John along with his wife Marj and two teenage sons live in the foothills of California near Sonora. John has spent the last 21 years working for the Department of Corrections while Marj has been a Registered Nurse for the last 24 years. In 2006 they began transforming their 5 acres into a modern homestead.
In July of 2008, John began listening to TSP and has been a dedicated supporter ever since. In 2010 John began studying sustainable food production. After reading Masanobu Fukuoka’s “sowing seeds in the desert” and avidly watching Geoff Lawton’s free videos, John decided to enroll in Geoff’s PDC and after certification opened a small business called JMAC Perma-Gardens.
John joins us today to discuss, the uncertainty of starting a small business with very little experience. Along with the challenges of balancing responsibilities to family along with a full time job and start up small business. We also dicuss how his drive to be “prepared” led to a personal quest for liberty and why he feels permaculture is the ultimate expression of liberty.
We further discuss his successes and perhaps more importantly his failures that have happened over the years gardening, raising animals and overcoming less than optimal land challenges.
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