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!
How to let your garden go to seed
This is the August 2021 Seed Saving Class discussing brassicas. Take the best seeds from this year’s garden and save them for the next. When you adapt and save seeds from plants that were hardy, and exhibited characteristics you like (disease and insect resistance for example) those seeds will work better in your garden the following year because after all, that is where they learned their new tricks. Join us and we’ll show you how to select the best seed for your best garden.
Rebugging Your Farm and Garden; A Farmer Friday Interview with Vicki Hird.
Vicki Hird reminds us that it is possible to have bugs without having a bug problem. In fact, when it comes to bugs, the more you have in your garden the better! Vicki provides information about the beneficial roles that bugs play and she tells how to nurture and protect them. Learn what to do to encourage (and live with!) a healthy bug population in your own garden as well as how to advocate for them in your community. www.UrbanFarm.org/Podcast-by-episode-titles
Erik Diedrichsen on Developing a New Poultry Feeder.
Anyone who has ever had chickens knows that feeding poultry is a messy business. Erik Diedrichsen found a better way, and in the process, he found his way into a new business venture. Erik shares his experience of growing a product from idea to market and explains what he believes it takes to be a successful inventor. Hear about the challenges he faced and the lessons he learned, and of course get the scoop on what Erik and Greg call the “best chicken feeder on the market”. www.urbanfarm.org/poultry
Soil Is Not Dirt; A Farmer Friday Interview with Mike Biltonen.
Though the words are often used interchangeably, soil and dirt are not the same thing. Mike Biltonen explains that we must know the distinction before we can truly appreciate the treasure that is our soil. Once we realize its true worth, we will want to nurture and protect this most valuable resource, to preserve both the life in it and the life that comes from it. Mike gives details about specific ways we can do just that. www.UrbanFarm.org/Podcast-by-episode-titles
Christy Wilhelmi on Growing Fruit in Small Spaces.
Are your fruit trees an investment or an experiment? Christy Wilhelmi talks about the steps needed to ensure that the fruit trees you plant in your yard are an investment that bears fruit. She covers every stage of the process, including planning your harvest, planting trees in suitable soil, and pruning to keep your trees a manageable size. Christy also explains why these steps are different from what you might hear in classes or read in agricultural textbooks. www.urbanfarm.org/gardenerd.com
Feeding Chickens; A Farmer Friday Interview with Nicole Gennetta.
What do chickens eat? Nicole Gennetta explains that they are omnivores and can eat just about anything, so she answers that question by providing an important list of foods to avoid. She discusses how to safely prepare specific foods and prevent food-related problems. Listen and learn how to grow chicks into healthy adults by considering their special nutritional needs, and even how to show your chickens some love with healthy treats they’ll appreciate. www.UrbanFarm.org/Podcast-by-episode-titles
Rooted and grounded
Excellent, upbeat host providing down to earth conversations and practical advice. Love it and find it all inspiring! Thank you!
What a great podcast with fantastic guests. Love the energy and attitude. Farmer Greg has led me to some other great podcasters on backyard farming.
One of the best
One of my favorite farm/homestead podcasts. Especially the seed saving classes, which I just can’t get enough of. Thank you so much. Please do some more episodes on raising quail, breeding plants and seed saving.