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Raising the Barn: Giving Voice to Female Farmers with Katelyn Duban

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Katelyn Duban is cultivating a community of women farmers as a farmer, wife, blogger, and podcaster giving voice to female farmers.

As a first generation farm-her, Katelyn began her farming journey feeling isolated. The unexpected challenges that came with the farming lifestyle were difficult to relate to her friends and networks, and she began blogging about her experiences on the farm.

Farming Brighter Futures with Tyler Bastian at Roots Charter High School

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Roots Charter High School is a “a farm-based high school that targets students who are at risk of academic failure and who have failed or struggled in the traditional education model.” Through lessons of life and farming, Tyler has been creating a simultaneously educational and loving environment, as the founder and principal of Roots Charter High School.

Finding Home on the Homestead with Angela from Axe & Root

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Axe & Root Homestead is a six-or-so-acre farm in New Jersey, home to Dozer and Finnegan (two majestic, working Clydesdales) a pair of sassy geese, a flock of ducks, a few thousand bees, and of course, Angela and her family.

Through sharing her homesteading journey, Angela has been shaping relationships and opening a window to the farming life at a time when people are less familiar with where food comes from.

Simple Changes with Kelsey Jorissen

Consumerism in the time of climate change, life on the farm, and why every little bit matters.

The food that we eat has a dramatic impact on the environment, animal welfare, our health, and the footprint that we leave on this earth.

Sweeter in Vermont

Ethan and Annina, founders of the Republic of Vermont, are pioneering what it means to run a sustainable small farm business.
The Republic of Vermont is a small scale apiary and organic maple sugaring operation, tending hives and tapping trees in rural Vermont.

Growing Simple with Nick Ager

Starting at a young age, Nick continues to encourage new gardeners to try their hand at producing their own food. “Growing up, I would go and pick seeds out in our neighbors garden, I was always doing something outside all of the time. That was a passion that I never gave up…now I do it because it’s a way of life.”

Slowing Down with LaLa Murphy

Relish the crunching snow underfoot as the crisp winter air draws a silent breath. Fingers freezing, heart is warm.
As “a homesteader that happens to work with herbs,” Lauren started LaLa Earth after taking two herbal apprenticeships and finding that she had a passion for plants.