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Posts tagged with: sustainable

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......
How much do you really know about the vast universe of vegetable breeding? Today we’re joined by a long-time acquaintance of mine, Jan van der Heide of Bejo Seeds, located in Oceano, California. Bejo is a leading company in breeding, production, and sales of vegetable seeds. With operations in more than thirty countries, Bejo is......
Are you newly interested in pursuing an agricultural profession? Do you have countless questions for which you could really use some answers? Today I’ll be taking a break from the traditional interview style podcast to answer a few questions I received from someone who’s interested in getting into the farming life. I take a comprehensive......
Have you ever considered a fun alternative to traditional farming? Fungi, that is! Joining us today on the Thriving Farmer Podcast is the founder of Maine Cap N’ Stem, Erik Lomen. Maine Cap N’ Stem started in 2014, cultivating a variety of gourmet mushrooms from spore to store below the streets of Portland Maine. Within......
Have you ever considered adding Moringa or Hoodia plants to your farm’s production? Joining us today is Ed Rau, founding owner and President of Sustainable Bioresources. Sustainable Bioresources is a small business primarily engaged in research and development of new cultivars of plants for organic, sustainable cultivation as crops, educational purposes, and uses in new......
Why is proper composting so important to a farm’s success, and how can you make sure you have the right compost for the best outcomes?  Today we’re happy to host Grant and Kate Estrade of Laughing Buddha Nursery in Metairie, Louisiana.  In 2003, Grant started Laughing Buddha Nursery out of a simple desire to be......
When you have a dream of owning and operating a multipurpose farm, what can you do to make that dream a reality? Our guests had exactly that dream, and their determination and gusto will certainly be expansive for those with the same aspirations! Today we’re joined by Chase Renninger and Allyssa Ferguson of Woodland Valley......
What challenges are you facing as a farmer during these turbulent times?  On this bonus episode of the Thriving Farmer Podcast, we’re joined by Bob Rimol owner and founder of Rimol Greenhouse Systems in Hooksett, NH. His passion for gardening and agriculture led him to the University of Vermont where he graduated with a degree......
What does it take to build a thriving farm in cold, harsh climates?  Joining us today on the Thriving Farmer Podcast is Stan Bialecki of Bialecki Farms. Stan and his wife, Amy, are the owners and operators of Bialecki Farms. They’re located in the northeast mountains of Pennsylvania, which they’ve lovingly dubbed “Alaska, Pennsylvania.” Beginning......
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......