Farmer Podcast Club: The Collaborative Farming Podcast

This week the #farmerbookclub is going to be the #farmerpodcastclub A lot of farming is about people working together. And you can do it all kinds of ways. And thatís what this podcast is about. Jackson Rollett interviews farmers about how they work together, how they support farmers working together, and how farmers work with … More Farmer Podcast Club: The Collaborative Farming Podcast

Farmer Book Club: Holacracy

And suddenly youíre a 20 person farm with a diversity of complex income streams and field operations; and there’s no way you can micromanage everything and yet you still want your operation to be efficient, effective, and profitable while making sure everyone on the team feels valued and self actualized. Doesnít seem like much to … More Farmer Book Club: Holacracy

Farmer Book Club: Sharing The Harvest

This book was not my introduction to CSA. I first heard about Community Supported Agriculture in a Principles of Ecological Agriculture class in University and then I worked on a few CSA farms. That gave me an understanding of some of the basics of CSA (especially from a consumer perspective.). But I was mostly viewing … More Farmer Book Club: Sharing The Harvest

Farmer Book Club: Farms of Tomorrow Revisited

Community Supported Farms – Farm Supported Communities is the subtitle of this book. And it sums up my hopes for the world.† This is also the vision that underlies all of Farms of Tomorrow Revisited by Trauger Groh & Steve McFadden. Published in 1998 by Biodynamic Association, this is a CSA handbook written about 10 … More Farmer Book Club: Farms of Tomorrow Revisited

Farmer Podcast Club: Online Sales series on Farm Small Farm Smart

This week the #farmerbookclub is going to be the #farmerpodcastclub. Back in spring 2020 when a certain pandemic flipped many farmerís marketing plans upside down, Diego Footer ran an Online Sales series on Farm Small Farm Smart. Diego interviewed a bunch of different farmers about a bunch of different ecommerce platforms. (I was actually the … More Farmer Podcast Club: Online Sales series on Farm Small Farm Smart

Farmer Book Club: The Year In Review

What are some of the favourite farm books youíve read this year? I was going to close 2021 with a selection of books from this yearís #farmerbookclub posts to share some of my favourites. But I only started these book posts 7 weeks ago, which means Iíve only got 7 books to choose from. And … More Farmer Book Club: The Year In Review

Farmer Book Club: The Garden Seed Inventory

The Garden Seed Inventory by Seed Savers Exchange is this weekís entry for the #farmerbookclub Itís got the perfect name for Seed Inventory month at the Farmer Spreadsheet Academy. Now technically, this month weíre exploring how you can take stock of your own seed inventory. This book is not about how to do that. This … More Farmer Book Club: The Garden Seed Inventory

Farmer Book Club: Small-Scale Organic Seed Production

This monthís Farmer Book Club posts are going to focus on managing your seed inventory. Iím going to start by sending you over to the Farm Folk City Folks website to download Small-Scale Organic Seed Production by Patrick Steiner. (Itís a free PDF) Then you can head to Chapter 4 – Seed Storage. You can … More Farmer Book Club: Small-Scale Organic Seed Production

Farmer Book Club: The New Organic Grower

The New Organic Grower by Eliot Coleman There was a time (before kids, before a bustling seed company, before all the spreadsheets) that Iíd start every winter by reading this book. Eliot Coleman presented everything in a series of cycles and systems that flowed into each other and supported each other. And it was done … More Farmer Book Club: The New Organic Grower