This week Grant Schultz will be joining us to answer questions regarding the Technology of Permaculture. Grant Schultz of VersaLand has become the Mad Scientist of Permaculture. Known for his electric tractor , contributions to Farm Hack , and creation of GPS Keyline Design , Grant practices broadacre permaculture in the Midwest. Host of the upcoming workshop Advanced Farm & Homestead Design with Ben Falk. Grant Schultz has just recorded a podcast with Agricultural Insight: http://agriculturalinsights.com/navigating-nrcs-usda-funding-keyline-design-grant-schultz/
Just registered at your website. I love all the great ideas and projects you have created. I grew up on a small farm with all the big diesel sucking machines. I love to see how you are doing a lot of the same things using a MUCH smaller footprint. I can't wait to research your site further and see what I can work on at home.
Hey Grant, great to see you on here and thanks for sharing the farm hack link; I hadn't seen that one before. On the whole farm GPS keyline system- do you need to buy any of the surveying/ mapping tools/programs or are they available for rental or opensource etc.? Also, do you kn ow if the software that you're using is compatible with arcGIS? Cheers,
Location: Asheville, NC
posted 6 years ago
Kevin Anderson wrote:Hey Grant, great to see you on here and thanks for sharing the farm hack link; I hadn't seen that one before. On the whole farm GPS keyline system- do you need to buy any of the surveying/ mapping tools/programs or are they available for rental or opensource etc.? Also, do you kn ow if the software that you're using is compatible with arcGIS? Cheers,
Software, literally 20 options. Some free open-source, but also easily outsourced to someone with a paid seat on licensed software for cheap: ~$5/acre post-survey.
Yes, compatible with arcGIS. A lot of the civil engineering software can spit out file formats of many types.
Location: NW Pennsylvania Zone 5B bordering on Zone 6
posted 6 years ago
Grant - While it might briefly bounce you to another forum, could you possibly offer some suggestions to a fella that posted under the large farm forum? He posted "Ideas for a 4,000-acre farm?" and I think that, on the water side of things, especially, you could give some insight. The specific post is at https://permies.com/t/32374/large-farm/Ideas-acre-farm I think the permie community definitely wants to keep him encouraged. There is a wonderful opportunity for him.
"Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you." ~Maori Proverb
Grant, Love what I've seen from your videos and discussions. Could you answer the following?
Who would I email about my Free Money For Farmers subcription? I signed up a Aug 14 and received one intro email and no more. I've tried to re-sign-up thinking things might have gotten mixed and I get an error saying I'm already signed up.
I read an article you wrote about not using "permaculture" but terms like "agroforestry" when talking about with the USDA and other main-stream folks. I found it to be great ideas, but can't find the original article and would like to reference it. Would you know where I could find this?
Who would I contact to visit versaland? We live in Ames, Iowa and are moving to Vermont where I'll take Ben's PDC and then practice permaculture. I'd love to visit, see what you got, chat a little, and get dirty helping out a little before we move
Please keep sharing, my family finds you inspirational. Earl
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