The crucial stories impacting our local farms and foodshed — from GMOs to local cheesemakers.Upcoming Broadcasts:
A bit of local Foodshed news and a replay of The Bee's Knees!Hannah Nordhaus, the author of The Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America, and infamous, fabulous American traveling beekeeper, John Miller. who is that one man. Learn more about how our bees are dying a "death by a thousand paper cuts" from pesticides to being forced to survive on monocrops.
Gibson Thomas, publisher of Edible Marin and Wine Country Magazine, joined Luc Chamberland, owner of the Saltwater Oyster Depot and Pickleweed Community Oyster Farm are interviewd in this special Spring Pledge Show celebrating KWMR and the bounty of West Marin from the Cows to the Oysters and all things artisan that are in between!
New perspectives and voices were heard when host Robin Carpenter brought together three of the "friends" who were part of an Amicus or Friends of the Court brief submitted in support of the Drake's Bay Oyster Farm on March 13th. The "Three Amigos" on the show are Patricia Unterman, owner of the Hayes Street Grill and a pioneer of the sustainable seafood movement in restaurants, Nancy McDonough, General Counsel for the California Farm Bureau Federation and Jeff Creque an Agroecologist who is on the board of the Alliance for Local and Sustainable Agriculture of Marin County. This diverse group talked in an exciting and fresh new way about the crucial role Drake's Bay Oyster Company plays both locally and beyond. It is clear that they came together because as stated in the brief, "There is no single voice that can speak for the "public interest" in keeping the Drakes Bay Oyster Farm open..."
Calling forth the spirits and the Sacred in Farming and Ranching. A conversation with Devon Strong of Four Eagles Farm who is raising Bison on his Biodynamic farm and bringing Native American Lakota traditions into harmony with the European Biodynamic practices.
Juliet Braslow, the Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator for the University of California Cooperative Extension discusses the roll-out of the new "Grown Local" Marin County campaign.
Yannick Phillips is the Legislative Outreach Coordinator for the California Grange. A proponent of healthy access to raw milk, she helped create a working group with ranchers and other stakeholders across California to try and design a new set of rules for small-scale dairies and herd-share groups working closely with state regulators to negotiate new guidelines.
Phyllis Faber is a co-founder of the Marin Agricultural Land Trust and promoter of the formation of the California Coastal Commission she has been one of the crucial drivers of the movement to protect the harmony of Marin's working landscapes and wildnerness. Dr. Corey Goodman is a scientist, educator, and biotech entrepreneur who has spent 25 years as a biology professor at Stanford and U.C. Berkeley and is currently on the faculty of U.C. San Francisco. In this conversation we discuss the challenges and issues regarding the Drake's Bay Oyster Company and the recent Coastal Commission report.