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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.
Police crack down on protests against racism and police violence
01 Jun, 2020 | 0:33:55 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

This weekend, in at least 75 U.S. cities, demonstrators marched against racism and police violence in the wake of the video showing the last moments of George Floyd's life, with a Minneapolis police officer's knee on his neck. North of the border, thousands of people rallied in Toronto, some holding signs demanding "Justice for Regis." Regis Korchinski-Paquet is a black...
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.)...
Understanding the impacts such traumatic events have on rural regions and communities
06 May, 2020 | 0:34:33 |
EN | Bojan Furst | Rural Routes

This episode of Rural Routes features Dr. Kathleen Kevany from the Faculty of Agriculture at Dalhousie University in Truro, Nova Scotia. She is the director of the Rural Research Collaborative and a licensed psychotherapist who studies community development, community well-being and social change. We reached out to Dr. Kevany in the aftermath of a mass shooting in rural Nova Scotia...
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...
Topics: COVID-19, avian diseases, Earth Day 2020
04 May, 2020 | 0:30:15 |
EN | Julia Cameron | For the Birds Podcast

Hosted by Julia "Jules" Cameron, For the Birds Podcast is all about our feathered friends (or foes) - the birds! In this episode, we talk about the COVID-19 pandemic, avian disease, and Earth Day. *This program is recorded in-studio at Caper Radio CJBU, Cape Breton University’s campus radio station in Sydney, Nova Scotia.*
Public health scholar Trevor Hancock on life before, during, and after COVID-19
04 May, 2020 | 0:30:04 |
EN | Kevin Midbo | People First Radio: Life During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create massive challenges — and potentially long-lasting changes — in our individual and collective experience of family, community, and nationhood. We’re learning more about the need for mental, as well as physical, wellness. We’re also talking a lot more about the way society should — and could — function for the benefit of all.
How students are coping with isolation and alternative course delivery due to COVID-19
06 Apr, 2020 | 0:40:09 |
EN | Mick Sweetman CHLY 101.7FM in Nanaimo | Students in the Know

In this episode of Students in the Know, we speak with VIU students about their experience with self-isolating and alternative course delivery. We also speak with Stephanie Smith, president of the BC Government and Service Employees Union about their call for the government to declare a rent and mortgage moratorium during the pandemic.
Preventing the spread of COVID-19 in Nanaimo
26 Mar, 2020 | 0:39:59 |
EN | Mick Sweetman CHLY 101.7FM in Nanaimo | Students in the Know

In this episode of Students in the Know we speak with Dr. Paul Paul Hasselback, Medical Officer of Health for the mid-island region about what is being done to keep people safe from COVID-19. An interview with Lois Peterson from the Unitarian Shelter shows the challenges that front-line services are facing in preventing COVID-19 from spreading between people who are...
National News Show on COVID-19
25 Mar, 2020 | 0:41:11 |
EN | Maureen McEwan |

As Canada faces the COVID-19 pandemic, there is much uncertainty. We think it is vital to maintain a positive outlook and our role as a community resource, wherever possible. Our three national radio associations — the Community Radio Alliance of Canada (ARCC), the Association of Community Radio Broadcasters of Quebec (ARCQ) and National Campus and Community Radio Association/l’Association nationale des...
Plastiglomerate - a new kind of plastic pollution
26 Jan, 2020 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Lawson Hunter | EarthMatters

Yet another form of plastic pollution - "plastiglomerate" - rock-like fragments of plastic, sand grains, debris and organic materials fused together by human-induced fires.  In certain areas of the Great Lakes surface densities of plastics are as high as those reported for areas of litter accumulation within ocean gyres.  Sources include microplastic beads, consumer products, industrial pellets, and waste from...
A season one recap
10 Dec, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This week on "Fit to Eat," it is the last show of season 1. We'll recap (very briefly), some of the material covered in the 54 shows that came before. You'll hear clips from the 75 people who were interviewed in this season, all jumbled in together. Plus a bit of fun here and there with music and local food...
Olafur talks about agriculture in Iceland, in the age of free traders
04 Dec, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

How can a small population, on a large island, protect its food production from diseases and economic aggression in an age of "free" trade? No, I'm not talking about the island of Newfoundland, but the country of Iceland. This week on "Fit to Eat" I speak with a wise farmer and researcher, Ólafur Dýrmundsson, about Iceland's struggles with maintaining clean...
Topics: deforestation, forestry, woodpeckers, and Canadian songbirds
02 Dec, 2019 | 0:30:32 |
EN | Julia Cameron | For the Birds Podcast

Hosted by Julia "Jules" Cameron, For the Birds Podcast is all about our feathered friends (or foes) - the birds! In this episode, we look into Canadian forestry and the global threat of deforestation, and the woodpeckers and songbirds in Canadian forest habitats. *This program is recorded in-studio at Caper Radio CJBU, Cape Breton University’s campus radio station in Sydney,...
Agriculture University of Iceland
27 Nov, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This time on "Fit to Eat," we head back to the Agriculture University of Iceland for another show. At every step, we learn how the situation in Newfoundland and Labrador is somewhat similar to that in Iceland - in terms of the challenges around local food production, the need for secondary production, and the crucial imperative to stop importing so...
Talking Food and the Lure of the Land, and More, with Mark Wilson
20 Nov, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Routes & Branches & Beyond

As the old song puts it, "How ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm, once they've seen Paree [Paris]?" Children who grow up on farms may sometimes try to avoid becoming farmers themselves - but that is often futile. Today we meet with Mark Wilson, vegetable and mushroom grower from Portugal Cove, who was lured back to the land...
Using What we Have with Jason Bull and Stelman Flynn
12 Nov, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

How do farmers decide what to grow? Or gather? One way is to look around you. What does nature do well? Follow that. Today we hear from two food producers who celebrate our natural resources, and work to use what we have. Two voices, of entrepreneurs who are rooted in the values of rural communities, both past and present. I...
Agriculture and Rural Development (in Iceland and Beyond)
05 Nov, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

Building a diverse food production system is just about the best rural development strategy possible. And vice versa. Today on "Fit to Eat," we test out that theory in Iceland, with teacher, researcher and rural development worker, Vifill Karlsson. We talk about attracting young farmers, enticing agri-tourists (and keeping them safe), supporting local production, the awkward urban-rural balance, and the...
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