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How Agriculture and Food Production Affect Us and Our World


47: Superfoods VI – Wild Rice, Spirulina, Kombucha, and Acerola
Oct 20 • 42 min
More superfoods! Will wild rice, spirulina, kombucha, or acerola be caped? Will you please vote? Will you wear kombucha scoby? Wonder Woman kombucha: https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/articles/wonder-woman-cosplay-made-from-kombuchaNative Wild Rice…
46: New Farmers with Marcus Coleman
Oct 6 • 37 min
This week we discuss issues facing people who want to start out in the farming industry with Marcus Coleman, Program Director for the Grow Louisiana Beginning Farmer Training Program at the Louisiana State University AgCenter. Also, VOTE FOR BEES!!! Read…
45: How Plants Use Water
Sep 22 • 29 min
In this episode we dive into the weird world of plant biology and answer the question of how plants use water. We learn about the xylem, the phloem, and how photosynthesis converts H2O into oxygen. Also, plants have hairs and cuticles!? Jay Hosler’s…
44: Bananas
Sep 8 • 36 min
This week we talk about bananas! The banana has quite a turbulent history. And while there are multiple varieties, the one we most commonly eat are all clones! Also, how far would YOU run in a banana costume? Read the transcript for this episode. Join our…
43: USDA COVID-19 Relief Programs
Aug 25 • 30 min
Chris and Hallie discuss USDA policies focused on COVID-19 response and relief. They talk about the CARES act, CFAP, the Farm to Families Food Box program, and answer a few listener questions. Also, would Old McDonald be eligible for aid? Read the…
42: COVID-19 and the Food Supply
Aug 11 • 37 min
Chris and Hallie discuss how COVID-19 has caused disruptions to the US food supply. We learn about swine, milk, and potato supply chains and how the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted them. Also, who originally decided that it was a good idea to drink cow’s…
41: How Plants Communicate
Jul 28 • 30 min
This week, Hallie and Chris explore the fun-filled world of fungi! We learn about the ways the fungi support plant-life, how they make it possible for plants to communicate with each other, and what these relationships mean for agriculture. We definitely…
40: Houseplants
Jul 14 • 35 min
In this episode, Hallie and Chris discuss houseplants. They discuss a brief history of houseplants, as well as some of Hallie’s favorite varieties and tips for keeping them! Also, Hallie clearly knows much more about Girls Scout cookies than Chris does.…
39: Good Food and Supply Chains with FamilyFarmed
Jun 30 • 37 min
For the third part in our local food series, Hallie and Chris sit down will Anna Crofts and Bob Benenson from the Chicago Good Food non-profit FamilyFarmed. They discuss the Good Food movement, what it means to bring local food into the supply chain, and…
38: Farmers’ Markets with Amy Gallo
Jun 16 • 25 min
This week Hallie and Chris sit down with Amy Gallo, the Farmers’ Market Programming Manager at the Sustainable Food Center. They discuss how farmers’ markets impact consumers and their communities, as well as what crops are the best to buy fresh. They…
Black Lives Matter
Jun 9 • 1 min
We stand with the protestors. Black lives matter. White silence is violence. Act Blue: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bailfunds Read the transcript.
37: Urban Farming with Sophia Buggs
Jun 2 • 41 min
This week we kick off our series on local food and talk about the adventures of urban farming! Find Sophia on instagram, https://www.instagram.com/ladybuggsfarm/, or watch her TEDx talk! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrGSYHl3HfA Read the transcript.…
36: Vegetable Gardening
May 19 • 40 min
It’s time to get our garden on! This week, Hallie and Chris discuss vegetable gardening, including how they started and how to do your own. We learn the history of gardening (and gardening policy), Hallie’s best gardening tips, and which space-based TV…
35: Agritourism
May 5 • 25 min
This week Hallie and Chris are discussing agritourism, the practice of combining farms and tourism, what it is, both farmers and non-farmers love it, and how it works. We learn all about the agritourism industry, as well as both Hallie and Chris’s…
34: Super Foods V – Wheatgrass, Avocado, Bee Pollen and Spelt
Apr 21 • 30 min
It’s super foods time again! This week, Hallie and Chris discuss the health claims and realities of wheatgrass, avocado, bee pollen and spelt. We learn where these foods come from and how they’re used, as well as some choice vintage Teen Titan’s trivia.…
33: Persimmons
Apr 7 • 21 min
We’re back to our regularly scheduled programming! This week, Hallie and Chris discuss persimmons and what makes them so great. We learn exactly what type of plant they are, what they’re used for and how to get them to taste as good as possible. We also…
#AskOnetoGrowOn 6: COVID19 Edition
Apr 6 • 33 min
On this maxisode-length edition of Ask One to Grow On, three-quarters of the Casey family (Hallie, Chris and Joanna) discuss how the COVID19 outbreak is impacting agriculture and the food supply chain. A quick note: Hallie says that the virus can only…
Oysters: Real Oyster Cult: American Folk Revival (Sourceress)
Mar 24 • 64 min
In the last week of our agriculture exchange, we’re bringing you an episode from Sourceress. Hosts Colleen King and Carolyn Kissick interview Sims McCormick and Rob Knecht, the founders of Real Oyster Cult. They discuss the history of oyster consumption,…
Native Farmers in New Mexico (Toasted Sister)
Mar 10 • 36 min
In the second week of our agricultural exchange, we’re bringing you Native Farmers in New Mexico from Toasted Sister. Host Andi Murphy interviews Native farmers Nicholas Ashley, Shannon James and James Skeet, as well as cultural education specialist…
Amaranth to Zinnias with Gretchen O’Neil (Hothouse)
Feb 25 • 50 min
We’re kicking off our agricultural podcast exchange with a fellow Austin podcast: Hothouse. In this episode, host Leah and her guest Gretchen discuss growing cut flowers, women-run farms, and the (many) differences between Texas and New England. We learn…
32: Plant Propagation
Feb 11 • 28 min
It’s time to learn where plants come from! In this episode, Hallie and Chris discuss all the different ways plants make new plants and how we help them along. We learn how plant propagation works, how many kinds of roots there are, and why potato growing…
31: Water – Modern Challenges
Jan 28 • 26 min
It’s time to learn more about water! This week Hallie and Chris are tackling some of the issues facing both modern farmers and everyone who uses water. They discuss the impacts of climate change, overuse, and new technology and policies. We also learn…
30: Water – History of Irrigation
Jan 14 • 37 min
In the first of a two-part series on water, Hallie and Chris discuss irrigation and water use. We learn it’s history, dating from prehistory to today, how it’s used and why it’s so important. We also learn that Chris is still confused about what is and is…
#AskOnetoGrowOn 5: Do I have the right Aloe?
Jan 7 • 1 min
In this mini-episode, Hallie explains what Aloe is and which we kind we use for what. Find our listener survey here: onetogrowonpod.com/survey Connect with…
29: Superfoods IV – Bok Choy, Wheat Germ, Ginger and Seaweed
Dec 31, 2019 • 25 min
In our latest superfoods episode (and last episode of the decade), Hallie and Chris take on bok choy, wheat germ, ginger and seaweed. The stakes are a little bit higher this week though because there’s a brand new original song for cape-worthy foods. We…
28: The American Chestnut
Dec 17, 2019 • 24 min
This week we’re focusing on just one plant: the American chestnut. Hallie and Chris discuss the cultural and ecological history and death of the American chestnut. We learn why they’re so important, where they went, and how we can get them back. We also…
“What is Compost?”
Dec 3, 2019 • 28 min
It’s another Catherine episode! This week Hallie and Catherine discuss what compost is, how it works, and why it’s good. We learn the chemistry involved in compost, what you can compost, and why Hallie loves it so darn much. Connect with…
27: Navajo Food Sovereignty with Andi Murphy
Nov 19, 2019 • 18 min
In part two of our series of on Navajo food sovereignty, Hallie interviews Andi Murphy, host of the podcast Toasted Sister and producer of the radio show Native American Calling. Hallie and Andi discuss the role food plays in culture, the importance of…
26: Navajo Food Sovereignty with Nate Etsitty & Felix Earle
Nov 5, 2019 • 20 min
*Content warning: there is a PG-13 un-bleeped curse word in this episode* This week, Hallie brings us an interviewe with two Navajo growers and activists: Nate Etsitty and Felix Earle. Our guests share their perspective on farming and why they do it,…
25: Foods that Can Kill You
Oct 22, 2019 • 29 min
Are you ready to get spooky? We are! For this creepiest of seasons, Hallie and Chris discuss foods that are rumored to kill you and whether or not they’re actually as scary as they’re made out to be. We learn about foods ranging from almonds to nutmeg to…
24: Youth Organizations (4-H and FFA)
Oct 8, 2019 • 31 min
This week we’re talking about kids and agriculture. Hallie and Chris discuss the agriculture youth organizations 4-H and FFA. We learn the history of these organizations, what they do, and who they serve. We also get the recipe for Hallie’s blue-ribbon…
#AskOnetoGrowOn 4: What is vermiculite? What is perlite?
Oct 1, 2019 • 4 min
In this mini-episode, Hallie explains the difference between perlite and vermiculite, what they’re good for, and when to use them. Connect with…
23: Turfgrass with Vikram Baliga
Sep 24, 2019 • 35 min
This week Vikram Baliga of Texas Tech university joins Hallie and Chris to talk about turf grass. We learn where it comes from, what it does, and just how high some grasses can grow. Connect with…
#AskOnetoGrowOn 3: Lobster and Fish Byproducts?
Sep 17, 2019 • 3 min
In this mini-episode, Hallie discusses fish emulsion, fungicidal chitan, and edible films made from lobsters. Sources: The article Hallie mentioned is Nguyen, Trung T. (2017). Lobster processing by-products as valuable bioresource of marine functional…
22: Superfoods III – Microgreens, Steal-cut Oats, Mangosteen, Ginko
Sep 10, 2019 • 30 min
Who’s ready for more superfoods? We sure are! This week Hallie and Chris evaluate microgreens, steel-cut oats, mangosteen and ginko. We learn which fruit is the “queen of fruit”, which plant is highly nutritious, and which is kind of regular. And of…
21: Earthworms
Aug 27, 2019 • 30 min
This week we’re digging into all things small, skinny and wiggly: worms. Hallie and Chris discuss worms, what they are, why they’re so important and their appearance in sci-fi movies. We learn how worms help the soil, how to keep them, and how to use them…
#AskOnetoGrowOn 2: What is a berry?
Aug 20, 2019 • 3 min
In this mini-episode, Hallie says, once and for all, what a berry is. Connect with us!twitter.com/onetogrowonpodinstagram.com/onetogrowonpodfacebook.com/onetogrowonpodonetogrowonpod@gmail.comPost with #AskOnetoGrowOn onetogrowonpod.com About usOne to Grow…
“How Does a Farm Work?”
Aug 13, 2019 • 40 min
It’s another Catherine episode! This week, Catherine and Hallie discuss farm production, employment and revenue. We learn about small scale versus large scale production, the practicalities of different crops, and the merits of different film versions of…
#AskOnetoGrowOn 1: What is ‘Certified Transitional’?
Aug 6, 2019 • 4 min
In this mini-episode, Hallie defines certified transitional agriculture, explains why it exists, and talks about why it isn’t standardized by the USDA (yet?). Connect with…
20: Zoonotic Disease With Dr. Sara Packebush
Jul 30, 2019 • 36 min
We’re finally talking about animals! This week special guest Dr. Sara Packebush joins Hallie and Chris to talk about zoonotic diseases, how they spread to humans and how to keep yourself healthy. We learn about animal-borne pathogens, mind-controlling…
19: Organic Agriculture, Part 4
Jul 16, 2019 • 35 min
In the final episode of our organics series, Hallie and Chris discuss both large and small scale economic impacts of organic agriculture, how organics impact consumers, and how much paperwork is too much paperwork. We learn how international trade is…
18: Organic Agriculture, Part 3
Jul 2, 2019 • 30 min
It’s time to learn more about organics! In part three of the series, Hallie and Chris discuss how organic agriculture impacts farms, farmers, and farmworkers. We learn about organic pesticides, why some farmers find organic farming controlling, and how…
17: Organic Agriculture, Part 2
Jun 18, 2019 • 36 min
We’re back with more information about organic agriculture! This week, Hallie and Chris tackle the environmental tradeoffs of organic versus conventional farming. We learn about carbon sequestration, chemical inputs and why Hallie spent a day counting…
16: Organic Agriculture, Part 1
Jun 4, 2019 • 31 min
Welcome to the first episode of our Organics series! Organic agriculture is such a big topic we had to take four episodes to talk about it. This week, Hallie and Chris are focusing on what exactly organic agriculture is and where it came from. We learn…
15: Superfoods II – Flax, Charcoal, Cocoa and Moringa
May 21, 2019 • 36 min
We’re back with more superfoods! This time Hallie and Chris tackle flax, charcoal, cocoa and moringa. We learn which foods are connected to a decreased risk of cancer, which are mostly useless, and what to do if you’ve been poisoned in the Harry Potter…
14: Beekeeping with Julia Wentzel
May 7, 2019 • 34 min
Julia Wentzel joins Hallie and Chris this week for One to Grow On’s very first special guest episode, in which she discusses bees, beekeeping, and pollination. We learn how orchard planning relates to pollination success, how much most bees travel, and…
13: Plant Taxonomy
Apr 23, 2019 • 38 min
This week Hallie and Chris examine plant taxonomy including how plants are named how and why that matters. We learn when people started categorizing plants, how they do it, and why Hallie is currently feuding with the Alamo park rangers. Connect with…
“What Is Processed Food?”
Apr 9, 2019 • 30 min
It’s another Catherine episode! Hallie and Catherine discuss what exactly a processed food is, how they started, and if they’re good for you. We learn what food processing has to do with urban growth, how the military played a part, and how much Catherine…
12: Farmworkers Rights
Mar 26, 2019 • 41 min
*Content warning: this episode mentions sexual violence and traumatic death* In honor of Cesar Chavez day this coming Sunday, Hallie and Chris talk about the struggles farmworkers face and the efforts individuals and organizations have made to try to…
11: Sustainable Agriculture and the Green New Deal
Mar 12, 2019 • 38 min
The Green New Deal has been in the news a lot lately, but how does it impact agriculture? This week Hallie and Chris dive into the text of the Deal and discuss what it means for agriculture and how the goals set out could actually be achieved. We also…
10: Biodiesel
Feb 26, 2019 • 27 min
Does biodiesel dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions? Does it do more harm than good? Does it make exhaust smell like french fries? Hallie and Chris discuss all these questions and more in this week’s episode. We learn the complex history of…
9: Floral Design
Feb 12, 2019 • 32 min
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Hallie and Chris bring us the history and intricacies of floral design and the floral industry. We learn about how the internet has affected florists, the crazy auction process for flowers and just how much Hallie loves…
8: The Shutdown
Jan 29, 2019 • 29 min
One to Grow On is getting topical! This week Hallie and Chris discuss the impact of the government shutdown on farmers, agricultural research and consumers of food. We learn how losing federal funding for 35 days impacted a variety of systems and how…
“Is a Tomato a Fruit?”
Jan 15, 2019 • 37 min
This week we’re changing it up! Hallie and Catherine discuss what makes something a fruit, vegetable or both, as well how these categories came to be, and what to do if you have a campfire during a burn ban. If you’ve ever been unsure on exactly counts as…
7: Green Revolution
Jan 1, 2019 • 27 min
This week Hallie and Chris talk about one of the most fruitful and complex movements in agriculture. We learn about how the green revolution changed agriculture, ways that implementation affects farmers, and legendary football coach Vince Lombardi. This…
6: Superfoods I – Quinoa, Acai, Goji Berries, Chia seed and Kefir
Dec 18, 2018 • 37 min
What makes a superfood so special? Are they actually good for you? Is it worth the hype? Hallie and Chris answer all these questions (and more) in this episode’s discussion of superfoods. Do you know which superfood has a history straight out of a romance…
5: Extension
Dec 4, 2018 • 30 min
In this episode, we learn about agricultural extension, the seemingly radical, government supported method of ensuring that farming keeps up with current technology. It’s also what Hallie does all day at work. Connect with us! twitter.com/onetogrowonpod…
4: Thanksgiving Special
Nov 20, 2018 • 33 min
In One to Grow On’s very first holiday special, Hallie and Chris talk about origins and some fun facts about common Thanksgiving foods. We learn about the racial history of cornbread, what exactly pumpkin spice is and how much it costs to feed a turkey.…
3: Haber-Bosch
Nov 6, 2018 • 29 min
*Content warning: this episode mentions suicide in relation to a historical figure* This week, Hallie and Chris talk about the most important agricultural process you’ve never heard of: the Haber-Bosch process. We learn about the process that feeds the…
2: Soils
Oct 23, 2018 • 32 min
This week, Hallie and Chris discuss what soil is, how it is different from dirt, and why it is important. We find out about who crazy soil people are and hear a dope, nerdy song. We also learn about how we think about and can conserve this resource.…
1: Food Waste
Oct 9, 2018 • 33 min
Welcome to the inaugural Episode of One to Grow On! This week, Hallie and Chris discuss how and why food goes to waste. We find out why that’s bad, and how we convince ourselves we’re not the bad ones. We also learn about the difference between food waste…
Coming Soon!
Sep 26, 2018 • 1 min
Coming October 9th, One to Grow On will try to understand how food production impacts ourselves and our world. With hosts Hallie Casey and Chris Casey, and producer Catherine Arjet, laugh and learn as they dig into questions about agriculture and food…