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First Aired - 01/28/2014 04:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Heather Retberg and her husband Phil first met as young children in Mexico, where their fathers were missionaries. Led through many twists and turns by their faith and values, they now have children of their own and live on a small, diversified, grass-based farm in Penobscot, ME. The farm is conserved under the Blue Hill Heritage Trust's Farmland Forever program and is a Maine Farmland Trust 'Forever Farm'. Heather home-schools their three children, Alexander, Benjamin, and Carolyn. When the state Department of Agriculture began re-defining small-scale farms according to federal rules for processing chickens and selling raw milk, threatening the family's livelihood, a community farm and food rights advocate was born! She is now looked to by farmers across the state and country as a leader in the fight for local control of local food systems. This program has been sponsored by The International Culinary Center.

"When going back makes sense, you're going forward!"

Severine von Tscharner Fleming on Greenhorns Radio


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First Aired - 05/06/2010 03:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Ben interviews his father author William Sargent about the implications that the recent Gulf of Mexico oil spill will have on the environment, sea life, and our economy.
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Catch It Cook It & Eat It, Ben Sargent, Heritage Radio Network, White Oak Pastures, William Sargent, oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, should be leaking 4 million gallons per oil a day but its only leaking 200,000 per day, the flow is being impeded, they don't know what the initial explosion was caused by, British Petrolium, Gulf Coast oil spill, the oil rig was bigger than 2 football fields, 11 people died, death blow for that part of the world, Hurricane Katrina, fishermen, fisheries, seafood industry, 40% of our seafood comes from the Gulf of Mexico, there is concern for ice buildup, it is very cold at the bottom of the gulf, what are the potential longterm effects on sea life, totally devastating, shrimp, blue crab, sperm whales, dolphins, dozens of species of birds, endangered species, chemical dispersals, even if you can't see the oil or chemicals its still in the water column, all the shrimp eggs are at the deepest part of the water, blue fin tuna are breeding now, BP said its not their mistake, Trans Oceanic, oil companies have monetary reserves just for this kind of thing, this is a water shed event, nobody is saying drill baby drill anymore, fishermen out of work are now working for BP essentially,
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what happens to the fishermen?, are they reembursed for the time lost and fish they cant catch?, Deepwater Horizon oil spill, band aid approach, the spill is the size of Delaware, in the coming weeks it will become overwhelming, we are addicted to oil, there is so much money tied up in oil, it's like drug dealing, Preisdent Obama, everybody has to step back and look at the big picture, we can't play politics, needs to be solved long term, the economy depends on our environment, we're losing out to countries like China, wind energy, solar energy, America has become a second rate country, will we feel the effects in New York?, there is a concern that the spill could leave the Gulf, might see oil along the beaches of Florida, this might get worse before it gets better, volcano in Iceland, it's a shame we were prepared for this, Santa Barbara spill, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, how can we help?, William is now writing children's books,

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First Aired - 04/01/2014 04:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week's featured young farmer: Dan Hobbs

Dan Hobbs is a cooperative development specialist with the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Cooperative and Economic Development Center. He has twenty years agricultural and rural development experience in the United States and South America and formerly served as executive director of Organic Seed Alliance, NewFarms and Nuestras Raices, all 501(c)(3) organizations. He is trained and skilled in the organizational aspects of setting up producer cooperatives and other member-driven organizations and businesses. He is a founding member of the Family Farmers Seed Cooperative, Colorado Farm and Art Market Cooperative, and the Arkansas Valley Organic Growers. Dan is a fifth generation Coloradan, holds a B.A. in Latin American Studies, and owns and operates a 30 acre organic seed and vegetable farm in Pueblo County Colorado.

"There's a very vibrant effort now to take the seed back and produce it in a bio regional basis" [18:00]

--Dan Hobbs on Greenhorns Radio


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