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Surviving Hard Times

Dec 13, 2022

Today, we discuss all things sustainable agriculture with Joshua Earl Arnold. Joshua is a Professor of Sustainable Agriculture at Warren Wilson College where he educates his students on subjects such as entomology, agriculture, agroecology, and soil science. As someone that considers himself a “science, practice, and movement” agroecologist, Joshua is here to offer his unique perspective on urban agriculture as a whole.

Joshua discovered his fascination with food systems during his undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley – specifically the sociology of how people interact with these systems. This interest ultimately led him to study insects and their role in agricultural ecosystems…

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • The challenges that urban farmers face.
  • How the cost of water and insects can interfere with farming practices.
  • How urban farmers can work together to create “an economy of scale”.
  • Why soil-less systems may be a viable solution to urban farming issues.

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