048 – From Plot to Plate

048 – From Plot to Plate

with host Linda Borghi and guest Diana Lenard Pieri

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Listen to how Diana creates yummy eats from what she is growing. She has an amazing cracker recipe with the leftover fiber from juicing!  The key to her healing has been lots of fresh fruits and vegetable and she shares new ways to incorporating them into your life.

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047 – Local Changemaker

047 – Local Changemaker

with host Linda Borghi

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Linda was interviewed by the “Grow Network” and Linda walks you through that interview which unveils her story, passion and the birth of the Farm-A-Yard movement. You’ll learn Linda’s fascinating  story and how the garden helps us hone a whole new relationship with food. Food should be everybody’s business! The Farm-A-Yard even has a jingle…every movement needs a jingle, right? Well, we want to get the whole world singing, so check out the jingle link below!

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046 – Driving to Work With My Engineers

046 – Driving to Work With My Engineers

With host Linda Borghi and guests Jonathan Aisoni and Jeremy Borghi

Linda’s nephews know where their food comes from thanks to Aunt Linda’s passion for growing food and instilling the value and skills necessary!. Listen in for Linda’s exciting announcement about a Tiny House Community with an Air BNB where people can come to  learn to grow food and the values of simple living! These enlightened young men are Linda’s design engineers for this community and are excited to help Linda’s dreams come true!

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045 – Nothing But Billions in Benefits Part 1 of 6

045 – Nothing But Billions in Benefits Part 1 of 6

with host Linda Borghi and guest Wayne Roberts

Wayne takes us down the garden path of billions of dollars of free public services. So how can you benefit?  If you are a gardener, listen up because this especially applies to YOU!

Wayne Roberts is a Canadian food policy analyst and writer, widely respected for his role as the manager of the [Toronto Food Policy Council], a citizen body of 30 food activists and experts that is widely recognized for its innovative approach to food security, from 2000-2010.  As a leading member of the City of Toronto’s Environmental Task Force, he helped develop a number of official plans for the city that were adopted in 2000-2001. So these plans are working!

He shares the 3 billion dollars of savings today that is available for the public benefit, starting with recycling food waste. Your city could be saving big time! Not to mention preventing serious water pollution, improving soil health which in turn creates nutrient density of food and improving human health & the environment. Wayne can show you how to make this a reality in your city! We need to spread this word!  This is the first of 6 enlightening episodes!

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A Nation of Farmers- We Need Millions-You Are the Evolutionary Force!

Farm-A-Yard is a movement to be part of the solution in bringing the practical vision of people like Sharon Astyk and Aaron Newton into reality.

Linda Borghi has in-depth experience as a biodynamic farmer and yard farming trainer and she is bringing the knowledge and steps  to creating successful yard farms that heal our soil and grow the most nutrient dense plants to heal the land and the people.

The most powerful influence to make this a reality is to make the food movement EVERYBODY’S Business!  Obviously, we all have to eat and our eating choices are what drive what is available to us.

There is a healing process underway inviting us to become its agent.  We are at the emergence of healing and regeneration and YOU are the evolutionary force.

“Astyk and Newton have written the important book, “A Nation of Farmers-Defeating the Food Crisis on American Soil”, with an unusual message: We need millions of new farmers…as soon as possible.”

“Once we could fill our grocery carts with cheap and plentiful food, but not anymore…  Climate change is already reducing crop yields worldwide… The cost of flying in food from far away and shipping it across the country in refrigerated trucks is rapidly becoming nonviable.  More Americans than ever before require food stamps and food pantries just to get by, and a worldwide food crisis is unfolding, overseas and in our kitchens.We can keep hunger from stalking our families, but doing so will require a fundamental shift in our approach to field and table.”

Whether you are already on board this movement or want to get started, check out Farm-A-Yard  on the Mighty Network.

https://seed.farm-a-yard.com

Want to grow some food? Just START!

When you partner with nature, she is the best teacher!

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042 – Seedy Insights

042 – Seedy Insights

with host Linda Borghi

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Welcome to Week 3 of our Grow It Don’t Mow It – 30 Days to Starting a Successful Yard Farm!  This week is all about Seeds.

You’ll find a new post every day in April on our Patreon feed with different information on how to plan and start your food garden this year.  If you’re joining us after April 2018, please make sure to check out our Patreon feed for all our delightful garden-starting content.

Seeds…Linda is in awe of them!  She has been “seeding” the food movement for a very long time. In this podcast episode, she shares some of her life changing history with seeds.  Did you know that 92% of seed varieties have gone away because people stopped growing them? Linda covers a lot of ground in this podcast to help you learn how to choose seeds for your zone, how to map the sun to determine where to place your garden and even how to grow pea shoots in 10 days!

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040 – Garden Planning on a Bridge

040 – Garden Planning on a Bridge

with host Linda Borghi and Farm-A-Yard Co-Founder Marsha Howe

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Welcome to Week 1 of our Grow It Don’t Mow It – 30 Days to Starting a Successful Yard Farm!  This week is all about Garden Planning & Sun.

You’ll find a new post every day in April on our Patreon feed with different information on how to plan and start your food garden this year.  If you’re joining us after April 2018, please make sure to check out our Patreon feed for all our delightful garden-starting content.

Find out how gypsy gardener, Marsha Howe grows!  Marsha is a “treehouse” apartment dweller who grows in many different and unusual places around her town.  Her project on a public walking bridge over a freeway, with no water source except the rain, gives her permaculture skills an opportunity to expand by applying principles that make this project simple and super easy to maintain with minimal cost and time.

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039 – Let it “Be Agriculture”

039 – Let it “Be Agriculture”

with host Linda Borghi and guest Evan Folds, the Soil Doctor

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What we think, we grow!! Evan is stepping out of the purple room with the golden ticket!  Learn about “Be Agriculture”. Be a part of agriculture because you already are!! Our actions will determine what our food will be in the future. Jump on this exciting resource.  Meet the Soil Doctor and learn how healthy soil can grow healthy plants for healthy people!

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025 – Gardening with Children

025 – Gardening with Children

with host Linda Borghi

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Linda’s history goes way back regarding gardening with children. Hear Linda’s stories working with children. Kids today need to be connected to the earth for good development. Kids that get “soiled” are healthier. This investment with children when they are young, will help them to be so much healthier and wiser for the experience.  Studies show that children who grow some vegetables are more apt to eat vegetables. When gardening with children, you will grow so much more than food. You will plant important skills and seeds of joy in your children!

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024 – Milk Crate Farm

024 – Milk Crate Farm

with host Linda Borghi

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Linda’s been back on tour!  New tagline: “You are just one seed away!”  From what? Well…Everything!

Here I am by the Hudson River and wherever I go, the first thing I think about is, what can we grow here?  How about a mini milk crate urban farm? Yepperooni!

Check out the versatility of growing like this and all the easy details step by step!  Learn how simple it can be to grow some of your own food!

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