Episode #051: From Earth to Health

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Join us in our latest Episode for a discussion of what healthy soil is and how to get it with David Schleicher, author of the newly released gardening book, From Earth to Health. Erin also shares tips on preserving food in warmer climates, and some ideas to consider when designing or changing your garden to make your life a little easier!

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Episode #050: Getting Started With Culinary Herbs

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If you’d like to try something new in the kitchen and in your garden, consider growing your own culinary herbs! Linda Esch from Turkey Hill Farm joins us this episode to talk about getting started growing and cooking with herbs. Erin talks about what’s going on in her gardens and her tool shed, and answers a listener question about interplanting garlic with raspberries and other fruit plants for protection! Plus – a medicinal herb already growing on your place? Join us for this latest episode!

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Episode #049: Dairy Doo

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This episode Erin talks to Justin Morgan from industry leader Morgan Compost about how they got started, their impact on the holistic food industry, and what goes into healthy seed starting medium.  What’s a girl to do when she gets second degree burn on her hand?  Rescue Remedy to the rescue!  Erin also shares a great idea for a garden bed cover that will keep critters out, and a discussion about why a fellow gardener’s pumpkin patch isn’t as prolific as it used to be, and what to do about it!  Listen in on the latest show for this and more!

Check out Justin’s website, http://www.dairydoo.com

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Episode #048: Endangered, Rare, and Heritage Livestock Breeds – Part II

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This week we listen to the second half of Erin’s interview with Ryan Walker from the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy about getting started with endangered and rare heritage breeds of livestock for your farm.  Erin also shares a tip about how to make your own soil blocker for seed starting! Join us for this and more!

The Pick-a-Chick Chart at the ALBC website can be found at http://www.albc-usa.org/heritagechicken/chickencomparison.html

And if you want to check out the Avalyn Garden Bed and Breakfast in Ann Arbor, Michigan, there website is http://avalyngarden.com/

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Episode #047: Endangered, Rare, and Heritage Livestock Breeds – Part I

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This episode, Erin talks with Ryan Walker of the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy (http://www.albc-usa.org/). Small Home Farmers are in a unique position to help preserve – and to benefit from – including Heritage Breeds in their selection of home farm livestock and poultry.  This episode we learn about heritage breeds and next episode we’ll talk about getting started with heritage breeds!  Erin also discusses seed starting, horse and livestock care tips for early spring, as well as orchard care reminders for this time of year.  All this and more on this latest episode!

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