80 episodes

Discovering how soil can heal our planet, from natural gardening and farming techniques, backyard ecology, and the technologies and businesses shaping our future.

Get In My Garden Aaron Moskowitz

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    • 4.4 • 25 Ratings

Discovering how soil can heal our planet, from natural gardening and farming techniques, backyard ecology, and the technologies and businesses shaping our future.

    Episode #83, Mental Health and Gardening, with Jordan Mara of Mind & Soil

    Episode #83, Mental Health and Gardening, with Jordan Mara of Mind & Soil

    Today we meet Jordan Mara of Mind and Soil. He will discuss his company mission, how gardening can be one of the best activities for our mental health, some of the research into specific soil microbes that help our brains and so much more.

    This is a very exciting and inspiring episode, and Jordan shares about following his bliss to start Mind and Soil, details on how to be involved with his free online workshops, and at the end we dive into the four components of attention restoration theory, which I found very interesting!


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    Episode #82, How Microbes Negotiate within Soil, with Judy Fitzpatrick

    Episode #82, How Microbes Negotiate within Soil, with Judy Fitzpatrick

    This is the second part of the interview with Judy Fitzpatrick of Microbiometer.

    Today we deep dive into microbiology and the workings of the microbial marketplace.

    We discuss the current state of research, the balance between competition and cooperation of soil microbes, and the environmental influences on these microbes.

    Then we discuss what some of the cannabis growers are doing to foster microbial balance and why they love growing in soil.

    Judy shares how the stress response affects flavor and texture of plants and finally what’s going on with carbon and the soil.

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    Episode #81, Soil Testing For Microbes with Judy Fitzpatrick

    Episode #81, Soil Testing For Microbes with Judy Fitzpatrick

    Today we meet Judy Fitzpatrick, cofounder of Microbiometer. 

    The first few minutes of this episode, Judy shares her back story, her history in medical diagnostics and then about cofounding soil microbial biomass measurement company, Microbiometer.

    Judy shares about the distinctions of different available types of soil testing on the market, which is very enlightening.

    She explains the process by which scientists breed and study bacteria in the lab setting to create strains with a specific purpose for the garden, or for medicine.

    Then we dive more into microbiology, how bacteria breed, how their DNA gets shared around as they adapt to their environment, and so much more.

    We learn how to understand the ratio of different fungi and bacteria, how to use this information to gain an ideal soil structure, and how it all works at the microbial level.

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    Episode #80, Repairing our Food System and Soil, with Leo Horrigan

    Episode #80, Repairing our Food System and Soil, with Leo Horrigan

    Today we meet Leo Horrigan, a documentary filmmaker with the Center for a Livable Future at John’s Hopkins University. He is helping us understand the food system from farming to food access, and creating educational programs around their research.

    We learn the five most important components to look at as we repair our food system.

    Leo shares about a lot more including how farming and carbon will always be linked and about how we are studying the prairies and soil to make sure we can restore and unlock the potential of soil.


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    Episode #79, Hemp as Animal Feed, with Hunter Buffington

    Episode #79, Hemp as Animal Feed, with Hunter Buffington

    Today we meet Hunter Buffington, Executive Director of the Hemp Feed Coalition. We talk hemp as an animal feed, why it isn’t legal for animal feed yet, some of the roadblocks in the US and Canada, and how the Hemp Feed Coalition is working to change this.

    Then Hunter shares details about cannabis plant byproducts, many of these potentially being animal feed. We learn a few specific ways that the listeners can be involved with progressing the agenda of the Hemp Feed Coalition Directly.

    Then we hear details about clinical feed trials that need to take place, and some of the current research about bioaccumulation in the cannabis plant. Hemp is sure to change the nutritional makeup of the food we eat and offers promise for carbon sequestration and regenerative farming.

    At the end of the interview, Hunter mentions some of the amazing technology being created now using hemp byproducts, and then finally where she thinks the hemp market is headed in the next 10 to 20 years.

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    Episode #78, Looking into Soil, Microscope Lifestyle with Nina Folch

    Episode #78, Looking into Soil, Microscope Lifestyle with Nina Folch

    This is the second half of the interview with Nina Folch of Compost Santo. She shares about why she likes composting in the winter, how she looks at microbes in the microscope, and some of the realities of running a Soil Food Web Lab as a career.


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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

JMelley ,

Fun show

Nice show. I'm enjoying the topics but please don't record in a restaurant. (episode 7) Too much background noise. I couldn't finish listening. Sorry. I'll keep listening to future episodes in hopes sound quality will improve.

Mathelsom ,

Pretty good overall

Lots of great information and topics discussed on this podcast. I was disappointed after enjoying several successive episodes in Episode #43 on algae and fungi. Just regarding some of the pretty blatantly inaccurate claims the interviewee made about carbon capture capacity of trees vs. grasses.

miklizsethper ,

Jody Sharpe author

Aaron Moskowitz has given us an opportunity to gain knowledge about gardening by promoting a better environment for our planet with interviews with farmers farming fish to plants.

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