Tag Archives: Farming

  • Blog

    How To Grow Onions, Garlic, and Shallots

    Get ready for fall planting...
    by Samantha Biggers

    Monday, September 13, 2021, 12:10 PM

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    The Allium family contains some of the easiest plants to grow in a raised bed, row, or even a container. At the same time, there are a few basic things you need to be aware of to have success and grow a bountiful crop that will store well. Although it may not be the right time of year to plant some of the delicious alliums I am going to talk about, it is essential that you consider what you want to grow in the future and buy your seed or starts as soon as a company will accept a pre order. Many suppliers of garlic and shallot start to sell out before it is time to plant. The economic time we are facing and worker shortages have made it even more critical to pre-order now for fall planting.

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    Photo by Joshua Lanzarini on Unsplash

    The Challenges New Farmers and Homesteaders Face

    Tips and strategies to set yourself up for success
    by Samantha Biggers

    Thursday, August 26, 2021, 8:25 AM

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    Recently, a reader suggested that I write an article on the challenges for new farmers to help those just getting started. I agree that it is an important topic. There are a lot of things that I wish I had known as my husband and I started clearing our land and farming while building a house at the same time.  Since I can only fit so much in a single article, I hope that fellow members of the PP tribe will chime in with their tips in the comments section.

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  • Blog
    Joel Salatin and flock

    The Call of the Tribe

    A critical gathering of the Peak Prosperity Tribe at Polyface Farms
    by Jeanne

    Tuesday, June 1, 2021, 4:20 PM

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    *Additional note on ticketing (June 1, 2021):  Registration will be checked by roster at the event. Tickets will not be issued, but you may choose to save or print your confirmation email as a backup.* Not meaning to diminish Jack London’s immortal classic, The Call of the Wild, but a Call of the Tribe is…

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  • Blog

    The Pros & Cons Of Raising Smaller Livestock

    Tips for choosing what animals to raise given your goals & the space you have available
    by Samantha Biggers

    Monday, March 22, 2021, 6:00 AM

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    A lot of people who are interested in raising farm animals feel daunted by the task, especially if they don’t have a lot of acreage. But there are plenty of livestock options out there for those with limited space.

    In this article, I’ll discuss the pros and cons of raising various smaller types of livestock.

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  • Blog

    Want To Join The PP Tribe At Polyface Farm This Summer?

    Joel Salatin is willing to host us if the tribe wants to gather
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 1:23 PM

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    “America’s farmer” Joel Salatin and his team at world-famous Polyface Farm are offering to host an educational weekend this summer for the Peak Prosperity tribe.

    Would you be interested in attending?

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  • Podcast

    Running Out Of Soybeans?

    Why food shortages may define the future
    by Chris Martenson

    Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 3:11 PM

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    As the world population grows, climate instability continues, and more countries are able to economically compete for resources, experts foresee future demand that may prove overwhelming vs supply. We’re already seeing a tightening of global stocks in key crops like soybeans.

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  • Podcast

    Joel Salatin: Better Food = A Better Future

    How sustainable food production boosts our ecology, economy & health
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 12:00 PM

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    Since covid-19 first emerged, one of our continued recommendations has been to “start a garden”.

    The pandemic has exposed the fragility of our food supply chains, as well as the shortcomings of our global and national health authorities. So having more self-sufficiency when it comes to calories, as well as better nutrition to boost your immune system, just make good sense. Hence: start a garden.

    In this week’s podcast, we welcome back Joel Salatin.  Labeled by The Washington Post as “the most famous farmer in America”, Joel has spent his career advocating for sustainable farming practices and pioneering models that show how food can be grown and raised in ways that are regenerative to our topsoils, more humane to livestock, produce much healthier & tastier food, and contribute profitably to the local economy.

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  • Insider

    Building The Foundations Of A Resilient Life

    Welcome to 'Honey Badger Farm'
    by Chris Martenson

    Saturday, June 13, 2020, 3:24 AM

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    Executive Summary

    If you have not yet read Part 1: Making Sense of the Insensible, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    What I don’t put out in public, besides my daily reminder to “start a garden,” is that I foresee a particularly strong possibility that things will get a lot worse before they get better.

    Social unrest, increases in crime, and food shortages — dangers like that.

    So to shield myself and those I care about, the biggest new initiative I’m undertaking in my own personal life is….

     

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  • Blog

    Why Gardening Starts With Growing Good Soil

    Microbiology + nutrient cycle = thriving healthy plants
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, April 24, 2020, 9:42 PM

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    Whether you’re new to gardening or not, your success is rooted (pardon the pun) in appreciating that to grow healthy plants you first need to grow healthy soil.

    Perhaps the top soil experts in the world are Paul and Elizabeth Kaiser, owners and operators of Singing Frogs Farm — world famous for their nature-based yet innovative approach to farming, in which no tilling of any kind is done to the soil. No pesticide/herbicide/fungicide sprays (organic or otherwise) are used. And the only fertilizer used is natural compost.

    To help direct and inspire your efforts to get your coronavirus garden off to the right start, here’s an 8-minute clip of the Kaisers presenting at our last seminar, showing what’s possible when you focus on growing good soil.

     

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