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Adam Parks: How To Select & Prepare Sustainably-Raised Meats

A ranch-to-table primer
Monday, April 10, 2017, 5:15 PM

What specifically should you look for when choosing a provider to buy your meat from?

Additionally, most folks don't realize how important the butchering process is to how well meat tastes. What qualities are important to look for in a butcher?

Former rancher and current meat-repreneur, Adam Parks, joins us for this week's podcast to give practical guidance on these questions, as well as recipe and cooking tips for how to get the most out of the meats we eat. After all, if you go to the trouble to select the healthiest product and get the best butchering, you want to ensure the meals you make from it are prepared well, too. » Read more

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Farmland LP

Farmland LP: Investing In Sustainable Farmland (2016 Update)

Creating value by improving the land
Sunday, December 18, 2016, 2:24 PM

Over the past few years, we've tracked the success of Farmland LP, a family of funds created to increase the economic yield of farmland through sustainable farming practices.

Chris recently mentioned our renewed commitment here on the site to focus more on highlighting examples of better models for the future. So in that spirit, in this week's podcast, I check in with the founders of Farmland LP for an update on how the team has progressed on its mission in 2016. For the first time, we have Craig Wichner ("the numbers guy") joined by Jason Bradford ("the farming guy"), who provides much more detail than we've had in the past into the sustainable land-management practices Farmland LP employs to put the land to its best use. » Read more

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Tara Firma Farms

Joel Salatin: The Promise Of Regenerative Farming

It may well be our only long-term food solution
Sunday, March 13, 2016, 8:03 AM

Front man for the sustainable/regenerative farming movement, Joel Salatin, returns to the podcast this week.

Next month on April 23rd, he'll be joining Adam, the folks from Singing Frogs Farm, permaculturalist Toby Hemenway, and Robb Wolf at a speaking event in northern California. He'll be speaking on the power that's in our hands to make much smarter choices regarding the food systems we depend on. » Read more

Daily Prep

CC BY 2.0 Kirsty Hall

Making Better Compost

25 things to start adding to your compost pile
Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 1:50 AM

A great list of items to begin adding to your compost pile to make better soil and reduce your waste stream.

http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/25-things-you-should-start-adding-your-compost-pile.html

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Joel Salatin: The Pursuit Of Food Freedom

A right worth fighting for
Sunday, June 28, 2015, 12:54 PM

Sustainable farming activist Joel Salatin and author of Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal returns this week to talk about the importance of a basic human right: to eat what we believe is best for us.

In past podcasts, he's described the challenges facing farmers who want to grow organically. This week, he sheds light on the additional challenges consumers face in getting access to quality produce and meats. » Read more

Daily Prep

Infographic by Mike Bonds

DIY Pest Control

A gardening infographic
Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 11:12 AM

A clean and wonderfully designed infographic explaining a number of organic pest control options for your garden.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/gardening-infographic-zbwz1504zkin.aspx

What Should I Do?

Phil Williams

Why Bother Composting?

The benefits of building great soil.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 8:01 PM

Composting can seem pretty complicated. Depending on who you talk to, or what you read, you will find tons of different advice on how to get just the right “brew”. You’ll hear about having the perfect ratio of greens and browns, and putting them together in thin shredded layers. Then you hear about occasionally turning the pile to let the right amount of oxygen in, but not too often, as you are losing nitrogen. Then you have to have the right cooking temperature. You have to have it hot, but not too hot. Hot enough to cook, but not so hot that you burn up your nutrients. » Read more

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Vital Farmland

A New Opportunity For Investing In Productive Farmland

Creating value by improving the land
Sunday, August 10, 2014, 1:13 PM

Over the past few years, we've tracked the success of Farmland LP, a fund created to increase the economic yield of farmland through sustainable farming practices.

Today's big news is that, while the initial LP fund closed to new investors last year, the same management team has just launched a new fund, this time structured as a real estate investment trust (REIT). » Read more

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Farmland LP

A Weekend On The Farm

An excellent investment of time (and money)
Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 10:55 AM
If you've been a reader of PeakProsperity.com for more than a few months, you've likely heard us talk about Farmland LP. It's a fund that purchases over-farmed, depleted conventional farmland (at a discounted price), and then spends years nursing the land back to organic status using sustainable farming methods.
 
As an investor, I have the opportunity to tour any of the fund's 5 farm properties, which are located in southern Oregon and central California. So that just what I did this past weekend when the Farmland team held its first annual investor gathering at its newest (and largest) property in Stockton, CA.