Growing from 1/4 to 3 Acres at Old Road Farm: EP53

The Ag Engineering podcast is a conversation with small scale fruit and vegetable farmers to discuss tools, tips or techniques to improve the sustainability of your farm. In this episode, we visit with Gabby & Henry of Old Road Farm (oldroadfarmvt.com) to talk about how they got started and where they want to go with their market farm.

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Burying Stones with a Forigo: EP52

The Ag Engineering podcast is a conversation with small scale fruit and vegetable farmers to discuss tools, tips or techniques to improve the sustainability of your farm. In this episode, we visit with Gabby & Henry of Old Road Farm (oldroadfarmvt.com) to talk about their stone burrier.

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Ag Eng Podcast Update – Behind the Scenes & Annual Review: EP51

The Ag Engineering podcast is a conversation with small scale fruit and vegetable farmers to discuss tools, tips or techniques to improve the sustainability of your farm. In this episode, we share an update to the show and reflect on the previous year of the show.

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Figuring out How to Live a Sustainable Farm Life: EP50

The Ag Engineering podcast is a conversation with small scale fruit and vegetable farmers to discuss tools, tips or techniques to improve the sustainability of your farm. In this episode, we visit with Patrick Sullivan of Ananda Gardens (https://www.anandagardens.com)  to talk about what sustainable farming means to him and how he strives to achieve it in multiple ways.

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Chapters

2:20 What does sustainable farming mean?
10:35 Recipes for a healthy lifestyle
15:17 Podcasts & Book & YouTube Channel recommendations
21:16 What topics do you want to know more about?
– A better link for VT Farmers (Forum)
– Long term farm sustainability
– Long term financial stability
– Farmer health
23:26 What are you looking forward to in 2021?
25:37 How has your farm changed from the original dream?
29:37 10yr outlook for the farm

Recommended Podcasts from Patrick

The Ag Engineering Podcast – THIS ONE!
The Thriving Farmer
No-Till Market Garden Podcast
Regenerative Ag Podcast
Farmer to Farmer
In Search of Soil
The Growing Debate

Recommended Books

No-Till Intensive Vegetable Culture by Brian O’Hara
The Organic No-Till Farming Revolution by Andrew Mefford
The Lean Farm by Ben Hartman
For the Love of the Soil by Nicole Masters
The Call of the Reed Warbler by Charles Massey

Recommended YouTube Channels

Ridgedale Permaculture
Dutch farmer Moreno
Josh Sattin

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Fraud Impacts on A Vermont Family Farm: EP49

The Ag Engineering podcast is a conversation with small scale fruit and vegetable farmers to discuss tools, tips or techniques to improve the sustainability of your farm. In this episode, we visit with Patrick Sullivan of Ananda Gardens (https://www.anandagardens.com)  to talk about one of the most challenging times on his no-till market farm.

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Chapters

2:34 When did you feel really challenged farming?
6:06 Growing hemp responsibly 
11:06 How crime sets you up for success
15:15 Thoughts on hemp now
16:25 Dealing with challenges on the farm
20:42 How to manage stressful situations on the farm.

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The Most Successful Year of Farming – 2020! EP48

The Ag Engineering podcast is a conversation with small scale fruit and vegetable farmers to discuss tools, tips or techniques to improve the sustainability of your farm. In this episode, we visit with Patrick Sullivan of Ananda Gardens (https://www.anandagardens.com)  to talk about wins from this growing season and how it was the best yet on his no-till market farm.

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Chapters

2:20 Intro

6:50 CSA Retention

10:24 Borrowing vs. Cash Flowing projects

12:55 How did you pivot for the pandemic?

19:01 Lessons in Doubling Production

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Compost Mulching on the No Till Market Farm: EP47

The Ag Engineering podcast is a conversation with small scale fruit and vegetable farmers to discuss tools, tips or techniques to improve the sustainability of your farm. In this episode, we visit with Patrick Sullivan of Ananda Gardens (https://www.anandagardens.com)  to talk about how he uses compost on his no-till market farm.

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Chapters

1:45 Overview of heavily mulching

4:11 Distributing the compost 

11:15 Tractor use and solarizing

18:21 Biggest take away of using this system

24:59 Annual cost of compost

27:24 Labor reduction benefit

29:56 Making your own compost

35:27 Setting up your farm from the start

39:49 Final thoughts

Recommended Books

No-Till Intensive Vegetable Culture by Brian O’Hara

The Organic No-Till Farming Revolution: High-Production Methods for Small-Scale Farmers

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Cut Flowers on the Vegetable Farm: EP46

The Ag Engineering podcast is a conversation with small scale fruit and vegetable farmers to discuss tools, tips or techniques to improve the sustainability of your farm. In this episode, we visit with  Kaisa Jarrell of The Green Wagon Farm to talk about the cut flowers on her vegetable farm.

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“Felco Pruners are an appendage for flower farmers” 

Kaisa Jarrell

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Mechanical Carrot Harvesting Using the Scott Viner: EP45

The Ag Engineering podcast is a conversation with small scale fruit and vegetable farmers to discuss tools, tips or techniques to improve the sustainability of your farm. In this episode, we visit with Phoenix O’Brein of Hall Brook Farm (http://hallbrookfarm.com) to talk about the Scott Viner Harvester.

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Using Weed Mat to Decrease Labor: EP44

The Ag Engineering podcast is a conversation with small scale fruit and vegetable farmers to discuss tools, tips or techniques to improve the sustainability of your farm. In this episode, we visit with  Kaisa Jarrell of The Green Wagon Farm (https://www.thegreenwagonfarm.com/) to talk about using weed mat to save time weeding.

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Show Notes/Chapters

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