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Its been another busy week on the farm. Scott talks about some of whats been going on, including the decision to switch over to raised bed gardening and why it might or might not be a good idea for you. Also plan cover some questions from listeners.
John Moody, a board member of The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, joins us to talk about the organization and what it does to protect small farmers and consumers. We will also talk about some recent legal cases involving small farmers, what the future of local food looks like and what you can do to help the cause.
Created and founded by Mary Blackmon, Farm Star Living is the first of its kind – a new lifestyle brand celebrating both the lives of real farmers and the farming lifestyle in general so that people everywhere can better understand, appreciate and support farmers and the world of farming.
Mary is a 3rd generation farmer from Arkansas, who left her hometown to pursue college and a career in advertising sales and marketing in Los Angeles, Atlanta and New York City. She worked for publishing houses and internet companies (Wired, Walt Disney Internet Group). In NYC in 2002, she founded Spa-Addicts.com, the first national discount site for the spa & wellness industry. She grew it into a multi-million dollar business and a leader in the industry, and attracted hundreds of thousands of women as well as sponsors.
In 2008, however, she learned most of her family farm bordering Ark / LA would be sold. Not wanting to lose the family heritage and farmland her family before her had so cherished, Mary, along with the support of her brother Douglas, was adamant to preserve and keep the remaining farmland. She then began making changes in her life so that she could move from Los Angeles back South in order to keep, operate and run the farm. She bought back her grandparents house and renovated it, and discovered that “saving the family farm” had changed her life forever – and for the better. Today she admits that she is happier than ever & inspired, loving the farming business and now launching Farm Star Living, which she felt compelled to create for the good of farming and the people she has met along her new path. She hopes that Farm Star Living will provide farmers the respect, acknowledgment and support they so deserve and attract new farmers as well as support the current ones.
John reviews the ways to protect lives & property at the Farm & Ranch
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Matthew Lesko of http://leskofreeradio.com/ interviews Tyler Butler of http://www.butlersorchard.com/ about their New Farmer Pilot Program.
Web Site: http://www.butlersorchard.com/
Homesteader, blogger and author Leigh Tate joins Scott this week. Find out whats new on the Tate homestead, learn about self publishing a book and anything else we want to talk about. I always love to chat with Leigh, she's the real deal. You won't want to miss this one.
Emily-Rose's Day at the Farm, is a delightful children's animal-themed pictorial book that introduces young readers to the concepts of listening and learning through a charming story containing farm chores and farm animals. Ms Simone Da Costa has written a wonderful interactive teaching resource for educators, libraries, and parents to utilize. The story plot allows children to gain knowledge of all the different animals that exist on a farm, what they eat, and their behaviors.
Emily-Rose finally gets to feed the animals on her Grammy's farm, but Emily-Rose finds that it is not as fun as she thinks it is.
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