Chase Mission Main Street Grants® is offering $100,000 grants to worthy small businesses. If you think sustainable local organic agriculture is a worthy business, please vote for Red Baron Farms here: vote
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Welcome to The Red Baron Project
My intent to develop an organic agricultural business model using Permaculture principles that are scale-able to any size garden or Farm. I will be documenting my progress, successes, and failures here in this thread.
I would also ask humbly that anyone else interested in helping in a small test plot themselves please try it and share your results.
For my project I will be using various principles:
Principle 1: No till and/or minimal till with mulches used for weed control
Principle 2: Minimal external inputs
Principle 3: Living mulches to maintain biodiversity
Principle 4: Companion planting
Principle 6: The ability to integrate carefully controlled modern animal husbandry (optional)
Principle 5: Capability to be mechanized for large scale or low labor for smaller scale
Principle 7: As organic as possible, while maintaining flexibility to allow non-organic growers to use the methods
Principle 8: Portable and flexible enough to be used on a wide variety of crops in many areas of the world
Principle 9: Sustainable ie. beneficial to the ecology and wildlife
Principle 10: Profitable
To learn more about sustainable agriculture, permaculture, and how you can improve soil health I made a YouTube channel with 100’s of educational videos. Click HERE if you are interested in doing your part!
Scott“Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted & thoughtful observation rather than protracted & thoughtless labour; & of looking at plants & animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single-product system.”