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…

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…

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…

413: Ben Klempner on Fermented Soil Amendments

Mixing up a health drink for soil organisms – When Ben Klempner and his family moved from Jerusalem to the holy city of Tiberias, he researched how to make the soil healthy in order to grow his vegetables. Finding information that was beneficial wasn’t the only hurdle—he was so far away from the…