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23 of The Best Podcast Episodes for MARK SHEPARD. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about MARK SHEPARD, often where they are interviewed.

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23 of The Best Podcast Episodes for MARK SHEPARD. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about MARK SHEPARD, often where they are interviewed.

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S2E44: Can permaculture scale?—w/ Mark Shepard, author of Restoration Agriculture

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We have destroyed or severely disrupted many of the perennial ecosystems that were here in favor of annual crops. Crops that require the use of herbicide and mulch year after year until, eventually, the soil is depleted and we move on. So, how can we use the design principles of permaculture to restore the ecology of the planet, provide ourselves with all the food, fuels and fibers we need, and make money while we’re at it? And at scale no less!

Agroforestry farmer and permaculturist Mark Shepard is the CEO of Forest Agriculture Enterprises, Founder of Restoration Agriculture Development, and award-winning author of Restoration Agriculture: Real-World Permaculture for Farmers. On this episode of Reversing Climate Change, Mark joins Ross and Christophe to share his understanding of permaculture, explaining how he applies its principles in a way that allows for scale and designs practical systems around the individual farmer’s machinery.

Mark introduces us to his idea of STUN agriculture (Strategic Total Utter Neglect), describing how nature solves every problem farmers have—at no cost and with very little effort. Listen in for insight on where science falls short in supporting the transition to restoration agriculture and learn how we can leverage permaculture to build economies around ecologically-designed systems.

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Resources

Restoration Agriculture: Real-World Permaculture for Farmers by Mark Shepard

Water for Any Farm by Mark Shepard

New Forest Farm

Forest Agriculture Enterprises

Restoration and Agriculture Development

Mark on Acres USA

Bill Mollison

David Holmgren

Tree Crops: A Permanent Agriculture by J. Russell Smith

The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming by Masanobu Fukuoka

Pawpaw: In Search of America’s Forgotten Fruit by Andrew Moore

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Dec 22 2020 · 59mins
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Making the most of your water on any farm, with Mark Shepard, Author of “Water for Any Farm”

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Since the last two episodes focused on earthworks, specifically water retention and catchment features, I wanted to revisit one of my favorite interviews that really helped me to understand the fundamentals of keyline design and how many different configurations it could take, even on the same piece of land. The keyline system was pioneered of course by PA Yeomans in Australia back in the 1950’s and has been a guide for farmers and land restorationists ever since.
Back at the beginning of this season I spoke with Mark Shepard, right after the release of his latest book Water for Any Farm. A culmination of decades of work on his own property as well as consulting and designing for others around the US and the world. Mark’s no-nonsense approach to permaculture and restoration agriculture have been attractive to me since I first got interested in these topics more than a decade ago. 
In this interview we start by talking about how the mismanagement of land and water has created the conditions we have today all over the world where topsoil is constantly eroded and water quickly becomes a destructive force rather than a rejuvenating one if it's left to run over bare landscapes. Mark goes into a lot of detail to describe how to read your landscape and identify key points that can be used as references for keylines to direct water all across your land in a way that slows it down and rehydrates it. We talk about what machinery and tools he recommends for major earthworks, the installation of different types of ponds, building soil over large acreage, and much more. I’m lucky to get sent a lot of books to look over and review before speaking with authors, and I often don’t have time to read them very thoroughly, but Mark’s latest book, Water for Any Farm is one I really took the time to understand because of the incredible potential that this system has for increasing the productivity and resilience of any landscape, not just from an agricultural perspective. Adjusting the water harvesting capacity of your terrain can have an important impact on any kind of regeneration project and help with weathering severe climate events too. It’s especially relevant to reforestation and agroforestry because the earthworks method outlined in the book is how Mark was able to regenerate a degraded farm surrounded by monoculture corn crops into the highly productive oak savannah mimicking ecosystem based around the pillars of hazelnut and chestnut orchards. I highly recommend you check it out. I’ve put links to where you can get the book and learn more about Mark and his work in the show notes for this episode on the website.
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Oct 02 2020 · 1hr 18mins

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Mimicking nature for infinite returns with Mark Shepard

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Mark Shepard is widely known as an agroforestry and permaculture expert that is the CEO of Agriculture Restoration Development and the owner of New Forest Farm, a commercial-scale perennial agricultural system that uses the oak savanna as an ecological model.

In this fascinating talk, Mark gets into the real estate side of things and how he has been successful at improving degraded real estate through restorative practices that mimic nature, and then stacking synergistic businesses that will increase the value of the property so that he can refinance his capital out and get infinite returns.

This is a show that is certainly thought-provoking, inspiring, and actionable!

Jul 24 2020 · 1hr 1min
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Land Management Series: Restoration Agriculture with Mark Shepard Ep. 44

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Thank you for finding the 1080 Outdoors Podcast! We are excited to bring you consistent content that reveals the truth behind Land Management and Hunting.

Episode 44 Topics:

Speakers: Taylor Henry & Mark Shepard

Land Management Series:

Mark Shepard Joins Taylor to Talk About Restoration Agriculture, He Literally Wrote The Book On It.  

Taylor and Mark Chat About The Advantages to His Agricultural Set Up, And How Much His "New Forest Farm" has Transformed Over the Last 25 Years. 

In Our Opinion This is The Future of The Hunting Industry. 

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Jun 29 2020 · 1hr 15mins
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Restoration Agriculture with Mark Shepard (Part III)

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My guest for this episode, which originally aired in 2014, is Mark Shepard, owner of New Forest Farm and author of Restoration Agriculture. This is the final piece in a series of three interviews Mark and I recorded to talk about Restoration Agriculture practices and to answer listener questions.

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In this episode we discuss four topics based around listener questions.

  1. What is Mark’s “Oil Cartel?”
  2. What place does keyline design have on a small scale site?
  3. What techniques does Mark suggest for water retention on a flat area?
  4. What tips does Mark have for starting seedlings where you are unable to water daily or weekly?

I enjoyed these conversations because of the different voice and perspective that Mark brought to the table. These really expanded my thoughts on how we can practice permaculture in many different ways underneath the same umbrella. Mark focuses on large scale agricultural restoration. My focus is on communication and outreach. We each have a role to fill.

Where do you see your niche in the permaculture community? Where do you fit into this big puzzle of creating a better world? Is there any way I can help you find your fit? I’d love to hear from you.

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Resources
Restoration Agriculture with Mark Shepard (Part I)
Restoration Agriculture with Mark Shepard (Part II)

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Feb 08 2020 ·
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Mark Shepard on how to make the most of your water on any farm

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Welcome everyone to the first episode of a brand new season of the Abundant Edge podcast. I can’t believe I’m starting the fourth year of this little pet project that I had three years ago after I had just moved to Guatemala and was wrapping up an internship on bamboo building, and now here I am, having moved to north eastern Spain and with more than 50 thousand of you incredible folks tuning in to this show every month from all around the world. I’m so happy to be able to keep this show going and I’m really excited to start a new season with a brand new website that makes it easier than ever to search for topics, names, categories and really anything you want to help you access great information from more than 140 interviews in our archives. I really encourage you all to check it out if you haven’t yet, and of course, if you enjoy the content of this show, please consider leaving us a review on iTunes or whichever service provider you use. More than anything this helps me to get these episodes out and into the ears of more people, and that means more people equipped with the knowledge and techniques to begin to heal and regenerate this planet. 
That’s enough of the prologue, let’s jump into today’s episode. For those of you who’ve been following the last handful of episodes you know that we’re deep into an ongoing series on reforestation and agroforestry, and though most of the previous interviews have been with people working directly to plant trees and restore native forests, I decided to switch the focus for this session for two important reasons. The first, is that without good soil and access to water very few things will grow or at least they’ll take much much longer to get established. The second, is that Mark Shepard, founder of New Forest farm in Wisconsin and the author of Restoration Agriculture, has finally just released his much awaited second book called Water for Any Farm which outlines his revolutionary expansion on P A Yeoman’s original classic called Water for Every Farm. 
In this interview I got to speak with Mark about how his decades of experience on his own farm as well as designing and consulting on farms all over the country helped him to solve some of the shortcomings from the original keyline design system. We start by talking about how the mismanagement of land and water has created the conditions we have today all over the world where topsoil is constantly eroded and water quickly becomes a destructive force rather than a rejuvenating one if it's left to run over naked landscapes. Mark goes into a lot of detail to describe how to read your landscape and identify key points that can be used as references for keylines to direct water all across your land in a way that slows it down and rehydrates it. We talk about what machinery and tools he recommends for major earthworks, the installation of different types of ponds, building soil over large acreage, and much more. I get sent a lot of books to look over and review before speaking with authors and I often don’t have time to read them very thoroughly, but this one, Water for Any Farm I really took the time to understand because of the incredible potential that this system has for increasing the productivity and resilience of any landscape, not just from an agricultural perspective. Adjusting the water harvesting capacity of your terrain can have an important impact on any kind of regeneration project and help with weathering severe climate events too. It’s especially relevant to the ongoing series on reforestation and agroforestry because the earthworks method outlined in the book is how Mark was able to regenerate a damaged farm surrounded by monoculture corn crops into the highly productive oak savannah mimicking ecosystem based around the pillars of hazelnut and chestnut orchards.I highly recommend you check it out. I’ve put links to where you can buy it and learn more about Mark and his work in the show notes for this episode on the webs...
Feb 07 2020 ·
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Restoration Agriculture with Mark Shepard (Part II)

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(Originally Aired: 17.September.2014)

My guest for this episode is Mark Shepard, owner of New Forest Farm and author of Restoration Agriculture. This is the second of three pieces that Mark and I recorded together to talk about Restoration Agricultural practices and to answer listener questions.

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In this episode we discuss four topics based around listener questions.

  1. Mark’s nursery techniques.
  2. Grafting vs. Seeding.
  3. What tools and infrastructure are needed to start a nursery project?
  4. How Mr. Shepard markets his tree crops locally or otherwise.

We also discuss the importance for each of us, that means you and me, to be growing, selecting, and breeding our own plants from seed. To make this easier Mark shares his STUN method of seeing what plants are best.

What does STUN stand for? Sheer Total Utter Neglect.

After listening to this episode, even if you don’t have a green thumb, there’s no reason to not be playing with plants on a variety of scales.

Here is another discussion about how to bring profit and entrepreneurship into permaculture. It is something I continue to work on and struggle with at times, but it is something we can do. As Mark said, we do this and then ask other systems to try and keep up with us as we create a better world now and for the future. This is not a game or something we play at, but real work to make a difference. We can do it.

To support that, I have some interviews that will come out over the coming months with people like Ethan Roland to discuss the Eight Forms of Capital and Regenerative Enterprise and how we can apply permaculture to business. Then Carol Sanford joins me to discuss how we can apply business to permaculture, find the essence of our entrepreneurial work, and grow what it is we are doing to bring functional permaculture models into the mainstream.

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Feb 01 2020 ·
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Restoration Agriculture with Mark Shepard (Part I)

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(Originally Aired: 16.July.2014)

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My guest for this episode is Mark Shepard, author of Restoration Agriculture.

As you might expect from this show we start with his biography and background, work our way through a call to action for permaculture practitioners and a need to be realistic in our efforts, and finally wrap up this conversation by discussing his work of restoration agriculture. Don’t worry though, this is the first piece that Mark and I recorded together, so there will be more on this subject to follow, including listener questions in episodes two and three.

I’m can produce episodes like this one, and those that follow in this series, because of your support. You allow me to schedule large blocks of time to have expansive candid conversations with interesting guests for the good of the permaculture community and beyond. If you value this show and these experiences, and I think you do since you choose to tune in, then support the show. Go to www.thepermaculturepodcast.com/support to find out how.

I found this interview, and the other time I spent with Mark, delightful and challenging. He asks hard questions and proposes solutions that at first glance seem difficult, but that ultimately are necessary to doing this work in a meaningful way and getting beyond the “feel good” actions of a little here and a little there. The potentially unstable future posed by weather weirding and climate change requires action.

Now.

As part of that, and because I don’t believe in asking anyone to do something that I wouldn’t or haven’t done, I’m going to take up Mark’s challenge to eat a diet free of annual grains and annual legumes for 30 days. Actually, I’ll be doing it for 31, from August 1st through the 31st, 2014. Will you join me on this journey and see what the experience is like in a world of mass-produced foods and perceived scarcity? Together we can show the possible abundance that lurks beyond the shelves of our local supermarket.

Expect a month or so to pass until the next of these pieces with Mark, and the final one to come out in late September or early October.

Are you practicing restoration agriculture? Or just want to talk permaculture? Let me know:

E-mail: show@thepermaculturepodcast.com
Phone: 717-827-6266
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Jan 25 2020 ·
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Making REAL Change w/ Mark Shepard

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Join us for a conversation with THE Contrary Farmer himself, Mark Shepard. Mark sheds light into the previous biodynamic and back to land movements and how thru Innovation and Iteration, REAL change in this world is made.

For all things Mark Shepard:

Order his book:
https://www.acresusa.com/products/restoration-agriculture

Check out his website and upcoming workshops/events:
https://newforestfarm.us

Order trees!
https://www.forestag.com

Follow on Facebook:
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Aug 24 2019 · 1hr 22mins
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The Future of Agriculture - Changing the Concept with Mark Shepard

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This BEST OF GFL episode is a replay of a previous episode.

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Mark Shepard of Forest Agriculture Enterprises joins me to talk about the future of agriculture. Mark has a pretty clear view on how he thinks the future of agriculture could be.. restoration agriculture style farms dotting the landscape with animals roaming through grasslands dappled with trees, a perennial polyculture system that builds soil instead of destroying it, a system that sequesters carbon instead of volatilizing it, a system that utilizes all of the water that falls on a piece of land, a system restores the land, and importantly a system provides nutrient dense food on scale - bulk calories and makes money doing it allowing a farmer to earn a decent living in the process. These systems could restore the land and rural America. I think it is totally possible, and when you hear Mark speak I think you will feel the same way. This is the future of agriculture. This is probably one of those episodes that you will need to listen to a few times to get every little juicy nugget out of it. Whether you want to farm broadacre or not, this episode is busting at the seams with knowledge and wisdom.

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https://farm-business-essentials.teachable.com/courses

Jul 15 2019 · 1hr 30mins
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