Building Soil – Where Bio-intensive Growing and Market Farming Collide with Jodi Roebuck – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 32

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Curtis is on vacation, so I am joined by bio-intensive farmer Jodi Roebuck.

Jodi’s been farming and studying under the originator of the Grow Bio-Intensive form of farming, John Jeavons, for 18 years.

Jodi’s well known for using Jeavon’s bio-intensive method to build soil. Soil that’s deep and loose enough to literally put your arm into up to your elbow.  It’s a soil that well known grower JM Fortier has called some of the best soil that he’s ever seen.  It’s from this rich soil that Jodi farms, growing his own fertility, his own food, saving seeds, and educating the next generation of farmers.

He’s traveled the world studying under the masters and visiting a lot farms along the way.  This summer Jodi made a stop in North America where he visited the home farms of both JM Fortier and Curtis.  As a result, he’s very familiar with their market gardening style.  The question then becomes how can he apply his knowledge of bio-intensive practices to the context of market farming, and that’s where we pick up the conversation today.

Where do the worlds of bio-intensive growing and market gardening collide, and what’s possible.

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Roebuck Farm Then

Roebuck Farm THEN – 2004

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Roebuck Farm NOW

Roebuck Farm NOW

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Original sketch of the farm plan 2004

Original sketch of the farm plan 2004

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70% shade nets aiding germination

70% shade nets aiding germination

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Jodi's kids on the farm

Jodi’s kids on the farm

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Winter cover crops oats Rye lupin

Winter cover crops oats Rye lupin

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Jodi's beds on the farm

Jodi’s beds on the farm

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Jodi's beds on the farm

Jodi’s beds on the farm

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Jodi double digging bids

Jodi double digging bids

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Jodi's 7 tine fork for all ongoing bed prep as a broad fork would be used

Jodi’s 7 tine fork for all ongoing bed prep as a broad fork would be used

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The five tine fork is great for the double dig

The five tine fork is great for the double dig

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