On today’s show we have returning co-host Barclay Nap www.corwhinherbsandproduce.ca, Deb Swidrovich and Kevin Thomason. Our guests brought some great music to play in between our discussion about GREN, the Region of Waterloo Growth Plan, and the OMB decision on the Regional Growth Plan, and a handful of other topics. http://smartgrowthwaterloo.ca/ https://www.facebook.com/SmartGrowthWaterloo We also had an interview with Dave Pyper about the IPM 2012 disbursements. http://www.ipm2012.ca/ https://www.facebook.com/ipm2012
Our guest today is Kelly Daynard from Farm and Food Care. http://www.farmfoodcare.org/ We talk about taking the mystery out of agriculture. A great upcoming event is “Breakfast On The Farm” June 22 2013. Reserve your free tickets at http://ontariosbreakfastonthefarm.eventbrite.ca To be held near New Dundee Ontario.
Todays show starts with Bob Thirlwall, a certified crop advisor who explains what monoculture and crop rotations are. Our second guest Michael To tells us of video games and board games that have an agricultural theme. Barclay and I finish the show with some general discussion of the days topics.
Superbugs and superweeds. What do these words mean? Sean Dunnet from Dumfries Service Company gives us context to understand these terms. Scott Lisso and Barclay Nap are also our guests.
John FitzGibbon speaks today about Environmental Farm Plans. A completed EFP helps farm operators be aware of the environmental issues around their farmstead and qualifies them for some financial support to make those changes.
Today’s broadcast features music from the GMO’s, a Guelph based band. The topics are Food Freedom Day, audio press releases from the Ontario Federation of Agriculture President Mark Wales, and some farm news courtesy of OMAFRA Connects.
Our guests today are Owen Roberts and returning guest Barclay Nap. Our discussion centres around the nature of agricultural communications. The music today is from the “GMO’s” a great local band from Guelph. This is episode 39,,, for some reason I thought it was episode 38. This show is truncated. The last 20 minutes was lost.
Gemma wrote a great blog here. http://www.wrfoodsystem.ca/blog/2013/01/14/urban-planning-urban-agriculture We speak to how agricultural land is valued today in regards to city planning. The blog is titled “urban planning, urban agriculture”. And we play some great tunes.
Barclay Nap co-hosts todays show. We talk of upcoming events, controversy around the OMB decision about the extent of development lands around Kitchener, and agricultural movies.