Farm Like an Art Form with Valerie Dantoin Podcast Transcript

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[00:00:03] Lee: It’s “The Future of Food.” I’m Lee Schneider. Valerie Dantoin is a farmer, educator, and environmentalist. Valerie and her husband, Rick, own and operate a 100 cow organic grazing farm that has been in the Adamski family for more than 100 years. Since 2009, she has helped create and teach more than 25 different courses in the Sustainable Food and Ag Systems associate degree program at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. She is a co-executive producer of the documentary film, “Searching for Sustainability.” Valerie, welcome to the podcast.

[00:00:39] Valerie: Thanks, Lee. It’s good to be here.

[00:00:41] Lee: First, let’s start at the beginning. What have been your most popular courses?

[00:00:45] Valerie: Well, the popular ones are some of the short hitters. I teach a beekeeping course, I teach in herbs and health course, I teach cheese making and fermentation. And a really great course is an online soils course that I have that’s just particular to people who really wanna understand farm practices, gardening practices, and just …

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How to Save a Billion Dollars in Food Podcast Transcript – Future of Food

How to Save a Billion Dollars Recovering Food – The Future of Food Podcast

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Lee: It’s the “Future of Food,” I’m Lee Schneider. Who would have thought that early one morning at the wholesale produce market in L.A., I would have walked right into a performance of opera?

[Luis singing]


Luis: Everyone knows I sing opera here.


NARRATION:Luis Yepiz has a talent for music. He’s been in punk bands and has the vocal chops to be an opera performer. But he also has a talent for something else, connecting with people and building communities. He is the wholesale food recovery manager for an organization called Food Forward. He starts early in the morning because that’s when the wholesalers arrive.

[market sounds]

Lee: Now, it’s 4:30 in the morning on the dot. It’s a lot of activity.


Luis:Yes, the wholesalers usually start their operation anywhere between midnight and one in the morning.


NARRATIONHe discovered this work when he was volunteering at a food bank. One …

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Vertical Farming in Jackson Wyoming Podcast Transcript

Making Jackson Grow In Winter With Nona Yehia – Future of Food Podcast

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Lee: [00:00:04] It’s The Future of Food. I’m Lee Schneider.

Nona Yehia: [00:00:06] Food and the quality of that food is an answer to so many problems. It can be an answer to some of our global warming issues, to our sustainability issues that might plague us in the future, to preventative health, to wellness, and to bringing communities together.

Lee: [00:00:24] Nona Yehia is an architect, visionary and vertical farmer in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Together with her co-founder, Penny McBride, she founded Vertical Harvest. This is a farm that has transformed the growing season in Jackson Hole, which is usually just four months long. They took a plot of land downtown and went vertical. Nona, welcome to the podcast.

Nona: [00:00:45] Thanks, Lee. So happy to be here.

Lee: [00:00:48] You got funding for, designed and built a three-story hydroponic farm in downtown Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It’s on a site that is just one tenth of an acre, which …

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How to Save Billions of Dollars Worth of Food – Future of Food Podcast

Americans waste more than $200 billions dollars of food a year. That’s about $1600 per family. But there are people who are trying to help. We meet two of them in this podcast. Luis Yepiz recovers and distributes food rescued from the LA Wholesale Market. Eva Goulbourne is a food sustainability expert who can put the numbers in perspective and give us some real-world suggestions about how to help.

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Podcast Stats and How to Use Them

What are podcast stats, anyway?  How can they help you as a podcaster?

Since you are a publisher and programmer and all-around genius running your own show, you’re looking to get more downloads, more shares and make more friends.  But how?  Take a look at this list of our most downloaded episodes this month on Future of Food.

Making Jackson Grow In Winter with Nona Yehia accounts for 40% of our downloads Food Activism In the Digital Age with Anna Lappé is at 23.38% Saving the Future One Seed at a Time with Jere Gettle is at 18.18% Food Waste Costs NYC $180M Annually – A Startup Explores Solutions is at 10.39% A Vision for Micro-Farms With Krystine McInnes is at 7.79%

Making Jackson Grow In Winter is our newest episode, and so it follows that more people are listening to it than the others. I’ve noticed, however, that truly popular episodes do not peak out fast. They last. Food Activism In the Digital Age with Anna Lappé

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Why Women Suffer Insomnia More Than Men – And What You Can Do About It

[Editor’s note: This post originally ran on the Calm blog and reruns here with permission.]

Far more women than men suffer insomnia or chronic sleep trouble, and middle-aged women suffer most of all, according to an international study commissioned by Calm.

Women are 40% more likely than men “always” to sleep badly, reveals the survey of 4,279 Britons and Americans, conducted by pollsters YouGov, on our behalf.

Women are 40% more likely than men to sleep badly on a regular basis, reveals the survey of 4,279 Britons and Americans.

This figure rises to 55% in middle age [aged 45-54], when the gender gap hits its peak, as does the number of women who report “always” sleeping badly.

“I certainly see more women with sleep trouble than men”, says Dr Steve Orma, a clinical psychologist and insomnia specialist, whose talk on sleep science and advice is one of Calm’s 30+ Sleep Stories.

There are several possible reasons that so many more women than men sleep badly, says Dr Orma, author of the book, Stop Worrying & Go To Sleep.

“One is hormones …

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Saving the World One Seed at a Time – Instagram

New episode! We welcome Jere Gettle of @bakercreekseeds to the show to discuss heirloom seeds, gardening and sustainability. Check out the link in our profile or go to ⠀ ⠀ #foodie⠀ #gardening⠀ #heirloom⠀ #non-GMO

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Bill Fitzgerald of Common Sense Media on EdTech NOW Transcript

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Lee: This is “EdTech NOW,” a short podcast about educational technology and how it’s used in the classroom. “EdTech NOW” is made possible by Stackup, a Chrome browser extension that makes reading fun and easy using the entire web and delivers reading progress and online usage metrics to administrators. Now, here’s our host, Noah Geisel, Education Director at Stackup.

Noah: Hi, Lee. Great to be here with you today, and our guest today is Bill Fitzgerald, who’s director of the Privacy Evaluation Initiative at Common Sense Media. Bill evaluates the privacy practices of vendors building educational technology and was also a classroom teacher for 16 years. Bill, welcome to the podcast.

Bill: Hey, great to be here, Noah. Thank you for having me.

Noah: Bill, Common Sense Media has been around about as long as what we think of today as educational technology. And so I’m curious from the Common Sense lens, how has EdTech become more and more pervasive in our learning? And how has Common …

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