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Make your gift-giving this year extra special by making it yourself!  Get some ideas on what to make or how to make it look more thoughtful in this episode.

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The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson
The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson
Featuring special guests such as Jason Mraz, Kari Spencer, Lisa Steele, and
576: Casey Cox on the Story of our Farm
Being a young farmer with a long family history of farming. In This Podcast: There are many people that grow up on a farm that choose to leave to find their calling in the city. However, Casey Cox left her family farm to find her calling only to realize that her destiny was calling from her back yard all along. Listen in to learn about how she found her passion in conservation, her role as a farmer and land stewardship advocate, as well as the various life changing opportunities she has been involved in. Don’t miss an episode! visit UrbanFarm.Org/podcast Casey is the sixth generation of her family to farm on the Flint River in South Georgia. Her family farm, Longleaf Ridge, produces sweet corn, peanuts, field corn, soybeans, and timber. Prior to returning to the farm full-time, Casey managed the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District, serving as Executive Director for over 5 years. In this role, she developed and directed multiple projects with Federal, state, and private partners and was responsible for procuring and managing over $13.5 million of funding for conservation programs. She was appointed by Secretary Sonny Perdue in 2019 to serve as Georgia’s Alternate Board Member on the National Peanut Board. Casey holds a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Conservation from the University of Florida. Her most significant professional contribution to date was teaching Cookie Monster and Gonger where peanut butter comes from on Season 49 of Sesame Street. Visit www.UrbanFarm.org/longleafridge for the show notes on this episode, and access to our full podcast library! Casey Cox on the Story of our Farm.
46 min
The Dirt: the gardening podcast from Grow Your Own magazine
The Dirt: the gardening podcast from Grow Your Own magazine
DC Thomson Media
I’m not a celeb, I’m just a man who loves his garden, says Gerald Stratford
Gerald Stratford has become quite the internet gardening phenomenon over the past year, captivating the Twittersphere with photos of his giant vegetable harvests. We were thrilled to get him on the line for a chat about his new-found fame, to steal some of his expertise for producing prize-winning carrots (and keeping pesky carrot fly at bay!), and to hear about that time he chopped off his marrow flowers by accident… uh oh! Plus we’re also joined by Malcom Catlin (from our sponsor Marshalls Garden) who reveals some exciting new seed varieties for 2021. We’re kicking the new year and new series off in style! 🥕 Don’t miss our special offer exclusively for listeners of The Dirt – you can get seven issues of Grow Your Own magazine for just £29.99 (that’s £11.94 off!) by calling 0800 904 7000 and quoting ‘GPOD7’, or visiting http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gpod7 – where you’ll also find the full terms and conditions. 🌱 Marshalls Garden also has a fantastic offer exclusively for The Dirt podcast listeners. Buy ANY 10 packets of seed across the range and receive an interactive vegetable seed wheel growing guide (worth £4.99) for free! To claim this offer simply add ANY 10 packets of seed, along with the seed wheel (product code 1090-3500) to your basket and then use code GYO10 when you check out. Hurry offer expires on the 27th January 2021. Terms, conditions and exclusions apply, and full details can be found on our website at marshallsgarden.com. 🎙️ Could you be a future guest star of The Dirt? If you have some funny garden fails or easy growing hacks get in touch on thedirt@growfruitandveg.co.uk, or say hello on social media! ⓣ Twitter https://twitter.com/gyomag ⓕ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/growyourownmag ⓘ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/growyourownmag
1 hr 1 min
Farm Small Farm Smart
Farm Small Farm Smart
The Modern Grower Podcast Network
Create Your Best 2021 - A Process for Reflecting on 2020 to Plan 2021 (FSFS232)
We’ve just signed off from 2020 and we’re starting a new year in 2021. Looking back at the past year, how does it make you feel? Are you sighing with relief, just glad that it’s finally over? Or maybe you’re looking at how even though 2020 wasn’t that great of a year, there were still things to be happy and thankful about? Javan's workshop: https://allpointsdesign.ca/product/envision-2021-workshop/ In this episode of Farm Small, Farm Smart, we have Javan Bernakevitch, and we’re talking about year-end reviews: how you should do it, why you should do it, and how it can hopefully help set you up for a better 2021 by doing an honest self-reflection and setting intention. It won’t just be looking at facts and numbers, it’s also taking stock of your emotions, what brought you joy, what brought you suffering, and planning it out in the year ahead to get the same, or even better, results. It's simply changing your approach. Follow Javan: https://allpointsdesign.ca/ https://allpointsdesign.ca/life-design Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/
1 hr 12 min
Bloom and Grow Radio
Bloom and Grow Radio
Maria Failla- Plant Lady and Host of Bloom and Grow Radio
Plants & the Home Office: Why and How to Green Up Your Work From Home Office Space // #plantywfh, ep 113
So we have said goodbye to 2020 and all of the insanity that came with it, but there is something we haven’t said goodbye to: working from home. Many companies have pledged to work from home well into 2021, leaving us sitting in our sweatpants, computer monitors and weird makeshift home offices with reluctant acceptance. People are spending more time than EVER indoors and at their screens, and that’s why it’s never been MORE important to have plants not only in our homes, but in our work from home office set ups. Since WFH isn't going anywhere, in 2021, I'm choosing to reframe it from a frustration to an opportunity. An opportunity to have complete control over our WFH environment and create our desk space oasis to look exactly like we want it. Today’s episode is all about the why and how behind bringing plants into our workspaces, whether you are still working from home or are back in your office. Cobbling together a work from home set up was STRESSFUL in 2020, in our old apartment I had a desk that folded up into the wall, so I couldn’t even decorate and settle in the way I wanted. But now, as we turn the page to 2021, let’s shake things up create some stress free and joyful moments in our lives! For me the solution here has been plants and something that blew me away recently is how many people in our community are going HAM on their workspaces with plants. I posted my planty wfh set up on IG in December, asking if anyone else created a jungle oasis at their desk the way I did in 2020, and SO many of you sent pictures of your amazing planty home office set ups, and asked for help and ideas for how to set up your own. So this episode is for you plant friends, inspired by you and members of our community, and I hope everyone walks away from this episode with one idea to incorporate a little more green into their daily workflow. I’ve broken this episode into two sections: the WHY where we dive into the reasons why having plants are so important in our space and talk a little about biophilic design and then part two the HOW. I share ideas inspired from the WHY section, break down the ways I incorporated plants and biophilic design into my home office and then review some photos listeners sent in and hope their setups might inspire you as well. Get the free download with 9 Tips for Greening Up Your Work From Home Office Space In the episode we learn: * [02:07] Why Bloom and Grow Radio is doing an episode on #plantywfh spaces * [04:39] Check out Maria’s Planty WFH space tour * [05:03] What to expect from this episode on work from home setups and biophilic design * [06:50] The AMAZING and unbelievable benefits of engaging with plants and biophilic design, according to 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design * [07:27] What is biophilia, the idea behind it, and the important figures behind this wonderful hypothesis * [09:24] The psychological role of plants in our creativity * [10:09] How being around nature and scenery affects patient recovery, as studied by Dr. Ulrich in 1972 to 1981 * [11:13] A review of direct versus involuntary attention based on studies by Stephen R. Kellert and Rachel Kaplan * [13:41] Biophilic Pattern #1: Visual Connection with Nature * [13:54] Planty WFH Tip #1: Put your desk near a window * [14:15] Planty WFH Tip #2: Put plants within the eyeline of your desk * [14:33] Planty WFH Tip #3: Have a green wall in your office * [14:56] Planty WFH Tip #4: If you can’t have real plants, pictures of plants will do! * [15:09] Biophilic Pattern #2: Non-Visual Connection with Nature * [15:26] Planty WFH Tip #5: Play nature sounds like the one-square inch forest silence in the Olympic National Park, bird songs, or waves * [16:36] Planty WFH Tip #6: Have different plant scents nearby, or you can use a diffuser like Maria!) * [16:53] Biophilic Pattern #3: Non-Rhythmic Sensory Stimuli * [17:09] Planty WFH Tip #7: Set up bird feeders or pollinator-attracting plants, or take care of rare-blooming plants for a nice surprise * [17:39] Biophilic Pattern #4: Thermal and Air Flow Variability * [17:59] Biophilic Pattern #5: Presence of Water * [18:07] Planty WFH Tip #8: It’s your humidifier’s time to shine! Maybe a tiny fancy plug-in fountain? * [18:40] Biophilic Pattern #6: Dynamic and Diffuse Light * [18:52] Planty WFH Tip #9: Install a grow light with a timer, and have a more sustainable work hours setup! * [19:12] Planty WFH Tip #10: Reduce your blue light intake and light candles after a long day of work * [19:33] Biophilic Pattern #7: Connection with Natural Systems * [19:47] Biophilic Pattern #8: Biomorphic Forms and Patterns * [19:56] Did you know there are interesting and precise angles in nature? * [20:35] Biophilic Pattern #9: Material Connection with Nature * [21:07] Planty WFH Tip #11: Add accents in your home office like wood grains, fossil textures, and bamboo rattans * [21:30] Planty WFH Tip #12: Try a natural color palette of greens and browns * [21:50] How Maria and Billy managed their storage during their move * [24:52] Biophilic Pattern #10: Prospect * [25:04] Why it’s important to change the focus of your eyes every once in a while * [25:18] Biophilic Pattern #11: Refuge * [25:19] Why Maria recommends a planty screen-free space * [26:10] Biophilic Patterns #12: Mystery and #13: Risk and Peril * [26:20] The biggest rule of thumb of biophilic designs for Maria * [27:06] If you can’t have real plants, download the Bloom and Grow Radio’s free and gorgeous watercolor of prickly pear cactus in various states of bloom! * [28:03] Planty WFH Tip #13: Envelop your space in plants (if you can!) * [28:32] Maria’s planty WFH tips and ideas based on her own WFH setup * [30:04] The best plants for low-light home offices * [31:13] Are you blessed with a high-light office situation? Maria recommends these plants that love abundant light * [31:36] Planty WFH Tip #14: Install grow lights to incorporate more plants * [32:44] Planty WFH Tip #15: Tiny space? Go vertical! * [34:21] Maria’s biggest takeaways from 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design and her top advice on #plantyWFH setups * [36:26] Finding joy and awe in your #plantyWFH as a small break from your work day Mentioned Resources in today's episode * Get the free download with 9 Tips for Greening Up Your Work From Home Office Space * Check out Maria's #plantywfh office tour on youtube! * Blog with photos of our community members #plantywfh set ups * BAGR YouTube video Houseplant Tour: My Restorative Plant Corner // Why Plant Care Truly is Self Care * BAGR Episode How To Use Plants To Create Restorative Environments With Anne Meore From NYBG * 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design by William Browning, Catherine Ryan, and Joseph Clancy * Hoh Rainforest Audio * Biophilia by Edward O. Wilson * Frederick Law Olmsted * View Through a Window May Influence Recovery from Surgery by Roger Ulrich * Stephen R. Kellert * Attention Restoration Theory: Exploring the Role of Soft Fascination and Mental Bandwidth by Rachel Kaplan * What Was That Like Podcast by Scott Johnson Thank you to our episode sponsor: Makespace makes storage simple, seamless and affordable without you EVER having to leave your apartment. They pick up, store and return your stuff and provide the packing materials! To learn more, visit makespace.com and use code SPACEPLZ for $100 off! Take the Plant Parent Personality quiz to unlock your Plant Parent Potential and get a curated list of plants, DIY planty projects and podcasts tailored specifically for your lifestyle. Follow Maria and Bloom and Grow Radio: Take the Bloom and Grow Plant Parent Personality Quiz (Get the perfect plants, projects and educational resources for YOUR Lifestyle) Support Bloom and Grow Radio by becoming a Plant Friend on Patreon! Instagram and Facebook: @BloomandGrowRadio Tiktok: @bloomandgrowradio Subscribe to the Bl…
43 min
Off-Farm Income
Off-Farm Income
Matt Brechwald
OFI 974: Lesson’s Learned In The FFA Can Take You To The Oval Office | FFA SAE Edition | Replay With Caitlin Henne | Springport High School FFA
Sign Up To Receive Our FFA Stories Newsletter! Email address: SHOW NOTES INTRODUCING CAITLIN HENNE!  Caitlin first appeared on our show way back on episode #142.  She has come a long way since then.  Now she is studying animal science and agricultural business at Michigan State University, she is the Michigan State FFA President and she went to the White House and met the United States' President. Caitlin is still raising and selling her show quality lambs all over the country.  She wants to build this business even bigger, thus her choice to study Ag Business.  She has now won a proficiency award in sheep production, and she has been a regional star in agribusiness.  You are going to love getting this update on Caitlin Henne! SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Sheep Production HIGH SCHOOL: Springport High School; Springport, Michigan MASCOT: Spartans FFA ADVISOR: Megan Merril CONTACT INFORMATION FOR CAITLIN HENNE: Click on the picture below to be taken to the Springport High School Website: Caitlin's Website: LINK Caitlin's FFA Advisor's Email Address: Megan.Merrill@springportschools.net Springport High School Telephone Number: 517-857-3495 FFA LINKS: National FFA Organization Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE's) Support FFA  Donate to FFA - One way that FFA students are able to start small businesses is through an FFA grant of $1,000.  In 2014, 141 FFA students received these grants.  With your donations, more students can get this head start - pay it forward. REASONS TO DONATE TO FFA: Only 2% of Americans grow and raise most of the food and livestock consumed by the other 98% as well as the rest of the world.  FFA is providing the needed education, training and resources to Americans that will carry that torch forward and insure that America continues to have inexpensive, quality food. Rural Communities will rely on entrepreneurship in the future for population growth and job creation.  The FFA is a major catalyst to that entrepreneurial growth. Farmers, ranchers and those working in agriculture give the rest of America incredible amounts of freedom because the search for food is as simple as going to the grocery store: "Because American farmers are able to provide for so many of us, they give more and more of us the freedom to pursue goals and livelihoods beyond growing the food we need to survive." U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack  More Places You Can Listen to Off-Farm Income And Matt Brechwald:
25 min
The Abundant Edge
The Abundant Edge
Abundant Edge
The Abundant Edge is becoming Regenerative Skills. Thank you for all your support!
Welcome friends and family to the very last episode of the Abundant Edge podcast. I know I’ve built this up to feel a little final, but the truth is that this is just the beginning. I personally feel like I've hit the limit of what I can present and the value I can bring to the podcasting space through the hour long interview format, and while I’m so grateful for all of the life changing insights and even connections that I’ve gained by speaking to my heroes and teachers in the regenerative fields, I think it’s time for a change.  The other side of this is that there are so many both new and established shows that are rocking the interview format. I’ve especially loved and highly recommend Sustainable World Radio with Jill Cloutier, The Permaculture Podcast with Scott Mann, Green Dreamer with Kamea Chayne, and Regenerative Agriculture with John Kempf. While there are tons more great shows with regenerative messages out there, those have been the ones I’ve gone back to and gotten ideas and inspiration from time and again, not only for the quality conversations with great guests that they feature, but for the excellent sound and production quality, which really makes a difference when you listen to as many podcasts as I do. So by changing formats in the next season, I know the bases for longer form interviews about regenerative topics are still well covered.  On the other hand, I’ve been motivated lately to bring more storytelling and condensed actionable information to those of you who don’t have as much time to commit to 30 minutes or more of an interview and are looking for the cliff notes and tangible steps that you can take right now, today, to strive for a regenerative future.  I also keep hearing from those of you listening that you want to participate and get involved, and for that reason I’ll be creating resources beyond just the podcast so those of you who learn better with visual aids, to-do lists, and note packets can revisit the information in the show without having to go back and listen to the whole show again. But I’ll tell you more about those bonus materials in a bit Resources: https://sustainableworldradio.com/ https://www.thepermaculturepodcast.com/ http://regenerativeagriculturepodcast.com/ https://greendreamer.com/ https://soundcloud.com/hugrecords?ref=clipboard&p=a&c=1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnc95-EPUwk
21 min
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