Video Resources

A YouTube rabbit hole we fell into one night was the starting point of why we farm the way we farm. We've sifted through a ton of content, and are sharing with you the videos that have been most educational for us, or or just dang purdy to look at. You can find them here.

Arcadia Farm Videos

We're limiting visitors to our "bubble" only during the time of COVID, so won't be running any farm tours for the foreseeable future. In the meantime, you can take a virtual tour to get an idea of our progress. Follow our Youtube channel to keep up with the latest farm tour vidoes, and for a curated list of farming, homesteading, and permaculture videos.

Permaculture & Regenerative Agriculture

Theory in Practice: A Tour of Zaytuna Farm
20:46

Theory in Practice: A Tour of Zaytuna Farm

Take a 20-minute tour of our 66-acre Zaytuna Farm property located in Northern NSW, Australia. Throughout, I explain specific features of the farm, how these things came together, and why the farm was designed as you see it. If some terms aren’t familiar, we have included a detailed explanation below and to learn more, watch my free Permaculture Masterclass series, here: https://www.discoverpermaculture.com Zaytuna Farm went into development in 2001 with earthworks for the mainframe water system. The tour starts along the oldest, largest swale on the property, and it supports a well-established food forest, which includes jackfruit, mango, custard apples, Brazil cherries, pecans, and more. The productive forest is designed to mimic a natural forest, and the swale helps to hydrate the property. With systems like these, the farm is continually improving into a drought-proof, flood-proof, and extremely stable landscape. Swale: A swale is a water-harvesting and tree-growing system that resembles a ditch, only it sits level and holds water until it soaks into the landscape rather than draining water away. Swales are on slopes, and the lower side of swales are bordered with berms (mounds of soil) into which trees are planted. Food Forest: A food forest is a designed forest meant to replicate what happens in natural forests but with a diverse collection, a polyculture, of productive (and supportive) trees and plants operating from the root level to the overstory. Chop-and-Drop: Support trees and plants, particularly grown for their nitrogen-fixing and biomass-producing abilities, are regularly cut (“chopped”), and the prunings are left on the forest floor (“dropped”) to decompose, creating fertile soil and fostering fungal networks. Chinampa: Chinampas are an ancient agricultural method that combines shallow water systems for raising fish and aquatic crops with artificial islands and/or peninsulas for growing land crops. This method is considered one of the most successful and sustainable in history. Maincrop: The main gardens on Zaytuna farm have been in continuous production for over 12 years. They grow the main volume of vegetables on the farm, and their soils are constantly revitalized with compost provided by two chicken tractor systems. The two chicken tractors yield one cubic meter of compost each every week, so it’s no wonder the fertility of the soil continual improves. Geoff walks us through double-reach row upon row of crops: potatoes, daikon, snow peas, bak choy, cabbages, field peas, onions, garlic, carrots, beetroots, Romanesque, broad beans, etc. On the outside of the rows and occasionally betwixt them are alley crops of leucaena, a nitrogen-fixing legume, which are being groomed as high pollards. This is where the big, bulky crops are produced, and the system could be replicated for sustainable market production. Chicken tractor: A chicken coop that, beyond just raising chickens/eggs, is used to process waste materials and produce compost. They are typically movable and often relocated to also aid in weed and pest control via the chickens feeding on them. Bathtub worm farm: Worms make fantastic fertilizer via their castings (poop) and the juice, and bathtubs make great homes for worms, as well as easily harvesting these castings and this worm juice. The bottom of tubs are lined so that juice drip through the drain, and they are filled with manure and organic materials for the worms to eat. Composting toilets and reed beds: All of the toilets onsite are composting. They are flushed with sawdust or shredded organic matter, and when they are full, they are emptied into wire baskets in the forest to sit for 9-10 months. The processed compost is spread around trees, and it is completely safe to handle and looks like typical forest mulch. Geoff grabs a handful and sniffs it to demonstrate. There is a large reed bed system made with two concrete bays. Water comes from the kitchen through a grease trap then a septic tank then reed roots before emptying into a leach field that soaks towards productive systems. There is also polypropylene reed bed suitable for one household that functions the same way as the commercial one. Cell-grazing: Animals are fenced in and allowed to graze small sections (cells) of the land for a set amount of time, often a day or a few days, before being moved on. This maintains the land and feeds the livestock without degrading the landscape. Wilderness: an integral part of permaculture design and a place which nourishes us and the planet. Support us in making more films by: ► Signing up to our newsletter: https://start.geofflawtononline.com/permaculturecircle/ ► Liking us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/geofflawtononline/ ► Following us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/geofflawtononline/ ► Subscribing to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL_r1ELEvAuN0peKUxI0Umw/?sub_confirmation=1 #permaculture #sustainability #nature
The Permaculture Orchard - For Anyone
42:47

The Permaculture Orchard - For Anyone

Stefan Sobkowiak of the famed “Permaculture Orchard” Movie is showing us around Miracle farm in Quebec CANADA! First, he cooks up a fresh omelet from the farm, then we explore how a Permaculture Orchard can be more productive than a conventional orchard. ↓↓↓↓↓↓ CLICK “SHOW MORE” FOR RESOURCES ↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓ Get more of Stefan, HERE: http://bit.ly/2qB7vPi I totally just asked “Mr. Google Pants” for fruit trees in zone 7 (my growing zone) and all kinds of awesome answers came back (http://bit.ly/2r6auTt). Now, you try it ;) A List of Nitrogen Fixing Trees (According to Zone): http://bit.ly/2qw05hb Want homesteading “How to” Videos? Check out my DIY Abundance Member Area: http://bit.ly/2qm33Hs ______________________________ SUPPORT US WHILE YOU SHOP: What to support us for FREE shop from this link: http://amzn.to/299fCOI We use Amazon Prime all the time to have stuff shipped right to our door! http://amzn.to/29ebL3P ____________________________ STUFF I WEAR EVERYDAY: Work Apron (Sturdy Brothers): http://i.refs.cc/9tziAcru Muck Boots: http://amzn.to/1sl2rQo Pilot G2 Pen: http://amzn.to/1sl2z2o Moleskine Pocket Notebook: http://amzn.to/1sl2Dz9 Bandanas: http://amzn.to/1sl2Jqs Hat (Circle A Brand):: http://bit.ly/1Wvefwi G-Shock Watch: http://amzn.to/1sl378r _____________________________ TOOLS I USE EVERYDAY: Leatherman multi-tool: http://amzn.to/1TLqFJp Ergo baby carrier: http://amzn.to/1sl3lwh Klean Kanteen (water bottle): http://amzn.to/1sl3rnN Premier 1 electric fence: http://amzn.to/1sl3Gzc Plugin electric fence charger: http://amzn.to/1Xb6eer Solar electric fence charger: http://amzn.to/1Wxsctt _____________________________ VIDEO EQUIPMENT WE USE: Little Camera (Cannon G7X): http://amzn.to/2a8mpu9 Big Camera (Cannon 80D): http://amzn.to/2kAYve8 Day To Day Wide Angle Lense for the 80D: http://amzn.to/2lamoG2 Rode shot gun mic for the 80D: http://amzn.to/2laD8wV Go Pro camera: http://amzn.to/27pYUjH Adobe Premier (editing): http://adobe.ly/1Nv8r2r Jobi Gorilla Pod (flexible tripod): http://amzn.to/1V4Z4rQ DJI Phantom IV Drone: http://amzn.to/2dvWwDY Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links.. You know, make it sustainable so that I can keep on keeping on.
How Mark Shephard’s Farm THRIVES under Sheer. Total. Utter. Neglect.
26:11

How Mark Shephard’s Farm THRIVES under Sheer. Total. Utter. Neglect.

Mark Shephard, of Restoration Agriculture, shows us how to make money AND heal the earth with S.T.U.N. Sheer, Total, Utter, Neglect! ↓↓↓↓↓↓ CLICK “SHOW MORE” FOR RESOURCES ↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓ Watch ALL 1.5 hours of Mark and I as we tour his farm… Extended version in my member area (video listed under permaculture category): http://bit.ly/2qm33Hs MARK’s RESOURCES ——— Restoration Agriculture Design - http://bit.ly/2vpJsW7 ForestAg.com - http://bit.ly/2tWbKtC Ecolonomics - http://bit.ly/2uwbWRH ————————————— SUPPORT US WHILE YOU SHOP: What to support us for FREE shop from this link: http://amzn.to/299fCOI We use Amazon Prime all the time to have stuff shipped right to our door! http://amzn.to/29ebL3P ____________________________ STUFF I WEAR EVERYDAY: Work Apron (Sturdy Brothers): http://i.refs.cc/9tziAcru Muck Boots: http://amzn.to/1sl2rQo Pilot G2 Pen: http://amzn.to/1sl2z2o Moleskine Pocket Notebook: http://amzn.to/1sl2Dz9 Bandanas: http://amzn.to/1sl2Jqs Hat (Circle A Brand):: http://bit.ly/1Wvefwi G-Shock Watch: http://amzn.to/1sl378r _____________________________ TOOLS I USE EVERYDAY: Leatherman multi-tool: http://amzn.to/1TLqFJp Ergo baby carrier: http://amzn.to/1sl3lwh Kleen Kanteen (water bottle): http://amzn.to/1sl3rnN Premier 1 electric fence: http://amzn.to/1sl3Gzc Plugin electric fence charger: http://amzn.to/1Xb6eer Solar electric fence charger: http://amzn.to/1Wxsctt _____________________________ VIDEO EQUIPMENT WE USE: Little Camera (Cannon G7X): http://amzn.to/2a8mpu9 Big Camera (Cannon 80D): http://amzn.to/2kAYve8 Day To Day Wide Angle Lense for the 80D: http://amzn.to/2lamoG2 Rode shot gun mic for the 80D: http://amzn.to/2laD8wV Go Pro camera: http://amzn.to/27pYUjH Adobe Premier (editing): http://adobe.ly/1Nv8r2r Jobi Gorilla Pod (flexible tripod): http://amzn.to/1V4Z4rQ DJI Phantom IV Drone: http://amzn.to/2dvWwDY Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links.. You know, make it sustainable so that I can keep on keeping on.
How Karl Hammer Feeds 600 Chickens (Without Grains)
31:05

How Karl Hammer Feeds 600 Chickens (Without Grains)

Karl Hammer of Vermont Compost has been feeding hundreds, sometimes thousands of chickens without grain for 20 years. His magic? Compost. But, do the chickens still lay? 300 a day! Oh, and he’s got unique donkeys that deliver the eggs and other goods to the customers in town :) ↓↓↓↓↓↓ CLICK “SHOW MORE” FOR RESOURCES ↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓ Check out, Karl Hammer’s Vermont Compost: http://bit.ly/2qoQyYT Want more “How to” Videos? Check out my DIY Abundance Member Area: http://bit.ly/2qm33Hs ______________________________ SUPPORT US WHILE YOU SHOP: What to support us for FREE shop from this link: http://amzn.to/299fCOI We use Amazon Prime all the time to have stuff shipped right to our door! http://amzn.to/29ebL3P ____________________________ STUFF I WEAR EVERYDAY: Work Apron (Sturdy Brothers): http://i.refs.cc/9tziAcru Muck Boots: http://amzn.to/1sl2rQo Pilot G2 Pen: http://amzn.to/1sl2z2o Moleskine Pocket Notebook: http://amzn.to/1sl2Dz9 Bandanas: http://amzn.to/1sl2Jqs Hat (Circle A Brand):: http://bit.ly/1Wvefwi G-Shock Watch: http://amzn.to/1sl378r _____________________________ TOOLS I USE EVERYDAY: Leatherman multi-tool: http://amzn.to/1TLqFJp Ergo baby carrier: http://amzn.to/1sl3lwh Klean Kanteen (water bottle): http://amzn.to/1sl3rnN Premier 1 electric fence: http://amzn.to/1sl3Gzc Plugin electric fence charger: http://amzn.to/1Xb6eer Solar electric fence charger: http://amzn.to/1Wxsctt _____________________________ VIDEO EQUIPMENT WE USE: Little Camera (Cannon G7X): http://amzn.to/2a8mpu9 Big Camera (Cannon 80D): http://amzn.to/2kAYve8 Day To Day Wide Angle Lense for the 80D: http://amzn.to/2lamoG2 Rode shot gun mic for the 80D: http://amzn.to/2laD8wV Go Pro camera: http://amzn.to/27pYUjH Adobe Premier (editing): http://adobe.ly/1Nv8r2r Jobi Gorilla Pod (flexible tripod): http://amzn.to/1V4Z4rQ DJI Phantom IV Drone: http://amzn.to/2dvWwDY Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links.. You know, make it sustainable so that I can keep on keeping on.
5-Year-Old Food Forest & Homestead Tour | Spring Update
31:36

5-Year-Old Food Forest & Homestead Tour | Spring Update

​Curious to know how our own farm is coming along after the winter has passed? If you are new to our channel, this is our home base, Sandhill Farm in Spring Hill, Florida. The farm's main purpose is to serve as a model & species bank for others in our own community or who also live in a similar climate to our own zone 9a (just north of Tampa). We grow tropical & temperature fruits, spices, herbs & perennial vegetables that come to us from similar climates from all over the world! The component to our success with these sub/tropical species is the oak canopy that we use as a living greenhouse. The old oaks allow us to push the subtropical edge, growing sub/tropical species & collecting as much diversity as we can find. Our primary focus is building soil, encouraging maximum biodiversity above the ground & below. The only irrigation used on the farm is for our nursery. Heavy mulching, constant cover crops, dynamic accumulators, nitrogen fixers & other beneficial species = a booming perennial agriculture system! JOIN US at the 6th Annual LOQUAT FESTIVAL! March 23, 2019, 9am - 2pm Frances Avenue Park 5580 Frances Avenue New Port Richey, FL 34653 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/6th-annual-florida-loquat-festival-tickets-54289332856 ____________________________________________________________ Want to support GreenDreams for FREE?!!! http://amzn.to/2uAXvKV Simple, Fast, FREE Shipping with Amazon Prime http://amzn.to/2uFsAf8 ______________________________________________________________ To learn more about us, as well as our products & services: https://www.greendreamsFL.com ____________________________________________________________________ To learn more about our mission, as well as our services: https://www.greendreamsFL.com Follow us on Social media https://www.facebook.com/GreenDreamsFlorida/ https://www.instagram.com/GreenDreamsFL ____________________________________________________________________ Have we made a difference for you? We would much appreciate your contribution to keep improving upon the quality, content & consistency of this channel. Support Us @ https://www.patreon.com/greendreamsFL If you would like to support us by shopping for some amazing tools with your Amazon Prime membership, we get a small commission on all your full checkout cart when you order our suggestions below. If you don't have Amazon Prime yet, we have a referral link you can use that rewards us when you sign up. Simple, Fast, FREE Shipping with Amazon Prime http://amzn.to/2uFsAf8 Our Favorite Shovel For Planting Trees: Bully Tools 92702 12-Gauge Weighted Caprock/Pony Shovel with Fiberglass Long Handle - https://amzn.to/2UNaaW0 Our Favorite Hand Pruner For Your Garden or Grove: Felco F-2 Classic Manual Hand Pruner - https://amzn.to/2WhJXPH Camera Gear: Sony a6500 body - https://amzn.to/2HbFvdb Sigma 16mm Lens - https://amzn.to/2J5jF0L Zhiyun Crane Plus Gimbal - https://amzn.to/2Jct96G DJI Mavic Pro Drone - https://amzn.to/2kI3W9j Camera/Gear Backpack - https://amzn.to/2J7w2ti ^^These are affiliate links^^ If you plan on purchasing anyways , we'd be so happy if you choose to use our links. It helps support our channel & mission.^^ Want to send us something? P.O. BOX #1159 LAND O LAKES FL 34639-9998
Permaculture Backyard Garden, Beyond Organic Gardening
13:09

Permaculture Backyard Garden, Beyond Organic Gardening

A Food Forest garden is the epitome of food security. I don’t have to plant anything this year and I would still get food. Don’t get me wrong though I still am planting a lot, and today I want to show you what was 8 years ago just a regular suburban backyard. Thanks for the kind words and support 😁🐕❤️ Merchandise: https://jamesprigioni.com Amazon Store: www.amazon.com/shop/thegardeningchannelwithjamesprigioni MY FAVORITE GARDEN PRODUCTS 🧰 💯 → Birdies Raised Beds: COUPON CODE: TUCK https://shop.epicgardening.com →Amazon affiliate link: https://amzn.to/2z7NIRQ → Sulfur Dust for Fungal Diseases: https://amzn.to/2VETaXP → UV Resistant Marker: https://amzn.to/3oUevXb → 40% Shade Cloth- https://amzn.to/3vrAYNF → Garden Straw Mini: http://bit.ly/gardenstraw → Coco Coir: https://amzn.to/3uAyV9J → Vermiculite: https://amzn.to/311woeH →Perlite: https://amzn.to/33uUJHQ →Mykos Pure Mycorrhizal Inoculant: https://amzn.to/2WCZfRX →6 Mil Greenhouse plastic: https://amzn.to/39m1YCQ →Row Cover: https://amzn.to/2GR12h5 →Neem Oil: https://amzn.to/2NgXfta →Insect Netting: https://amzn.to/2DbJ9I7 →BT Spray for Brassicas: https://amzn.to/3erdkss →Pruners I use: https://amzn.to/2QsNCtT →Tomato Clips: https://amzn.to/2YxoaGr →Square Foot Gardening Book: https://amzn.to/3bUwCVo →My Boots https://amzn.to/2NZq5Pe ALSO FIND ME ON →Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JamesPrigioniGardening/ →Twitter: https://twitter.com/JamesPrigioni →Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jamesprigioni →Contact: (Business Only) thefranchisse3@gmail.com
8 Years Later, I Converted my NORMAL BACKYARD into a PERMACULTURE GARDEN
20:09

8 Years Later, I Converted my NORMAL BACKYARD into a PERMACULTURE GARDEN

8 years ago I started planting fruit trees and other fruiting perennials in my backyard garden. The goal at the time was to create a food forest garden that would be a mixture of both annual fruits and vegetables, and perennial fruits and vegetables. A permaculture garden is one that seeks to not only provide a good yield, but also aims to mimic nature and apply the patterns and examples from nature into the design of the garden. Gardening with permaculture principles in mind will ultimately lead to a bigger more sustainable yield for the current year, and years to come. Merchandise: https://jamesprigioni.com Amazon Store: www.amazon.com/shop/thegardeningchannelwithjamesprigioni MY FAVORITE GARDEN PRODUCTS 🧰 💯 → Birdies Raised Beds: COUPON CODE: TUCK https://shop.epicgardening.com →Amazon affiliate link: https://amzn.to/2z7NIRQ → Sulfur Dust for Fungal Diseases: https://amzn.to/2VETaXP → UV Resistant Marker: https://amzn.to/3oUevXb → 40% Shade Cloth- https://amzn.to/3vrAYNF → Garden Straw Mini: http://bit.ly/gardenstraw → Coco Coir: https://amzn.to/3uAyV9J → Vermiculite: https://amzn.to/311woeH →Perlite: https://amzn.to/33uUJHQ →Mykos Pure Mycorrhizal Inoculant: https://amzn.to/2WCZfRX →6 Mil Greenhouse plastic: https://amzn.to/39m1YCQ →Row Cover: https://amzn.to/2GR12h5 →Neem Oil: https://amzn.to/2NgXfta →Insect Netting: https://amzn.to/2DbJ9I7 →BT Spray for Brassicas: https://amzn.to/3erdkss →Pruners I use: https://amzn.to/2QsNCtT →Tomato Clips: https://amzn.to/2YxoaGr →Square Foot Gardening Book: https://amzn.to/3bUwCVo →My Boots https://amzn.to/2NZq5Pe ALSO FIND ME ON →Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JamesPrigioniGardening/ →Twitter: https://twitter.com/JamesPrigioni →Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jamesprigioni →Contact: (Business Only) thefranchisse3@gmail.com
12 Year Old Girl Makes $20 A Day Raising Chickens
19:45

12 Year Old Girl Makes $20 A Day Raising Chickens

Children take on their own farm jobs at Full Circle Farm In Florida. This young girl even drives her own truck! Day 8 of the Great American Farm Tour takes us to Sturdy Brothers (hand made aprons, totes, wallets etc…) and Full Circle Farm (pigs, dairy cows and chickens). ↓↓↓↓↓↓ CLICK “SHOW MORE” FOR RESOURCES ↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓ Sturdy Brothers Aprons and various whatnots: http://bit.ly/24QDDgO Full Circle Farm: http://bit.ly/2l9VI7X Love these vlogs? You can support our effort with a small contribution through Patreon: http://bit.ly/1W0ShAF ______________________________ SUPPORT US WHILE YOU SHOP: What to support us for FREE shop from this link: http://amzn.to/299fCOI We use Amazon Prime all the time to have stuff shipped right to our door! http://amzn.to/29ebL3P ____________________________ STUFF I WEAR EVERYDAY: Work Apron (Sturdy Brothers): http://i.refs.cc/9tziAcru Muck Boots: http://amzn.to/1sl2rQo Pilot G2 Pen: http://amzn.to/1sl2z2o Moleskine Pocket Notebook: http://amzn.to/1sl2Dz9 Bandanas: http://amzn.to/1sl2Jqs Hat (Circle A Brand):: http://bit.ly/1Wvefwi G-Shock Watch: http://amzn.to/1sl378r _____________________________ TOOLS I USE EVERYDAY: Leatherman multi-tool: http://amzn.to/1TLqFJp Ergo baby carrier: http://amzn.to/1sl3lwh Klean Kanteen (water bottle): http://amzn.to/1sl3rnN Premier 1 electric fence: http://amzn.to/1sl3Gzc Plugin electric fence charger: http://amzn.to/1Xb6eer Solar electric fence charger: http://amzn.to/1Wxsctt _____________________________ VIDEO EQUIPMENT WE USE: Little Camera (Cannon G7X): http://amzn.to/2a8mpu9 Big Camera (Cannon 80D): http://amzn.to/2kAYve8 Day To Day Wide Angle Lense for the 80D: http://amzn.to/2lamoG2 Rode shot gun mic for the 80D: http://amzn.to/2laD8wV Go Pro camera: http://amzn.to/27pYUjH Adobe Premier (editing): http://adobe.ly/1Nv8r2r Jobi Gorilla Pod (flexible tripod): http://amzn.to/1V4Z4rQ DJI Phantom IV Drone: http://amzn.to/2dvWwDY Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links.. You know, make it sustainable so that I can keep on keeping on.