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(Victoria Fenner)

Truffle farming -- One Hazelnut Tree at a Time,

We meet a man with an audacious plan to bring truffle farming to Ontario.


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Length: 0:30:00
Uploaded: 17 Jun, 2020

Recording Date: 1 May, 2019
Recording Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Logsheet: none
Language: English
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Copyright: Copyright Harrowsmith Magazine.

Music Copyright: David Archibald

Program Title: Truffle farming -- One Hazelnut Tree at a Time,
Description: 1.) Truffle farming - Adam Koziol used to be an ad man in Toronto. Then he and a friend got a crazy idea of growing mahogany trees with superpowers roots in the Caribbean. Over the years that idea morphed into something even more fantastic, growing truffles from the roots of hazelnut and oak trees in Ontario. Working with Spanish scientists Adam has inoculated young trees with the stuff that truffles are made from. He’s sold those trees to over thirty growers in Ontario who now are counting down the years to a possible truffle windfall. Harrowsmith Radio host Wayne MacPhail visited Adam on his farm, and the headquarters for Earthgen International, near Dunville, Ontario to talk about his fantastic fungus factory.

And a conversation with Kathleen Galias, a pharmacist who, with her husband, Patrick Hazen, have started Open Hazelnut Farm in Guelph. They're just shy of four years away from a potential truffle crop.

2.) And with hiking season upon us, Wayne MacPhail talks to Vanessa Farnsworth about why it's important to protect yourself from ticks. Vanessa had her life laid low by Lyme disease, so she knows its toll on health, happiness and relationships. She also knows how ticks have been moving into Canada as unwanted invaders. Wayne chatted with her about ticks and the complicated role climate change might play in their spread.

Host(s): Wayne MacPhail
Featured Speakers/Guests: 1.) Adam Koziol - Earthgen International - near Dunnville Ontario 2.) Kathleen Galias -- a pharmacist who, with her husband, Patrick Hazen, have started Open Hazelnut Farm in Guelph. 3.) Vanessa Farnsworth - science journalist with a first hand experience of the impact of Lyme Disease on people's lives.

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

Theme music by David Archibald.

Comments: program runs 28:00 to last word, with 2:00 of music fill to enable stations to fade and run their own promos etc.

Harrowsmith Radio has a new episode every two weeks. To have the show distributed directly to your station, contact Victoria Fenner at

Science and Technology > Medicine
Type: Interview

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