Tag Archives: Gardening

  • Blog

    Planning Your Spring Garden

    It's time to get started!
    by Samantha Biggers

    Monday, February 22, 2021, 6:48 AM


    Despite the frigid temperatures in many parts of the country, Spring is just around the corner. And with it: the return to gardening.

    Planning out your Spring garden can bring some joy and light to your life while temps are still low. Seed companies have already sent out a lot of catalogs to help inspire.

    Current economic conditions and the COVID-19 pandemic make it likely that we’ll see seed shortages again later in the growing season. If you want to grow a garden in 2021, it’s advisable to start securing your seeds as soon as you can.

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  • Blog
    How 30 years of gardening errors were fixed in 30 minutes

    Gardening and Integrity

    My 30 years of gardening badly suddenly fixed
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, September 18, 2020, 6:28 AM


    A great reskilling movement to go along with a back to the land movement, all driven by the twin realizations that not only is there an expiration date on the consumer culture but there’s a better life to be had too.  One that is more connected, more fulfilling, and more satisfying.

    Evie and I are already living that dream, as are many of you, and we feel like it’s time to bring that to the world.  This video is one of our ‘rapid prototypes’ towards that aim.

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  • Insider

    Preparing For The New Future

    How Chris is modeling positive transformation in his own life
    by Chris Martenson

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 7:59 PM


    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…. (Enroll now to continue reading)


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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


    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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  • Podcast

    Marjory Wildcraft: Growing Your Own Groceries

    How to turn your backyard into a food production system
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 4:14 PM


    Marjory Wildcraft, founder of The Grow Network and author of Grow Your Own Groceries, explains how we can contribute to the local food production movement by using our own windowsills, planters and backyards as a food production system.

    Even those with no prior experience can swiftly learn how to grow and raise a meaningful portion of their dietary calories.

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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


    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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  • Blog
    Peak Prosperity

    What Should I Do? – Crash Course Chapter 26

    Take prudent steps NOW, while there's still time
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, January 10, 2015, 3:43 PM


    If there’s one message to take away from this newly-updated Crash Course video series, it’s this:  It’s time for you to become more resilient and more engaged. Things are changing quickly and nobody knows how much time we have before the next economic, ecological or energy related crisis erupts.  Nobody knows when, but we do have a pretty good idea of what is coming.

    And it is within your control to enter the coming future with a higher degree of security, prosperity and fulfillment than you enjoy now.


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  • Podcast

    Toby Hemenway: Explaining Permaculture

    Letting nature do the work, sustainably
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, May 17, 2014, 6:04 PM


    "Permaculture" is a word fast gaining adoption in (and beyond) the agricultural and gardening worlds. We see it mentioned fairly often here on PeakProsperity.com.

    But what exactly does it mean?

    When asked, many of our readers have a fuzzy sense, at best. So, we've asked one of the top experts in the permaculture field, Toby Hemenway, to provide an 'everyman's' overview of the philosophy, science and best practices of the craft.

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  • Podcast

    Jean-Martin Fortier: A Model for Profitable Micro-Farming

    Earn a living gardening on just 1.5 acres
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, March 29, 2014, 2:19 PM


    As we awake to the realities in store for us in a future defined by declining net energy, concerns about food security, adequate nutrition, community resilience, and reliable income commonly arise.

    Small-scale farming usually quickly surfaces as a pursuit that could help address all of these. Yet most dismiss the idea of becoming farmers themselves; mainly because of lack of prior experience, coupled with lack of capital. It simply feels too risky.

    Enter Jean-Martin Fortier and his wife, Maude-Hélène. They are a thirtysomething couple who have been farming successfully for the past decade. In fact, they've been micro-farming: their entire growing operations happen on just an acre and half of land.

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