450: Katie Crichtley on Building a Farm Community

Farming with an eye on the future. — In This Podcast: The home purchase was going to be a stretch, but she could not escape the pull.  After several visits, Katie Critchley took the leap and this farming community is much more than she expected.  The appeal was so strong…

Jill Shea

441: Jill Shea as a Woman in the World of Aquaponics

Finding purpose in educating about indoor farming . In This Podcast: We had the pleasure of talking aquaponics with Jill Shea from Trifecta Ecosystems. Trifecta Ecosystems practices sustainable farming in their aquaponics farm and educates the community to grow their own food as part of the…

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434: Stephanie Lucas on Recipe Delivery for Kids

Encouraging family bonding, healthy habits, & creative confidence for young cooks – Give Garden is a recipe delivery service that teaches kids STEM skills and healthy eating habits. Stephanie Lucas, the program’s creator, used her 15 years as a corporate nutritionist to create this Give Garden to encourage family bonding and build…

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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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What’s Eating My Garden?? An Epic Adventure with a Twist at the End!

By Guest Bloggers: Jim & Roxanne Malinski – We live in southeast Chandler, AZ in a neighborhood established 20 years ago.  Last year in mid-September (2018) we planted romaine lettuce, curly kale, rainbow blend carrots (all seed) and six small broccoli plants in my vegetable garden (raised 6’x12’ plot).  Within a couple weeks everything was…

John Wann-Angeles

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…

Laurie Ouding

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…