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We are setting out on a cross-country quest to further understand the makers movement and craft renaissance. We will take our readers and listeners deep into the creative combustion engine of our country; talking to the colorful characters who hold the deeper truths of This Craft Nation.

This Craft Nation Fred Bueltmann - This Craft Nation

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We are setting out on a cross-country quest to further understand the makers movement and craft renaissance. We will take our readers and listeners deep into the creative combustion engine of our country; talking to the colorful characters who hold the deeper truths of This Craft Nation.

    TCN S2E11 | Jennifer Fahy | Farm Aid 2018

    TCN S2E11 | Jennifer Fahy | Farm Aid 2018

    In our final episode of this mini-series of Farm Aid interviews, we talk with Jennifer Fahy, Communications Director for Farm Aid. Jennifer helped put our whole day together and brings an interesting perspective to the entire series that balances the history of Farm Aid with their current and very forward-moving mission and message.

    • 39 min
    TCN S2E10 | Savi Horne & Joe Schroeder | Farm Aid 2018

    TCN S2E10 | Savi Horne & Joe Schroeder | Farm Aid 2018

    We were fortunate to talk with Savi Horne, Executive Director of the Land Loss Prevention Project  founded in 1982 by the North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers to curtail epidemic losses of Black owned land in North Carolina. 

    Joe Schroeder, was the in-house Farm Advocate at Farm Aid. Since this interview, Joe has since gone on to work with farmers in another way.  Farm Aid wishes him well and continues to work with the passion Joe did to bring new farm advocates to the movement.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    TCN S2E9 |Niaz Dorry | Farm Aid

    TCN S2E9 |Niaz Dorry | Farm Aid

    We continue our Farm Aid 2018 series of interviews from "On the Road to Resilience" with Farm Advocates from across the country, talking with Niaz Dorry, Coordinating Director at Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA) and Executive Director at National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC).  Niaz generously shares her passionate insights on the steps of Lyceum Center in Hartford Connecticut. 

    • 34 min
    TCN S2E8 | Brandon Johns | Grange Kitchen and Bar

    TCN S2E8 | Brandon Johns | Grange Kitchen and Bar

    Fred and Kyle chat with Chef Brandon Johns, owner of Grange Kitchen and Bar in Ann Arbor, Michigan at the tail end of Day Two of the original TCN trip.  Brandon and his crew have been on the bleeding edge of farm-to-table cooking for more than a decade. This rollicking conversation between old friends gets into the nitty gritty of quality and locally conscious cooking and eating, while also often comically veering off into the obscure and ridiculous. 

    • 1 hr 36 min
    TCN S2E7 | Shirley Sherrod | Farm Aid

    TCN S2E7 | Shirley Sherrod | Farm Aid

    We met with Shirley during the all-day workshop for the Farm Advocates in Farm Aid's amazing and inspiring Farm Advocate network. Her intersection with Farm Aid began in 1986 when she was the Georgia state lead for the Federation of Southern Cooperatives at the inaugural United Farmer and Rancher Congress in 1986, in St. Louis, Missouri. Shirley's story, compassion and humility is moving and compelling.

    • 45 min
    TCN S2E6 | David Klingenberger | The Brinery

    TCN S2E6 | David Klingenberger | The Brinery

    We visit with the enthusiastically scientific and downright pro-biotic David Klingenberger of The Brinery in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Day two of our cross-country trek. David shares how a bumper crop of cabbage turned into a entrepreneurial adventure and shares his love of fermented foods in a deliciously inviting way.

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

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Travel In Good Company

I love the wandering foot loose nature of the creative community these guys stumble upon it’s nice to be along for the ride.

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Gregory Davis

Loved this episode with Gregory Davis... Looking forward to the remainder of the trip!!

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Feeling Connected

I'm feeling oddly connected and inspired by this project. I am not familiar with Gonzo Journalism (troubled/disturbed authors have always felt a little dark for my taste) but having now met you both in person, I like where this is going. I'd love to be involved from the outside, somehow, hopefully.

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