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Exploring the enduring power of that 70s radical ecological upstart, Earth Day. And Farming on Mars!
13 Apr, 2021 | 0:29:54 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

In this episode, a visit with an environmental non-profit that has weathered political, social, and ecological storms and shifts. Earth Day has been around since the Guess Who’s American Woman topped the Billboard charts and the hole in the ozone layer wasn’t even on our radar screen. In the distant 70s. Earth Day Canada was born in the 90s and...
How to Pivot down on the farm and at the craft brewery
05 Apr, 2021 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

Pivot. You've likely heard that word quite a bit lately. I remember it from tango dance classes in Argentina (not that I ever really learned how to pivot OR to tango correctly...). But since Covid-19, we hear the word all the time. What does pivot look like on the farm? Or at the craft brewery? Today on "Fit to Eat"...
Vandana Shiva connects the present to the past
05 Apr, 2021 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

India passed three new farm bills during the COVID lockdown last fall that gave rise to a sustained farmers' strike that is perhaps the largest in history. Sustainable fashion journalist Aditi Mayer interviewed sustainable farming activist Vandana Shiva about what is going on and the history behind it. Maria Gilardin of TUC radio reports what the stock market says about...
Farmer Mental Health and Well-Being
30 Mar, 2021 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

You've seen the idyllic images - of strong farmers, looking over their productive fields and healthy stock, lost in thought, with a piece of straw in their mouth and accomplishment overflowing in their hearts. And these images are sometimes accurate, indeed. But sometimes farming can be stressful, lonely, challenging, unprofitable, and more. This week on "Fit to Eat" I talk...
At the Sheep Barn with Crystal Parsons
21 Mar, 2021 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This week on "Fit to Eat" we head for the delightful backroads of Cormack to visit with Crystal and Doug Parsons of D&D Farm. We learn about a breed of sheep with an expressive and genuine curiosity, the "normal" schedule of lambing month, the amazing skills you can develop through YouTube these days, how to set up an abattoir in...
All about chickens .. and then we learn that hops aren't just for beer.
15 Mar, 2021 | 0:30:04 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

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.
Revered archaeologist's findings from pre-patriarchal Old Europe
15 Mar, 2021 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Marija Gimbutas (b. 1921) was revered in academia for her findings on the militaristic Bronze Age, then derided for her later work on the long-lasting pre-patriarchal horticultural societies of Old Europe. In this talk, Joan Marler describes the material culture artifacts that convinced Gimbutas that there had been a culture of peace, whose remnants still existed in her own time.
At the O'Brien Farm with Aaron Rodgers
14 Mar, 2021 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This week on "Fit to Eat: the NL Farm and Food Show" I visit the O'Brien Farm in St. John's, and we head back in time, as well as look forward to the future. Quite the ride. From 1818 to 2020. I talk with Farm Manager Aaron Rodgers about history, heritage, farming, incubators, education, network building, 3-legged stools, a legacy...
At the U-Pick with Andy Wright
14 Mar, 2021 | 0:29:59 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

"We have a bit of a carrot following." "Pumpkin season is a blast." "Everybody thinks that it's easy to grow a strawberry and it's not." If you guessed that this is a farm market u-pick operator speaking, step right up and collect your prize! This week on "Fit to Eat: the NL Farm and Food Show" I speak with Andy...
David Goodyear and his Earth-sheltered greenhouse and homestead
14 Mar, 2021 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

Which would you choose for your backyard - a snowmobile, or an earth sheltered greenhouse? And which would you guess pays itself off within 5 years? This week we find out the answers to these and other alluring questions on "Fit to Eat: the NL Farm and Food Show" as we head to the Homestead at Flatrock. Dan Rubin and...
Visiting Eighth Day Acres - NL's largest (and only) commercial goat cheese dairy.
22 Feb, 2021 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

To start the second season of "Fit to Eat: the NL Farm and Food Show" we head to a goat dairy in Cormack, NL. Sometimes when we see a new food product on the shelves, we may have no idea of the years of work (and risk) that went behind making it available. We visit with the folks at Eighth...
An unlikely Japanese garden in Lethbridge and award winning wines under pyramids in BC.
22 Feb, 2021 | 0:30:01 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

On this week's show, a remarkable Japanese garden in Lethbridge, Alberta, the tenacity of plants, and what that that teach us and a B.C. vegan, organic winery that ages its award-winning vintages in a pyramid. Wayne MacPhail talks to guests about what plants, especially native plants, can teach us about thriving in adversity, an unlikely Japanese garden in Lethbridge. And...
A health website that is the voice of the patient and the mighty morphin’ power of the 4H Club.
02 Feb, 2021 | 0:30:03 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

This episode is about the 5 Hs. First, there’s the H in healthing.com, a website that amplifies the voices of those living with diseases and disorders and who are looking for options for healthy lifestyles. The next of the five are four H’s are in the 4-H club of Canada …. So, five H's, six, if you count Harrowsmith, which we...
An arctic journey where we explore the life and words of a remarkable Canadian.
19 Jan, 2021 | 0:30:03 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

On this week's show, Inuit children’s author and storyteller Michael Kusugak on the eternal power of the tale. Also, how farmer’s are helping Food Banks Canada end hunger. This episode takes us on an arctic journey where we explore the life and words of a remarkable Canadian, children’s author and storyteller  Michael Kusugak. And, the story of how thousands of farmers across...
Feeling cold air? Some tips on winterizing the draftiest of houses. And, feeding feather friends.
04 Jan, 2021 | 0:30:03 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

This episode features a return visit from Harrowsmith’s resident handyman from Manitoulin Island, Steve Maxwell. This time out Steve offers some good, and timely advice about how to keep your house warm in the winter. Next up, another timely topic, bird seed. Host Wayne MacPhail visits with Barry Bogel, who runs a bulk seed business on equipment his grandfather would...
It's never too early to plan for gardening season. And, what to do with Christmas leftovers
22 Dec, 2020 | 0:30:04 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

During this year's strange holiday season, people won't be getting together but there still will be some traditional holiday dinners on the cook. And because there won't be as many people to eat dinner, there will be more leftovers. Harrowsmith food writer Signe Langford has some new ideas about making good use of holiday leftovers. And, in the depths of...
Exploring that most misunderstood of fibres, hemp. And the truth about chestnuts at Christmas.
07 Dec, 2020 | 0:30:04 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

In this episode Wayne MacPhail gets the lowdown on one of the most misunderstood and maligned crops in North America, hemp. It’s a delicious breakfast topping, it’s a construction material, it’s great for clothing and plastics! Stop, you’re all right. He speaks with hempbassador Marie Eisenmann about the fibre of the future. While hemp has, for centuries, been a valued...
Young Climate Feminist Leaders Talk
30 Nov, 2020 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

On September 25, 2020, WEDO (the Women's Environment and Development Organization) hosted a virtual "Radical Futures Roundtable: Young Climate Feminists in Conversation." Panelists from around the world talked about how they came by their radicalism and their expertise, and about their radical visions for the future.
Dr. Suzuki talks about his life, his regrets and what he's learned from decades of activism.
23 Nov, 2020 | 0:30:03 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

A while back host Wayne MacPhail got to meet one of his heroes, Dr. David Suzuki. He had just published "Letters to my Grandchildren", a heartfelt retrospective of his life, learnings and legacy. Wayne got to sit down with him in the David Suzuki Foundation offices to chat about that life. And .. since the holidays are coming, a nod...
A visit to a B.C. greenhouse where citrus fruits thrive and one woman?s ingenuity has made eclectic
09 Nov, 2020 | 0:29:58 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

This episode of Harrowsmith Radio is about hydroponics, subtropical fruit in Canada and the stars in the winter sky. We begin with a journey to Salt Spring Island off the coast of British Columbia. There we find Jane Squier, who’s nurturing a citrus grove under glass (well, poly, really). She’s just wrapped up her career as a purveyor of butter...
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