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food sleuth radio interviews greenhorn’s eliza greenman about ffa and apples

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You’d never know it from a trip to the grocery store, but Eliza Greenman estimates that there are at least ~7,000 different named varieties of apples in the U.S. Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Greenman, who describes her work with heirloom apples as a “wild frontier.” She hopes to protect and promote apple diversity, and teach young farmers how to raise food sustainably. Greenman is also the Director of Biodiversity for the Greenhorns, a non-profit organization made up of young farmers, to recruit, promote and support the new generation of farmers. She questions whether the education our young farmers receive matches the needs of the planet. Greenman describes her unsettling experience at the annual Future Farmers of America (FFA) convention in KY, and calls for a different model of education.

One thought on “food sleuth radio interviews greenhorn’s eliza greenman about ffa and apples

  1. Thank you Eliza for your keen observations,clear, strong voice for a truly sustainable future, and for being my radio guest.

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