Small Farm Academy Podcast

Sinopsis

Interviews and lessons on small scale farming.

Episodios

  • 018 - Nursery - Akiva Silver of Twisted Tree Farm

    018 - Nursery - Akiva Silver of Twisted Tree Farm

    14/12/2017 Duración: 53min

    For the second interview of a short segment on Nursery production, Akiva Silver of Twisted Tree Farm joins me to talk the details of his nursery production. We get really into the details in this episode so if you're looking to get started growing out chestnuts, apples, persimmons, pawpaws, you'll love this one. Links: Twisted Tree Farm Starting a Nursery Business

  • 017 |Plant Nursery | Sean Dembrosky of Edible Acres

    017 |Plant Nursery | Sean Dembrosky of Edible Acres

    11/12/2017 Duración: 38min

    Sean Dembrosky of Edible Acres joins me today to talk about his plant nursery and food forest. If you're interested in starting a food forest or plant nursery, you'll want to give this one a listen.  Edible Acres: http://www.edibleacres.org/ Edible Acres' YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/EdibleAcres 

  • Mushrooms | Ivan Vincent of Ugly Barn Farm on Building Mushroom Farming Infrastructure

    Mushrooms | Ivan Vincent of Ugly Barn Farm on Building Mushroom Farming Infrastructure

    06/12/2017 Duración: 01h13min

    Ivan Vincent of Ugly Barn Farm joins me today to talk about his experience building infrastructure for his mushroom operation.  If you are interested in growing mushrooms or just building general infrastructure on your farm, there is a TON of wisdom to be gleaned from Ivan.    Enjoy!

  • Herbal Blends | Sacha Begg of Bullygoth Farm

    Herbal Blends | Sacha Begg of Bullygoth Farm

    04/12/2017 Duración: 50min

    Sacha Begg of Bullygoth Farm joins me today to teach us how she has evolved her farm to specialize in growing and selling herbal blends.  If you are interested in growing and selling herbs, I highly recommend listening to this episode and paying special attention to what Sacha has learned from her customers over the years.    Enjoy!    

  • 015 - Dahlias - Swan Island Dahlias w/ Nicholas Gitts  Heather Schloe

    015 - Dahlias - Swan Island Dahlias w/ Nicholas Gitts & Heather Schloe

    30/11/2017 Duración: 01h02min

    Nicholas Gitts and his daughter Heather Schloe join me today to tell the story of Swan Island Dahlias.  If you like dahlias, you will love this interview with them. We cover a LOT of ground in this interview. After listening you'll have a good sense of how the farm has evolved to where it is today, where it's heading, and the details of how they produce all of their flowers, tubers, and new varieties.   Enjoy!

  • 014 - Mushroom Workshops  Tinctures - Steven Kirk of Hexenring Mushrooms

    014 - Mushroom Workshops & Tinctures - Steven Kirk of Hexenring Mushrooms

    17/11/2017 Duración: 44min

    Steven Kirk joins me today to talk about the ongoing evolution of his family's farm. They started out by launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to build infrastructure for their mushroom farm. When they didn't meet their funding goals, they pivoted to start hosting workshops and creating value added tinctures. This is a great lesson on how to roll with the punches and keep the momentum of building your farm.  Enjoy  

  • 013 - Shiitake Mushrooms - Producing 500 pounds a week w/ Alex Winstead of Cascadia Mushrooms

    013 - Shiitake Mushrooms - Producing 500 pounds a week w/ Alex Winstead of Cascadia Mushrooms

    09/11/2017 Duración: 49min

    Alex Winstead joins me today to talk about Cascadia Mushrooms in Bellingham, WA. He shares his experience from starting this as a hobby in 2005 to where he his now producing 500 pounds per week of primarily Shiitake mushrooms.  Enjoy!  

  • Building a Mushroom Enterprise w/ Amy Fox of Fox Farm  Forage LLC

    Building a Mushroom Enterprise w/ Amy Fox of Fox Farm & Forage LLC

    05/09/2017 Duración: 01h12min

    Amy Fox joins me today to talk about Fox Farm & Forage LLC in North Carolina. We talk about how she started growing mushrooms in her basement as a hobby and how that has evolved into building a 4000 SF mushroom production facility on a dedicated piece of land. Impressive how things can grow! If you're looking to start a mushroom farm, you're going to love this. Support the Show on Patreon

  • Growing Oyster Mushrooms Commercially w/ Willie Crosby of Fungi Ally

    Growing Oyster Mushrooms Commercially w/ Willie Crosby of Fungi Ally

    29/08/2017 Duración: 52min

    Willie Crosby joins me today to talk about Fungi Ally in Hadley, MA. We talk about all of the details of Willie's production system of fresh oyster mushrooms for wholesale customers.  Willie gives us great, detailed information, on all aspects of his farm. If you're interested in growing mushrooms commercially, this episode should be a pre-requisite. Enjoy! Support the Show on Patreon

  • 010 - John Michelotti w/ Catskill Fungi - Mushroom Tinctures, Mushroom Walks, and More

    010 - John Michelotti w/ Catskill Fungi - Mushroom Tinctures, Mushroom Walks, and More

    22/08/2017 Duración: 59min

    John Michelotti joins me today to talk about Catskill Fungi. Specifically, we talk about mushroom tinctures, mushroom walks, and the story of his farm.  Enjoy! Click here to support the show on Patreon 

  • 300 Pounds of Mushrooms/Week - Eli Talbert of Urban Choice Mushroom Farm

    300 Pounds of Mushrooms/Week - Eli Talbert of Urban Choice Mushroom Farm

    15/08/2017 Duración: 47min

    Eli Talbert joins me today to talk about Urban Choice Mushroom Farm in Richmond Virginia.  If you like details on production and infrastructure, you're going to love this interview with Eli.   Click here to support the show on Patreon 

  • Nursery Production w/ Grant Schultz

    Nursery Production w/ Grant Schultz

    23/02/2016 Duración: 52min

    Grant Schultz, founder of New Farm Supply and Versaland joins me to talk primarily about Nursery Production. I asked Grant to be on this show because he has undertaken an incredibly ambitious project called Versaland, 145 acres of degraded land in Iowa that he has planted thousands of trees on and is establishing silvopasture systems that could be a model for transitioning the corn and soybean monocultures of the midwest. The hardest part of establishing an orchard is generating cashflow in the beginning years, especially when you are putting so much money into planting trees. Grant has solved this cash flow problem by starting his own nursery, New Farm Supply. He took the liability of purchasing thousands of trees for Versaland and judo'd into an asset by becoming a supplier of the best permaculture plants around. There is a ton to learn from Grant, so you will inevitably hear from him on the show again.    Show notes Support the show on Patreon Use code - 'SFA' for 20% off everything at New Farm Supply   

  • Ep. 5 - Raising Pastured Pork w/ Luke Groce of Groce Family Farm

    Ep. 5 - Raising Pastured Pork w/ Luke Groce of Groce Family Farm

    17/02/2016 Duración: 01h19min

    Luke Groce, of Groce Family Farm joins me today to discuss the details of pastured pork production. Luke started with a market garden and has grown to added pork to his offerings. In this episode we get into the economics of how much you can expect to earn from one pig and the associated costs with it. We touch on briefly why pastured pork is superior to dirt lot pig farming, but in all honestly, we could devote a whole show to this subject. The short of it is that you are raising better pork and paying less in feed while actually adding value to your land.    Support the show on Patreon   View the Show Notes on Small Farm Academy

  • Ep. 4 - Mushroom Farming w/ Tradd Cotter of Mushroom Mountain

    Ep. 4 - Mushroom Farming w/ Tradd Cotter of Mushroom Mountain

    02/02/2016 Duración: 58min

    Tradd Cotter, author of Organic Farming and Mycoremediation: Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation In this episode we discuss Mushroom Production, Tradd's business Mushroom Mountain, and much more. Enjoy! View the Show Notes on Small Farm Academy Support the show on Patreon

  • Ep. 3 - Shiitake Farming w/ Steve Gabriel of Wellspring Forest Farm

    Ep. 3 - Shiitake Farming w/ Steve Gabriel of Wellspring Forest Farm

    21/01/2016 Duración: 43min

    Steve Gabriel, author of Farming the Woods: An Integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests, joins me to talk about his experience cultivating mushrooms and medicinals for his farm, Wellspring Forest Farm. In this episode we discuss the details of shiitake production and farming the woods in general. Enjoy!   View the show notes on Small Farm Academy Support the Show on Patreon

  • Ep. 2 - How to Start a Shiitake Mushroom Farm w/ Joe Crawczyk of Field and Forest

    Ep. 2 - How to Start a Shiitake Mushroom Farm w/ Joe Crawczyk of Field and Forest

    09/01/2016 Duración: 01h05min

    Joe Krawczyk, founder of Field and Forest Products, joins me today to teach us how to go about starting a shiitake mushroom operation. Joe started Field and Forest Products 33 years ago and specializes in selling mushroom spawn, primarily Shiitake, to commercial and hobby mushroom growers. View the show notes on Small Farm Academy Support the Show on Patreon