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My Path to Ethical Agriculture

This spring, I had the chance to sit down for a chat with Kristeva Dowling, host of the Ethical Agriculture Podcast. It was an opportunity to take a trip down memory lane and reflect a little on how I have come to find myself starting a farm in the middle of our city and eventually founding the Vegetable Academy. The episode has now been released so you can listen to our conversation by clicking the link below.

Check out the timestamps listed below to see the specific subjects we covered.



Episode Timestamps


0:40 - A quick summary of my path into the world of food production...


3:30 - Why I chose to keep my agriculture operation small...


6:54 - How our little urban farm got started...


9:10 - How we started to find land to farm...


10:50 - How we found customers who wanted the food we were growing...


13:17 - Barriers to starting a farm in the city...


18:50 - Putting the power of food production in the hands of the people...


22:15 - Why should someone take responsibility for their own food supply...


25:44 - The challenges of sustainability in the modern food industry...


29:22 - The biggest reason people need to reconnect with their food production...


31:50 - Motivation for using a membership farming model...


34:07 - What educational programs are offered through the Vegetable Academy...


36:18 - Our venture into small scale grain production...


39:20 - Learning about food production through WWOOFing...


40:53 - Can YOU grow your own food?


45:25 - The value of record keeping...



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It all started from this 1500 square foot plot of weeds!












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