Living Farm! The Self-Reliance Cash Crop Organic IdeaBank
What you'll learn
- LEARN the Principles of Self-Reliance Farming- quickly, logically.
- CASH CROPS: Earn MORE Money, for the Same Efforts...Start Thinking about fitting These- and Others- to your Farming Plans.
- FOCUS on PERENNIALS- Work is Up-Front, Fruits and Efforts are Easier Later.
- LEARN the Techniques and Crops of other Growers in this World - Can These Apply to YOU?
- Best to KNOW Something of Farming and of Growing Food, either thru Learning Media or Experience
WELCOME TO LIVING FARM!
hey, it's SimPL.
LEARN the Principles and Efforts Required, for Self-Reliance Farming- quickly, sensibly
CASH CROPS: Earn MORE Money per unit of Work -
How To Fit these Coveted Jewels to your Farming Plans
PERENNIALS, Your Primary Crop Focus: Work is Up-Front,
Future Fruits and efforts become simpler- with increasing Income, ROI
STUDY Techniques and Crops of other worldwide Growers -
Can These Apply to YOU?
SPECIAL MESSAGE for THESE TIMES:
FOR THE FIRST TIME in recent memory,
ORGANIC FARMERS are rising to Center Stage
in global importance to their fellow Humans-
AS Health & Wellness is a PRIMAL human concern throughout our precious, abused and damaged Planet-
We stand in the position now, finally-
to provide the highest-quality, highly-valued and vitally enriching FOOD,
to a human DEMAND which will continue to RISE
as "conventional", long-supply-chain chemical farming continues to FAIL.
WE, as food growers, CAN MAKE PEOPLE STRONGER-
WE CAN MAKE OURSELVES, STRONGER.
to this, I say THANK YOU for showing interest in this oft-
ignored and maligned area of human effort.
~ thank you ALL, for being here ~
A Note For Organic Farmers:
The Essential BioDynamics is intended to be taken BEFORE the farming courses, in a logical triad of Cosmos Education, Earth-Care, and Strategic Organic Food Production.
1. The Essential BioDynamics provides The Why- vital details on supportive Cosmic rhythms, delivering the unique potency for
2. Bio-Organic Farming & Gardening which provides The How- a basic foundation of Earth prep and BioDynamic-Organic Food Production, and
3. Living Farm! provides The What- strategizing farm efforts, and suggests practical Options to improve long-term Economics and Community Acceptance for You, The Bio-Organic Farmer.
WELLCOME – to a growing compendium of THE REAL,
A STOREHOUSE OF FOOD SCIENCE from the ground up-
ADVANCED LECTURES in market-wise and responsible farm strategies, and operational detailing as told by the farmers who steward their bits of land and resources.
SELF-RELIANCE- a piecewise breakdown of what makes a Self-Reliant Organic Farm
WHOLISM- what is it, and why would I care? What's this to do with a farm?
CA$H CROPS- apply highest probabilities, result in the highest quality- add in a disciplined and diligent economic- and deliver Life's Beloved Essentials to a hot, awaiting public
ACTUAL, OPERATING ORGANIC FARM EXAMPLES- as told by the farmers who steward their bits of land and resources, and shown to us by the very RESULTS we will see before us.
DIFFERING VIEWPOINTS- add diversity to what has been presented in the previous TWO SimPLife farm courses
UNKNOWN OR EXOTIC TECHNIQUES- can THESE be adapted to improve how you manage your own Operation?
CASUAL EXPERIMENTS IN FARM PRODUCTION- posing the questions, of WHAT may happen IF- the venerable WhatIf- which can inspire us to useable ideas
BURGEONING OPERATIONS- starting humbly, growing to robust presence, maturing, evolving past merely furnishing the family table or sharing food wealth with others, past providing at local farm markets --–-> and into EARNING THEIR ICON,
arising as a studied tour destination, farming-lore subject matter expert, community point-of-pride.......and here to capture YOUR interest
COURSE UPDATES LOG:
24 April 2020- A New Section:
The Self-Reliant Farm- Wholistic, BioIntense, Strategic
6 lectures, review/lecture style
25 April 2020- A New Section:
CA$H CROPS- Earn a Good LIVING in What You Love DOING
8 lectures - updates scheduled
27 April 2020- A New Section:
IdeaBLASTS- Brief Exchanges with Big Ideas
3 lectures - updates scheduled
20 May 2020- A New Section:
MidTerm Break- Balance & The Triad
13 June 2020- a CA$H CROP miniseries:
Avocados- Care and Planting, Species & Localization, Big
1 July 2020- QUIZZES added in, testing and review data
for each of 9 sections.
3 Sep 2020- A New Section:
Urban GreenFields: ReGREEN the CityScape!
24 Oct 2020- A New Section:
The Big Business of Small Farming
this brings the course total to 93 lectures & quizzes, and the day aint over yet...
This isn’t a COURSE, in the traditional sense; think of it as a very affordable investment, a Knowledge Fund with growing dividends. pun...
ok that was intended.
This is an IDEABANK, a pointer to POSSIBILITIES for your own farming adventures, and an advanced view of what farming is and may be for you- - -
MANY VIDEOS are rough & raw, many are straight camera-to-course. The farm and farmer conditions or constraints are explained in as great a detail as possible, the remainder of what you see and hear- becomes your ever present, ever accessible idea trove for the musing – with many more to come.
SHOWN HERE IS A DIVERSITY of crops, many with accompanying tips and techniques for growth or marketing
YOU WILL SEE different ecosystems & growing regions, each with constraining weather and seasonal conditions
YOU WILL HEAR farmers’ stories, of persisting in the face of calamity and adversity, and finding our Divine Earth’s encouraging dogged insistence of prevailing despite all that...
YOU NOW HAVE a Lifelong Co-Conspirator; farm guide, coach, call it a kindred zealot who shares your excitements and will offer assistance to support you throughout your own journey, of naked ground- to soil prep- to seeding- to growth- finally to harvest, in the midst of the bumps and setbacks you may encounter.
my name is im, with decades of farm experience, at your service.
SimPLife, the educational platform created for these offerings, wishes only to help in whatever way small or grand, to help facilitate the Lost Arts of the Basic,
TO ASSIST in the arming of denizens in this Human World- not to defacto conflict and violence- rather to the beguiling abundance and joy which Earth-as-Partner promises us-
WHEN OUR ATTENTIONS are once again drawn towards Responsibility- for our own Life Staples and for those Dear Ones around us~
THIS HUMAN LIFE ISN’T PASSIVE!
BE THE EXAMPLE. BE YOUR OWN MIND & HEART.
......and roll the dice right there beside the Gods of Experience- with as much likelihood for success as anyone else out there.......
!VIVE LA REVOLUCION, we say.......!
THIS IS SimPLife, and i am still im. see you inside.
* the main focus in the original course, Bio-Organic Farming & Gardening, was on learning the Ladakhi Organic Farm Method, as being overall the best, simplest & resource-conservative working farm stewardship that SimPLife has found throughout it’s decades-long multicultural global wanderings.
Most of the farms exampled herein however, are doing their own thing- SimPLife does not intend to judge these as a competing or lesser viewpoint, but does analyze and discuss each detail in order to foster greater understanding.
YOUR FEEDBACK is essential in this ever-unfolding effort, as we surmise the greater contributing energetic attention attracts the approach of a greater Beneficial Human Truth, to bounce back outward in the sharing.
Who this course is for:
- Farmers, Gardeners and Production Managers who are Searching for new Ideas- Crops to Introduce, Improvements to Farm Methods
Environmental Engineer, Permaculture Instructor, LEED Accredited Professional, Organic Farmer/Natural Builder/Designer/Filmmaker/healer/actor/musician and world-wandering wordweaver, im has been sojourning, building, planting, writing and teaching for over 30 years.
In 1991, prior to the dawn of Certification Madness, im created SimPL as a short-contract and volunteer organization which seeks out and assists individuals and communities towards arriving at a self-reliant lifebase, amidst the growing apathy and consumption-fetish now gripping the general human population.
SimPLife is the practice of natural living, with the intention of supporting and preserving the purity & sanctity of sensible lifestyle: project builds and life-skills courses (permaculture & biodynamics-based), organic farming, natural building & life masterplanning.
To date, there have been SimPLife builds or courses in Ladakh, Turkey, Spain, USA, Thailand, Ecuador, Korea, Phillipines, Guyana, England, Nepal, Indonesia, and Saipan.
im's professional certifications include:
BS Electrical Engineering
BS Civil Engineering
LEED Accredited Professional
Solar PV Designer/Installer, SEI
Reconnection Healing Practitioner/ Reiki Master
Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician, SOLO
Wilderness Guide Educator, NOLS