Thea Chesney and Chris Hodge — Wild Mushrooms & Foraging and The 18th Annual Fungus Foray — The Homestead Radio Hour, November 2015

Date December 3, 2015

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With hosts Phyllis Boorinakis and Julia Boorinakis Harper

Step outside and you can smell it in the air — it’s mushroom season! On this episode, we talk with mushroom-experts/mycophiles Thea Chesney and Christopher Hodge about the fungal bounty of the Sierra Nevada — this year’s forecast, safe and sensible foraging for edibles, the upcoming 18th Annual Fungus Foray and Wild Mushroom Exposition, and more!


Recommended books and links, from Thea:

Mushrooms Demystified (David Arora) – the comprehensive guide

All That the Rain Promises, and More (David Arora) – the pocket guide

California Mushrooms (Dennis Desjardin, Michael Wood, Fred Stevens) – the new book with nice photos and new names, has most common species.




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Homebrewing with Sierra Moonshine - The Homestead Radio Hour - October 2015

Date November 25, 2015

24519_372000276263_841788_n.jpg?oh=84175On this edition of The Homestead Radio Hour, hosts Phyllis and Julia talk with Anthony and Robin of Sierra Moonshine about the delights of fermentation: making wine, beer, mead, sodas, and more.

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The Homestead Radio Hour: February 2015: Backyard Orchards, Part 1

Date March 17, 2015

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It’s the time of year to start planning and planting your home orchard! Whether you have a small backyard or considerable acreage, fruit trees are a wonderful addition to your homestead, and one that you are sure to enjoy for years to come. On this episode, hosts Phyllis and Julia talk with Tom Harper, of the Boorinakis-Harper Ranch, about choosing trees, preparing your soil, pruning, grafting, and more. Plus listener questions… tune in next month for part 2, by popular demand!


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Notes From Underground: Sage Arias - Halfpence and Haypenny - 11/23/14

Date November 28, 2014

Sage Arias of Halfpence and Haypenny guest-DJs this episode of Notes From Underground with host Julia VBH. Featuring a preview of H&H’s upcoming release “To Hold a Candle To The Devil,” plus tracks from the new Paige Anderson and The Fearless Kin album “Foxes in June,” and a wide-ranging playlist of Trad/Folk/Medieval/Celtic/Bluegrass/Jug-Band/Old Time Americana from Sage’s collection.




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The Homestead Radio Hour, November 2014: Thea Chesney and Daniel Nicholson: Wild Mushrooms

Date November 28, 2014

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With hosts Phyllis Boorinakis and Julia Boorinakis Harper

Step outside and you can smell it in the air — it’s mushroom season! On this episode of the Homestead Radio Hour, we talk with mycologist/mycophiles Thea Chesney and Daniel Nicholson about the fungal bounty of the Sierra Nevada — this year’s forecast, safe and sensible foraging for edibles, the 17th Annual Fungus Foray and Wild Mushroom Exposition, and more!



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The Homestead Radio Hour — February 2014 — Saving Seeds, Growing Community: Richard Marks of Banner Grange

Date February 21, 2014

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Our guest this month is Richard Marks, president of the Banner Grange, about this weekend’s Seed Swap and Local Food Gathering. Tune in for a conversation about how our local community gathers to trade ideas, knowledge, and seeds! We’ll also talk about the history of the Grange organization and the role it plays in a local farming community, both past and present.


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Notes From Underground: 12/8/13 - Halfpence and Haypenny

Date December 10, 2013

Notes From Underground with guest host John Bivens, and live music with local duo Halfpence and Haypenny.




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The Underground Sound: Todd Wahoske - "You Are The Maniac" - Nov 3, 2013

Date November 22, 2013

The Underground Sound Halloween Special 2013 is finally here! Listen in as Meri St. Mary talks with Todd Wahoske about his new card game “You Are The MANIAC” for the ultimate horror film fanatics to get their scare on & become the last standing maniac!!! In this hour we cover how Todd took his inspiration to fruition through successful Kickstarter funding and loads of hard work. Based on 80’s horror flicks (indeed, even the box looks like an old VHS) there are dastardly foes and evil to overcome and dominate through the good old fashion fun of a card game! Cool graphics & extra points for killing the hipster couple (YEAH!) along with a variety of familiar faces/disgraces from yer fav slasher movies of yore (rhymes with gore). EEEEK i gotta go the creepy lunch lady is holding a meat clever, so check it out and start a “You Are The MANIAC” craze at your local cafe, especially if you’re staying at A Cabin In The Woods………...




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The Homestead Radio Hour — October 2013 — National Heirloom Expo, part 2

Date November 2, 2013

homestead-vertical-e1426622945341.jpgOn this special edition of the Homestead Radio Hour, Phyllis and Julia talk with some of the fascinating plant-hunters, seed-savers, plant-breeders, and visionaries at the National Heirloom Exposition in Santa Rosa, CA. This episode features Maximilian Meyers on permaculture aquaponics, Irina Stoenescu on food security, and John Glavis on ancient heirlooms.

For Part 1, click here

Plus: Wendy Van Wagner and Rachelle Zorn stop by to share their work with Sierra Harvest Tasting Week, bringing locally-grown farm-fresh food into local schools.

Music: Bela Fleck, The Bluegrass Sessions. HRH theme music by Dakota Sid and Travers Clifford (and Timmy the Rooster).




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A Word In Edgewise: "The Witching Hour" 10/27/13

Date November 2, 2013

A Word In Edgewise presents “The Witching Hour” with gust readers Meri St. Mary, Julia Boorinakis-Harper & Julia Boorinakis: an hour of herstory of the trials, tribulations, traditions, lore & practices of the ancient & modern wicca. Tis the season, enjoy this informative & entertaining hour & by all means burn some sage! Halloween is the wiccan New Year! Cheers & Charms for Everyone!




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