Podcast Episode 3 – Les Jardins de la Grilenette

On today’s episode I sit down with Maude-Helene Desroches of Les Jardins de la Grilenette in St-Armand Quebec.  Her market gardener’s paradise is THE blueprint for profitable organic farming on a small scale. I switched up the introduction music and will try to feature more regional Canadian artists.  That is the Dardanelles, an energetic folk band from the already snowy shores of Newfoundland. M-H and I discuss bio-intensive farming, the gifts and challenges of being a farmer in the modern world, and what it means to be a female and the head farmer on the family farm.  This is farm talk radio, keep your shovel on the ground and stay tuned for more farm talk!

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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.