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Jianyi Dong and his passive solar greenhouse. Highlights: Alberta agricultural producers mentioned in this episode: Jianyi Dong of Freshpal Farms in Olds, Alberta Passive Solar Greenhouses Without Borders – Freshpals Farms – Olds, AB Useful Links: Want to learn more? After listening to this episode, we recommend downloading our first Passive Solar …
 
Two great Prairies podcasts join forces in this special bonus episode on a $300 million investment into climate-friendly agriculture in Canada. Karen Ross, an agricultural producer in Quebec and the Director of Farmers for Climate Solutions, discusses what carefully designed federal-provincial programs could do to help on-farm income, reduce agricu…
 
You’ve heard us say on more than one occasion “what’s good for the farm is usually good for the climate.” In this episode, Darrin Qualman, Director of Climate Crisis Policy & Action at the National Farmers Union (NFU) takes a different approach to our beloved one-liner: we can tackle the farm income crisis and the climate crisis at the same time. T…
 
Potato farming isn’t exactly gentle on the land, so the idea of regenerative potato farming may seem like a contradiction. But Colorado-potato farmer Brendon Rockey has found a way to incorporate cover crops, companion crops and even livestock into his operation. Alberta rancher Steve Kenyon has a coffee shop-style chat with Brendon about everythin…
 
There is an amazing cast of characters that Rural Routes to Climate Solutions relies on to do the work that the organization does. Get to know two of them in this bonus podcast episode. Diandra Bruised Head is our project coordinator for Kainai First Nation (also known as Blood Tribe). She goes by DJ as well and she is currently producing learning …
 
Steve Heckeroth, designer of tractors that run entirely off of batteries and founder of the California-based electric tractor company Solectrac, explains why tractors are the ideal electric vehicle. Highlights: Useful Links: https://www.solectrac.com/ Want to learn more? Listen to our first electric tractor podcast episode with Ontario agricultural…
 
Intercropping can potentially result in higher yields, healthier soil and less chemical inputs, which likely results in a more resilient farm. Dr. Eric Bremer explains in this episode.Highlights:Useful Links:Andy Kirschenman’s (Hilda, AB) article on intercropping and companion cropping. Intercropping: Experimenting for Diversity – Andy Kirschenman …
 
Peace country agricultural producers Ash Armstrong and Curt Hale talk regenerative agriculture, taking risks and pursuing goals in one of our best episodes yet. Co-hosted by PCBFA’s Johanna Murray. Highlights: Useful Links: Peace Country Beef and Forage Association https://www.peacecountrybeef.ca/ Armstrong Acres https://www.facebook.com/armstronga…
 
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