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Caroline Gosselin PhD from Miner Heritage Farm in Quebec on 7/29/2013 show

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Bill Taylor interviewed Caroline Gosselin PhD who directs the Ferme Heritage Miner in Granby, Quebec, about one hour east of Montreal.  She helped save this historic farm near the city center from development and since 2008 has been creating an educational and tourist destination, teaching cooking and gardening to 6-12 year old young farmers and young chefs, and also teaching soup kitchen recipients how to grow their own food and food for the soup kitchen.  Here is the interview:

http://media.kzyx.org/mp3/farm/Farm%20and%20Garden7-29-13.mp3

The website for the farm is http://www.fermeheritageminer.ca/en/about-us/our-mission/ or in French http://www.fermeheritageminer.ca/.  The site is a few years out of date but gives a good impression of the project as it was in 2011.

We briefly touched on the topic of Hugelkultur, or mound culture, used for many decades in Austria and many other places.  One of the callers, Joanne Wildoak Cummins, said a relative has been doing it for 50 years with good results.  We will cover this topic more in September and report on Jaye and Bill's trip to the Krameterhof in Austria (Sepp Holzer's permaculture farm) where a series of ponds, creative buildings and cellars, hugelkultur, and many other permaculture practices may be found.  What makes hugelkultur interesting here in NW CA is the use of wood and branches normally burned in a burn pile as a base for the mound, with weeds, sods, and then clean soil and compost on top - keeping the nutrients on-site in a form that slowly releases rather than burning the energy portion (sugars) and leaving minerals in a water-soluble (hence erode-able) ash.  Together with biochar (according to Amigo Bob from the Not So Simple Living Fair soil class, not yet proven effective), we can reduce destructive fire danger and sequester some carbon at the same time.

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