Permaculture Voices: Profitable and Practical Permaculture - Focusing on Farming, Homesteading, Desi

"You're the average of the five people that you spend the most time with."  Jim Rohn

Hang around with people who support you and push you and you will end up farther ahead than by hanging around with people who hold you back and tear you down.  It sounds obvious.  And I think that most people listening to this would agree.

But it's not always easy to do.   

Either by choice or by life.

Sometimes we just don't put in the effort or want to deal with the pain of getting rid of the negative influences in our lives.  And sometimes we can't easily get rid of the negative influences in our lives.  Sometimes people in our family struggle or run into problems.  Problems which require our support.  So we can't abandon those people.  

Regardless those people will have an effect on our lives.  

And this idea is one of the many that I will be talking about today with Javan Bernakevitch as part of our continued look into the common, but hidden reality of us all.

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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.  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.

 
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Homesteader Justin Rhodes of AbundantPermaculture.com takes on the question - As a homesteader, how have you decided to educate your kids - traditional schooling, alternative schooling, homeschool?  And why?

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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.  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.

 
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It's currently September 15, 2016 and the end of the regular farming season is near. Along with it is Curtis's tenure at the Kelowna Farmers Market.

After 7 seasons at the farmers market, Curtis is moving on. It's part of a larger effort to simplify the farm and match the farm to his lifestyle.

At this point in his career Curtis is trying to simplify his farm. Not grow bigger just to be bigger. Instead choosing to grow better becoming more efficient and effective. That means focusing on the market streams that work, the products that sell, and moving to plots located even closer to his homebase.

Part of those changes involve dropping things like the farmers market which has done since the beginning of his career. But it's a market stream that requires getting up on Saturday for 8 months of the year and it's a market stream that isn't growing anymore.

And It's one of the many changes taking place at Green City Acres, resulting in a farm that will look very different come April 2017.

Today we will take a look at the many changes coming to Green City Acres, along with they why behind those changes.

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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.  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.

 
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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.  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.

 
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What do you do if you have one view of agriculture, and your family has a different view of agriculture?

And what do you do if your family owns land and farms on that land in a way that's different than the way that you would farm?

How do you navigate that situation?

On one hand you have a big asset at an arms length. The asset being potential land to farm. On the other hand, you realize that farming on that land in way that you believe is right might directly contradict the method of farming on that land currently.

Not an easy situation to navigate and one that we will be discussing today.

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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.  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.

 
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THIS EPISODE IS A REPLAY OF PREVIOUS PUBLISHED EPISODE.

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.

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THIS EPISODE IS A REPLAY OF PREVIOUS PUBLISHED EPISODE.
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