How does the concept of value-added thinking apply to both farming and our daily lives?

On this episode of the Thriving Farmer Podcast, Michael is joined by Billy Bond, owner of Perma Pastures Farm, located in North Carolina. From hands-on workshops to online education, Billy and his family share their knowledge and love for permaculture. When he’s not on their farm, he is helping transform damaged and destroyed landscapes into abundant permaculture farms. 

Tune in to hear about permaculture and value-added thinking for your farm!

In this episode, you’ll hear…

  • How Billy got started in farming 0:50
  • About the kind of property Perma Pastures Farm is 7:29
  • What new homesteaders should focus on first 12:01
  • About what Billy’s Bone Sauce is 25:10
  • What Billy would do differently given the ability to start from the beginning 31:14

About the Guest:

Billy was a city kid. He went to college for a short while before joining the US Army to become an Airborne Sapper. After military service, Billy became an IBEW electrician and completed degrees in biology and business administration. He moonlighted as a part-time talk radio host and learned the craft of fine butchery at The Local Pig in Kansas City, Mo.

Billy was bitten by the permaculture bug and life was never the same. He earned his permaculture design certificate and has since designed several homesteads in several states…and has even installed a permaculture orchard (with chickens) on an active construction site. He loves experimenting and learning!


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