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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!

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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!

    532: Lindsay Allen on Rooftop Farming.

    532: Lindsay Allen on Rooftop Farming.

    Hospital food isn't always the best cuisine, but Lindsay Allen is working to change that at Boston Medical Center. Listen in to learn how a hospital rooftop farm is improving hospital food to make it more nourishing as well as feeding the community through their farmers market and food pantry. This 7,000 square foot space produces about 6,000 pounds of food and is not without challenges. Lindsay shares how they overcome unpredictable events, situations, and weather.
    www.urbanfarm.org/rooftoplindsay

    • 36 min
    531: J. Brown on Yoga’s Evolution.

    531: J. Brown on Yoga’s Evolution.

    Many of our listeners find inner peace in their gardens but after this interview with J. Brown, you may find yourself wanting to explore the therapeutic nature of yoga. Not all yoga involves the complicated pretzel twists that have become popular images in social media. In fact, simple movements can have a profound impact on feeling good. Here, we discuss yoga's evolution, benefits, finding the right teacher, and its deeper purpose that leads to enlightenment.
    www.urbanfarm.org/jbrown

    • 45 min
    530: The Urban Farm's Response to COVID-19.

    530: The Urban Farm's Response to COVID-19.

    The world is changing almost daily around us. With change comes new needs, focuses, and learning. Greg Peterson and manager, Janis Norton, discuss how the Urban Farm is adapting their programs to better support their listeners and community. This means changes to the podcast, but also new educational opportunities that will help everybody build their food resilience. Listen in to learn about past podcasts and our new daily classes that will help you start your food journey.
    www.urbanfarm.org/changes

    • 34 min
    529: Seed Saving Class February 2020

    529: Seed Saving Class February 2020

    You don't want to miss the February 2020 episode of a live Seed Saving Class discussing how to start plants from seed with special guest Kari Spencer. Listen in for methods of starting seeds, things to consider, and the number one reason seeds don't sprout. Greg, Bill, and Kari share some of their tips and tricks as well as answer listener questions about specific plant seeds.

    There is always a bounty of information available in conversations with Bill and Kari.

    www.urbanfarm.org/seedchat2020feb

    • 49 min
    528: Jane Rabinowicz on Global Seed Work.

    528: Jane Rabinowicz on Global Seed Work.

    Did you know that seeds help communities rebuild after a crisis? Here, we speak with Jane Rabinowicz about her work with the Canadian organization SeedChange. Their support for grassroots projects, farmers across the world, and global seed policy impact everyone worldwide. Listen in for how the organization began, how they protect seed diversity and work with local agriculture to preserve endangered plant varieties through seed saving.
    www.urbanfarm.org/seedchange

    • 33 min
    527: Ray Speakman about Farming Instead of Retiring.

    527: Ray Speakman about Farming Instead of Retiring.

    Have you ever wished for more gardening space? So did Ray Speakman when he took early retirement. But instead of just wishing, he recruited neighbors for their land and made his farming dreams a reality! Listen in to learn how he went from 1 garden bed to a half-acre of productive land and started a neighborhood CSA and weekend produce stand. Ray shares what it was like becoming a farmer in retirement, abundant food production in smaller spaces, and making it happen.
    www.urbanfarm.org/greencityharvest

    • 36 min

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