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After five years as an outdoor educator Dan Fillius changed careers to organic farming. He is glad he shifted, and experiences a deeper connection to the cycles of nature because of it. Dan has been the Production Manager at the Michigan State University Student Organic Farm since December 2009. Before that he farmed in Wisconsin and New York, with stints on farms in California and Pennsylvania. Dan was also a student in the Farmer Training Program at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute in East Troy, WI. Originally Dan is from San Diego, CA, but with family from both the Upper and Lower Peninsulas, he is enjoying getting back to his roots in MI. Today’s episode has been brought to you by The Heritage Meat Shop.
‘Out of all of the states, Michigan is second only to California in the number of crops grown in the state.’ ‘We’re preparing our students to be farmers right out of the gate.’ — Dan Fillius on Greenhorn Radio
Wellspring Farm is owned and managed by farmer Mimi Arnstein (pronounced âMi-meeâ; rhymes with âJimmyâ). Mimi has been growing organically for CSA & wholesale markets for over 10 years. Despite the obvious pitfalls of pursuing a line of work in which one relies on nature, she feel grateful every day for the opportunity to grow food for her community and is thankful to her CSA members and community supporters for keeping her farm in active agriculture. Mimiâs favorite tools are large cheater bars, a mini sledgehammer, an Allis Chalmers G cultivating tractor, and a wood-fired hot tub at the end of a long day. She serves on the board of NOFA-VT and the Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Association. This episode has been brought to you by Fairway Market.
‘Sustainability also includes what is sustainable to the farmers, the workers on the farm, and what’s sustainable financially.’
‘We have to be really creative in finding new ways to get access to land in order to grow more food.’
—Mimi Arnstein on Greenhorn Radio
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Imogen blew our minds with a performance at our Future of Music event this week and we couldn’t let her leave the building without getting her on the show. We also discuss the state of digital music consumption with Universal Music’s director of digital, Paul Smernicki.
Of course, we’ve also got our usual discussion of some of the most interesting stories from the Wired world, including remeasuring Everest’s height, genuine-looking-but-totally-fake Apple stores in China and more.
The inaugural episode of a music podcast, featuring tracks from the Phantom Band, Villagers, the Soundcarriers and John Grant.
Have you ever had a spontaneous creative triumph, perfectly in sync with your team?
A passionate believer in improvisation as a design skill, Hannah’s session will talk about the importance of this technique in her own design process and what lessons can be borrowed from improvised music.
From the jazz masters to the humble basement band practice, musical concepts such as timing, structure, rolls and expression have many lessons for designers creating an off-the-cuff interface.
Hannah will explore how the methods of music translate for a design/development team, as well as sharing personal stories and techniques for those times when you need a bit of a jam session.
Originally from Canada’s icy north, Hannah Donovan is creative director at Last.fm, where she’s worked for the last four years. Before moving to London, she designed websites for Canada’s largest youth-focused agency, working on brands such as Hershey, Heineken and Bic. Hannah also plays the cello with an orchestra and draws monsters.