Sustainable Farming

December 8, 2015
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Sound Bites: Building A Resilient, Renewable Rural Region On Maryland’s Eastern Shore

December 3, 2015 - Segment 3 - On our newest edition of Sound Bites, our series about our food, our environment, and our world, we listen to a panel discussion I moderated two weeks ago at the 16th Eastern Shore Planning Conference in Easton, Maryland. The theme of this year's conference was "Powering Our Renewable Energy Future," and the conversation was titled "Getting the Right Mix: A Conversation on a Resilient, Renewable Rural Region."
November 22, 2015
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Sound Bites: Brassica Fest 2015 | Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love , and the Perfect Meal by Ava Chin

November 19, 2015 - Segment 2 - Brassica fest is here, and for our newest episode of Sound Bites, Marc and his guest's preview the celebration of this beneficial plant. We also revisit Marc's discussion with writer and forager Ava Chin.
November 9, 2015

Sound Bites: The Future Of Food In Baltimore, Part 1

November 5, 2015 - Segment 3 - Marc moderates a discussion on the Future of Food in Baltimore at the Second Annual Town Creek Foundation Stakeholder Meeting. The panel of guests include: the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, Sache Jones, and Kurt Sommer.
October 30, 2015
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Sound Bites: You Aren’t Dangerous Until You Can Speak Powerfully | Perdue Farms Buys Niman Ranch

October 29, 2015 - Segment 2 - We begin with a conversation Marc moderated earlier this week at the University of Maryland, called "You Aren't Dangerous Until You Can Speak Powerfully." Then we discuss the announcement last month that Perdue Farms bought Niman Ranch.
October 26, 2015
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Natasha Bowens On ‘The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming’

October 22, 2015 - Segment 1 - We begin with an excerpt from Marc's August interview with author and photographer Natasha Bowens, about her book The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming.
October 19, 2015

Sound Bites: Black Urban Growers Conference 2015 | Jazz for Water, Preserving Gunpowder State Parks Streams and Wetlands

October 15, 2015 - Segment 4 - Marc continues exploring African American and urban farmers in leading systemic change in our food system.
October 12, 2015
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Sound Bites: A Game of Chicken? (Part 3) | Centro Ashé Herbs & Education

October 8, 2015 - Segment 3 - We begin with the final segment of a recent town hall on the Eastern Shore: A Game of Chicken? And we learn about Centro Ashé, a community rooted herbal education program in Southern Maryland.
October 4, 2015

Sound Bites: A Game of Chicken? Pt. 2 | Future Harvest’s Young Farmer Training Program

October 1, 2015 - Segment 2 - On our latest episode of Sound Bites, we begin with a recent town hall where we discuss poultry industry expansion and then we look at the Future Harvest-CASA Young Farmer Training Program.
September 28, 2015
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Sound Bites: A Game Of Chicken – Poultry Industry Expansion, Community Health & Local Control In Delmarva (Part 1)

September 24, 2015 - Segment 3 - We listen to the first part of a town hall meeting I moderated: "A Game of Chicken?" We discussed poultry industry expansion, community health and local control, and hear how concerned residents in the Delmarva region are organizing to keep their rural communities and local waterways healthy.
September 18, 2015
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Sound Bites: Fermentation With Sandor Ellix Katz | EPA Cannot Approve Pesticide Linked To Honeybee Death | Spotlight On Farm To Chef

September 17, 2015 - Segment 2 - On the newest edition of Sound Bites, we begin with a segment on fermentation with Sandor Ellix Katz, examine a recent Federal Court decision, ruling that the EPA cannot approve a pesticide that has been documented in the deaths of honey bees, and look at Farm to Chef, a local culinary competition that benefits Days of Taste.
September 10, 2015
Ngau lam is Cantonese braised beef brisket, made with at least seven spices. (Photo Credit: Ruth Tam via Washington Post)

Sound Bites: How We Define Organic Food | When Cultural Food Becomes “Trendy”

September 10, 2015 - Segment 2 - Join us for our newest episode of Sound Bites, where we look at organic food and talk to the author of the Washington Post article, "How it feels when white people shame your culture's food - then make it trendy."
August 28, 2015
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Sound Bites: GMOs, Herbicides & Public Health | The State Of Oyster Farming & The Challenges Facing Oyster Farmers

August 27, 2015 - Segment 2 - On the newest episode of our series about our food and our world, Sound Bites, we begin the hour with a report on the potential public health consequences of GMOs (genetically-modified organisms). Then, we turn to the state of oyster farming in our region as we discuss the challenges facing oyster farmers.
August 13, 2015
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Sound Bites: The Launch Of The Black Church Food Security Network

August 13, 2015 - Segment 3 - We listen back to a recent episode of Sound Bites, our series on our food and our world, about an exciting and important new initiative that was launched this summer in Baltimore: The Black Church Food Security Network.
August 5, 2015
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Sound Bites: Martin O’Malley | “Our Failed Food Movement”

July 30, 2015 - Segment 4 - In our latest episode of Sound Bites, we discuss the Maryland poultry industry's criticism of former Governor Martin O'Malley's stance on biofuel and an article called "Our Failed Food Movement."
July 27, 2015
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2014, file photo, a hive of honeybees appears on display at the Vermont Beekeeping Supply booth at the annual Vermont Farm Show at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction, Vt. The federal government hopes to reverse America's declining honeybee and monarch butterfly populations by making more federal land bee-friendly, spending more money on research and considering the use of less pesticides. (AP Photo/Andy Duback, File)

Sound Bites: Is The Safe And Accurate Food Labeling Act Denying Americans The Right To Know? | YES! Magazine: Meet the Scientist Breeding More Resilient Bees

July 23, 2015 - Segment 3 - We begin Sound Bites this week with a debate around a controversial bill making its way through Congress right now called The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act. Then, we talk about Yes! Magazine, "Meet the Scientist Breeding More Resilient Bees."
July 17, 2015
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Sound Bites: The Black Church Food Security Network

July 16, 2015 - Segment 3 - In our latest episode of Sound Bites, we take a look at an exciting and important new initiative that was just launched in Baltimore: The Black Church Food Security Network.
July 10, 2015
Michael Twitty

Sound Bites: The Native & Black Roots Of American Barbecue | Whole Foods In The Spotlight For Massive Overcharging & Organic Rating System

July 9, 2015 - Segment 3 - On the newest episode of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites, we begin with a fascinating look at the history of barbecue with Michael Twitty. Then, we look of Whole Foods, in light of recent allegations of their massive overcharging and complaints from organic farmers about their rating system.
July 7, 2015
Fast Track

Sound Bites: Fight For Food Sovereignty In Baltimore’s Sandtown-Winchester Neighborhood | What Fast Track Will Mean For Food & The Environment

July 2, 2015 - Segment 4 - On the newest episode of our series on our food and our world, we bring you the second part of our Good Food Gathering, titled Sandtown: Building a Model for Food and Jobs. Then, we talk about what the passing of Fast Track trade authority will mean for our food and the environment.
June 26, 2015
Good Food Gathering in Sandtown

Sound Bites: Building a Model for Food and Jobs in Sandtown-Winchester

June 25, 2015 - Segment 4 - On this week's Sound Bites, we bring you the first part of our Good Food Gathering town hall meeting, titled Sandtown: Building a Model for Food and Jobs. The town hall took place at Jubilee Arts, located in the Sandtown Winchester neighborhood of Baltimore, which was at the center of the Baltimore Uprising
June 22, 2015
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Sound Bites: Baltimore Food Environment Map | Veganism and Animal Sentience

June 18, 2015 - Segment 3 - On the newest edition of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites, we talk about the 2015 Baltimore Food Environment Map Report and continue our conversation on veganism and animal sentience.
June 12, 2015
Mike Weaver

Sound Bites: Update On 21-Mile Gas Pipeline | Complex Plight Of Chicken Growers Organizing To Change The System | Recipe: Vegan, Gluten-Free Alfredo

June 11, 2015 - Segment 3 - On our newest edition of Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world, we take a trip to Washington, DC, for a conversation on a number of issues around the poultry industry, focusing on the complex plight of contract chicken growers. We also hear a recipe for vegan, gluten-free alfredo.
June 11, 2015
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Sound Bites: Former Governor & Presidential Hopeful Martin O’Malley’s Environmental Record | Gunpowder Riverkeeper Halts 21-Mile Natural Gas Pipeline | Are Animals Sentient Beings?

June 4, 2015 - Segment 3 - On Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world, we begin the hour with a look at current Presidential hopeful Martin O'Malley's record on the Environment, hear how a Gunpowder riverkeeper halted a 21-mile natural gas pipeline from being constructed, and discuss whether animals are sentient beings.
May 19, 2015

Sound Bites: Maryland Secretary of Agriculture Joseph Bartenfelder

May 14, 2015 - Segment 4 - On today's episode of Sound Bites, we're joined by Maryland Secretary of Agriculture Joseph Bartenfelder, who speaks about a recent blog post and his tenure to date. Then we hear a response from two Maryland environmentalists:
May 8, 2015
African American farmers

Sound Bites: Good Food Gathering — Keeping The Tradition Of African American Farming Alive

May 7, 2015 - Segment 3 - On a new episode of Sound Bites, we broadcast of a very lively town hall meeting held on March 23 - one of our "Good Food Gatherings" in partnership with Baltimore Food & Faith Project - in which our panel of guests and the audience engaged in a discussion following a screening of the movie Homecoming, about the history of Black farmers in the U.S.
April 23, 2015
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Sound Bites: 45th Earth Day – How Far The Environmental Movement Has To Go | Environmental Policy in Maryland

April 21, 2015 - Segment 3 - Wednesday is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, and on Sound Bites our panel reflects upon how far we have come and how far we need to go. Then we discuss the food, farm and environmental issues covered in the 2015 Maryland State Legislative Session, which came to a close last week.
April 8, 2015
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Sound Bites: Baltimore’s Food System Vision

April 7, 2015 - Segment 2 - In this week's edition of Sound Bites, we listen in to a panel discussion Marc moderated on Baltimore's food-system planning, policy and partnership efforts and how people are shaping and implementing visions for a sustainable local food system.
April 2, 2015
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Sound Bites: Young Farmers In Baltimore City On Why They Farm & Their Communities | Finding The Best Matzoh Ball Soup

March 31, 2015 - Segment 2 - In a rebroadcast of Sound Bites, we host a panel of young farmers in Baltimore City, and hear about the best matzoh ball soup in Baltimore.
March 18, 2015
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Sound Bites: Fair Treatment For Farmworkers & The Human Cost Of Our Food Supply System

March 17, 2015 - Segment 3 - In our latest edition of Sound Bites, we listen to a panel Marc moderated about labor issues in the farming industry and movements for food and labor justice.
March 11, 2015
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Sound Bites: Fracking | Phosphorous Management Tool | African Fried Rice

March 10, 2015 - Segment 3 - In our latest installment of Sound Bites, we talk about fracking, the phosphorus management tool, and hear a recipe of for African fried rice from Michael Twitty.
March 3, 2015
Juanita Ewell, Cherry Hill Urban Garden

Sound Bites: Radical Farmers Use Fresh Food to Fight Racial Injustice | Debating The Maryland Farmers’ Rights Act | Tribute To Juanita Ewell Of Cherry Hill Urban Garden

March 3, 2015 - Segment 3 - This week on Sound Bites, we talk about how radical farmers are using fresh food to fight racial injustice, debate the Farmers' Rights Act that's before the Maryland General Assembly, and make a tribute to a local hero, Cherry Hill Urban Garden's Juanita Ewell.
February 25, 2015
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Sound Bites: Young Farmers In Baltimore City On Why They Farm & Their Communities | Finding The Best Matzoh Ball Soup

February 24, 2015 - Segment 3 - In our latest edition of Sound Bites, we host a panel of young farmers in Baltimore City, and hear about the best matzoh ball soup in Baltimore.
February 18, 2015
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Sound Bites: Fair Treatment For Farmworkers & The Human Cost Of Our Food Supply System

February 17, 2015 - Segment 4 - On our series about our food and our world - Sound Bites - we bring you a tape of a panel discussion from last Thursday at Red Emma's Bookstore and Café, which followed a screening of Food Chains, a documentary about the work of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to achieve fair treatment for farmworkers.
February 11, 2015
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Sound Bites: Baltimore’s Food System Vision

February 10, 2015 - Segment 3 - In our latest edition of Sound Bites, we listen in to a panel discussion Marc moderated on Baltimore's food-system planning, policy and partnership efforts and how people are shaping and implementing visions for a sustainable local food system.
February 3, 2015
Free-range chickens stand in a pen at an organic-accredited poultry farm in Germany.

Sound Bites: St. Brigit, Patron Saint Of Sound Bites | Why Did The Chicken Cross The World? | Recipe: Leftover Couscous Salad

February 3, 2015 - Segment 3 - On the newest episode of Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world, we begin the show with a look at St. Brigit's Day, which was celebrated on February 1. We hear about a new book called 'Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?,' and hear a special leftover couscous salad recipe from Michael Twitty
January 27, 2015
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Sound Bites: Governor Hogan’s Environmental Policies | Carole Morrison’s Expanding Vision For Agriculture On Delmarva

January 27, 2015 - Segment 4 - In this episode of Sound Bites, we examine changes in Maryland's environmental and agricultural policy under new Governor Larry Hogan. Then, we're joined by poultry farmer Carole Morison, who joins us to talk about the expansion of her farm and crowd sourcing campaign.
January 20, 2015
University of Maryland Central Maryland Research and Education Center - University Dairy Farm, Clarksville MD

Sound Bites: Governor-Elect Hogan’s Environmental Agenda | How Will Phosphorus Management Fare This Session? | 2015 Global Food Trends Related To Systematic Change

January 20, 2015 - Segment 3 - On our newest episode of Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world, we look to Annapolis to examine the environmental agenda of Governor-elect Larry Hogan and the fate of the Phosphorus Management Tool. We also talk to Dr. Wayne Roberts about his predictions for the global food trends of 2015, which may surprise you.
January 6, 2015
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Sound Bites: Top Food Stories Of 2014 | How Congress Will Impact Our Food & School Lunches

January 6, 2015 - Segment 3 - On our newest episode of Sound Bites, our series on our food and our world, we reflect upon the top food stories of 2014 with our panel of guests, and we discuss food-related issues on Congress' radar this year.
January 5, 2015
Michael Pollan

From The Archives: Michael Pollan On Transforming The Food System

January 2, 2015 - Segment 3 - Michael Pollan is the author of best-selling books like The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food. He is to food what Al Gore is to climate change. He joined Marc for a conversation about food, farm policy, the environment, politics, and more.
January 2, 2015
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Sound Bites: Doctors Concerned About Antibiotic Use On Healthy Animals | Maryland Poultry Farms Fined Over Pollution | Visit To Hidden Harvest Farm in Baltimore

December 30, 2014 - Segment 2 - In an archive edition of Sound Bites, we discuss antibiotic use among healthy animals, the fining of Maryland poultry farms over pollution, and we visit Hidden Harvest Farm in Baltimore.
December 18, 2014
Abusing the chickens we eat

Sound Bites: Abusing The Chickens We Eat? | Bryant Terry’s ‘Afro-Vegan’

December 16, 2014 - Segment 3 - For the latest edition of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites. We begin the hour with a look at an op-ed piece by NY Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, "Abusing Chickens We Eat." Then, listen in to a special archive as we talk with chef and food justice activist Bryant Terry about his book Afro-Vegan.
December 10, 2014
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Sound Bites: Where’s The Diversity in the Environmental Movement? | Diverse Legal Concerns for MD Agriculture

December 9, 2014 - Segment 4 - In a brand new episode of Sound Bites, we discuss the lack of diversity in the leadership of environmental organizations and discuss a recent report on top legal concerns for Maryland's agricultural community.
December 2, 2014
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Sound Bites: Maryland Environmental & Agricultural Policy — What Is Governor O’Malley’s Legacy?

December 2, 2014 - Segment 3 - In the latest installment of Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world, we host a Maryland Environmental and Agricultural Policy Roundtable on fracking and phosphorous management.
December 1, 2014
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Sound Bites: Delmarva Secretaries Of Agriculture On The Future Of Our Region

November 25, 2014 - Segment 3 - On our newest episode of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites, listen to a panel I moderated last week for the ESLC's 15th Eastern Shore Planning Conference, where I talked with the three Delmarva Secretaries of Agriculture about agricultural and environmental issues important to the Delmarva region.
November 20, 2014
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Sound Bites: Phosphorus Management Tool |Baltimore’s Brassica Festival

November 18, 2014 - Segment 4 - This week on Sound Bites, we discuss Governor Martin O'Malley's move forward last week with the Phosphorus Management Tool and the Brassica Festival, happening this weekend in Park Heights.
November 14, 2014
Matt Soldano, who started Southtown Farms

Sound Bites: Veteran Farmers | Effect Of Larry Hogan’s Election On Maryland Environmental & Ag Policy

November 11, 2014 - Segment 3 - On our Veterans Day edition of Sound Bites we begin the hour by talking to veterans who have embraced farming after returning home from war. Then, we close out Sound Bites by looking at last week's election results and the potential effect on Maryland's environmental and agricultural policy.
November 10, 2014
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Sound Bites: Dangers of Methane | “Bee-Friendly” Plants Actually Harmful To Bees | Baltimore’s Park Heights Farmers Market

November 4, 2014 – Segment 4 – In the newest edition of Sound Bites, we hear a commentary on the dangers of methane being released from the earth, we learn about a recent report on how supposedly “bee-friendly” plants actually contain neonicotinoid pesticides, and look at Baltimore’s Park Heights Farmers Market.
October 28, 2014
Hidden Harvest Farm in Baltimore City

Sound Bites: Doctors Concerned About Antibiotic Use On Healthy Animals | Maryland Poultry Farms Fined Over Pollution | Visit To Hidden Harvest Farm in Baltimore

October 28, 2014 - Segment 4 - It's the newest episode of Sound Bites, our weekly show on our food, our world, and our future! We begin the hour with a poll released last week indicating that 93% of all doctors are concerned about the routine use of antibiotics on healthy farm animals, and discuss poultry farms being fined over Chesapeake Bay pollution. We also visit Hidden Harvest Farm in Baltimore City.
October 21, 2014
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Sound Bites: How Institutional Buying Practices Can Impact Local Farmers, Both Conventional & Non-Industrial

October 21, 2014 - Segment 3 - In our latest episode of Sound Bites we examine the power of large institutions in purchasing food. We discuss both conventional and non-industrial agriculture in the context of institutional food buying. The panel participated in a wide-ranging discussion about the benefits, challenges and future of both models.
October 14, 2014
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Best of Sound Bites: Small Farmers Talk About Why They Farm

October 14, 2014 - Segment 2 - We have a roundtable with small farmers, including: Denzel Mitchell, Founder and Farm Manager, Five Seeds Family Farm and Apiary; Cheryl Carmona, Co-founder of Boone Street Farm in East Baltimore; Ted Wycall third generation farmer at Greenbranch Farm in Salisbury, MD; and Carole Morrison of Bird's Eye View Farm in Pocomoke City.
October 8, 2014
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Sound Bites: Greener Garden Urban Farm and Oak Hill Honey

October 7, 2014 - Segment 4 - On our newest edition of Sound Bites, we take a trip to the Greener Garden Urban Farm in Baltimore, where we will hear from: Warren and LaVette Blue, farmers at Greener Garden Urban Farm; and Willie Flowers, Executive Director of the Park Heights Community Health Alliance. We close out the show with a piece on harvesting honey In the city, with: Dane Nester, beekeeper at Oak Hill Honey in Baltimore. It was produced by former Sound Bites intern Maggie Dier.