Farmerama
Farmerama
Dec 27, 2020
61: Fine Fleeces, Pasture Cropping and Land in Commons
Play • 40 min
It’s good to be back this month with a collection of conversations with farmers who are building a more ecological future. We begin at Whistlebare Farm learning how raising sheep and goats ecologically results in wool that’s extra special – all because of good work going on in the soil. We head to France, to Andy Cato’s farm, to hear about his regenerative learning journey, and discover how he’s putting that learning into practice here in the UK. And finally, we’re in Germany, where the Kulturland Cooperative has created an innovative funding model bringing farmland back into common ownership, and securing it for generations to come.
The Regenerative Journey with Charlie Arnott
The Regenerative Journey with Charlie Arnott
Charlie Arnott
Episode 24 | Charlie Arnott | From Little Things Big Things Grow
In the first Episode of Series 3 our podcast host Charlie Arnott picks up the mic and shares his thoughts and insights into the world of regenerative agriculture currently and identifies some key trends and areas of growth to watch in 2021. The episode also includes a preview of what's in store in the upcoming series. If the growing interest in the regen movement is anything to go by, then you would be strongly advised to fasten those seat belts and get ready for a powerful & life altering Series 3! Episode Takeaways: Charlie talks about activity on his farm 'Hanaminno' and compares January 2021 with that of 2020 | The growing consumer interest in the origins of the food they are eating | Simple concept - the impact of and the outcome of people being more curious about their food has a global significance | The role parents play in setting a good example - children are appreciating this and getting onto the band wagon, setting wonderful examples for life | Men are good at looking for solutions, it’s women who are good at getting the stuff done | Organic or non chemically produced food should be the normal and the chemically produced should be labelled ‘chemical’, turn it around | Re: the financial sectors growing interest in regen 'Formulating a value based on not the infrastructure. What hasn't been looked at until now is what's under the ground. What you can’t see is some of the most important real estate we have | More consideration should be given to how and who should be farming the land. Episode Links: www.charliearnott.com.au Patreon page for the Regenerative Journey podcast RCS - Grazing for Profit Course Growing Nutritious Food in your Backyard w/ Biodynamics Urban Taster session w/ Hamish Mackay & Charlie Arnott - March 2021 It's in the Soil - Harris Farm Markets regen campaign Feb 2021 Odonata - Nigel Sharp / Sam Marwood Cultivate Farms - Sam Marwood Venture Organic - Adam Gibson The Big Little Farm - film and film director John Chester
46 min
Regenerative Skills
Regenerative Skills
Abundant Edge
How to Create a School Garden program
How to start a school garden program For this week’s episode I reached out to Kaci Rae Chirstopher, the author of the new book The School Garden Curriculum, about how to create a school garden program Kaci is the volunteer Farm and Garden Educator for Oregon's Redband Ranch. She was also previously the School Garden Coordinator for the Springwater Environmental Sciences School and the Outdoor Educator for ERA. Her passion is fostering a healthy land ethic, personal empowerment, and environmental literacy in children of all ages through outdoor immersion and skill building.  As a bonus to today’s episode I’m going to be giving away a free copy of the book The School Garden Curriculum to a lucky member on our discord channel. All you need to do to be eligible to win is to send me a message via Discord and if you win I’ll either send you out a hard copy of the book if you live in the US or Canada, or a digital copy to your inbox if you live anywhere else in the world.  Today we’re going to break down what it takes to get a school garden program started, how to overcome some of the common hurdles and pushback to keeping it running, explore some simple lesson plans to get you started and challenge you to push the boundaries of what a school garden program can be and subjects you can explore with a garden classroom.  Get the resource packet for this episode! Join the discord discussion channel to answer the weekly questions and learn new skills with the whole community Links: https://newsociety.com/books/s/the-school-garden-curriculum https://www.theschoolgardencurriculum.com/ For more episodes about gardening, check these out https://regenerativeskills.com/abundantedge-lee-reich/ https://regenerativeskills.com/steps-to-food-security-saving-seeds-with-james-ulager-author-of-beginning-seed-saving-for-the-home-gardener/ https://regenerativeskills.com/abundantedge-zach-loeks/ Check out the full archives of the podcast here https://regenerativeskills.com/podcast-2/
29 min
Soil Sense
Soil Sense
NDSU Extension
Grazing Livestock for Soil Health
For many farmers on this journey to improve their soil health, incorporating livestock is something they hope to do in the future. This can and will introduce a whole new layer of complexity into the system. How many cattle are appropriate? What will they need in terms of fencing, water, etc.? What will the benefits be to the land? What should be considered in an economic arrangement with a rancher? These were some of the questions discussed on our grazing panel at the _DIRT Workshop_. Today you’ll hear from: * _Dr. Kevin Sedivec_, Extension Rangeland Management Specialist at North Dakota State University Extension and Director of the Central Grasslands Research Extension Center * _Dr. Miranda Meehan_, Extension Livestock Environmental Stewardship Specialist also at NDSU * _Jerry Doan_, rancher from McKenzie, ND Also on this panel was _Mary Keena_, Extension Livestock Environmental Management Specialist at NDSU. But you won’t hear from Mary today, as we’re going to do a full episode with her on compost and manure later in this season. “Just the idea of the hoof action and the urine and the manure that creates this different micro-population that adds a new value and a new component that then benefits your soil microbic population, which then helps you break down and create more organic matter in time. So livestock to me is one of those tools that in my opinion has been a no brainer to add. It's a quick way to add economic return on that land base.” - Dr. Kevin Sedivec Dr. Sedivec goes on to highlight that long term management adjustments should be seen as a long term investment. “Don’t expect to see dollar savings the first year you do this.”  Continuing soil health practices and incorporating livestock over multiple years will provide the best benefit for producers. Admittedly, it is a complicated process to isolate the value the livestock bring to the cropping system and the cropping system brings to the livestock. Dr. Miranda Meehan is involved in research to better define and answer that problem.  Her studies focus on the “carrying capacity” of fields that incorporate the type of cattle to be added, the life-stage they are in, the length of time for grazing and the amount of cover crop residue the producer wants to maintain. She also offers how to choose the appropriate cover crop mixture that works well for your operation and helps “increase nutritional quality and maintain the nutritional plain” for the grazing livestock. “You know, people ask me all the time, can I build soil health without livestock? And I say, yeah, sure, you can, but you'll get there 10 times faster with livestock.” - Jerry Doan Doan’s operation has three main goals at the moment; trying to reduce winter feed costs, increasing the soil health of his crop lands and incorporating wildlife preservation into his operation. Doan shares all the many signs he has seen on his land that indicate increased soil health including worm populations and better granulated soil. Connect with Soil Sense: * _Soil Sense Initiative _ Soil Sense Podcast is hosted by _Tim Hammerich_ of the _Future of Agriculture Podcast_.
30 min
Garden Basics with Farmer Fred
Garden Basics with Farmer Fred
Fred Hoffman
079 Seed Starting Tips. Can You Reuse Potting Soil? Winter Jasmine.
Welcome to the Garden Basics Seed Starting episode. Growing your summer vegetables and flowers from seed is a fun experience. Plus, there are so many more varieties available as seed. If you have a sunny window or a seed starting kit with a heat pad and lighting system, your ready to plant.  And, Brad Gates of Wild Boar Farms tells us how he starts his tomato seeds.  Also: can you reuse old soil that you might have in containers? As Debbie Flower tells us, it depends. But she has tips for getting that old soil back into top shape. Warren Roberts of the UC Davis arboretum tells us about the Plant of the Week, currently in bloom in many parts of the country: the Winter Jasmine. It’s all on Episode 79 of the Garden Basics with Farmer Fred podcast. And we will do it all in under 30 minutes. Let’s go! Pictured: Peppers take their sweet time to germinate. This picture was taken four weeks after planting the pepper seeds. It will take another 6-8 weeks for they are ready to be planted outside. Farmer Fred Rant: Tomato Seed Starting Tips Seed Starting Supplies Seed Starting Soil UC Davis Arboretum Winter Jasmine More episodes and info available at Garden Basics with Farmer Fred Garden Basics comes out every Friday during November through January. We’ll be back to a twice a week schedule in February.  More info including live links, product information, transcripts, and chapters available at the home site for Garden Basics with Farmer Fred. Please subscribe, and, if you are listening on Apple, please leave a comment or rating. That helps us decide which garden topics you would like to see addressed. Got a garden question? There are several ways to get in touch:  leave an audio question without making a phone call via Speakpipe. Text us the question: 916-292-8964. E-mail: fred@farmerfred.com or, leave a question at the Facebook, Twitter or Instagram locations below. Be sure to tell us where you are when you leave a question, because all gardening is local.  And thank you for listening. All About Farmer Fred: Farmer Fred website: http://farmerfred.com Daily Garden tips and snark on Twitter The Farmer Fred Rant! Blog Facebook:  "Get Growing with Farmer Fred" Instagram: farmerfredhoffman Farmer Fred Garden Videos on YouTube As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases from possible links mentioned here.
30 min
The Kyle Thiermann Show
The Kyle Thiermann Show
Kyle Thiermann
#265 The Psychedelic Revolution - Rick Doblin
Rick Doblin, PhD, (@rickdoblin) is the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). He received his doctorate in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he wrote his dissertation on the regulation of the medical uses of psychedelics and marijuana and his master’s thesis on a survey of oncologists about smoked marijuana vs. the oral THC pill in nausea control for cancer patients. maps.org Listen to Big Friend Watch listener Lucy Jane's Documentary: Surf Girls Jamaica If you dig this podcast, would you be please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts? It’s takes less than 60 seconds and makes a difference when I drop to my knees and beg hard-to-get guests to come on the show. Learn about my work at kyle.surf Brought to you by the Nell Newman Foundation, Santa Cruz Medicinals, and RPM Training. The Nell Newman Foundation is dedicated to humanitarian, scientific and environmental action that foster a resilient and restorative planetary ecology. They support the small, visionary, and perhaps untested organizations. They fund the underdogs and unpopular ideas Paul Newman championed. RPM Training is a Norcal based active lifestyle brand founded on the idea that legit, purposeful functional training is the foundation of a truly full, adventurous life. I love their workout equipment and use it daily. Use the code KYLE10 at checkout and get 10% off any order. Santa Cruz Medicinals CBD has supported this podcast from day one. Their founder actually convinced me to start the podcast! They make a range of potent CBD products and my personal favorite is the Peppermint Tincture, which I use most nights before before I go to bed. Use the code KYLE10 at checkout, and get 10% off any order. Sore muscles, be gone! Please consider supporting my work on Patreon. If you are financially strapped, just keep listening and give lots of high-fives. That’s all the payment I need. Connect with Kyle on Instagram | Twitter | YouTube Contact: info@kyle.surf The Motherfucker Awards Intro music by Nashe Howe “Life moves pretty fast ... if you don't look around once and a while, you could miss it.” - Ferris Buller
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