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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: April, 2021

Visit our podcast page here to find photos, links and more information on this podcast as well as each of our other guest interviews.

Apr 30, 2021

Gardening tips, tricks, and advice in short, bite-size episodes.

In This Brief Bite:

Greg invites Brian Wells, host of The Homestead Journey Podcast, to share with us how he defines what it means to be a homesteader. Brian describes homesteading as a lifestyle that has evolved into the modern era where its definition depends on the standpoint of where people live and what they do. He emphasizes that homesteading is not about the destination rather it is more about the journey, because a journey is never truly complete, it is continuously evolving.   

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Do you ever wish you could catch those tidbits of wisdom that some people throw out without warning?
Well, in our new Farmer Friday episodes - Farmer Greg shares quick thoughts, revelations, tips, and general farming advice in bite-sized and fun episodes. Sometimes it might be Greg just sharing a thought that hit him while working in the yard, or a really cool inspiration from the garden, and occasionally he’ll answer some listener questions. Other times he will catch a moment with a farming friend or podcast guest to share educational farming tidbits.  This quick podcast episode is designed to be brief and not take up your day. So… listen in and enjoy this Garden snack…
 

Visit www.UrbanFarm.org/PodcastTitles and look under the Farmer Friday's section for the show notes on this episode, and access to our full podcast library!

Defining what is modern homesteading.

Apr 27, 2021

594: Designing Your Edible Landscape.

A chat with Kristin Parsons.

In This Garden Chat:

We visit with Kristin Parsons who helps us explore the beneficial concepts of permaculture design and how to integrate functionality into the outdoor living space. We cover the important components of food forests, the first steps for beginners, and how to create ‘guilds’ for a thriving edible landscape.

This is the first episode of our NEW monthly Urban Farm Garden Chats where Greg Peterson has a relaxed conversation in a Zoom room with a special guest to cover useful gardening topics, and they answer questions from the live listening audience. To register for the live classes go to www.GardenChat.org

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Kristin is a native Texan, who went to college in Kansas and ended up in Arizona in 2004. She has been gardening, raising chickens, planting fruit trees, and constructing buildings ever since! Although Kristin has been an architect designing interiors and commercial buildings, her roots began with spending time in the garden with her grandfather as a child and was drawn to the concept of permaculture. After completing a permaculture design course, she made a career change and now works full time as a consultant helping her clients with edible landscape designs. She formed her business Cultivated LLC six years ago and currently is in the process of designing 45 acres worth of landscape.

Visit www.urbanfarm.org/garden21mar for the show notes on this bonus episode, and access to our full podcast library!

Apr 23, 2021

Gardening tips, tricks, and advice in short, bite-size episodes.

In This Brief Bite: Greg invites Crystal Stevens on our show to illustrate the seven dense layers of a food forest and the important role each layer provides to an ecosystem. From the top canopy layer to the microbes under the soil, Crystal points out how each layer is an interrelated network that optimizes nutrient uptake at each level. She closes with the importance of dynamic accumulators, an underestimated aspect for creating healthy soil.  

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Do you ever wish you could catch those tidbits of wisdom that some people throw out without warning?
Well, in our new Farmer Friday episodes - Farmer Greg shares quick thoughts, revelations, tips, and general farming advice in bite-sized and fun episodes. Sometimes it might be Greg just sharing a thought that hit him while working in the yard, or a really cool inspiration from the garden, and occasionally he’ll answer some listener questions. Other times he will catch a moment with a farming friend or podcast guest to share educational farming tidbits.  This quick podcast episode is designed to be brief and not take up your day. So… listen in and enjoy this Garden snack…
 

Visit www.UrbanFarm.org/podcast-titles listed under Farmer Friday's for the show notes on this episode, and access to our full podcast library!

Exploring the Seven Layers of a Food Forest.

Apr 20, 2021

592: Saving Seeds of Onions, Umbels, and More.

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 March 2021 class discussing the many varieties of umbels, unique characteristics of onions and garlic, as well as so much more on aspects of permaculture as it relates to saving 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.

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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.

Visit www.urbanfarm.org/seeds21mar for the show notes on this bonus episode, and access to our full podcast library!

Apr 16, 2021

Gardening tips, tricks, and advice in short, bite-size episodes.

In This Brief Bite: Farmer Greg chats with Anthony Dominguez, the co-founder and C.O.O. of HyKreations, a company that produces liquid soil amendments and fertilizers. Anthony informs us on the process of foliar feeding and why trees and plants will greatly benefit from the additional nutrients. He also speaks in-depth on their line of liquid amendments that optimize nutrient delivery to your plants.  

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Do you ever wish you could catch those tidbits of wisdom that some people throw out without warning?
Well, in our new Farmer Friday episodes - Farmer Greg shares quick thoughts, revelations, tips, and general farming advice in bite-sized and fun episodes. Sometimes it might be Greg just sharing a thought that hit him while working in the yard, or a really cool inspiration from the garden, and occasionally he’ll answer some listener questions. Other times he will catch a moment with a farming friend or podcast guest to share educational farming tidbits.  This quick podcast episode is designed to be brief and not take up your day. So… listen in and enjoy this Garden snack…
 

Visit www.UrbanFarm.org/Podcast-Titles for the show notes on this episode, and access to our full podcast library!

Adding liquid nutrients to your plants.

Apr 13, 2021

Raising public awareness about gene editing.

In This Podcast:

After attending a lecture on GMO’s twenty-five years ago, Jeffrey Smith could not help but feel concerned about the future impacts of genetic engineering on ecosystems. Jeffrey speaks on the growing intensity of GMO contamination in all aspects of life and he advocates the importance of protecting the global microbiome. Jeffrey also points out that genetic engineering creates unpredictable changes in organisms and if not careful, can eliminate terrestrial plant life.

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Jeffrey is a bestselling author, award-winning filmmaker and celebrated public speaker. He has influenced the behavior and health of millions of people worldwide through his books like Seeds of Deception, and Genetic Roulette, and his podcast Live Healthy Be Well. Jeffrey is the founding executive director of the Institute for Responsible Technology, which has started a global education campaign call Protect Nature Now with the first documentary titled “Don’t Let the Gene Out of the Bottle”.

Visit www.UrbanFarm.org/protectnaturenow for the show notes on this episode, and access to our full podcast library!

Jeffrey Smith on Genetically Modified Microbes.

Apr 9, 2021

Gardening tips, tricks, and advice in short, bite-size episodes.

In This Bite: Greg Peterson chats with the Urban Farm General Manager, Janis Norton, as she shares the story behind how she and Greg met, what led Janis to the world of organic gardening, and how she transformed her backyard from a dead & barren, desert-dirt slab to a vibrant and green, food producing urban jungle.

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Do you ever wish you could catch those tidbits of wisdom that some people throw out without warning?

Well, in our new Farmer Fridays episodes - Farmer Greg shares quick thoughts, revelations, tips, and general farming advice in bite-sized and fun episodes. Sometimes it might be Greg just sharing a thought that hit him while working in the yard, or a really cool inspiration from the garden, and occasionally he’ll answer some listener questions. Other times he will catch a moment with a farming friend or podcast guest to share educational farming tidbits.  This quick podcast episode is designed to be brief and not take up your day. So… listen in and enjoy this Garden snack…

Visit www.UrbanFarm.org/Podcast-Titles for the show notes on this Farmer Friday episode, and access to our full podcast library!

Starting an Organic Orchard.

Apr 6, 2021

Using tested methods to plan garden planting.

In This Podcast: Discovering the science-based facts behind companion planting, Jessica Walliser captivates us with her expert knowledge on the unique benefits that arise when pairing plants together. Jessica explains how companion planting can be used as a strategy to improve soil health, manage pests, and even produce tastier vegetables. She helps us explore the various uses for companion planting and depending on the goal, how these practices will contribute to adding diversity in your space.

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Jessica co-hosted The Organic Gardeners, an award-winning program on KDKA Radio in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for 15 years, is a former contributing editor for Organic Gardening magazine as well as being a co-founder of the popular gardening website SavvyGardening.com. Jessica is the author of seven gardening books, including the Amazon best-seller Good Bug, Bad Bug: Who’s Who, What They Do, and her newest book Plant Partners: Science-based Companion Planting Strategies for the Vegetable Garden.

Visit www.UrbanFarm.org/companions for the show notes on this episode, and access to our full podcast library!

Jessica Walliser on Science-based Companion Planting.

Apr 2, 2021

Gardening tips, tricks, and advice in short, bite-size episodes.

In This Brief Bite:  This is the first episode of the Farmer Friday Chats and Greg answers some questions about the importance of microbial life in your soil, foliar feeding and its benefits, and how to ‘establish’ your citrus trees.  

Don’t miss an episode!
Click here to sign up for podcast updates
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Do you ever wish you could catch those tidbits of wisdom that some people throw out without warning?
Well, in our new Farmer Friday episodes - Farmer Greg shares quick thoughts, revelations, tips, and general farming advice in bite-sized and fun episodes. Sometimes it might be Greg just sharing a thought that hit him while working in the yard, or a really cool inspiration from the garden, and occasionally he’ll answer some listener questions. Other times he will catch a moment with a farming friend or podcast guest to share educational farming tidbits.  This quick podcast episode is designed to be brief and not take up your day. So… listen in and enjoy this Garden snack…
 

Visit www.UrbanFarm.org/Podcast-Titles for the show notes on this Farmer Friday episode, and access to our full podcast library!

First Farmer Friday

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