Food Freedom Radio
Saturdays 8AM - 9AM
Food Freedom Radio envisions a food system respectful of water, soil, planet and people. We work towards a historic transformation. How do we move from food production being a source of economic, social and ecological destruction? How do we move towards a food system which is a source of clean water, healthy soil, and a toxin-free environment?
Host Laura Hedlund. Laura earned a certificate in Urban Farming from PRI Cold Climate, helped to start a community garden in 2008 which is now part of the Open Door Pantry and grows blueberries, hazelnuts, gooseberries and more. She has worked at AM950 since 2004. She served as Deputy Press Secretary for Paul Wellstone’s 1990 US Senate campaign, Press Secretary for David Minge’s 1992 US Congressional Campaign, Public Relations Director for a 25,000 member Girl Scout council and she worked as television reporter.
Laura is joined by Greg Plotkin of farmland.org, as they discuss and expound on a recent town hall meeting held by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.
Chef Flo-K joins Laura along with community activists for Decolonizing Earth Day.
Russ Henry of Minnehaha Falls Landscaping joins Laura to discuss the benefits of bee lawns and protecting our insect life.
Laurie Wayne of OpenFoodNetwork.org; Jamie Goehring (goehring.com); Dr. Ankita Raturi of Purdue University; urban farmer Gloria Iacono.
Laura has something for everyone this week! She is joined first by Melissa Trent of Pillsbury United Communities, then Michelle Shaw of Edible Boulevards, followed by Michael Chaney and Ed on urban agriculture, and lastly Philip Potyondy from the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board.
This week’s guest is Rick Juliusson of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society.