The Urban Farm Podcast

Where we work together educating and inspiring YOU to become part of your food revolution!

The Urban Farm Podcast is your connection to the food revolution with twice-weekly conversations with some of the best and most innovative regenerative farmers and home gardeners out there, interviews with up and coming urban growers, and inspiration from healthy-food visionaries around the globe. All of our podcast guests are making a difference to create a better tomorrow and we believe they will inspire you to do the same.

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825: Selecting for Good Seed Stock

A Seed Chat with Bill McDorman. – In June 2024’s Seed Chat, Bill McDorman and Greg Peterson delve into the art of cultivating optimal seed stock straight from your garden. Discover the satisfaction of hand-selecting seeds that thrive in your unique microenvironment. Bill and Greg explore the importance of observing characteristics of your plants for selecting what you want and looking for obvious factors such as disease and insect resistance. Learn how to enhance your garden’s resilience by selecting seeds adapted to local conditions in your garden or farm. Bill and Greg will present a green-thumb guide on curating seed stock that reflects your garden’s personality and promises seasons of success. Come Chat with Us!

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823: Getting your Garden watered- A Rosie Replay

A Rosie on the House Radio Show Replay. Farmer Greg and Janis Norton discuss various methods for watering gardens. Key topics include flood irrigation, rainwater harvesting, stormwater, and gray water use along with the benefits of drip tape systems over traditional drip irrigation. The show also delves into soil types (sandy, loamy, clay) and their impact on water absorption. Practical advice is provided on setting up efficient irrigation systems, including the use of shutoff valves, pressure reducers, and chlorine filters.

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822: Zen Honeycutt on Inspiring Moms to Change The World

We are chatting with Zen Honeycutt, the founding executive director of Moms Across America. Zen shares her journey of addressing her children’s severe allergies and health issues, which led to the founding of a national coalition aimed at empowering moms and promoting healthy communities. She discusses the impact of GMOs and toxic chemicals in our food supply and the significant improvements in her children’s health after switching to an organic diet. Zen also details the initiatives and successes of Moms Across America in advocating for better food standards and community health. Tune in to hear her inspiring story and learn how you can make a difference in your family’s health and your community.

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821: Chris Bowman and Danny Lundquist on Transforming Chicken Coop Ownership

Greg interviews Danny Lundquist and Chris Bowman, the entrepreneurial duo behind The Chicken Coop Company. They discuss their venture from different backgrounds, with Danny with tech sales and Chris with financial services and real estate, to improve the experience of backyard chicken keeping. They transitioned from corporate jobs into entrepreneurship (one of Greg’s favorite topics), founding their business with an eye on the importance of freedom through owning their own business.

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820 The Edible Landscape Project – A Garden Chat

A Garden Chat with Joan Baron. – Join Farmer Greg and Joan as they explore how Joan took an often overlooked area around her property and turned it into a lush garden. She transformed the alley behind her house into a lush garden that the city, neighbors and community are raving about. Listen and find out how you can do the same.

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819: How to Plant Your Seeds – A Seed Chat

A Seed Chat with Bill McDorman. – Whether you’re a gardening novice or a seasoned enthusiast, join us for an engaging session where we’ll identify the secrets of successful seed planting. Bill and Greg will guide you through the process, from selecting the right seeds to nurturing them into thriving plants. Learn about soil preparation, optimal planting depths, and the crucial role of sunlight and water. Discover insider tips for overcoming common challenges and ensuring a bountiful harvest. Come Chat with Us!

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