Saturday, October 4, 2014
The Weekend Farmer; Beyond the Garden-The Basics of Starting a Small Farm: Atlanta, GA
For many, the longing for a more rural lifestyle comes calling sooner or later. Just a small plot of land out in the country for a weekend getaway we say; a few chickens, a garden and maybe a goat or two. Before you know it, you're farming. While experience is still the best teacher, we'll show you some of the most important considerations you need to know-before taking the plunge.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Growing More Power: (Milwaukee, WI)
From the most recognized guy in urban farming, Will Allen of Growing Power urban farm in Milwaukee has been expanding in impressive ways. We catch up with what's new and exciting since we first shared his story in season one.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Bountiful Harvest: Birmingham, Al
From seed to pantry, we share not only how to get the best flavors from the garden, but how to capture that harvest in a jar for year round flavor.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Mobile Truck Farms (Phil. PA, TX, NC)
In some areas, the farm comes to the people by way of mobile farmers markets. We see how these traveling farms are filling an important urban need.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
The Greening of Suburbia: Lake County, Illinois
In years past, developers would build typical subdivisions around golf courses and tennis courts. But today, with the growing interest in environmental conservation and local food systems, savvy developers are building self-contained communities around organic farms. The focus is on creating a sustainable community and outreach programs geared to helping all generations embrace local, in-season food as well as the agrarian lifestyle. Buyers are lining up to stake their claim to experience a taste of life on the farm, from the comfort of their own home. In this episode, we travel to one such community that serves as a model for all the others.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Four Young Urban Farmers & Greenhouse Bus (Durham, NC, Boston, Seattle)
Four hip, young urban farmers set off on a cross country tour using their converted school bus to teach urban school children about organic gardening, growing fresh food, and sustainable living.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
The Power of Worms
While worms are an important ingredient of the soil, they can steal the show in the compost pile. With vermicompost, worms do all the work of breaking down and decomposing kitchen scraps, turning it into nutrient rich castings from the garden. They take the garbage and turn it into black gold for the garden. This episode explores home vermicomposting, visits a commercial harvesting operation, and tours a "zero waste" company turning warm waste into a multi-million dollar operation as a natural fertilizer alternative.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Common Ground Fair (Unity, ME)
We visit a long-running New England fair that celebrates organic farming & rural living to see what information can be utilized by the home gardener.