2013 Financial Permaculture Workshop

January 21-25, 2013 Miami Dade College Homestead Campus www.financialpermaculture.com

Foodshed Farming, pt 5 – Farm-to-LocalFOOD-Hub (“get your greens here!”)

The Food Hub, as a project, emerged out of necessity when we first began running farmers markets several years ago. Part of the geographic, sprawl-based challenge in South Florida is that producers rarely make time (as it requires lots of it) to come out to farmers’ markets. So we began by diligently scoping out producers [...]

Foodshed Farming, pt 4 – Market to Kitchen

The Commercial Kitchen & Café Team was led by Charlie Wilson and Dion Taylor, two very adept and successful local food business entrepreneurs. As they took all the pieces of two related potential ventures in to consideration, their team began a process of evaluating how best to position and operate each, so they would contribute [...]

Foodshed Farming, pt 2 – Putting our learning to work!

….By January of 2013, we had one and one half seasons of growing everything we could possibly grow (of perennial and annual vegetables and some fruit like bananas and papayas), but not selling much. As we entered the design stage of last year’s 2013 Financial Permaculture Convergence (FPC), we were open with our business plan, [...]

Foodshed Farming – A bit of #SoFLA Local Food history

From Projects to Ventures: The Farm Enterprise Ecology

 

Part 1: The Farm at Verde Gardens

The first day I visited the parcels of ecologically degraded former air force base personnel housing covered with Brazilian Pepper and other aggressive invasives, I knew I wanted nothing to do with the Verde Gardens project. [...]

Earth Hour is over, Earth Day is coming… Let’s do some Earth Learning!

Check out this great 3 minute snapshot of why YOU need to be part of the 2014 Local Food Enterprise Summit!

 

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The Local Food Enterprise Summit is only 8 weeks away! Meet one of our Permaculture Designers: Kim Walsh

Kimberly Walsh has worked in the field of human rights/popular education and on economic justice issues and shifted her focus to sustainable agriculture and building community through food. In 2009, she co-founded a certified organic farm business, Wild Meadows Farm, which practices biointensive and permaculture principles. Kim also serves as a part-time Executive [...]

Meet Wesley Roe, a keynote speaker at the #2014FPC Local Food Enterprise Summit

Wesley Roe was born in Hamilton, Canada in 1950 to parents who were environmentalists, union members and supporters, political activists and credit union members. He was encouraged at an early age to be involved in community service and studied Urban Planning at McMaster University. Wes opened an Alternative Health Clinic in Santa Barbara, [...]