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Farmer Podcast Club: Anan Loloi – Seed Heads Podcast

Posted by Alex on March 07, 2024

Enjoy listening to this Farmer Podcast Club episode. Anan Loloi – Seed Heads Podcast Released December 9, 2022 In this episode, Steph chats with Anan Lololi, a seed saver, activist, and musician who has been working in Toronto’s food sovereignty movement for over 30 years. Co-founder of the Afri-Can Food Basket, Anan is currently the Chair of the Black Food Sovereignty Working Group, and a Research Associate with Toronto Metropolitan University at the Centre for Studies in Food Security. In this episode Anan talks about how learning to farm and save seeds for culturally important foods–like long beans, bitter melon, … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Anan Loloi – Seed Heads Podcast

MAR 4, 2024: ONLINE – No-Till for New Farmers: Market Gardening with Farmer Jesse

Posted by Alex on February 16, 2024

Are you dreaming of growing beautiful vegetables? Do you love soil microbes? Is regenerating the land part of your farming vision? Then join us for the no-till for new farmers webinar to learn about no-till vegetable production with Farmer Jesse! When searching online for guidance on starting a no-till farm, the sheer volume of videos and guidance out there can quickly feel like a firehose of information. It can be overwhelming to simply find the information that is helpful for you in your context. In this talk, Farmer Jesse Frost will bring the idea of no-till down to its basics … Continue reading MAR 4, 2024: ONLINE – No-Till for New Farmers: Market Gardening with Farmer Jesse

Farmer Podcast Club: The Rematriation Of Seeds And Decolonizing Our Food Systems – Who Will Feed Us

Posted by Alex on February 07, 2024

Enjoy listening to this Farmer Podcast Club episode. The Rematriation Of Seeds And Decolonizing Our Food Systems – Who Will Feed Us   Released August 21, 2022 We’re examining this country’s agricultural system through the lens of decolonization and focusing on the importance of Indigenous foodways. Our guest, Tiffany Traverse, tells us about her work with Fourth Sister Farm, preserving traditional Indigenous foods and reframing our relationship with seeds and with the land.   Listen to the full episode: https://whowillfeedus.ca/episodes/episode-8-the-rematriation-of-seeds-and-decolonizing-our-food-systems/ Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and Spotify: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/who-will-feed-us/id1620794734  https://open.spotify.com/episode/2ahJy9LxUV0uCbhQb41jxI?si=0HXgSdNiRYGrjo-Wk0RFeA Share This With a Farming Friend Know some farmers who … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: The Rematriation Of Seeds And Decolonizing Our Food Systems – Who Will Feed Us

Farmer Podcast Club: Ground Truthing – Future Ecologies

Posted by Alex on January 06, 2024

Enjoy listening to this Farmer Podcast Club episode. Ground Truthing – Future Ecologies Released October 29, 2022 Can we sequester our carbon and eat it too? For the first time in 4 seasons, we’re discussing natural climate solutions, and in particular, regenerative agriculture. Joining us is agrologist and fellow podcaster, Scott Gillespie (of Plants Dig Soil) to get into the nitty gritty of farming for soil carbon — its promise, possibility and feasibility. Listen to the full episode: https://www.futureecologies.net/listen/fe-4-8-ground-truthing Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5W0M7GLfvgs2Rc5W4DoSjq?si=2iGpEytcThq2lcWY3Znk7Q  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fe4-8-ground-truthing/id1413365130?i=1000584324033  Share This With a Farming Friend Know some farmers who might … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Ground Truthing – Future Ecologies

Farmer Podcast Club: Next Generation Farming Matters – Soils For Life

Posted by Alex on December 01, 2023

Enjoy listening to this Farmer Podcast Club episode. Next Generation Farming Matters – Soils For Life Released July 14, 2022 Australian agriculture currently has a labour shortage of over 100,000 people. It’s not an easy gig for someone to start from scratch on a farm and many younger generation farmers are moving from farms to urban areas. We rely on farmers to sustain our way of life as they produce our food and fibre. It’s critical that young and new farmers are encouraged and supported to supply for our needs in a way that regenerates soils and landscapes. Some major … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Next Generation Farming Matters – Soils For Life

Farmer Podcast Club: Who Will Feed Us – Agroecology And Building A System That Works

Posted by Alex on November 01, 2023

Enjoy listening to this Farmer Podcast Club episode. Agroecology And Building A System That Works – Who Will Feed Us Released September 4, 2022 We’re going to be talking about agroecology and how it may offer a solution to some of the many challenges that we’ve identified in our current agricultural system. Our guest for this episode is Jessie MacInnis, a peasant farmer, academic, and activist, who has been involved in conversations on agroecology at local and international levels. She will break down the mystery of agroecology and explain how it is useful for her farm and can be useful … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Who Will Feed Us – Agroecology And Building A System That Works

Farmer Podcast Club: AgResilience – Indigenous worldviews and Indigenous-led research

Posted by Alex on October 01, 2023

Enjoy listening to this Farmer Podcast Club episode! Indigenous worldviews and Indigenous-led research: keys for food systems’ resilience, adaptation and collaboration – AgResilience Released Nov 2, 2022 In this episode, host Samantha Charlton speaks with two of BC’s Indigenous scholars who are working on food and agriculture research. Dr. Jennifer Grenz, an invasive plant ecologist and Nlaka‘pamux woman, has been working to bridge western science with Indigenous ways of knowing. She begins the discussion by illustrating how the Indigenous worldview offers an essential framework for climate adaptation research and action. She is joined by Dr. Courtney Mason whose research on … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: AgResilience – Indigenous worldviews and Indigenous-led research

Meet the Ethiopian Farmer growing Anchote in Edmonton

Posted by Alex on September 18, 2023 10 Comments

The first thing that strikes you when you meet Ebsa is that he is full of energy! He is so passionate about farming and is excited to share that with those around him.  Ebsa is an Ethiopian farmer who moved to Canada in 2014 and grows vegetables right outside of Edmonton. He has 32 acres of leased land, which is divided into blocks of onions, potatoes, corn, kale, chard, and beets. Before Ebsa started farming on this piece of land, he grew and experimented with many vegetables at his house using grow lights and pots and the results provided the … Continue reading Meet the Ethiopian Farmer growing Anchote in Edmonton

Farmer Podcast Club: Soil to Soil – How Clothing Can Restore Climate and Community

Posted by Alex on September 01, 2023

Enjoy listening to this Farmer Podcast Club episode. How Clothing Can Restore Climate and Community, with Rebecca Burgess – Soil to Soil   Released Nov 6, 2020 In this episode we’re discussing the origins of Fibershed from a community-sourced wardrobe challenge to an organization working with many communities to shift how clothing is made and how it impacts our climate and ecosystem health. Today we’re touching base with Rebecca Burgess, whose voice you will recognize from past podcast episodes and many aspects of Fibershed’s work. Rebecca is the founder and Executive Director of Fibershed and she also serves as Chair … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Soil to Soil – How Clothing Can Restore Climate and Community

Farmer Podcast Club: Future Ecologies – Goat Walker Part I

Posted by Alex on August 01, 2023

Enjoy listening to this Farmer Podcast Club episode! Goat Walker Part I – Future Ecologies Released May 5, 2021 Jim Corbett was not your typical rancher. Over the course of decades roaming the borderlands of the desert southwest, he developed a practice that he referred to as ‘goatwalking’ – a form of prophetic wandering and desert survival based on goat-human symbiosis. For Jim, ‘goatwalking’ provided both physical and spiritual sustenance, and allowed him to become at home, for a time, in wildlands. To many, this modern-day Don Quixote would seem an unlikely figure to have sparked one of the most important social movements … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Future Ecologies – Goat Walker Part I