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First Aired - 03/04/2012 01:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on Straight, No Chaser, Katy Keiffer chats with Ben Flanner, Anastasia Cole Plakias, Chase Emmons & Michael Meier of Brooklyn Grange, a community oriented commercial organic farm located on New York City rooftops. Hear what the crew has been up to and what plans they have in store for the new rooftop farm at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Learn more about storm water management, beekeeping, seed saving and the educational components of the farm. This program was sponsored by Fairway Market.

Photo by Cyrus Dowlatshahi

"We're living in a city who's sewer system was built well before a period of rapid development. With all these non-porous surfaces that have been added, there's a lot more water entering the sewer system. Now people are looking for creative ways to manage storm water, such as green roofs, and a farm like ours can store much more storm water than a normal green roof."

--Anastasia Cole Plakias of Brooklyn Grange

"In the new farm at the Navy Yard we will have between 20-30 beehives. Part of that project is genetic-oriented. In three years or so we hope to end up with New York City genetics, bees that are adapted to their environment. We want people to purchase bees from us, not just honey."

--Chase Emmons of Brooklyn Grange on Straight, No Chaser


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First Aired - 04/22/2014 05:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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It's the New York Agriculture and Beer Show! Grains, hops, water - you name it - beer is full of agricultural products. This week on Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy's got a studio full of beer/ag professionals. Hear from Justin Riccobono of Dutchess Hops, Jennifer Grossman of the National Resources Defense Council, June Russell of GrowNYC/Greenmarket, Paul Leone of the New York State Brewers Association and Kelley Taylor of Kelso Brewing. Later in the show, Chris Schyer aka the "Liquid Lent Guy" calls into the show. This program was sponsored by GreatBrewers.com.

"We have an incredible governor and administration right now that totally gets it - if you support this industry, good things happen." [05:00]

--Paul Leone of NY State Brewers Association


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First Aired - 03/27/2014 01:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on The Farm Report, Erin speaks with David Haight from The American Farmland Trust about the Census of Agriculture. David tells us some of the most important statistics that the census gathers, and how this information can be so helpful to farmers across the country. This program has been sponsored by White Oak Pastures. Today's music provided by Obey City.

"We've lost 425,000 acres of farmland due to development in New York...about an acre a minute nationally." [11:50]

--David Haight on The Farm Report


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