The Homestead Radio Hour: July 2013 - Interview with Roger Ingram - Eat Local Placer and Nevada County, PLUS: Homesteader, Farmsteader, Farmer: What's Right For You?

Date 7 August 2013

homestead-vertical-e1426622945341.jpgSo you think you want to be a farmer? A homesteader? A farmsteader? What’s the difference?? On this episode of The Homestead Radio Hour, Phyllis and Julia talk with Roger Ingram, Farm Advisor for Placer and Nevada Counties, about farming vs. homesteading, growing for market, farm business planning, and finding your own ideal balance in it all. Plus great upcoming local food happenings, tastings and events in the area with Eat Local Placer and Nevada Counties!




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Live on Notes From Underground : March 3, 2013 : PREGNANT

Date 16 March 2013

alt. sunday nights with host julia v.b.h.

Live music and guest-DJ-ing with the band PREGNANT (Placerville, CA)

“Pregnant is called so because it is so: it is the audible rendering of the reflective, kaleidoscopic ideas ceaselessly gestating in the mind of Daniel Trudeau. Two plus decades of living amongst the legions of chattering old folks, teen-age juggalos, and ramshackle junkies that fill the hill-lined recesses of Central Northeast California have led to a weirdly acute understanding of the full spectrum of human expressive possibility. Pregnant is the re-arranged refraction of this sensory input, a beautifully f*ed-up tapestry stitched together from scraps of dormant inklings and theories.” -Ongakubaka

“There’s nothing to fear in a Pregnant record and that kindness is present in their performance…. Pregnant plays traditional venues, but if you have the chance, see them in a living room, a boutique or a basement. Make sure there’s carpet and a place to kneel. It’s best to be as comfortable as the musicians, which means removing your shoes and letting those toes wiggle a little.” -SubMerge




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The Homestead Radio Hour - February 2013 - Roger Ingram and Andrew Meyers: Economically Sustainable Farming

Date 18 February 2013

With hosts Phyllis and Julia Boorinakis-Harper

On this edition of the Homestead Radio Hour: When it comes to small, local farming, is “profit” a dirty word? Does farming and ranching need to be profitable? Tune in for a conversation with Roger Ingram, County Director for the UC Cooperative Extension, and Andrew Meyers, UCCE Ag Program Reperesentative and former owner/founder of Four Frog Farm, about the challenges that small farmers face, the balancing act between profitability, sustainability, and locality, and how we as a community can support and encourage local, sustainable agriculture as a viable practice.




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Notes From Underground : May 13, 2012 : live music with Flannel : hour 2

Date 22 May 2012

alt. sunday nights with host julia v.b.h.

Live in-studio performance and guest-dj-ing with the band Flannel, from Placerville, CA

“an organic sound steeped in tradition and mysticism…. finding a common ground where Americana and story telling meets mystical underworlds of spirit work.”




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Notes From Underground : May 13, 2012 : live music with Flannel : hour 1

Date 22 May 2012

alt. sunday nights with host julia v.b.h.

Live in-studio performance and guest-dj-ing with the band Flannel, from Placerville, CA

“an organic sound steeped in tradition and mysticism…. finding a common ground where Americana and story telling meets mystical underworlds of spirit work.”




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The Homestead Radio Hour - Placer and Nevada County Farm Conferences / interview with Joel Salatin and Michael Ableman, January 2012

Date 22 January 2012

41589_371999576263_6509247_n.jpgThe Nevada County Sustainable Local Food and Farm Conference and the Placer Grown Food and Farm Conference are just around the corner. On this edition of The Homestead Radio Hour, hosts Phyllis and Julia talk with the organizers and presenters of these two remarkable local events about how they bring together internationally renowned speakers, real-food advocates, regional and local farmers and organizations, and consumers to share their knowledge, enthusiasm, and ideas.

Plus, Joel Salatin and Michael Ableman visit the Homestead Radio Hour to talk about sustainable agriculture, real food, and the future of farming.

Joel Salatin is a full-time farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. A third generation alternative farmer, he returned to the farm full-time in 1982 and continued refining and adding to his parents’ ideas. His speaking and writing reflect dirt-under-the-fingernails experience punctuated with mischievous humor. He passionately defends small farms, local food systems, and the right to opt out of the conventional food paradigm. He is the author of nine books, including The Sheer Ecstacy of Being A Lunatic Farmer and Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World.

Michael Ableman is a farmer, author, and photographer and a recognized practitioner of sustainable agriculture and proponent of regional food systems. He has written several books and numerous essays and articles, and lectures extensively on food, culture, and sustainability worldwide. Michael is currently farming at the Foxglove Farm on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, home of The Center for Arts, Ecology & Agriculture.




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