e.90: Our Agricultural Heritage is At Risk

Simran Sethi on the slow loss of foods we love.

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e.55: Why Everyone Who is Sure About a Food Philosophy is Wrong

This episode, writer Tamar Haspel of the Washington Post  discusses the problem with embracing a given food philosophy too rigidly.

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e.44: Peter McCoy on Radical Mycology

This episode: the fundamental, under-appreciated importance of fungi to our natural and farmed ecosystems.

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e.34: Successful Culinary Herb Production in your Farm Operation

Veteran farmer Chris Blanchard built a thriving culinary herb business on his Iowa Farm, and thinks you can, too. In this episode Chris makes the case for focusing on herbs, and discusses the proper sourcing, and subsequent propagation, of herb cuttings. 

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e.31: Best Practices for Farmers Selling to Restaurants and Chefs, Part 1 of 2

Selling your farm goods to chefs can be lucrative, but there are idiosyncrasies to this type of marketing that a farmer should understand if she wants to keep and increase the business she gets from restaurants. In this episode I speak to two chef-owners of a high end catering business that has built its reputation for great cuisine on a devotion to sourcing and serving local farm goods. 

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The Ruminant Podcast Episode 7: Entomologist Tamara Richardson talks about insect pest control in the garden

This episode: I speak with entomologist Tamara Richardson about strategies for insect pest control in the garden. We discuss the merits of crop rotation, the importance of knowing your pests' overwintering habits, and what to do with plant debris that's infested with insect pests.

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Farm Glance: Starting seeds in the desert

This post: Enda Weigel shares photos of her greenhouse and solar oven, and a few techniques she uses for great seed germination.

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