Weekly Picks: From Agave Road Trip to the American Rescue Plan

Hear from refugee chefs and a fourth generation nutmeg farmer, plus glean insight about the American Rescue Plan, celebrate one year of Agave Road Trip, and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into HRN's new look.

These are can't miss episodes from the week of July 9!

HRN Happy Hour Episode 135: Pentagram’s Paula Scher and Jeff Close on HRN’s New Look: After two years of fundraising and planning, HRN is thrilled to unveil a new visual identity and website. To share some behind-the-scenes insight into the redesign process HRN’s Executive Director Caity Moseman Wadler and Communications Director Kat Johnson sat down with the iconic Pentagram designers behind our new look. 

Meat and Three Episode 120: Reparations and the American Rescue Plan: Explore the fraught history of Black agriculture in the US. From land grabbing, to shady USDA lending practices, to the government's most recent attempts at righting the wrongs of a racist past. 

Agave Road Trip S2 Episode 46: Does Mezcal Change When Aged in Glass?: When you age alcohol in wood, it of course takes on the properties of the wood. But what about when you age it in glass? Some experts say no. But experts aren't always right....hosts Lou and Chava offer their take. Plus this episode marks Agave Road Trip's first birthday! 

Why Food? Episode 174: Bobbie Garbutt: 4th Generation Nutmeg Farmer: A 4th generation cocoa and spice farmer in Grenada, Bobbie didn't envision her career in agriculture. Kicking off working life as a production assistant for a fashion label in London, her curiosity about food systems led her to jump ship and start her own catering company before the pandemic brought it to a grinding halt. The extended time spent at home allowed her to rediscover the unique significance of her mother's family farm in the Caribbean. Now working in regenerative agricultural initiatives across East Africa and Grenada, she's on a mission to inspire a movement back to the land--through making farming prosperous by rewarding good growing.

Eat Your Heartland Out Episode 24: Refugee Chefs: Empowering and Educating Through Food: Meet refugee chefs who now call the United States their home. In Milwaukee, Tables Across Borders brings the community together through food with a variety of events that spotlight the talents of refugee chefs. In Missoula, Montana, we meet the founder of Soft Landing Missoula, an organization that supports refugees through their United We Eat program. And, we learn about the work of Home Dish, an organization in Omaha, Nebraska that is empowering refugee women through culinary opportunities. Hear from organizers and from refugee chefs about their experiences.

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