Permaculture Basics 3 for zone one garden, Regenerative Permaculture Farm and Garden Podcast 24
Going through the though processes for basic permaculture design for a Zone one garden. Design is a powerful way to have a happy living space that works for you and not just works you. Plus let’s not make this concept complicated. Permaculture does not need to seem like a you need a masters degree or you have to hire a …expert. What makes permaculture different is that you need to be creative and open minded like an artist and logical like Spock from Star trek.
Farming income trap, Regenerative Permaculture Farm and Garden podcast 23
How to make money and income from your farm or garden. More important how not to set a trap that you set that will trap you into a narrow field of vision, narrow decision mindset and a narrow way to see farm income. The farmer and the farm are different. The income for the farmer is the goal, your income. So a farmer that set a trap for him or herself says that for them to be successful they need to have the farm activity be the total of income. For example, a produce farm needs to produce enough vegetables to make the income for the farmer. This mindset is common in small agriculture everywhere. This is what I call…THE TRAP OF A. This is where a farmer says they are A veg farmer, A fruit farmer, A herb farmer or A poultry farmer. The key to the trap is the…A. A anything is limited.
Farming business, miss understanding for income security, Regenerative Permaculture Farm and Garden podcast 22
If you want to make money and real income, you have to understand the most powerful action you can be taking. This is way more important than how many pounds of food you sale or what you get per pound. Social Capital has to be a major focus in the modern business world. If you want to make income, you have to make the life’s of other better in some way. If you do this, you social capital account will grow. Once you have this account high, you will find that making income is easy. Without, who really cares what you have to say. If you don’t have social capital, you are in the commodity low income business.
Permaculture basics zone one, why? Regenerative Permaculture Farm and Garden podcast 21
This is a part two of understanding permaculture in a way that you can see that you can do it and have the advantages of permaculture. The zones in permaculture is a simple format to get a person to think about what they need and where to put plants and structures in a manner that designs the way we as humans will have food, herbs and animals. The main purpose of a design is to allow the land user to take full advantage of their environment.
When I observe where and how Paw Paw trees thrive, I see some of the same natural patterns over and over again. They like rich soil, lots of mulch and being next to moister source. Paw Paw trees are mostly found in nature, on the high banks of creeks and rivers or next to low spots in the woods. Of course the creeks and rivers have water, but low spots hold on the water as well. How can we design the paw paw needs into a planting method. After a lot of thought, a fertility bed or a banana circle.
If you dig a bed that meets your area, shape I don’t think has to be a circle. Dig the bed 2 feet in depth and pile the soil you dug out and ring the bed to make a berm of soft soil. Plant your paw paw trees in the berm. Fill the fertility bed with all manners of organic matter. Lots of wood, brush, hay, leaves, grass clippings, etc. Fill up the bed to the top of the berm with all the organic material. I would say 70% woody material and only 30% green material will give you a great fungal growing medium for the Paw Paw trees.
Compost and building soil, Regenerative Permaculture farm and garden podcast 20
Making compost is a great product for any garden. We look the carbon to nitrogen ratio, brown to green for making compost. Bringing air and moister to a compost pile. how big and what size does the compost pile need to be. Air is important to the compost pile, turning the compost will give you this.
Making compost is a great product for any garden. We look the carbon to nitrogen ratio, then we look at building soil on scale.
Permaculture basics part 1, Regenerative Permaculture Farm and garden Podcast 19
I want to do a permaculture basics series, for the ones of you that are not dyed in the wool permaculture nuts or are just getting started. The first thing is to not let the Perma police and internet snipers kill your mojo. The main reason I want to do this is so you can see good permaculture design is not to much for you to do. Keep in mind, is that it is your system is for you life style and purpose. Don’t let strangers influence you or make you have a system for them. Social shame has no place in your system. You do not need to be an expert to build the system that will work best for you. It is ok not to know everything. It is OK to screw some things up. The end game is to learn, permaculture is not a pass or fail test. Permaculture is a journey that leads you to a better and more simple and rewarding life.
Paw paw Trees and creative food forest on the cheap, Regenerative Permaculture Farm & Garden Podcast 18
Paw Paw trees are are a great regenerative and permaculture tree for many reasons. It can feed you, makes great beer and ice cream, plus it can be a farm and garden income. We look at starting them from seeds, propagation, grafting and how many paw paw trees per acre you can plant. we talk about the standard orchard layout and a more diverse way to set up the fruit farm or food forest. we cover a lot of ground on the paw paw from places that sell them and what you need to keep in mind.
Then we look at a way to use and buy property to get a jump start on a established food forest or a fruit farm income stream. Not only can you learn to look at trees on a property for yourself, but a way to make income from this strategy. farming skills and grafting tree skills can produce income for the person that looks at his or her business in a different way.
Farmer composts 14 million dollars to build soil, Regenerative Permaculture Farm and Garden podcast 17
I was just on a farm that was going to bush hog millions of dollars into mulch. I’m not making this up, true story. Besides what money/value being bush hogged they are also spraying a few more million dollars of real world value with round up.
We also look at designing a tree nursery that is ethical, low energy, high cash flow, no planting cost and ends inventory issues.
If your need money to buy a farm, change how you see money, resources and value. In today’s world there are a lot of want to be farmers that THINK they can’t afford farm ground, tools and plants. The reason that future young farmers have such a hard time is that they want someone to give them something for nothing or that wealth only comes from a pay check. Money is all around each of us, most folks just don’t see it. If they don’t see it, they have to trade labor and time for money. This approach is common, but not as productive to build wealth as understanding value. Once you see the value all around you, YOU have to do the work.
Muscadines in permaculture, how to store bare root plants, Regenerative Permaculture Farm and Garden Podcast 16
Muscadines are a amazing permaculture plant for those in the south. No bug issues, no need for chemicals and they taste awesome. We look at the roots of the muscadine and how to design our permaculture to fit this very cool vine plant that takes advantage of vertical space. There is no reason to build grape vines, we can find holes in our personal systems to add a productive vine plant like muscadine, grapes and Kiwi’s. Plus we talk about bare root plants that come in the mail or directly from a nursery, how to heel them in. How to handle these bare root plants that can not go right into the ground. So basically how to keep bare roots alive before they are planted.