Growing Farms Podcast



John Suscovitch interviewed me back in December for a new podcast he was working on. In January the podcast went live but I didn’t have a chance to actually listen to it until today while I was doing some chores around the house. It’s actually pretty good. Normally I can’t stand the sound of my own voice but I think I must have had a cold or something because my voice sounds a bit different, and John must have done some good editing because I sound fairly coherent as well. Check it out here¬†along with his website or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. I don’t actually come on until minute 13 so you might want to skip ahead if you don’t want the longish intro.

We talk about the model I had at Slow Hand Farm (which has now moved to Our Table Cooperative), bicycle delivery including a lot on electric assist, and farm planning. I don’t mention them by name, but the bike shop I keep referring to in the interview is Splendid Cycles, which has been an incredible supporter/enabler of my bicycle delivery of the CSA shares.

It looks like there might be some other interesting episodes as well. I just subscribed to the podcast so I’ll have a chance to listen to the rest of the episodes while I do more chores.

New articles to go with carts

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This winter we made up a few hand carts for Our Table Cooperative, where I’m farming now, and also sold a few to farms in the area. During the course of a few presentations at conferences in other parts of the country I let folks know about the carts and also the tools I use with them. I’ve been meaning to write up instructions on how to build the rolling bed marker so I finally got around to doing that. You can read about that here, and you can read about other types of rolling bed markers here.

Plans for a simple version of the cart are available at You can also order carts there, although there’s a bit of a long lead time because we need five orders to make a batch. I’m continuing to develop tools for the carts. In the works is a cultivation frame, and also a mount for flame weeders.