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Farmerama Radio shares great stories from the smaller scale farming movement in the UK. We are out in the field digging out what's really going on.

Farmerama Radio shares great stories from the smaller scale farming movement in the UK. We are out in the field digging out what's really going on.
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Farmerama Radio shares great stories from the smaller scale farming movement in the UK. We are out in the field digging out what's really going on.

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Episodes

46: Vandana Shiva, Loans for enlightened Agriculture, mulching systems and talking no-til

5/26/2019
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This month we hear from an inspirational woman who’s long been banging the drum for biodiversity and small-scale farmers around the world. Then on to a field mulching evangelist and finally, loans for enlightened agriculture. And we finish off with some discussion of how no-till on its own is not always rooted in a more ecological approach.

Duration:00:33:06

45: Gardens of Sanctuary, the adventure of organic farming, and biodynamic wines

4/28/2019
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This month we start off by hearing about the power of gardens to provide sanctuary to some of the most vulnerable people in our society. Then we head across the pond to Maine, where we tap into the knowledge of an organic farming legend and hear what has inspired him over his 50 years in farming. We hop over to Oregon to talk large scale biodynamic wine and we end with a few words of farewell from our resident market gardener. Thanks to Rebel Kitchen for supporting this episode

Duration:00:34:50

Shorts: Woody Tasch of Slow Money

4/7/2019
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Woody Tasch is an environmentally responsible financier. He worked for over 30 years in finance, managing other people’s money but ten years ago he took a radical step and started the Slow Money movement.Slow Money walks a fine line between philanthropy and investment - the return on an investment is the regeneration of the soil and, ultimately, the the health of the local community and planet. This is a full length interview with Woody that we featured in Episode 44 Interview by Abby Rose...

Duration:00:24:46

44: Radical roots, Slow Money, CSAs and Allies.

3/31/2019
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This month we explore radical roots and cider apples with a farming couple in Oregon. We hear about a different type of investment, the Slow Money movement, where healthy soil is a good return for your money. We talk CSAs in Northern Ireland and we end with a call for allyship in the kitchen from a passionate chef. Thanks to Rebel Kitchen for supporting this episode.

Duration:00:29:12

43: Children growers, travelling cow laboratory, silvopasture, and a taste of sustainable wine

2/24/2019
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In February, we hear how easy it is to get very young children interested in growing food. From an old friend of the show, we learned a few grazing tips, including how to use animals to remineralise the land. We learn about the benefits and challenges of setting up a silvopasture system, and get to join in on a sustainable wine tasting session in Sicily. Thanks to Rebel Kitchen for supporting this episode.

Duration:00:35:03

Shorts: Jubliee Farm Brexit

2/19/2019
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Jonny Hansen of Jubilee Farm talks to Conor Macauley, the BBCs Northern Ireland Agriculture & Environment Correspondent about the implications of a No-Deal Brexit Jubilee Farm is Northern Ireland's first Community-Supported Agriculture scheme.

Duration:00:05:35

Shorts: Harvest Barn Market Garden January

2/10/2019
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Regular contributor Joel Rodker is creating a market garden from scratch and recording a diary for Farmerama as he goes. Here's is his report from January 2018

Duration:00:03:37

Shorts: Kathy Dice

1/30/2019
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The Savanna Institute are laying the groundwork for widespread agroforestry in the Midwest. Over 100 farmers and researchers gathered to share learnings from different agroforestry and silvopasture operations. Kathy Dice and her partner own Red Fern Farm in Iowa. They were some of the pioneers of the agroforestry movement in the Midwest and their farm is now a successful u-pick perennial polyculture operation, where customers pick their own produce.

Duration:00:09:20

42: No-cost agriculture in Zambia, Biofertilisers and a Regenerative farming journey

1/27/2019
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This month we are at the 10th annual Oxford Real Farming Conference. First up we hear the inspirational story of 5000+ women who are now practising natural agriculture, or no-cost agriculture, on farms and smallholdings across Southern Zambia. Back in the UK we get the lowdown on biofertilisers that provide food for microbes, and we hear the ups and downs of a regenerative farming journey from a young farmer in Somerset. Thanks to our supporters Rebel Kitchen, for making this episode...

Duration:00:29:32

Shorts: Harvest Barn Market Garden December

1/3/2019
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Regular contributor Joel Rodker is creating a market garden from scratch and recording a diary for Farmerama as he goes. Here's is his report from December 2018

Duration:00:06:37

41: Turtle Island, banana bonanza, soil regeneration and market garden updates

12/30/2018
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This month we hear from the people of Turtle Island who have created a Slow Food Indigenous association that represents a collective of over 500 nations on one continent. We head to Java, to celebrate the fantastic diversity of Indonesian bananas. In North Dakota we learn about the ecological potential of regenerative farming, and how farms can (and should) boost their local economies. We end up in the UK, with an end-of-year update from our regular marketing garden reporter. Thanks to our...

Duration:00:33:45

Shorts: Jubliee Farm Cooperative Alternatives

12/9/2018
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Jonny Hansen of Jubilee Farm speaking to Tiziana O'Hara of Cooperative Alternatives, a the local cooperative enterprise agency supporting the farms share offer. Jubilee Farm is Northern Ireland's first Community-Supported Agriculture scheme.

Duration:00:05:14

Shorts: Jubilee Farm Political Economy

12/9/2018
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In this short we hear Jonny Hansen from Jubilee Farm in Northern Ireland with an introduction to political economy in relation to food and farming. He’s in discussion with Professor John Barry from Queens University Belfast. Jubilee Farm is Northern Ireland's first Community-Supported Agriculture scheme.

Duration:00:05:56

40: Grain Lab, Flour Ambassadors, and Students helping to fix the food system

11/25/2018
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This month we’ve gone a little grain mad at UK Grain Lab. We learn about grain populations and heritage grains, innovative projects that connect millers, bakers and farmers and we chat to bakers around the world experimenting with more diverse flours. Then we jump across the Pennines to hear from students embedding sustainable food into student life. Thanks to our supporters Rebel Kitchen for making this episode possible.

Duration:00:32:03

Leah Penniman: Farming While Black

11/4/2018
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Leah Penniman is a farmer, author, activist and all-round inspiration who we were lucky enough to interview for this special show. Her book, ‘Farming While Black’, published by Chelsea Green Publishing, is a multi-layered journey with practical tips for beginner farmers, afro-indigenous recipes, leadership advice, the story of building a farm and serving a community. But at its heart, this is a call to action, empowering people of colour to reclaim traditions and cultures that have been...

Duration:00:33:09

39: Beginner farmer tips, Piglet to Plate and small-scale farmers feed the world

10/27/2018
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This month, we’re full to the brim with small-scale farming heroines. We start with a super-inspiring farmer in New York State, who shares her top 3 tips for setting up a small-scale farm. We speak to female farmers on either side of the Atlantic about life and death, and what it means to raise and kill animals. And we end the show looking at the power of photography to share the stories of small-scale farmers around the world. Thanks to our supporters Rebel Kitchen for making this episode...

Duration:00:25:01

38: Alice Waters, Terra Madre, Palestinian teenager, intercropping trials and cooperative farming

9/30/2018
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This month we are connected to the voices of farmers and fishers around the world at Terra Madre in Turin. There we bump into a rather well-known chef and sustainable food activist who celebrates small-scale farming. We also hear from an extraordinary young Palestinian farmer, with her story of making olive oil against all odds in conflicted lands. Back in the UK, we talk nationwide farmer-led intercropping trials, and in Northern Ireland we hear from an expert in community share offers.

Duration:00:31:29

Shorts: Greg Judy on mob grazing tips and cow pats

8/31/2018
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Greg Judy is an enthusiastic mob grazer based in Missouri. He talks to us about getting animals back on the land and building biodiversity in grasslands, including the importance of cow pats... all with the goal of increasing the long-term viability of your farm. We spoke to Greg at the Groundswell Show 2018.

Duration:00:14:46

37: intergenerational tensions, compost tea revisited, agroforestry and Dutch innovation

8/25/2018
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This month we start with some thoughts from one farmer about ways of resolving the inevitable tensions of family farming over different generations. Next, we hear from a Dorset farmer, with an update on the highs and lows of her compost tea trials on arable cropland. Moving on to Herefordshire, we discover the exciting potential benefits of agroforestry for disease prevention in apple orchards. And finally, we end up in the Netherlands, where we learn about an innovative business model that...

Duration:00:28:21

Shorts: Ex Fuedo Stallaini

8/19/2018
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In this short, we take a walk with Loredana. With her husband Roy, she runs Agriturismo Stallaini in the south east of Sicily. They prepare food for the guests all from within walking distance of the mine. Encounter lucid, vivid scents, smells, colours and be present in this ancient place. This podcast was made by Jo, with Lizzie Ostrom, and was originally published on the Life in Scents, a podcast about smell. http://www.agriturismostallaini.com/ https://www.acast.com/lifeinscents

Duration:00:23:48