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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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Episodes

399: Diann Peart on Living in a Chemically Saturated World

11/13/2018
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Changing the role of chemicals in our homes. In This Podcast: It was not your typical birthday gift but a small collection of home cleaning products, and they changed Diann Peart’s direction in life. She found a path that filled her passion and allowed her to truly make a difference. When she realized the products were chemical free, her passion for the environment and her desire to help others took over and she knew these products needed to be brought to market. She has a special offer for...

Duration:00:33:30

398: Brandi Doming on Delicious Vegan Meals

11/10/2018
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Cooking with 8 ingredients or less. In This Podcast: After several years of contradictory and confusing medical advice, Brandi Doming was worn out trying to help her husband escape the pain of gout. As a new mom and a concerned wife, she sought out the next possible answer and found information on a plant-based vegan diet. This was the first one to give her husband some relief. She started blogging recipes and recently authored a cookbook designed to make vegan meals easy and...

Duration:00:29:53

397: Michael Bell on Part Time Urban Farming

11/6/2018
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Being bit by the urban farming bug and loving it. In This Podcast: He was starting off on a vacant property with lots of Johnson Grass, almost no money, and no way to cut it down and remove it, yet this was not going to stop Michael Bell from building his urban farm. He got creative and found a resource to not only help remove the grass but turn it into an asset and deep rich soil in one season. Relying on his creativity, he now has a half-acre farm and more customers than produce. All this...

Duration:00:36:30

396: Marie Viljoen on Wild Inspired Cuisine

11/3/2018
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Incorporating wild ingredients into every day and special occasion fare. In This Podcast: Her curiosity, her love of gardening, and her creativity in the kitchen, come together beautifully and for our benefit when Marie Viljoen compiled recipes for her new cookbook. She shares how she moved from gardening in 66 square feet to foraging all over New York City. If you are ever in her city, you will want to take a foraging walk with her! Don’t miss an episode! Click here to sign up for...

Duration:00:29:56

395: Karin Fields on Growing Food in the Tropics

10/30/2018
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Weathering the challenges of growing food in South Florida. In This Podcast: Growing up and becoming a ward of the state, then becoming emancipated at 17 left a lifelong mark on Karin Fields, so when she started learning how to grow food in one of the most challenging and unique areas of the country, she wanted to help other young girls like her gain those skills too. For twenty years she has been the Edible Gardening Gal and a valuable resource for education about growing food in South...

Duration:00:21:18

393: Brad Lancaster on Wild Food Forestry

10/23/2018
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Harvesting native foods in the Sonoran Desert. In This Podcast: The desert is full of amazing native plants that provide a rich, delicious bounty of food, IF you know what to look for and how to harvest it, and Brad Lancaster wants you know these secrets. He is excited about a new cookbook that shares delicious and tested recipes for native trees and plants. And these plants are suited to thrive in the hot and dry climates, so they tolerate drought conditions better, while giving other...

Duration:00:39:59

392: Gabe Brown on Beneficial Soil Ecosystems

10/20/2018
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Knowing the secret to building healthy soil. In This Podcast: Joining farming through his wife’s family, Gabe Brown learned the standard, commercialized, industrialized way of farming. Then when disaster struck four times in a row, he reached out to the past for some inspiration. He learned the value of a healthy soil ecosystem, how it affects many of the issues we are facing today, and the best ways to rebuild the soil. Now he shares what he learned in 5 principles that work anywhere in...

Duration:00:33:54

394: Tonya Antle on the Organic Grower Summit

10/17/2018
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Propelling organic produce from fringe to mainstream. In This Podcast: The story of how organic produce and food became mainstream in our grocery stores is shared by Tonya Antle who was actively driving this change before most of us even knew we needed it. She found her passion in the early stages of the organic movement and helped propel it across the nation. Now there is a new focus with the Organic Grower Summit happening in December, and she shares some very useful tips as a highlight...

Duration:00:25:56

Bonus Episode #21: Seed Saving Class September 2018.

10/16/2018
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Bonus Episode #21: Seed Saving Class September 2018. A chat with an expert on Seeds. In This Bonus Podcast: We are harvesting even more seed information in this chat with Bill McDorman. This is the September 2018 episode of a Seed Saving Class - seed names, medicinal plants, plant knowledge, landrace, and so much more. Join the class! Register anytime for the next event. Register Here for the Seed Saving Class with Live Q&A Bill McDorman is Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Seed...

Duration:00:20:00

391: Catherine Bukowski on Community Food Forests

10/13/2018
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Building urban food resiliency with more that just vegetables. In This Podcast: A fascination with jungles and forests began at an early age for Catherine Bukowski, and she has studied these ecosystems throughout her education. Then narrowing her focus just on the food forest aspect, she found similar regenerative patterns that work. She brought this to her new book and shares some of what she discovered with us. Catherine is a researcher, author, educator and consultant. She’s worked...

Duration:00:31:19

390: Lena Roos on Religion and Gardening

10/9/2018
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Bringing together nature and theology. In This Podcast: Her background is in studying the connections of religion to many aspects of daily life and Professor Lena Roos is now focused on how religion and gardening are interwoven in our past and what that looks like in our present. She discusses several key religions of the world, the garden connections, and even how some myths built upon gardening and creation themes. She is asking for input on her current research and wants to know of...

Duration:00:24:50

389: Dawn Folsom on Village Farming

10/6/2018
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Healing forgotten children through gardening opportunities. In This Podcast: The forgotten children who grow up in the foster care system often become young adults on the street with no help, no resources, and forced to make desperate choices to survive. Dawn Folsom was caught stealing food when she was hungry; now she is a major force behind several urban farming projects that teach, empower, and build up the community of aged-out foster kids that have gotten dumped into the world. She is...

Duration:00:25:28

388: Jess Mazour on Building a Resilient Food System

10/2/2018
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Reinforcing local food and ag in the heartland of America. IN THIS PODCAST: There can be no doubt that Jess Mazour is dedicated to building a better food system – and she is doing it for those that grow food, those that eat it, and to protect the communities and environment that surround farms. Her passion is strong and is a resource for families and farmers in Iowa as she helps educate and empower the “little guys” to work together to benefit the whole community. 388: Jess Mazour on...

Duration:00:32:02

387: Daniel Oladokun-Dybowski on A Community Garden in Casa Grande

9/29/2018
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Empowering the community by growing food together. In This Podcast: It was his father’s inspiration and legacy that prompted Daniel Oladokun-Dybowski to start a community garden from scratch in a suburb of Phoenix. The work on the soil has already started after several huge donated loads of wood chips. And with the help of others in the community, he’s going to build a food forest that truly will benefit all that participate. It is not a simple task, but he’s up to the task of building a...

Duration:00:26:20

386 Eric & Love on Starting a Daddy-Daughter Urban Farm.

9/25/2018
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Creating a family run farming business. In This Podcast: When faced with the desire of their nine-year-old daughter to have a cell phone, this family turned this challenge to a fabulous learning and skill building opportunity. Eric Broda has been helping his daughter Love build a business so she has a reason for a cell phone, and that business is vegetables! They’ve even found a couple ‘fairy-godmothers’ along the way to help. Don’t miss an episode! Click here to sign up for podcast...

Duration:00:25:55

385: Chris McLaughlin on Heirloom Flowers in the Garden.

9/22/2018
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Appreciating the histories of flowers. In This Podcast: A delightful interview with a Chris McLaughlin as she helps us understand more about flowers and what they offer to us as gardeners and more. She even shares some tips on some of her favorites to grow. Don’t miss an episode! Click here to sign up for podcast updates or visit www.urbanfarm.org/podcast Chris is a Northern California writer and author who has had her hands in the soil for nearly 40 years. She's the author of seven...

Duration:00:29:56

Bonus 20: Seed Saving Class August 2018

9/18/2018
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Bonus Episode 20: Seed Saving Class August 2018. A chat with a seed expert about Sourcing Seeds In This Bonus Podcast: Finding good sources for seeds can be challenging especially if you are particular about their story or their genetics. This is the August 2018 episode of a Seed Saving Class - Bill McDorman discusses the process of sourcing seeds and selecting seeds that can help you feel confident in your selections, and so much more. Join the class! Register anytime for the next...

Duration:00:44:29

384: Rachel Petitt on Military Veterans who Farm

9/15/2018
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Assisting our food-growing veterans who feed their communities. In This Podcast: Rachel Petitt is part of a group that has the mission to help veterans who want to be farmers. This has translated into several grant and resource projects that are empowering veterans to build their farms. She tells about how she started and what the organization is offering veterans all across the country. Don’t miss an episode! Click here to sign up for podcast updates or visit...

Duration:00:26:56

383: Josh Krenz on Fertilizer from Grocery Store Waste.

9/11/2018
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Reducing food waste and feeding plants at the same time. In This Podcast: He grew up on a farm, and as a teenager he thought he needed to do something more than just take care of the cows. Josh Krenz went to college, found his way into marketing, and was learning the business end of farming and multi-national distribution. Eventually he decided to refocus his priorities a little closer to home that also made a difference. He tells us about creating an organic fertilizer using grocery store...

Duration:00:33:13

382: Lynn McMahon on A Century Old Urban Farm

9/8/2018
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Building history with six generations on the same homestead. In This Podcast: She and her husband bought his parents’ home and she thought it was just going to be temporary until she could get a place out in the country. Now Lynn McMahon is able to share her gratitude to her grandchildren and with us for the special connection to family and history on this homestead. Even the plants and trees help connect multiple generations together in this EPIC story of multiple generations on the same...

Duration:00:26:54