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.
This week’s show is all about community composting and the quality of urban soil with guests Nance Klehm, designer, a landscaper, horticultural consultant, and permacultural grower, as well as an in demand consultant, speaker, and teacher and Sarah Nelson of East Phillips Earth Repair in Minneapolis.
Food Freedom – July 11, 2015. Laura and Karen are joined by organic farmer Larry Heitkamp and organizer of the Toxic Tater movement, Amy Mondloch to discuss the impact of ag industry in Minnesota.
Today’s show is a discussion on the concept of “ag of the middle” with Fred Kirschenmann of Iowa State University and the future of small and corporate ag. www.agofthemiddle.org