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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!

Location:

United States

Description:

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!

Language:

English


Episodes

581: Seed Saving Class December 2020

2/23/2021
580: Seed Saving Class December 2020. A chat with an expert on Seeds. In This Podcast: At least ten times a year we have a live Seed Saving Class with Bill McDorman. This is the December 2020 class discussing the highlights of seed saving topics from the year, from proper seed storage to seed viability, and so much more about why plants thrive better from saved seeds. Come join us for the next live class, or catch up on our previous classes through our podcast episodes. Either way you...

Duration:00:55:20

580: Jessica Smith on Healthy Soil and Healthy Plants

2/16/2021
How healthy soil supports healthy plants and how growing food can solve many of the world’s. In This Podcast: An inspiring conversation with Jessica Smith on the importance of healthy soil, an overlooked resource that could solve many of the world’s problems. Jessica shares the story of her journey towards understanding life within soil and how nurturing plant life is the same as nurturing the human body. Her Mission: Encouraging the world to understand that our role in nature is to...

Duration:00:42:08

579: Michael Kilpatrick on Starting a New Farm

2/9/2021
Helping others navigate the challenges of starting a new farm. In This Podcast: Farming is often perceived as a career that requires long hours, little leisure and profit. However, Michael Kilpatrick spends every day working towards his vision working with farmers to create sustainable farming systems that generate profit and provide the ability to enjoy life. Listen in to learn about his ideas on how to build a profitable farm, the most important aspects of farming, as well as sound...

Duration:00:47:08

578: Zack Greene on Running a Quail Farm

2/2/2021
Raising Coturnix Quail and distributing their eggs. In This Podcast: Self-sufficiency is steadily trending to be the new lifestyle where people are reverting back to homesteading practices of the past. However, Zack Greene followed a slightly different path of self-sufficiency that turned out to be the best decision of his life. Listen in to learn about the benefits of quail farming, how quail production results in quality and quantity, as well as why raising quail is perfect for...

Duration:00:32:39

577: Quita Jackson on Off-Grid Container Homes

1/26/2021
Building small homes using thrifty resources. In This Podcast: Our ancestors were the pioneers of the past that lived off the land and as society advanced, so did our way of life. Currently, we are living life unsustainably and creating waste along the way. However, Quita Jackson had a vision to revert back to living like the mothers before her and decided to follow her dreams of living off-grid. Listen in to learn about how she built her container home, the challenges along the way, and...

Duration:00:29:46

576: Casey Cox on the Story of our Farm

1/19/2021
Being a young farmer with a long family history of farming. In This Podcast: 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 calling from her back yard all along. Listen in to learn about how she found her passion in conservation, her role as a farmer and land stewardship advocate, as well as the various life changing opportunities she has...

Duration:00:45:41

575: Josh Krenz on Farming Sensors and Data

1/12/2021
Examining the science of farming. In This Podcast: 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 “predict the future”. Listen in to learn about what types of data is collected, how EarthScout sensors maximize efficiency for farmers, and the differences...

Duration:00:34:29

574: Jennifer Caraway on The Joy Bus Meal Program

1/5/2021
Delivering heart and hope to cancer survivors through tasty meals. In This Podcast: COVID caused a shift towards a new normal way of life with social distancing protocols and at-home confinement, yet, for cancer patients this is their everyday life. However, Jennifer Caraway became inspired to lead a movement that supports cancer patients in need after the loss of a close friend to cancer. Listen in to learn about the heartfelt story behind The Joy Bus Meal Program, what kind of meals are...

Duration:00:36:19

573: Dorie Morales on the Fresh Food Collab

12/29/2020
Working to reshape the narrative surrounding food scarcity. In This Podcast: 2020 is the year that the world experienced two pandemics: The COVID virus and exponential unemployment. Many have turned to food banks but are not receiving the necessary nutrition. However, Dorie Morales is collaborating with the local community to educate, inspire, and ensure access to healthy fresh foods for those in need. Listen in to learn about Dorie’s role in the Fresh Food Collab, their unique local...

Duration:00:26:01

572: Neil Boyd on Life on a Grain Farm

12/22/2020
Farming in Northern Alberta. In This Podcast: Farming in Northern Canada can be challenging due to short growing seasons and soil so thick that only resilient plants survive. However, Neil Boyd understands the land better than most and he also knows the secrets to successful farming while being a sustainable land steward. Listen in to learn about cool season crop rotation, the importance of no till seeding, and the type of “trash” that is good for the environment. Don’t miss an...

Duration:00:33:03

571: Seed Saving Class November 2020

12/15/2020
571: Seed Saving Class November 2020. A chat with an expert on Seeds. In This Podcast: At least ten times a year we have a live Seed Saving Class with Bill McDorman. This is the November 2020 class discussing seed health and your health, resurrecting ancient grains, and so much more on how saving seeds creates a healthy community. Come join us for the next live class, or catch up on our previous classes through our podcast episodes. Either way you will expand your seed knowledge and gain...

Duration:01:00:46

570: Matt Arthur on Bokashi Composting

12/8/2020
Composting food anaerobically. In This Podcast: Composting provides many benefits to the garden, yet, people hesitate to compost for various reasons, mainly the aggressive odors that come with the process. However, Matt Arthur is utilizing a composting system on his farm not common to the U.S. that builds healthy soil with less effort and less smell. Listen in to learn about the bokashi composting system, how Matt is reducing food waste, and the types of inputs that will transform the...

Duration:00:35:50

569: Angeline Young about Starting from Scratch

12/1/2020
Creating a garden with little money, space, or experience. In This Podcast: Many people believe gardening requires money, experience, and a yard with ample space. However, Angeline Young has been an urban apartment dweller most her life and recently, she put herself to the challenge while adding creativity to her limited space. Listen in to learn about Angeline’s trials and errors through her recent gardening quest, her upcycled watering and planting systems, as well as how to naturally...

Duration:00:33:56

568: Mike McMahon on the Fresh Food Collab

11/24/2020
Improving access to adequate food for the Working Poor. In This Podcast: The rise of COVID-19 sent the world into a panic as we saw grocery store shelves emptied across the nation. All of the sudden there was not enough food, distributors were tossing food, and food banks were constrained. However, Michael McMahon saw the problem and wanted to become a part of the solution. Listen in to learn about how he is supporting food banks, eliminating food waste, and what he is doing to create a...

Duration:00:42:59

567: Liane Hasner on Creating an Urban Farm

11/17/2020
Expanding the functionality of her property. In This Podcast: Lately, spending time outdoors has become the new way to keep sane during COVID. This has sparked a rising trend in urban farming. However, Liane Hasner has become inspired to be an urban farmer, not just as a hobby, but as a way to support herself, the community, and the planet. Listen in to learn about her regenerative practices on the farm, what permaculture means to her, and where to find resources to be a mindful...

Duration:00:35:59

566: Seed Saving Class October 2020

11/10/2020
566: Seed Saving Class October 2020. A chat with an expert on Seeds. In This Podcast: At least ten times a year we have a live Seed Saving Class with Bill McDorman. This is the October 2020 class discussing gardening hacks, hybrid seeds, natural seed saving methods, and so much more about having fun making a mess in the garden. 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...

Duration:00:38:20

565: Donna Kilpatrick on Bringing Food Closer to Home

11/3/2020
Helping others understand the value of small farms. In This Podcast: Large-scale farming is known to be labor-intensive and supports practices that are harmful to the natural environment However, Donna Kilpatrick has spent much of her life’s work as a land steward, facilitating regenerative and sustainable agricultural practices to bolster small-scale farmers and a thriving local ecosystem. Listen in to learn about how Donna made a career out of her passion, what she does to educate her...

Duration:00:41:08

564: Pia Maffei on Exploring Clean Eating

10/27/2020
Teaching people to recognize clean, healthy food. In This Podcast: Most people perceive food as healthy based on popular buzz words and special labels such as grass-fed or non-GMO, yet, never questioning the source of ingredients. However, Pia Maffei says we should absolutely be asking ourselves this question. Listen in to learn about understanding clean eating, getting smart about deceptive marketing practices, and finding the right path towards living a healthy lifestyle by making the...

Duration:00:40:17

563: Seed Saving Class September 2020

10/20/2020
563: Seed Saving Class September 2020. A chat with an expert on Seeds. In This Podcast: At least ten times a year we have a live Seed Saving Class with Bill McDorman. This is the September 2020 class discussing the importance of seed diversity, the value of farm direct seeds, building regional relationships, and so much more about seed adaptation. Join the class! Register anytime for the next event. Register Here for the Seed Saving Class with Live Q&A Bill McDorman is Executive...

Duration:00:46:29

562: Benjamin Page on Interacting with The Earth

10/13/2020
Building a relationship with your soil. In This Podcast: In today’s society, we as humans are provided with various ways to virtually connect with each other. However, Benjamin Page, recent author of two books, points out one key area humans lack a connection with: The Earth. Listen in to learn about the importance of building a relationship with earth, Ben’s definition of healthy soil, and why playing in the dirt can support overall human health and wellbeing. Don’t miss an...

Duration:00:37:35