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Mary and Emma, the mother/daughter team behind Lady Farmer, a sustainable apparel and lifestyle brand, deep-dive into all things slow and sustainable living. At Lady Farmer, we believe that the answer to healing ourselves and our planet is right under our feet. Tune in for expert interviews, lively discussions, and actionable takeaways as we dig deep to make our lives - and our planet - a little better.

Mary and Emma, the mother/daughter team behind Lady Farmer, a sustainable apparel and lifestyle brand, deep-dive into all things slow and sustainable living. At Lady Farmer, we believe that the answer to healing ourselves and our planet is right under our feet. Tune in for expert interviews, lively discussions, and actionable takeaways as we dig deep to make our lives - and our planet - a little better.

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Mary and Emma, the mother/daughter team behind Lady Farmer, a sustainable apparel and lifestyle brand, deep-dive into all things slow and sustainable living. At Lady Farmer, we believe that the answer to healing ourselves and our planet is right under our feet. Tune in for expert interviews, lively discussions, and actionable takeaways as we dig deep to make our lives - and our planet - a little better.

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English

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Episodes

64. Homesteading is What You Make It with Angela Ferraro Fanning of Axe & Root Homestead

10/22/2021
On today’s episode of The Good Dirt, we’re chatting with Angela Ferraro Fanning of Axe and Root Homestead, a six-acre farm in central New Jersey. Angela shares the story of how she went from being a graphic designer to a homesteader in 2012, when she told her husband she'd like to trade her job income for time outside growing food they would no longer have to buy. Now she finds herself balancing a life raising two boys with managing a working farm, as well as authoring a cookbook, a...

Duration:00:50:45

63. Regenerative Bison Farming with Liz Riffle

10/15/2021
On today’s episode of The Good Dirt, we’re speaking with Liz Riffle of Riffle Farm in Preston County, WV, which is a small bison farm raising grass-fed and finished animals. Owner and Operator Liz is a U.S Navy Nurse Corps veteran and her husband, Jimmie, is currently still serving on active-duty as a Navy Nurse Corps Nurse Practitioner. Jimmie was born and raised in Grafton, WV. In their own words, Jimmie and Liz are homegrown and proud to now serve this great nation by feeding it! After...

Duration:01:05:08

62. Under A Tin Roof with Kayla Lobermeier

10/8/2021
Under A Tin Roof is a mother-daughter company created by today's guest, Kayloa Lobermeier and her mother Jill Haupt, inspiring others, as their motto says, in living a wholesome, simple, historical life by the seasons. Demonstrating the ways of a slower, more intentional lifestyle, Kayla helps others in bringing the best of domestic history and tradition forward to fit the needs of the present day. As a family-owned and operated business, Under a Tin Roof has much to offer both on site and...

Duration:01:10:46

61. Fighting Food Insecurity with Jenny Freeman of Community FarmShare

10/1/2021
For today's guest Jenny Freeman, what sprouted as an idea to tackle food insecurity during the pandemic has now grown into a fully registered 501(c)(3) organization that offers individuals and organizations the ability to get involved in the local food movement. Her organization, Community FarmShare, is a community-based initiative that connects food-insecure families with local produce farmers in Montgomery County. This organization works by way of donation and is completely volunteer-run,...

Duration:00:45:21

60. Fiber Farming, Plant Dyes, Animal Weddings and Pies: Adventures on Wing and a Prayer Farm with Tammy White

9/24/2021
Located in a small town in New England, Wing & A Prayer Farm began as an idea sparked during a trip to England in 2000. Inspired by the many sheep farms dotting the countryside, Tammy and her children decided to start their own sheep farm with a few Shetland rescues. It is now a flourishing farm with a variety of animals and avenues of business. It is home to Clun Forest, Poll Dorset, Colored Merino, Cotswold, Wensleydale, Teeswater, and Cormo sheep. It is also home to Vermont’s first Valais...

Duration:00:54:47

59. Art for the Earth: Sustainable Practices and Natural Dyes with Fiber Artist Lotta Helleberg

9/17/2021
Lotta grew up in Sweden and began her career as a journalist before immigrating to the US in the ’80s. After settling in Charlottesville, Virginia, she transitioned into graphic design, bringing the Nordic design aesthetic of simplicity, elegance, and clear lines into her work. Like many artists, Lotta dreamed of the creative work she would like to pursue outside of the requests of her clients, and started combining her interests in gardening and natural materials as inspiration. She began...

Duration:00:53:32

58. Practicing Mindfulness Through Weaving with Kate Kilmurray

9/10/2021
In Kate Kilmurray’s experience, weaving is one of the best practices for mindfulness, grounding ourselves in nature, and returning to who we really are. As our hands get involved with each thread, our mind is free to rest from our conscious stream. In this stillness, we are able to ground ourselves and find our inner center within our tumultuous and chaotic surroundings. Join us on today’s episode as we gain more insight into Kate’s journey and how she teaches weaving as a form of meditation...

Duration:00:57:41

57. The Return of American Made Linen with Sandy & Durl of The Chico Flax Project

9/3/2021
Growing flax and processing it into linen is one of the oldest methods of clothing manufacturing on the planet. Sandy Fisher and Durl Van Alstyne have prided themselves in reviving this old craft here in the United States through their company, The Chico Flax Project. Through their work, they are bringing a new industry and social enterprise for fiber production of flax to Northern California in collaboration with local community members, farmers, artisans, and institutions. For Sandy,...

Duration:00:59:31

56. Accessing Capital & Supporting Regenerative Agriculture with Dan Miller and Spike Gjerde of Steward

8/27/2021
Separately, Dan Miller and Spike Gjerde knew that they needed to find a way to support regenerative farmers and producers using their own natural talents and expertise. Dan’s family had been farming in the Chesapeake Bay since the late 1800s, but he never understood how a region could have what appears to be a thriving agricultural system while also struggling economically. Meanwhile, Spike wanted to start a new restaurant concept that focused on growing seasons and local sourcing. It wasn’t...

Duration:01:04:41

Accessing Capital & Supporting Regenerative Agriculture with Dan Miller and Spike Gjerde of Steward

8/27/2021
Separately, Dan Miller and Spike Gjerde knew that they needed to find a way to support regenerative farmers and producers using their own natural talents and expertise. Dan’s family had been farming in the Chesapeake Bay since the late 1800s, but he never understood how a region could have what appears to be a thriving agricultural system while also struggling economically. Meanwhile, Spike wanted to start a new restaurant concept that focused on growing seasons and local sourcing. It wasn’t...

Duration:01:04:41

55. A Taste of France: Cooking and Slow Living in Gascony with Kate Hill

8/13/2021
The greatest secret to mastering the art of cooking? It's' not the recipes, but in using the freshest ingredients that are indigenous to the land. In France, this means buying locally grown, in-season fruits and vegetables from the nearest farmer's market. This is a long-held practice in Gascony, a rural province of southwestern France where "the good dirt" is prized and protected for the preservation of its culinary heritage. The culture of food in Gascony has its own unique flavors and...

Duration:01:01:32

A Taste of France: Cooking and Slow Living in Gascony with Kate Hill

8/13/2021
The greatest secret to mastering the art of cooking? It's' not the recipes, but in using the freshest ingredients that are indigenous to the land. In France, this means buying locally grown, in-season fruits and vegetables from the nearest farmer's market. This is a long-held practice in Gascony, a rural province of southwestern France where "the good dirt" is prized and protected for the preservation of its culinary heritage. The culture of food in Gascony has its own unique flavors and...

Duration:01:01:32

54. Renegade Beauty with Nadine Artemis

8/6/2021
Nature provides the greatest elixirs: sunshine, water, air, and plants. By harnessing that power and bringing these elements into our everyday beauty routines, we can embrace a simpler, more natural concept of beauty that is free from the questionable ingredients in many commercially available products, allowing these elements to revive the spirit and body. Nadine Artemis has used plants as her teachers her entire life. Her curiosity and ingenuity led her into this exploration of ingredients...

Duration:01:06:19

Renegade Beauty with Nadine Artemis

8/6/2021
Nature provides the greatest elixirs: sunshine, water, air and plants. By harnessing that power and bringing these elements into our everyday beauty routines, we can embrace a simpler, more natural concept of beauty that is free from the questionable ingredients in many commercially available products, allowing these elements to revive the spirit and body. Nadine Artemis has used plants as her teachers her entire life. Her curiosity and ingenuity led her into this exploration of ingredients...

Duration:01:06:19

53. A National Model for Land Preservation: The Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve with Caroline Taylor

7/30/2021
Where can you find nearly one hundred thousand acres of land protected for food and outdoor recreation this close to a metropolitan area? Not many, except for Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve. It is the hidden gem of the Washington DC Metropolitan Area, as it continues to provide economic services, food resilience networks, and environmental services for the region. It has also been heralded as one of the best examples of land conservation policies in the country, and encompasses...

Duration:00:49:33

52. Go Plastic Free with Linen: Regenerative Design for the Kitchen with Heidi Barr

7/23/2021
Linen is a woven and durable fabric that gets pulled out of the closet when summer rolls around or spread across one’s bed as a soft blanket or duvet cover. But the big question remains: how sustainable is linen? We speak to Heidi Barr about how she has worked with reclaimed fabrics to reduce textile waste in the industry. She noticed the need for more sustainable solutions when she saw the urgency for making these changes in order to build a healthy, vibrant future with kitchen products...

Duration:01:01:27

51. The Million Acre Challenge: Building Regenerative Systems for Healthy Soil with Amanda Cather

7/16/2021
In this week’s episode, Mary and Emma talk with Amanda Cather from The Million Acre Challenge, a nonprofit organization that helps Maryland farmers build soil health, increase farm profitability, and improve water quality – while making farms resilient and active in the face of climate change. Their farmer-focused collaborative uses soil health science, economics, education, and incentives to achieve their mission. Amanda's early training in pre-med led her from an interest in equitable food...

Duration:00:56:21

50. Trash Talk: The Truth About Compostables with Lauren Olson of WorldCentric

7/9/2021
In this week’s episode, Mary and Emma dive deep into the world of plastic consumption and waste management with Lauren Olson, a Zero Waste Manager at World Centric, exploring the world of compostables and the use of plastic in our daily lives. The discussion covers several aspects of the topic, including the difficulties of “zero-waste," how plastic sneaks into our homes even when we are consciously trying to avoid it, and all the ways in which existing systems make it difficult to create...

Duration:00:59:57

49. Beyond the Dream: Legal Resilience and Homesteading Reframed with Eva Moss

7/2/2021
Mary and Emma have an enlightening conversation this week with grower and legal educator Eva Moss, discussing an aspect of the homestead dream that is too often overlooked. Knowing farm law and preparing for unexpected issues through healthy communication before they come up creates legal protection for all parties involved. Eva shares with us the story of how a life transition left her and her farm legally vulnerable. With help, she found her way through that experience all the wiser, and...

Duration:01:04:52

48. Curiosity, Creativity, and Community with Eva Kosmas Flores

6/25/2021
This week, Mary and Emma have a wonderful conversation with photographer, chef, cookbook author, educator and entrepreneur turned homesteader, Eva Kosmas Flores. Eva shares her journey to the slow living lifestyle, led by an ancestral pull and deep familial ties that have guided her back to a connection with home, the garden, food, family and community. Always leading with curiosity, Eva talks about her new adventures as a homesteader and what she’s learning from the land. Throughout the...

Duration:01:03:00