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Welcome to The Urban Farm Podcast, your partner in the Grow Your Own Food revolution! This 3-day per week audio only podcast features special guests like Jason Mraz, Lisa Steele, and Kari Spencer as we discuss the art and value of growing food in urban areas. We'll explore topics such as urban beekeeping and chicken farming, permaculture, successful composting, monetizing your farm, and much more! Each episode will bring you tips and tricks on how to overcome common challenges, opportunities to learn from the experience of people just like you, and plenty of resources to ensure you're informed, equipped, and empowered to participate more mindfully in your local food system... and to have a great time doing it!

Welcome to The Urban Farm Podcast, your partner in the Grow Your Own Food revolution! This 3-day per week audio only podcast features special guests like Jason Mraz, Lisa Steele, and Kari Spencer as we discuss the art and value of growing food in urban areas. We'll explore topics such as urban beekeeping and chicken farming, permaculture, successful composting, monetizing your farm, and much more! Each episode will bring you tips and tricks on how to overcome common challenges, opportunities to learn from the experience of people just like you, and plenty of resources to ensure you're informed, equipped, and empowered to participate more mindfully in your local food system... and to have a great time doing it!
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Welcome to The Urban Farm Podcast, your partner in the Grow Your Own Food revolution! This 3-day per week audio only podcast features special guests like Jason Mraz, Lisa Steele, and Kari Spencer as we discuss the art and value of growing food in urban areas. We'll explore topics such as urban beekeeping and chicken farming, permaculture, successful composting, monetizing your farm, and much more! Each episode will bring you tips and tricks on how to overcome common challenges, opportunities to learn from the experience of people just like you, and plenty of resources to ensure you're informed, equipped, and empowered to participate more mindfully in your local food system... and to have a great time doing it!

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English


Episodes

487: Peggy Sorensen on Foraging Edible Plants in the Desert

10/19/2019
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Discovering the wonders of harvesting native and urban trees, weeds, and cacti. In This Podcast: What would you eat if all the grocery stores in your area closed? Peggy Sorensen has found her answer in the native trees, shrubs, weeds, and cacti of the southwest! Hear how she got into foraging edible desert plants, which southwest plants are her favorite to harvest, and some of the ways to process and prepare them. If you've ever wondered about making your own prickly pear juice, mesquite...

Duration:00:27:30

486: Clint Hickman on Building Community Sustainability

10/15/2019
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Honoring a family heritage or nurturing neighbors. In This Podcast: Most people in Arizona are familiar with Hickman's eggs, but there is so much more to this family-run business than eggs! Clint Hickman shared with us the evolution of egg farming, and how his family business grew enough to feed Phoenix. He also explains all the side businesses that came out of egg farming: organic fertilizer, recycling programs, and animal feed. They even formed a mutually beneficial program with local...

Duration:00:40:28

485: Jolene Kuty on Abundant Holistic Harvests

10/12/2019
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Creating a full circle food system that connects family and community. In This Podcast: Wholistic living has taken on a whole new meaning for Jolene Kuty! Through learning about health, she went from eating cheese infused hot dogs to working as a chiropractic physician surrounded by her half-acre urban farm. She created a full circle system using compost, chickens, mealworms, and contributions from neighbors. Hear how she engages her kids and educates with no element overlooked as she...

Duration:00:35:05

484: Kristie Kapp on Eco-edible landscaping

10/8/2019
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Helping others understand and create food forests. In This Podcast: Eco-edible landscaping sounds like a cool new method, but it incorporates many of the tried and true methods of permaculture. Kristie Kapp educates on building a food forest and how to incorporate 7 layers, supporting plants, mineral accumulators, and beneficial insects. She teaches stacking plant functions and how to build the ideal soil for your food forest in just one year. Listen in to learn these principles and how to...

Duration:00:36:55

483: Tiffany Panaccione on Starting an Urban Farm Business

10/5/2019
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Moving from dreaming about it, to doing what it takes to grow a farm. In This Podcast: How does an adventurous spirit, practicing yoga and following your intuition lead someone to start a farm? As Tiffany Panaccione learned, those experiences teach you to follow your heart and try new things! Listen in to learn how she plans to turn her dream of farming into a profitable business. She discusses her plans for her first crop, and how she plans to build a customer base. Healthy soil, drip...

Duration:00:39:25

482: Michael Gettens on Evolving Lifestyles in a Changing World

10/1/2019
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Enhancing our connection to the earth and each other. In This Podcast: Learning about permaculture can be life changing, and Michael Gettens shares about his experience taking a permaculture design course, how to take on a production mindset instead of simply consuming resources, and how the current food system is degenerative instead of regenerative. Rainwater harvesting, sectors, zones, and solar cooking are all topics in this chat about working with the earth to connect with it and each...

Duration:00:23:52

481: Rivka Fidel on Biochar and Carbon Farming

9/28/2019
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Building soil quality through carbon management. In This Podcast: Biochar can improve your soil and help the environment at the same time! We visited with Dr. Rivka Fidel from the University of Arizona to learn all about biochar and carbon farming. Listen in for how you can make it, use it, and the science behind adding it to your compost. She also shares about her journey into the field of sustainable agriculture, why it's important for our future to create a carbon negative world, and...

Duration:00:42:07

Bonus Episode 30: Seed Saving Class August 2019.

9/24/2019
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Bonus Episode 30: Seed Saving Class August 2019. A chat with an expert on Seeds. In This Bonus Podcast: Once again we join a conversation with Bill McDorman and Greg Peterson to learn about growing from seed, growing for seed, and why our seeds are so important in these changing times. This is the replay of the August 2019 Seed Saving Class In this class, he covers the Art of Seed Saving, and of course a few more things as well. Join the class! Register anytime for the next...

Duration:00:40:00

480: Kevin Espiritu on his Apocalypse Grow Survival Challenge

9/21/2019
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Experimenting with living off existing food sources for difficult times. In This Podcast: We followed up with Kevin Espiritu to hear the results of his Apocalypse Survival Challenge. Could you survive for a whole month only eating what you grow, fish, barter, or forage? Hear how Kevin used his 200 square foot gardening space, community foodscapes, and trade - to nourish himself for an entire month. He gets specific on identifying what foods to grow in the 90 days prior to the challenge, how...

Duration:00:39:36

479: Katie Fiore on Apple Abundance

9/17/2019
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How to get creative with 80 pounds of fruit. In This Podcast: We are back with returning guest and team member, Katie Fiore to talk about getting creative when your yard gives you an excess of food. While many people fear abundance, she embraces the creativity it allows and shares a different way to look at cooking with apples in both the long and short term. You’ll also learn about the concept of a local "Cool Tool" community shed for lesser-used harvest tools, as well as saving seeds and...

Duration:00:29:52

478: Matt Lebon on Foodscaping

9/14/2019
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Transforming ordinary spaces into beautiful, food-producing landscapes. In This Podcast: Entering college without much direction, a life-changing experience in Paraguay helped Matt Lebon find his place in the global food system. Now, he runs a custom foodscaping company making spaces beautiful and edible. He share about hands-on education in permaculture and farm school as well the magical food moments his company helps to create. He gives insight into how gardens and orchards connect...

Duration:00:29:15

477: Joe Yonan on Documenting the Culinary Experience

9/10/2019
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Conveying observations from the kitchen, the dining room, and the garden. In This Podcast: Journalism and food have been major themes all throughout Joe Yonan's life. In this podcast, learn about how he got involved with food at a very young age, his journey to food editor, and what a food editor actually does. Joe also shares about learning to homestead, succession planting, and what he's growing in his garden. He has written two cookbooks and edited another called “America The Great...

Duration:00:35:08

476: Kimberly Kling on the Impact of Herbs.

9/7/2019
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Inspiration through nature’s bounty of nourishing plants. In This Podcast: Working in a desk job and knowing that it was not a good fit, it still took Kimberly Kling a little while to build up the courage to do something different. Eventually she found herself on a path to learning about herbalism and has finally found her passion. As a devoted learner, she is learning as much as she can, but still finds time to share with others what she has learned so far. Don’t miss an episode! Click...

Duration:00:30:54

475: David Barrow on Sustainable Urban Farming in Texas

9/3/2019
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Farming for a local restaurant and a rapidly growing community. In This Podcast: It was not a direct path to this destiny for David Barrow, but running a sustainable urban farm in Austin Texas has been his biggest success. With many regenerative and sustainable practices in use on the farm it is no wonder the soil is healthy and the crops are productive. Working hand-in-hand with a restaurant onsite allows for the freshest of dishes in a unique way. He shares some key aspects about how...

Duration:00:32:43

474: Amy Lacey on The very versatile cauliflower.

8/31/2019
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Taking an everyday vegetable to the table in delicious new ways. In This Podcast: After Amy Lacey’s health took a downturn and she wanted to bring some normalcy back to her family’s routine, she tried a recipe for a vegetable she did not really like. Little did she know how a bland vegetable could make such a difference for so many people. Combine that with her passion for doing good things and paying it forward, and she is truly making a delicious impact in the world. Don’t miss an...

Duration:00:47:13

473: Kevin Espiritu on Small-space urban gardening techniques

8/27/2019
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Expanded growing options through hydroponics. In This Podcast: When Kevin Espiritu started gardening he quickly became interested in hydroponics, and as he tried to learn how, he found that most articles and books were focused on only one well-known plant and he wanted to grow food. He started documenting his experiences to help others, and now Kevin has several platforms to share information for new and beginning gardeners. Today he shares several tips about small space gardening, and how...

Duration:00:39:51

472: Angela Neyland on Permaculture Homesteading in Australia.

8/24/2019
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Focusing on sustainable growing practices on 20-acres down under. In This Podcast: We meet Angela Neyland as she tells us why an old TV comedy series influenced her and how she found permaculture. With this foundation, she shares the journey that led her and her husband to start a permaculture based homestead. She describes her property and some of the challenges they have overcome so far as well as her future plans for the property. Don’t miss an episode! Click here to sign up for...

Duration:00:39:42

Bonus Episode 29: Seed Saving Class July 2019

8/20/2019
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Bonus Episode 29: Seed Saving Class July 2019. A chat with an expert on Seeds. In This Bonus Podcast: Once again we join a conversation with Bill McDorman and Greg Peterson to learn about growing from seed, growing for seed, and why our seeds are so important in these changing times. This is the replay of the July 2019 Seed Saving Class In this class he covers Extreme Seed Saving, and of course a few more things as well. Join the class! Register anytime for the next event. Register...

Duration:00:42:06

471: Jake Mowrer on Deep Roots in Soil

8/17/2019
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Digging into the reasons plants flourish. In This Podcast: We delve deeper into the relationship between plant roots and healthy soil with Jake Mowrer. He explains why the soil changes when plant roots extend through it's layers, and lessons learned from the dustbowl times regarding soil degradation. Through his simple explanations, it is easier to understand the nature of soil make-up. And, he shares simple tips on how to improve soil quality. Don’t miss an episode! Click here to sign up...

Duration:00:29:15

470: David Stark on Soil Microbes.

8/13/2019
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Getting serious about the microscopic life in soil. In This Podcast: Retired after years of leadership in Monsanto, David Stark was asked to mentor a young company making what was essentially compost tea. Reluctantly and with some concerns over the science, he agreed and now is excited to share what he has learned about soil science and plant health. Grateful for not turning down the request, he now can help teach about soil and plant health and explain about the various microbes in the...

Duration:00:33:00