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The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson

Welcome to The Urban Farm Podcast, your partner in the Grow Your Own Food revolution! This audio only podcast features special guests like Rosemary Morrow, Zach Loeks, and Andrew Millison as we discuss the art and value of growing food in urban areas. We'll explore topics such as gardening basics, urban beekeeping and chicken farming, permaculture, successful composting, monetizing your farm, and much more! Each episode will bring you tips and tricks on how to overcome common challenges, opportunities to learn from the experience of people just like you, and plenty of resources to ensure you're informed, equipped, and empowered to participate more mindfully in your local food system... and to have a great time doing it! Support our Podcast and listen Ad-Free! Visit www.urbanfarm.org/patron for more information and see what else we include.

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813: What are Farm Trusts with Zack Wyatt - A Garden Chat
813: Carolina Farm TrustsA Garden Chat with Zack Wyatt.In This Garden Chat:We chat with Zack Wyatt of the Carolina Farm Trust is focused on revolutionizing the food systems in the Carolinas through regenerative farming practices and sustainable approaches. The Carolina Farm Trust has four pillars—Farm Apprenticeship Program, Food is Health Program, Urban Farm Network, and CFT Market & Distribution Center that are integral to their mission of fostering a healthier, more sustainable food system from farm to table.Our Special Guest:Zack Wyatt grew up in Northern Virginia. His family were caretakers of a 300 acre old dairy farm where they had a large garden, pigs, horses, chickens, and when he was young, he worked on neighboring farms. After graduating from Coastal Carolina University in 2003 with a degree in a business administration he worked in home mortgage lending and IT. But Zack's passion for bringing community together over food won out and his understanding of the importance of equitable food access and his drive to improve local food systems led him to create the Carolina Farm Trust in 2015. As the CEO of Carolina Farm Trust, Zack has produced two documentaries: The Farmer That Feeds Us series, and an annual music festival fundraiser called Carolina Jubilee. Need a little bit of advice or just a feedback on your design for your yard or garden?The Urban Farm Team is offering consults over the phone or zoom. Get the benefits of a personalized garden and yard space analysis without the cost of trip charges. You can chat with Greg or choose one of the senior members of our Urban Farm team to get permaculture based feedback.Click HERE to learn more!Become an Urban Farm Patron and listen to more than 850 episodes of the Urban Farm Podcast without ads. Click HERE to learn more. *Disclosure: Some of the links in our podcast show notes and blog posts are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase, we will earn a nominal commission at no cost to you. We offer links to items recommended by our podcast guests and guest writers as a service to our audience and these items are not selected because of the commission we receive from your purchases. We know the decision is yours, and whether you decide to buy something is completely up to you.
31:51 5/17/24
812: Seed Borne Diseases - A Seed Chat with Bill McDorman
812: Seed Borne DiseasesA chat with an expert on seeds.In This Seed Chat:This is the April 2024 Seed Chat - Seed-borne diseases quietly jeopardize the vitality of crops, as seeds unwittingly harbor microscopic threats like fungi, bacteria, and pests. Bill and Greg will help you identify these pesky pests and guide you through the measures to screen for disease-resistant seeds to thwart these covert adversaries. Visit www.urbanfarm.org/812-seed for the show notes on this episode, and access to our full podcast library!What is the Seed Chat?At least ten times a year we have a live Seed Saving Class with Bill McDorman, the former Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, Ketchum, Idaho. He got his start in the bio-regional seed movement while in college in 1979 when he helped start Garden City Seeds. In 1984, Bill started Seeds Trust/High Altitude Gardens, a mail order seed company he ran successfully until it sold in 2013. Come join us for the next live class, or catch up on our previous classes through our podcast episodes.  Either way you will expand your seed knowledge and gain new perspectives on your food system. Register anytime for the next event.Register Here for the Monthly Seed Saving Class with Live Q&ABecome an Urban Farm Patron and listen to more than 850 episodes of the Urban Farm Podcast without ads. Click HERE to learn more.*Disclosure: Some of the links in our podcast show notes and blog posts are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase, we will earn a nominal commission at no cost to you. We offer links to items recommended by our podcast guests and guest writers as a service to our audience and these items are not selected because of the commission we receive from your purchases. We know the decision is yours, and whether you decide to buy something is completely up to you.
32:34 5/10/24
811: All About Keeping Honeybees - a Rosie Replay
811: All about Keeping Honeybees with Cricket Alderidge UngvaryA Rosie On The House Radio Show ReplayIn This Podcast: Ever thought about keeping honeybees? It's a process and it's something we need to learn if you're gonna take it on and that's exactly what we're talking about today. Join our our monthly radio show called Rosie On The House in Phoenix, Arizona as we discuss with Cricket what it takes to keep honeybees; and oh yeah, what is mead.Our Guest: Today we have Cricket Aldridge Ungvary to talk about her experience with suburban homesteading in the desert. Cricket is a natural homesteader growing up in rural Idaho with a garden, a horse, and lots of home canned food.She brings those sensibilities to her farm in North Phoenix. Cricket adds a little dose of cottage garden flavor and permaculture tendencies, and you'll see why her blog, BloomingAZ. com, is a reflection of everything she does. Cricket is a longtime beekeeper, brought in to this new life skill by wanting to know more about making mead.Now she runs a farm called Blooming Ranch and teaches people every day about bees, chickens, and more.Visit www.UrbanFarm.org/811-Rosie for the show notes and links on this episode!Need a little bit of advice or just a feedback on your design for your yard or garden?The Urban Farm Team is offering consults over the phone or zoom. Get the benefits of a personalized garden and yard space analysis without the cost of trip charges. You can chat with Greg, Janis or Ray to get permaculture based feedback.Click HERE to learn more!Become an Urban Farm Patron and listen to more than 850 episodes of the Urban Farm Podcast without ads. Click HERE to learn more.*Disclosure: Some of the links in our podcast show notes and blog posts are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase, we will earn a nominal commission at no cost to you. We offer links to items recommended by our podcast guests and guest writers as a service to our audience and these items are not selected because of the commission we receive from your purchases. We know the decision is yours, and whether you decide to buy something is completely up to you.
36:10 5/7/24
810: Randy Ritchie on Why Gardening Must Change
810: Randy Ritchie on Why Gardening Must Change.Helping gardeners weed out toxins from their gardens.In This Podcast: Randy transitioned from landscaper to biodynamic farmer, along the way he discovered biodynamic compost and its incredible transformative impact on growing food. Join us as we explore the principles of regenerative agriculture, the importance of creating insectaries and promoting biodiversity. Along his journey he founded Malibu Compost whuch serves as a guide for individuals looking to create thriving, sustainable ecosystems in their own gardens and communities.Our Guest: Randy lives happily with his wife on their urban farm nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains. He grew up in Pacific Palisades, California and graduated from Pepperdine University in Malibu. Randy is a Christian, a father of three, entrepreneur, disruptor, screenwriter, author, garden lecturer, eco-landscaper, organic farmer, podcast host and the founder of Malibu Compost and Number 2 Organics. He loves gardening, surfing, great music, healthy food, being and staying healthy and telling everyone he can, the truth about real organics and living a healthy lifestyle.Book Recommendation: Visit www.UrbanFarm.org/RandyRitchie for the show notes and links on this episode! Need a little bit of advice or just a feedback on your design for your yard or garden?The Urban Farm Team is offering consults over the phone or zoom. Get the benefits of a personalized garden and yard space analysis without the cost of trip charges. You can chat with Greg, Janis or Ray to get permaculture based feedback.Click HERE to learn more!Become an Urban Farm Patron and listen to more than 850 episodes of the Urban Farm Podcast without ads. Click HERE to learn more.*Disclosure: Some of the links in our podcast show notes and blog posts are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase, we will earn a nominal commission at no cost to you. We offer links to items recommended by our podcast guests and guest writers as a service to our audience and these items are not selected because of the commission we receive from your purchases. We know the decision is yours, and whether you decide to buy something is completely up to you.
42:19 5/3/24
809: Enoch Graham on His Garden Story
809: Enoch Graham on His Garden Story.Passionate about encouraging others to Garden.In This Podcast: From houseplants, to a single plant that actually makes a cucumber to growing groceries on your carport roof and having the police come and investigate what you are growing...wink, wink. He wasn't, he was growing groceries and turned his passion into a weekly YouTube show that inspires many people to grow their own. Join Greg and Enoch for his very interesting story!Our Guest: Enoch is an small space gardener who has been growing some of his own food for over 12 years in his limited urban space in southern Oregon. By growing so many different varieties of fruits and vegetables he has taken his skills to a new level. So 7 years ago he started sharing his gardening adventures with his viewers on his Youtube channel "the Urban Gardener”. As his passion for growing his own food and gardening grew over the years he never imagined where it would take him. He is constantly surprised by what he gets back by sharing his growing adventure.Book Recommendation: Visit www.UrbanFarm.org/TheUrbanGardener for the show notes and links on this episode! Need a little bit of advice or just a feedback on your design for your yard or garden?The Urban Farm Team is offering consults over the phone or zoom. Get the benefits of a personalized garden and yard space analysis without the cost of trip charges. You can chat with Greg, Janis or Ray to get permaculture based feedback.Click HERE to learn more!Become an Urban Farm Patron and listen to more than 850 episodes of the Urban Farm Podcast without ads. Click HERE to learn more.*Disclosure: Some of the links in our podcast show notes and blog posts are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase, we will earn a nominal commission at no cost to you. We offer links to items recommended by our podcast guests and guest writers as a service to our audience and these items are not selected because of the commission we receive from your purchases. We know the decision is yours, and whether you decide to buy something is completely up to you.
42:13 4/26/24
808: How to Help Pollinators - A Garden Chat
808: How to Help Pollinators A Garden Chat with Charlotte Wiggins.In This Garden Chat:Ever wonder about pollinators and their impact on our environment?  Why are they important and how do they impact the environment around us?  Join us as we chat with Charlotte Wiggins and explore all things pollinator!Our Special Guest:Charlotte Ekker Wiggins is an award-winning author, lecturer, master beekeeper and master gardener. After careers in journalism, US Forest Service and US Navy, she’s now chairing an 8-state Midwest partnership to grow beekeeping instructors teaching scientifically-based best management practices. Her 42-year old, one-acre garden, where her neighbors said nothing would grow, is a Monarch Way Station, Certified Wildlife Habitat and apiary. She featured how she developed Bluebird Gardens in her April 2019TEDx talk “Why Bugs Matter.” Need a little bit of advice or just a feedback on your design for your yard or garden?The Urban Farm Team is offering consults over the phone or zoom. Get the benefits of a personalized garden and yard space analysis without the cost of trip charges. You can chat with Greg or choose one of the senior members of our Urban Farm team to get permaculture based feedback.Click HERE to learn more!Become an Urban Farm Patron and listen to more than 850 episodes of the Urban Farm Podcast without ads. Click HERE to learn more. *Disclosure: Some of the links in our podcast show notes and blog posts are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase, we will earn a nominal commission at no cost to you. We offer links to items recommended by our podcast guests and guest writers as a service to our audience and these items are not selected because of the commission we receive from your purchases. We know the decision is yours, and whether you decide to buy something is completely up to you.
39:21 4/19/24
807: Seeds, Are They Dead or Alive? - A Seed Chat
807: Seeds, Are They Dead or Alive?A chat with an expert on seeds.In This Seed Chat:This is the March 2024 Seed Chat - Don’t throw away seeds collected for years. Do a germ test. Germination testing is a vital step to ensure seed viability before planting. We will talk about the process and show you how to determine the ratio of successful germination. Then you can plant the germinated seeds right into the ground. Learning how to germ test empowers growers with crucial insights into seed quality, helping you make informed decisions on seed selection and planting strategies. Visit www.urbanfarm.org/seeds24mar for the show notes on this episode, and access to our full podcast library!What is the Seed Chat?At least ten times a year we have a live Seed Saving Class with Bill McDorman, the former Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, Ketchum, Idaho. He got his start in the bio-regional seed movement while in college in 1979 when he helped start Garden City Seeds. In 1984, Bill started Seeds Trust/High Altitude Gardens, a mail order seed company he ran successfully until it sold in 2013. Come join us for the next live class, or catch up on our previous classes through our podcast episodes.  Either way you will expand your seed knowledge and gain new perspectives on your food system. Register anytime for the next event.Register Here for the Monthly Seed Saving Class with Live Q&ABecome an Urban Farm Patron and listen to more than 850 episodes of the Urban Farm Podcast without ads. Click HERE to learn more.*Disclosure: Some of the links in our podcast show notes and blog posts are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase, we will earn a nominal commission at no cost to you. We offer links to items recommended by our podcast guests and guest writers as a service to our audience and these items are not selected because of the commission we receive from your purchases. We know the decision is yours, and whether you decide to buy something is completely up to you.
39:44 4/12/24
806: The Rogue Food Conference with Joel Salatin and John Moody
806: The Rogue Food Conference with Joel Salatin and John MoodyShowcasing those who are making a difference in our food systems.In This Podcast: The Rogue Food Conference" is an annual gathering of innovative thinkers and passionate advocates who are challenging the status quo of the food industry. Hosted by Joel Salatin and John Moody, this conference showcases individuals and organizations that have found creative solutions to navigate the regulatory hurdles and bring nutrient-dense, local, and authentic food to their communities.Joel Salatin and his family owned Polyface Farm in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. Featured in the iconic foodie book, Omnivore's Dilemma, An award winning film, Food Inc., the farm's moniker is Healing the Land One Bite at a Time. Joel is a prolific author and speaker. He promotes local food systems, freedom of food choice, and farming systems that build the commons. Joel was a guest on our podcast and appeared in episode 310.John Moody lives in his homestead in the rolling hills of Kentucky. He founded the whole life buying club, one of the largest alternative food distribution approaches in the country. He is the author of five books and a well known speaker at conferences across the country on health, food, farming, and freedom. John is a returning podcast guest and appeared on episode 116 and 535.NOTE: the tickets are available at the Rogue Food Conference website, which is RogueFoodConference. comVisit www.UrbanFarm.org/806Rogue for the show notes and links on this episode! Need a little bit of advice or just a feedback on your design for your yard or garden?The Urban Farm Team is offering consults over the phone or zoom. Get the benefits of a personalized garden and yard space analysis without the cost of trip charges. You can chat with Greg, Janis or Ray to get permaculture based feedback.Click HERE to learn more!Become an Urban Farm Patron and listen to more than 850 episodes of the Urban Farm Podcast without ads. Click HERE to learn more.*Disclosure: Some of the links in our podcast show notes and blog posts are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase, we will earn a nominal commission at no cost to you. We offer links to items recommended by our podcast guests and guest writers as a service to our audience and these items are not selected because of the commission we receive from your purchases. We know the decision is yours, and whether you decide to buy something is completely up to you.
37:56 4/9/24
805: Jennifer Jewell on the Personal, Ecological and Cultural Significance of Seeds
805: Jennifer Jewell on the Personal, Ecological and Cultural Significance of Seeds.Saving an iconic resource almost lost to history.In This Podcast: We chat with Jennifer Jewell on her journey discovering the significance of seeds. She shared "that my tiny life will end and I will have spent a lot of hot air talking to gardeners, but the seeds are gonna survive. Like we've messed up a lot, but the seeds are still there. And the incredible number of seed keeping humans on the ground everywhere, they are doing great work."Our Guest: Jennifer is the host of the national award-winning weekly public radio program and podcast Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History and the Human Impulse to Garden. She is an author and her third book is called What We Sow: On the Personal, Ecological, and Cultural Significance of Seeds.Jennifer’s greatest passion is elevating the way we think and talk about gardening, the empowerment of gardeners, and the possibility inherent in the intersection between places, environments, cultures, individuals, and the gardens that bring them together beautifully – for the better of all the lives on this generous planet. She lives and cultivates her place in interior Northern California with her partner, plantsman John Whittlesey.Jennifer's Book: What We Sow: On the Personal, Ecological, and Cultural Significance of Seeds.Book Recommendation: Braiding Sweeetgrass by Robin Wall KimmererVisit www.UrbanFarm.org/WhatWeSow for the show notes and links on this episode! Need a little bit of advice or just a feedback on your design for your yard or garden?The Urban Farm Team is offering consults over the phone or zoom. Get the benefits of a personalized garden and yard space analysis without the cost of trip charges. You can chat with Greg, Janis or Ray to get permaculture based feedback.Click HERE to learn more!Become an Urban Farm Patron and listen to more than 850 episodes of the Urban Farm Podcast without ads. Click HERE to learn more.*Disclosure: Some of the links in our podcast show notes and blog posts are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase, we will earn a nominal commission at no cost to you. We offer links to items recommended by our podcast guests and guest writers as a service to our audience and these items are not selected because of the commission we receive from your purchases. We know the decision is yours, and whether you decide to buy something is...
49:46 4/5/24
804: Journaling a New Habit with Janis and Ray
804: Janis and Ray on Journaling a New HabitA Rosie On The House Radio Show ReplayIn This Podcast: Janis Norton and Ray Jess join us for our monthly Rosie on the House Radio hour talking about journaling for gardens and orchards. Our Guests: Janis Norton is the General Manager at The Urban Farm, where she manages several major projects including their Fruit Tree Education Program, The Urban Farm Podcast,  and the Permaculture Design Course, as well as their online educational classes, chats, and summits.  She earned her degree in Sustainability from Arizona State University, became a Master Gardener, and took her PDC training in Phoenix. While Greg is the visionary at The Urban Farm, Janis is the Implementer – using her superpowers as a project manager to keep things organized and growing our community.Ray Jess is the Manager of the General Store at The Urban Farm Nursery,  (worked with Greg to update the Urban Farm Planting Calendar, making adjustments for recent changes in our climate and weather ) Ray was a Master Gardener for six years starting in 2016,  completed a Permaculture Design course in 2018 and currently works as a sales associate for a local nursery.Special Note: For part one of Janis's story she wrote from her journaled experience starting her orchard go to The Fruit Tree Mud Bath SalonVisit www.urbanfarm.org/804-Rosie for the show notes and links on this episode!Need a little bit of advice or just a feedback on your design for your yard or garden?The Urban Farm Team is offering consults over the phone or zoom. Get the benefits of a personalized garden and yard space analysis without the cost of trip charges. You can chat with Greg, Janis or Ray to get permaculture based feedback.Click HERE to learn more!Become an Urban Farm Patron and listen to more than 850 episodes of the Urban Farm Podcast without ads. Click HERE to learn more.*Disclosure: Some of the links in our podcast show notes and blog posts are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase, we will earn a nominal commission at no cost to you. We offer links to items recommended by our podcast guests and guest writers as a service to our audience and these items are not selected because of the commission we receive from your purchases. We know the decision is yours, and whether you decide to buy something is completely up to you.
38:13 4/2/24
803: Reviving a 123-Year Old Farm With Veteran Joe Villines
803: Joe Villines on Reviving a 123-Year Old FarmLiving a Dream.In This Podcast: We speak with Joe Villines about his history as a media person in the Army and how it has impacted the process of rebuilding the 123-year old farm he and his family purchased.Our Guest: Joe is a father, husband, US Army veteran and co-owner of ‘HalfAcre Farms at Armadillo Acres’ with his partner Lydia in Indianola, Iowa. He attended college for commercial horticulture to further a lifelong interest in growing food. Joe was a photojournalist and broadcaster in the Army Reserve where he served tours in Bosnia, Iraq, Kuwait and other assignments all over the world. Exposure to world strife and world agriculture informed his resolve to raise animals and crops using holistic methods for sale locally.Visit www.UrbanFarm.org/HalfAcreFarm for the show notes and links on this episode! Need a little bit of advice or just a feedback on your design for your yard or garden?The Urban Farm Team is offering consults over the phone or zoom. Get the benefits of a personalized garden and yard space analysis without the cost of trip charges. You can chat with Greg, Janis or Ray to get permaculture based feedback.Click HERE to learn more!Become an Urban Farm Patron and listen to more than 850 episodes of the Urban Farm Podcast without ads. Click HERE to learn more.*Disclosure: Some of the links in our podcast show notes and blog posts are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase, we will earn a nominal commission at no cost to you. We offer links to items recommended by our podcast guests and guest writers as a service to our audience and these items are not selected because of the commission we receive from your purchases. We know the decision is yours, and whether you decide to buy something is completely up to you.
51:59 3/29/24
802: All About Chickens, Goats, and Sheep - A Garden Chat
802: All About Chickens, Goats, and SheepA Garden Chat with Judith Horvath.In This Garden Chat:Judith joins our Garden Chat and she shares the ins and outs of getting into raising small backyard animals. This includes goats, sheep, and chickens. In this Chat, we explore the pitfalls associated with having small animals and how to avoid them. Our Special Guest:Judith Horvath has journeyed from a white-collar business executive to hair sheep and dairy goat farmer. When COVID and global events laid bare the fragility of our food supply chain, Judith found a way to leave corporate life to concentrate solely on farming.  Today she’s helping launch a new generation of small farmers with the goal of establishing a resilient local food supply chain based on regenerative agriculture methods, rotationally grazed grass fed meats, and nutrient dense produce.  She’s on a mission to help people get started farming and be immediately successful. Need a little bit of advice or just a feedback on your design for your yard or garden?The Urban Farm Team is offering consults over the phone or zoom. Get the benefits of a personalized garden and yard space analysis without the cost of trip charges. You can chat with Greg or choose one of the senior members of our Urban Farm team to get permaculture based feedback.Click HERE to learn more!Become an Urban Farm Patron and listen to more than 850 episodes of the Urban Farm Podcast without ads. Click HERE to learn more. *Disclosure: Some of the links in our podcast show notes and blog posts are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase, we will earn a nominal commission at no cost to you. We offer links to items recommended by our podcast guests and guest writers as a service to our audience and these items are not selected because of the commission we receive from your purchases. We know the decision is yours, and whether you decide to buy something is completely up to you.
48:35 3/22/24
801: Flower Parts for Dummies - a Seed Chat
801: Flower Parts for Dummies. A chat with an expert on seeds.In This Seed Chat:This is the February 2024 Seed Chat - Bill McDorman and Greg Peterson simplify the intricate world of flower anatomy into digestible insights for any level of gardener. Emphasizing the relevance of understanding flower parts, the duo investigates flowers, and fruits, highlighting their functions and significance in plant life. Bill and Greg’s informative and fun approach makes plant science accessible and relevant for all.Visit www.urbanfarm.org/seeds24feb for the show notes on this episode, and access to our full podcast library!What is the Seed Chat?At least ten times a year we have a live Seed Saving Class with Bill McDorman, the former Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, Ketchum, Idaho. He got his start in the bio-regional seed movement while in college in 1979 when he helped start Garden City Seeds. In 1984, Bill started Seeds Trust/High Altitude Gardens, a mail order seed company he ran successfully until it sold in 2013. Come join us for the next live class, or catch up on our previous classes through our podcast episodes.  Either way you will expand your seed knowledge and gain new perspectives on your food system. Register anytime for the next event.Register Here for the Monthly Seed Saving Class with Live Q&ABecome an Urban Farm Patron and listen to more than 850 episodes of the Urban Farm Podcast without ads. Click HERE to learn more.*Disclosure: Some of the links in our podcast show notes and blog posts are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase, we will earn a nominal commission at no cost to you. We offer links to items recommended by our podcast guests and guest writers as a service to our audience and these items are not selected because of the commission we receive from your purchases. We know the decision is yours, and whether you decide to buy something is completely up to you.
39:28 3/15/24
800: Robbie Shaw on American Chestnut Blight and Rescue
800: Robbie Shaw on American Chestnut Blight and Rescue.Saving an iconic resource almost lost to history.In This Podcast: What if you discovered a long lost tree, one that there used to be billions of two centuries ago, but are now functionally extinct? Today's guest found one and rather than do nothing, she wrote a book about their story. Join Robbie Shaw as she shares the epic adventure of the American Chestnut.Our Guest: Robbie is a naturalist with a deep passion for storytelling that dates back to her childhood. When she stumbled across the New York Times article about an incurable blight that brought about the functional extinction of the American chestnut Forrest, she was moved and shocked. She wondered why generations of her family living in these forests never spoke about this incredible loss and why she had never learned about it in school.It has taken a century, but today’s science and technology exist to address this tragedy and turn back the hands of time.  Restoring a functionally extinct species is no small task.  The goal of her debut novel, the tree that called us home is to share a story based on true events and disseminate, that story far and wide, so that every American for generations can come to know the beauty of sitting under a spreading chestnut tree and roasting chestnuts on an open fire. Robin holds a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Syracuse University and for years taught traditional breeding methods as a high school educator.   She also had a career as a financial planner, worked as a ski instructor, is a long-time organic farmer, and was elected to serve as a state representative to the Arizona legislature.  Robbie's Book: The Tree That Called Us HomeBook Recommendation: The Diamond Cutter by Geshe Michael RoachVisit www.UrbanFarm.org/AmericanChestnut for the show notes and links on this episode! Need a little bit of advice or just a feedback on your design for your yard or garden?The Urban Farm Team is offering consults over the phone or zoom. Get the benefits of a personalized garden and yard space analysis without the cost of trip charges. You can chat with Greg, Janis or Ray to get permaculture based feedback.Click HERE to learn more!Become an Urban Farm Patron and listen to more than 850 episodes of the Urban Farm Podcast without ads. Click HERE to learn more.*Disclosure: Some of the links in our podcast show notes and blog posts are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase, we will earn a nominal commission at no cost to you. We offer links to items recommended by our podcast guests and guest writers as a service to our audience and these
46:48 3/8/24
799: Prepping Soil for New Gardens
799: Prepping Soil for New GardensA Rosie On The House Radio Show ReplayIn This Podcast: Soil the most important thing you can be investing in for your garden. Made up of 5 components and if all you have is the dirt component your chances of success are low. Invest the time to learn then invest in soil. This is our Rosie on the House segment with Shota Austin from Tanks green Stuff.Our Guest: Shota Austin has worked in the agricultural industry since 2005 working with livestock (goats, sheep, cattle, chickens), cotton, alfalfa, nursery crops, orchards, and vegetable production. As a former U of A Compost Cat Shota has been working with compost since 2013, and works for Tanks Green Stuff. As the Director of Tanks Green Stuff, he oversees all aspects of the business including production, quality control, product development, sales, marketing, social media, customer service.Visit www.UrbanFarm.org/799Rosie for the show notes and links on this episode!Need a little bit of advice or just a feedback on your design for your yard or garden?The Urban Farm Team is offering consults over the phone or zoom. Get the benefits of a personalized garden and yard space analysis without the cost of trip charges. You can chat with Greg, Janis or Ray to get permaculture based feedback.Click HERE to learn more!Become an Urban Farm Patron and listen to more than 850 episodes of the Urban Farm Podcast without ads. Click HERE to learn more.*Disclosure: Some of the links in our podcast show notes and blog posts are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase, we will earn a nominal commission at no cost to you. We offer links to items recommended by our podcast guests and guest writers as a service to our audience and these items are not selected because of the commission we receive from your purchases. We know the decision is yours, and whether you decide to buy something is completely up to you.
41:12 3/5/24
798: Cami Prada on Being a Beginning Farmer
798: Cami Prada on Being a Beginning FarmerA Journey to a more fulfilling lifestyle.In This Podcast: What if it was time for you to leave your corporate life and jump into a life of farming? Well that is exactly what Cami Prada did. She left her life in Miami to start anew in a small town in North Carolina. Now she works at a farm that has an honor stand and with the bee lady working her booth at the farmers market...and is finding life much more fulfilling.Our Guest: Rooted from the vibrant city of Miami Beach, the concept of farming was a distant echo in Cami’s upbringing. It wasn't until adulthood that the notion of 'sustainability' ignited her passion for Earth stewardship. In May 2022, she made a BIG move to the Small quaint town of Burnsville, NC. After a corporate layoff, she found solace and purpose as a farmer at a local farm that doubles as an Honor Produce Stand. Embracing the rural lifestyle, she also lends a hand to a beekeeper friend, sharing the golden sweetness of local honey at her community farmers market. As she delves into the rich tapestry of this new chapter, her aspirations include cultivating the land, fostering community bonds, and dreaming of a self-sufficient future. This is just the beginning of a fulfilling journey towards a more conscious and connected existence.Book Recommendation: Ishmael by Daniel QuinnVisit www.UrbanFarm.org/CrazyAboutMyPlanet for the show notes and links on this episode! Need a little bit of advice or just a feedback on your design for your yard or garden?The Urban Farm Team is offering consults over the phone or zoom. Get the benefits of a personalized garden and yard space analysis without the cost of trip charges. You can chat with Greg, Janis or Ray to get permaculture based feedback.Click HERE to learn more!Become an Urban Farm Patron and listen to more than 850 episodes of the Urban Farm Podcast without ads. Click HERE to learn more.*Disclosure: Some of the links in our podcast show notes and blog posts are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase, we will earn a nominal commission at no cost to you. We offer links to items recommended by our podcast guests and guest writers as a service to our audience and these items are not selected because of the commission we receive from your purchases. We know the decision is yours, and whether you decide to buy something is completely up to you.
45:30 3/1/24
797: John Collet on Growing From Home Gardener to Market Gardener
794: John Collet on Growing From Home Gardener to Market GardenerEncouraging people to grow food and sell their extra produce at a farmers market  In This Podcast: John Collet is a long distance runner that decided after a lifetime of hobby gardening to jump all in to market gardening, without knowing he was doing it. After successfully growing a ton (literally) of food and listening to the Urban Farm Podcast he decided to jump in to his local farmers market and boy was he surprised and pleased.Our Guest: John is a 5 Time NCAA Div 3 All American in Cross Country and Track who has Gardened off and on over the last 30 years. When he turned 50, he got serious about gardening and now has a 50’ x 100’ vegetable garden along with a separate space for apples, peaches, raspberries, black currants and cherries.He and his family grow and eat from his garden year round in Zone 5B where he grows lettuce, kale, collards, spinach, carrots, beets, garlic, onions, leeks, peas, beans, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, turnips, kohlrabi okra and more. And then he found the problem with a garden that big…What to do with all the extra produce.After listening to our podcast he was inspired to start selling his extra produce at the Farmers Market and found it was easy and a lot of fun. He interacted with people who are interested in healthy local food. Plus providing a service of locally grown food without synthetic chemicals means way more to him than anything he did in his prior career.Book Recommendation: American Assassin by Vince FlynnVisit www.UrbanFarm.org/JohnsHeritageGarden for the show notes and links on this episode!Need a little bit of advice or just a feedback on your design for your yard or garden?The Urban Farm Team is offering consults over the phone or zoom. Get the benefits of a personalized garden and yard space analysis without the cost of trip charges. You can chat with Greg, Janis or Ray to get permaculture based feedback.Click HERE to learn more!Become an Urban Farm Patron and listen to more than 850 episodes of the Urban Farm Podcast without ads. Click HERE to learn more.*Disclosure: Some of the links in our podcast show notes and blog posts are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase, we will earn a nominal commission at no cost to you. We offer links to items recommended by our podcast guests and guest writers as a service to our audience and these items are not selected because of the commission we receive from your purchases. We know the decision is yours, and whether you decide to buy something is completely up to you.
25:25 2/23/24
796: Rebecca Newburn on Documenting Seed Libraries
796: Rebecca Newburn on Documenting Seed LibrariesConnecting Seed Communities Worldwide.In This Podcast: Join Rebecca Newburn as she shares just what a seed library is and her organizations efforts to document where they are. They have had incredible success in first encouraging people to start seed libraries and now to document their world wide spread, in many different countries and languages.Our Guest: Rebecca is the Co-Founder of Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library, a free seed exchange located in the Richmond Public Library in Richmond, California where she lives. The “create a library” template she designed has helped hundreds of seed libraries launch around the world. She is the webmaster for SeedLibraries.net and the editor of Cool Beans! Seed Libraries Newsletter, an international publication supporting local seed projects.Visit www.UrbanFarm.org/seedcensus for the show notes and links on this episode! Need a little bit of advice or just a feedback on your design for your yard or garden?The Urban Farm Team is offering consults over the phone or zoom. Get the benefits of a personalized garden and yard space analysis without the cost of trip charges. You can chat with Greg, Janis or Ray to get permaculture based feedback.Click HERE to learn more!*Disclosure: Some of the links in our podcast show notes and blog posts are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase, we will earn a nominal commission at no cost to you. We offer links to items recommended by our podcast guests and guest writers as a service to our audience and these items are not selected because of the commission we receive from your purchases. We know the decision is yours, and whether you decide to buy something is completely up to you.
20:47 2/20/24
795: William Horvath on Permaculture Farming in Croatia
795: William Horvath on Permaculture Farming in CroatiaEncouraging and assisting aspiring permaculturistsIn This Podcast: Join William as he shares his story of growing up in war torn Croatia in the early 1990's then exploring Australia and discovering permaculture first hand from David Holmgren. And finally he tells how he returned home to start his own permaculture adventure and educational platform.Our Guest: William Horvath is a geologist turned permaculture farmer and educator. He runs a small experimental permaculture site in Croatia, Southeast Europe, as well as his website Permaculture Apprentice, where he helps aspiring permaculture farmers and homesteads find, design, and develop their properties. Through his consulting and coaching work, William has assisted over 1,000 people in starting their permaculture properties and implementing permaculture systems, from backyard to broad scale.Book Recommendation: Retro Suburbia by David HolmgrenVisit www.UrbanFarm.org/PermacultureApprentice for the show notes and links on this episode!Need a little bit of advice or just a feedback on your design for your yard or garden?The Urban Farm Team is offering consults over the phone or zoom. Get the benefits of a personalized garden and yard space analysis without the cost of trip charges. You can chat with Greg, Janis or Ray to get permaculture based feedback.Click HERE to learn more!Become an Urban Farm Patron and listen to more than 850 episodes of the Urban Farm Podcast without ads. Click HERE to learn more.*Disclosure: Some of the links in our podcast show notes and blog posts are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase, we will earn a nominal commission at no cost to you. We offer links to items recommended by our podcast guests and guest writers as a service to our audience and these items are not selected because of the commission we receive from your purchases. We know the decision is yours, and whether you decide to buy something is completely up to you.
37:14 2/16/24
794: Kristin Parsons on Guilds - A Rosie Replay
794: Kristin Parsons on GuildsA Rosie On The House Radio Show ReplayIn This Podcast: Kristin Parsons joined us for our monthly Rosie on the House Radio hour talking about plant guilds. What is a guild you say? It is a beneficial collection of purposely planted plants that self generate in the future. Ya know kinda like nature does. She also share the 7 components of a guild...Enjoy!Our Guest: Kristin is a native Texan, went to college in Kansas, and ended up in Arizona in 2004. She’s been gardening, raising chickens, planting fruit trees, and constructing buildings ever since! She completed her Permaculture Design Course in 2015 and since then has been focusing on local food system development and permaculture.  She lives on an half-acre edible landscape property that has over 75 fruit trees n Scottsdale. She and her business partner Melissa run Cultivated LLC., a company that provides hands-on workshops on freeze dried foods and locally grown flowers.Visit www.urbanfarm.org/794Rosie for the show notes and links on this episode!Need a little bit of advice or just a feedback on your design for your yard or garden?The Urban Farm Team is offering consults over the phone or zoom. Get the benefits of a personalized garden and yard space analysis without the cost of trip charges. You can chat with Greg, Janis or Ray to get permaculture based feedback.Click HERE to learn more!Become an Urban Farm Patron and listen to more than 850 episodes of the Urban Farm Podcast without ads. Click HERE to learn more.*Disclosure: Some of the links in our podcast show notes and blog posts are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase, we will earn a nominal commission at no cost to you. We offer links to items recommended by our podcast guests and guest writers as a service to our audience and these items are not selected because of the commission we receive from your purchases. We know the decision is yours, and whether you decide to buy something is completely up to you.
38:35 2/13/24
793: Lee Reich on Growing and Pruning Fruit Trees
793: Lee Reich on Growing and Pruning Fruit TreesTeaching us about where to cut and trim our orchard treesIn This Podcast: Lee Reich joins us to share his multi decade journey from perpetual college student to author and fruit tree grower. Lee shares his incredible journey from a chance meeting with Elliot Coleman to his present farmden and beyond.Our Guest: Lee dove into gardening decades ago, initially with one foot in academia, as an agricultural scientist with the USDA and Cornell University, and one foot in the field, the organic field. He eventually expanded his field to a farmden (more than a garden, less than a farm) and left academia to lecture, consult, and write. He has authored nine books and was a syndicated columnist for the Associated Press. Besides providing a year ‘round supply of fruits and vegetables, his farmden provides a testing ground for innovative techniques in soil care, pruning, and growing fruits and vegetables, plus provides an educational site for workshops and trainings. Science and an appreciation of natural systems underpin all of his work.Visit www.urbanfarm.org/leereich for the show notes and links on this episode!Need a little bit of advice or just a feedback on your design for your yard or garden?The Urban Farm Team is offering consults over the phone or zoom. Get the benefits of a personalized garden and yard space analysis without the cost of trip charges. You can chat with Greg, Janis or Ray to get permaculture based feedback.Click HERE to learn more!Become an Urban Farm Patron and listen to more than 850 episodes of the Urban Farm Podcast without ads. Click HERE to learn more.*Disclosure: Some of the links in our podcast show notes and blog posts are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase, we will earn a nominal commission at no cost to you. We offer links to items recommended by our podcast guests and guest writers as a service to our audience and these items are not selected because of the commission we receive from your purchases. We know the decision is yours, and whether you decide to buy something is completely up to you.
59:59 2/9/24
792: Bryce and Brita Lundberg on Growing Organic Rice
792: Bryce and Brita Lundberg on Growing Organic RiceContinuing a multi-generational practice of regenerative organic farming.In This Podcast: Brita and Bryce Lundberg of Lundberg Family Farms join us to share their four-generation family journey into Regenerative Organic farming. It is an amazing story that started in the great American dust bowl, then created a mantra of leaving the land and environment better than they found it.Our Guests: In 1937, Brita’s great-grandparents left Nebraska in the wake of the Dust Bowl after seeing how farming techniques stripped the land of its topsoil.  When they moved to California, they decided to do things differently by tending to soil, air, water, and wildlife as carefully as their crops so they can deliver on their founding promise to leave the land better than they found it. The Lundberg family began farming organically in the late 1960s and, in 2023, became the first U.S. grown rice brand to launch Regenerative Organic Certified® rice. Brita is a fourth-generation farmer, who has “boots-on-the-ground” experience in the fields. She also spent several years honing her storytelling skills in the New York publishing world. However, sometimes it takes leaving home to realize what you left behind. Today, Brita’s favorite story to tell is her family’s. Now, as a resident expert on the brand’s rich history and heritage, Brita shares the Lundberg story with a broad base of eco-conscious consumers.Bryce is a third-generation rice farmer and serves as chair of the Northern California Water Association, is on the board of the Western Canal Water District, and on the California State Board of Food and Agriculture. He has previously served on the boards of California Certified Organic Farmers, the California Organic Food Advisory Board, and the California Rice Research Board, as well as on the standards committee of the Organic Crop Improvement Association.Visit www.urbanfarm.org/LundbergRice for the show notes and links on this episode!Need a little bit of advice or just a feedback on your design for your yard or garden?The Urban Farm Team is offering consults over the phone or zoom. Get the benefits of a personalized garden and yard space analysis without the cost of trip charges. You can chat with Greg, Janis or Ray to get permaculture based feedback.Click HERE to learn more!Become an Urban Farm Patron and listen to more than 850 episodes of the Urban Farm Podcast without ads. Click HERE to learn more.*Disclosure: Some of the links in our podcast show notes and blog posts are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase, we will earn a nominal commission at no cost to you. We offer links to items recommended by our podcast guests and guest writers as a service to our audience and these items are not selected because of the commission we receive from your purchases. We know the decision is yours, and whether you decide to buy something is completely up to you.
63:19 2/2/24
791: Jeff Robinson on Grow a Lot with Little Space
791: Jeff Robinson on Grow a Lot with Little Space Growing way more food than one could eat by oneself.In This Podcast: Join us in a conversation with Jeff Robinson about how he grew from a environmental science professional into a professional farmer. In a quarter acre of land and with a little planning he is growing and processing strawberries, blueberries, cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers to prepare and sell salsas, pickles, jams and jellies. He is doing incredible work and has gone from a dream to reality in just a few years.Our Guest: Jeff’s background is in Environmental Science, and has spent the last decade working for regulatory agencies doing compliance inspections to help promote a healthy environment.  However, growing plants, vegetables, and flowers has been a passionate hobby of his for close to 15 years and has given him a lot of leftover produce each season. Unwilling to throw it away, he had to think of something to do with all of it and about ten years ago he started canning.  Salsas, pickles, and jams were a great solution to the abundance of crops he grows.A couple of years ago, after encouragement from friends and family, he started a business combining gardening, cooking, and canning.  It has been a steep learning curve and an immense amount of work, however he’s now harvesting the fruits of his labor!  His canned goods are available at farmers markets in Western North Carolina and online.Jeff's Book Recommendation: 4000 Weeks. Time Management for MortalsVisit www.urbanfarm.org/JupiterFarms for the show notes and links on this episode!Need a little bit of advice or just a feedback on your design for your yard or garden?The Urban Farm Team is offering consults over the phone or zoom. Get the benefits of a personalized garden and yard space analysis without the cost of trip charges. You can chat with Greg, Janis or Ray to get permaculture based feedback.Click HERE to learn more!Become an Urban Farm Patron and listen to more than 850 episodes of the Urban Farm Podcast without ads. Click HERE to learn more.*Disclosure: Some of the links in our podcast show notes and blog posts are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase, we will earn a nominal commission at no cost to you. We offer links to items recommended by our podcast guests and guest writers as a service to our audience and these items are not selected because of the commission we receive from your purchases. We know the decision is yours, and whether you decide to buy something is completely up to you.
40:11 1/26/24
790: Tom Spellman on Best Fruit Tree Pruning Practices
790: Tom Spellman on Best Fruit Tree Pruning Practices.Keeping fruit trees manageable for typical backyards.In This Podcast: What are the best practices for growing fruit trees in our front and back yards. It is not the way fruit trees are grown in orchards. So then what? Join Greg, and Janis as we chat with Tom Spellman from Dave Wilson Nursery to discover the best backyard orchard techniques for you.Our Guest: Tom has been involved in the nursery business since 1973. At that time, he was a freshman in high school and rode his skateboard to work. Since then he has worked for several different nurseries including La Verne Nursery where he was general manager for 20 years. And currently he is the southwestern sales manager for Dave Wilson Nursery for the last two decades. Dave Wilson Nursery is the largest grower of fruit, nut and shade trees in the USA. They grow 10 million plus trees per year and ship wholesale worldwide. Over the past 20 years Tom has also done television, video, radio, written, conducted workshops and lectured on the concepts of Backyard Orchard Culture and fruit growing in general. Tom's dedication and passion for quality fruit growing has taken him to dozens of states in the USA as well as several countries around the globe to consult and lecture on fruit trees and fruit growing concepts. Need a little bit of advice or just a feedback on your design for your yard or garden?The Urban Farm Team is offering consults over the phone or zoom. Get the benefits of a personalized garden and yard space analysis without the cost of trip charges. You can chat with Greg, Janis or Ray to get permaculture based feedback.Click HERE to learn more!Become an Urban Farm Patron and listen to more than 850 episodes of the Urban Farm Podcast without ads. Click HERE to learn more.*Disclosure: Some of the links in our podcast show notes and blog posts are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase, we will earn a nominal commission at no cost to you. We offer links to items recommended by our podcast guests and guest writers as a service to our audience and these items are not selected because of the commission we receive from your purchases. We know the decision is yours, and whether you decide to buy something is completely up to you.
55:55 1/19/24
789: Wild Flower Seed Chat
784: Wildflower Seed Chat. A chat with an expert on seeds.In This Seed Chat:This is the December 2023 Seed Chat - Who doesn't love wildflowers? Contrary to popular belief, you don't toss wildflowers on your land and hope that they grow.Like most crops, they need special tending to get them started. If you're really daring, you might mimic the patterns of the plants whose seeds you want to sprout. But keep in mind, wild plants put out thousands of seeds because so many of them don't make it. They're looking for the odds to be in their favor. Join Bill & Greg as they dive into this seedy topic.Visit www.urbanfarm.org/seeds23dec for the show notes on this episode, and access to our full podcast library!What is the Seed Chat?At least ten times a year we have a live Seed Saving Class with Bill McDorman, the former Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, Ketchum, Idaho. He got his start in the bio-regional seed movement while in college in 1979 when he helped start Garden City Seeds. In 1984, Bill started Seeds Trust/High Altitude Gardens, a mail order seed company he ran successfully until it sold in 2013. Come join us for the next live class, or catch up on our previous classes through our podcast episodes.  Either way you will expand your seed knowledge and gain new perspectives on your food system. Register anytime for the next event.Register Here for the Monthly Seed Saving Class with Live Q&ABecome an Urban Farm Patron and listen to more than 800 episodes of the Urban Farm Podcast without ads. Click HERE to learn more.*Disclosure: Some of the links in our podcast show notes and blog posts are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase, we will earn a nominal commission at no cost to you. We offer links to items recommended by our podcast guests and guest writers as a service to our audience and these items are not selected because of the commission we receive from your purchases. We know the decision is yours, and whether you decide to buy something is completely up to you.
37:05 1/12/24
788: It’s Not Too Late to Plant Your Fruit Trees - A Rosie Replay
788: It’s Not Too Late to Plant Your Fruit TreesA Rosie on The House Radio Show Replay"Rosie on the House is a father and son weekly radio show on home-improvement advice that is found on several key Arizona radio stations. It is a trusted source of home-improvement advice and know-how. Rosie and Romey Romero consider that an honor and a responsibility, a feeling that Greg shares."In This Show:It's not to late to plant your fruit trees and you know the old adage the best time to plant a tree is now and 20 years ago. So let's get to it and plant our trees. Join Greg and Romey as they explore what ultimate fruit tree success really means and how not to waist our time on trees that just don't do all that well.Rosie on The House: On the fourth Saturday of each month, Farmer Greg will talk with Romey about all aspects of gardening and urban farming in the Arizona climates…7Gardening Tips * Chickens * Composting * Smart Watering Tips * Fruit Trees * Seed Saving * Sonoran Desert Weather * Permaculture TidbitsVisit www.urbanfarm.org/Rosie23dec for the show notes on this episode and broadcasting information!Need a little bit of advice or just a feedback on your design for your yard or garden?The Urban Farm Team is offering consults over the phone or zoom. Get the benefits of a personalized garden and yard space analysis without the cost of trip charges. You can chat with Greg, Janis or Ray to get permaculture based feedback.Click HERE to learn more!Become an Urban Farm Patron and listen to more than 850 episodes of the Urban Farm Podcast without ads. Click HERE to learn more.
39:05 1/9/24
787: Paul Wheaton on Horticultural Techniques
787: Paul Wheaton on Horticultural Techniques.Teaching an effective way to build hügelkultur gardens.In This Podcast: In this episode we talk to Paul about what is and what isn't hügelkultur. Greg was pretty sure he knew going in what and how to and was really surprised that he was way off base. Join us as we discover how to build our own 7 foot tall hügelkultur bed and why it is important.Our Guest: Paul Wheaton, is an author, producer, certified advanced master gardener, and is the lead mad scientist of Wheaton Labs and Permies.com. After a successful career as a software engineer in aerospace, Paul became obsessed with everything permaculture. He has created hundreds of videos and podcasts, and written dozens of articles and several books.  Visit www.urbanfarm.org/WheatonLabs for the show notes and links on this episode!Need a little bit of advice or just a feedback on your design for your yard or garden?The Urban Farm Team is offering consults over the phone or zoom. Get the benefits of a personalized garden and yard space analysis without the cost of trip charges. You can chat with Greg, Janis or Ray to get permaculture based feedback.Click HERE to learn more!Become an Urban Farm Patron and listen to more than 850 episodes of the Urban Farm Podcast without ads. Click HERE to learn more.*Disclosure: Some of the links in our podcast show notes and blog posts are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase, we will earn a nominal commission at no cost to you. We offer links to items recommended by our podcast guests and guest writers as a service to our audience and these items are not selected because of the commission we receive from your purchases. We know the decision is yours, and whether you decide to buy something is completely up to you.
77:45 1/5/24
786: Judith Horvath on A Resilient Food Supply Chain
786: Judith Horvath on A Resilient Food Supply Chain.Helping small farmers get started successfully.In This Podcast: Twenty years ago, driven by her children's allergies, Judith unknowingly started homesteading—ripping up her lawn to grow clean produce. This journey expanded to a farm. After eight years of a corporate-farming double life, the pandemic prompted a leap into full-time farming and consulting. Now, she helps others embark on farming ventures, fostering spiritual richness.Our Guest: Judith has journeyed from a white-collar business executive to hair sheep and dairy goat farmer.  When Covid and global events laid bare the fragility of our food supply chain, Judith found a way to leave corporate life to concentrate solely on farming.  Today she’s helping launch a new generation of small farmers with the goal of establishing a resilient local food supply chain based on regenerative agriculture methods, rotationally grazed grass-fed meats, and nutrient dense produce.  She’s on a mission to help people get started farming and be immediately successful. Her book recommendation: Miraculous Abundance: A quarter acre, two French farmers and enough food to feed the world.Visit www.UrbanFarm.org/FairHillFarm for the show notes and links on this episode!Need a little bit of advice or just a feedback on your design for your yard or garden?The Urban Farm Team is offering consults over the phone or zoom. Get the benefits of a personalized garden and yard space analysis without the cost of trip charges. You can chat with Greg, Janis or Ray to get permaculture based feedback.Click HERE to learn more!Become an Urban Farm Patron and listen to more than 850 episodes of the Urban Farm Podcast without ads. Click HERE to learn more.*Disclosure: Some of the links in our podcast show notes and blog posts are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase, we will earn a nominal commission at no cost to you. We offer links to items recommended by our podcast guests and guest writers as a service to our audience and these items are not selected because of the commission we receive from your purchases. We know the decision is yours, and whether you decide to buy something is completely up to you.
66:14 12/29/23
785: Vermicomposting - A Garden Chat
785: VermicompostingA Garden Chat with Enoch Graham.In This Garden Chat:Vermicomposting is an incredibly useful gardening skill that converts kitchen scraps and garden waste into gardener's gold. Join us as we chat with our good friend Enoch Graham to discuss the process that most any gardener can do in their own space. Our Special Guest:Enoch is a small space gardener who has been growing some of his own food for over 12 years in his limited urban space in Southern Oregon. Growing so many different varieties of vegetables and fruits in his limited space garden has taken his gardening skills to a new level each year and he's been sharing his gardening adventures with his viewers on YouTube at The Urban Gardener Channel for the last 7 years. When his passion for growing food grew over the past few years he never imagined where it would take him. He is constantly surprised by what he gets back by sharing his growing adventure.Need a little bit of advice or just a feedback on your design for your yard or garden?The Urban Farm Team is offering consults over the phone or zoom. Get the benefits of a personalized garden and yard space analysis without the cost of trip charges. You can chat with Greg or choose one of the senior members of our Urban Farm team to get permaculture based feedback.Click HERE to learn more!Become an Urban Farm Patron and listen to more than 850 episodes of the Urban Farm Podcast without ads. Click HERE to learn more. *Disclosure: Some of the links in our podcast show notes and blog posts are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase, we will earn a nominal commission at no cost to you. We offer links to items recommended by our podcast guests and guest writers as a service to our audience and these items are not selected because of the commission we receive from your purchases. We know the decision is yours, and whether you decide to buy something is completely up to you.
57:26 12/22/23
784: Grains And Your Gut Instinct - A Seed Chat
784: Grains And Your Gut Instinct. A chat with an expert on seeds.In This Seed Chat:This is the November 2023 Seed Chat about how our modern-day grains have gone through huge genetic changes and many would say not particularly for the better. There is a harkening back to ancient and heritage grains that are better for bellies, taste great and are easy to grow. Join us for this Seed Chat to learn about the Fresh Flour movement and how it is taking the country by storm. Come Chat with Us!.Visit www.urbanfarm.org/seeds23nov for the show notes on this episode, and access to our full podcast library!What is the Seed Chat?At least ten times a year we have a live Seed Saving Class with Bill McDorman, the former Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, Ketchum, Idaho. He got his start in the bio-regional seed movement while in college in 1979 when he helped start Garden City Seeds. In 1984, Bill started Seeds Trust/High Altitude Gardens, a mail order seed company he ran successfully until it sold in 2013. Come join us for the next live class, or catch up on our previous classes through our podcast episodes.  Either way you will expand your seed knowledge and gain new perspectives on your food system. Register anytime for the next event.Register Here for the Monthly Seed Saving Class with Live Q&ABecome an Urban Farm Patron and listen to more than 800 episodes of the Urban Farm Podcast without ads. Click HERE to learn more.*Disclosure: Some of the links in our podcast show notes and blog posts are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase, we will earn a nominal commission at no cost to you. We offer links to items recommended by our podcast guests and guest writers as a service to our audience and these items are not selected because of the commission we receive from your purchases. We know the decision is yours, and whether you decide to buy something is completely up to you.
51:12 12/15/23

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