e.66: The trouble with low-paid farm apprenticeships

Some apprenticeship alumni on why, and how, the apprenticeship model needs to be tweaked

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e.65 Your weeds are trying to tell you something.

Jay McCaman wants you to pay more attention to your weeds, because what you've got is likely influenced by what's going on in your soil

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e.64: We divorced flavour from nutrition, and it's making us fatter

It turns out that the flavour and nutrition of food are intimately linked, and that when we figured out how to divorce the two, the consequences were, and continue to be, pretty negative. An interview with Mark Schatzker.

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e.63 Winter Work Ideas for the Idle Farmer

I asked you what you do all Winter. You replied.

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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.61: Starting a Perennial Fruit Farm: Jim Riddle on Blue Fruit Farm

Want to switch to growing perennials? Jim Riddle talks about his experiences growing blue-hued fruits at Blue Fruit Farm

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e.60 We've Missed the Point on GMO Food

GMOs are here to stay, so we should focus on limiting their worst effects. An interview with writer Forrest Pritchard

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e.59: Spreading Straw Mulch Efficiently & Mentoring Your Way to Economies of Scale

This farmer found a better way to spread straw mulch; that one found economies of scale through mentorship.

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e.58 Community Financed Agriculture

How these farmers funded part of their farm by selling 'bonds' to friends and family. You've heard of a CSA? This is CFA; Community Financed Agriculture

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e.05: Irrigation tips from Troy Peters

This ep: WSU extension expert Troy Peters on best practices in crop irrigation.

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e.57: All About Rotary Plows

In today's episode we discuss the Berta Rotary Plow's usefulness for creating a
better soil environment and increasing per foot yield. 

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e.56: Mostly About Cooking with Ian Knauer, Author of The Farm

I asked Ian Knauer, author of The Farm: Rustic Recipies for a Year of Incredible Food to come on the show. He explains discusses some of his favorite techniques from the book and the family farm that inspired it all.

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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.06: Managing Soil Nutrient Cycles & Flower Berms to Attract Pollinators

Clare Sullivan talks about how to avoid unnecessary nutrient loss in our farming soils. Additionally I share my experiences using flower berms to attract pollinators and other friendly insects to my garden. 

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e.54: Stale Seed-Bedding & Finding Buyers for your Produce

Stale seed bedding is a technique  market gardeners and farmers to kill off weed populations before planting of the actual crop. This episode covers the nitty-gritty on how to create a proper stale seed bed

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e.53 On the Arctic Apple, The Newest GMO to Hit the Market

Farmer and Organic Farming Advocate Linda Edwards on the Arctic Apple, the newest GMO to hit grocery stores, and some of its potential hazards for other farmers

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e.52: Mob Grazing: Shifting the Workload to your Livestock

Meg Grzeskiewicz on her no-nonsense approach to livestock breeding and
management. Does mob grazing really lead to healthier livestock management?

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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.16 Rerun: Intelligent Gardening with Steve Solomon, Part 2

In this episode I interview Steve Solomon about his book, Intelligent Gardening. In it he discusses his thoughts on soil science and the effects of soil imbalances on growing your crops.

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e.50 Build Your Own Vacuum Seeder

Here's a great submission from a podcast listener: build your own vacuum seeder!

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