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Listen in to Canadians living sustainably.

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    • 5.0, 3 Ratings

Listen in to Canadians living sustainably.

    The Rhythms of Nature and the Buzz of Bees

    The Rhythms of Nature and the Buzz of Bees

    This episode takes us down on the farms - first to a sheep farm near Perth where we learn about the capricious rhythms of Mother Nature from a farmer and cello instructor. Next, to Dr. Dolittle of a farm – Caberneigh Farms – jubilant with animals and abuzz with newly hived bees lost in their own dances and rhythms. All in all, a timely podcast that gets us back to our roots.

    • 30 min
    Remembering Wingfield Farm and Trees for Heroes

    Remembering Wingfield Farm and Trees for Heroes

    I start off by chatting with Dan Needles, a mainstay for Harrowsmith readers and the author of the WIngfield Farm mediaverse. We touch on turnip-mashing drudges, the parallels between Walt and Dan and how Needles is taking to the boards himself these days. Next up, Mike Hurley tells us about the ambitious charity, the Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign, that aims to plant a tree for every man and woman who’s served in Canada’s armed forces. So, one way or another, we’re getting back to roots.

    • 30 min
    Of Blooms and Bees

    Of Blooms and Bees

    In this episode we combine two natural, literally natural partners, blooms and bees. First up I chat with Terry Caddo, the executive director of Canada Blooms, a venerable gardening show that will soon be celebrating 25 years of gardening glory. Next up, we decode honey jar labels.

    • 27 min
    Dr. David Suzuki and the Christmas Walking of the Goats

    Dr. David Suzuki and the Christmas Walking of the Goats

    A while back I got to meet one of my heroes, Dr. David Suzuki. He had just published Letters to my Grandchildren, a heartfelt retrospective of his life, learnings and legacy. I got to sit down with him in the David Suzuki Foundation offices to chat about that life. Next, a visit with a different family and a very different life. I chat with Danielle French, the owner of South Pond Farms in the Kawarthas. We talk family, food and the walking of the goats.

    • 31 min
    Winterizing and Big Bags of Bird Seed

    Winterizing and Big Bags of Bird Seed

    This episode features a return visit from Harrowsmith’s resident handyman from Manitoulin Island, Steve Maxwell. This time out Steve offers some good, and timely advice about how to keep your house warm in the winter.

    Next up, another timely topic, bird seed. I visit with Barry Bogel, who runs a bulk seed business on equipment his grandfather would recognize. Ten pounds bags of seeds? That’s for punters. 

    • 28 min
    City Gardens and Christmas Leftovers

    City Gardens and Christmas Leftovers

    This episode begins with a chat with guerrilla gardener, gardening planner and writer Lorraine Johnson about the bounty that can be had from gardens in every nook, cranny and backyard in our cities. Next up, a seasonal exercise in making good use of holiday leftovers. Harrowsmith food writer Signe Langford, you might remember her from the exploding chestnuts, salvages carcasses, toasts stuffing and murders for a curry.

    • 22 min

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Salt podcast

This is a wonderful podcast to listen to. The presenters voice is well suited to this format. Keep up the good work. A small correction though, Vancouver Island Salt Company is actually the first Canadian Salt company.. just an FYI. Check them out :)

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