622: Leon Kolankiewicz on Preserving Quality Farmland

Working to Protect the Land That Produces Our Food. – Leon Kolankiewicz defines the problem of urban sprawl, and he describes the alarming rate at which it is permanently destroying farmland and our future food security. What is driving this sprawl, and what can we do about it? Leon is optimistic that farmland can be…

620: Water In and For Our Landscape

A Garden Chat with Don Titmus.– In This Podcast: Greg, co-host Janis Norton, and Don discuss how to apply permaculture concepts to address water issues in our landscapes. They dive deep to reveal the natural systems that protect plants from climate extremes, and they explore ways we can…

Farmer Greg under a tree

617: Water Harvesting At The Urban Farm

A Farmer Friday Reflection by Greg Peterson: Farmer Greg’s sustainable, regenerative water harvesting system has him singing in the rain, even in the desert. Greg explains where the water comes from and where it goes, and he gives details about how he collects and distributes it. He also gives a formula for calculating …

612: Pathways to Healthy Soil

A Garden Chat with Emily Rockey. – Emily joins us for an illuminating discussion on soil – the living, breathing foundation of every garden.  Emily takes us down to the roots and peels back the layers to discover what makes up this fascinating, hidden ecosystem.  Nature already knows how to make the best soil, and Emily discusses…

Farmer Greg Steps Out…On Regenerative Landscapes

Farmer Greg Steps Out… Farmer Greg Peterson has stepped out of his podcast studio to join other podcast hosts in conversations to share his vision across the globe. Greg is usually the one to pick people’s brains about their great ideas, but now Greg is in the hot seat as he speaks about…

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…

514: Brad Lancaster about Harvesting the Rain.

540: Brad Lancaster on Planting the Rain.

Teaching about the personal and community benefits of harvesting rainwater. – In This Podcast: Returning guest, Brad Lancaster, recently taught us about Harvesting the Rain and is back to teach about Planting the Rain. If you’ve ever considered capturing rainwater directly in your landscape…

Quilen Blackwell on Urban Flower Farms

520: Quilen Blackwell on Urban Flower Farms

Encouraging youth to bloom through off-grid farming on vacant lots. – In This Podcast: We usually speak with food farmers, however, Quilen Blackwell is doing something so amazing with flower farming we needed to get him on the show! Learn why he chose to farm flowers over food, got…