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Looking at the Big Picture with Food First NL
14 Aug, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This week on "Fit to Eat" it is Big Picture Day. Yes, we'll talk about policy, and self-provision, and the increasing interest in nutritious food, and collaboration, and resilience. I speak with the Executive Director of Food First NL, Kristie Jameson, about the changing face of food in NL. Listen in. You're all a part of it.
Community Food Hub in Central Labrador
07 Aug, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This week on Fit to Eat I talk with Jamie Jackman, the Chair of the Community Food Hub in Happy Valley Goose Bay, Labrador. We talk about community-based food initiatives, farming in Labrador, the increase in self-provisioning, and the transition from a place that was once self-reliant in terms of food to one which is now dependent - and the...
The Magic of Nature
31 Jul, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

"Fit to Eat" is lurching back into action, after a 2-week break. This time, we visit with Anne Marceau and Michael Burzynski, naturalists, authors, gardening experts, and interpreters who are keen to share their knowledge of (and passion for) plants. Join me for a show that affirms the magic of the natural world in which we live. It will help...
Alternative Protein Sources - Bugs, Beetles & Insects
28 Jul, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Lawson Hunter | EarthMatters

Scientists and foodies have been searching for alternatives to traditional, animal protein-based food. Land use, greenhouse gas emissions and obesity are touched on during this discussion about eating insects instead of beef, pork and poultry. While many get squeamish at the idea, entomophagy — people eating insects — is a possible way to ensure a sustainable and secure food supply...
Post Carbon Institute
21 Jul, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Lawson Hunter | EarthMatters

Founded in 2003, Post Carbon Institute’s mission is to lead the transition to a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable world by providing individuals and communities with the resources needed to understand and respond to the interrelated ecological, economic, energy, and equity crises of the 21st century. We spoke with Rob Dietz, Program Director at Post Carbon Institute about the many...
Farming as a Second Career, with Joyce Pye
11 Jul, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

At the time of life when most people are starting to wind down, to anticipate retirement and the purchase (and use)of a couple of Lazy Boy rocking chairs, Joyce and Frank Pye decided to go into farming. They set up Grand River Farm, near Happy Valley Goose Bay in Labrador. Today I talk to Joyce Pye about that decision, about...
Community Radio News from Coast to Coast to Coast
08 Jul, 2019 | 0:31:55 |
EN | Groundwire Production |

**This is a repeat broadcast of GroundWire from October 8, 2018** This episode of GroundWire was produced on the traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the New Credit by the GroundWire National Coordination Team in Toronto. Headlines: B.C. Supreme Court Ruling on Jumbo Glacier Resort | Catherine Fisher, CJLY Withdrawal of Manitoba's Carbon Tax Commitment | Michael Welch, CKUW Eviction...
Irish rural regions have a thing or two to teach the rest of us.
08 Jul, 2019 | 0:35:51 |
EN | Bojan Furst | Rural Routes

A growing population, opportunities in a variety of industries and sectors, focus on experience and food, and a drive to find new and better ways of doing just about anything? If you think this describes a trendy metropolis, think again. Rural Ireland is creating a range of innovative rural development strategies that bring together residents, industry, civil sector and academic...
At the Greenhouse with Sean Dolter
04 Jul, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This week on "Fit to Eat" we talk with Sean Dolter, co-owner and operator of the Greenhouse in Little Rapids, and a self-confessed lover of discussions about policy, planning and strategic thinking. In our chat, we see these passions applied to issues around local production, what consumers want from their food (and their plants) and how to build the agricultural...
A conversation with Katharine Hayhoe about Climate Change and how we talk about it!
02 Jul, 2019 | 0:32:02 |
EN | Program Co-ordinator | The Conversation Lab with Don Shafer

The speed at which climate change is unfolding is making it increasingly difficult for humans and our natural world to adapt in what some believe is an apocalyptic scenario. Some of the worlds poorest and most vulnerable are already the most affected by global warming as rising sea levels, droughts, floods, storms, wars, heat waves and other catastrophic events disrupt...
Working with Refugee Farmers in NL
28 Jun, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

Did you know that many refugees and immigrants to our province have a background in agriculture - in growing crops - in making cheese - in doing all manner of entrepreneurial things around food production? This week on "Fit to Eat," we are talking with Sarah Thompson of the Association for New Canadians. She is the Project Manager of a...
Philosophy down on the farm
20 Jun, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This week on "Fit to Eat" we talk about... well, there's no easy way to put this... we talk about philosophy. Farming and philosophy. Berry growing and philosophy. And how the thing that seems, to many people, so scary (philosophy)is actually something that is pretty front-and-centre to many farmers. Or should be. I drop by the new farm market of...
Talkin' 'bout the good old days with Charlie Dunne
13 Jun, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

What were these things called the "good old days?" Did they exist, or are they more advertising than reality? This week on "Fit to Eat" we talk to Charlie Dunn - fisher, gardener, tourism operator, carpenter, story-teller. He speaks openly about life in rural NL back in the days when he was growing up, and the current challenges of rural....
At Dan Rubin's Windy Cliffside Garden
04 Jun, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This week we visit gardener, teacher, musician, writer, organizer, animator and self-professed seed geek Dan Rubin. He talks about adapting to NL gardening conditions, after moving from Canada's west coast, where you simply plant seeds and run. But the conditions here have made him a better gardener. Honest. We also chat about the role of seed collecting in ensuring food...
Two chefs, two countries, one set of challenges
29 May, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This time on "Fit to Eat" I talk to two chefs, from two different countries, but who have some similar experiences. They both try to get local ingredients, despite the short growing seasons in their respective countries. They both try to balance their passion to cook for people along with their need to make a living while doing that. David...
At the Exploits Meadow Farm
21 May, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

So what does it take to start your own farm? From the woods up? This week on "Fit to Eat," we talk with entrepreneur, 3rd-career young farmer, shepherd and apiarist Rodney Reid about such topics. He is the co-owner and operator of Exploits Meadow Farms, just outside Bishop's Falls, NL. And don't worry. We don't talk about only the challenges....
Culinary Tourism and Rural Community Development
13 May, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This week I talk with two young entrepreneurs who are working in the area of culinary tourism. Rebecca Brushett and Ian Stone operate tours in the Gros Morne National Park region, celebrating local food and local culinary skills. While we talk about food and using it to share a local culture, we are also talking about how local food can...
Connections between horticulture and agriculture
05 May, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This time on "Fit to Eat" we dance around the question of whether horticulture and agriculture are the very same thing... or maybe they were separated at birth? What is their connection, in our province? How is the increased interest in food security among consumers being felt in the horticultural industry? And what can the two sectors learn from each...
Innovation in Icelandic Food
29 Apr, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This time on "Fit to Eat" we are back in Iceland, to visit a greenhouse and to talk to a food researcher. We meet Anna, at the end of a majestic fjord, in her geothermally-heated greenhouse, and hear her story of how she and her husband ended up as farmers. Then we meet with Holly, who is researching 3D food...
How a Farmer's Market Nurtures Community
23 Apr, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

On this episode, we explore the close relationship between food and community, and how they often rely upon the contributions of the other. We use the example of the St. John's Farmer's Market as an illustration of how this relationship works its magic. I talk to Chair of the Co-op Board that operates the market, Joshua Smee, Deputy Mayor of...
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