Friday, June 20, 2008

New Green ACRE Radio Show: Non Point Pollution Killing Puget Sound

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Pollution & Puget Sound-- 2nd in a three part series -- just 5" (bite size listening) Green ACRE Radio's latest from radio host Martha Baskin

From The Olympian:

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

VT Edition Interview: Richard Wiswall on converting the farm to biodiesel or electric

Vermont Public Radio Regional News: VT Edition Interview: Richard Wiswall on converting the farm to biodiesel or electric
(Click link above to listen to show)

Farmer Richard Wiswall has been growing organic crops in Vermont for over 25 years. In the past five years, he's converted from oil to biodiesel all his greenhouses, tractors, trucks and a couple cars. To what end? Great produce grown a little greener, and the world's best tomatoes.

Listen in as he talks about the pros and cons of biodiesel he makes from used fryer grease that area restaurants give him.

See Richard Wiswall and Sally Colman's Cate FarmCate Farm

For more on biodiesel and here



Friday, June 13, 2008

Imagine Clean Water: Cows, Basil and Water Run off From Farm, City to Sound on GREEN ACRE Radio on KBCS and online (Part 1 of 3)

Martha Baskin starts another great radio series on Green ACRE Radio this time focused on run off --from farms, suburbs being developed and urban run off.

The LEDE: Next up is Green Acre Radio. Runoff from land, streets and even drainage ditches has been identified as the Puget Sound’s top pollutant. In Part I of a 3 part series on water pollution, Green Acre Radio visits with several farms in the Snoqualmie River Valley. Can farms be viable and protect water quality at the same time?

Links to Farmers in show:

King Conservation District
King Co. Stormwater Services
Shoreline Alliance