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Weekly insights for vegetable farmers and market gardeners who earn, or want to earn, a living growing vegetables profitably. The show is hosted by Diego Footer of Permaculture Voices. Each week I talk with a beginning, or experienced farmer diving deep into their story to find out what makes their market farm successful. I focus on farming challenges and struggles, sales and marketing, soil preparation, weed management, post harvest processing, appropriate technology, farm startup, market selection, and work-life balance.

Farm Small Farm Smart The Modern Grower Podcast Network

    • Natural Sciences
    • 4.9 • 24 Ratings

Weekly insights for vegetable farmers and market gardeners who earn, or want to earn, a living growing vegetables profitably. The show is hosted by Diego Footer of Permaculture Voices. Each week I talk with a beginning, or experienced farmer diving deep into their story to find out what makes their market farm successful. I focus on farming challenges and struggles, sales and marketing, soil preparation, weed management, post harvest processing, appropriate technology, farm startup, market selection, and work-life balance.

    Create Your Best 2021 - A Process for Reflecting on 2020 to Plan 2021 (FSFS232)

    Create Your Best 2021 - A Process for Reflecting on 2020 to Plan 2021 (FSFS232)

    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
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    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/
     
     

    • 1 hr 11 min
    10 Life Changing Lessons to Live Your Best 2021 (FSFS231)

    10 Life Changing Lessons to Live Your Best 2021 (FSFS231)

    Today Javan Bernakevitch and I each go through our top 5 life lessons from 2020.

    In total 10 simple ways of looking at life, approaching life, and thinking about life that can change your life tomorrow.

    I look at a lot of these lessons as base principles in an approach to life that very much contradicts the status quo.  

    None of these lessons require any money or technology to implement. There are no tools or techniques here.

    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/
     
     

    • 2 hrs 17 min
    In Search of Soil - Why is Some Compost So Bad?

    In Search of Soil - Why is Some Compost So Bad?

    The podcast is In Search of Soil.
    SUBSCRIBE & LISTEN TO FULL EPISODES:
    iTunes - http://bit.ly/soilpodcast
    Spotify - http://bit.ly/insearchofsoil
    WATCH FULL EPISODES 
    YouTube https://bit.ly/watchISOS
     
    Let me know what you think @diegofooter - https://www.instagram.com/diegofooter

    • 5 min
    Predatory Insects and Integrated Pest Management with Sheri Frey (FSFS230)

    Predatory Insects and Integrated Pest Management with Sheri Frey (FSFS230)

    Sheri Frey, co-founder of Arbico Organics - joins me to talk about how you can use beneficial insects on your farm or in your garden to help control pest pressure.  She also discusses how beneficial insects are just one part of integrated pest management. 
    Learn more about Arbico Organics - https://www.arbico-organics.com/
     
    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/

    • 1 hr 15 min
    In Search of Soil- There are Different Forms of Carbon in the Soil

    In Search of Soil- There are Different Forms of Carbon in the Soil

    The other podcast is In Search of Soil.
    SUBSCRIBE & LISTEN TO FULL EPISODES:
    iTunes - http://bit.ly/soilpodcast
    Spotify - http://bit.ly/insearchofsoil
    WATCH FULL EPISODES 
    YouTube https://bit.ly/watchISOS
     
    Let me know what you think @diegofooter - https://www.instagram.com/diegofooter

    • 6 min
    In Search of Soil - What Do Soil Tests Actually Tell Us

    In Search of Soil - What Do Soil Tests Actually Tell Us

    The new podcast is In Search of Soil.
    SUBSCRIBE & LISTEN TO FULL EPISODES:
    iTunes - http://bit.ly/soilpodcast
    Spotify - http://bit.ly/insearchofsoil
    WATCH FULL EPISODES 
    YouTube https://bit.ly/watchISOS
     
    Let me know what you think @diegofooter - https://www.instagram.com/diegofooter

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

*jvl* ,

Love it

Thank you Diego! Although technically a farmer, I am up a bit of a different alley than most of your audience. As I am in the horse, dairy, and hay industries. However after finding your podcast awhile back, I find that even though the specifics don’t always translate, the lessons and philosophies do. I especially love the discussions with Jevan. They are the motivation I’m searching for to keep on trucking, growing and learning. Keep it up!

jacorfarm ,

Making a difference one episode at a time

This is a great podcast. I feel inspired and motivated after listening to each one. Really appreciate the topic diversity and addressing even those tough subjects.
Diego’s hard work and passion really shows through in the quality of his work. This podcast is truly worth a listen...it is making a difference one episode at a time.

MarCotPot ,

Thank you !

Great podcast. Thank you for your work, Diego. Love the subjects, the guests, the way you run the interview. There is huge value in each episode !

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