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!
Leon Kolankiewicz on Preserving Quality Farmland.
Leon Kolankiewicz defines the problem of urban sprawl, and he describes the alarming rate at which it is permanently destroying farmland and our future food security. What is driving this sprawl, and what can we do about it? Leon is optimistic that farmland can be saved if long term trends are addressed. Hear the solutions he recommends, based on his decades of research, and the changes he believes can be made at both the individual and government levels. www.urbanfarm.org/leonk
How to Grow Healthy Plants with Greywater; A Farmer Friday Interview With Laura Allen.
Greg welcomes back Laura Allen, from Greywater Action, this time to teach us some specifics about using greywater. While the concept of greywater is fairly straightforward, there are some basic rules. Laura tells us how to easily recognize and avoid things that should not be in the water, what happens if one of them should make it into the water, and what types of plants are suitable for greywater. She also shares some very handy resources. www.UrbanFarm.org/Podcast-by-episode-titles
Water In and For Our Landscape; A Garden Chat with Don Titmus.
Greg, co-host Janis Norton, and Don Titmus discuss how to apply permaculture concepts to address water issues in our landscapes. They dive deep to reveal the natural systems that protect plants from climate extremes, and they explore ways we can replicate these systems in our landscapes. Whether your local climate is wet or dry, hot or cold, you will appreciate the many practical tips for identifying, observing, and managing the water available on your property. www.urbanfarm.org/garden21jun
Margaret the Condo Gardener: A Farmer Friday Reflection by Greg Peterson
Greg tells the story of Margaret, who simply walked around her neighborhood and began her transition from food consumer to observer, and finally to gardener. She thought she was looking for a place to grow food. What she found was a renewed relationship with nature and stronger bonds within her community. Learn what Margaret did on her walks that allowed her to discover an abundant source of fresh, healthy food... and so much more! www.UrbanFarm.org/Podcast-by-episode-titles
At least ten times a year we have a live Seed Saving Class with Bill McDorman. This is the June 2021 class discussing wildflowers. Bill draws on his 28 years of careful observation as he shares expert tips for successful wildcrafting and planting of wildflower seeds, including mistakes to avoid. He also clears up some common misconceptions about wildflowers and discusses problems in the wildflower industry. www.urbanfarm.org/seeds21jun
Water Harvesting at the Urban Farm: A Farmer Friday Reflection by Greg Peterson.
Farmer Greg’s sustainable, regenerative water harvesting system has him singing in the rain, even in the desert. Greg explains where the water comes from and where it goes, and he gives details about how he collects and distributes it. He also gives a formula for calculating the amount of water available for harvesting on your own site, along with other helpful tips and resources for getting started safely and legally. www.UrbanFarm.org/Podcast-by-episode-titles