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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Polyface Farms' Joel Salatin about permaculture and how the home vegetable gardener can implement many permaculture techniques for their own gardens to build a better sustainable growing environment.

Joel is going to tell us what a permaculture is, give us some examples of techniques that many home vegetable gardeners are already using and cover some basic tips of how you can extend your gardening season through the colder months.

From there, Joel will give us an in depth look as to how livestock, specifically chickens, can play a major role in a properly designed permaculture system and creative ways to use and save rain water.

This and so much more on this week's episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!

 

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Here's what we'll cover in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

◾ What is a permaculture
◾ What can home gardeners grow that would be considered permaculture
◾ Creative technqiues to lengthen your gardening season
◾ Hugelkultur
◾ Creative ways to save rain water for future use
◾ How chickens can play an important role in sustainable gardening systems

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

 🔗 Polyface Farms
Joel's Books:
🔗     Pastured Poultry Profit$
🔗     Salad Bar Beef
🔗     The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs: Respecting and Caring for All God's Creation
🔗     Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front
🔗    The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer
🔗    Fields of Farmers: Interning, Mentoring, Partnering, Germinating
🔗     Family Friendly Farming: A Multi-Generational Home-Based Business Testament
🔗     Holy Cows and Hog Heaven: The Food Buyer's Guide to Farm Friendly Food
🔗     Tilling the Soil: Cultivating an Entrepreneurial Vision in Your Family
🔗     Getting Your Hands Dirty: How to Teach Your Children to Love Work
🔗 Food Inc.
🔗 The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
🔗 Elliot Coleman: 4 Seasons Harvest
🔗 Pat Forman: City Chicks
🔗 John Moody

 

About this week's guest, Joel Salatin

Joel F. Salatin is an American farmer, lecturer, and author whose books include Folks, This Ain't Normal; You Can Farm; and Salad Bar Beef.

Salatin raises livestock using holistic management methods of animal husbandry on his Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley. Meat from the farm is sold by direct marketing to consumers and restaurants

In high school, Salatin began his own business selling rabbits, eggs, butter and chicken from his family farm at the Staunton Curb Market. He then attended Bob Jones University where he majored in English and was a student leader. He graduated in 1979. Salatin married his childhood sweetheart in 1980 and became a feature writer at the Staunton, Virginia newspaper, The News Leader, where he had worked earlier typing obituaries and police reports.

Tired of "having his stories spiked," he decided to try farming full-time after first getting involved in a walnut-buying station run by two high school boys. Salatin's grandfather had been an avid gardener and beekeeper and a follower of J. I. Rodale, the founder of regenerative organic horticulture. Salatin's father worked as an accountant and his mother taught high school physical education. Salatin's parents had bought the land that became Polyface in 1961 after losing a farm in Venezuela to political turmoil. They had raised cattle using organic methods, but could not make a living at farming alone.

Salatin, a self-described "Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer" produces meat he describes as "beyond organic", which are raised using what the farm describes as environmentally responsible, ecologically beneficial, sustainable agriculture. Jo Robinson, the author of Pasture Perfect: The Far-Reaching Benefits of Choosing Meat, Eggs and Dairy Products From Grass-Fed Animals (2004) said of Salatin, "He's not going back to the old model. There's nothing in county extension or old-fashioned ag science that really informs him. He is just looking totally afresh at how to maximize production in an integrated system on a holistic farm. He's just totally innovative."

Salatin considers his farming a ministry, and he condemns the negative impact on his livelihood and lifestyle of what he considers an increasingly regulatory approach taken by the agencies of the United States government toward farming. Salatin now spends a hundred days a year lecturing at colleges and to environmental groups.
    
    

 

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Mike Podlesny is the host of The Vegetable Gardening Show where he interviews gardening industry experts, and he is the author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person. Don`t forget to link up with Mike on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

 

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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Fayth Thomas about why teaching kids at an early age, to eat healthy and exercise, is so important.  

Fayth runs a daycare center in the Washington, DC metro area and she is also the author of the book, Being the Best You (http://amzn.to/2vXzT40).  Being the Best You, a children's story, takes her years of experience as a day care provider and builds a fun, illustrated story to show why eating healthy is vital to living a long and vibrant life.

She'll fill us in on how she teaches the kids in her daycare to eat healthy, how she gets them to try all of those healthy snacks, and what motivates her to keep doing it everyday with a smile on her face.

This and so much more on this week's episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!

 

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Here's what we'll cover in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

◾Kids eating healthy
◾Eating Healthy Rules a daycare provider must provide by law
◾Kids rising diabetes epidemic
◾The more colors of the foods - The Healthy Rainbow
◾The challenge of putting together a children's book
◾Getting picky eaters to try healthy food

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

Be the Best You

 

About this week's guest, Fayth Thomas

Fayth Thomas is an experienced day-care owner. She lives in the Washington, DC, metro area with her kids, her husband, and their pet fish. Before she started writing children’s books, she specialized in teaching children various things: healthy eating, Spanish, gardening, self-defence, and reading. She specializes in writing a line of books that will educate children with fun bedtime stories.

 

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About the Author

Mike Podlesny is the host of The Vegetable Gardening Show where he interviews gardening industry experts, and he is the author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person. Don`t forget to link up with Mike on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

 

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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

Did you know that 70% of food pantries in America are located within a place of worship?  

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Gary Oppenheimer, the founder of AmpleHarvest.org about a program that he started in 2016.  This new program called, Food Waste Weekend, was setup to connect the food pantries within those places of worship with the home vegetable gardeners that are already a part of that place of worship's congregation.

So how does he do it?  By getting the heads of the places of worship to focus their message during Food Waste Weekend on ending hunger in their communities.

Food waste weekend is September 8th, 9th & 10th in 2017.  If you are watching this video after this date and in subsequent years, it is held in the 2nd weekend of September every year.

Here's what we'll cover in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

How you can particpate in Food Waste Weekend in your local place of worship

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

Food Waste Weekend

AmpleHarvest.org

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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats award winning with singer/song writer and organic farmer, Ed Roman, on how he draws inspiration from his organic gardening to write his music.

Ed shares with us driving force behind his latest album, Red Omen, he discusses the many other professional musicians he has worked with and how the inspire him to create a musical work/life balance with his organic farming practices.

Ed will tell us all about his organic farm, what he grows and what he sells.  He will tell us why it is more important to him to teach others how to grow their own food rather than selling the produce he grows.

From there he'll give us his insight on the Johnny Appleseed mentality, a gardening/music balance in his life and of course, what he's working on right now.

This and so much more on this week's episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!

 

 

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Here's what we'll cover in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

◾ Ed pulls inspiration for music from farming
◾ Ed's latest album
◾ Organic Urban Farming, selling and teaching others in your area
◾ Why music is an important part of Ed's farming
◾ The Johnny Appleseed Mentality
◾ Gardening/Music life balance

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

🔗 Ed Romen's website
🔗 Ed's albums
🔗 Ed on Facebook
🔗 Ed on YouTube

 

About this week's guest, Ed Roman

Ed Roman is an Award-winning singer/songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist from Shelburne, Ontario, Canada.  

Blurring the lines between pop, rock, folk, and country music genres, Ed’s uniquely crafted songs have received regular rotation on more than 100 terrestrial radio stations across North America and more than 400 stations, worldwide.  

Ed is a 2014 Artists Music Guild Award Nominee, a 2014 International Music and Entertainment Association Award Winner, a two-time 2015 IMEA Award nominee, a 2015 and 2016 Josie Show Awards nominee, an Akademia Awards Winner, and a two-time Indie Music Channel Award winner.

Ed has performed at the Red Gorilla Music Fest during SXSW, The Millennium Music Conference, and SS Cape May, and he has toured both New York City and Philly.

Recently, this Top 100 MTV.com and #1 Reverbnation artist traveled to Jamaica to deliver much-needed humanitarian aid to the island, while shooting the music video for “Jamaica.”

Ed is also a Heart Songs for Veterans artist, donating money to help veterans with his single and Top 10 Yallwire.com video,, “Lay One Down.”

His last album, Letters From High Latitudes (an homage to his Ontario home) was a critically-acclaimed vehicle for Ed’s socio-political, earthly-conscious and globally-aware messages.  

This earthy, funky and magical mix of music has earned Ed Roman airplay chart recognition and won over legions of fans around the world, known as “Ed Heads.” Now, Ed has returned with a brand new album, Red Omen, produced with renowned producer, Michael Jack.

 The album, featuring the first single and video, I Am Love, is out June 7, 2016.  www.edroman.net

 

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Mike Podlesny is the host of The Vegetable Gardening Show where he interviews gardening industry experts, and he is the author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person. Don`t forget to link up with Mike on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Brandi Stupica the inventor of the brown bread mozzie mosquito kit.  Already born with a condition that makes her allergic to mosquito bites, Brandi tells us all about how she was on a mission to eliminate mosquitoes from her yard after learning she passed that same condition on to her children.

During her campaign to seek out a safe, yet effective way to eliminate the mosquitoes, Brandi and her husband stumbled upon a naturally occurring bacteria in the soil.

Fast forward to today, Brandi has developed a way to utilize the bacteria in a "safe to use at home" kit called Brown Bread Mozzie.

She'll tell us about her journey, how she got here and what is in store for those pesky mosquitoes.

This and so much more on this week's episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!

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Here's what we'll cover in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

◾ Genotype susceptible to Mosquito bites
◾ How the Brown Bread Mozzie Works
◾ BTI
◾ How far do mosquitoes travel
◾ 10% off your purchase - Special Code is in the Show

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

🔗 Brown Bread Mozzie
🔗 Brandi's Email
🔗 Can the Government Fine You for Having a Vegetable Garden? This one local government said yes

 

About this week's guest, Brandi Stupica

I'm a developmental psychologist with a mosquito problem. I also have two kids, so I worry about the effects of pesky, disease-spreading mosquitoes. I'm equally as concerned about the long-term effects of chemically-based mosquito control. My husband and I were meticulous about getting rid of stagnant water on our property, but our mosquito problem was pernicious. We tried organic repellents, which smelled nice but worked for only two days and took an hour to apply. We tried expensive bug lights, which made no impact whatsoever but emphasized just how bad our mosquito problem was. We tried candles and wearing natural insect repellents but they are expensive, time-consuming, and a mental burden.

One day my husband came across a bacteria meant to be sprinkled in standing water that killed mosquito larvae. He devised a system that controlled where mosquitoes laid their eggs. He made sure the only available breeding ground for mosquitoes was in attractive, strategically placed buckets of water that were (unbeknownst to the mosquitoes) toxic to their larvae. What's more, the bacteria is completely harmless to anything that we cherished including our kids, our pets, aquatic life, and honey bees, and earth. That summer, nobody was bitten by a mosquito in our yard, and the idea for the Brown Bread Mozzie Organic Mosquito Killer Kit was born.

 

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About the Author

Mike Podlesny is the host of The Vegetable Gardening Show where he interviews gardening industry experts, and he is the author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person. Don`t forget to link up with Mike on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

 

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