Episode 120

Joel Salatin

If you don’t know who Joel Salatin is, let me quote here a short bio I received from Joel.

Joel Salatin and his family own Polyface Farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.  Featured in the iconic foodie book Omnivore’s Dilemma and award-winning film FOOD INC., the farm’s moniker is “healing the land one bite at a time.”  A prolific author (12 books to date) and speaker, he promotes local food systems, freedom of food choice, and farming systems that build the commons.

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Episode 106

The future of humanity may very well rest on the success of the small, sustainable farm.

If that sounds like a severe exaggeration to you, you might find today’s interview with author Elvira Di’Brigit quite illuminating.

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Episode 43

Karen Johnston on Becoming a Heritage Chicken Breeder

What is a heritage chicken? Why it is a good idea to keep a heritage breed flock? How to find the right bird for you? How and why would a backyard chicken owner want to breed them? These are just a few of the topics Karen and I are exploring in this interview. When I asked Karen to be a guest on our show, I had a general idea that it is important to have different breeds of chicken available, but also thought that a willy nilly reproducing backyard flock is equally good. Boy, was I wrong!

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Nutrition, toxins, environment – these are some of the issues you might consider when envisioning the ideal meal. But what about attention, appreciation and how we think about food?  And how does one create the ideal meal consistently?  Jenise Fryatt, Marianne West and Brad Rowland opened up a discussion about this interesting topic with participants on the live streaming platform Blab and got some thought provoking insights.