The Ruminant Podcast

The Ruminant Podcast

Let's Whet Together

Hi Everyone! Herein: four audio segments I think you'll enjoy. Each comes from a 25-episode podcast series I'm in the...

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Drivecast No. 3

I've had it with trying to produce a show during the farming season so I cut out a lot of production &...

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Drivecast No. 2

Episode two of driving around and cold-calling people. Mainly farmers and extension specialists. A good mix of...

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Drivecast No. 1

In which your host catches you up on things as quickly as possible, and then makes some calls.

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Rotational Grazing Tips with Sarah Flack (e.111)

Tristan Banwell, BC-based rancher and occasional co-host of the show, recorded this interview with Sarah Flack,...

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Participatory Plant Breeding (e110)

This ep: my interview with Alex Lyon, a UBC Postdoctoral Fellow focused on seed systems and plant breeding for...

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Farming is Gay

This ep: a few perspectives from members of the LGBTQ community who farm

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e108: Aliwawa?

In which your host tells you all about his experiences sourcing certain farm equipment using Alibaba, the massive,...

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e107: A Cynical Farmer Rebuffed

My guest this ep is Stefan Morales, producer of the Working Together podcast. Stefan and I both care about food and...

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e106: How to Gross 250K on 1/2 Acre

This ep: my conversation with urban farmer Kevin Sturdy, author of a book getting a lot of buzz: You're Welcome: How...

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e105: Ramial Wood as Soil Amendment and More with Karl Hammer

This episode I speak with Karl Hammer, founder of Vermont Compost and all-around soil fertility expert. We focus on...

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e104: Silvopasture with Steve Gabriel

This ep: Ruminant co-host Tristan Banwell interviews Farmer and Author Steve Gabriel about his book  Silvopasture: A...

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e102: Weed Management in the Pasture

This episode my guest is Mark Renz, an extension weed specialist at the University of Wisconsin. He joins me to talk...

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e101: Beneficial Insects on the Farm

This ep: I wanted to learn more about maintaining and increasing bug biodiversity on my farm so I contacted the...

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Foliar Feeding w/ Steve Solomon

Steve Solomon is back to talk about what's turning his crank in the garden these days: foliar feeding. Steve is the...

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e.99: Incubating your own eggs

My guest today, Pascale Deffieux Pearce, is a vice-president with Brinsea, a producer of egg incubators for the farm...

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e.11: Adding seed production to your veggie operation (re-run)

This episode: Part 1 of 2 of my conversation with Dan Brisebois, editor of the seed production blog Going to Seed and...

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e.98: Breeding for Better Flavour and Row 7 Seeds

Have you read The Third Plate by chef Dan Barber? Great Book. This episode explores one of the legacies of that book:...

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e97: Jean Martin Fortier! Cocaine! Compost Tea!

This ep: Jean-Martin Fortier returns for a quickie. We talk about fame, semi-fortune, cocaine, compost tea, the tool...

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e.96: A Critique of Compost Tea

Linda Chalker-Scott is an extension specialist at WSU with a penchant for horticultural myth-busting.  One of her...

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