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593: Exploring the Seven Layers of a Food Forest

Gardening tips, tricks, and advice, in short bite-size episodes – Greg invites Crystal Stevens on our show to illustrate the seven dense layers of a food forest and the important role each layer provides to an ecosystem. From the top canopy layer to the microbes under the soil, Crystal points out how…

Jeffrey Smith in red shirt

590: Jeffrey Smith on Genetically Modified Microbes

Raising public awareness about gene editing – After attending a lecture on GMO’s twenty-five years ago, Jeffrey Smith could not help but feel concerned about the future impacts of genetic engineering on ecosystems. Jeffrey speaks on the growing intensity of GMO contamination in all aspects of life and…

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…

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…

581: Seed Saving Class December 2020

A chat with an expert on Seeds. This is the December 2020 episode of a live Seed Saving Class discussing the highlights of seed saving topics from the year, from proper seed storage to…

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…

576: Casey Cox on the Story of our Farm

Being a young farmer with a long family history of farming There are many people that grow up on a farm that choose to leave to find their calling in the city. However, Casey Cox left her family farm to find her calling only to realize that her destiny was…

575: Josh Krenz on Farming Sensors and Data

Examining the science of farming Imagine if farmers could predict annual weather patterns to determine water use, soil moisture, and avoid crop failures, yet this seems far from possible. However, Josh Krenz works with a company that creates devices to collect farming data and essentially facilitates farmers’ ability to…