567: Liane Hasner on Creating an Urban Farm.
Expanding the functionality of her property.
In This Podcast:
Lately, spending time outdoors has become the new way to keep sane during COVID. This has sparked a rising trend in urban farming. However, Liane Hasner has become inspired to be an urban farmer, not just as a hobby, but as a way to support herself, the community, and the planet. Listen in to learn about her regenerative practices on the farm, what permaculture means to her, and where to find resources to be a mindful environmental steward.
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Liane learned gardening from her parents by helping to plant flowers as well as pick string beans, tomatoes, and peaches in Northeast Philadelphia. She attended Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences initially wanting to become a veterinarian before realizing blood and guts were not her thing. She received a Bachelors in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Penn State University and worked a few different management positions, including at a farm to table restaurant which reignited her gardening spark. Liane and her husband David purchased their dream home two years ago in New Jersey and have started creating their urban farm. Inspired by The Urban Farm Podcast, Liane decided it was necessary to come up with a name. After a few days, and countless suggestions from friends and loved ones, David finally blurted out “Something! Anything!” and that was it. They are now in the process of transforming their already beautiful property into a complete oasis and mostly edible landscape.
Listen in and learn about:
- What led her to start an urban farm
- How Liane gets involved with her neighborhood
- What is plant swapping
- Where she gets resources for upcycling
- How to be mindful in the garden
- What kind of plants are on her urban farm
- What she learned from trying to build a chicken coop
- How to work with nature to create a natural system
As well as:
Her failure – Not being able to articulate her vision
Her success – Influencing people in a positive way
Her drive – Becoming aware of unsustainable food systems and doing her part to change it
Her advice – “Grow something, grow anything!”
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