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203. Why We Farm Stories of California Farmers | Elvira Di’Brigit | Capay Valley, CA

ElviraDi'Brigit

Why We Farm: Farmers’ Stories of Growing Our Food and Sustaining Their Business is a book for people who want to know the whole truth about life as a modern day farmer. Elvira Di’Brigit is the farmer’s wife and cat-herder at The Gettleshtetl Gardens, where they grow organic olives, walnuts, and much more. She has been a resident of the Capay Valley for over 15 years. Becoming familiar with the valley’s landscapes and people is what inspired her to write Why We Farm. www.organicgardenerpodcast.com

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replay of 2: Lisa Ziegler: Author Cool Flowers and Expert Cut Flower Gardener

Cool Flowers Author

Lisa Ziegler book Cool Flowers: How to Grow and Enjoy Long-Blooming Hardy Annual Flowers Using Cool Weather Techniques which just came out in Sept. 2014 teaches how to grow a low-maintenance, vibrant spring flower garden that keeps on blooming when the “tender annuals” are dead and gone. www.organicgardenerpodcast.com

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113. Chris Blanchard | Purple Pitchfork Farm Consulting | Madison, Wi

Purple Pitchfork

Chris Blanchard provides consulting and education for farming, food, and business through Purple Pitchfork and his Farmer-to-Farmer podcast. See full show notes at www.organicgardenerpodcast.com

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103. Lentil Underground | Liz Carlisle | Berkley, CA

Lentil Underground Book

Liz Carlisle is the author of the Lentil Underground which tells the story of a group of farmers in Montana who broke free of the industrial farming system by growing organic lentils. See full show notes at www.organicgardenerpodcast.com

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