e.62: The Rooftop Farm at Ryerson University

A group at Ryerson University in Toronto suped up a greenroof by turning it into a functioning market garden. Scott Humphries interviews the farm's coordinator.

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e.51: Building a Farm Cooperative to Thrive

Writer/Farmer Daniel Brisebois shares his insights about the Tourne-Sol Farm Co-Operative. How their careful planning and communication has brought about benefits including a fantastic work-life balance.

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e.39: Farm Interns, Labour Laws, and Fair Compensation for Your Farm Help

This episode:  we talk about the legality and ethics of unpaid and low-paid farm internships, and some best (and worst) practices in hosting farm interns.

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e.38: Carol Miles on Small-scale Dry Bean Production

This episode, WSU extension specialist Carol Miles returns to talk about dry beans and why they could be a good bet for your farm.

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Matt Lougheed's BIY Root Washer

This post: Matt Lougheed shares details about the barrel-type root washer he built himself.

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e.37: Lisa G.K. on Starting a Raw Milk Dairy at the 53rd Parallel

This story, about a new farmer's efforts to start a remote, northern Island chain's only dairy, is pretty cool.

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e.36: Rhys Pender on Why Wine Matters

Master of Wine and winemaker Rhys Pender joins me to discuss some of the barriers to achieving a more integrated food and wine culture, and why such an outcome would be better for that culture, and even for food security.

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e.35: Chris Blanchard on Culinary Herb Production, Part 2

Part two of my conversation with Chris Blanchard on herb production. This time, we focus on good harvesting techniques.

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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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The Podcast, e.33: Nathanael Johnson on the GMO Debate

This episode: Nathanael Johnson, a journalist who writes for Grist, discusses his recently published blog series about the GMO debate, entitled Panic-Free GMOs. 

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e.32: Two Chefs on selling farm products to chefs, part 2 of 2

This episode: part 2 of 2 of my conversation with Okanagan Valley chefs Camerson Smith and Dana Ewart, who share their advice for keeping up good relationships with the chefs who buy your farm products. 

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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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