I thought I’d replay the replay since I talked to Paul Kita from Rodale’s and he mentions the Institute and I am always so excited because I have someone from the Rodale Institute. Maggie Saska Plant Production Specialist from the Rodale Institute shares her knowledge about growing vegetables as well as internship opportunities. www.organicgardenerpodcast.com
The Research Center strives to explore cutting-edge ideas on the high plains of Montana. It is located on the Quinn Organic Farm in Big Sandy, Montana, within the famed Golden Triangle. The experiments are conducted on small acreage in an effort to determine how a farm family can make a comfortable living on fewer acres. Current experiments include oilseeds for fuel and lubricants, storage and fresh vegetables, crop rotations, green manures, and weed management.
Originally published September 3, 2015 Mark Highland and I were talking about Bob and I was saying he’s all over Facebook etc these days and since this was definitely one of my all time favorites I thought I’d replay it this week for Valentine’s Day because I love so much but a lot about what he talks about having all sorts of local fruits.
So, I’m waiting to talk to Robin Kelson from the Good Seed Company about this years 2018 Free the Seeds Seed Fair and Free Seeds Swap.
Grow Fresh Food All Winter – Laura Behenna, 5th Avenue Farm
Converting Lawn to Garden – Pamela Lund, Planet B Harvest
Dehydration for Everyone – Julie Liang, Twice as Tasty
Fruit Tree Pruning – Barton Morse, The Garlic King of Montana
Growing Your Nutrients – Linda Peterson, Polson Natural Wellness
Home Canning Basics – Kathie Lapcevic
Composting that is Right for You – Patti Armbrister, Agrarian Food Web
Gardening from the Kitchen – Julie Liang, Twice as Tasty
Real Botanicals for Thoughtful Skincare Formulations – Annagret Pfeifer, Kettle Care Organics
How to Garden Like a Farmer – Todd Ulizio, Two Bear Farm
School Gardens 101 – Alli Mitchell, Kalispell Middle School
Grow, Gather & Make Your Own Herbal Remedies – Joleen Barce, Earth Garden Herbs
Growing for Seed Saving – Robin Kelson, Good Seed Company
Beekeeping – Wade Foley, Tamarack Apiaries
Fruit Tree Grafting – Rod McIver
Soil Nutrition – Heather Estrada, FVCC Agricultural Program
Seed Cleaning – Judy Owsowitz, Terrapin Farm
Food Forestry & Managing a Multi-Species Orchard – Leslie Lowe, Beargrass Landscape Architecture
Chickens – Susan Waite, Earthstar Farms
Beekeeping – Allyson Bush, Good Bee Company
All workshops will be held at Flathead Valley Community College in the Arts & Technology Building on March 3rd from 10am-3:30pm. The schedule of times and rooms will be updated here shortly.
The fair will open with the seed swap and vendor booths at 9am. The seed swap will go from 9am-noon
2018 Free the Seeds Seed Fair and Free Seeds Swap with Robin Kelson www.organicgardenerpodcast.com
This episode was originally published March 2016. Planet B Harvest provides fresh and healthy produce grown in beautiful northwest Montana, as well as products made with locally-sourced ingredients. Read more at www.organicgardenerpodcast.com
This epsiodes was originally published on 04/13/2015 but I’m replaying it before I play the this years Seed Fair and Seed Swap promo so you know a little bit about Robin Kelson. I will probably also play my interview with Pamela Lund another Awesome Seed Fair Volunteer!
Robin Kelson from the Good Seed Company which sells organic and ecologically farmed seed that’s all locally adapted, biodiverse, non-gmo, open-pollinated, and heirloom. Their goal is to support communities in reestablishing their own practice of selecting, saving and sharing seeds, in order to support communities in rebuilding their own local supply of biodiverse seeds for common use. www.organicgardenerpodcast.com