With new laws in Colorado allowing the production of industrial hemp for oils, fiber, and fuel, many farmers are considering adding this controversial crop onto their lands. In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Lu Nettleton, a representative with the Colorado Plateau Growers Association, about the legal challenges and potential benefits of growing hemp in southwest Colorado.
Host Sarah Syverson talks with Americorps Vista members Harrison Topp and Danyel Mezzanatto about how they got involved in the Americorps program, what they do in the community to foster the local food movement, and the impact of the program on their lives.
In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Brittany Meyer from Open Sky Wilderness Therapy in Mancos about how she is working towards local, sustainable food production through saving seeds and education.
JoDee Powers from LiveWell Montezuma talks with KSJD's Tom Yoder about Good Food Montezuma, a new organization forming to support local food producers and consumers by improving and maintaining a sustainable, local food system.
KSJD's Tom Yoder turns the tables on regular Big Fat Farm Show host Sarah Syverson to discuss what is in store in 2014 for the Montezuma School To Farm project, where she serves as the Program Director.
Host Sarah Syverson talks with Max Fields and James Plate of Fields To Plate Produce based in Hesperus, Colorado, about their business and how they look to improve the local food movement in southwest Colorado.
Host Sarah Syverson talks with Travis Custer from San Juan Mycology about how fungus grows and interacts with other plants and soil, why mushrooms are a food full of flavor and nutrition, and how certain forms of fungus can help with the clean up of environmental toxins.
Host Sarah Syverson discusses the public health issues and potential agricultural and groundwater impacts surrounding the Red Arrow Mine waste debacle near Mancos, Colorado with Lyn Patrick, naturopathic doctor and co-host of KSJD's environmental health program Pandora's Box.