681: David Fisher on Growing it Yourself.
Home gardens are more efficient and effective than the industrial food system.
In This Podcast:
David Fisher talks about what he has learned during the recent lockdowns about the productivity of home gardens versus the industrial food system. He studied in depth about the differences between two distinct sources of our food, as well as some of the external costs of the industrial food system.
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David is primarily a botanist. He received a B.S. in Biology from North Carolina State University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Wisconsin. He then served as a research scientist at the USDA Forest Experiment Station in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, and was a Humboldt fellow at the University of Gurtingen, Germany. Prior to joining the faculty of Maharishi International University (MIU), he was a professor and researcher at the University of Hawaii. Since leaving MIU, he now devotes his time to sustainability research and writing.
Listen in and learn about:
- What is wrong with the industrial food system
- What is right with home gardens
- The three-tiered food system
- Nitrates in the water systems
- External costs of our food systems and the price we are paying for the food we eat
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