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Permaculture Velocity | Homesteading Skills You Can Use

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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.

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29 Ratings
Average Ratings
24
2
0
1
2

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
Read more
Full of useful information and well presented. Clear and concise. One of the few I subscribe to.
Cover image of Permaculture Velocity | Homesteading Skills You Can Use

Permaculture Velocity | Homesteading Skills You Can Use

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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
13 mins
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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
11 mins
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Rank #3: 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
20 mins
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Rank #4: 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
17 mins
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Rank #5: 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
10 mins
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Rank #6: 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
20 mins
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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
9 mins
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Rank #8: 5 Must Have Homesteading Skills - PVP16

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So many skills to learn and so little time. Here are a few skills that can make a difference on the homestead.

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com 

Aug 12 2015
14 mins
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Rank #9: Avoid Common Home Canning Mistakes - PVP24

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Whether boiling water bath canning or pressure canning let's be safe. Learn how to avoid common home canning mistakes.

And news flash! The USDA recently (June 2015) approved steam canning! Steam canning is a fast, effective, and safe way to home preserve high acid foods! Yay!

Plus, don't forget to check out the show notes for even more information regarding several types of canning jars and lids. Links to pressure canner manuals, USDA and university extension guidance, and learn more about a recent outbreak of botulism that resulted from improperly home canned food. 

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com

Oct 07 2015
29 mins
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Rank #10: Homemade Chicken Feeds & The Chicken Feed Workbook - PVP14

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Bagged feeds are seemingly inexpensive but what are you really paying for? 

Homemade chicken feeds allow the flockster to control ingredients, protein content, and have the freshest food for the flock.

Learn about how and why we formulate feeds for our chicks, pullets, and laying hens.

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com 

Jul 22 2015
17 mins
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Rank #11: Is the Zero Waste Homestead Possible? - PVP34

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Dec 09 2015
16 mins
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Rank #12: 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
12 mins
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Rank #13: 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
22 mins
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Rank #14: 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
9 mins
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Rank #15: Getting Ready for the Fall Garden - PVP18

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School is starting soon, the days are getting shorter and cooler, and it's time to start getting ready for the fall garden.

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com

Aug 26 2015
10 mins
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Rank #16: All About Canning Jars, Lids, & Rings - PVP35

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Dec 11 2015
12 mins
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Rank #17: No More Plastic Pots! Introducing Soil Blocks - PVP10

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Plastic pots, plastic trays, plastic pony packs...plastic everywhere. 

How can you start seeds without little plastic pots? How can you avoid peat pots that never break down? 

Using soil blocks means no poop pots, no peat pots, no plastic pots. Yay! Nada plastic. No plastic to wash and store. No plastic to degrade in the sun and finally head to a recycling center or perhaps sadly--a landfill.

Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com

Jun 17 2015
26 mins
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Rank #18: 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
7 mins
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Rank #19: 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
6 mins
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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
7 mins
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