We have a great podcast for you today. Today’s show is an interview with Doneil Freeman, who is a husband, father (a Regenerative Dad), permaculturist, farmer based on regenerative agriculture principles, beekeeper, teacher and a fellow podcaster. Doneil Freeman operates Freeman Family Farms located in Calhan, Colorado. Doneil has experience beekeeping, rebuilding soil in arid places and regenerating overgrazed pastures using principles from regenerative agriculture and permaculture. He has run a successful CSA program, and he has a lot of advice for those of us who are starting small businesses which includes market gardens, urban farms CSA programs and even a blogs and podcasts.
This will be a two part interview. In this podcast, we cover a lot of topics including attending Hogtoberfest, beekeeping, starting and running a CSA program, and regenerative agriculture including rebuilding soils in arid environments. Part 2 will include a discussion about Doneil’s wicking beds and the Regenerative Dad’s podcast.
Topics – Regenerative Agriculture with Doneil Freeman
Doneil and I discussed the following topics in Part 1 of our two part interview:
- Hogtoberfest 2017 with Greg Burns, Drew Sample and Michael Jordan
- Origin Stories
- My Story
- Doneil’s Story
- Doneil’s Bees
- Regenerative Agriculture, Restoring the Land and Farming
- Boom to Bust CSA Program
- Freeman Family Farm
Doneil and I covered a lot of ground in this podcast including the following links:
- Doneil Freeman on Facebook
- Freeman Family Farms
- Regenerative Dads Podcast Website
- Regenerative Dads on iTunes
- The Sample Hour Episode 171 – Hogtoberfest 2017
Friends of Small Scale Life
Drew Sample from The Sample Hour recently published Episode 171 where the Drew Sample, Greg Burns, Michael Jordan, Doneil Freeman and others summarize their experience at Hogtoberfest 2017. If you want to hear people talking about coming together as a group, processing hogs, celebrating life and developing a community based on building skills, old ways, and Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. This year’s message is: be the lighthouse!
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- Custom manifold to suit 30-inch bed
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- Flint lighter
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Check Aussie Flame Weeder out using the following links:
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