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cannador, dr eleanor kuntz, leafworks, medicinal marijuana, peoples herbarium, sustainability -

Dr. Eleanor Kuntz Geneticist, Environmentalist, Entrepreneur, Cannabis Advocate Eleanor Kuntz, Ph.D., is a trained herbalist and entrepreneur who is bridging the gap between traditional herbalism and modern science. Eleanor works with plant genetics to design and implement Best Agricultural Practices for improving medicinal qualities and implementing responsible raw ingredient choices to mitigate supply chain risk for natural product companies. As a U.S. Forest Service volunteer, Kuntz researches plant population demographics and dispersal dynamics to develop guidelines for sustainable wild collection and permitting regulations in southeastern native plant populations.  Devoted to honoring the benefits of plant-based medicine, enhancing our connection to...

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endomycorrhizae, jim eagan, mycorrhizae, mycorrhizal fungi, mycorrhizal inoculants, plant revolution, soil health, soil organisms, sustainability, trichoderma -

I know we’ve already done some podcasts discussing mycorrhizal fungi, including Episode 2 with Jeff Lowenfels that I suggest you check out. I wanted to do this interview though to get a different perspective on mycorrhizal fungi from someone who has been involved in the industry and selling and using it for over a decade. I’ve had my opinions based on the research I’ve seen regarding topics like using a single species vs diverse species of endomycorrhizal fungi, as well as the addition of Trichoderma to these mixes. Our guest this week is Jim Eagan. Jim has been working for Plant...

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Ben Hartman, farming, lean farming, sustainability, sustainable farming, the lean farm -

As a business owner and farmer, this book is now in my top 3 all-time. Everyone needs to read it! A practical, systems-based approach for a more sustainable farming operationTo many people today, using the words “factory” and “farm” in the same sentence is nothing short of sacrilege. In many cases, though, the same sound business practices apply whether you are producing cars or carrots. Author Ben Hartman and other young farmers are increasingly finding that incorporating the best new ideas from business into their farming can drastically cut their wastes and increase their profits, making their farms more environmentally...

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biological controls, bug lady, buglady, buglady consulting, cannabis pests, entomology, enviornmental horticulture, green industry, grennhouse cannabis, insect management, integrated pest management, ornamental entomologist, pest management, sustainability, suzanne wainwright evans -

Suzanne Wainwright-Evans is an Ornamental Entomologist specializing in integrated pest management. Suzanne has been involved in the Green Industry for more than 25 years with a primary focus on biological control and using pesticides properly. She is a graduate of the University of Florida with degrees in both Entomology and Environmental Horticulture. She has worked throughout the United States and internationally consulting for greenhouses, nurseries, landscapers and interiorscape companies. Additionally, Suzanne is frequently published in trade magazines, teaches workshops, and lectures professionally to industry groups. Her lectures use her extensive library of insect photos and macro insect movies. She has...

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agricultural biochar, biochar, biochar testing, black owl biochar, climate change, environmental health, kis biochar soil, renel anderson, sustainability, sustainable growing -

Renel Anderson has been a speaker, panelist, and think-tank contributor for many organizations, universities and other symposiums related to the education and advancement of biochar and sound environmental practices. She carries the message of sustainability, tangible methods to combating climate change, as well as the vast agricultural and environmental benefits of the manufacturing and implementation of biochar. She stays at the forefront of the newest innovations and advancements of this rapidly adopted technology.  Click here to try Biochar out in your garden!   Kontiki Kiln and more information on Biochar    

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