Jack Spirko 's Profile
- Joined: 22/05/2012
- Location: Hot Springs Village, AR, United States
- Climate Zone: Warm Temperate
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About Jack Spirko
In 2008 Jack Spirko founded The Survival Podcast where he coined the term modern survivalism, a philosophy based on 12 tenets that lead to self-sufficiency, self-reliance, independence and personal liberty. From the very beginning he taught that producing your own food and supporting local agriculture were critical to insuring your personal independence. During the countless hours of research that went into the production of his daily podcast he discovered the threat represented by industrial agriculture and GMOs.
Mr. Spirko has now been a student, practitioner and teacher of Permaculture Design and sustainable agriculture for 4 years. In 2011 he founded a new organization AgriTrue, dedicated to restoring “truth in agriculture” and restoring the relationship between those who grow food and those who produce it. AgriTrue is in someways and alternative to the organic lable, a free market solution that ensures care of the earth along with care of people with out government interference.
Today Mr. Spirko is actively engaged in spreading the message of permaculture to his audience of more than 30,000 daily listeners. He has had the good fortune to interview well known permaculturists and sustainable food advocates such as as Paul Wheaton, Bill Wilson, Robb Wolf and Joel Saliten on his show.
He currently lives in Arkansas on a rugged 5 acre piece of land in the Ouachita (pronounced wash-a-tah) Mountains where he is practicing techniques such as swales, hugelkultur, raising small livestock and other permaculture design components.