-Till Farming in Rural Arkansas with farmer Brandon Gordon of 5 Acre Farms - Farm Small, Farm Smart
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
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67 min
July 19, 2017
DTW355: The Current Email Problem... DO THE WORK
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
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7 min
July 18, 2017
DTW354: Don't Discount Luck... DO THE WORK
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
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8 min
July 17, 2017
DTW353: Create the Conditions for YES to Happen... DO THE WORK
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
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3 min
July 16, 2017
DTW352: Maybe It's Your Fault... DO THE WORK
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
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5 min
July 15, 2017
DTW351: Sometimes You Just Have to Give It a Shot... DO THE WORK
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
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4 min
July 14, 2017
REPLAY: Story Farm Marketing with Marty McDonald
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
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46 min
July 14, 2017
DTW350: THE BEST DECISION I EVER MADE... DO THE WORK
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
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16 min
July 13, 2017
DTW349: What if I was WE... DO THE WORK
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
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10 min
July 12, 2017
FSFS105: The Long Journey of Slowly Scaling a Farm on the Side with farmer Travis Schulert - Farm Small, Farm Smart
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
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80 min
July 12, 2017
DTW348: Start Where You Are... DO THE WORK
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
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4 min
July 11, 2017
DTW347: Real Clock, Fake Clock... DO THE WORK
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
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7 min
July 10, 2017
DTW346: Life - The Anti-Career... DO THE WORK
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
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8 min
July 9, 2017
DTW345: Breaking Through the Resistance... DO THE WORK
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
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6 min
July 8, 2017
DTW344: This Is What Life is About... DO THE WORK
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
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7 min
July 7, 2017
DTW343: Finish How You Start... DO THE WORK
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
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7 min
July 6, 2017
DTW342: Do It Right Once... DO THE WORK
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
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6 min
July 5, 2017
FSFSreplay: Killing Busy So You Can Live - A Productivity Episode - The Urban Farmer - Farm Small, Farm Smart
Learn more at permaculturevoices.com/theurbanfarmer Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support 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. Learn more at permaculturevoices.com/theurbanfarmer Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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69 min
July 5, 2017
DTW341: Do Good Where You Are... DO THE WORK
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
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7 min
July 4, 2017
DTW340: Without Context it Falls Apart Quickly... DO THE WORK
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
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8 min
July 3, 2017
DTW339: That Little Experience Really Helps... DO THE WORK
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
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5 min
July 2, 2017
DTW338: The Yes Monster Inside Us... DO THE WORK
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
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3 min
July 1, 2017
DTW337: Ruthlessly Dismembering The To Do List... DO THE WORK
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
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6 min
June 30, 2017
DTW336: Anything is Possible, Just Not Right Away... DO THE WORK
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
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5 min
June 29, 2017
DTW335: Resetting The Normal... DO THE WORK
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
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3 min
June 28, 2017
FSFSreplay: Starting a Farm and Living the Happy Farm Life with farmer Shannon Jones of Broadfork Farm - Farm Small, Farm Smart
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. Show Notes: www.permaculturevoices.com/43
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68 min
June 28, 2017
DTW334: Forced Uncomfort... DO THE WORK
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
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6 min
June 27, 2017
DTW333: Making Yes Come True... DO THE WORK
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
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5 min
June 26, 2017
DTW332: You Built It, Enjoy It... DO THE WORK
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
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5 min
June 25, 2017
DTW331: The Long and Short of Yes... DO THE WORK
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
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7 min
June 24, 2017
DTW330: The Bottom of the Iceberg... DO THE WORK
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
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8 min
June 23, 2017
REPLAY: Geoff Lawton Talks Permaculture - The Past, The Future, and The Land (V031)
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. Show Notes: www.permaculturevoices.com/31 Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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63 min
June 23, 2017
DTW329: Life Goes as We Thinkith... DO THE WORK
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
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5 min
June 22, 2017
DTW328: It's Here, Don't Miss It... DO THE WORK
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
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5 min
June 21, 2017
FSFS104: Bigger or Better - The Next Step for Market Gardening with farmer Jean-Martin Fortier - Farm Small, Farm Smart
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. Get JM's audiobook version of The Market Gardener at www.permaculturevoices.com/audiobook
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62 min
June 21, 2017
DTW327: Seeing The Good Life... DO THE WORK
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
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10 min
June 20, 2017
DTW326: Hitting the reset button?... DO THE WORK
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
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7 min
June 19, 2017
DTW325: Where does burnout begin?... DO THE WORK
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
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6 min
June 18, 2017
DTW324: Sometimes the NO's are YES's... DO THE WORK
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
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9 min
June 17, 2017
DTW323: Doing the Scary... DO THE WORK
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
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4 min
June 16, 2017
VOC227: Lessons Learned Successfully Failing with Oliver Goshey of The Abundant Edge
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. Listen to hundreds of more episodes in the archives at www.permaculturevoices.com/podcast Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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61 min
June 16, 2017
DTW322: Fail Forward... DO THE WORK
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
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8 min
June 15, 2017
DTW320: ALWAYS Too Good, Always Too Fast... DO THE WORK
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
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2 min
June 14, 2017
FSFS103: Inside the Organic Inspection Process with Organic Inspector Laura Murray - Farm Small, Farm Smart
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. This show is brought to you by CoolBot. Get a discount coupon for CoolBot at www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart Looking for more? There are over 100 episodes in the archive at www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart
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52 min
June 14, 2017
DTW320: Expanding the Idea of Net Worth... DO THE WORK
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
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7 min
June 13, 2017
DTW319: Bad Decisions Gone Right... DO THE WORK
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
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7 min
June 12, 2017
DTW318: Believing You Can't... DO THE WORK
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
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4 min
June 11, 2017
DTW317: Win the Day Early... DO THE WORK
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
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3 min
June 10, 2017
DTW316: Losing (but finding) Yourself in It... DO THE WORK
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
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7 min
June 9, 2017
REPLAY: Industrial Farmer to Regenerative Agirculture Icon, Will Harris III of White Oak Pastures (V028)
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 Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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68 min
June 9, 2017
DTW315: The Forced Fit Isn't a Fit... DO THE WORK
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
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6 min
June 8, 2017
DTW314: When Risk is the ONLY Option... DO THE WORK
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
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6 min
June 7, 2017
FSFS102: Is ORGANIC CERTIFICATION worth it with organic pioneer and farmer Scott Murray – Farm Small, Farm Smart
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. This show is brought to you by CoolBot.  Get a discount coupon for CoolBot at www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart Looking for more?  There are over 100 episodes in the archive at www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart
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78 min
June 7, 2017
DTW313: It's Never Too Late to End the Day Well... DO THE WORK
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
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4 min
June 6, 2017
DTW312: LIVE & DO NOW... DO THE WORK
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
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8 min
June 5, 2017
DTW311: Business and Relationships... DO THE WORK
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
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8 min
June 4, 2017
DTW310: Measuring What You CAN'T.. DO THE WORK
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
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6 min
June 3, 2017
DTW309: Then I Realize I Was "Somebody"... DO THE WORK
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
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6 min
June 2, 2017
V226: Tips and Thoughts for Buying an Anti-Fragile Property – The Anti-fragile Property Series with Rob Avis – Part 2
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 DOWNLOAD the show notes at www.permaculturevoices.com/podcast and CLICK on Episode 226 Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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75 min
June 2, 2017
DTW308: No One Remembers VANILLA... DO THE WORK
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
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4 min
June 1, 2017
DTW307: What uniform does a guerilla wear?... DO THE WORK
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
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5 min
May 31, 2017
FSFS101: How to Grow Microgreens Consistently All Year with farmer Chris Thoreau - Farm Small, Farm Smart
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. DOWNLOAD the show notes at www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart and CLICK on Episode 101 Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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55 min
May 31, 2017
DTW306: Be Careful What You Wish For... DO THE WORK
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
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5 min
May 30, 2017
DTW305: Say NO to more stuff... DO THE WORK
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
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5 min
May 29, 2017
DTW304: The Brokeness of Buying Success... DO THE WORK
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
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4 min
May 28, 2017
DTW303: Put Yourself On The Clock... DO THE WORK
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
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4 min
May 27, 2017
DTW302: What would your future self say and want?... DO THE WORK
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
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7 min
May 26, 2017
REPLAY: Renaturing the Landscape: Influenced by Sepp Holzer and Presented by Zach Weiss. Part 1 (b013)
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 Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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62 min
May 26, 2017
DTW301: Push VS Pull... DO THE WORK
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
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9 min
May 25, 2017
DTW300: Get to F***ing Work!... DO THE WORK
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
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12 min
May 24, 2017
FSFS100: The Future is Now – Celebrating 100 Episodes of The Urban Farmer & Farm Small, Farm Smart
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 Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support Thanks for listening!  
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82 min
May 24, 2017
DTW299: You Can Always Live Life On Your Own Terms*... DO THE WORK
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
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7 min
May 23, 2017
DTW298: Who's going to get me my walker?... DO THE WORK
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
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6 min
May 22, 2017
DTW297: Done Versus 100% Done... DO THE WORK
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
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4 min
May 21, 2017
DTW296: Why You Should Celebrate BEFORE You Start... DO THE WORK
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
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3 min
May 20, 2017
DTW295: Start When You DON'T Want to Start... DO THE WORK
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
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5 min
May 19, 2017
V225: Building a Profitable Permaculture Farm with Richard Perkins of Ridgedale Permaculture
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
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121 min
May 19, 2017
DTW294: Because... DO THE WORK
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
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9 min
May 18, 2017
DTW293: Little Work Now, Saves A LOT of Work Later... DO THE WORK
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
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4 min
May 17, 2017
FSFS99: Farming When the Game Changes - Balancing Being a New Parent and the Farm - The Urban Farmer with Curtis Stone
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.
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49 min
May 17, 2017
DTW292: Finally It Is DONE... DO THE WORK
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
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5 min
May 16, 2017
DTW291: Don't Fight the Minutia... DO THE WORK
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
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5 min
May 15, 2017
DTW290: Looking Back At The Scheduled Week That Was... DO THE WORK
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
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5 min
May 14, 2017
DTW289: Imagine and Do... DO THE WORK
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
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5 min
May 13, 2017
DTW288: Growing and Maintaining... DO THE WORK
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
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7 min
May 12, 2017
REPLAY: Two Fathers Talking Unschooling, Raising Kids, and Life with author Ben Hewitt (VOC165)
Learn more about this episode at permaculturevoices.com/cd10 Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support 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. Learn more about this episode at permaculturevoices.com/cd10 Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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100 min
May 12, 2017
DTW287: No Thanks... DO THE WORK
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
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5 min
May 11, 2017
DTW286: Scheduling it ALL Out... DO THE WORK
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
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6 min
May 10, 2017
FSFS98: Profitable Market Farming in The Middle of Nowhere with Blake Cothron of Peaceful Heritage Farm - Farm Small, Farm Smart
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. Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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78 min
May 10, 2017
DTW285: Improving Productivity with a New Schedule... DO THE WORK
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
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6 min
May 9, 2017
DTW284: FAILURE, No Way Around It... DO THE WORK
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
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10 min
May 8, 2017
DTW283: Trying and NEVER Losing... DO THE WORK - Day 283
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
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9 min
May 7, 2017
DTW282: Try 100 Things... DO THE WORK - Day 282
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
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9 min
May 6, 2017
DTW281: Dull vs EPIC SH*T... DO THE WORK - Day 281
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
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6 min
May 5, 2017
V224: Paul Wheaton on Hacking Kickstarter, PDCs, Haters, Failure, and Doing Epic S*** (V224)
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. Support Paul's Kickstarter at www.permaculturevoices.com/paul
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89 min
May 5, 2017
DTW280: Working From Home Is.... Challenging... DO THE WORK - Day 280
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
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8 min
May 4, 2017
DTW279: Life ALWAYS Gets in the Way... DO THE WORK - Day 279
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
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8 min
May 3, 2017
FSFS97: Growing a $100,000 Farm - Elliot Seldner of Fair Share Farm on No-Till, Farm Efficiency, and Balancing Life (FSFS97)
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. Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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89 min
May 3, 2017
DTW278: Momentum, Growth or Both?... DO THE WORK - Day 278
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
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8 min
May 2, 2017
DTW277: Just Do It Now... DO THE WORK - Day 277
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
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3 min
May 1, 2017
DTW276: Conditioned Possibility... DO THE WORK - Day 276
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
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11 min
April 30, 2017
REPLAY: From MMA to Farm Startup with the Stoic Farmer Scott Hebert
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... Read more at permaculturevoices.com/yourstory2 Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support Music: www.purple-planet.com
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97 min
April 30, 2017
DTW275: An Interstellar Conundrum... DO THE WORK - Day 275
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
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10 min
April 29, 2017
DTW274: The Upside of Freedom... DO THE WORK - Day 274
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
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7 min
April 28, 2017
DTW273: 4 Months of Self Employment in Hindsight... DO THE WORK - Day 273
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
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12 min
April 27, 2017
DTW272: Celebrate You... DO THE WORK - Day 272
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
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6 min
April 27, 2017
FSFS96: Do New Crops Pay? - The When, How, and Why of a New Crop with Chris Thoreau (FSFS96)
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. Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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56 min
April 26, 2017
DTW271: Putting Parts of Life on the Shelf (For Now)... DO THE WORK - Day 271
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
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8 min
April 25, 2017
DTW270: The Cost of an Extra 5 Minutes?... DO THE WORK - Day 270
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
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7 min
April 24, 2017
DTW269: Did you do something impossible?... DO THE WORK - Day 269
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
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5 min
April 23, 2017
DTW268: Be Present While Being Present.. DO THE WORK - Day 268
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
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6 min
April 22, 2017
REPLAY: Earth Day Special with the original Earth Day Organizer Denis Hayes (CD3)
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.  
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75 min
April 22, 2017
DTW267: EVERYDAY is the GREATEST DAY... DO THE WORK - Day 267
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
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10 min
April 21, 2017
DTW266: NOT SURE? - Give it two weeks... DO THE WORK - Day 266
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
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5 min
April 20, 2017
DTW265: It Will Cost You More in the Long Run... DO THE WORK - Day 265
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
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7 min
April 19, 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)
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. Stay tuned every Monday, for a new episode at www.permaculturevoices.com/grassfed Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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63 min
April 19, 2017
DTW264: Lingering Projects... DO THE WORK - Day 264
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
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4 min
April 18, 2017
DTW263: Killing Clutter... DO THE WORK - Day 263
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
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5 min
April 17, 2017
DTW262: What happens to that thing you're building, when you're gone?... DO THE WORK - Day 262
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
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11 min
April 16, 2017
DTW261: Great Men Are Rarely Great Parents?... DO THE WORK - Day 261
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
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15 min
April 15, 2017
DTW260: Challenging You To Do What You Don't Want to Do... DO THE WORK - Day 260
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
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6 min
April 14, 2017
DTW259: To Do, Just Do... DO THE WORK - Day 259
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
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7 min
April 13, 2017
DTW258: If It Starts Bad, It Doesn't Have to End Bad... DO THE WORK - Day 258
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
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5 min
April 12, 2017
FSFS94: Conquering Analysis Paralysis By Starting a Whole Farm at Once - The Urban Farmer with Curtis Stone (FSFS94)
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. Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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58 min
April 12, 2017
DTW257: Right Tool for the Job Makes All the Difference in the World... DO THE WORK - Day 257
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
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6 min
April 11, 2017
DTW256: So what did you fail at last week?... DO THE WORK - Day 256
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
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7 min
April 10, 2017
DTW255: Don't Waste It... DO THE WORK - Day 255
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
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5 min
April 9, 2017
DTW254: Try like a FIVE year old... DO THE WORK - Day 254
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
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5 min
April 8, 2017
DTW253: Are you open to growing?... DO THE WORK - Day 253
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
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7 min
April 7, 2017
DTW252: Making Choices to Move It From Bad to Great... DO THE WORK - Day 252
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
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14 min
April 6, 2017
DTW251: Do it FOR YOU... DO THE WORK - Day 251
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
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13 min
April 5, 2017
FSFS93: The Five Things That Made My Farm More Profitable and More Enjoyable with Farmer Conor Crickmore of Neversink Farm (FSFS93)
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. Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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75 min
April 5, 2017
DTW250: You Can't Do It Alone, BUT YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO DO IT ALONE... DO THE WORK - Day 250
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
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5 min
April 4, 2017
DTW249: You Can't Do It Alone... DO THE WORK - Day 249
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
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4 min
April 3, 2017
DTW248: Ask yourself - DID I FAIL THIS WEEK?... DO THE WORK - Day 248
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
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7 min
April 2, 2017
DTW247: My 3 Rules... DO THE WORK - Day 247
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
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7 min
April 1, 2017
DTW246: BIG CHANGE from Little Things Done Over a Long Time... DO THE WORK - Day 246
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
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7 min
March 31, 2017
V223: The Importance of Being a Father (V223)
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. Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/podcast Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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79 min
March 31, 2017
DTW245: The Importance of Being a Father - A Preview... DO THE WORK - Day 245
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
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2 min
March 30, 2017
DTW244: The 40% RULE... DO THE WORK - Day 244
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
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6 min
March 29, 2017
FSFS92: $350,000 on 1.5 Acres and Still Growing with Farmer Conor Crickmore of Neversink Farm (FSFS92)
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. Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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63 min
March 29, 2017
DTW243: That Thing You DON'T Want to Do, DO IT!... DO THE WORK - Day 243
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
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6 min
March 28, 2017
DTW242: When You're Stuck - Get Creative... DO THE WORK - Day 242
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
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4 min
March 27, 2017
DTW241: Overestimate and Underestimate What You Can Do... DO THE WORK - Day 241
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
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4 min
March 26, 2017
DTW240: Working Your Way Out of a Job... DO THE WORK - Day 240
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
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7 min
March 25, 2017
DTW239: Missing the Trees Through the Forest... DO THE WORK - Day 239
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
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8 min
March 24, 2017
DTW238: Focusing on Eating My Own Food, Rather Than Growing My Own Food... DO THE WORK - Day 238
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
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7 min
March 23, 2017
DTW237: Are you a KNOW-IT-ALL? I hope not... DO THE WORK - Day 237
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
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10 min
March 22, 2017
FSFS91: Growing More Crops and Making More Money in the Same Space with Interplanting - The Urban Farmer with Curtis Stone (FSFS91)
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. Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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61 min
March 22, 2017
DTW236: Forward Progress by Stopping... DO THE WORK - Day 236
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
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4 min
March 21, 2017
DTW235: Have Some Grace, Cause Everyone Is Dealing with Something... DO THE WORK - Day 235
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
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6 min
March 20, 2017
DTW234: The World Doesn't Give a S*** About What You Are Doing... DO THE WORK - Day 234
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
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6 min
March 19, 2017
V222: Owning Land As Insurance Against Disaster - The Antifragile Property Series with Rob Avis (V222)
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 Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/podcast Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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69 min
March 19, 2017
DTW233: Worry Is A Waste of Energy... DO THE WORK - Day 233
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
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8 min
March 18, 2017
DTW232: Life Goes'ith How You Think'ith... DO THE WORK - Day 232
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
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5 min
March 17, 2017
DTW231: Celebrate the Small... DO THE WORK - Day 231
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
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5 min
March 16, 2017
DTW230: Do Work Today Tomorrow Will Thank You For... DO THE WORK - Day 230
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
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6 min
March 15, 2017
FSFS90: Farming For A Change with Advocate Farmer Caiti Hachmyer of Red H Farm
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. Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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65 min
March 15, 2017
DTW229: The Hell of Parenting is What You Make It... DO THE WORK - Day 229
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
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5 min
March 14, 2017
DTW228: Ask Good Questions... DO THE WORK - Day 228
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
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8 min
March 13, 2017
DTW227: Stop Stalling and Get F***ing Creative... DO THE WORK - Day 227
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
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9 min
March 12, 2017
DTW226: Choose POSITIVE or Choose NEGATIVE... DO THE WORK - Day 226
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
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7 min
March 11, 2017
DTW225: Know How to Play the Game... DO THE WORK - Day 225
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
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8 min
March 10, 2017
DTW224: Work Around Life vs Life Around Work... DO THE WORK - Day 224
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
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8 min
March 9, 2017
DTW223: Tracking Your Way to Better... DO THE WORK - Day 223
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
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8 min
March 8, 2017
FSFS89: 10 Base Principles For Successfully Growing High Quality Microgreens with Farmer Chris Thoreau
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
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71 min
March 8, 2017
DTW222: Face to Face Business... DO THE WORK - Day 222
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
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7 min
March 7, 2017
DTW221: The Danger of Unrealistic Expectations... DO THE WORK - Day 221
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
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6 min
March 6, 2017
DTW220: The Hardest Job on the Planet... DO THE WORK - Day 220
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   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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7 min
March 5, 2017
DTW219: The Perfection of Life is Hidden in the Chaos... DO THE WORK - Day 219
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   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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7 min
March 4, 2017
DTW218: Remember why you did it in the first place... DO THE WORK - Day 218
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   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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6 min
March 3, 2017
DTW217: Are you prepared IN CASE IT ACTUALLY GOES RIGHT?... DO THE WORK - Day 217
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.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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3 min
March 2, 2017
DTW216: DIG DEEP!... DO THE WORK - Day 216
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.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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6 min
March 1, 2017
FSFS88: Growing Vegetables and Growing Yourself with farmer Chris Gilbert
"Farming is as much about growing yourself as it is about growing vegetables." One of the big lessons shared in this episode with farmer Chris Gilbert from Bettendorf, Iowa. Welcome to world of Farming Small and Farming Smart. Today I'm going to be talking to another small scale farming making a go of it as we go to Bettendorf, Iowa to talk to farmer Chris Gilbert of Gilbert's Grapes Farm. Chris's is one that many of share - going from hobby gardener to production farmer. It's a journey that's had its up and it's downs. As Chris describes it: “When I first started gardening, it was to supplement the lack of income my family had. It also had been something I had never tried before. I simply started gardening for myself and my family, but ended up producing much more than our family could use from a small 4 X 20 ft. garden. A lot of cards fell into place in the fall of 2013 and we were able to buy our first home that had an acre of land just outside the hustle and bustle of the city. I had thought of starting a small roadside stand, or selling in the parking lot of several locally owned businesses in the past, but decided I would try to get into a large farmer's market in the area. Expectations - I had none. I had blind passion. I really wanted to do something on my own and had started several other business ventures such as graphic design, a t-shirt company, and being a musician. I came into farming naively and childishly almost, and I think that is important. It seems idealism gets rooted in our thoughts and goals, and sometimes ideal goals may not be realistic goals. I think goals are important, but I think it is important not to beat yourself up if you find some challenges along the way and are not able to reach your goal. Every year is a new learning experience and provides new inspiration and knowledge of how to refine your farm and farming plans the next year.” Chris may have stated out naive, but he's no longer naive learning from the school of hard knocks. He's grown the farm over the last few years taking it form a small plot to now farming 1/4 of an acre. And he's grown as a person having to manage the farm while being a father to a growing family and dealing with the challenges that come with it. It has been a journey where Chris has grown, just as much as some of his vegetables. Here it is the story of farmer Chris Gilbert. Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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55 min
March 1, 2017
DTW215: Doing Stuff I Wouldn't Normally Do... DO THE WORK - Day 215
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.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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6 min
February 28, 2017
DTW214: The Savings Accounts You Might Not Know You Had... DO THE WORK - Day 214
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.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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10 min
February 27, 2017
DTW213: INHALE THE HATE... DO THE WORK - Day 213
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.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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12 min
February 26, 2017
DTW212: Growing All of My Own Food and Wasting Money Doing It... DO THE WORK - Day 212
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.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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8 min
February 25, 2017
DTW211: Overcoming The Urge to Do Nothing... DO THE WORK - Day 211
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.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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4 min
February 24, 2017
DTW210: The Someday Maybe List... DO THE WORK - Day 210
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.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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5 min
February 23, 2017
DTW209: Is Doing Poorly Better Than Not Doing At All?... DO THE WORK - Day 209
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.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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9 min
February 22, 2017
FSFS87: Growing What Chefs Want with farmer Taylor Rogers of In Season Omaha
Welcome to world of Farming Small and Farming Smart. Today I'm talking to another small scale farming making a go of it, as we go to Omaha, Nebraska to take a look at how farmer Taylor Rogers started his farm. It's an interesting story that takes Taylor from working behind the scenes in a restaurant kitchen to starting up a farm with no experience in a 3rd story apartment.  Being on the third floor dealing with all of the steps made for tough go of it initially, but Taylor persisted. In hindsight he didn't start out farming in the perfect conditions or with the perfect setup, but the key was that he started and he never looked back.   He back his enterprise in that 3rd story apartment by producing 6 trays of microgreens a week, then leveraging that production and the learnings that came with it to gradually scale up to doing 150 trays of microgreens a week. He currently grows of 20 different crops, and it's that variety that has been one of the keys to his success.  In this episode he'll also talk about some of the other things that have made him successful such as growing what chefs want, how they want it, and bringing it when you say you’re going to bring it. All keys to his current success and keys he learned before he even got into farming when he saw these problems first hand working behind the scenes in the kitchen.  Taylor's going to share a lot of information and insight in this one about working with chefs. Today it's all about growing what chefs want with Taylor Rogers of In Season Omaha. Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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65 min
February 22, 2017
DTW208: The Other Side of Perspective... DO THE WORK - Day 208
  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.   This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support  
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5 min
February 21, 2017
DTW207: The Key to Starting is Starting... DO THE WORK - Day 207
  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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support  
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7 min
February 20, 2017
DTW206: The Tragedy of Modern Parenthood... DO THE WORK - Day 206
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.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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9 min
February 19, 2017
DTW205: Addition by Subtraction... DO THE WORK - Day 205
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.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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6 min
February 18, 2017
DTW204: We All Have 24 Hours Each Day... DO THE WORK - Day 204
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.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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5 min
February 17, 2017
DTW203: Calm Is Contagious... DO THE WORK - Day 203
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.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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2 min
February 16, 2017
DTW202: Somewhere along the way, this got REALLY easy... DO THE WORK - Day 202
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.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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7 min
February 15, 2017
FSFS86: Considerations and Constraints with Hiring Farm Employees - The Urban Farmer with Curtis Stone (FSFS86)
Today is another episode where Curtis and I will be widening the scope, stepping back and zooming out from the tools and techniques and his 1/3 of an acre farm, to take a look at some of the macro issues surrounding agriculture. The focus today is on employees. Curtis will take about his thoughts on hiring employees, and what he looks for in employees. We'll also get into some of the complications that having employees bring to a business owner and what other options other than hiring someone are available. One of the options that we will look at is having fiefdoms or element partners on your land base. An idea that sounds great in theory, but one that has some downsides in reality... Today it's all about getting more done on the farm, by bringing in more people to do the work; it's all about employees...in this episode of The Urban Farmer. Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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61 min
February 15, 2017
DTW201: The Endless Chase for Perfection... DO THE WORK - Day 201
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.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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8 min
February 14, 2017
DTW200: The Strong, but Thin Resistance... DO THE WORK - Day 200
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.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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7 min
February 13, 2017
DTW199: Slow and Thorough vs Fast and Half Ass... DO THE WORK - Day 199
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.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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6 min
February 12, 2017
DTW198: 8 Lessons Learned from Creating 10 YouTube Videos in 10 Days ... DO THE WORK - Day 198
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.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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19 min
February 11, 2017
DTW197: Crazy S*** Trump Does and Why it DOESN'T MATTER... DO THE WORK - Day 197
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.   This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.   A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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9 min
February 10, 2017
DTW196: Some days be like.. meh... DO THE WORK - Day 196
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.   This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.   A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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5 min
February 9, 2017
DTW195: Brain Dump - Clearing My Head... DO THE WORK - Day 195
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.   This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.   A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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5 min
February 8, 2017
FSFS85: Why Microgreen Grower Chris Thoreau Set Up A Co-Operative Business Structure for his Micro Urban Farm
When you start your farm business, one think that you need to think about is your business structure. Sole proprietorships and LLCs are common ways to go, but there are also other options, like co-operatives... That's how farmer Chris Thoreau of Food Pedalers structure his business, and that's the subject of today's show... Today I'm going up to Vancouver to talk to microgreen farmer Chris Thoreau about a topic that you don't hear discussed a lot in small scale farming circles - how he organized his business.. Chris initially started his business as a sole proprietor, but as he began to grow, both in the size of the business and the amount of people working in the business, he realized he needed to change that. After looking at all of the options, Chris decided that he wanted to do something different, something that went more against the status quo, and something that was equitable for everyone involved - so Chris organized his business as a co-operative. It's an interesting business structure and it's one that most people wouldn't think of when organizing their business. If your business is growing, or if you are thinking about expanding your team, then a coop structure might make sense for you... Today Chris will talk about why he chose that structure, the advantages and disadvantages of it, and what it takes to have a successful member-owner business. Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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56 min
February 8, 2017
DTW194: Focusing on Little Details THAT DON'T MATTER... DO THE WORK - Day 194
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.   This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.   A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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7 min
February 7, 2017
DTW193: Beware of THE SHORTCUT... DO THE WORK - Day 193
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.   This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.   A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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5 min
February 6, 2017
DTW192: Productivity and The Dangerous Cocktail... DO THE WORK - Day 192
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.   This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.   A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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8 min
February 5, 2017
DTW191: What EXACTLY is a Permaculture Business? Because I don't know... DO THE WORK - Day 191
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.   This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.   A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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7 min
February 4, 2017
DTW190: Riding the Wave of Enthusiasm... DO THE WORK - Day 190
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.   This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.   A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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7 min
February 3, 2017
Dr. Ross Mars on Practical and Realistic Processing of Homescale Greywater and Blackwater (V152)
Today I am talking with Dr. Ross Mars, author of The Permaculture Transition Manual. A book that covers a wide variety of practical topics including: permaculture design principles, soil building, nutrient-dense food growing, and greywater systems. In the book Ross also dispels a number of well accepted permaculture myths, such as comfrey being a dynamic accumulator.  I think we have all hear that one before, plant comfrey because its roots mine and accumulate nutrients deep within the soil.  A great concept, unfortunately one that's just not true.  As Ross found there's no scientific evidence to back that claim up. It's this scientific approach to permaculture that makes Ross's approach unique. In his book and in this interview he talks about what's worked for him and what's scientifically plausible. Today Ross and I will use that practical and realistic lens to take a look at home scale rainwater harvesting and waste treatment.   Ross will use his 20 years of industry experience to talk about the insanity of bathtub reed beds, and the need slow water down as it moves through the system. It's all about home scale greywater and blackwater with Dr. Ross Mars. Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/152 Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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54 min
February 3, 2017
DTW189: Losing Arguments with Reality... DO THE WORK - Day 189
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.   This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.   A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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6 min
February 2, 2017
DTW188: Purposefully Doing What's Uncomfortable - The YouTube Journey Begins... DO THE WORK - Day 188
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.   This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.   A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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7 min
February 1, 2017
FSFS84: How Farmer Ray Tyler Tripled His Sales by Farming LESS Land and Focusing on Base Principles
This week I'll pick up where last week left off with market gardener Ray Tyler of Rosecreek Farms. While last week's episode was more inspiration, this week’s more of the perspiration side of things as Ray talks about some of his production methods and big changes that he made turn go from grossing $35,000 in 2015 to $120,000 in 2016 on less land. Ray's going to go talk about some of the big changes that made that huge increase in gross sales possible. He'll also get into how he controls weeds on the farm, and how he established a market for his product early on given that he only lives in a town of 2000 people. Today it's all about production and sales, with Ray Tyler of Rosecreek Farms in Selmer, TN. Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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72 min
February 1, 2017
DTW187: Fun, Hell, Zen - The Phases of Getting Hard Done... DO THE WORK - Day 187
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.   This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.   A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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5 min
January 31, 2017
DTW186: Worlds Colliding When the Answer is NO... DO THE WORK - Day 186
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.   This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.   A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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6 min
January 30, 2017
DTW185: If you don't use the product, should you work there?... DO THE WORK - Day 185
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.   This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.   A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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4 min
January 29, 2017
DTW184: Two Days, Two Dramatically Different Results... DO THE WORK - Day 184
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.   This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.   A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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8 min
January 28, 2017
DTW183: When People Expected You to Screw Them, Don't... DO THE WORK - Day 183
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.   This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.   A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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7 min
January 27, 2017
DTW182: 2 is 1, 1 is None... DO THE WORK - Day 182
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.   This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.   A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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5 min
January 26, 2017
DTW181: Always, always, always STAY AHEAD... DO THE WORK - Day 181
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.   This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.   A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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3 min
January 25, 2017
FSFS83: Farming Against All Odds with Ray Tyler of Rosecreek Farms
Farming Against All Odds with Ray Tyler of Rosecreek Farms From laid off and in debt to grossing $120,000 on one acre. Today's show goes beyond Curtis and the urban farm, as we take a look at another small scale vegetable producer and their farm. We all know that running a business is hard. We all know that running a farm business is hard. But think everyone knows how hard it actually is.  How much it can push you to the limits and test your to your core?   It's during those tests, when the world seems darkest, that most entrepreneurs throw in the towel.  The pressure, the stress, the money, it's all too much. Nonetheless more and more people flock to farming without any experience, not totally knowing what they are getting themselves into.. One of those people was Ray Tyler... Ray started out like a lot of people who get into farming, he was inspired by to get into farming by Joel Salatin's You Can farm... He started raising livestock, and then life got real... Imagine yourself as a new farmer running a full time livestock operation raising 50 pigs and a few thousand chickens a year.   And then imagine running a two acre market garden on top of that... And along the way the, your 5 year old daughter gets caner... It was a moment that put Ray's farm and life on the ropes... it's the story of Ray Tyler or Rosecreek Farms... Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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77 min
January 25, 2017
DTW180: Going True No-Till... DO THE WORK - Day 180
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.   This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.   A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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7 min
January 24, 2017
DTW179: Two Big Lessons from the Homestead... DO THE WORK - Day 179
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.   This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.   A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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10 min
January 23, 2017
DTW178: Is technology making us stupid?... DO THE WORK - Day 178
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.   This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.   A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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6 min
January 22, 2017
DTW177: The Danger of Comparing Yourself to Snapshots... DO THE WORK - Day 177
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.   This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.   A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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7 min
January 21, 2017
DTW176: The Grime is Slowly Coming Off to Reveal Life... DO THE WORK - Day 176
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.   This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.   A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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10 min
January 20, 2017
V151: Permaculture - Another Tool in The Toolbox - Where Engineering Meets Permaculture with Rob Avis
Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/151 There had always been that group of design-centric permaculturalists focused on the process, not the techniques. The Toby Hemenways and Larry Santoyos of the world, the Darren Dohertys and the Ben Falks, The Richard Perkins, and my guest today, Rob Avis. They are all just a small sample of a larger subset that's focused on permaculture a design process, and only a design process. To them it's just another tool in the toolbox. A tool that you have at your disposal that when needed and applied correctly, can make your job easier. It's through the readings and conversations with these people that I have re-embraced permaculture for what it was a intended to be, and how I initially came about it. And a big key in that return to permaculture as a tool, were the conversations that I had with Rob Avis of Verge Permaculture. Like me Rob comes from an engineering background, and he came to permaculture after having been an engineer. For him, permaculture gave him another tool to use and way to re-purpose his engineering career. Permaculture gave him a way to richen and deepen his design work and engineering versus diluting it. And it was in one of our conversations where he said something that stopped me in my tracks, and changed my paradigm on the spot. He said, "Diego, it doesn't matter what anyone is saying or doing with permaculture, no matter how irrelevant it may seem. Permaculture is simply another tool in the toolbox, and if it makes my job easier, then I will use it. Like a hammer, it doesn't matter what people are saying or claiming about a hammer, when you need to drive a nail you use a hammer, and when you, I don't pay attention." It was that simple idea of permaculture being a tool, regardless of what claims people make, it's still a tool, that really reset my perspective on permaculture. Suddenly all the bogus claims didn't matter, and I had something in my back pocket that made things easier, it was Permaculture - Another Tool in The Toolbox. Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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78 min
January 20, 2017
DTW175: A Peaceful Way of Life... DO THE WORK - Day 175
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.   This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.   A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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4 min
January 19, 2017
DTW174: A Lesson from a 3 Year Old - Random Acts of Kindness... DO THE WORK - Day 174
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.   This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.   A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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4 min
January 18, 2017
FSFS82: Interns - The Good and The Bad - The Urban Farmer with Curtis Stone
Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support Valuable and necessary to the success of hte changing landscape of agriculture... or an abused form of cheap labor that helps some farms appear more profitable than they really are... That's what we are talking about today on The Urban Farmer with Curtis Stone With the 2017 season underway, we'll be widening the scope.  Not only going beyond Curtis and the urban farmer, but also beyond the urban farm. This year Curtis and I will take a step back zooming out from the tools and techniques and his one third of an acre farm, to take a look at some of the macro issues surrounding agriculture. Each of our episodes will look at a difference topic that all are touched by the common thread of how do we scale this movement, and what does that look like in the future. It's a year of farming small and farming smart, but thinking big. Today, we are going to start out by taking a look at interns and farms.  What's good, what's bad, and what could be improved upon. It's an issue that's really relevant and timely, because it's one that Curtis is dealing with right now, doing something that I never, ever, thought he would do, get an intern. Let's find out why, in this episode of The Urban Farmer... Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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60 min
January 18, 2017
DTW173: A Lesson from Rockstar Neil Young - F*ck'em... DO THE WORK - Day 173
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.   This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.   A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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7 min
January 17, 2017
DTW172: The Pomodoro Technique... DO THE WORK - Day 172
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.   This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.   A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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4 min
January 16, 2017
DTW171: The Stats Don't Actually Matter... DO THE WORK - Day 171
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.   This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.   A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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8 min
January 15, 2017
DTW170: 4AM to 8PM, The Disaster That Was Friday Planned on Paper... DO THE WORK - Day 170
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.   This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.   A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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5 min
January 14, 2017
DTW169: Communal Knowledge Alchemy - Creating Change from Nothing... DO THE WORK - Day 169
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.   This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.   A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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6 min
January 13, 2017
DTW168: The 15 Minute Micro Break to Keep My Sanity... DO THE WORK - Day 168
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.     This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.     A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.     Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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6 min
January 12, 2017
DTW167: Greatest Day Ever? Maybe... DO THE WORK - Day 167
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.     This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.     A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.     Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support  
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6 min
January 11, 2017
FSFS81: From the Suburbs and Skateboards to The Country and a Broadfork - The Journey of Jean-Martin Fortier
Today I will be talking with someone who likely inspired many of you to get into farming, to consider farming, or to farm better, not bigger. I'll be talking to market gardener, Jean-Martin Fortier.   We'll start out talking about his days before he farmed and how he figured out exactly who Jean-Martin Fortier was and what he was about.  And we'll end up in the fields talking about something that still gets JM excited today, the soil... Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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51 min
January 11, 2017
DTW166: Buried in Loose Threads... DO THE WORK - Day 166
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.     This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.     A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.     Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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6 min
January 10, 2017
DTW165: If It Adds to the Story It's a YES... DO THE WORK - Day 165
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.     This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.     A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.     Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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5 min
January 9, 2017
DTW164: A Call For Support... DO THE WORK - Day 164
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.     This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.     A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.     Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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6 min
January 8, 2017
V150: Massive Influence - A Tribute To Toby Hemenway (V150)
A compilation of stories from peers, friends, and students paying tribute to Toby Hemenway who passed away on December 20, 2016. Learn more about Toby at www.permaculturevoices.com/150 Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support Background Music: Voyage by LEMMiNO https://soundcloud.com/lemmino Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... Moon by LEMMiNO https://soundcloud.com/lemmino Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... Music by BENSOUND http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-... Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... Last Light by Gregory Klein https://500px.com/GregoryKlein Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... . Dreams by Joakim Karud https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... Music provided by Audio Library https://youtu.be/VF9_dCo6JT4 Grass - Silent Partner https://youtu.be/VlohuOGWzG8 Days Are Long by Silent Partner https://youtu.be/dMWPj0wu1Dw Parallel & Last Dawn - Ross Bugden  https://youtu.be/wWjgsepyE8I   https://youtu.be/je9bnuIqVVc Kygo feat. Conrad Firestone Instrumental https://youtu.be/rGIAQm-ixAQ Get Back Up - Silent Partner https://youtu.be/pMdlF4rbf6Y
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43 min
January 8, 2017
DTW163: 3 Lessons From This Week to Push Your Limits... DO THE WORK - Day 163
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.     This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.     A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.     Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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10 min
January 7, 2017
V149: The Untold Story of Gaia's Garden (V149)
Ben Watson, a senior editor at Chelsea Green, joins me to talk about his work with Toby Hemenway on the first edition of Gaia's Garden back in 2000 and how much of an influence that book had on the permaculture movement and the future of books in this space. Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/149 Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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36 min
January 7, 2017
DTW162: Starting with Very Small Incremental Progress to Make Very Large Long Term Progress... DO THE WORK - Day 162
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.     This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.     A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.     Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support  
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7 min
January 6, 2017
V148: Liberation Permaculture by Toby Hemenway (V148)
Liberation Permaculture by Toby Hemenway. This episode is the rebroadcast of Toby talk from PV2 in March 2015. Permaculture offers more than a path to a sustainable and just food system. It can move entire segments of our society off the radar screens of state oppressors and help return equality, abundance, and justice to people while restoring healthy ecosystems. This talk will tell you how. Here's a hint on how that's possible. If you can't measure it, you can't tax it. Enjoy it, I hope it gets you thinking. Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/148 Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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70 min
January 6, 2017
DTW161: Measuring Balance... DO THE WORK - Day 161
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.     This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.     A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.     Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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7 min
January 5, 2017
V147: Liberation Permaculture - The Prequel - An Interview with Toby Hemenway (V147)
Today, let's take a look at permaculture.  Let's go beyond the land, and beyond food to take a look at a concept that Toby is calling liberation permaculture. "Permaculture offers more than a path to a sustainable and just food system. It can move entire segments of our society off the radar screens of state oppressors and help return equality, abundance, and justice to people while restoring healthy ecosystems. This talk, being premiered at Permaculture Voices, will tell you how. If you’ve appreciated Toby’s series on permaculture and civilization, you’ll want to see this significant new chapter." Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/147 Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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56 min
January 5, 2017
DTW160: It's All About Perspective... DO THE WORK - Day 160
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.     This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.     A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.     Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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5 min
January 4, 2017
V146: Backing Away from the Energy Cliff: A Permaculturist's Guide to Thinking About Energy (V146)
Backing Away from the Energy Cliff: A Permaculturist's Guide to Thinking About Energy.    Fossil fuels are the underpinning of our civilization, and our desperate attempts to keep cheap oil flowing runs the risk of collapsing ecosystems and cultures. This lecture uses a permacultural approach to evaluate energy sources and to design possible energy futures.    Presented by Toby Hemenway at PV1 in March 2014.   Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/146   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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65 min
January 4, 2017
DTW159: There's Never Enough Time, Except There's Always Enough Time... DO THE WORK - Day 159
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.     This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.     A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.     Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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6 min
January 3, 2017
V145: A Look at Agriculture, Horticulture, Permaculture: Why Agriculture Can Never Be Sustainable, and a Permacultural Solution with Toby Hemenway (V145)
Ten thousand years of agriculture has devastated every ecosystem it has come in contact with. Horticultural societies point toward a solution, and permaculture can help us design a way to overcome agriculture's deficiencies, preserve many of the best features of our culture, and create a horticultural society that has a good chance of proving sustainable. This lecture shows how we got into this mess, and offers a route out of it. Presented live at PV1 in March 2014. Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/145   Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support  
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79 min
January 3, 2017
DTW158: It's Always Darkest in the Eye of the Shiticane... DO THE WORK - Day 158
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.     This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.     A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.     Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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6 min
January 2, 2017
V144: Arrive at a Solution, Don’t Impose a Solution – Permaculture and Life with Toby Hemenway (V144)
Toby Hemenway joins me to talk permaculture - how permaculture has changed and how we can work more permaculture into our lives. Key Takeaways: It really benefits anyone in almost any field to be able to think in whole systems. Someone who embraces permaculture can do a lot more than teach and design property. Apply permaculture techniques and principles to what you do. Find good mentors. Many people want to help others. You just have to ask. Some standard economic training is good. You can get a great toolkit and then apply it however you want. Standard training is a tool, a means to an end if you goal is ecological design. Catch kids while thinking in whole systems. Before they are trained out of it into compartmentalized thinking. Starting with soil fertility and building organic matter is a good idea. It is almost a universal panacea along with being careful with water. Move to the highest generalization. For example, do you want to open a store, or do you want to make a living providing good products for your community. Find the things in life that you are really good at and do those things. It gives you good feedback and then you start building confidence and making forward progress. Want to transition careers? Find ways to make it less scary - lower expenses. Show Notes: www.permaculturevoices.com/144 Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support.
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67 min
January 2, 2017
DTW157: Sprinting into 2017 and Running Right into a Brick Wall... DO THE WORK - Day 157
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.     This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.     A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.     Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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10 min
January 1, 2017
V143: How Permaculture Can Save Humanity and the Earth, but Not Civilization presented by Toby Hemenway (V143)
Today's episode is the first episode in a week long series dedicated to the late Toby Hemenway.   It's the first presentation in a series of episodes which Toby called his civilization series.   It's titled How Permaculture Can Save Humanity and the Earth, but Not Civilization.   Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/143   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support.
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61 min
January 1, 2017
DTW156: Starting out 2017 with a tribute to Toby Hemenway... DO THE WORK - Day 156
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.     This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.     A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.     Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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6 min
December 31, 2016
DTW155: Choose to Be a Great (not good) Dad - 2016 Lessons... DO THE WORK - Day 155
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.     This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.     A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.     Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support  
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12 min
December 30, 2016
V: 10 Big Lessons to Change Your Life in 2017 and Beyond with Javan Bernakevitch
2016 has been an interesting year for me.   It's been one of transition and growth and change. It's been a year that's ended a long career in one world and kick started a new career going out on my own. It's been a year of loss losing pioneers like Toby Hemenway, Gene Logsdon, and Bill Mollison;  and it's been a year of addition as a beautiful daughter entered my life. I have a grown a lot and changed a lot as a person.  And honestly I feel like I am more me than I have ever been. It's a me that's been found through a lot of self-reflection, writing, literally hundreds of podcasts, and conversations with people like Javan. Along the way I have learned a lot. 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.   As 2016 comes to an end, take what you can from this episode, to align what you do in life more with who you are. Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/javan Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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74 min
December 30, 2016
DTW154: If it doesn't add to quality of life, why do it? - 2016 Lessons... DO THE WORK - Day 154
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.     This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.     A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.     Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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11 min
December 29, 2016
AVPM: I'm wondering if you have any information about inoculating trees to grow truffles? - Ask Voices with Peter McCoy of Radical Mycology
Mycologist and author Peter McCoy of RadicalMycology.com takes on the question - I'm wondering if you have any information about inoculating trees to grow truffles. I have read that hazelnuts are sometimes used in truffle production and, while there are nurseries that sell (large quantities of) inoculated trees, I can't find any information about doing it yourself. It seems like the method is to introduce some kind of inoculum into sterilised seeding media just prior to germination, but what is the inoculum? Ground up truffles? Can you grow out the inoculum prior to introducing it to the soil to expand your supply? To learn more about Peter and see all of the ASK Peter episodes visit permaculturevoices.com/peter.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support.
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6 min
December 29, 2016
DTW153: Lean Into Fear - ALWAYS Lean Into the Fear - 2016 Lessons ... DO THE WORK - Day 153
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.     This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.     A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.     Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support
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17 min
December 28, 2016
V142: Managing Success and Growth Doing The Work You Were Destined to Do with Justin Rhodes (V142)
In terms of journeys, today I am going to highlight an epic one.   It's the story of Justin Rhodes. Justin who has gone from someone one government assistance and in debt to someone who is self-made, out of debt, and now making a living through his various online businesses.   A remarkable feet in an of itself.  And even more remarkable given how quickly it has played out. It's a truly inspirational story that started from this show. Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/133 Support the show at www. permaculturevoices.com/support
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51 min
December 28, 2016
DTW152: The Importance of Balance - 2016 Lessons... DO THE WORK - Day 152
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.     This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.     A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.     Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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14 min
December 27, 2016
AVPM: Innoculating the bedding in the chicken brooder? - Ask Voices with Peter McCoy of Radical Mycology
Mycologist and author Peter McCoy of RadicalMycology.com takes on the question - The question is whether or not mushrooms could be used in a brooder to help break down the wood based bedding, manure and spilled feed and maybe get a mushroom harvest. My brooder, along with others across the country are basically going to sit idle over the winter. Come late winter I go in there with some tools and clear it out. It is my least favorite day of the entire year. I'd be interested in inoculating the bedding with a mushroom and seeing what could be done. Any reduction in the amount of bedding would be a gain. If I could get some mushrooms out of it, all the better.  My thoughts were to cultivate something over the winter while the brooder is inactive and then clean it out before my first batch of broilers begins late February. Not sure if that would be a long enough time frame for mushrooms. To learn more about Peter and see all of the ASK Peter episodes visit permaculturevoices.com/peter.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support.
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7 min
December 27, 2016
DTW151: Don't Be Afraid to Try New Things Like Writing - 2016 Lessons... DO THE WORK - Day 151
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.     This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.     A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.     Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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14 min
December 26, 2016
DTW150: Merry Christmas, No Work Tomorrow... DO THE WORK - Day 150
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.     This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.     A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.     Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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5 min
December 25, 2016
DTW149: Merry Christmas and Thanks... DO THE WORK - Day 149
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.     This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.     A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.     Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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2 min
December 24, 2016
AVPM: Inoculating wood chips to break them down faster, is it worth it? - Ask Voices with Peter McCoy of Radical Mycology
Mycologist and author Peter McCoy of RadicalMycology.com takes on the question - I have an abundance of woodchips.  Any thoughts on inoculating the pile to "rapidly" break down the pile of chips into compost, or is it not worth the effort and just let nature do the work? To learn more about Peter and see all of the ASK Peter episodes visit permaculturevoices.com/peter. Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support.
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6 min
December 24, 2016
DTW148: Getting Just a Little More Done and Apply the Arnold Factor... DO THE WORK - Day 148
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.     This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.     A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.     Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support  
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4 min
December 23, 2016
MICRO: The Niche Farm - Experiences Selling to A Diversity of Market Streams Without a Diversity of Crops - Episode 4
For notes related to this episode visit permaculturevoices.com/growmicrogreens. When you think about what your selling, don't forget that what you are selling isn't just what's in the cooler behind your booth. You're selling yourself, your story, and the role that you play in a bigger movement; all intangible assets that can allow you to succeed without having a diversity of products. But if you want to grow, and you don’t have more products to sell to customers, then you need to find more customers, and that likely means diversifying beyond the farmers market. That’s the subject of today's show where farmers market is one of the market streams that we dig into as Chris talks about his experiences selling to a diversity of market streams without a diversity of crops. For notes related to this episode visit permaculturevoices.com/growmicrogreens.
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55 min
December 23, 2016
DTW147: When Giant Redwoods Fall... DO THE WORK - Day 147
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.     This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.     A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.     Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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11 min
December 22, 2016
DTW146: No money is sometimes greater than some money... DO THE WORK - Day 146
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.     This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.     A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.     Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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9 min
December 21, 2016
TUF35: Increasing Revenue, Dropping Crops, and Growing 14,500lbs of Vegetables on One Third of an Acre - A Year End Review – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 35
Learn more at permaculturevoices.com/theurbanfarmer Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support About one year ago Season 1, Episode 37 aired. It was us taking a look back at Curtis production for the 2015 season. Today we will do something similar for 2016, because a lot has changed. Let's start by rewinding the clock and go back that previous episode from December 2015... "We are officially out of the main season and for the most part, Curtis is now done producing crops off of his farm. In this episode we will take a look at what Curtis produced on the farm in 2016, and how much of it he produced. And as a hint, he produced a lot. All in Curtis produced about 17,500lbs of product off of his farm this year. That's a lot of food coming from a small space. Remember Curtis is only farming off of 15,000 sq.ft. which is spread out over 5 plots. And this year he made the most of it producing over 17,000lbs of produce on those 5 plots. And we aren't talking corn and potatoes here. For the most part many of the crops which he produced really aren't that heavy, he simply produced a lot of product. 3000lbs of tomatoes, 2500lb. of radishes, 2500lb. of spring mix, 2000lbs of turnips. Big numbers for a small farm." That was then. Now let's go to present day of December 2016. And while a year ago the production season was over, this year, it's not. We are still in production season, because Curtis's farm now produces year round, with sales every week of the year. That's just one of the many changes that took place at Green City Acres this year. As we look back at 2016, it was a year where Curtis farmed less land than 2015, cut back on certain crops, and added others. Part of those changes came as a result of changes in his market streams as he cut back on restaurant sales, eliminated the farmers market, and started selling a lot more to local grocers. Big changes, that have had a big effect on what he's growing and how much he's producing... Let's jump into it and take a look at Curtis 2016 farm production... what was produced, what wasn't, and why it changed. Learn more at permaculturevoices.com/theurbanfarmer Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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65 min
December 21, 2016
DTW145: Toby's Passing and The Passing of Time - Our Most Precious Resource... Don't Waste It ... DO THE WORK - Day 145
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.     This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success.     A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.     Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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53 min
December 19, 2016
TOBY HEMENWAY CANCER UPDATE & FUNDRAISER... DO THE WORK - Day 144
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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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4 min
December 19, 2016
DTW143: Be Careful Who Raises Your Kids, Advice from Mother May... DO THE WORK - Day 143
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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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3 min
December 19, 2016
DTW142: Removing the Golden Handcuffs - Drew Sample Interviews Me... DO THE WORK - Day 142
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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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69 min
December 17, 2016
AVPM: Raised beds with multiple strains co-habitating, is it possible? - Ask Voices with Peter McCoy of Radical Mycology
Mycologist and author Peter McCoy of RadicalMycology.com takes on the question - Is it possible to have a raised "bed" of hardwood chips with multiple strains happily cohabiting and fruiting in different seasons? To learn more about Peter and see all of the ASK Peter episodes visit permaculturevoices.com/peter.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support.
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5 min
December 17, 2016
DTW141: The Early Morning Sprint to End 2016... DO THE WORK - Day 141
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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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7 min
December 16, 2016
V141: "Farming" Tree Crops - Maintenance, Harvesting and Sales - All Less Work Than You Might Think with Stefan Sobkowiak (V141)
Learn more at permaculturevoices.com/141 Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support Stefan Sobkowiak of The Miracle Farm is encouraging more vegetable farmer to consider planting some fruit trees. And to start planting some trees now, so they are established and producing when you or the vegetable farming gets old. Now you may be saying, "I barely have enough time to do the work that I am doing now." Establishing this orchard might not take as much time as you think. And the slow growth of trees might be on your side. As Stefan will talk about in this episode he manages his whole operation on just 50 hours per year. That includes all pruning, training, irrigation, spraying, clean-up, the whole lot. And he thinks that one person could maintain 4 to 6 acres. Overall making it a doable takes that makes your farming enterprise less fragile, while adding some diversity to your famers market booth or CSA box. If that sounds intriguing stay tuned. Overall Stefan brings it in this one.     He walks through what a typical season is like.     Talks about why you want to be a price maker not a price taker.     Talks about the pros and cons of a u-pick model. There's a lot in this one, and I am willing to bet that it will have you looking at small scale o Learn more at permaculturevoices.com/141 Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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78 min
December 16, 2016
DTW140: The Piece of Coal I Won't Be Dealing with This Christmas... DO THE WORK - Day 140
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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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3 min
December 15, 2016
DTW139: Why Are You Starting That Business? Don't know? BAD IDEA.. DO THE WORK - Day 139
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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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6 min
December 14, 2016
TUF34: Staying Motivated Pursuing Your Own Path – Be it Growth, a Cause, or Freedom – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 34
Learn more at permaculturevoices.com/theurbanfarmer Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support Anytime that you do something for a long time, over and over again, how do you keep it fresh. Let's be honest, any time that you do something for weeks and years, eventually that honeymoon phase wears off. As should be expecting, things changes, life changes, and you change. If that think that's getting old is you farm, and your livelihood is dependent upon it. How do you battle this evolution of getting stale? One way is to branch out and do other things. Maybe that's research and development, maybe that's teaching, maybe that's furthering a cause and maybe crowd sourcing inspiration globally as you try to get more people interested in farming. That's where Curtis finds himself now. After seven seasons of full time farming his farm has changed dramatically since day 1, and even going back to the beginning of 2016 things have changed quite a bit. It's those changes and the desire to grow and innovate that's helped Curtis stay motivated and keeps things fresh, when it could just as easily get old... That's the topic of today's show on The Urban Farm Learn more at permaculturevoices.com/theurbanfarmer Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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66 min
December 14, 2016
DTW138: A Little More Than Nothing is Better Than Nothing Done... DO THE WORK - Day 138
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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support  
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4 min
December 13, 2016
DTW137: Do Tasks versus Think Tasks - My Week - 2017 Planning... DO THE WORK - Day 137
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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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8 min
December 12, 2016
DTW135: The one thing all families are vulnerable to, but one you probably are not thinking about... DO THE WORK - Day 135
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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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7 min
December 12, 2016
DTW136: Do With Time in Mind - Do What You Do Best, When You Do It Best - 2017 Planning... DO THE WORK - Day 136
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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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10 min
December 10, 2016
AVPM: Thoughts on looking for local strains of mushrooms to cultivate out? - Ask Voices with Peter McCoy of Radical Mycology
Mycologist and author Peter McCoy of RadicalMycology.com takes on the question - What are your thoughts on looking for local strains of mushrooms to cultivate out versus ordering or receiving genetic material from someone from a strain that isn't indigenous to your particular area where the strain will be grown? To learn more about Peter and see all of the ASK Peter episodes visit permaculturevoices.com/peter.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support.
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8 min
December 10, 2016
DTW134: When Unicorns S*** Off Rainbows Onto You... DO THE WORK - Day 134
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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support  
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8 min
December 9, 2016
V: Rotational Grazing Layer Chickens in a Small Backyard with Shawn McCarty (V140)
Learn more at permaculturevoices.com/140 Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support What if you live in a suburban or urban area on a small lot? A lot of those the chickens living in those areas live in degenerative systems, spending their days on mud runs and dirt patches that are more of a net negative than a net positive. What can be done to avoid this issue? This is where we turn to the techniques that are used on broadacre properties and look to scale it down, rotating birds over a portion of an acre versus multiple acres. It's an idea and concept that I have been playing around with my 3/4 acre property here in San Diego and it's one that I think holds a lot of promise, and it's the subject of today's show. Earlier this year I was contact by a Canadian name Shaw McCarty. Shawn raises his 16 layer chicks on his property which is just under an acre.  He rotates the birds through several small paddocks on that small suburban lot. His overall goal is to advance the system while giving the chickens access to as much fresh forage as possible. And so far it's worked. As Shawn stated.. "I thought the chickens would help me by ‘mowing’ the pasture but their actions have caused it to grow faster, and thicker than it has in the past.  With 16 chickens I still need to cut the grass in each paddock a couple times a year to keep it fresh and palatable, once it gets too long the chickens will choose other forage." Shawn's system is one that could be implemented on most small plots, it shows you what's possible. The goal here is to get you thinking. Too many chickens in small urban lots live out their lives on dirt patches. Here's a system that might inspire you to change that. Learn more at permaculturevoices.com/140 Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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41 min
December 9, 2016
DTW133: Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, Advice from Father Joe... DO THE WORK - Day 133
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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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4 min
December 8, 2016
DTW132: The Sorry State of 'Working for the Man'... DO THE WORK - Day 132
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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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5 min
December 7, 2016
TUF33: Making Your Farm Better Without Spending Much Money – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 33
Learn more at permaculturevoices.com/theurbanfarmer Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support A lot of people who want to start farming, don't start because they focus too much on what they don't have and not enough on what they do have. Land's too expensive. Lack money to start a farm. Common complaints that you hear about starting up a farming enterprise. And I will fully acknowledge that those constraints are very real. But let's put those constraints aside today, and focus on what is possible. Possible by all of us. Everything that we are going to talk about today deals with getting better and NOT spending money. If you stop and think about it, there are a lot of things that you can do to improve your business, make your business more competitive, and attract more customers that's free. If you ever feel like you are at a disadvantage because of what you don't have, start looking at the situation in terms of what you do have, and what you can do, because it's a lot of those things that will make the difference and give you a leg up on the competition, money or not. Today's episode is us exploring this idea - of what are some of things that you can do to make your farm better, without spending any money. Learn more at permaculturevoices.com/theurbanfarmer Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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54 min
December 7, 2016
DTW131: Filling Out the Calendar Based on Knowns - 2017 Planning... DO THE WORK - Day 131
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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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10 min
December 6, 2016
DTW130: Dropping Podcasts - 2017 Planning... DO THE WORK - Day 130
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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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14 min
December 5, 2016
DTW129: Cutting Back to What Cash Flows - 2017 Planning... DO THE WORK - Day 129
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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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11 min
December 4, 2016
V: The Great Work of Our Time presented by John D. Liu [REPLAY]
We are experiencing the end of an era as a new era in human civilization is beginning. It is a time of great risk but also a time of great potential. Learn more at permaculturevoices.com/103 Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support THIS EPISODE IS A REPLAY OF PREVIOUS PUBLISHED EPISODE. We now know that it is possible to restore large-scale damaged ecosystems. It is possible to sequester carbon and re-regulate the hydrological system. It is possible to restore natural fertility and to remove toxicity from contaminated soils and water. We are required to do this so that future generations will live in peace and abundance. For humanity to further evolve it is necessary to transition from a society dedicated to consumption to a society dedicated to ecological function. Although sometimes obscured by the collapse of the old order this heralds a time of full employment, equality, purpose and fulfillment. This is THE GREAT WORK OF OUR TIME and we are called to understand and participate in it. Learn more at permaculturevoices.com/103 Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support THIS EPISODE IS A REPLAY OF PREVIOUS PUBLISHED EPISODE. PV2 Audio: permaculturevoices.com/pv2audio
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55 min
December 4, 2016
DTW128: Blocking Out Fixed Time and Personal Time - 2017 Planning... DO THE WORK - Day 128
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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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11 min
December 3, 2016
AVPM: Current roadblocks to grow morels? - Ask Voices with Peter McCoy of Radical Mycology
Mycologist and author Peter McCoy of RadicalMycology.com takes on the question - What are the current roadblocks to being able to consistently grow your own morel mushrooms? To learn more about Peter and see all of the ASK Peter episodes visit permaculturevoices.com/peter   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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8 min
December 3, 2016
DTW127: December, A Month of Planning... DO THE WORK - Day 127
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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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5 min
December 2, 2016
V: Work to Live or Live to Work with Javan Bernakevitch
Learn more at permaculturevoices.com/javan Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support There are many reasons that we can do something. To survive, to get paid, to compete, to make ourselves better, to achieve a goal, to seek fulfillment, the list goes.... All valid reasons. None of them more universally right than another. Some are more applicable to some people at a given time in a given situation. It all comes down to context. It comes down to what are you seek. Something short term and material, something quantifiable, or something bigger, something bigger than yourself that you really can't put a finger on... To further explore this idea, let's go to the classic fable of the Three Stone Cutters as told by then Harvard University president Drew Faust... "A man came across three stonecutters and asked them what they were doing. The first replied, “I am making a living.” The second kept on hammering while he said, “I am doing the best job of stonecutting in the entire county.” The third looked up with a visionary gleam in his eye and said, “I am building a cathedral.” The first stonecutter is simply doing a day’s work for a day’s pay, for the material reward he receives in exchange for his labor. The substance of his work, the purpose of his work, the context of his work do not matter. The second stonecutter has higher aspirations. He wants to be the best. The second stonecutter is an unshakable individualist. He believes in the power of the human mind, and its capacity for reason, in the drive for quality and results, and in the usefulness of reducing complex reality to a simple equation. His world is competitive and meritocratic. It is cosmopolitan; he measures himself against the “whole county” as the story has it—even the whole world. Yet somehow the vision of the second stonecutter is also incomplete. The focus on the task, the competition, the virtuosity, is a kind of blindness. Consumed with individual ambition, the second stonecutter misses the fundamental interconnectedness of human kind, of societies and of economies. This stonecutter fails to see that there would be no stones to cut if there were not a community building a cathedral. The third stonecutter embraces a broader vision. The very menial work of stonecutting becomes part of a far larger undertaking, a spiritual as well as a physical construction. This project aspires to the heavens, transcending the earthbound—and indeed transcending the timebound as well, for cathedrals are built not in months or even years, but over centuries. A lifetime of work may make only a small contribution to a structure that unites past and future, connects humans across generations and joins their efforts to purposes they see as far larger than themselves." An idea that we will explore in this episode. Learn more at permaculturevoices.com/javan Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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65 min
December 2, 2016
DTW126: In the Airlock and T-21 Days... DO THE WORK - Day 126
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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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9 min
December 1, 2016
AVJR: Basic advice, suggestions and learnings on breeding chickens on the homestead? - Ask Voices with Homestead Justin Rhodes Process
Homesteader Justin Rhodes of AbundantPermaculture.com takes on the question -  Basic advice, suggestions and learnings on breeding chickens on the homestead? To learn more about Justin and see all of the ASK Justin episodes visit permaculturevoices.com/justin.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support.
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7 min
December 1, 2016
DTW125: Seeking voluntary simplicity, but not reducing the quality of life... DO THE WORK - Day 125
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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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10 min
November 30, 2016
MICRO: Thinking About Growing Microgreens as a Business - The Tedious, Detail Oriented Reality of Growing Microgreens - Episode 3
For notes related to this episode visit permaculturevoices.com/growmicrogreens. Over the last two episodes [Episode 1, Episode 2] we looked at How Chris started and grew his microgreen business, and we have taken a look at what's possible with that business when it grows. And if you just stand back and look at the numbers, their jaw dropping. Let's be honest. Grossing $200,000 growing 10 day old crops in a shipping container that takes up 320 square is jaw dropping.  It almost seems unbelievable. But it's real, and that's where Chris is at with his business after 10 years. Chris has show what's possible. And given that and the relatively low capital investment required to start a microgreens business, it's a business that attracts a lot of people. People that likely focus on the high dollar value per tray, and people that dream about how much money they can make. This is where it gets dangerous, because you can't just look at the income side of the business. You have to look at the expenses as well. When you do that with microgreens that high dollar per tray, isn't as high as it might appear. There are a number of cost that need to be considered - the soil, the seed, and the big one - the labor. There's a decent amount of labor that goes into producing each tray of microgreens. Labor that needs to be priced into the product, and labor that might turn some people off from growing microgreens. When over 60% of your time will be spent harvesting, cleaning, and sanitizing trays, some of the allure of that $50 tray goes away. Add in the need for rigorous observations and recording keeping, and you will find yourself in a position that Chris describes as part automaton and part scientist. No for everyone. Especially when people enter the business looking to make a quick buck. If you are thinking about starting a microgreens operation, there's a lot to consider, especially the negatives. For notes related to this episode visit permaculturevoices.com/growmicrogreens.
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57 min
November 30, 2016
Jean-Martin Fortier's The Market Gardener is Now an Audiobook... DO THE WORK - Day 124
Get The Market Gardener audiobook at www.permaculturevoices.com/audiobook
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5 min
November 29, 2016
DTW123: Slow, Calculated Forward Progress Not Stasis... DO THE WORK - Day 123
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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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16 min
November 28, 2016
DTW122: The Ecological Function of a Gopher Is... DO THE WORK - Day 122
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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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8 min
November 27, 2016
V027: Permaculture Design and Advanced Homesteading in Cold Climates with Ben Falk [REPLAY]
Learn more at permaculturevoices.com/27 Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support THIS EPISODE IS A REPLAY OF PREVIOUS PUBLISHED EPISODE. Ben Falk from Whole Systems Design, LLC joins me talk about permaculture design and what he has learned on his research site over the years. He talks about how to break into the business as a designHe touches on cold climate infrastructure and heating with wood. And he goes into his thoughts on designing a property and why it's important to understand the land's capability and how you should relate that to your goals. We also spend some time talking about the mass selection of plant genetics for a site, stressing the importance of over stacking the system in the beginning to see what works and what doesn't. Key Takeaways: Get some experience working with the land and systems before you start designing properties as "a designer." You can reduce your wood usage by 30-40% by drying wood well versus haphazardly drying it. Cold humid climates have a low tolerance for bad moisture detailing in structures. When designing a home detail carefully to keep the home dry and get water out. Grow tree multi-purpose tree species for fuel wood. Consider black locusts - fixes nitrogen, fast grower, rot resistant wood, good fuel wood, and makes great saw logs. Have goals but understand the land's capability so you can adjust those goals as needed. Don't fight against the land's tendencies and capabilities, work with it, not against it. Most people have more land than they can manage well. Moving down in acreage might be advantageous. It is better to manage 5 acres right than 100 acres wrong. Most people can have most of their needs met on 5-10 acres. Unless you have a commercial aspect or grazing component. Have a good access plan for your site. Don't box yourself out. Start and maintain a clear access pattern which is based on the water flow throughout the site. For site selection general location and access are a quick way to filter down a list of a lot of properties. Then look to the Keyline Scale of Permanance. Consider water security and controlling as much of a watershed as you can. Focus on manageability with regards to plantings. Plant based on water access with on contour swales. Not all permaculture techniques will work on all sites. So don't expect that. Practice the mass selection of genetics. Identify the best genetics from your site by growing trees from seed. Plant as many tress as you can on a site, way closer than you would ever imagine, and cut out the ones that don't do well. Use the first 3-5 years on a site to learn what does well. Years 5-10 are when you focus on plants and families that really want ot grow on your site - microclimate - aspect - soils. And there is no way to know which ones will work unless you start putting a lot of plants in the ground. Learn more at permaculturevoices.com/27 Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support THIS EPISODE IS A REPLAY OF PREVIOUS PUBLISHED EPISODE.
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67 min
November 27, 2016
DTW121: When 90% Off and 90 Years Old Collide... DO THE WORK - Day 121
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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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5 min
November 26, 2016
DTW120: Coming Full Circle... DO THE WORK - Day 120
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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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21 min
November 25, 2016
V: Balancing Personal Goals, Raising Kids, and Day to Day Work with Rob Avis (V139)
Learn more at permaculturevoices.com/139 Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support If you have kids and you are self-employed and you work from home, getting work done in that environment can be a challenge. Today Rob Avis is going to talk about some of his methodologies for balancing out working at home and what techniques he uses to plan out his week. Rob is a busy guy co-running two companies (Adaptive Habitat and Verge Permaculture) with his wife Michelle, and he does it from his house, raising two young kids, so he has had a lot of experience getting serious work done in the heat of it. Rob's also one of the smartest guys that I know. He's an avid reader and he thinks a lot about this type of stuff, so I was really curious how he is approaching raising kids, how he is choosing to school his kids and why. He's one of those guys that I go to when I am questioning a decision that I am making. He usually has a lot of insight into things that make me really think about what I am doing and why. It's something that I think we all need in our life. Overall this message is part life hacking, part parent hacking, part hard dose of reality. Learn more at permaculturevoices.com/139 Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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103 min
November 25, 2016
DTW119: "Technically" I am Unemployed... DO THE WORK - Day 119
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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support  
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5 min
November 24, 2016
DTW118: It's Thanksgiving, Be Thankful... DO THE WORK - Day 118
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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support  
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8 min
November 23, 2016
MICRO: Tips and Tricks for Growing, Harvesting, and Selling Microgreens as a Business with Chris Thoreau – Episode 2
For notes related to this episode visit permaculturevoices.com/growmicrogreens.   "They weren't just buying the product, they were buying the whole package."   That's how Chris Thoreau was able to go to a farmer's market selling one crop.  Just one.  Sunflower shoots.  He was able to go to market with just one crop because he was selling a product that had a great story.     It was a product that was produced hyper-locally and one that was delivered to market via pedal power on a bike.    Since Chris started his microgreen business nearly 10 years ago he has grown the business into one that has multiple employees and one that will do over $200,000 in sales in 2016.   If you want grow microgreens commercially, listen to today's episode.  You'll see how important it is to systemize your production and constantly record and analyze your results.     It's the constant testing, analyze and adaptation that has made Chris' business hugely successful.     I think that you will really get a lot out of this interview.   You'll learn how Chris introduced a brand new crop to his market.  How he priced that product.     And how and why he thinks about new products to sell.   There's a lot of in depth applicable business content in here for the experienced growers.  And for the beginners you will learn what Chris suggests for some good crops to grow    There's a lot in this one and at it's core this interview focuses heavily on core success principles - relentless testing and experimentation, constant record keeping and analysis, and knowing what to focus on.     Let's get into it Tips and Tricks for Growing, Harvesting, and Selling Microgreens as a Business with Chris Thoreau...   For notes related to this episode visit permaculturevoices.com/growmicrogreens.
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61 min
November 23, 2016
DTW117: Choosing Horse Poop over The Office - You Have a Choice.. DO THE WORK - Day 117
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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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8 min
November 22, 2016
DTW116: You In Their Eyes... DO THE WORK - Day 116
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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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6 min
November 21, 2016
DTW115: Exceeding Your Own Expectations with Dirt... DO THE WORK - Day 115
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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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10 min
November 20, 2016
DTW114: Living vs Surviving... DO THE WORK - Day 114
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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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6 min
November 19, 2016
AVPM: What are you thoughts on combing biochar and fungi? - Ask Voices with Peter McCoy of Radical Mycology
Mycologist and author Peter McCoy of RadicalMycology.com takes on the question - What are you thoughts on combing biochar and fungi? To learn more about Peter and see all of the ASK Peter episodes visit permaculturevoices.com/peter. Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support.
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4 min
November 19, 2016
DTW113: Telling people to work hard is... MEAN?... DO THE WORK - Day 113
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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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5 min
November 18, 2016
V: Rocket Mass Heater Basics and Practical Applications with Erica Wisner
Learn more at permaculturevoices.com/138 Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support Today I am talking with Erica Wisner, co-author of The Rocket Mass Heater Builder’s Guide.   She co-wrote the book with her husband Ernie, and combined they are a wealth of knowledge on RMH. They build them, they use them, they teach about them, and they innovate new designed.  They live the RMH lifestyle. On the surface I think RMH are a complex subject, and I really tried to break through that complexity in this one by getting to the core of the what, where why and how. At the end of this episode I think you will either be excited to learn more or saying, not for me.  Either way, we have done our job. Learn more at permaculturevoices.com/138 Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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68 min
November 18, 2016
DTW112: Shooting Nice Bullets... DO THE WORK - Day 112
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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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8 min
November 17, 2016
AVJR: Advice for processing birds on a homestead? - Ask Voices with Homestead Justin Rhodes Process
Homesteader Justin Rhodes of AbundantPermaculture.com takes on the question - Any advice for processing one to two birds at a time on a homestead level without having to purchase a bunch of equipment? To learn more about Justin and see all of the ASK Justin episodes visit permaculturevoices.com/justin. Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support.
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4 min
November 17, 2016
DTW111: Asking For the Keys to the Kingdom... DO THE WORK - Day 111
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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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8 min
November 16, 2016
MICRO: How Chris Thoreau Started, Built, and Grew a Thriving Microgreens Business - Episode 1
For notes related to this episode visit permaculturevoices.com/growmicrogreens.   Today we are going to start the series, by going back to the beginning.  This is the story of how urban farmer Chris Thoreau started his microgreens farm almost 10 years ago.   Chris will take on questions such as:   Why microgreens?  Why did he start with microgreen?   Who did he model and how much did he start with?   And how did he handle startup and work life balance.   As you will hear it was tough at times, because Chris started his farm at what on paper looks like an inopportune time.   He started this part time while in school full time and 2.5 months into his first semester his son was born.   Despite life presenting challenges that some people would say aren't worth the risk, Chris made a go of it taking on these early challenges he has managed to grow his operation to  one that will do around $200,000 in sales in 2016.   And all that sales are coming from a farm that's in a shipping container taking up 320 sq. ft.     That's where Chris is at today, but it didn't happen overnight, let's get into it and find out how it all started.   For notes related to this episode visit permaculturevoices.com/growmicrogreens.
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50 min
November 16, 2016
DTW110: The Devil is in the $149 Details... DO THE WORK - Day 110
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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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7 min
November 15, 2016
DTW109: It Suddenly All Got Really Real... DO THE WORK - Day 109
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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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10 min
November 14, 2016
DTW108: It Happened... DO THE WORK - Day 108
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. This is the story of my journey to work from home full-time, documented daily, starting on the day that my third daughter Elle was born.  Call it the long road to overnight success. A story about life.  Two lives.  A new one which has just began and one that goes on.   Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support
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9 min
November 13, 2016
V: Hazelnuts. A Viable Broadacre Crop for the Midwest? Almost. with Phil Rutter [REPLAY]
Learn more at permaculturevoices.com/79 Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support THIS EPISODE IS A REPLAY OF PREVIOUS PUBLISHED EPISODE. In Woody Agriculture, crops would be planted only once in a lifetime. The use of woody perennials for agricultural staple commodities production would result in little or no use of tillage, as well as the presence of a permanent cover during both the growing and the dormant seasons. Not only would this lead to a vastly lo