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Y'all TOTALLY helped me crush my 1st Kickstarter for my film, "Permaculture Chickens"

That was a little more than two years ago, and I'M BACK!

This time, my family of SIX has converted an old school but into RV so that we can travel America featuring THE greatest sustainable yards, homesteads and market farms.



Paul Wheaton is on the list of folks to see.

So is Curtis Stone, Rob Avis, Diego Footer, jack spirko, Greg Judy, Dan Ohmann and on and on and on...

You can see more of the folks we plan to visit, here.

We'll be creating YouTube Videos every single day of the adventure and uploading them to my channel

But, we're also creating a feature length documentary film after we're finished.

The documentary will be something you can touch (physical DVD's of the film, T-shirts and Mugs available).

You can watch the documentary in one evening, and you'll see interviews (from us and the farmers we visit) that won't be on YouTube.

Why Kickstarter?

To do all this filming and uploading I'm gonna have to have reliable mobile power and consistent internet access. This can be expensive, but I know the publicity this project will generate will be a HUGE step forward in the regenerative lifestyle movement.

NOTE: I'm offering an incredible deal on the documentary (get the download for just $15). Plus, I'm throwing in video BONUSES only available to my KS backers. Organic T's and Stainless Steel Mugs also available


Back "the Great American Farm Tour" HERE for a deep discount and exclusive BONUSES


Want an idea of what a day on the farm tour will look like? WATCH THIS...








 
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Gonna be a sweet thing all around. Missed the live chat last night due to dinner with the family, but I did jump on the Kickstarter as soon as I got home. Looking forward to the movie next year. I will still be following you on Youtube, of course!
 
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Excited to watch your KS campaign! 

Great job prepping and executing this, and best wishes for your life on the road!
 
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I can't give money (I don't have a credit card, I don't want to), but the Rhodes family know I support them
 
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Justin, I'm an avid old school still shooter, so take this with a grain of Tri-X. I once assisted a top videographer who made his career as Bill Clinton's side-kick. His main take-away was "Lock the camera down! Not every frame needs to contain motion. And, it becomes a big event when you notice a single branch moving in the background, a flock of geese passing through, a sincere smile on your subject's face at the end of a scene..."

BTW, I never watched TV, or shot a single video after the Summer of '96. One endearing quality I think everyone experiences through your work is the natural way you share in those intimate family moments. Still, I'm missing the close-ups of mom working with the kids, pulling off their muddy shoes, making the chicken soup, introducing various topics before venturing into the field and finally, carrying her own damn camera as opposed to just trailing along.

All up, it's a delightful show, and I believe everyone who's contributed has already received more than their money's worth!

 
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What an awesome Kickstarter campaign - congrats for knocking it out of the park!

I backed it just before it ends (later today, I think) and we're very much looking forward to your visit to wheaton labs!
 
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hey justin! i plan on giving to the kickstarter soon. Thanks for all you have shared through youtube, podcast ect.. if your trip comes through Pittsburgh, we have a small scale urban homestead, micro csa and sell to a few local juice bars and cafes. We have two extra bedrooms if you would like to crash for a night or two. Cheers, good luck!
 
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The support should only reinforce your confidence in what you are doing. The family and I look forward to receiving our dvd next year and all the Kickstarter perks along the way!
 
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And they are on their way ! First stop Athens Georgia for a hog butchering.



Next Two show the butchering so WARNING MIGHT BE TO GRAPHIC FOR SOME VEWERS !




With help from the guys at Hand Hewn Farms !





 
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Second stop is outside of Atlanta where Justin helps a young lady with her new chickens.

 
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Still in the Atlanta area this time with Ryan and Rosemary at Wholesome Roots Farm. Good stuff with Chicken tractors and Goats !



Wholesome roots does a VLOG also !

 
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Heading south to visit with the guys at Sturdy Brothers, they make leather aprons and other hand made leather work. Then on into Florida to visit Full Circle Farm and a young lady making farm income with her chickens! Also forest pastured pigs.

 
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Still at Full circle farms. Goats, Cattle, Pigs, and Chickens all in a rotational, holistic grazing set up !



Also a meetup for those of you who may be close to Palm City Florida !

When - March 1st, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Public Part (Jock Leighton Park). 3755 SW Mapp Road in Palm City, FL
 
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Two great, Florida Food Forests ! One is a home garden on 1/4 acre the other at a university.

 
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Echo Farms Florida, Experimental food forests that recreate 4 tropical ecosystems.

 
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An interesting community in Florida where college students live in a simulated 3rd world village at H.E.A.R.T. village. Five weeks with out electricity gives them a crash course in what it might be like while living in desolate areas overseas. They also learn simple appropriate technologies to help the people they will visit.

 
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Making a living through permaculture. Peter of Green Dreams Ecological Landscape Company turns Florida yards in to food forests!





I started a separate thread just for Pete  HERE
 
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Forest pastured pigs at Full Circle Farm: http://bit.ly/2l9VI7X

And it looks like a lot of folks showed up to the ice cream meet and greet !



Justin announces a couple more meet ups .

A chicken butchering 4/3/17 in Charleston So. Carolina

And a lunatic tour at Polyface Farm !  INFO HERE
 
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Still in Florida.





Then on to Georgia and White Oak Pastures.

 
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Butchering chickens in South Carolina.



And a South Carolina homestead with a yurt home. "Big Pond Farm" their channel is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgrA2BxbEwkStpOefAMYH_Q



Ducks and market gardens at Big ponds Farm.

 
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They stopped at their home on the way north and then on to a backyard garden in North Carolina.



Making mead and on to the next market gardeners place.



A thousand buck a day at the farmers market !

 
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Polyface Farm

Moving cattle with Joel as he talks about his land management practices.



"Daniel Salatin, of Polyface farms shows how one neighborhood could grow 3,000 pounds of animal protein (chicken and rabbit) out of a three car garage.
Plus, 2 dozen eggs a day and enough compost for a half acre garden."



Taking the farm tour in the rain and a meet up in town.



And Joel gives a lecture.

 
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In Maryland with some folks who have a unique chicken tractor.



A Baltimore urban bee keeper!



John Suscovich of Farm Marketing Solutions , Shows us how he uses various income streams to keep his farm going. Very good stuff! 





 
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Planting strawberries in Massachusetts. 



Harvesting salt and visiting Plymouth.

 
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Justin just announced a members only forum on Facebook and a DIY, in depth, members only, video series ! Early bird price is 8$/month with 30 days money back and you can cancel at anytime. He will still be posting videos of the great American farm tour. This will be a place for more in depth learning and discussion.

 
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Blueberries and Bees in Maine at  the Highlands Blueberry Farm.
Also a stop at Elliot Coleman's Farm



Jim has moved from his winter operations in Florida to his summer digs in Maine!



A visit with a family that milks Sheep and Goats !





Looks like Justin has gotten Aiden and Bennett, two of the boys who are 12 and 10, respectively, to start their own you tube channel .  


And they had their biggest meet and greet yet.

 
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Time to do some catching up !

Chickens in an orchard.



Feeding chickens on compost.



The permaculture orchard at Miracle Farm.



8 acre market gardening without tractors!

 
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Mix your own chicken feed and the Joel Salatin recipe .





More chicken systems.



Appalachia's homestead.  ( another Vlog to check out)  HERE

 
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The Great American Farm Tour has been a pleasure to follow. Justin is a great speaker and has shown so many types of "farms" from small urban lots to Salatin sized. If you are near one of the meetups they propose, I do hope you bring a great dish to share and enjoy.
 
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Spiral Ridge permaculture farm



Forest Gulley Farms has hobbit holes!



Traders Point Creamery was Indiana’s FIRST certified organic dairy.

 
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Chickens raising geese.



Oasis among big ag.



Quit your job to become a farmer.





Fruit trees as fencing and more.

 
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Pig Farming.







 
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Greg Judy .








 
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Grant Shultz at Versaland.





 
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Seed Savers Exchange in Iowa.

 
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Mark Shephard, of Restoration Agriculture.

 
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Software Engineer Starts A Farm .



the Main Street Project’s   webpage

 
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5 acres in Nebraska.



Jonathan Dodd, along with many friends, work together with Keipos on Care of people.



Couple leaves the city to start a farm in Nebraska.



 
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Starting their tour of Colorado with a Bison ranch owned by The Savory Institute.

 
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The central rocky mountain permaculture institute.  CRMPI



A Wyoming prairie homestead.





 
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