e.92: The Farmers Aren't All Right

Farming is tough work. The unpredictability of the job and the pressure to present a curated, bucolic version of the work can easily lead to various kinds of mental health problems: despair, feeling overwhelmed or like a failure, or even depression. In this episode, co-produced with Jessica Gale of Sweet Gale Gardens, we discuss the prevalence of mental health problems among farmers, and how to address them. 

Professor Andria Jones-Bitton's work
The Market Gardener (JM Fortier)
The Urban Farmer (Curtis Stone)
Sustainable Market Farming (Pam Dawling)