This week on The Farm Report, Erin Fairbanks is exploring the homesteading lifestyle! Hear from Gloria Varney of Nezinscot Farm- the first certified organic dairy in Maine! Learn why Gloria lost interest in her academic pursuits and began to focus on growing and producing her own food. What role does technology play in the life of a homesteader? Tune in to find out about Gloria’s other work against the prevalence of GMO crops. Later, herbalist and botanist Dawn Combs of Mockingbird Meadows calls into the program to talk about her ideas regarding the intrinsic link between food and medicine. Why did Dawn leave the corporate world to practice herbal medicine? Find out why both Gloria and Dawn believe that more people should be growing their own food at home in order to learn more about our food system. This program has been brought to you by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons. Music has been provided by Ball of Flame Shoot Fire.

“When people come into the store, I tell them they are entering my classroom. It offers and opportunity to learn where their food is coming from.” [4:45]

“You don’t need a lot of acreage to create food.” [8:20]

Gloria Varney on The Farm Report

“A big message of our farm is to encourage people to take charge of their own health.” [20:00]

Dawn Combs on The Farm Report