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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…

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…

584: Where, When, & How to Start Saving Seeds

A chat with an expert on Seeds. – At least ten times a year we have a live Seed Saving Class with Bill McDorman. This is the February 2021 class discussing systems for local seed viability, reclaiming ancient grains and heirloom seeds, and so much more…

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…

582: Patti Milligan on Growing Healthier Eaters

Connecting childhood nutrition to gardening. A fascinating chat with Patti Milligan lets us explore ways to help children crave healthier foods. Patti discusses how taste, smell, and environment are influential to what drives our diet preferences from a young age. She encourages parents to…

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…