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Homer Grown: Mycorrhizae, Synthetic Fertilizer and Chemical Warfare

Mycelium growth in Chapeltoun, North Ayrshire, Scotland.
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Mycelium growth in Chapeltoun, North Ayrshire, Scotland.

Everything under your feet is connected with a near-infinite mycelial web. What’s the connection between microbes, chemical warfare and synthetic fertilizer, you ask?

“In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it.” ~ Goethe

In this episode we chat with Dave Ianson, soil conservationist for USDA-NRCS.

And Nicole Arevalo shares current events in local and statewide agriculture.

Support for Homer Grown comes from Wagon Wheel Garden and Pet and Woda Botanicals.

This episode first aired 10/1/22.

Originally from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia, Desiree has called Alaska ‘home’ for almost two decades. Her involvement in radio began over 10 years, first as a volunteer DJ at KBBI, later as a host and producer, and now in her current role as a reporter. Her passions include stories relating to agriculture, food systems and rural issues. In her spare time, she can often be found riding her bicycle, creating art from handmade paper, or working in the garden.
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