Category: Philosophy

Investing In People

Would you rather work with people or machines? This is a difficult question for an introvert, as people and interactions can frequently be uncomfortable and draining. For farmers, people who generally are happy to be farming because of a minimum of human interaction, it poses similar difficulties. The Coming Problem In The Four by Scott Galloway, […]

22 – Stoic Mettle | Scott Hebert – Flavourful Farms

Both philosopher and farmer, our guest today is Scott Hebert from Flavourful Farms in British Columbia and host of the Stoic Mettle Podcast. Together we discuss how Scott started farming, define what stoicism actually is, how he’s applied this philosophy to his farm and so much more. Show Notes: Scott raises salad greens and makes a […]

T. Time 01 – What Is An Intellectual Agrarian?

A new segment to The Intellectual Agrarian Podcast: T. Time. A show were we expand, explain or meditate on a topic that has arisen from an interview we had or article we’ve written. Today’s topic: “What Is An Intellectual Agrarian?” You can submit a topic for T. Time by either emailing us at show@intellectualagrarian.com or […]

Certified Organic Livestock | Consumer Expectations vs. Producer Preferences

A recurring question inevitably arises in a representative government: Where does the responsibility of the representative lie, with the wishes of the people who elected him, or to his better judgement? On November 9th, 2017. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule, which defines […]

Watering Down The Organic Standards

On November 2nd, 2017. The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), decided on a vote of 8-7 to keep Hydroponic Production Organic. A decision that is disappointing to many who view labeling a soilless growing system “Organic” as a violation of the basic principles upon which the label and model were based. Hydroponic production is when […]

Podcast 17 – Permaculture Principles | Scott Mann – The Permaculture Podcast

Our tag line has never been truer today, as we discuss the Principles of Permaculture as they apply to agriculture, our lives, and our communities. To break it down for us today is Scott Mann from the Permaculture Podcast. Thanks so much to Scott for being on the show, be sure to go to his […]

Metal Minds

“He has a mind of metal and wheels; and he does not care for growing things, except as far as they serve him for the moment.” – Treebeard (The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien) This quote is from the epic Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien, and was said by Treebeard, the wooden Ent […]