Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Hoes Down Harvest Festival and Beginning Farmers Sasha and Emma

Hoes Down Harvest Festival!
The 24th annual Hoes Down Harvest Festival is this weekend in the beautiful Capay Valley at Full Belly Farm! Dani chats with Hallie Muller and Jeff & Annie Main, some of the key folks that pull together the harvest festival each year to learn more about what it takes to build a 600 Hay Bale fort, turn a working farm into a family festival and celebrate rural living and sustainable agriculture with over 3,000 families each year!

Don't miss the Hoes Down Harvest Festival this year. A great musical lineup, including Driving with Fergus and the local Mad Cow String Band. Great food, contra dancing, farm workshops and more!

Visit www.hoesdown.org to find out more about this year's event!
Photo courtesy Hoes Down Harvest Festival.

Beginning Farmer Series: Cloverleaf at Bridgeway Farms
Dani checks back in with beginning farmers Sasha Klein and Emma Torbert of the Cloverleaf at Bridgeway Farms. This past weekend marked the finale of their first season of farming. Learn from these beginning farmers about some of the challenges of starting a farm from scratch and some of the rewards of being a part of a local agricultural community.

The Cloverleaf at Bridgeway Farms is located off the Kidwell Rd. exit on HWY 80. Their farm stand is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-6pm. You can also find them at the Woodland Farmers Market on Tuesdays and Saturdays!

To learn more about their farm, check them out on Facebook!
Photo courtesy Matthew Hoffman.


This show features music by The Mad Cow String Band and Driving with Fergus. Both bands will be playing at the 2011 Hoes Down Harvest Festival at Full Belly Farm the first weekend of October, 2011!

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Alan Hastings and Carl Boettiger; Population Biology

Ever wondered about stochastic forces, theoretical biology, invasive species, tipping points or the intersection between mathematical models and ecology? This week's show features grad student Carl Boettiger and his advisor, Alan Hastings, Phd in population dynamics and applied mathematical models.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Temple Grandin, EcoFair Marin, Drought in Texas

temple-grandin.jpg Co-Host Anna-Ruth talks with Dr. Temple Grandin, the keynote speaker at EcoFair Marin, about what to expect in her class, her work in slaughterhouses, issues surrounding animal rights, and imperative " for little ag and big ag to stop throwing rocks at each other".

Check out Dr. Grandin's new book "Improving Animal Welfare: A Practical Approach", available on amazon for purchase.

Also check out Dr. Gransin's website here

Followed by a discussion with co-host Dani Lee about the meat industry and the future of food prices, including the drought in Texas and its affect on cattle ranchers.

The show concluded with sounds from EcoFair Marin, where Ambassa Cantave performed. Cantave is a co-founder for Grind for the Green and his music is "ushering hip hop and dub music into the realms of futuristic electro rock"

EcoFair Marin, which happened this past Sunday, September 4th, is the first annual community celebration to inspire a healthy and sustainable Marin.

Music Played:

Woodie Guthrie "This Land is Your Land"

Dead Prez "Be Healthy"

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