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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 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...
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