The Radical Root Farm is a small family farm located in Libertyville, Illinois north of Chicago. Radical Root Farm has a unique story because they got started by graduating from the Farm Business Development Center at the Prairie Crossing Farm and the Liberty Prairie Foundation.
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Buggy Road Farm is a microfarm specializing in duck eggs, asparagus, plant starts and microgreens. They use growing methods in line with their ethics: No chemical sprays, pesticides, herbicides, GMOs, antibiotics, hormones, or cages.
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Ryan Pesch is the extension agent for the University of Minnesota as well as a husband and father of 3 children and owner of Lida Farm. Ryan shares his extensive knowledge after over a decade of farming organically and providing produce for multiple Farmer’s Markets, CSA shares and building community. This year he even added a new passive solar greenhouse which he describes how to build in detail. He shares great resources, expert advice and first hand knowledge of how to succeed on a small farm. See Full Show notes at www.organicgardenerpodcast.com