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Posts tagged with: organic

Have you ever considered moving your farming operation? Today we’re taking it across the pond with Steve, Jenny, and Sequoia of Chaos Springs Farm, located in Waihi, New Zealand. Originally located in Utah, Chaos Springs makes compost and soil management tools to help growers take control of their soil fertility. They make it a point......
Have you and your spouse ever considered dropping everything to build a farm together from the ground up? Today we’re happy to have Sunshine Vortigern of Round Right Farm on the show. Operating out of Cranesville, West Virginia, Round Right Farm is owned and operated by Sunshine and her husband, Steve. When they first bought......
What are the responsibilities of being CEO of one of the largest institutions dedicated to organic farming? Joining us today is the CEO of Rodale, Jeff Moyer. Rodale Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to growing the organic movement through rigorous research, farmer training, and consumer education. Widely recognized as a founder of the modern......
Are you having trouble getting a grasp on the delicate science of soil health? If so, you’re certainly not alone and we’ve got your back! Today on the Thriving Farmer Podcast we’re joined by Emily Newman, Organic Soil Consultant at Rodale Institute. Emily helps farmers navigate organic compliance as they transition to certified organic. She......
What’s the oldest thriving organic farm in Vermont and how have they grown throughout the years? Find out today from Howard Prussack of High Meadows Farm, located just a short drive from the center of Putney, Vermont. High Meadows Farm is a 65 Acre farm of rolling hills and fertile soils, surrounded by oak and......
What do you get when you combine solutions for both environmental and social issues? Organic farming, of course! Joining us today is Matthew Hayes of Zsamboki Biokert located in Zsámbok, Hungary. The mission at Zsamboki is to involve as many people as possible in the mysteries of organic farming. Matthew and the Zsamboki team pride......
What does it take to thrive as an organic, stockfree, community-interest farm? Quite a lot, but as our guest today shows, it’s a climbable mountain. Joining us today is Iain Tolhurst of Tolhurst Organic located in south Oxfordshire, UK. Tolhurst Organic, one of the longest running organic vegetable farms in England, supplies in-season organic vegetables......
Have you had experienced, competent, professional mentors throughout your farming journey? If not, it could make all the difference in how you run your farm! Joining me today on this special 100th episode for the Thriving Farmer Podcast, are two of my long time personal mentors, Paul and Sandy Arnold. They are the owners and......
How do experienced farmers go about building the most healthy, fertile soil possible to yield the highest quality and quantity produce?  Joining us on today’s podcast is Casey Ostwinch of Honey Tree Farm, a Certified Naturally Grown, four-season bio-intensive market garden located in Conover, North Carolina. Casey and his wife Tori use human scale techniques......
Can you run an animal-based farm and simultaneously be passionate about animal welfare? Our guest today proves that those two things aren’t a direct conflict of interests. Marissa Paykos of Hardeeville, South Carolina joins us today to tell us all about her farming operation, Whippoorwill Farms. Whippoorwill is a small farm with plans on making......