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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...
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...
How a stamp entrepreneur launched a Canadian fish firm that delivers to your door.
26 Oct, 2020 | 0:30:03 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

This episode is about how a Moroccan stamp entrepreneur became a fish magnate who is shipping fresh tuna right to your door. Plus, buffalo milk from a lone ranger near Stratford Ontario, as we learn about why buffalo milk makes 3 per cent from cows look like skim. Seafood Crate -- When Phil Behaim’s father, Marc first came to Canada...
What impact is climate change having on the wildfires of B.C.? And soup from compost and stone.
12 Oct, 2020 | 0:30:04 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

A study published in Earth’s Future last year is clear: the fires that ravaged B.C. in 2017 were made terrifyingly worse by human-induced climate change. We made weather worse, whipping up winds, calling down lighting and causing the fires to burn up to 11 times more land than normal. And, things might get worse still. To understand what’s at stake,...
Father and son team Mark and Ben Cullen tell us how to attract birds to your garden.
28 Sep, 2020 | 0:29:37 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

Mark and Ben Cullen, a father and son dynamic duo of gardening expertise, have been guiding home-based horticulture fans for years, decades and now, generations. This time out they team up to guide you to getting the best birds in your backyard this winter. Along the way, they shatter a couple of myths, crack jokes and diss cracked corn. And...
A handshake that launched a Canadian duck farm, and, a tour of Prince Edward County.
15 Sep, 2020 | 0:30:04 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

1.) Patti Thompson is one of four sisters who run King Cole Ducks near Stouffville, Ontario. That farm has been running for almost 70 years over three generations. It was a bit of an oddball at first, ducks just weren’t as popular as beef and chicken in the fifties, but a few decades later, a wave of Chinese immigration washed...
This episode is about mushrooms from the edge of Canada and beer from the heart of the nation.
31 Aug, 2020 | 0:30:01 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

First up, Stephanie Lipp co-founder of Gillis Naturals tells us about how she and her partner Leo have launched a mushroom farm in Bonavista Newfoundland. Yes, devoted listeners, that’s the same place the Newfoundland Salt Company calls home. Next, we learn about how Harrowsmith inspired craft brewing and the dozens of reasons Ottawa is the beer capital of Canada. Stephanie...
An elegy to the rhythms of nature from a farmer and cello player finely tuned to that beat.
17 Aug, 2020 | 0:30:03 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

This episode takes us down on the farms - first to a sheep farm near Perth where we learn about the capricious rhythms of Mother Nature from a farmer and cello instructor. Next, to Dr. Dolittle of a farm – Caberneigh Farms – jubilant with animals and abuzz with newly hived bees lost in their own dances and rhythms. All...
A visit with Dan Needles, the creator of Walt Wingfield and the Wingfield mediaverse.
27 Jul, 2020 | 0:30:03 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

The "Letter from Wingfield Farm" series of stage plays have been a staple of summer repertory theatre companies for many decades. The comedies focus on the life of stockbroker-turned-farmer Walt Wingfield. The plays consist of a series of letters containing philosophical musings about the nature of life in a small rural community, theories of why animals sometimes misbehave, and puzzling...
The changing role of women in the ag business. In some ways plus ca change, in some ways, new rows h
14 Jul, 2020 | 0:30:04 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

In this episode we talk about the changing role of women in agriculture and the future of the largest agricultural fair in the world. Wayne MacPhail speaks with Iris Meck, the force behind the Advancing Women in Agriculture conference. Since 2014 The Advancing Women in Agriculture conference has brought together women from across Canada to share, learn and grow and...
We explore a global cornucopia of unusual vegetables you can grow yourself.
29 Jun, 2020 | 0:30:04 |
EN | Victoria Fenner |

This episode of Harrowsmith Radio is about extraordinary vegetables, wild weather and the water it brings with it. First up, we head to the east coast, the outskirts of Halifax, Nova Scotia, to be exact. There we meet Niki Jabbour. Niki’s a bestselling gardening writer and author of Veggie Garden Remix. She's discovered hundreds of vegetables beyond the rank and...
We meet a man with an audacious plan to bring truffle farming to Ontario.
17 Jun, 2020 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

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...
Harrowsmith Radio Wayne MacPhail finds out how hard it is to live off grid.
01 Jun, 2020 | 0:30:04 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

We start this episode of Harrowsmith Radio by talking about living off the grid using solar, wind, batteries and a generator with Canada’s handyman and Harrowsmith contributor, Steve Maxwell. Then, on a lighter note, but with no less energy, Wayne speaks with Signe Langford, Harrowsmith’s food editor about alternatives to coffee on the grid, or off.
Gardens that Heal
18 May, 2020 | 0:30:04 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

This episode of Harrowsmith Radio is all about the gardens and their value to our minds, bodies, spirits and communities. 1.) First up, Wayne MacPhail speaks with Mitchell Hewson, a veteran horticultural therapist who use the growth, resilience and hope of renewal gardens offer as a balm on the troubled minds and bodies of those in need of rebirth. 2.)...
Clare Dam talk about how her husband's health challenges became a reason to move to the country.
05 May, 2020 | 0:30:03 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

1) When Ken Dam was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma he started getting really serious about the food he was putting in his body. Ken’s fine now, but his quest to eat healthy propelled he and his wife Clare into an adventure of homesteading near Copetown, Ontario. It didn’t go as planned. But, the Dams are still at it, eight...
Kim Kitchen, visual artist, talks about sound art as her way to deal with a devastating illness.
06 Apr, 2020 | 0:27:42 |
EN | Victoria Fenner |

Kim Kitchen is visual artist and now, sound artist living in North Bay. After the onset of Rheumatoid Disease arrived in March of 2015, Kim’s abilities significantly altering her ability to continue to work in the media she cultivated throughout her art career and practice in painting, sculpture, photography and mixed media. During this time, a dear artist friend who...
rabble.ca goes to the World Forum of Free Media
09 Aug, 2016 | 0:28:55 |
EN | Victoria Fenner |

Activists from around the world are converging upon Montreal this week for the World Social Forum. The first World Social Forum was held in Brazil in 2001 to provide a way for people to connect with others who also believe a better world is possible. This year marks the first time that the Forum has been held in the Global...
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