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Troy Hinke of Living Roots Compost Tea wraps up the tenth part of the series going beyond compost tea.  How can you build and maintain great soil with other soil management practices.

Follow Troy on IG: https://www.instagram.com/livingrootscomposttea/

 

This episode was produced by Diego Footer. 

Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter

Podcasts by Diego Footer:

Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW

Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m

Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG

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

In Search of Soil: http://bit.ly/soilpodcast

 

Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

Direct download: WhatsBrewing-10.mp3
Category:permaculture,agriculture,farming -- posted at: 8:58am PST

A lot of us who go into farming probably had an idealized vision of what farming as a career is supposed to be like and how our lives and lifestyles would just naturally meld into that vision when we start farming: grow some vegetables, sell them, pay the bills, live a quiet life while eating good food.

As simple as it sounds—and many of us have experienced this firsthand, no doubt—it doesn’t happen that way. There’s all the nitty-gritty of designing your operation, ensuring there’s a market for what you grow, and making sure the numbers are enough to keep you on a living wage, among other things.

So, say you’ve started farming for a while, but the lifestyle is leagues away from what you imagined it to be and it just isn’t hitting off. What would you do then?

In this episode, we’re talking to Sam Billings, someone who fell in love with the idea of permaculture and farming, tried it, and decided he was happier working at a company and gardening as a hobby instead of making it his full-time job.

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter
Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot

Podcasts by Diego Footer:
Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW
Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m
Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG
Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i

Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

Direct download: FSFS235_SamBillings.mp3
Category:permaculture,agriculture,farming -- posted at: 2:00am PST

In this episode of Farm Small, Farm Smart, we’re talking to Joel Konrad of Konrad Farm Markets who primarily sells pumpkins. 

Joel’s business model is both interesting and simple: he rents out spaces on busy streets and sets up self-service farm stands made of repurposed metal trailers. Despite the model’s simplicity, a few things go into the planning: choosing a well-populated street, choosing a property with good visibility, enough space for multiple cars to park at a time, and a safe spot to turn around.  When it comes to pricing, their method is equally as simple: eyeballing—largely dependent on the sizes rather than the weight.

Connect with Joel:

https://www.instagram.com/konradfarmmarkets/

 

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter
Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot

Podcasts by Diego Footer:
Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW
Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m
Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG
Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i

Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

 

 

Direct download: FSFS234_JoelConrad_Farmstand.mp3
Category:permaculture,agriculture,farming -- posted at: 2:00am PST

Troy Hinke of Living Roots Compost Tea talks about what compost extract is.  How to make it.  How it is different from compost tea.

Follow Troy on IG: https://www.instagram.com/livingrootscomposttea/

 

This episode was produced by Diego Footer. 

Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter

Podcasts by Diego Footer:

Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW

Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m

Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG

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

In Search of Soil: http://bit.ly/soilpodcast

 

Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

Direct download: WhatsBrewing-09.mp3
Category:permaculture,agriculture,farming -- posted at: 2:00am PST

As farmers and business owners, it’s easy to get lost in productivity—the need to grow more, sell more, expand the farm, scale operations. 

This episode’s guest, Derek Amadi from Texas, is trying to spend more time with his family, enjoy the experiences of parenting, and pay attention to his farm just enough.

What about you? Spending time on the farm is inevitable, but it’s important to remember to take breaks every now and then and to be grateful for the things we have.

Follow Derek:

https://www.instagram.com/emadi_acres_farm

 

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter
Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot

Podcasts by Diego Footer:
Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW
Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m
Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG
Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i

Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

 

 

Direct download: FSFS233_DerekAmadi.mp3
Category:permaculture,agriculture,farming -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

Troy Hinke of Living Roots Compost Tea talks about the many benefits of using compost tea for growing plants.

Follow Troy on IG: https://www.instagram.com/livingrootscomposttea/

 

This episode was produced by Diego Footer. 

Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter

Podcasts by Diego Footer:

Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW

Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m

Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG

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

In Search of Soil: http://bit.ly/soilpodcast

 

Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

Direct download: WhatsBrewing-08.mp3
Category:permaculture,agriculture,farming -- posted at: 2:00am PST

We’ve just signed off from 2020 and we’re starting a new year in 2021. Looking back at the past year, how does it make you feel? Are you sighing with relief, just glad that it’s finally over? Or maybe you’re looking at how even though 2020 wasn’t that great of a year, there were still things to be happy and thankful about? Javan's workshop: https://allpointsdesign.ca/product/envision-2021-workshop/

In this episode of Farm Small, Farm Smart, we have Javan Bernakevitch, and we’re talking about year-end reviews: how you should do it, why you should do it, and how it can hopefully help set you up for a better 2021 by doing an honest self-reflection and setting intention. It won’t just be looking at facts and numbers, it’s also taking stock of your emotions, what brought you joy, what brought you suffering, and planning it out in the year ahead to get the same, or even better, results.



It's simply changing your approach.  

Follow Javan: 

https://allpointsdesign.ca/

https://allpointsdesign.ca/life-design

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter
Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot

Podcasts by Diego Footer:
Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW
Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m
Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG
Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i

Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

 

 

Direct download: FSFS232_Javan_YearEndReview.mp3
Category:permaculture,agriculture,farming -- posted at: 2:00am PST

Troy Hinke of Living Roots Compost Tea talks walks through the different ways of applying compost tea from foliar sprays to root injections.  He covers simple to complex ways of application using a variety of equipment.

Follow Troy on IG: https://www.instagram.com/livingrootscomposttea/

 

This episode was produced by Diego Footer. 

Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter

Podcasts by Diego Footer:

Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW

Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m

Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG

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

In Search of Soil: http://bit.ly/soilpodcast

 

Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

Direct download: WhatsBrewing-07.mp3
Category:permaculture,agriculture,farming -- posted at: 2:00am PST