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  • Blog

    The Company Store

    Leaves almost nothing to live on
    by cmartenson

    Friday, May 3, 2019, 1:33 PM

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    The scam enabled by today’s financial ““markets”” coupled with lots of easy cheap credit flowing to big monied interests is every bit as egregious as the company store of old; only today’s victims are mostly blind to the way that the system is rigged against them.

    Run this scam long enough and one day we’ll discover that the banks and their proxy agents — private equity funds, hedge funds, endowments, and family offices, etc — own all of the productive farmland, all of the mines, all of the oil wells, all of the timberland, and every other means of primary wealth production.

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  • Podcast

    Singing Frogs Farm: The Science Of Healthy Soil

    Focus on biology over chemistry
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 1:02 PM

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    Three years ago, I interviewed Paul and Elizabeth Kaiser about the remarkably effective model being pioneered at their farm, Singing Frogs Farm, a small micro-farm in northern California. It quickly became one of Peak Prosperity's most popular podcasts of all-time.

    Developed over years of combining bio-intensive land/forestry management theory with empirical trial & error, the farming practices at Singing Frogs have produced astounding results.

    This week, I sit back down with Paul and Elizabeth to discuss the science behind their latest farming practices & techiniques, the importance of biology over chemistry when it comes to gardening, and the hands-on workshops they offer, and what they think it takes to make a 'resilient farmer'.

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  • Podcast

    Tim Young: How To Start A Small Farming Business

    For all those dreaming of becoming artisan entrepreneurs
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, November 26, 2017, 7:08 PM

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    Many readers of this website have shared with us their hopes of one day shedding their office jobs for a more meaningful, more resilient life involving a deeper connection with Nature. Starting a small-scale farming business is the most common dream we hear from these folks.

    But how to get started? And.. Can you really make a living at it?

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  • Podcast

    CropMobster: How To Put Your Local Food System To Its Highest Use

    A plug-and-play solution for any community
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, June 5, 2017, 9:05 PM

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    In the developed world, we waste a LOT of food.

    In America alone, it’s estimated that up to 40 percent of the post-harvest food supply is discarded, according to The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. That represents more than 1,200 calories per day for every man, woman, and child in the U.S. — just thrown into the trash. Yet at the same time we have food access issues and nutritional deficits that result in widescale health problems and hunger nationwide, despite having more than enough nutritional calories to go around. Our food system is a mess — and it doesn’t have to be that way.

    In this week's podcast, we talk with Nick Papadopoulos, founder of CropMobster; an innovative company focused on helping communities dramatically improve the potential of their local food sheds. Nick explains how CropMobster provides a platform that any community can build on to connect local producers with local consumers in ways that boost economic development, reduce wastage of food and other resources, and assist local hunger relievers:

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  • Podcast

    Joel Salatin: Curing Society’s Constipation Of Imagination

    We can do things profoundly better
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, May 22, 2017, 12:19 AM

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    The always colorful "renegade farmer" Joel Salatin returns to the podcast this week to share his latest thoughts on creative yet practical solutions society could and should be pursuing vs limiting and litigating everything under the sun.

    Much of what's needed is a shift in thinking and priorities, says Salatin. And it starts with embracing initiative, accountability, and a 'do more with what we have' mentality — which stands in stark contrast to the "we just need more stuff" narrative of today's status quo.

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    Take Control: If You Don’t, Who Will?

    Our best steps for escaping the Sick Care industry matrix
    by charleshughsmith

    Friday, April 29, 2016, 11:31 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • We know how to farm regeneratively, not extractively, today. We just need to choose to do so.
    • Learning from the recent summit with Joel Salatin, Toby Hemenway & Singing Frogs Farm
    • The 3 most important components underlying our future health
    • What you can do to take control of your health in ways that will enhance your quality of life

    If you have not yet read Why We're So Unhealthy, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    In Part 1, we examined the structure of our self-organizing centralized food/illness/healthcare system. In Part 2, we look at what we can do to foster a better, healthier and ultimately much more affordable alternative system.

    Permaculture and Regenerative Agriculture/Horticulture

    I have to start by thanking Peak Prosperity’s Adam Taggart for organizing the permaculture conference we attended, Better Soil, Better Food…A Better World. As a long-time gardener, I learned some things that I can apply to my own postage-stamp urban garden (for example, never leave soil bare—plant seedlings immediately after harvesting the current crop of veggies).

    I also learned about the perniciously destructive nature of our system of growing, processing, distributing and consuming food.  As noted in Part 1, the only possible result of our unhealthy food/illness/health system is ill-health.

    The best way to become healthy is to opt out of the entire system. Removing oneself from one subsystem is a good start but insufficient, due to the interconnected nature of the system. Eliminating fast food, for example, is a good start, but the vast majority of packaged and convenience foods are made with the same ingredients as fast food.

    This is difficult to do by design. As Joel Salatin explains…

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  • Podcast

    Joel Salatin: The Promise Of Regenerative Farming

    It may well be our only long-term food solution
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, March 13, 2016, 12:03 PM

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    Front man for the sustainable/regenerative farming movement, Joel Salatin, returns to the podcast this week.

    Next month on April 23rd, he'll be joining Adam, the folks from Singing Frogs Farm, permaculturalist Toby Hemenway, and Robb Wolf at a speaking event in northern California. He'll be speaking on the power that's in our hands to make much smarter choices regarding the food systems we depend on.

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  • Podcast

    Joel Salatin: The Pursuit Of Food Freedom

    A right worth fighting for
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, June 28, 2015, 4:54 PM

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    Sustainable farming activist Joel Salatin and author of Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal returns this week to talk about the importance of a basic human right: to eat what we believe is best for us.

    In past podcasts, he's described the challenges facing farmers who want to grow organically. This week, he sheds light on the additional challenges consumers face in getting access to quality produce and meats.

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    In Denial: We Pursue Endless Growth At Our Peril

    A requiem for planet Earth
    by cmartenson

    Friday, May 29, 2015, 2:09 PM

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    As we've been discussing of late here at PeakProsperity.com, humans desperately need a new story to live by. The old one is increasingly dysfunctional and rather obviously headed for either a quite dismal or possibly disastrous future. One of the chief impediments to recognizing the dysfunction of the old story and adopting a new one is the most powerful of all human emotional states: Denial.

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    It’s Time to Stop Treating Our Soil Like Dirt

    We're destroying an invaluable resource
    by cmartenson

    Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 3:34 PM

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    In the recent podcast with Paul and Elizabeth Kaiser, the owners of Singing Frogs farm, they told a tale of success that begins and in many ways ends with their soil.

    It's a model we need to pay close attention, to as I think it’s safe to say that the vast majority of farming across the world right now is based on the practice of plowing up fields and is therefore based on the practice of slowly but surely ruining the very bottom of the food pyramid.

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