e107: A Cynical Farmer Rebuffed

Civic Engagement to drive change in the food system: what’s working, and what needs to change.

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e106: How to Gross 250K on 1/2 Acre

Gururban Farmer Kevin Sturdy explains how to gross 250K on a half-acre urban farm

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e105: Ramial Wood as Soil Amendment & More with Karl Hammer

Karl Hammer of Vermont Compost speaks about the use of wood chips as a soil amendment.

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e.104: Silvopasture with Steve Gabriel

Author and Farmer Steve Gabriel on his recent book on Silvopasture

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e.102: Weed Management in the Pasture

This episode my guest is Mark Renz, an extension weed specialist at the University of Wisconsin. He joins me to talk about weed management in the pasture.

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e.101: Beneficial Insects on the Farm

This ep: a discussion about making your farm a more hospitable place for beneficial insects.

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e.100: Foliar Feeding w/ Steve Solomon

Steve Solomon is back to talk about what's turning his crank in the garden these days: foliar feeding. Steve is the author of numerous gardening books including one of my faves, The Intelligent Gardener.

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e.96: A Critique of Compost Tea

This ep: WSU Extension Specialist Linda Chalker-Scott says that compost tea isn't steeped in good science.

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e.95: The Farmers Aren't All Right, pt II

This ep: another take on farmer mental health featuring Javan Berkanevitch.

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e.94: Better GH Practices

This ep: GH expert Andew Mefferd on making the most out of caterpillar tunnels and Extension Specialist Judson Reid on avoiding and managing toxic levels of soil nutrients in greenhouses.

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A new season of the podcast starts Friday!

Coming Friday, March 2: the first episode of the next season of The Ruminant Podcast. To tide you over, I've produced a microsode. I hope you enjoy it!

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e93: Stop Washing Your Children So Much!

The microbes that colonize us when we're in the womb and as infants have lasting impacts on our health later on. My conversation with Claire Arrieta, author of Let Them Eat Dirt.

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e.92: The Farmers Aren't All Right

Despair on the farm and what to do about it: this ep we explore mental health issues among farmers.

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e.91: The Origins of Artisanal Food in America

A conversation about food artisans as flavour preservationists. 

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e.90: Our Agricultural Heritage is At Risk

Simran Sethi on the slow loss of foods we love.

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Just When you Need it: The Zone

A new season of episodes launches in January. For now: enjoy this ode to productivity

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