Sun, 30 April 2017
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...
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Wed, 26 April 2017
If customers keep asking if you have certain crop, and you don't, should you grow it?
Fri, 21 April 2017
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.
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Wed, 19 April 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.
Wed, 12 April 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.
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