Farmerama Radio: Episode 12 – Sandhill Farms Mountain Garlic, Growing Communities & Neo Peasant Politics

We’ve now been following the nitty gritty of the smaller-scale farming world for one growing year. One revolution of this world around the sun. We’ve chanced upon and dug up so many stories and met inspirational farmers and growers along the way.

The podcast has spiralled into an adventure uncovering different ideas, perspectives and techniques as we travel the world. This month we are in Utah for a garlic special in the Wasatch mountains with Sandhill Farms Mountain Garlic. Hannah hears from a Dagenham farm, Growing Communities trainee about how opportunities in farming are making a difference to people’s lives. We learn about the long-established Mexican tradition of intercropping and compare it to the similar technique of companion cropping here in the UK with Jake Freestone. Finally we get an introduction to neo-peasant politics from Vallis Veg. Find us on iTunes or listen here.

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Thanks so much from the Farmerama team…
Jo, Nigel and Abby