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The Small Farm Show

The Small Farm Show, by Jodi Roebuck, was way ahead of its time.

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Jodi Roebuck is well known in Taranaki, NZ and overseas, for his innovative small farming and food production practices. In this show, he talks with other experts in their fields, many of them local, about livestock, energy, intensive farming, regenerative agriculture, seed saving, and more.

The Small Farm Show was made in 2012 and was sponsored by Stanley Timber ITM, Stratford.  


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Regenerative Agriculture Pt 3

Jodi continues his interview with Joel Salatin, this week talking about deep litter and bedding - a pathogen-free process where the animals do the composting

Duration: 01:02:39 | Date: 29 November, 2012

Regenerative Agriculture Pt. 2

Joel Salatin, a key speaker at the regenerative agriculture practicum which Jodi attended, is seen as the world's most famous and innovative alternative farmer

Duration: 00:48:06 | Date: 15 November, 2012

Regenerative Agriculture Pt.1

Jodi attended a regenerative agriculture practicum at Taranaki Farm in Melbourne. In part one of a short series arising out of that he talks with Ben Falloon, owner of the farm, and key speaker Darren Doherty, about keyline design - the prioritization of the elements and the level of impact needed to change a specific element in any Permaculture design.

Duration: 00:51:47 | Date: 1 November, 2012

Extending the Seasons

All about growing undercover - the greenhouse grower

Duration: 00:55:12 | Date: 4 October, 2012


Michael Lawley is a Renewable Energy Engineer at EcoInnovation and creator of PowerSpout. "I enjoy solving energy problems/needs across the globe, often for a family or small community that lives in a remote places. There are few greater joys than shutting down diesel generators and installing a renewable energy solution that is both a greener and more cost effective solution."

Duration: 00:59:35 | Date: 20 September, 2012

Local Food

Jodi takes a look at the drive back to local food

Duration: 01:03:56 | Date: 23 August, 2012


Jodi talks with Barbara McPhillips of Smart Organics

Duration: 00:58:31 | Date: 9 August, 2012

Road Trip

Jodi goes on a road trip with mobile shearer, Matt Denson

Duration: 01:03:04 | Date: 28 July, 2012

Biointensive Growing

John Jeavons runs the nonā€profit Ecology Action site in Willitts, California, where Jodi spent some time learning from the master. John is also an author, educator, agricultural researcher and master. He is known as the father of the modern biointensive gardening movement.

Duration: 01:07:23 | Date: 26 July, 2012

Sustainable Hunting

Please note that, due to loss of audio, this is the first half, only, of the episode. Despite that, it still contains some gems.

Duration: 00:23:23 | Date: 14 June, 2012

Korito Education

Dee Turner is certificate manager of organic farms in NZ. She models and runs classes about sustainability, permaculture, self-sufficiency, and farming small species.

Duration: 01:03:50 | Date: 31 May, 2012

John Ernie

Jodi talks with John Ernie, a Taranaki farmer and educator, about how he runs his farm with mixed breeds

Duration: 01:02:41 | Date: 17 May, 2012

Growing Your Income

Jodi talks with Darrell Hannon, market gardener

Duration: 00:59:44 | Date: 3 May, 2012

Community Supported Agriculture

What is it?

Duration: 00:56:46 | Date: 5 April, 2012


Jodi takes a look at the history of agriculture. It's all about seeds - raising seeds and saving seeds.

Duration: 01:00:32 | Date: 22 March, 2012


Joel Salatin is a generational farmer and a pasture farmer in Virginia, USA. Using old-time pasture set-up, he was known as "the lunatic famer" before becoming the most famous small scale farmer in USA .

Duration: 01:01:34 | Date: 8 March, 2012


Jodi talks sheep with Matt, an experienced farmer and shearer who services many small life-style blocks and large back-country sheep stations.

Duration: 00:59:21 | Date: 23 February, 2012

Life-style Blocks

Jennifer Russell knows a lot about life style blocks. She not only sells them, she also runs her own.

Duration: 01:00:20 | Date: 9 February, 2012

The Challenge

Paints a picture of the global situation, including population, the environment and the loss of 'the old ways'.

Duration: 01:00:08 | Date: 26 January, 2012