051 – Nothing But Billions in Benefits part 2 of 6

051-Nothing But Billions Part 2 of 6

                         with host Linda Borghi and guest Wayne Roberts

 

Make sure you listen to part 1 of this series of podcasts with Wayne Roberts, who 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!

In this episode, Wayne shares with us how can we save a city billions of gallons in water!  Wayne shows us four ways! Water is the most precious resource on the planet and gardeners growing food in their yards can save a city the size of Philadelphia 40 million gallons of water and he will show you how! Wayne’s analysis will cause you to realize just how powerful gardens can be to solve our water crisis!  This knowledge has impacted the city of Toronto, Canada, and can also bring amazing benefits to your city too! We want every city planner across this country to realize how millions of dollars can be saved by the huge benefits that gardeners can provide their city. This is no joke!

This podcast is fascinating and empowering!

 

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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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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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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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036 – A Stellar Neighborly Application

036 – A Stellar Neighborly Application

with host Linda Borghi and Dushan Batrovic

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We are so glad that someone has simplified a way to get local food from neighborhood gardeners who have extra to sell.  This interview, with the creator of the Seed Voyage App, dives into how he is connecting local veggie growers and eaters through a simple online marketplace that gives everyone convenient access to the best homegrown produce in the community.  This tech, finance guy had begun to grow his own and realized how amazing it tasted and wanted access to varieties not available at the market. Seed Voyage was born! Spread the word! This app makes it really simple!

 

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032 – Seed Catalog Collection Time

032 – Seed Catalog Collection Time

with host Linda Borghi

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Linda’s love affair, seed addiction, began a long time ago. It all started with seed catalogs.  According to “Seed, The Untold Story”, we have lost 92% of our seed diversity in the last century. How can we save seed diversity?  Start growing some seed!  Develop a relationship with seeds and let the process begin!  Seed catalogs are a wealth of information.  You can learn so much just by reading through catalogs. Pick catalogs from the regions you live in and consider building a seed library in your area from seeds that worked well for you. Growing food should be a collaborative, collective dance among us!  Check out Linda’s list below in the show notes and start planning today! Take action, ask questions!  Share your seed stories. We want to hear from you!

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029 – The Real Inside Garden

029 – The Real Inside Garden

with host Linda Borghi and guest Barbara George

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Learn about the making of the Inner Garden. Barbara George specializes in prosperity! How do you become a fully productive person? Lessons from the soil and the dandelion.  Tune into this inspiring episode to learn how to nourish your Inner Garden and thrive!

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028 – Gardening Biodynamically for 45 Years

028 – Gardening Biodynamically for 45 Years

with host Linda Borghi and guest Charlotte Anthony

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Charlotte grew up close to the land and working in the garden. She connected to the earth and learned to grow biodynamically.  She knows first hand, the important connection of soil microbes to our health and that this growing method can produce nutrient dense food. Learn from the experts as Linda and Charlotte share some experiences in this Part 1 of 2 episodes.

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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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