The crucial stories impacting our local farms and foodshed — from GMOs to local cheesemakers.Upcoming Broadcasts:
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.
Jamison Watts, the new Executive Director of the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) and Jeff Stump who is MALT's Easement Program Director and responsible for the acquisition of agricultural conservation easements and public agency fundraising. A discussion about the newly acquired MALT easement on the Barboni ranches and the unique partnership with conservation groups to fund this.
Discussing the Food Sovereignty Movement and the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund with Yannick Phillips of the California State Grange.
Herb Kutchins reports on the court hearing on January 28th regarding the requested injunction to prevent the closure of Drake's Bay Oyster Company until their pending case can be heard. Devon Strong of Four Eagles Farm in Montague gives us an introduction to raising Bison biodynamically.
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.
Rebecca Burgess of the Fibershed Project talks about the new regional wool mapping project they are undertaking as well as other projects and classes. www.fibershed.com