Episode 89

Agritrue – an Alternative to USDA Organic

Blake Akers is working on Agritrue to present an alternative to the organic certification, USDA Organic, offered by the federal government. Not long ago, we had Grace Gershuny on our show who played a major part in the creation of the USDA Organic standards we are following today. Continue reading

Episode 79 – Bonding with Your Soil

 

Building a good relationship with your soil may not be high on your list of New Year’s resolutions.

Bonding with your soil

Linda Borghi

But it’s key to establishing a healthy, abundant garden, according to Linda Borghi.

In this episode of the podcast, Linda, co-founder of the online educational site, Farm-A-Yard,  returns to dig a little deeper into the topic of soil.

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Episode 78

Fertilizer from Food Waste

Tinia Pina is making fertilizer from food waste. How cool is that? During our interview, we learn that Tinia was volunteering in an inner city school located in what we call a food desert – an area where access to fresh food is either non-existing or not affordable to the population. Continue reading

Episode 67 – A Resource-Based Economy

As we realize the truth, that our current economic system is unsustainable, a new vanguard of thinkers has begun to emerge promoting a healthier, more resource-based economy.

One of these thinkers is Michael E.V. Knight.

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Episode 65 – Alternative Farming Methods

alternative farming methodsLike a lot of folks, Rob Herring was concerned about the toxic systems that produce our food, though he knew practically nothing about alternative farming methods.

But through a series of events, he become involved with the campaign to label genetically modified foods in California.  From there, his journey eventually led him to making a film about solutions.

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Informed Choices for Green Living

Episode 64 – Green Living Choices

Like many of you, one of the biggest reasons I had for choosing green living as my path was because it was more in line with my values.

At that time, I looked around for environmentally friendly and ethically produced products but found they were expensive and difficult to find.

I would have loved to have access to “A Greener Daily Life“, a website founded and run by Chet Van Wert, to connect “conscious consumers with sustainable, ethical brands.”

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Episode 58 – What is a Gift Economy?

What is a gift economy?What exactly is a gift economy and how does it work?

In this podcast gift economy aficionado Frederick Malouf joins me for a discussion about a different kind of economy, not based on money. Gift economies eschew both bartering and money in favor of a system that runs on abundance rather than scarcity.

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Episode 56 – Bio-Energetic Farming

Bio Energetic Farming

Evan Folds

Evan Folds developed a system called bio-energetic farming after experiencing a shift in perspective.

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Episode 52

Backyard Farming

Linda Borghi

Linda Borghi wants to turn the tide on the industrial/agricultural system by building a movement around backyard farming.

The problem with the agriculture industry is that we are dependent on it, she says. So, with the help of some friends, Linda is launching an online webinar series that aims to teach people how to “Farm-a-Yard” to meet their own family’s food needs or to generate $75,000 on a half acre of land in a 22 week season.

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