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.

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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e76: Winter Bale-Grazing, Biodegradable Mulch Research

In which we learn more about Winter bale-grazing livestock, the perils of biodegradable plastic mulches, and the merits of regular soil tests.

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e75: Organic Ag in the 21st Century

The sustainability of organic versus conventional systems, compared and discussed

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e74: Green Garlic, Easy Cut-Flowers, Keeping Birds Dry When It's Wet

This week: over-wintered crops like green garlic, some easy-peasy cut flowers to try out, and a tip for keeping pastured poultry dry and warm when it's wet and cold.

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e.73: The Microbial Roots of Life & Health

Microbes are way more crucial to plant and human health than we've traditionally given them credit for

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e.72: Salatin Semester/DIY Vacuum Seeder/Soil Block Talk

A review of Verge Permaculture's The Salatin Semester, and a conversation about vacuum seeders and soil blocks.

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e.71: Farming with Kids

Four listeners share some great tips for farming and parenting at the same time

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e.70 Incubator Farms allow you to date before you marry

Incubator farms are helping new farmers get started without betting the farm to do it

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e.68: Growing Epic Tomatoes

Craig LeHoullier on growing epic heirloom tomatoes

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e.67: What you may not know about organic certification

Rochelle Eisen on common misconceptions about organic certification

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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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