454: Matt Smith on Family Life with a Garden

Finding joy and adventure in the backyard with kids and nature. — In This Podcast: We welcome back Matt Smith from Smith House Design to hear more about improving family life with a garden. Matt and his wife have created a learning environment in their backyard full of fruit trees, plants, and…

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442: Emily Heller on Growing Food for Locals and Small Restaurants

Living the good life while selling from a small farm . In This Podcast: How does one become a farmer when you haven’t gone to school for agriculture? Emily Heller did just that using local education programs and opportunities. Here, she discusses successful selling as a small space producer, parameters for success in gardening, and…

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433: Rob Horton on Food Sensitive Communities

Improving geographic, economic, and informational access to healthy foods for residents in food deserts. – What is it like growing up without fresh, healthy food available? Rob Horton used his experience living in a food desert as motivation for creating Trap Garden. In this community garden in Nashville, he is teaching kids, community members, and college students not only how to grow…

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432: John Wann-Ángeles on Place Making on an Urban Farm

Cultivating a community with a non-profit urban farming project. – John Wann-Ángeles is building the south Phoenix farming community in a big way! He shared with us how a school project turned into a community farming effort that now involves a 19-acre piece of land and a local farmers market. Listen in to learn about community farming opportunities and…

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431: Laurie Ouding on Food Inequity and Kids' Health

Educating kids and their parents on the role food plays in their health – Laurie Ouding is working to revolutionize the food system on the south side of Chicago. Through her work as a nurse, she identified the need for healthy, affordable, and available food in local neighborhoods. Now, she is working with…

Podcast 430: Lee Perry on Fleet Farming

430: Lee Perry on Fleet Farming

Helping urban farmers grow food in other people’s yards. – Lee Perry passionately shares the progress of the Fleet Farming movement and how it is strengthening Florida communities. This collective farming movement is an awesome way for gardening novices and interns to get…

422: Stacey Murphy on Setting Goals for Growing

Gathering gurus to help gardens grow – Growing up gardening side-by-side with her parents helped Stacey Murphy have a solid connection with food. She lost this connection when she went to college and began working as an engineer and architect. It wasn’t until she was living in…

414: Leah Penniman on Liberating the Land

Challenging the mono-CULTURE of farming – A passion for the soil, the earth and her community started when Leah Penniman began farming at the age of 16. Through the years she has continued to work towards ending a racism and injustice in our food system, and also on land reparations for…