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Edible gardens. Chickens, geese, and ducks. Goats. Fruit trees. Fermented food. Pantry, root cellar, and freezer not grocery store. Slow food. Build it and fix it yourself. Connected communities. Permaculture by design transforms what was barren to productive.

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Edible gardens. Chickens, geese, and ducks. Goats. Fruit trees. Fermented food. Pantry, root cellar, and freezer not grocery store. Slow food. Build it and fix it yourself. Connected communities. Permaculture by design transforms what was barren to productive.

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More episodes, please!

By HarrietOakley - Jun 29 2018
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Where’d you go? I just discovered this podcast and am all out of episodes. Come back, Little Sheba!

Great podcast

By Clean Slate Farm - Feb 16 2017
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Full of useful information and well presented. Clear and concise. One of the few I subscribe to.

iTunes Ratings

30 Ratings
Average Ratings
25
2
0
1
2

More episodes, please!

By HarrietOakley - Jun 29 2018
Read more
Where’d you go? I just discovered this podcast and am all out of episodes. Come back, Little Sheba!

Great podcast

By Clean Slate Farm - Feb 16 2017
Read more
Full of useful information and well presented. Clear and concise. One of the few I subscribe to.
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Permaculture Velocity | Homesteading Skills You Can Use

Latest release on Feb 05, 2016

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Edible gardens. Chickens, geese, and ducks. Goats. Fruit trees. Fermented food. Pantry, root cellar, and freezer not grocery store. Slow food. Build it and fix it yourself. Connected communities. Permaculture by design transforms what was barren to productive.

Rank #1: The Best Fruit Trees for the Backyard Garden - PVP39

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What's not to love? Perennial. Easy. Relatively low cost. Beautiful. Fresh fruit.

Adding fruit trees to the backyard garden can quickly had a bounty of terrific food.

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com

Jan 20 2016

13mins

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Rank #2: Top 10 Easy to Grow Edible Perennials - PVP15

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Edible perennials can be key to balancing things on the homestead. While they can take a bit more time, patience, and care to establish they pay off by needing less care when things get busy or you get sidetracked.

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com 

Jul 29 2015

11mins

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Rank #3: Organizers are Hoarders! How to Eliminate Clutter Forever Using KonMari! - PVP13

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Keeping things orderly and tidy on the homestead can just make life easier.

No lost tools or equipment. No closets overflowing with things you don't and wont ever use. Eliminate the stacks and piles! Have a place for all of your items that bring joy to your life!

Learn about how to be tidy forever.

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com 

Jul 08 2015

20mins

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Rank #4: 11 Tips for a Tiny Garden & Where to Start - PVP23

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So many projects and tasks on the homestead and limited resources. Where to start? How to decide to pay for someone else to install a laundry-to-landscape system or DIY? Starting small, simple, and specialized can help. Then considering time, money, and reward can help us select the right project, at the right time, and keep it on budget.

Even tiny gardens can seem overwhelming to a new gardener--learn a few tips that can help you get started.

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com 

Sep 30 2015

10mins

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Rank #5: Avoid Common Gardening Mistakes - PVP5

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Access to tons of information at our fingertips can be a lovely thing. But, there are some ideas that take off that are best avoided. 

Learn a few tips to set your garden up for success.

Show Notes:PermacultureVelocity.com

Jun 04 2015

10mins

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Rank #6: 7 Best Cool Season Vegetables - PVP28

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Of all the cool season vegetables, which are the best to get started in the garden for the cool season?

Selected for ease and productivity plus some surprises.

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com

Nov 05 2015

17mins

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Rank #7: Chicken Manure Management Using Deep Litter - PVP27

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How can you manage a chicken run without nuisance smells, flies, and tons of work?

This simple and easy approach to managing the litter in a chicken run is healthier for the flock while being less work for the chicken keeper.

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com

Oct 29 2015

9mins

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Rank #8: 49 Ways to Save Money & Live Better - PVP4

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Live better is always a relative thing. What about saving time, money, resources, and having a great homestead along the way?

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com

Jun 03 2015

12mins

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Rank #9: Maintaining a Healthy Chicken Flock - PVP30

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Prevention, prevention, prevention. Let's get into some details to avoid problems with illness and disorder down the road.

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com

Nov 11 2015

27mins

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Rank #10: Toxic Free & Effective Cleaning - PVP31

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It's easy to get sucked into the fancy packaging, promises of cleanliness not possible any other way, and germs killed on contact.

But, how much do we really know and understand about the products that we are bringing into our homes? How can we make changes to kick toxic products to the curb? Plus, how to stick to your guns with homemade cleaners.

Show notes: PermacultureVelocity.com

Nov 13 2015

12mins

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Rank #11: Bigger Chicken Coop, Less Space - PVP2

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Urban lots can be small and bonus points are always awarded for creativity. 

Learn about why and how we designed a 3-level hen house for our happy, healthy flock.

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com

Jun 01 2015

12mins

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Rank #12: Conserve Water at Home - PVP3

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There are big solutions that can cost big bucks. And there are small, simple solutions that can have an impact right now. 

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com

Jun 02 2015

16mins

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Rank #13: Important Lessons from the Flock - PVP37

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Right up there with "so what do you do when the chickens stop laying?" is "what to do when a chicken dies?" No one is really signing up to get the gory details yet at some level we all know that chickens die...even our most favorite pet chicken.

But what can we learn?

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com

Jan 13 2016

9mins

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Rank #14: Making Our Homesteads Less Toxic - PVP36

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Toxins suck! They make us, the soil, the air, the water, and the animals sick.

So many of them are simply not needed for the job we are buying them for, yet, there they are! How can we step-by-step make our homesteads less toxic and maybe the world too?

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com

Dec 16 2015

12mins

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Rank #15: Pressure Canning: Not Bombs, Food! - PVP21

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Corn, beans, okra, meats, fish, poultry, soups, broths, and other low acid foods must be pressure canned. Sadly, pressure canning has a bad rap and many folks shy away from it.

Pressure canning low acid foods means that we have even more foods that we can grab off our pantry shelves.

Imagine being sick and reaching for a jar of chicken soup made just the way you like it. Think about that long day and all you want is a quick meal--you are able to reach for a terrific vegetable soup.

Canned foods don't require refrigeration so you don't have to worry about a power outage. Canned foods like beans (black beans, kidney beans, and so forth) are cooked and ready to add to your favorite recipes--saving time, money, and energy.

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com 

Sep 16 2015

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Rank #16: 15 Essential Tools in the Homesteading Kitchen - PVP9

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A homesteading kitchen is a bit different from an ordinary kitchen. It can be overwhelming to decided which blender, food processor, canner, roasting pan, and so forth.

There are so many choices but learn about a few things that are workhorses in a homesteading kitchen.

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com

Jun 10 2015

22mins

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Rank #17: Winter Egg Laying & Adding Light to the Hen House - PVP20

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There are two solidly divided camps regarding light to the hen house as the days shorten.

One: Adding light is inhumane, kinda seems like an industrial operation, so let's leave the natural rhythms alone.

Two: Adding light means that there will be eggs on all of the days including days before the holidays.

Yes, it's true I have friends in the city who do not add light in the winter and after all the love, care, and feed--buy eggs in December. 

Adding a moderate amount to light to maintain a 14-hour day means that our healthy hens get adequate rest and we get eggs on all of the days. Gosh, how would I figure out which eggs are the least evil at the market anyway. We have chickens so that I don't have to figure that out!

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com 

Sep 09 2015

8mins

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Rank #18: How to Prevent Pantry Pests - PVP17

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Panty pests can ruin hundreds and hundreds of dollars worth of food. Hours will be spent cleaning out containers and jars. Food will need to be replaced. It is just not fantastic to have a problem with pantry pests.

It is less expensive in the long run to prevent pantry pests!

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com 

Aug 19 2015

11mins

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Rank #19: All About Canning Jars, Lids, & Rings - PVP35

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Dec 11 2015

12mins

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Rank #20: Botulism & Unsafe Canning Methods - PVP29

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Botulism is not something to take lightly and if you are new to home canning it can be a scary thing. 

Learn about what went wrong in home canning that made people sick.

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com

Nov 06 2015

7mins

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The Best Breeds for the Backyard Flock - PVP44

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Of all the chicken breeds, which are good choices for a backyard flock?

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com

Feb 05 2016

9mins

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Understanding Seeds: Heirloom, Open Pollinated, & F1 - PVP43

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So many seeds, so many misunderstandings!

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com

Feb 03 2016

10mins

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Making Salves, Creams, & Lip Balms - PVP42

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Some products require special equipment, fancy ingredients, and so forth. These simple products are easy and economical. Each can easily be made as fancy as you like!

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com

Jan 29 2016

17mins

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The Best Pressure Canner for the Homestead - PVP41

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Getting ready to preserve the summer's bountiful harvest means having the equipment on hand.

What's the best pressure canner to get the job done?

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com

Jan 27 2016

12mins

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The Best Grain Mill for the Homestead - PVP40

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Unlike a food processor or a blender, a grain mill is essential if you are going to grind grains.

But, with so many choices, how to select the right one for the homestead?

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com

Jan 22 2016

10mins

Play

The Best Fruit Trees for the Backyard Garden - PVP39

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Read more

What's not to love? Perennial. Easy. Relatively low cost. Beautiful. Fresh fruit.

Adding fruit trees to the backyard garden can quickly had a bounty of terrific food.

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com

Jan 20 2016

13mins

Play

Making 2016 the Best Year Ever! - PVP38

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New Years greetings come and go, resolutions are made, but another year seems to slip by! It's so easy to be distracted from our path. One day slips by, then another, then another. 

How can you alter this course?

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com

Jan 15 2016

6mins

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Important Lessons from the Flock - PVP37

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Read more

Right up there with "so what do you do when the chickens stop laying?" is "what to do when a chicken dies?" No one is really signing up to get the gory details yet at some level we all know that chickens die...even our most favorite pet chicken.

But what can we learn?

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com

Jan 13 2016

9mins

Play

Making Our Homesteads Less Toxic - PVP36

Podcast cover
Read more

Toxins suck! They make us, the soil, the air, the water, and the animals sick.

So many of them are simply not needed for the job we are buying them for, yet, there they are! How can we step-by-step make our homesteads less toxic and maybe the world too?

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com

Dec 16 2015

12mins

Play

All About Canning Jars, Lids, & Rings - PVP35

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Read more

Dec 11 2015

12mins

Play

Is the Zero Waste Homestead Possible? - PVP34

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Dec 09 2015

16mins

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The Gift Economy: Absolutely Free - PVP33

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What is the gift economy and how can it impact the homestead?

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com

Nov 20 2015

7mins

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Stress-Free Holiday Meals - PVP32

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Don't freak out! Here are some tips for stress-free holiday meals!

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com

Nov 18 2015

8mins

Play

Toxic Free & Effective Cleaning - PVP31

Podcast cover
Read more

It's easy to get sucked into the fancy packaging, promises of cleanliness not possible any other way, and germs killed on contact.

But, how much do we really know and understand about the products that we are bringing into our homes? How can we make changes to kick toxic products to the curb? Plus, how to stick to your guns with homemade cleaners.

Show notes: PermacultureVelocity.com

Nov 13 2015

12mins

Play

Maintaining a Healthy Chicken Flock - PVP30

Podcast cover
Read more

Prevention, prevention, prevention. Let's get into some details to avoid problems with illness and disorder down the road.

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com

Nov 11 2015

27mins

Play

Botulism & Unsafe Canning Methods - PVP29

Podcast cover
Read more

Botulism is not something to take lightly and if you are new to home canning it can be a scary thing. 

Learn about what went wrong in home canning that made people sick.

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com

Nov 06 2015

7mins

Play

7 Best Cool Season Vegetables - PVP28

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Read more

Of all the cool season vegetables, which are the best to get started in the garden for the cool season?

Selected for ease and productivity plus some surprises.

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com

Nov 05 2015

17mins

Play

Chicken Manure Management Using Deep Litter - PVP27

Podcast cover
Read more

How can you manage a chicken run without nuisance smells, flies, and tons of work?

This simple and easy approach to managing the litter in a chicken run is healthier for the flock while being less work for the chicken keeper.

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com

Oct 29 2015

9mins

Play

Beyond Doomsday: Preparedness on the Urban Homestead - PVP26

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Many people who live in the city are not prepared for brief interruptions in services such as water, gas, and electricity.

Living the in the city with stores packed with goods for sale gives rise to a false feeling of security that everything will always be available.

Learn about basic preparedness.

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com

Oct 21 2015

11mins

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The 9 Best Ways to Lower the Food Bill - PVP25

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There are plenty of lists of money saving tips. But, how do we reshape our thinking about buying, harvesting, preparing, eating, and storing food?

Learn a few ways to rethink buying, harvesting, preparing, and storing food.

Plus, why we all should be sauce bosses!

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com

Oct 14 2015

20mins

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iTunes Ratings

30 Ratings
Average Ratings
25
2
0
1
2

More episodes, please!

By HarrietOakley - Jun 29 2018
Read more
Where’d you go? I just discovered this podcast and am all out of episodes. Come back, Little Sheba!

Great podcast

By Clean Slate Farm - Feb 16 2017
Read more
Full of useful information and well presented. Clear and concise. One of the few I subscribe to.