Organic Agriculture: Honoring Life, Land and Community

15Aug

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Three women who have made organic food their career show us that sustainable food production and healthy agricultural practices have a tremendous impact on everything that food touches. Starting on the land with the farmer, these practices positively affect just about everything along the journey, ultimately reaching the end consumer. Us. In this episode, we celebrate the notion that life creates life, with Helge Hellberg. 


Guests:
Christie Biddle, Fruit Buyer Susan Simitz, Social Media & Marketing Manager Jessica Cole, Quality Assurance & Inventory Control Specialist Earls Organic Produce, San Francisco, CA

Diet and Depression: A Vicious Cycle

8Aug

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We are what we eat – this old saying about how much our food intake affects our physical health is now being expanded into our mental health as well. In recent years, research has been showing the direct connection between what we eat and what – or how – we think. In other words, our mental capacity and our mood are the direct result of our diet. Today Helge Hellberg is speaking with a Psychiatrist specifically about how to best address Depression through your diet.


Guest:
Dr. James Greenblatt, Integrative Psychatrist & Author, Breakthrough Depression Solution: Mastering Your Mood with Nutrition, Diet and Supplementation, Walthan, MA

Good Health Starts from Within: The Stash Plan

1Aug

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Guest: 
Elizabeth Troy, Nutritionist & Co-Author, The Stash Plan, Westport, CT

Children and Nature: A Crucial Connection

25Jul

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American children spend four to seven minutes a day playing outdoors—that is 90 percent less time than their parents did. There is a significant physical, emotional, and mental price to pay for having such little exposure to Nature and unstructured playtime. What is at stake, how to bring Nature back into all of our lives, and specifically, How to Raise a Wild Child – that’s our topic in this hour of An Organic Conversation.


Guest:
Scott D. Sampson, Author, How to Raise a Wild Child, Vancouver, B.C.

The Epicenter of the Organic Movement: Marin County

18Jul

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There is a small county just north of the Golden Gate Bridge in the San Francisco Bay Area that has shaped the organic food and agriculture movement throughout the country – if not the world – forever. As the nation's only all-organic county, Marin sets an example for the future of organic farming and the evolution of the industry. How did this happen and what can be learned from this model? Listen to one of the true leaders of the organic movement, Warren Weber, owner of Star Route Farms.


Guest:
Warren Weber, Owner, Star Route Farms, Bolinas, CA

Island Wisdom: Lessons from Hawaiian Culture

27Jun

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There is a deep reverence and respect for the Elements of Water, Sky, and Earth, Sun and Moon that we’ll find when we engage with cultures that have developed in the middle of the ocean, away from the speed of mainland societies. Hawaiian philosophy does not consider the physical and non-physical aspects of the world to be separate, therefore, to heal one aspect, all must be healed. Hear from an Hawaiian elder about key lessons in life - how to be of service, honor your family, and always practice kindness.


Guest:
Kevin Hoke, CEO & President, Hawaiian Outrigger Experience, Wailuku, HI

Pawpaw: America’s Forgotten Fruit

20Jun

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How could a tropical fruit native to North American soil go under the radar for generations? Such is the story of Pawpaw - and many other plant species nearly forgotten by US agriculture. Find out what made these fruits so special to Native Americans and early settlers and what is being done today to revive the existence of indigenous nutritious foods throughout our country.


Guest:
Andrew Moore, Author, Pawpaw: In Search of America's Forgotten Fruit, Pittsburgh, PA

GMO Labeling: Consumer’s Right to Know

13Jun

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Guest:
Gary Hirshberg, Chairman, Just Label It, Washington, D.C.

An Apology to Elephants: Restoring Honor to Nature’s Gentlest Giants

6Jun

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"If you want to teach people about the nature of being human, you don't take them to a prison; you take them to a park where they can see families and people being free. If you want to teach people about the nature of elephants, you don't take them to a circus." A passionate documentary about man's relationship to elephants is inspiring a movement to release our world's largest land mammal from grueling entertainment and save multiple species in the process. Tune in this week for our interview with HBO's filmmaker and a renowned expert on elephant captivity.


Guests:
Amy Schatz, Director, An Apology to Elephants, New York, NY
Ed Stewart, President & Co-Founder, PAWS, Galt, CA

Prison Gardens: Growing Hope by Growing Life

25Apr

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A small garden plot within the concrete walls of a maximum security prison does more than just engage prisoners; it improves behavior and reduces reincarceration. Hear data and feedback from a national nonprofit whose gardening and permaculture programs promote responsibility, opportunity, and motivation.


Guest:
Beth Waitkus, Founder & Director, Insight Garden Program, Berkeley, CA

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