Hey, everyone. Chris Stelzer here with Agricultural Insights. Got another update for you. If you’re new to this video series, what I do at my website, AgriculturalInsights.com, is I interview real farmers and ranchers, and you can learn from them. They lay it out on the table. They’re very helpful. I’m just summarizing an interview that I did with Mark Shepard
, who has written a book called “Restoration Agriculture
.” It’s permaculture
, as well. He’s kind of within the farming and permaculture
world. He kind of walks those two lines, I guess you will, and brings a lot of people together.So I had him on my podcast, the Agricultural Insights podcast. What he’s doing in Wisconsin is pretty amazing. He’s using permaculture
techniques in growing food in a really sustainable manner of using swales. There’s just so many other techniques, multi-species grazing, polyculture, just a diversity of [guilds], canopy layers, and everything he’s doing. But then, on the flip side of that, he’s actually using the systems in place right now to distribute his food. He sells a lot of his food wholesale, or most of it. A big truck just comes, he loads up all his apples, or whatever it may be, and then he sends them on his way.Kind of what his deal is, from my understanding through our interview, is that we need to be able to compete with big agriculture as people that produce food using sustainable agriculture. That’s kind of his whole deal, and he’s on a mission to show that it works, and obviously does work well for him. He puts on schools every year. He’s written a book. He’s a speaker. It’s really a fantastic interview, one of the highest commented interviews over at Agricultural Insights. Yeah, I mean, if you want to learn more from Mark Shepard
, he really goes in depth about some things, so, I’d encourage you to just follow the link below this video and check it out.
I’ll also put another link below this video, and that’s the free ebook. I wrote an ebook about mob grazing. You’ll get the free mob grazing ebook if you follow the link below the link to the interview with Mark Shepard. All you do is put in your email, and then the book is shot over to you via email, so it’s really easy. Yeah, Mark Shepard, Restoration Agriculture and permaculture, really great interview. Head over to AgriculturalInsights.com. You can type his name in the search box, or you could just follow the link below. Thanks. See you next time.