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Farmer Podcast Club: The Current State of Farmers Markets in BC

Posted by Chantelle Chan on June 10, 2024

Enjoy listening to this Farmer Podcast Club episode. From the podcast series Farming in British Columbia, we are sharing their episode on the current state of farmer’s markets in BC, featuring Wylie Bystedt. Released April 17th 2024 “My guest today is Wylie Bystedt, a farmer based in Quesnel and the current board chair of the British Columbia Association of Farmers Markets. Wylie joined me on the phone to trumpet a recent study conducted at the University of Northern British Columbia that confirms what Wylie already knew: that farmers markets in BC are growing in popularity and economic impact. We’ll talk … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: The Current State of Farmers Markets in BC

Farmer Podcast Club: Impact Farming – Conflict on the Farm, with Elaine Froese

Posted by Chantelle Chan on May 22, 2024

Enjoy listening to this Farmer Podcast Club episode. Impact Farming – Elaine Froese, Canada’s farm whisperer discusses the loaded topic of “Farm Family Conflict”. Released June 6th 2019 On this episode of Impact Farming, we sit down with Elaine Froese to discuss the loaded topic of “Farm Family Conflict.” Whether it’s open conflict or hidden resentments, Tracy and Elaine speak about the importance of discussing the “undiscussables”. Elaine shares “the unwritten rules” that are on every farm and dictate how the farm family functions and operates. She speaks about communication styles, negative & positive conflict behaviours and hot buttons. Have you ever noticed how … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Impact Farming – Conflict on the Farm, with Elaine Froese

Farmer Podcast Club: No-Till Market Garden Podcast – Scaling-up from Homestead to Farm Business | Roundtable w/ Cedar Chest Farm & Wild East Farm

Posted by Chantelle Chan on April 30, 2024

Enjoy listening to this Farmer Podcast Club episode. The No-Till Market Garden Podcast – Scaling-up from Homestead to Farm Business | Roundtable w/ Cedar Chest Farm & Wild East Farm Released April 15th 2024 In March, part of the No-Till Growers team went to the Organic Growers School in NC and held a roundtable with Erin of Cedar Chest Farm and Lyric and Noah of Wild East Farm about scaling-up from homestead to full-fledged farm business. We get to hear the stories of how both farms started on a very small scale and smartly grew their operations, plus tips, lessons, and helpful thoughts on business startups. … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: No-Till Market Garden Podcast – Scaling-up from Homestead to Farm Business | Roundtable w/ Cedar Chest Farm & Wild East Farm

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

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

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