Local Food & Living Soil (with Hallie Casey)
How is the global pandemic impacting local food systems? We interview @Hallie_Casey of Sustainable Food Center and On To Grow On podcast to find out. We discuss food supply chains, how local farmers’ markets are adapting, and who counts as “essential” workers during a Shelter in Place Order. Then we dig into a more fun topic: soil! How do you know if your soil is healthy? What's the role of soil in regenerative agriculture? Lastly, we introduce a segment called the “Gardener’s Gauntlet,” in which we invite guests to spill their horticultural passions and peeves. Mentioned in this episode: The Essential Worker Travel Form letter from Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance, the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association, the SFC Farmers’ Markets, the USDA’s National Resources Conservation Service (NCRS), Texas Plant and Soil Lab, and One To Grow On’s series on organic agriculture. This one goes out to John Prine, who is battling the virus. Drop us a line on our website or email firstname.lastname@example.org and find us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!