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47: Polyface Farms – The Farm With Many Faces

In 1961, William and Lucille Salatin moved their young family to Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, purchasing the most worn-out, eroded, abused farm in the area near Staunton. Using nature as a pattern, they and their children began the healing and innovation that now supports three generations.

Disregarding conventional wisdom, the Salatins planted trees, built huge compost piles, dug ponds, moved cows daily with portable electric fencing, and invented portable sheltering systems to produce all their animals on perennial prairie polycultures.

Today the farm arguably represents America’s premier non-industrial food production oasis. Believing that the Creator’s design is still the best pattern for the biological world, the Salatin family invites like-minded folks to join in the farm’s mission: to develop emotionally, economically, environmentally enhancing agricultural enterprises and facilitate their duplication throughout the world. We chat with the energetic and vivacious Joel Salatin, who talks about Polyface Farms mission and journey.

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Agriculture & Farming
Agriculture & Farming
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46: IceWind – Extreme Energy Solutions

We talk with Robert Gerber, of Icewind USA. Robert, a career diplomat, who had the opportunity to live in Iceland. Icewind is the premier manufacturer of compact vertical axis wind turbines for residential and commercial use. Utilizing durable materials for extremely long lifespans without maintenance and a combination of blades to provide low start-up speeds, lift, and constant power generation, IceWind’s turbines serve as a reliable renewable power solution in any environment.

IceWind formed in 2012 out of the necessity to create new, innovative renewable wind energy solutions to reduce global dependency on fossil fuels. Founded in the windy and harsh country of Iceland in the shell of an old coal power plant, CEO and Mechanical Engineer Sæþór Ásgeirsson began designing formidable turbines capable of withstanding hurricanes, blizzards, sleet, snow, hail, and almost any inclement weather conditions. After years of testing, fine-tuning, and improvements, Icewind is finally ready to implement turbines into windy, volatile regions across the entire United States.

Their goal is to making wind energy accessible to anyone, from windy neighborhoods to the most remote and harsh regions of the globe. We strive towards becoming a global impact leader, building a brighter future while cutting carbon emissions, one turbine at a time. Listen and learn.

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Energy
Energy
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45: Green Heirloom – Sustainable Organic Cookware

We chat with Kaviya Cherian, founder of Green Heirloom, as we follow the traditions and customs of traditional cookware in different parts of the world, how our food and cookware are far more connected than we think. Green Heirloom is a unique platform that brings sustainable and eco-friendly cookware from artisans and creators across India to the world. Green Heirloom not only assures quality and a treasured asset that can be bequeathed to generations, but it also helps you to do your bit in sustaining many communities who rely on this traditional occupation. They work with artisans, involve and engage with them at each step of the way, not only to bring to market a product suited for their customers but also to ensure that the artisans are rewarded adequately for their efforts.

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Design and Innovation
Design and Innovation
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