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Episode 20: Let's Have That GMO Conversation! with McKay Jenkins

1/8/2018
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McKay Jenkins has been writing about people and the natural world for 30 years. His new book is Food Fight: GMOs and the Future of the American Diet (Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2017). He is also the author of ContamiNation (Avery, 2016, previously published in hardcover by Random House as What’s Gotten Into Us), which chronicles his investigation into the myriad synthetic chemicals we encounter in our daily lives, and the growing body of evidence about the harm these...

Duration:01:08:17

Episode 18: Too Many Cucumbers – Preserving, Pickling and Fermenting

1/8/2018
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Our panelists include Sarah Gordon and Sheila Fain, owners and founders of Gordy’s Pickle Jar; Meaghan and Shane Carpenter, the owners and founders of Hex Ferments; and Lauren Sandler, the Director of Preservation for Foodshed, Inc. Sarah Gordon and Sheila Fain are the founders of Gordy’s Pickle Jar, the much-loved, small batch pickle company from Washington DC. Founded in 2011, Gordy’s quickly become a DC favorite not only for its delicious product line but also for its commitment to...

Duration:01:15:25

Episode 17: Reading, Writing and Arugula: A Look At Local School Farms

1/8/2018
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Panelists: Beth Mathie, Farm Educator, Great Kids Farm Sharon Hood, Director of Roots Farm at McDonogh School Dan Schocor, Executive Director of Green Street Academy Eric Oberlechner, Farm Director, Green Street Academy Eric Oberlechner ran his own Landscaping company for 9 years and managed and worked at a nursery for 7 years He has been at Green Street Academy for 4 years managing the farm and supporting the agriculture class as well as generally filling in wherever needed to support the...

Duration:01:17:36

Episode 16: Distilling it Down: Spirits in the Mid-Atlantic

1/8/2018
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Our four panelists are Janna Howley, Director of Operations, Grow and Fortify: Alex Weiss, Sales Director, Caledonia Spirits; Monica Pearce and Kyle Pfalzer, co-owners and founders of Tenth Ward Distillery. Food, farms and economic development have been Janna Howley’s passions since the early 2000s. Janna is currently the Director of Operations for Grow & Fortify, which manages the Maryland brewers, distillers and wineries associations. In her previous position she worked for the USDA...

Duration:01:13:09

Episode 15: 2nd Anniversary of ORIGINS

7/10/2017
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ORIGINS is celebrating its 2nd anniversary with a one on one conversation between Chef Spike Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen in Baltimore and Rona Kobell, an environmental reporter. Rona Kobell is a reporter for the Chesapeake Bay Journal. She also was co-producer and co-host with Dan Rodricks of Midday on the Bay, a monthly public affairs show on WYPR in Baltimore that ran for more than five years. She blogs daily and breaks news at www.bayjournal.com and maintains an active Bay Journal...

Duration:00:46:28

Episode 13: Women Who Farm

1/31/2017
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In this episode of ORIGINS, we’ll take a closer look at women who have chosen farming as a career and as a way of life. According to the Maryland state census in 2012, there were 2,296 women farm operators in our state – a 20% increase from the 2002 census. We know women have always played important roles on the family farm but increasingly women are turning to farming on their own. Our first farmer is Lisa Wheeler Duff, owner of Oak Spring Farm is a small, diversified farm in Freeland, MD...

Duration:01:10:39

Episode 12: So...Was It the Chicken or the Egg?

1/2/2017
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The 12th program in the ORIGINS speaker series features a conversation with 3 local chicken farmers from Maryland and southern Pennsylvania. Andrew McClean is the owner of Relief Farms, based in Queen Anne County, Maryland and recently converted his 350 acre chicken operation from conventional to organic and now sells over 900,000 birds to Coleman Organic, a division of Perdue. Beau Ramsburg is the founder and co-owner with his wife, Cat, of Rettland Farms. Beau founded Rettland Farm in...

Duration:01:22:11

Episode 9: Sustainable Seafood in the Chesapeake Watershed

5/23/2016
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The 9th program in the ORIGINS series is about sustainable seafood. With the Chesapeake Bay at our doorstep, it is important to note that the Chesapeake Bay provides 50 percent of the total blue crab harvest in the United States. Each year, the Maryland seafood industry contributes some $600 million to the State's economy. Besides blue crabs, the Chesapeake Bay is a source for striped bass, oysters,soft clams, flounder, perch, spot, croaker, catfish, sea trout, and bluefish. Our...

Duration:01:29:45

Episode 8: Baking & Local Grains

5/23/2016
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The 8th program in the ORIGINS series is about sourcing and baking with local whole grains. We are pleased to welcome Heinz Thomet from Next Step Produce in Newburg, who along with his wife Gabrielle, owns a 87 acre organic farm. Heinz grows and mills whole grains including wheat, oats, barley, and rye and is also one of the leading growers of field rice in Maryland. Our featured baker, Russell Trimmer, worked with Heinz for several years and learned as much as he could about whole grains....

Duration:01:21:24

Episode 6: Maryland Cheese - Cow, Sheep & Goat

1/8/2016
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Discussion about pollinators and honeybees and their critical role in our food production. Panelists include Dr. Dennis van Englesdorp, Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland’s Department of Entomology and an internationally known honeybee epidemiologist; David C. Heisler, farmer and owner of The Comus Market in Comus, Maryland; and Jack Leonard, landscape architect, beekeeper and assistant professor of Morgan State University’s Landscape Architecture Program.

Duration:01:28:04

Episode 5: Maryland Cheese - Cow, Sheep & Goat

1/8/2016
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Local Cheese: Discussion about local Maryland cheese featuring 3 artisanal cheesemakers representing 3 different animal sources — cow, sheep and goat. And the cheese buyer and ACS Certified Cheese Professional from the Baltimore Whole Foods Market. Speakers are Colleen and Michael Histon, owners of Shepherd’s Manor Creamery; Pam Miller, cheesemaker, Charlottetown Farm; Holly Foster, owner and cheesemaker Chapel’s Country Creamery; and Anedina Canzian, Cheesemonger, Whole Foods Market,...

Duration:01:07:46

Episode 4: Drink Local

6/1/2015
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Local Beer and Wine: Discussion about the rise of the Maryland wine and beer industry — speakers include the Director of the Maryland Wineries and now Breweries and Distilleries, a brewer and local hops farmer, a local winery, and a restauranteur focused on serving local beverages.

Duration:00:56:17

Episode 3: Farmer to Butcher to Consumer

6/1/2015
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Discussion about the economics of producing high quality pork and beef on local farms. Speakers include a butcher, a processor, Heritage pig farmers and the director of a grass-fed beef farm operation.

Duration:01:08:48

Episode 2: Maryland Produce

6/1/2015
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Local Produce: Discussion about local produce and how the Baltimore City School System is incorporating produce into their lunch programs. The Baltimore City Food Policy Director speaks about the work her office is doing regarding food access. Speakers include the Baltimore City Food Policy Director, the owners of one of the largest organic vegetable farms in Maryland, and Baltimore City School System Office of Nutrition employee.

Duration:01:11:23

Episode 1: Oysters and Aquaculture

6/1/2015
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Oysters: Discussion about oysters, aquaculture and an overview of the industry in the region. Speakers include an award-winning Chesapeake Bay journalist, an aquaculture practitioner, and a bioengineer involved with powering aquaculture machinery.

Duration:01:14:09

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