There used to be one way to do good conservation: Save a species and protect some land and water… but as we are in the midst of a pandemic, a climate crisis, and we are seeing an increase in chronic disease, conservation has, not surprisingly, shifted and it has never been more important to bring back economic success and life to our lands and our farms. So, what is conservation really? Why has this been such a hard subject to speak on? The Spokane Conservation District out of Spokane, Washington will speak directly to growers, managers, and consumers in the Pacific Northwest region to get to the root of why we need to connect economic incentives of consumers – to growers – to drive full system regeneration.
Kris Major - City of Spokane Solid Waste Department
Let’s talk trash! In this episode, we sit down with the Education Coordinator for the City of Spokane Solid Waste Department, Kris Major. Do you know where your household waste is going? Are you throwing that item in the correct bin? Have you heard about the Spokane Master Composters and Recyclers Program? If you answered “no” to any of these questions, then make sure you tune in. In addition, you will learn about all the great programs and resources the Department offers our community to improve how we manage solid waste.
Mariah McKay - Spokane Independent Metro Business Alliance (S.I.M.B.A.)
In this episode, we sit down with Mariah McKay, Founder and Executive Director of the Spokane Independent Metro Business Alliance (SIMBA). McKay discusses the emergence of SIMBA and its mission to organize consumers, businesses, and partners to create a more equitable, resilient local economy. In addition, we discuss the recent launch of Live Local INW – a community-driven Buy Local campaign and her work as the Community Relations Manager for Spokane Cohousing.
Rose Richardson - Inland Northwest Land Conservancy
Meet Rose Richardson, Stewardship Manager for the Inland Northwest Land Conservancy. Rose tells us all about INLC and their mission to protect private and public lands in the Inland Northwest. We discuss on-going an future projects, what conservation easements mean and opportunities to get involved with their organization.
Natalie Tauzin - Spokane Food Security Coalition
In this episode, we sit down with Natalie Tauzin of the Spokane Regional Health District to discuss the Spokane Food Security Coalition. Natalie, a registered dietitian with a master's degree in public health, formed the Spokane Food Security Coalition in March 2020 to bring together organizations in the county aware of the increase in food insecurity. Natalie shares some of the statistics regarding food insecurity in Spokane County and discusses the groups' ongoing work to raise awareness and address hunger in our community.
CasaCano Farms is a vegetable and livestock farm in Valleyford, WA just 12 miles south of Downtown Spokane. In this episode, owners Jorge and Madyson talk to us about the regenerative practices they have established on their farm and how these practices have enhanced their production and the quality of the food they raise and grow. We also discuss their relationship with local restaurants and how they have been able to supply farm products for several different menus around town.
Adam & Emily Powell – Lilac City Harvest
We sit down with Adam and Emily Powell to discuss their hyper local farm Lilac City Harvest located right here in the Spokane Valley. Adam and Emily talk to us about the purchase and cultivation of their eight acre property and some of the tools and techniques they utilize to grow organic produce.
Best podcast for the inland NW area!
Thanks for the content. I really enjoy listening. Keep up the good work.
Good for the soul, good for our body, for our planet, and our community. This podcast is going to become a staple for our community to promote good food, know how’s, and bringing life back to our planet. Their message is eat well, be kind to one another, and stay informed. I am so eager of what is to come from this podcast. Today is the perfect day to throw in those earbuds, enjoy the natural Spokane beauty around us, and take a listen for yourself to see if this is something you might be interested in as well!