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Our Next Show: Sunday May 17, 2015
Guest: Daron "Farmer D" Joffe
Daron 'Farmer D' Joffe is the founder of Farmer D Organics and Farmer D Consulting, which designs and builds biodynamic farms and gardens across the country. The Farmer D Organics line of gardening and lifestyle products are sold in retail and online stores such as Williams Sonoma, Farmerd.com and at Farmer D Organics flagship retail store in Atlanta.
He is the author of Citizen Farmers: The Biodynamic Way to Grow Healthy Food, Build Thriving Communities, and Give Back to the Earth.
Farmer D is the Director of Agricultural Innovation and Development for the Leichtag Foundation in Encinitas, California, where he lives with his wife and two children. Farmer D was born in South Africa, grew up in Atlanta, went to college at UW Madison and UGA in Athens where he studied Landscape Architecture and Ecology. For the past twenty years he has been helping create Biodynamic farms and gardens throughout North America. His hobbies are paddle boarding, soccer, drumming, hiking and camping.
About the Host:
Since 1979 Sheri has been co-owner and vice president of ARBICO Organics. ARBICO Organics produces and markets organic and natural products for home, business, garden, lawn, farm and pets. Products include beneficial insects and organisms, fertilizers and soil amendments, weed and disease controls, composting supplies, insecticides, critter controls, horse care, traps, lures, pheromones, botanicals and more.
Sheri is on the committee for the Organic Certification of Growers of Arizona. Her memberships and associations include and are not limited to OFPANA (Organic Farm Producers of North America), the ANBP (Association of Natural Bio-control Producers), the ANA (Arizona Nursery Association), the CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers Association), BIRC (Bio-Integral Resource Center), The IOBC (International Organization of Biological Control), and the AAIE (Association of Applied Insect Ecologists), and OMRI (Organic Materials Research Institute).
She works with major universities and their cooperative extensions and researchers. She has been asked to speak at major conferences covering the topics of Biological Control, Low Input Sustainable Agriculture, Integrated Pest Management, Impact of Agriculture on the Environment, Eco System Pest Management and more. Her publications include press releases, catalogs, guides for organic agriculture, and handbooks.
ARBICO Organics specializes in Low Input Sustainable Agricultural Techniques (LISA) emphasizing organic farming inputs, bio-intensive pest controls, pro-environmental fertilizers and plant foods, composting, weed and disease control, as well as preventive management.
When the proper nutrients and minerals are made available to the soil, it will provide the food that gives life to the plant and ultimately to us.