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#63: Green Acres: Farming for Millennials and Other People Who Like Food Important, Not Important

In Episode 63, Quinn & Brian discuss: Building a new pipeline of sustainable food growers.

Our guest is Dena Leibman, the Executive Director of the Future Harvest Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture (or Future Harvest for short), a non-profit that works to build a sustainable Chesapeake Foodshed from farm and fishery to table. But Dena is one to practice what she preaches – or a workaholic – so the Leibman family also started ZigBone Farm Retreat, a 100-acre sheep and goat farm in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains that they are slowly converting into a naturally built retreat center and event space.

And you know what’s really cool? Food without a bunch of s**t in it, literally and figuratively; food that keeps us healthy instead of making us sick; food that makes us stronger, faster, and generally more like The Six Million Dollar Man. Today, we learn where our current food pipeline fails us – and what we can do to start supporting more sustainable farming and distribution practices today.



Trump’s Book Club:


He’s maybe not reachable by book, but we try: https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/3R5XF4WMZE0TV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_ws_2Gr8Ab6RS5WF3



Links:


Future Harvest: https://www.futureharvestcasa.org/
Beginner Farmer Training Program: https://www.futureharvestcasa.org/new-farmers/how-apply
Foodshed Field School: https://www.futureharvestcasa.org/foodshed-field-school
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FHCASA/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fhcasa/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/
Find a local CSA: https://www.localharvest.org/csa/



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In Episode 63, Quinn & Brian discuss: Building a new pipeline of sustainable food growers.

Our guest is Dena Leibman, the Executive Director of the Future Harvest Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture (or Future Harvest for short), a non-profit that works to build a sustainable Chesapeake Foodshed from farm and fishery to table. But Dena is one to practice what she preaches – or a workaholic – so the Leibman family also started ZigBone Farm Retreat, a 100-acre sheep and goat farm in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains that they are slowly converting into a naturally built retreat center and event space.

And you know what’s really cool? Food without a bunch of s**t in it, literally and figuratively; food that keeps us healthy instead of making us sick; food that makes us stronger, faster, and generally more like The Six Million Dollar Man. Today, we learn where our current food pipeline fails us – and what we can do to start supporting more sustainable farming and distribution practices today.



Trump’s Book Club:


He’s maybe not reachable by book, but we try: https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/3R5XF4WMZE0TV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_ws_2Gr8Ab6RS5WF3



Links:


Future Harvest: https://www.futureharvestcasa.org/
Beginner Farmer Training Program: https://www.futureharvestcasa.org/new-farmers/how-apply
Foodshed Field School: https://www.futureharvestcasa.org/foodshed-field-school
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FHCASA/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fhcasa/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/
Find a local CSA: https://www.localharvest.org/csa/



Connect with us:


Subscribe to our newsletter at ImportantNotImportant.com!
Check out our Morning Show and other daily bite-size content on Instagram: instagram.com/ImportantNotImportant
Follow Quinn: twitter.com/quinnemmett
Follow Brian: twitter.com/briancolbertken
Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/ImportantNotImp
Like and share us on Facebook: facebook.com/ImportantNotImportant
Pin us on Pinterest: pinterest.com/ImportantNotImportant
Tumble us or whatever the hell you do on Tumblr: importantnotimportant.tumblr.com
Intro/outro by Tim Blane: timblane.com



Important, Not Important is produced by Crate Media


This podcast is sponsored by Anchor

Send in a voice message:

https://anchor.fm/important-not-important/message

53 min