Learn how to become an organic farmer - Sustainable Farming at Fickle Creek Farm North Carolina Learn how to make $100,000 a year farming land you don't own in Curtis Stones "The Urban Farmer" http://amzn.to/1TpwsEA Fickle Creek Farm is a diversified, small-scale farm in the Piedmont of North Carolina. It utilizea approximately half of the farm’s 215 acres to provide farm-fresh, healthy food to our community through careful environmental stewardship, sustainable practices, and humane animal treatment. Vegetables and fruit are naturally grown without synthetic chemical inputs. Livestock is raised without use of antibiotics or hormones. Chickens, ducks, turkeys, and pigs range freely on pesticide-free pastures and in woods and are fed locally-milled, vegetarian feed. Cows and sheep are raised on pesticide-free pastures. They share the farm with others through farm tours and a farm-stay accommodation. Nutrient Cycling is vital to the health of our farm and is used to minimize external nutrient inputs to the farm and avoid nutrient loss into surface and ground water. Pictured is one of our steers grazing a rye-crimson clover cover crop on the market garden area. Biodiversity and natural ecosystem processes are conserved through Agroforestry. The farm benefits through enhanced beauty and by maintaining trees that are good for honey production, shading our chickens and livestock, eliminating erosion, and minimizing our need for grid power to heat or cool our home. Pictured is sourwood - a favorite tree of bees. We use Rotational Grazing for all of our animals; Our chickens and livestock are frequently moved to clean and nutritious paddocks on our farm. This picture shows how steers are followed by sheep which are followed by laying hens. Adhering to Permaculture principles means that each part of our diverse farm benefits from and is a benefit to several other pieces of our overall operation. Pictured is our pigs benefiting from the output from our market garden. For more information visit www.ficklecreekfarm.com There are twenty million acres of lawns in North America. In their current form, these unproductive expanses of grass represent a significant financial and environmental cost. However, viewed through a different lens, they can also be seen as a tremendous source of opportunity. Access to land is a major barrier for many people who want to enter the agricultural sector, and urban and suburban yards have huge potential for would-be farmers wanting to become part of this growing movement. This video will to help you learn the techniques and business strategies you need to make a good living growing high-yield, high-value crops right in your own backyard (or someone else's). Major benefits include: Low capital investment and overhead costs Reduced need for expensive infrastructure Easy access to markets Growing food in the city means that fresh crops may travel only a few blocks from field to table, making this innovative approach the next logical step in the local food movement. Based on a scalable, easily reproduced business model, becoming an Urban Farmer is your opportunity to minimizing risk and maximizing profit by using intensive production in small leased or borrowed spaces. Visit our website at http://www.backyardchickenzone.com For cool eco-friendly gadgets check out this site http://www.gogeteco.com Subscribe to our urban farming channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq6yvGQShom0KG2nI6SbP9Q_g?sub_confirmation=1 More urban farming videos https://youtu.be/x0xi4_V41vo https://youtu.be/05a65T6oylo https://youtu.be/p5P7ZfwhJQg Raising chicks https://youtu.be/g5brd4KXOyU Incubating chicken eggs https://youtu.be/Nn4wpopp1qw How to slaughter a chicken for food https://youtu.be/ASlHqUue-UE Natural farming workshop https://youtu.be/O5bK-w6e0h0 How to raise chickens https://youtu.be/8vaxK-NyZFc How to raise chickens in the city https://youtu.be/iL6mEXCRJFc How to clip a chickens wing https://youtu.be/bb5ECdSmhUU SPIN Farming Method https://youtu.be/BsJeDZr9MI4 Sustainable biointegrated greenhouse https://youtu.be/Km7_YiFmg10 Subscribe to our other channel http://www.youtube.com/channel/UChG6kOI3I06PMIVbJbyNP_g?sub_confirmation=1 To see more videos about sustainable design go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChG6kOI3I06PMIVbJbyNP_g