Elmgrove Collective

Podcast Episode 1 – Elmgrove Collective

On today’s episode I sit down with three members of the Elmgove Collective in Sutton West, Ontario.  We broadcasting live from their Hoophouse, drinking dandelion tea, and having a good old-fashioned round table talk about farming.  Zandra Zalucky, Daniel Hoffman, and Paolo Lavalle discuss what it means to farm as a Collective versus a Cooperative, the gifts and challenges of being a farmer in the modern world, and the relationship between mental health and farming.  This is Farm Talk Radio, keep your shovel in the ground, and stay tuned.

 

The Elmgrove Collective — www.elmgroveorganic.com

Zandra Zalucky of Cultivating Opportunities — cultivatingopportunities.wordpress.com.  For internship and volunteer opportunities contact her directly at [email protected]

Daniel Hoffman of The Cutting Veg and The Global Garlic Project — For garlic orders and inquiries contact Daniel at www.thecuttingveg.com

Paolo Lavalle of Frall Foods — For all food and farming related inquiries please contact Paolo through his Frall Foods website

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