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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: May, 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.

May 28, 2021

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

In This Brief Bite:

Marlene Simon from Flower Power Garden Hour podcast returns for an eye-opening chat on understanding all stages of the bug life cycle. Marlene tells us what signs to look for when certain eggs or insects appear in your garden, as our first instinct is to kill them however these could be indicators of nature working in your favor. Bugs also have the added benefit of helping us identify whether plants are healthy or not as Marlene says “Bad bugs are attracted to stressed 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-by-episode-titles under the Farmer Fridays section for the show notes on this episode, and access to our full podcast library!

Spotting beneficial predators in your garden.

May 25, 2021

602: Partnering with Nature

A chat with Jessica Walliser

In This Garden Chat:

Jessica Walliser returns for a riveting discussion about unique ways we can partner with nature that will enable a thriving garden. Many perceive bugs or mushrooms as a pest problem, however, Jessica points out that fungi and insects can actually be an indicator of other things happening in your garden. Jessica guides us through different ways that we can utilize nature to create a symbiotic ecosystem and identifying the difference between pests versus beneficial bugs.

On the last Tuesday every month we host The 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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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/garden21apr for the show notes on this bonus episode, and access to our full podcast library!

May 21, 2021

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

In This Brief Bite:

Returning guest Brian Wells, host of The Homestead Journey podcast, shares the most common yet avoidable mistakes that everyone should know when beginning a homestead. Brian points out that homesteading is a journey of trial and tribulation with emphasis on not a 'one size fits all' approach. The tips he shares focus importance on being realistic, accepting failure, and knowing what works best for you and your space.

Don’t miss an episode!
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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-by-episode-titles under the Farmer Fridays section for the show notes on this episode, and access to our full podcast library!

Avoiding three common mistakes when starting a homestead.

May 18, 2021

600: Saving Seeds of Grasses and Grains.

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 April 2021 class discussing the importance of growing our own grains, ancient grain sources, and so much more on which grains are best for specific regions.

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.

Visit www.urbanfarm.org/seeds21apr for the show notes on this bonus episode, and access to our full podcast library!

May 14, 2021

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

In This Brief Bite:

Greg kicks off this episode with answering two questions from our listeners that focus on aspects of looking at pest management from a different angle. Tying into our main focus, Greg shares with us the concept of understanding natural pest management and what will bring the healthy life you want in your space. In order to have healthy life, Greg guides us through the five necessary components that we should be adding to our soil that will produce healthy plants.

Don’t miss an episode!
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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!

Building Healthy Soil with Five Essential Components.

May 11, 2021

Splitting a Seed Up In a Box with six others and building community resilience.

In This Podcast:

We hear first-hand experience from one of our avid podcast listeners, Tommie Hockett, on how he hosted a community seed sharing event. Living in rural Texas, Tommie does not have many close neighbors and he shares with us how he devised a plan to build community resilience that expanded across county lines. Tommie notes how his expectations were exceeded throughout the process from the number of seeds he received to the unexpected guests that showed up out of curiosity.

 

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Tommie runs Sissy & Bubba's Farmstead alongside his beautiful wife Chellie. Through their strong faith, they are striving to be good stewards while living a self-sufficient life full of abundance! Tommy recently convinced a few friends to go in on a purchase of a Seed Up In a Box and had their own seed sharing event.

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

Tommie Hockett on sharing seeds with friends.

May 7, 2021

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

In This Brief Bite:

Marlene Simon, host of the Flower Power Garden Hour Podcast, joins us this week as she uncovers the truths and busts the myths about blossom end rot. Marlene explains how many people believe the issue stems from a lack of calcium in the soil. Lacking substance in the soil is not usually the case, however, the main causes can be prevented at the roots. She reveals her top tips that will help naturally correct the issue and advises not to waste money on special sprays.

Don’t miss an episode!
visit UrbanFarm.Org/podcast

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-by-episode-titles under the Farmer Fridays section for the show notes on this episode, and access to our full podcast library!

Uncovering the Root Causes of Blossom End Rot.

May 4, 2021

Improving our body’s resilience to environmental and emotional stressors.

In This Podcast:

This week we delve into the world of saliva research as we speak with Patti Milligan on the importance of healthy saliva production. Patti describes how our saliva production can be impacted by the foods we eat and when we eat those certain foods that create healthy saliva, this bolsters our immune systems. Patti advises us on some tried and true ways to improve saliva production including the types of foods we should be eating and which foods to avoid. 

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Patti has been in the nutrition field for nearly 40 years. Working in clinical nutrition, integrative medicine and natural foods, Patti brings a unique blend of clinical, educational, holistic, consumer, and PR experience. Her work and passion in the field of Neuroscience of Taste has led her to the field of saliva research and exploring the ‘why’ behind the foods we like. 

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

Patti Milligan on Saliva and the Immune System.

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