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Recent Radio Appearance: CBC's Food Fight, Holiday Edition

Tim Caulfield, author of Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything, and I were commenting on various topics covered by the CBC 180's recently for their "Food Fight: Holiday Edition" episode.

Here's the show:


Are you an urban homesteader?


On Wed, May 22, I participated in an interesting radio program on KUER in Salt Lake City to discuss the rise of urban homesteading. It was a good investigation into this trend: Is urban homesteading really a type of homesteading? What does it mean to be an urban homesteader? What is pushing this trend?

I was one of three guests. Also on the show was Jonathon Krausert, a board member of Wasatch Community Gardens. He produces 85% of his families produce on his one-eighth-of-an-acre property in Salt Lake City.The other panelist was Carly Gillespie, Community Educator at Wasatch Community Gardens and an urban homesteader. On the show, she uttered a brilliant soundbite: "DIY ADD."

The live-program, RadioWest, on KUER, was a call-in-type show and I absolutely loved hearing from people at all stages of growing food, keeping bees or raising chickens on whatever land they have access to. It sounds like Salt Lake City has a supportive municipal government and that the bylaws are not obstructive to those wanting to get back to the land in the city.

Click here for the full hour-long broadcast, now posted on the KUER RadioWest site.

More resources:

Sustainablog's "Top Five US Cities for Urban Homesteading."

Shovel and Fork - Hands-on DIY beekepping, chicken keeping, cob-oven building, butchery, pickling, and cooking classes for the urban homestead set.



Greenland Garden Show on 630 CHED (Edmonton) this morning

First round of seedlings, started early for once.I'll be on the Edmonton 630 CHED Garden Show this morning with Tina Burback and Morgan Webb. They have a great call-in show, with lots of local information about gardening and planting in the Edmonton area.

We plan on talking about urban agriculture around the world, and also Edmonton Seedy Sunday next weekend. (I'll be presenting a slide show at Seedy Sunday next week.)

I'll also mention the fabulous 2012 Edmonton community gardens report that was just released last week by Sustainable Food Edmonton, so here is the link to that report for those who wish to read the report themselves. Sustainable Food Edmonton is a wonderful resource to help you find a community garden near you as well, plus much more. Happy gardening!