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Welcome to The Urban Farm Podcast, your partner in the Grow Your Own Food revolution! This 3-day per week audio only podcast features special guests like Jason Mraz, Lisa Steele, and Kari Spencer as we discuss the art and value of growing food in urban areas. We'll explore topics such as urban beekeeping and chicken farming, permaculture, successful composting, monetizing your farm, and much more! Each episode will bring you tips and tricks on how to overcome common challenges, opportunities to learn from the experience of people just like you, and plenty of resources to ensure you're informed, equipped, and empowered to participate more mindfully in your local food system... and to have a great time doing it!

The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson Featuring special guests such as Jason Mraz, Kari Spencer, Lisa Steele, and

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 19 Ratings

Welcome to The Urban Farm Podcast, your partner in the Grow Your Own Food revolution! This 3-day per week audio only podcast features special guests like Jason Mraz, Lisa Steele, and Kari Spencer as we discuss the art and value of growing food in urban areas. We'll explore topics such as urban beekeeping and chicken farming, permaculture, successful composting, monetizing your farm, and much more! Each episode will bring you tips and tricks on how to overcome common challenges, opportunities to learn from the experience of people just like you, and plenty of resources to ensure you're informed, equipped, and empowered to participate more mindfully in your local food system... and to have a great time doing it!

    Steven Churchill on Worm Composting

    Steven Churchill on Worm Composting

    Simplifying Vermicomposting And Making It Easy For Anyone To Start
    In This Podcast:
    A chance encounter at a farmers market led Greg to meet Steve Churchill, the creator of the worm bag he had recently bought. In this interview, Steve explains the reason he designed a new worm composting bag and explains many of the ins and outs of vermicoposting.
    Don’t miss an episode!
    visit UrbanFarm.Org/blog/podcast
     
    Steve Churchill is the owner of the Urban Worm Company, a vermicomposting-related blog, online store, and manufacturer of the Urban Worm Bag. Through the Urban Worm blog, social media, and e-mail interactions with his readers, Steve is a joyful promoter of vermicomposting as a means to turn household and commercial waste into a highly valuable soil amendment. Steve is also a retired military veteran and a pilot for Southwest Airlines.
    Visit www.UrbanFarm.org/Podcast-by-episode-titles for the show notes on this episode, and access to our full podcast library!
    Worm Composting.
    www.UrbanFarm.org/urbanwormcompany

    • 50 min
    Indoor Gardening Of Salads

    Indoor Gardening Of Salads

    A chat with Peter Burke. 
    In This Garden Chat: It makes sense to keep our herb gardens close to our kitchens for easy access, and for some people that means gardening indoors. There are a variety of culinary options to our inside gardens and this month Janis stepped in to chat with Peter Burke to get some useful and inspirational tips for practical gardening indoors - with a focus on growing a fresh salad in only seven days.
    On the last Tuesday every month we host The Urban Farm Garden Chats where Greg Peterson has a relaxed conversation in a Zoom room with a special guest to cover useful gardening topics, and they answer questions from the live listening audience.
    To join us for the next event, go to www.GardenChat.org or
    Click HERE to register for the
    Monthly Garden Chat with Live Q&A
    Our Special Guest:
    Peter has been teaching gardening classes since 2006 when he started presenting workshops on Indoor salad gardening. He also teaches about square foot gardening, extending the gardening season, and more and supports the need for specialized seeds for indoor salad gardening. He is the host of In The Garden on WDVE radio Vermont. He lives with his family in Calais Vermont and is the author of Year-round Indoor Salads.

    • 54 min
    How Do You Store Your Seeds; October 2022 Seed Chat.

    How Do You Store Your Seeds; October 2022 Seed Chat.

    705: How Do You Store Your Seeds.
    A Chat with an Expert on Seeds.
    In This Podcast:
    This is the October 2022 Seed Saving Class with Bill McDorman discussing how to store your seeds. The most asked question we get in all our educational programs is “How do you store your seeds?” Our quick answer is the mantra: keep your seeds cool, dark, and dry. But there are a few other tricks of the trade to make sure that your seeds will germinate year after year and not necessarily what is indicated on your seed packet. We’ll cover that as well so you can understand why seed packets have an expiration date of between 15 to 18 months.  At least ten times a year we have a live Seed Saving Class. 
    Join the class! Register anytime for the next event.
    Register Here for the Seed Saving Class with Live Q&A
    Bill McDorman is the former Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, Ketchum, Idaho. He got his start in the bio-regional seed movement while in college in 1979 when he helped start Garden City Seeds. In 1984, Bill started Seeds Trust/High Altitude Gardens, a mail order seed company he ran successfully until it sold in 2013.

    Visit www.urbanfarm.org/seeds22oct for the show notes on this episode, and access to our full podcast library!

    • 38 min
    Clara Roza on Conquering Australian-sized Farming Challenges

    Clara Roza on Conquering Australian-sized Farming Challenges

    Growing food while overcoming droughts, record rains and floods, and catastrophic fires.
    In This Podcast:
    Clara is a 31-year-old Amateur Mycologist, mushroom grower, Beekeeper, and Chicken lady who is passionate about animals and the environment.  She is Hungarian-Australian and currently living in Australia, where she is President of the local Permaculture Central Coast group.
    Learn more at www.UrbanFarm.org/clara

    • 36 min
    Justin “Jules” Giuliano on Earth Friendly Potting Soil.

    Justin “Jules” Giuliano on Earth Friendly Potting Soil.

    Educating about soil and planetary health with peat free planting mix.
    In This Podcast:
    Justin “Jules” Giuliano may be a relative newcomer to the garden, but his love of the outdoors and his willingness to make mistakes have grown into a lifelong passion for the soil.  Combining that passion with his roots in education, he is a natural advocate for keeping our soils healthy.  Jules inspires us to carefully consider what we put into the soil… and what we take out.  Even his language is infused with his love of gardening!
    Don’t miss an episode!
    visit UrbanFarm.Org/blog/podcast
     
    Justin "Jules" Giuliano is an organic farmer and educator with a background in vermicompost and natural farming. He is the lead soil researcher at Rosy Soil, a potting soil company based in Georgia. Prior to joining Rosy, Jules managed an urban farm in Atlanta, studied regenerative agriculture at the Rodale Institute and won a Cannabis Cup for his organic cannabis cultivation. In addition to Rosy, Jules manages the Tik Tok @SmokeYrGreens with over 250k followers where he educates his community about plant, soil, and planetary health.
    Visit www.UrbanFarm.org/Podcast-by-episode-titles for the show notes on this episode, and access to our full podcast library!
    Earth Friendly Potting Soil.

    • 38 min
    Starting Your Fall Garden; A Garden Chat with Christy Wilhelmi.

    Starting Your Fall Garden; A Garden Chat with Christy Wilhelmi.

    A chat with Christy Wilhelmi. 
    In This Garden Chat: Now is the perfect time to get a 'kick in the pants' on starting back into our fall gardening. Christy Wilhelmi, frequent Urban Farm Podcast guest and author of Garden Variety, joins us for this month's Garden Chat to help dig into different aspects about one of the best times to garden.  She details her garden planning process and tells us what she likes to plant and how she decides when to plant it.  Christy also has plenty of tips for taking full advantage of this prime growing season no matter where you live.
    On the last Tuesday every month we host The Urban Farm Garden Chats where Greg Peterson has a relaxed conversation in a Zoom room with a special guest to cover useful gardening topics, and they answer questions from the live listening audience.
    To join us for the next event, go to www.GardenChat.org or
    Click HERE to register for the
    Monthly Garden Chat with Live Q&A
    Our Special Guest:
    Christy Wilhelmi is the founder of Gardenerd, the ultimate resource for garden nerds, where she publishes her newsletters, her popular blog, top-ranked podcasts, and YouTube videos. She also specializes in small-space, organic vegetable garden design, consulting, and classes. Between 70-80 percent of her family's produce comes from her garden of less than 300 square feet. She is author of Gardening for Geeks, 400+ Tips for Organic Gardening Success, Grow Your Own Mini Fruit Garden, and just released in February 2022 is her debut novel Garden Variety (William Morrow/Harper Collins).

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

jo neil ,

Love it

Thanks Greg, I live in Australia and love listening to your shows on the wayto work. Cheers Jo

Small Business Blitz ,

Superb info! Sharp, focused and valuable!

I would definitely tune in every week for practical personal development tips and tricks to an amazing life. Great show and amazing discussions of relevant/important topics.

LorrieLaurence ,

Good but stop clicking that pen!!!

Every podcast he's clicking a pen and it drives me mad! One episode he was chewing and I had to stop listening.

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