All posts by Lilli Klamke

Farmer Podcast Club: Talk About Food Should Be Uncomfortable, “But It Has to Be Kind”

Posted by Lilli Klamke on October 16, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Talk About Food Should Be Uncomfortable, “But It Has to Be Kind” – “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg”, In Conversation with Tamar Haspel Oct. 9, 2018 On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Washington Post columnist and James Beard Award–winning writer Tamar Haspel talks about the uncomfortable public discourse that inspires her unconventional writing. “We should try to get more comfortable with discomfort. If we’re talking about an issue on the ground, about agriculture, about feeding people, why should that be uncomfortable? It should be productive, it should be interesting. But it … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Talk About Food Should Be Uncomfortable, “But It Has to Be Kind”

Farmer Podcast Club: Chris Eyer – Montana’s Mindful Mule Packer

Posted by Lilli Klamke on October 10, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Chris Eyer – Montana’s Mindful Mule Packer – Mountain & Prairie Released May 7, 2018 Chris Eyer is a true Western polymath. He is probably best known for his work as a mule packer, in which he uses mules to transport supplies into some of Montana’s most remote wilderness areas—he documents the adventures on his extremely popular Instagram account @muledragger. But as you’ll hear in our conversation, mule packing only scratches the surface—Chris is an experienced mountaineer and climber, a former US Marine, a practicing Buddhist, a leather craftsman, and a … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Chris Eyer – Montana’s Mindful Mule Packer

Farmers Book Club – Beaverlodge, AB

Posted by Lilli Klamke on October 04, 2018

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From Field to (Book)Shelf Do you enjoy reading? Are you hungry for new farming-related material to dive into this coming winter? Do you want to share and discuss good books with a group of fellow farmers and readers? The growing season is almost over in the Peace Country, and the time to resume our winter perch next to the fireplace with a cup of tea and a good book is nearly upon us. We’re hoping you will join us at our figurative fireplace by becoming a member of Young Agrarians’ FIRST Farmers Book Club. It can be tricky to find … Continue reading Farmers Book Club – Beaverlodge, AB

Farmer Podcast Club: Erosion, Soil Balance, and Cover Crops with Steve Groff

Posted by Lilli Klamke on October 02, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Erosion, Soil Balance, and Cover Crops with Steve Groff:  Regenerative Agriculture Podcast ReleasedMay 05, 2018 This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Steve Groff, a farmer and cover crop pioneer who has also worked with the University of Maryland on extensive cover crop research. Steve founded Cover Crop Coaching in 2016 and has spoken to audiences across North America, Europe, Australia, Japan, and many other parts of the world on the use of cover crops across the full range of agricultural applications. In this episode, we talk about important management … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Erosion, Soil Balance, and Cover Crops with Steve Groff

Farmer Podcast Club: Sarah Calhoun – Community Building Through Commerce

Posted by Lilli Klamke on September 26, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Sarah Calhoun – Community Building Through Commerce: Mountain and Prairie Podcast Released  Apr 20, 2018 Sarah Calhoun is the founder and owner of Red Ants Pants, a Montana-based apparel company that makes high-quality, American-made workwear for women. But Sarah’s business ventures are just the tip of the iceberg—she also started the Red Ants Pants Music Festival, which attracts world-class musicians like Dwight Yoakam and Lucinda Williams. The proceeds from the music festival support Sarah’s third venture, the Red Ants Pants Foundation, an organization dedicated to developing women’s leadership, supporting local farms … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Sarah Calhoun – Community Building Through Commerce

Peace Country Farm Tours & Organic Week

Posted by Lilli Klamke on September 21, 2018

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Despite the snowy weather forecast last Saturday several younger and older Peace Country Agrarians gathered during Organic Week to meet their farming neighbors. Trickle Creek The day began near Hythe, Alberta, where the Ludwig family welcomed us to Trickle Creek – a farm that is a leading example of self-sufficiency and resilience. While strolling through their 960 acre farm, we nearly had whiplash from not knowing which direction to look first – there was so much to take in. Trickle Creek looks after nearly all their own food production which involves raising milk goats, sheep, and cows; pigs, cows, and … Continue reading Peace Country Farm Tours & Organic Week

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land and Accomodation, Beaverlodge, AB

Posted by Lilli Klamke on September 19, 2018 2 Comments

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ABOUT THE LAND About 20 km from Beaverlodge, David Lukac and his family are living on their off-grid farm. Their land consists of pasture and about 300 acres are currently cultivated. David and his family are raising chickens, cows, and pigs. They are also growing their own vegetables in their farm garden. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY David is looking for people with a passion for growing their own food, and living a more resilient, sustainable lifestyle. He is interested in permaculture and biodynamic principles. He is offering his cottage-style renovated log barn for rent. The facilities include a three bedroom home … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land and Accomodation, Beaverlodge, AB

Farmer Podcast Club: JRE #1109 – Matthew Walker

Posted by Lilli Klamke on September 18, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. #1109 – Matthew Walker- The Joe Rogan Experience Released Apr 25, 2018 Matthew Walker is Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and Founder and Director of the Center for Human Sleep Science. Check out his book “Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams” on Amazon.   Listen to the full episode: http://podcasts.joerogan.net/?search=walker Subscribe to The Joe Rogan Experience on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-joe-rogan-experience/id360084272?mt=2&i=1000409857303 Share This With a Farming Friend Know some farmers who might like this podcast? Invite them to sign up by sharing this link: … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: JRE #1109 – Matthew Walker

Farmer Podcast Club: Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Posted by Lilli Klamke on September 11, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Caroline Fraser on Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder- Down to Earth- The Planet to Plate Podcast Released Apr 24, 2018 Caroline Fraser just won the Pulitzer Prize for biography for her new book, Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder. For those who read the Little House books, you’ll remember the tales of a loving family on the American frontier. What’s behind the scenes is the extraordinary destruction wrought by settlers—both to the native inhabitants of the land and to the land itself, resulting in drought, crop … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Peace Country Gathering at Wildwood Farm

Posted by Lilli Klamke on September 05, 2018

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On Saturday, September 1st a number of Peace Country farmers and friends gathered together at Wildwood Farm near Pouce Coupe, BC. …coming down the fairly long driveway the journey of Tim and Linda’s farm began. The vehicles were left on top of the hill and everyone found their way to gather in front of one of the most beautiful log homes you could imagine. While touring the farm with Linda on foot one discovery was followed by another. Linda showed us her annual and perennial gardens, the wood stove heated greenhouse, the rootcellar tucked within an earthen mound on the … Continue reading Peace Country Gathering at Wildwood Farm