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In this episode, Yosef Camire talks about how they keep their CSA retention rates high by keeping their vegetables clean

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In this episode, Lean Farmer Ben Hartman shares some advice for new farmers

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Category:permaculture,agriculture,farming -- posted at: 3:00am PST

In this episode, Max Becher talks about his process of selecting and purchasing his microgreen seeds

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Direct download: 244_-_FSFSs_MaxBeecher2_ChoosingAndBuyingSeed.mp3
Category:permaculture,agriculture,farming -- posted at: 2:30am PST

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By Franklin Egan, PASA

This is the second article in a series on soil health challenges and innovations revealed through case studies that are part of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture’s ongoing Soil Health Benchmark Study, a citizen-science project begun in Pennsylvania in 2016. Read the first installment on the GFM or PASA website.

In 2013, Cameron and Audrey Pedersen relocated Bending Bridge Farm to twelve acres of land they purchased near Chambersburg, PA. Given their new land had been in continuous conventional corn production for decades, the soil was in dire shape. The first spring working that ground they could not even get a chisel plow to break the surface because the soil was so compacted and crusted.

Cameron and Audrey knew they needed to develop and implement a comprehensive plan to regenerate the health of their soil, and they wanted this plan to adhere to organic methods. As part of their strategy, they have been practicing a diverse crop rotation that includes long windows for over-winter and summer cover crops. Because of this, Cameron and Audrey keep their land in living cover for 248 days of the year—making Bending Bridge a leader in cover cropping among the other 23 vegetable farms participating in PASA’s Soil Health Benchmark Study.

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In this episode, Darren Vollmar talks about the yield advantages of growing hydroponically over growing in soil.  

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In this episode, Eddy Gilmore shares the potential reasons why his microgreens business model has worked well

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Category:permaculture,agriculture,farming -- posted at: 2:30am PST

In this episode, Daniel Garcia talks about why growers should take advantage of selling their produce online

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In this episode, Evan Chender shares how growers can effectively connect with chefs to potentially land restaurant accounts

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Category:permaculture,agriculture,farming -- posted at: 3:00am PST

In this episode, Yosef Camire shares how they were able to increase online sales by offering bundle deals

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In this episode, Lean Farmer Ben Hartman talks about designing farm-efficient actions and tasks

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In this episode, Max Becher and Chris Thoreau talk about germination trials on microgreens

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Category:permaculture,agriculture,farming -- posted at: 3:00am PST

In this episode, Chris Thoreau talks about how to make growing for seeds work on a quarter acre

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In this episode, Darren Vollmar shares some of the challenges farmers face growing hydroponically

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In this episode, Chris Thoreau talks to Eddy Gilmore about making changes after learning the ins and outs of your system

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Category:permaculture,agriculture,farming -- posted at: 3:00am PST

In this episode, farmer Daniel Garcia defines success beyond the usual idea of success

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Category:permaculture,agriculture,farming -- posted at: 3:00am PST

In this episode, Evan Chender shares how much more productive and efficient his work on the farm became after he took on the right staff

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In this episode, Yosef Camire shares how they were able to grow 40,000 pounds of produce on "unfarmable" land

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Although no-till production has been widely adopted by row crop farmers, reports of poor weed control and delayed spring planting may have deterred many organic vegetable growers from using this soil-conserving practice. We have found that ridge-tillage is an alternative that solves both of these problems by allowing for cultivation and providing a warm, residue-free seed bed.

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Category:permaculture,agriculture,farming -- posted at: 2:00am PST

In this episode, Lean Farmer Ben Hartman shares some examples of cutting out wasteful tasks to be more efficient on the farm

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Category:permaculture,agriculture,farming -- posted at: 3:00am PST

In this episode, Max Becher talks about managing the farm business while balancing time, costs, and profits

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Direct download: 229_-_FSFSs_MaxBeecher2_TimeCostAndProfit.mp3
Category:permaculture,agriculture,farming -- posted at: 3:00am PST

In this episode, Chris Thoreau talks about how the margins look like when growing in the wintertime

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Direct download: 228_-_FSFSs_EddyGilmore_AdaptingForWeather.mp3
Category:permaculture,agriculture,farming -- posted at: 2:00am PST

In this episode, Darren Vollmar talks about how evolving the business doesn't always mean getting bigger--sometimes, it's scaling back

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In this episode, Brandon Gordon talks about his experience marketing his produce to initially unreceptive customers

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Category:permaculture,agriculture,farming -- posted at: 3:00am PST

In this episode, Daniel Garcia talks about his experience having to transition his hobby garden into a market garden

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In this episode, Evan Chender talks about his strategies on how he handles growing for his limited target market

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In this episode, Yosef Camire talks about how he compromised choosing between land he could afford and land with good soil

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In this episode, Lean Farmer Ben Hartman talks about how they simplify their crop selection for their different market streams

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In this episode, Max Becher and Chris Thoreau talk about how they deal with getting rid of sunflower shoot hulls

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Direct download: 221_-_FSFSs_MaxBeecher2_HullySunflowers.mp3
Category:permaculture,agriculture,farming -- posted at: 1:30am PST

In this episode, Eddy Gilmore talks about how they got around the issue of acquiring farmland by growing microgreens

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Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG
Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i

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Direct download: 220_-_FSFSs_EddyGilmore_LandCrisis.mp3
Category:permaculture,agriculture,farming -- posted at: 2:00am PST

In this episode, Darren Vollmar talks about the overhead costs of starting up a hydroponics operation

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Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m
Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG
Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i

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