In Episode 63, Quinn & Brian ask: How do we build a new pipeline of sustainable food growers?
Our guest is Dena Leibman, the Executive Director of the Future Harvest Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture (or Future Harvest for short), a non-profit that works to build a sustainable Chesapeake Foodshed from farm and fishery to table. But Dena is one to practice what she preaches – or a workaholic – so the Leibman family also started ZigBone Farm Retreat, a 100-acre sheep and goat farm in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains that they are slowly converting into a naturally built retreat center and event space.
And you know what’s really cool? Food without a bunch of shit in it, literally and figuratively; food that keeps us healthy instead of making us sick; food that makes us stronger, faster, and generally more like The Six Million Dollar Man. Today, we learn where our current food pipeline fails us – and what we can do to start supporting more sustainable farming and distribution practices today.
Trump’s Book Club:
He’s maybe not reachable by book, but we try: https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/3R5XF4WMZE0TV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_ws_2Gr8Ab6RS5WF3
Future Harvest: https://www.futureharvestcasa.org/
Beginner Farmer Training Program: https://www.futureharvestcasa.org/new-farmers/how-apply
Foodshed Field School: https://www.futureharvestcasa.org/foodshed-field-school
Find a local CSA: https://www.localharvest.org/csa/
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