Seeds, spreadsheets, and farm quality of life are a few of my favourite things. I’m serious. Seeds – those dense little packets of genetic information and potential that carry stories and communities over millennia – I love all the things that they grow into, I love the way they feel when you harvest, I love … More Seeds, spreadsheets, and farm quality of life
This week the #farmerbookclub is going to be the #farmerpodcastclub. Back in spring 2020 when a certain pandemic flipped many farmer’s marketing plans upside down, Diego Footer ran an Online Sales series on Farm Small Farm Smart. Diego interviewed a bunch of different farmers about a bunch of different ecommerce platforms. (I was actually the … More Farmer Podcast Club: Online Sales series on Farm Small Farm Smart
Can you imagine managing a farm with 6 other farmers? Do you think it is possible to keep a farm running with so many decision makers? Whenever I explain that our farm is a worker co-operative. Folks respond by saying that sounds like a lot of meetings. And it is a lot of meetings, but … More Can you imagine managing a farm with 6 other farmers?
It’s time to jump back into your favourite Podcatcher and download episode #61 of my Digital Farmer! Last week, I was a guest on the podcast. Corinna Bench and I talked about running a CSA vegetable basket program and running a seed company. And we talk about the differences between selling vegetables and seeds. The conversation … More Talking Seeds and CSA and entrepreneurship with Corinna Bench
It’s time to jump into your favourite Podcatcher and download episode #215 of Farm Small Farm Smart! Because this week, I’m on the podcast! I sat down with Diego Footer – well I sat down in my office, and I can only imagine Diego sat down in his office on the other side of the continent … More Talking Online Stores On The Farm Small Farm Smart Podcast
Over the last few years, I’ve been running into Owen Taylor of Truelove Seeds at farming conferences. Owen uses the terms Seed Keeping and Seed Keepers rather than Seed Saving and Seed Savers. He grounds his seed work in the stories that come with the seeds. This approach to seeds has encouraged me to explore … More Seeds And Their People Podcast
Tonight I’m on Growers Live with Josh Sattin at 8pm EST. You can watch live on the No-Till Growers Youtube channel. Bring your questions about seeds, spreadsheets, workers coop, farming, crop planning … whatever you want to hear about! This is going to be fun! UPDATE: You can watch the recorded show here.
This week I was on the No-Till Growers Podcast with Jesse Frost! At first I had some trepidation about being on a No-Tillcentric podcast. At Tourne-Sol, we do a touch of no-till in our green houses but we are a tractor tillage based farm. There are many other growers equipped to better discuss no-till. In … More Talking Seeds On The No-Till Growers Podcast
This week I was on the Thriving Farmer podcast with Michael Kilpatrick We talk about Tourne-Sol, running a farm as a coop, managing a profitable farm, and the importance of a good nap. I really enjoyed the conversation I had with Michael and I hope you do too! About The Thriving Farmer Podcast If you … More I’m on the Thriving Farmer Podcast!
Do you wish you could hear more from plant breeders who are doing exciting work with with open source seeds? Well, Free the Seed is the podcast for you! Host Rachel Hultengren interviews different plant breeders who have pledged varieties to OSSI (Open Source Seed Initiative). Rachel asks great questions and makes sure that her … More Are You Listening to The Free The Seed Podcast?