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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558: Jason Johns on Saving Our Bees

Creating a relationship with tiny garden workers. Bees are a vital resource for the existence of ecosystems, yet their habitats are threatened everyday. Jason Johns is the author of several books, including his new book Save Our Bees, which shares valuable insights on how home gardeners can enhance bee populations. Listen in to learn about the importance of biodiversity, planting native flowers, urban impacts, and the inspiration behind Jason’s new book.

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556: Greg, Janis, Bill and Belle on Seed Up In a Box

Bringing bulk seed sharing to every community.The Great American Seed Up is a project designed to improve resilience through local seed saving and sharing. With the events of 2020, seed sharing cannot be done in large events so Greg, Janis, Bill & Belle chat about a new way for neighbors and groups to share seeds through the Seed Up In a Box Program.

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555: Mykl Nelson on Healthy Urban Soil

Can there be too much organic matter in your garden? Growing a healthy garden requires a good balance of healthy soil. Mykl Nelson had studied agriculture for several years and conducted soil analyses of multiple organic farms. What he discovered was a shocking truth about soil health. Listen in to learn about what is over-enrichment, acknowledging diverse soil conditions, and Mykl’s unbelievable solution that turns food waste back into high quality protein.

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554: Greg Peterson and Janis Norton on The Fruit Tree Program

An invitation to an online fruit tree education event. It is that time of year for the upcoming annual Urban Farm Fruit Tree Education launch. Greg Peterson and Janis Norton discuss the highlights of the Urban Farm’s 2020 Fruit Tree Program and share an invitation to the first virtual kick-off event. Listen in to learn about when and where to find the the live online event, special bundle deals, and some quick tips on the selecting the best fruit trees for your backyard.

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553: Jason Johns on Berries and Brassicas

Jamming in the garden with healthy, tasty, fruits and vegetables. In This Podcast: Berries and brassicas come from two different plant families, and like all plants, they have some challenging environmental requirements, but Jason Johns has experimented in the garden and written books that share his secrets on how…

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How to Host a Mini Seed Up

Sharing seeds with your friends and neighbors. Imagine walking into a room filled with over 100 varieties of seeds ready to literally be scooped up and taken home for planting or saving. This is exactly what the Great American Seed Up is all about. Although we can’t get together in big groups in person this year, sharing seeds is still possible. We’ve reorganized to create our Seed Up in a Box so that you can host your own Mini Seed Up with social distancing in mind.

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Ten Tips for a Thriving Pollinator Victory Garden

Make a big difference in your garden. The passion and urgency that inspired the Victory Gardens of World Wars I and II are needed today to meet another threat to our food supply and our environment—the steep decline of pollinators. Want to help pollinators and create a beautiful garden? Here are ten tips from…

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Eleven Ways to Share Seeds

Sharing seeds is the key to strong community gardening. If you have extra seeds to share, here are 11 ways to help everyone get growing while still social distancing.

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Our Statement on Human Rights

Our Statement on Human Rights. This is a message from our founder Greg Peterson: Hello urban farmers, Standing in a parking lot yesterday I was reminded of this on a billboard… “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” — Desmond Tutu

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Growing Berries Q&A

Growing Berries Answers by Jason Johns. Jason was our presenter for our 31st Daily Gardening Class on Growing Berries.  We were not able to have him present for a live Q&A, but as promised he quickly responded. The following are the questions submitted in that class and his answers.

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