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LGG Features Grower Members in Online Videos

LGG talking with WFHB about new videos!

The Local Growers’ Guild is pleased to announce the release of LGG On the Farm, a series of videos spotlighting grower members and their farming practices.  The videos were shot on-site at each farm and focus on a particular aspect of growing food or caring for livestock.  The videos provide useful information and resources for a new farmer, an experienced grower interested in expanding or diversifying their operation, or a community member with the desire to learn more about the ways that sustainable products are grown and raised in Indiana.

The end of each video includes contact information and ways to learn more about the grower and the work that they do.  The videos focus on diverse aspects of farm life, from animals to vegetables to flowers.  In one video, Farm Manager Candace Minster, at the White Violet Eco-Center discusses the advantages and technical aspects of seed saving, and in another, Larry Howard at Maple Valley Farm discusses the logic behind his decision to experiment with multispecies grazing.  Another set of growers give insight into the ins-and-outs of selling at a local farmers’ market.  Others explain their methods for seed-saving, bee-keeping, growing mushrooms, and extending the season. The growers featured in the videos hail from as far south as Jasper to as far north as St. Mary-of-the-Woods, providing an accurate representation of the Southern Indiana foodshed and the diversity of farming methods that can be employed here.

The videos can be found on the Local Growers’ Guild website, http://www.localgrowers.org/lgg-on-the-farm-videos/, where visitors to the site can also read the LGG blog, keep updated on upcoming Guild events and meetings, and download the Local Growers’ Guide, a comprehensive compilation of sustainable farming, gardening, and food-related resources.

The Local Growers’ Guild seeks to create a local food system that provides quality food to communities through direct markets and retailers, preserve the viability of family farms, improve the quality of life for growers, make food issues visible, and promote practices that preserve and protect the Earth.

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