419: Nicky Schauder on Growing Food in Small Spaces

Teaching how to garden with limited space – Struggling with their children’s multiple food allergies convinced Nicky Schauder and her husband Dave to go organic. Dealing with the expense of all this organic food impelled them to start growing it themselves. This began their adventure with…

417: Michael Foley on Building a Viable Small Farm Economy

Farming with an eye on the future – As a child Michael Foley visited a Montana ranch and dreamed of being a gentleman farmer one day.  His path however, took him into academia. After being estranged from the land for for several years he eventually found his way back to…

Bill McDorman and Greg Peterson

Bonus Episode 23: Seed Saving Class November 2018

A chat with a seed expert on the seed paradigm, seed history, and more. There is always a bounty of information available in conversations with Bill McDorman. This is the November 2018 episode of a Seed Saving Class – learn about the seed paradigm, seed history, and so much more.

SOIL RECIPE: Hot Composting for Cool Folks

by Guest blogger: Sarah Botwala-Messina – We think composting is just like cooking a special dish. The tools, ingredients and techniques deserve attention. And it takes time, love and patience. The only difference is that in composting the role of ‘chef’ is played by…

416: Sarah Boltwala-Mesina on Community Composting

Transforming waste into soil, jobs, and community – Sarah Boltwala-Mesina, along with other parents, hoped to start a recycling program at their children’s school. This was the first step on her journey to creating Food2Soil, her business that collects food scraps from people and businesses in San Diego and turns those scraps into…

415: John Brubaker on Micro Urban Farming

From green lawns to green vegetables – As his wife and youngest daughter began struggling with celiac disease, John Brubaker believed that the pesticides used on vegetables were perhaps weakening their immune systems. This was his entry into organic urban farming. He began small with…