Friday, May 13, 2011

#69 06-12-2011 Meeting Place Organic Farm and more


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I loved getting a fb note the other day from local farmer, Donald Bowyer who heard the re-broadcast "Nice to hear Tony and farm folk. Voices change over time."

Jonathan Byrd starts of this episode of hoofbeats radio at cfru.ca 93.3fm ~ a rebroadcast from 2011 in celebration of his upcoming Nov 10 2016 show in town... I already have my ticket, do you? You can hear 
Chicken Wire, from his latest indie release at the time, and Wild Ponies, from, Cackalack.  Near the very end of this program, you will also hear White Oak Wood, my all time favourite tune (so far) of his!!!!

At the time this show aired, I was putting in time as an On-Farm Event Coordinator for Farm-Start, a not-for-profit organization that is supporting a new generation of farmers to develop ecologically sound and economically viable enterprises, and it might be apparent in the show content.  

This was our second episode with a farming theme, inspired by horses that work on the land. Dedicated to the Belgians Nate and Pete, we air some audio collected at the Organic Farm Open House in Lucknow, that features Tony from Meeting Place Organic Farm.  We went on a hayride around the property, did the quiz, met eggs, pigs and horses in the barn, bought some seedlings from the greenhouse, chatted with apples in the orchard, and cows in the pasture.  Not to mention chickens, kittens and the family dog in passing.  

Did you have anything to add to our conversation about why our food choices matter, the importance of organic food etc.   Check out more photos from our taping at the farm...

We've also play a HAYfield report from Alex Pangman about Horse Agility, and a Breed Feature recorded by Rebecca Tower.

As a follow up to the previous week's show featuring the Suffolk team at Plowshare farm, you might hear some audio collected at the Plant Sing event during Rural Romp - when James Gordon was on site helping the work go easier with songs!  Plowshare is a horse-powered CSA Farm located at Mapleton's Organic Dairy.  During the rural romp, folks were invited to come meet the workhorses, and to check out the greenhouse and gardens.  The Plant Sing Event invited folks to sing and work together.  plowsharefarm.wordpress.com,










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