Making Jackson Grow in Winter with Nona Yehia

January 22, 2018

Nona Yehia is an architect, visionary, and vertical farmer in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Together with her co-founder, Penny McBride, she founded Vertical Harvest. This is a farm that has transformed the growing season in Jackson - which is usually just four months long. They took a plot of land downtown — and went vertical. The site is only a tenth of an acre, but the goals are large. The project employs people with different abilities year round. 

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Food Activism In the Digital Age with Anna Lappé

November 8, 2017

What does a food activist do? To answer the question, you need to look no further than Anna Lappé. She is the founder and director of Real Food Media, a collaborative initiative that catalyzes creative storytelling and media about food, farming, and sustainability. “We work with partners across the country to really elevate the solutions that we find out there that are really transforming the food system toward greater sustainability and equity, and then we help people understand what are the real impacts that we have to worry about it, about our current foods just don't why we need such transformation” she says.

In this episode, she discusses why the food choices that are good for your body are also good for the planet, why consumer demand for meat is constructed, and why cooking a good meal at home is a good idea.

Some of the food activists we are interviewing on this podcast are looking to tech and apps for solutions to hunger and food insecurity. Anna is looking to education and policy changes - but in ways that may surprise you.

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Saving the Future One Seed at a Time with Jere Gettle

October 27, 2017

Saving seeds might seem like a quaint pastime, but seeds carry culture and history. Civilizations live or starve depending on whether they have access to seeds. 

At age 17, Jere printed his first Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Catalogue. Now his company offers about 2000 varieties of vegetables and herbs, the largest selection in the US. Jere is our guest today on the podcast.  

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A Vision for Micro-Farms With Krystine McInnes

October 9, 2017

Krystine McInnes is the director, farmer, and CEO at Grown Here Farms. She’s bringing a fresh perspective to farming by creating a model for micro-farms. The usual model here in the US creates a big divide between commodity farming and smaller, organic farms. There is a “middle” and another way, and Krystine is here to tell us about it.

Food Waste Costs NYC $180M Annually - A Startup Explores Solutions

September 21, 2017

Tinia Pina is the Founder and CEO of Re-Nuble, an organics-to-energy social enterprise with the aim to redefine how waste is handled within urban communities, like New York City.