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

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

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DO THE WORK PODCAST:

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

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

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DO THE WORK PODCAST:

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

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

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Today it's back to Kelowna and Green City Acres as Curtis and I take a look back at his experiences with inter-planting, planting multiple crops in the same space .

It's something that he's done for a few years now, and something that he's doing again this year with his tomatoes.

We first stated talking about this subject back in 2015 when we did an episode touching on the subject in Season One, then we hit on it again almost a year ago in Season Two.

Today we are going to take a look at what Curtis is doing now when it comes to inter-planting and how that's changed since we first started talking about it two years ago.

It's a technique that Curtis has a lot of experience with, but one that's continually evolving as he uses it more.

It's a technique that he uses, because it allows him to earn a lot more in the same space over a given year.

For are going example he made and additional $1100 last year, by inter-planting Salanova lettuce in with his tomatoes. That's an extra $1100 that most farmers wouldn't captured.

That's the benefit of inter-planting. Getting multiple yields out of the same space over the same time period.

But be aware going in, this technique isn't for everyone.

There's a lot of constraints and complications that come with inter-planting. And it's a technique that doesn't make sense if you have a lot of land.

None the less, it's a technique that can be a game changer for those of you who do feel like you have a limited amount of land.

For you all, this is just another way to get more crops and more money, without adding land.

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

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

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

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

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Today we'll be going to Oxford, NC to talk to John McAuley of Healthy Hen Farms.

John's someone who I have interviewed in the past and I wanted to have him back on to talk about one specific subject... on farm poultry processing.

John and his wife Betsie process all of their birds on farm, doing over 500 per batch, and it's, dare I say, an enjoyable experience.

They have found a way to systematize the processing to turn it from a grueling day that everyone hates, into one that is long, but one that gets better results than they could ever get by taking their birds to an off farm processor, and for about the same price.

John's going to talk about all of his experiences, both the good and the bad, to help you decide if this might be right for you.

There are some people who want no part of on farm processing and there are others who embrace it for what it is, and then there is a large group in the middle who are undecided or starting out their poultry career and are trying to determine a processing path to go down.

It's not an easy decision, because there are a lot of pro's and con's either way.

Today we will be looking at what's involved with on farm processing from what's a typical day like to what equipment is needed to what are some of the advantages of processing on farm.

Overall, it's an in-depth look at on farm poultry processing from someone who does it, and does it really well.

I think it's safe to say that by the end of this episode you will either be saying nope, not for me, or I really see the benefit in this, where can I learn more... and that's the goal.

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

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There's a lot to worry about out there in the world right now - climate change, GMOs, the financial system, debt, terrorism, disease, water insecurity, a fragile food system.

What if you could insure yourself against some of these worries?

And get that insurance through land, land as insurance..

It would be a way to take insurance back into our control and put the fragile dollars into an anti-fragile system - an ecosystem.

Today Rob Avis of Adaptive Habitat and I will be discussing the idea of owning land as insurance against disaster in depth.

We'll get into models that don't exist yet, and ways that anyone can start to create some anti-fragility in their life now, regardless of where you live and whether you have land or not.

I guarantee, this one will get your wheels turning.

The Antifragile Property Series with Rob Avis - Part 1

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

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

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