Tagged: agriculture

Hospitals and Senior Homes

Hospitals and Senior Homes

I’ve spent the better part of this summer with senior citizens, especially those living in small town Portugal. They are the generation just barely hanging on, the same people who 20 years ago I would spend much of my summer...

The Backbone of our World

The Backbone of our World

“Family farmers are the backbone of our nation’s economy,” – the words of the legendary Willie Nelson speaking on behalf of farm-aid not too long ago.  I thought about the words of Willie today as I walked through the mud,...

ctrp392 New Approaches and Proven Methods for Rural Life

ctrp392 New Approaches and Proven Methods for Rural Life

MP3 Audio [26 MB]DownloadShow URL The goal to live life on their terms took Ryanne and Jay from New York City to San Francisco and eventually to Western Virginia.  It is here that this dynamic couple set out to build...
 

ctrp309 Will California Agriculture Survive?

ctrp309 Will California Agriculture Survive?

MP3 Audio [13 MB]DownloadShow URL People in the US and around the world are used to getting their fruits and veggies from California. But will Cali be able to deliver if their water system collapses? My guest Dr. Juliet Christian-Smith,...
 

bmtv102 Failure to Yield

bmtv102 Failure to Yield

The Union of Concerned Scientists put out a report recently which runs down the last decade of genetically modified crops. As you know thats a topic that greatly concerns this website; what genetically modified crops have done to and for...

bmtv97 The Banana Book

bmtv97 The Banana Book

The Banana Book, by Dan Koeppel, has arrived here at the politburo. The book that looks at the secrets and controversial history of the banana. How its farmed, how it finds its way to our kitchen, and more. Also I...