Podcast Episode 11: Dennis Scanland of YYC Growers

On today’s episode I sit down with Dennis Scanland of YYC Growers in Calgary, Alberta. We talk about Community Shared Agriculture, the changing face of the local food scene in the city, and the benefits of being a co-operative of urban and rural farmers. We also spend some time talking about his journey to farming and his own urban farm, Dirt Boys. We have booked a meeting room in the beautiful new central public library building and we are sipping on strong coffees from their café. Keep your shovel in the ground and stay tuned for more farm talk!

Coming up: Episode with John Bach of Bach Biodynamics on biodynamic beekeeping!

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