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Bonus 8: Scottie Jones on City Life to Farm Life

The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson

Release Date: 10/24/2017

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The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson

Simplifying Vermicomposting And Making It Easy For Anyone To Start In This Podcast: A chance encounter at a farmers market led Greg to meet Steve Churchill, the creator of the worm bag he had recently bought. In this interview, Steve explains the reason he designed a new worm composting bag and explains many of the ins and outs of vermicoposting. Don’t miss an episode! visit UrbanFarm.Org/blog/podcast   Steve Churchill is the owner of the Urban Worm Company, a vermicomposting-related blog, online store, and manufacturer of the Urban Worm Bag. Through the Urban Worm...

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The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson

A chat with Peter Burke.  In This Garden Chat: It makes sense to keep our herb gardens close to our kitchens for easy access, and for some people that means gardening indoors. There are a variety of culinary options to our inside gardens and this month Janis stepped in to chat with Peter Burke to get some useful and inspirational tips for practical gardening indoors - with a focus on growing a fresh salad in only seven days. On the last Tuesday every month we host The Urban Farm Garden Chats where Greg Peterson has a relaxed conversation in a Zoom room with a special guest to...

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The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson

705: How Do You Store Your Seeds. A Chat with an Expert on Seeds. In This Podcast: This is the October 2022 Seed Saving Class with Bill McDorman discussing how to store your seeds. The most asked question we get in all our educational programs is “How do you store your seeds?” Our quick answer is the mantra: keep your seeds cool, dark, and dry. But there are a few other tricks of the trade to make sure that your seeds will germinate year after year and not necessarily what is indicated on your seed packet. We’ll cover that as well so you can understand why seed packets have an expiration...

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704: Clara Roza on Conquering Australian-sized Farming Challenges show art 704: Clara Roza on Conquering Australian-sized Farming Challenges

The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson

Growing food while overcoming droughts, record rains and floods, and catastrophic fires. In This Podcast: Clara is a 31-year-old Amateur Mycologist, mushroom grower, Beekeeper, and Chicken lady who is passionate about animals and the environment.  She is Hungarian-Australian and currently living in Australia, where she is President of the local Permaculture Central Coast group. Learn more at www.UrbanFarm.org/clara

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703: Justin “Jules” Giuliano on Earth Friendly Potting Soil show art 703: Justin “Jules” Giuliano on Earth Friendly Potting Soil

The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson

Educating about soil and planetary health with peat free planting mix. In This Podcast: Justin “Jules” Giuliano may be a relative newcomer to the garden, but his love of the outdoors and his willingness to make mistakes have grown into a lifelong passion for the soil.  Combining that passion with his roots in education, he is a natural advocate for keeping our soils healthy.  Jules inspires us to carefully consider what we put into the soil… and what we take out.  Even his language is infused with his love of gardening! Don’t miss an episode! visit...

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The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson

A chat with Christy Wilhelmi.  In This Garden Chat: Now is the perfect time to get a 'kick in the pants' on starting back into our fall gardening. Christy Wilhelmi, frequent Urban Farm Podcast guest and author of Garden Variety, joins us for this month's Garden Chat to help dig into different aspects about one of the best times to garden.  She details her garden planning process and tells us what she likes to plant and how she decides when to plant it.  Christy also has plenty of tips for taking full advantage of this prime growing season no matter where you live. On the last...

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The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson

701: Seed Starting Challenges. A Chat with an Expert on Seeds. In This Podcast: This is the September 2022 Seed Saving Class with Bill McDorman discussing seed starting.  There is nothing more satisfying than getting a jump on the gardening season by starting seeds in flats or in the ground.  What do we need to know to be successful?  Soil composition, temperature, moisture and light all determine whether we are jumping for joy from our efforts or crying out in despair.  How many times have we started seeds only to realize we created a wonderful sprouted bounty for our...

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The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson

Helping People Share Seeds In Their Community In This Podcast: Rebecca Newburn’s vision was to start seed libraries, not just locally, but all over the world.  To accomplish this goal, she created an easy roadmap for others to follow and then made it easily available to everyone.  Learn how important seed libraries are, how you can find one, and how you can make a difference by starting one in your community.  Rebecca generously shares her advice and offers us free step by step resources.  Check it out! Don’t miss an episode! visit UrbanFarm.Org/blog/podcast  ...

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The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson

Raising Public Awareness About the Dangers of Gene Editing In This Podcast: Jeffrey Smith returns to the Urban Farm Podcast to talk about what he calls “GMO 2.0”, an easily attainable technology with the power to permanently change the genetic makeup of every living thing on earth.  The foods we eat are already being changed and we are already being affected in ways we don’t yet understand, yet there are no controls in place to ensure the changes are safe.  Jeffrey illuminates the very real dangers we face and tells us how we can fight back. Don’t miss an episode! visit...

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698: Andrew Millison on The Permaculture Water Harvesting Summit show art 698: Andrew Millison on The Permaculture Water Harvesting Summit

The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson

Creating a Hopeful Future Through How We Manage Our Water In This Podcast: Andrew Millison, an experienced and enthusiastic permaculture teacher, announces his upcoming online Permaculture Water Summit.  He spells out the serious problems facing the world today, then shares his passionate belief that quick action by individuals can turn things around faster than any government.  In some parts of the world, deserts are already being turned into lush forests!  Learn how to attend this free summit and become part of the exciting changes to come. Don’t miss an episode! visit...

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A chat with a farmer about her transition from the city girl. 

In This Bonus Podcast: Returning guest Scottie Jones is back to talk about her new book and making a transition back to the simple life.  She shares a bit about how the inspiration came to write the story of this adventure to start farming.  She also tells why she opened her farm up to vacationers looking for a taste of the country life, and how that has helped her farm.  And, we get an excerpt reading from her new book!

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Scottie lived in Arizona for a while where she worked at Arizona State University for over a decade.  Then she and her husband gave up the busy urban life by moving to Oregon, starting Leaping Lamb Farm and becoming sheep farmers. She loved this lifestyle very much and has opened her home to visiting families through her other passion of Farm Stays.  This journey and the transition to a farming lifestyle became the basis for her new book Country Grit, A Farmoir of Finding Purpose and Love through Skyhorse Publishing. It describes their first years on the farm: the mistakes, the drama, the community, and what it’s like to adopt the farming lifestyle if that’s not where you’re from.

Go to www.urbanfarm.org/countrygrit for more information and links on this bonus podcast, and to find our other great guests.