Tim Ammons runs Oleo Acres farm a self sustaining farm that teaches individuals the old fashioned way of being “Green”. He joins us today to discuss self sustainable living and farming as a way to support family and community.
On his 20 acre farm in Tennessee Tim still practices many techniques and skills that have largely been lost. Such as the growing of 7 very old heirloom varieties of sorghum which are then converted into sorghum syrup using old methods. At one time sorghum syrup was the most common sweetener in the US, Tim is still growing it and making it the old fashioned way.
He is also a big time gardener with may tips and tricks developed over almost 40 years of gardening and farming. He will teach us today about timing your plantings, companion and succession planting and even a great, simple and completely organic way to combat the dreaded squash bug, which is public garden enemy number one for much of the TSP audience.
Additional Resources for Today’s Show
- Members Support Brigade
- TSP Copper
- Join Our Forum
- ShelfReliance.com – (sponsor of the day)
- Silver and Gold Shop – (sponsor of the day)
- Meet Jack at the Self Reliance Expo
- Be Part of Episode 1000
- Oleo Acres Farm
- 4 Varieties of Tim’s Sorghum Syrup in a Sample Pack
- Oleo Acres on Facebook
Sources for Several Varieties of Sorghum We Discussed Today and Some of My Other Favorites
- Black Amber Sorghum
- Dale Sorghum
- Rox Orange Sorghum
- Mennonite Sorghum
- “Grain Sorghum”
- Indian Red Popping Sorghum
- Tunisian Sorghum
- Honey Drip Sorghum
- White African Sorghum
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