592: Saving Seeds of Onions, Umbels, & More

A seed chat with Bill McDorman. This is the March 2021 episode of a live Seed Saving Class discussing the many varieties of umbels, unique characteristics of onions and garlic, as well as so much more on aspects of permaculture as it relates to saving seeds.

588: Jessica Walliser on Science-based Companion Planting

Using tested methods to plan garden planting. Discovering the science-based facts behind companion planting, Jessica Walliser captivates us with her expert knowledge on the unique benefits that arise when pairing plants together. Jessica explains how companion planting can be used as a strategy to…

586: Niki Jabbour on Growing Under Cover

Protecting gardens from cold weather and pests and extending growing seasons. – An intriguing conversation on how to garden year-round in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Niki Jabbour illustrates her growing techniques that she claims to be a ‘game-changer’ in her garden. Niki describes the different types of…

585: Eddie Badrina on Growing Vertically in Greenhouses

Transforming industrial agriculture. Exploring the future of vertical farming, we chat with Eddy Badrina about a new form of technology that can be a viable solution for creating a regenerative food system. Eddy shares his concerns on the impacts traditional farming has on the environment and how the greenhouse technology at Eden Green can…

583: Gregg Muller on Breeding Vegetables at Home

Breeding vegetables for a unique variety that is well-suited to your climate. – Diving into the topic of breeding for genetic seed diversity, Greg Muller’s curiosity led him to experiment with crossbreeding unique seed varieties. Greg illustrates the epic vegetable breeds he has been creating from…

580: Jessica Smith on Healthy Soil and Healthy Plants

How healthy soil supports healthy plants and how growing food can solve many of the world’s problems An inspiring conversation with Jessica Smith on the importance of healthy soil, an overlooked resource that could solve many of the world’s problems. Jessica shares the story of her journey towards understanding life within soil and how…

Michael Kilpatrick. Episode 579 guest. Starting a new farm.

579: Michael Kilpatrick on Starting a New Farm

Helping others navigate the challenges of starting a new farm : Farming is often perceived as a career that requires long hours, little leisure and profit. However, Michael Kilpatrick spends every day working towards his vision working with farmers to create sustainable farming systems that generate…

578: Zack Greene on Running a Quail Farm

Raising Coturnix Quail and distributing their eggs Self-sufficiency is steadily trending to be the new lifestyle where people are reverting back to homesteading practices of the past. However, Zack Greene followed a slightly different path of self-sufficiency that turned out to be…