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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: June, 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.

Jun 29, 2021

A chat with Emily Rockey. 


In This Garden Chat:

Emily Rockey joins us for an illuminating discussion on soil - the living, breathing foundation of every garden.  Emily takes us down to the roots and peels back the layers to discover what makes up this fascinating, hidden ecosystem.  Nature already knows how to make the best soil, and Emily discusses some simple ways to replicate and care for that perfect balance in our gardens.

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 join us for the next event, go to www.GardenChat.org or
Click HERE to register for the
Monthly Garden Chat
with Live Q&A

Our Special Guest:
Emily is the Garden Supervisor at Mission Garden in Tucson Arizona, a 4-acre living agricultural museum which invites the public to learn about local multicultural histories, sustainability and organic gardening, and the environment. She has studied plant sciences at the University of Arizona, served as an intern on organic farms in the U.S. and Italy, and worked in non-profits and businesses focused on sustainability, gardening, and promotion of compost and healthy soil.

Jun 25, 2021

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

In This Farmer Friday Podcast:

Greg is excited to speak with Andrew Faust about biodynamic tree paste, a concept Greg learned about years prior, yet it is not widely discussed. Andrew is an expert on biodynamics and he educates us on this tree paste that adds micronutrients and eliminates pest habitats in trees. There are variations for the recipe, however all the ingredients are simple, natural, and is one of the most holistic approaches to orchard care.

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!

Caring For Orchards with Holistic Biodynamic Tree Paste.

Jun 22, 2021

610: Saving Seeds of Cucurbits.

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 May 2021 class discussing cucurbit varieties, crossbreeding squashes versus melons, and so much more on the main species of cucurbits and their differences that allow for 'wild crosses'.

Join the class! Register anytime for the next event.
Register Here for the Seed Saving Class with Live Q&A

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/seeds21may for the show notes on this bonus episode, and access to our full podcast library!

Jun 18, 2021

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

In This Farmer Friday Podcast:

Marlene Simon from Flower Power Garden Hour Podcast returns to reveal the many ways that cover crops can be used in the garden to add nitrogen, shade, moisture, and more. Marlene explains the process of nitrogen fixing and the most common mistakes gardeners make when trying to maximize nitrogen within the soil. Marlene and Greg discuss the benefits that arise with growing cover crops and how we can use them efficiently in the garden.

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!

Growing Cover Crops for Multiple Benefits.

Jun 15, 2021

Expanding farmers reach to customers with busy schedules.

In This Podcast:

We hear from Jon Hayes about a new app he created and launched that brings local food even closer to home. Jon tells us how his app has many benefits outside of local food sourcing, and essentially can be utilized for anything to do with food production from gardening products to consulting services. With this app’s ability to reach a large market segment, this can be a fundamental solution to the global food system. 

Don’t miss an episode!
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Jon is a software engineer and aspiring (sub)urban farmer and the founder of Locavore.co.  Locavore is an online, hyper-local, peer-to-peer food network where you can find fresh locally grown produce, food services, opportunities, farm equipment and more to buy, rent, sell, share or trade.

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

Jon Hayes on Online Farmers Marketplace.

Jun 11, 2021

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

In This Farmer Friday Podcast:

Kristina Hunter from Live. Well. Green Podcast educates us on the many sources and types of contaminants that can be found in soil, especially in an urban garden. While some sources are evident, Kristina calls attention to also consider the site's history. Sharing viable solutions, Kristina guides us through some key tips to mitigate and avoid contaminated soil.

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!

Watching for Contaminants in Your Soil.

Jun 8, 2021

Bringing gardening methods full circle.

In This Podcast:

We learn from Crystal Stevens about the many inexpensive ways to build a regenerative and edible landscape using natural resources. Crystal describes the different possibilities that can be incorporated into any size space that can lead one down the path towards self-sufficiency. One of her specialties is herbs and she shares with us some of the medicinal properties of herbs and their health benefits. 

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Crystal lives along the bluffs of the Mighty Mississippi River in Godfrey, Illinois with her husband, and 2 children. She is an Author, an Artist/Art Teacher, a Folk Herbalist, a Regenerative Farmer, and a Permaculturist. She has written 3 books published by New Society Publishers: Grow Create InspireWorms at Work, and Your Edible Yard. Crystal speaks at conferences and Mother Earth News Fairs across the United States and has been teaching a Resilient Living workshop series for over a decade.

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

Crystal Stevens on regenerative urban farming.

Jun 4, 2021

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

In This Farmer Friday Podcast:

Greg is joined by Andrew Faust, host of Permaculture Perspectives podcast, who gives us an in-depth look at a holistic approach to growing plants called biodynamic farming. A term coined by a chemist and he tells us this is a practice that aligns permaculture principles with astrological patterns. Andrew shares the mystical perspectives of this approach that have been scientifically proven to work as ‘beyond organic’ methodologies for gardening and farming.

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!

Using Biodynamic Approaches to Farming and Gardening.

Jun 1, 2021

Connecting farmers with farm workers looking for jobs.

In This Podcast:

We learn about the Farm Post App created and designed by Michael Schaeffer, an entrepreneurial idea stemming from need to connect farmers with workers. While traditional ways of finding farm work have become obsolete, Michael has successfully implemented an easy-to-use app for farmers to post jobs and workers are able to apply directly through this app. Michael’s app was initially designed to support Iowa farmers, however due to its success the app is gaining momentum nationwide.  

Don’t miss an episode!
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Michael is an Iowa entrepreneur on a mission to close the technology gap in the farm employee market. With roots in farming and precision agriculture, Michael understands the challenges farmers face in connecting with the agricultural and urban farm workforce. After interviewing hundreds of farmers and ranch owners across the country, he developed the Farm Post App (Previously the farm hand app) to make it easy for farmers to connect with experienced help in their local areas. In less than two years, the Farm Post App has helped farmers fill thousands of positions in their farm operations.

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

Michael Shaffer on Finding Farmhands.

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