Podcast Episode 1 - Farming in the Balance
Episode 1.0 features Female Farmer Project Founder, Audra Mulkern and co-host Kate Doughty discussing why farming in Arizona is the first issue tackled here on the podcast. Joined by Debbie Weingarten, we interview those who farm in the balance. Our guests include Anastasia who ranches 160 acres in the Sulphur Springs Valley in Cochise county and is in the process of closing her operation. Also featured is Julie Pierson, a member of the Tohono O'odham tribe and San Xavier land allottee and board member. Joining her is Cie'na Schlaefli the San Xavier farm's food production manager. Sheryl Wiser is our featured farming advocate/musician.
Episode 1.0 Available on Soundcloud or subscribe on iTunes!
Hosts, Audra Mulkern and Kate Doughty with special guest host, Debbie Weingarten. Produced by Steven Bell
LINKS AND RESOURCES
To read our San Xavier feature, click HERE
To read our Southern Arizona feature on female farmers, click HERE
San Xavier Co Op Farm - The San Xavier Cooperative Association (SXCA) is committed to healthy farming practices and growing traditional crops to support the cultural and environmental values, as well as support economic development within the community.
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Theme song by Joe Mulkern
Sheryl Wiser - the song clip featured on this episode is an original from Sheryl Wiser, a Seattle-based farming advocate and Americana, roots and blues musician. You can find more of her beautiful music here
A special thanks to Joe Mulkern for writing and performing our theme song. Endless gratitude to Anastasia, Julie and Cie'ena for sharing their wisdom with us. To singer/songwriter, Sheryl Wiser for writing that hauntingly beautiful clip just for this episode, thank you.
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