The Small Farm Academy Podcast is hosted by me, Luke Callahan, and is an exploration of different small farming businesses. We cover everything from how to produce microgreens to understanding the importance a Profit & Loss Statement. This show is equal parts how-to, business skills, and bad jokes. Enjoy!
Nursery - Akiva Silver of Twisted Tree Farm
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.
Here's a link to Twisted Tree Farm - http://twisted-tree.net
And here's the "How to Start a Nursery Article I mentioned - http://www.twisted-tree.net/starting-a-nursery-business/
017 |Plant Nursery | Sean Dembrosky of Edible Acres
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. Also, make sure to check out Sean's YouTube channel as well. -
Mushrooms | Ivan Vincent of Ugly Barn Farm on Building Mushroom Farming Infrastructure
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.
Herbal Blends | Sacha Begg of Bullygoth Farm
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.
Dahlias - Swan Island Dahlias w/ Nicholas Gitts & Heather Schloe
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.
Mushroom Workshops & Tinctures - Steven Kirk of Hexenring Mushrooms
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.
Good interviews and discussion topics
I enjoy the podcast a great deal, good topics and contributions from guests. Audio is at times very tough to tolerate for me, we should all chip in and get this guy a better setup and mutable mic. Nobody likes to hear drinking and swallowing during interviews. Good job though and keep up the good content!
Looking forward to more
Really enjoyed the podcast on pastured pigs.
Really glad I was told about these podcasts.
Looking forward to listening to more.
I stumbled across your podcast looking for homesteading information. I have listened to thousands of podcasts, no exaggeration and you were born for this. Please don’t give up on this. If you need a reboot please link to a new podcast. I’d listen to you and your intelligent guests all day. 🙏👍👊