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The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson

Welcome to The Urban Farm Podcast, your partner in the Grow Your Own Food revolution! This 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!
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Now displaying: February, 2021

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Feb 23, 2021

580: Seed Saving Class December 2020

A chat with an expert on Seeds.

In This Podcast: At least ten times a year we have a live Seed Saving Class with Bill McDorman. This is the December 2020 class discussing the highlights of seed saving topics from the year, from proper seed storage to seed viability, and so much more about why plants thrive better from saved seeds.

Come join us for the next live class, or catch up on our previous classes through our podcast episodes. Either way you will expand your seed knowledge and gain new perspectives on your food system.

Join the class! Register anytime for the next event.
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Bill McDorman is Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, Ketchum, Idaho. He got his start in the bio-regional seed movement while in college in 1979 when he helped start Garden City Seeds. In 1984, Bill started Seeds Trust/High Altitude Gardens, a mail order seed company he ran successfully until it sold in 2013.

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Feb 16, 2021

How healthy soil supports healthy plants and how growing food can solve many of the world’s.

In This Podcast:

An inspiring conversation with Jessica Smith on the importance of healthy soil, an overlooked resource that could solve many of the world’s problems. Jessica shares the story of her journey towards understanding life within soil and how nurturing plant life is the same as nurturing the human body. Her Mission: Encouraging the world to understand that our role in nature is to support it, not control it. 

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Jessica is a Certified Ecological Farmer and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. With a B.S. in Sustainable Living and Living Soils, and a Masters in Soil Science, she combines her passions to encourage the earth and its inhabitants back into a state of balance and vitality. She teaches regenerative and ecological gardening and farming in hopes to improve soil health, ecosystem health, environmental health, and human health. Jessica also co-created & co-produced the movie Grow Food found at GrowFoodFilm.com

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Jessica Smith on Healthy Soil and Healthy Plants.

Feb 9, 2021

Helping others navigate the challenges of starting a new farm.

In This Podcast:

Farming is often perceived as a career that requires long hours, little leisure and profit. However, Michael Kilpatrick spends every day working towards his vision working with farmers to create sustainable farming systems that generate profit and provide the ability to enjoy life. Listen in to learn about his ideas on how to build a profitable farm, the most important aspects of farming, as well as sound advice for someone who is looking to start a new farm.   

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Michael is a farmer, presenter, host, inventor and online entrepreneur who lives to help farmers apply business principles and practical, proven solutions to grow their businesses and de-stress their lives. He has managed large certified organic farms and businesses, consulted for industry experts, and spoken at dozens of industry conferences. He is the host of the Thriving Farmer Podcast and Summit series, Visionary and educator at Growing Farmers, and farmer at The Farm on Central.

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Michael Kilpatrick on Starting a New Farm.

Feb 2, 2021

Raising Coturnix Quail and distributing their eggs.

In This Podcast:

Self-sufficiency is steadily trending to be the new lifestyle where people are reverting back to homesteading practices of the past. However, Zack Greene followed a slightly different path of self-sufficiency that turned out to be the best decision of his life. Listen in to learn about the benefits of quail farming, how quail production results in quality and quantity, as well as why raising quail is perfect for self-sufficiency.

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Zack is a former multistore restaurant manager for a turned homesteader that specializes in coturnix quail. His family has been switching to self-sufficiency over the past 10 years through gardening, canning, raising animals and more. His quail journey has led him to 5,000 birds and a self-started company that now ships 500,000 hatching eggs a year.

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Zack Greene on Running a Quail Farm.

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