Mar 31, 2021
Jesse Frost is the Co-Owner of
Rough Draft Farmstead in central Kentucky and host of the No-Till
Market Garden Podcast. Jesse’s rich background in researching and
experimenting with no-till practices lead to his first book, “The
Living Soil Handbook: The No-Till Grower’s Guide to Ecological
Market Gardening,” which will be published this summer.
Throughout their conversation
John and Jesse discuss:
- How Jesse got his start as a
farmer and how a mission to uncover regenerative techniques lead to
a promising career in market gardening.
- The economic opportunities
surrounding market gardening, including the positive impact of
collaboration and Jesse’s thoughts on land ownership.
- The best way to strategize and
implement a direct-to-consumers business model.
- Two management styles that work
for no-till growers on a smaller scale: Jesse’s thought on the
basic cover crop model and the deep compost mulch
- An overview of the four
different types of compost: inoculating compost, fertilizing
compost, nutritional compost, and mulching compost.
- The current state of the
average farmer’s psyche and the power of relationships and
- Jesse’s current intercropping
practices and how they are implemented for pest and disease
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