Soil, Local Gardens and Young Farmers

May 1, 2012

Wednesday, farming and gardening experts, young and old, join Doug to help ring in the 2012 growing season. Local farming guru Fred Montague and ecologist Gary Paul Nabhan will discuss soil health – because good food starts with good soil – and the increasing need for small, local gardens to help counteract the ill side effects of industrial food production. Then we’ll switch gears to explore the rise of America’s new crop of farmers who are adapting old techniques to fit their new agricultural ethos.

This program is the first in a series we’re calling “In Season.” In the coming months we’ll be highlighting the season’s crops – tomatoes, apricots, peaches, melons, greens, etc. – and discussing their unique qualities and histories, how to best identify the best produce, and how to ensure you’ll have fresh, local food into the winter months.

Check out Salt Lake County's resources for urban farming.

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