19 – Look and See | Laura Dunn – Two Birds Film

Today’s guest is Laura Dunn, director of Look and See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry. In this episode we’ll be looking at what makes Look and See different than typical bi-opics, how creativity comes from the challenges we face, what lead Laura to the…

Maintaining The Integrity Of Our Food

Has the Organic seal lost it’s integrity? We’ve previously covered the allowance of “Organic” Hydroponics, and the postponement of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule, along with discussing the future of Organics with our friend Peter Grubbe. Now, we’re going to summarize the…

18 – The Future of Organics | Peter Grubbe – Middlebury Farms

We are joined once again by our friend Peter Grubbe, from Middlebury Farms. Together, in an informal discussion, we give our opinions and perspectives on recent developments in the Organic industry regarding “Organic” Hydroponics, and animal welfare regulations for Poultry. Both topics have been…

Certified Organic Livestock | Consumer Expectations vs. Producer Preferences

A recurring question inevitably arises in a representative government: Where does the responsibility of the representative lie, with the wishes of the people who elected him, or to his better judgement? On November 9th, 2017. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that…

Watering Down The Organic Standards

On November 2nd, 2017. The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), decided on a vote of 8-7 to keep Hydroponic Production Organic. A decision that is disappointing to many who view labeling a soilless growing system “Organic” as a violation of the basic principles upon…

Podcast 17 – Permaculture Principles | Scott Mann – The Permaculture Podcast

Our tag line has never been truer today, as we discuss the Principles of Permaculture as they apply to agriculture, our lives, and our communities. To break it down for us today is Scott Mann from the Permaculture Podcast. Thanks so much to Scott…

An Evening At Inovasi

Eating real food is an irreplaceable experience. The flavors, the smells, the sight. Real food is one of life’s real delights. We generally eat three times a day, and we should enjoy it. After interviewing John Des Rosiers, the owner and chef of Inovasi, I made it a point to plan a visit to the restaurant.

Podcast 16 – Jim Riddle – Blue Fruit Farm | Interview

Our guest today is Jim Riddle from Blue Fruit Farm. He’s worn many hats and been on many Organic Agriculture boards, notably the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), and currently the steering committee for the National Organic Farmers Association. In today’s episode we’ll talk with Jim about the various types of berries he grows and why, what the role of the NOSB is, and why conservation is conservative.

Just Bully | My Father’s World #1

Something new we’re trying, a story from my past farming experiences. “Just Bully” is the story of my father, a bull, and a bucket of chicken feed. Let us know if you like the story, if you do we might tell another one. Let…

Podcast 15 – Why We Farm | Elvira Di’Brigit

One of the big questions we ask on this show is why farmers farm, and our guest today asked the same question. Elvira DiBrigett is the author of Why We Farm: Farmers Stories of Growing Our Food and Sustaining Their Businesses. Together we talk…