Kevin Madrigal of Farming Hope

Podcast Episode 16: Kevin Madrigal of Farming Hope

On today’s episode I sit down with Kevin Madrigal of Farming Hope in San Francisco, California. We are sitting in a tiny recording room at Impact Hub in the Mission District of the city. We talk about Farming Hope, their mandate, and their journey from an incubator project at Stanford University to a fully-fledged non-profit with an urban farm, a restaurant/café, and event space!

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Our goal with Farm Talk Radio is to tell a story across ​Canada, weaving a mosaic of landscapes that focus on the people, places, and things that inspire change — To give airtime to the hardworking men and women who are feeding the bodies, hearts, and minds of our great country. Farming can at times be a lonely and isolating profession. It is one filled with numerous hardships. The long hours, physically demanding work, and constant struggle to work in harmony with Mother Nature take their toll. Furthermore, the ever-changing extremes of climate change will only add to these pressures. Not to mention, the financial risk of being an entrepreneur and running a business to feed and support yourself and your family. Yet this is a field of work that continues to attract some of the most incredible and inspiring change makers that I have been fortunate enough to meet. Spend a weekend at your local farmers market and you’ll know what I am talking about. Because of this, it will be an honour to sit down and listen to them and help them tell their story. Farm Talk Radio explores the challenges these agents of change are going through and the gifts that this journey has brought them. And we’d like to share all of this with you.