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Of Hens and Hops

All about chickens .. and then we learn that hops aren't just for beer.


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Length: 0:30:04
Uploaded: 15 Mar, 2021

Recording Date: 12 Oct, 2020
Recording Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Logsheet: none
Language: English
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Copyright: Harrowsmith Magazine

Program Title: Of Hens and Hops
Description: This episode is about hens and hops. First up, we head out to Port Hope and learn raising urban chickens, not just for the eggs, but for the companionship. 

Next, Ben Cullen, the youngest generation of the Cullen garden dynasty, tells us about hops as an ornamental. They’re not just for IPAs any more.

Host(s): Wayne MacPhail
Featured Speakers/Guests: Signe Langford is a cook, a book author, a gardener and a lover of all things chicken. She grew up with hens and then, years later, rediscovered their wonders as an urban chicken activist in Toronto, bylaws be damned. These days she has four hens, she calls them her girls, in Port Hope, Ontario, another community not so keen on the practise. But Langford is devoted to her girls, not just for the eggs, but for their beauty, personalities and friendship. Ben Cullen and his father Mark wrote about hops as an ornamental in the 2020 edition of the Harrowsmith Almanac. So, I wanted to catch up with Ben to get the lowdown on how a key ingredient in beer can also be an important part of a beautiful garden.

Credits: Wayne MacPhail - host and producer
Yolanda Thornton - Harrowsmith publisher
Victoria Fenner - campus and community radio distribution

Theme Music by David Archibald


Environment > Agriculture
Type: Interview

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