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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e.88: Cut Flower Maintenance, Farm Internship Workshop

Take better care of your flower garden through the season with these tips. Then learn about an upcoming workshop on the state of farming internships.

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e.87: Insights on Leasing Farmland

Two farmy gents with insights about setting up a solid farm lease and managing the landlord/tenant relationship

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e.86: Antibiotic Use in Poultry Production & Antibiotic Resistance

A conversation on antibiotic use in the livestock industry and the antibiotic resistance that has resulted. Tom Philpott is my guest.

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e85: Building your Herd | Mobile Hoophouse Design

This ep, Susan Kerr of WSU extension returns to talk about the right way to build a healthy herd; Hermann Bruns returns to talk about a 30'x100' mobile hoophouse design that has worked really well for him. See the companion post about his design here.

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A Mobile Hoophouse Design For Me and You

To accompany the conversation with Hermann in podcast episode 85

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e82: Media Training for Farmers

Listen to this and your media savvy will blossom.

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e81: Connected Apprentices=Happy Apprentices

This ep: the Maritime Farm Apprentice and Worker Network is a great example of how to enrich the experiences of farm apprenties, incubator farmers, farm workers, etc. A conversation with Robin Johnston and Bernard Soubry.

Roll out poly and remay by yourself!

Roll out/Roll up in a hurry, on your own, without damaging the material.

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Wheelbarrow becomes mobile irrigation cart

Handy for areas where permanent irrigation is unfeasible

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e80: Parasite Control for Small Ruminants

Susan Kerr on non-chemical forms of parasite control in small ruminants.

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e.78: Affordable Farm Sensors | Layers vs Broilers

 Bob Siegfried of MidAtlantic Farm Sensors on wiring up your farm for better management, plus John McCauley of Chicken People returns to recommend the best bird to start with if you're new to pasturing livestock.

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e.77: Smart High Tunnel Management

Adam Montri on the finer points of incorporating high tunnels into your market gardening. 

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