April 3, 2012 – Segment 3

This week on the show, we’ll speak with three farmers who work small parcels of land in Baltimore County. Becky and Jack Gurly operate Calvert’s Gift Farm in Sparks, MD, where they grow organic vegetables on 5 acres. They also help run a training program for new farmers.

This week on the show, we’ll speak with three farmers who work small parcels of land in Baltimore County. Becky and Jack Gurly operate Calvert’s Gift Farm in Sparks, MD, where they grow organic vegetables on 5 acres. They also help run a training program for new farmers. They joined us along with Denzel Mitchell, one of their trainees, to discuss the importance of increasing the number of small farmers, to share what it’s like to run a small farm today, and to discuss how they came to the approach to farming that they’ve chosen. Then, join us for a tour of a new shrimp farm that’s being built in an old warehouse in the heart of Baltimore. We’re joined by Peter May, an estuarine ecologist, and Bryon Salladin, an arborist.

Written by Marc Steiner

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2 Comments

  1. Hi Marc,
    It’s David Edwards, your bald friend from the Dogwood. I write you today to mention an exciting event happening at the University of Baltimore. The Helen P. Denit Honors society is hosting a screening of the documentary Fresh, to be followed by a Q & A with the director, Ana Joanes. Many of the local farms (One Straw, Liberty Delight, possibly Big City Farms to mention a few) will be in attendance to talk about sustainable agriculture. In addition there will be a silent auction and a dinner catered by the Dogwood. I think this is an exciting event for anyone who cares about sustainable agriculture, and it falls in line with some of your recent programming. All of the proceeds go to help fund Honors students that are to traveling to Guatemala to install safer, more efficient stoves in the homes of the native Mayan people.

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