The Good Dirt: Sustainability Explained

By Lady Farmer

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Start living more sustainably. The Good Dirt podcast explores all aspects of a sustainable lifestyle with healthy soil as the touchpoint and metaphor for the healing of our relationship with the planet. Mother & daughter team Mary & Emma bring you weekly interviews with farmers, artists, authors, and leaders in the regenerative and sustainable living space.

Episode Date
Slow Living Through The Seasons | 03 | October
Oct 03, 2023
161. Non-Toxic Cleaning Products: Sustainable Ingredients in Product Manufacturing with David Watkins, Co-Founder of Dirty Labs
Sep 29, 2023
BONUS: Let's Make Good Dirt!
Sep 26, 2023
160. Sustainable Small Scale Homesteading with authors Michelle Bruhn and Stephanie Thurow
Sep 22, 2023
159. Creating the Life You Want: A Holistic Approach to Radiant Living with Andi Eaton Alleman of Oui, We Studio
Sep 15, 2023
158. Ecology and Textiles: Shopping Sustainably with Liv Olsen of "A Thrifty Notion"
Sep 08, 2023
Slow Living Through the Seasons | 02 | September
Sep 05, 2023
157. A Conversation with Krista and Fia Arias of Tierra Soul Farm, a Ministry for Healing, Liberation and Cultural Repair
Sep 01, 2023
BONUS: Always Feeling Rushed? Three Practices for Experiencing More Time in Your Day
Aug 29, 2023
156. Pathways Toward an Ecological Civilization with Phillip Clayton of EcoCiv
Aug 25, 2023
155. Creating a Backyard Microfarm with Leah Webb, Author of "The 7 Step Homestead"
Aug 18, 2023
Bonus Reprise: Mary & Emma on How to Make Back-to-School More Sustainable
Aug 16, 2023
154. Healing the Wounds of Trauma with Princess Manuel, Spiritual Life Coach, Community Herbalist and Founder of LUYA Healing and Herbs.
Aug 11, 2023
153. Regenerative Business with Emily Prieto of Seeds of Tao
Aug 04, 2023
Slow Living Through The Seasons | 01 | August: Intro to Gardening by the Moon
Aug 01, 2023
152. Transforming the World from the Inside Out with "Soil & Spirit" author Ian C. Williams
Jul 28, 2023
Bonus Episode: Planning a "Sustainable" Wedding: Reflecting on Everything Post-Ceremony {PART 3}
Jul 25, 2023
151. "Lawns into Meadows" with Author Owen Wormser on Regenerative Landscaping
Jul 21, 2023
PREVIEW: New Show! 🌻 Slow Living Through The Seasons 🌿
Jul 19, 2023
150. One Family's Journey in Sustainable Living with Jamila Edwards of Life's Flowers Coffeehouse & Marketplace
Jul 14, 2023
149. Seeking Real Solutions to Plastic Pollution with Smruti Aravind of The Story of Stuff
Jul 07, 2023
148. (Replay #86) Loving the World through Simple Living: Reevaluating our "Needs" with Danielle Alvarado of Sustainably Kind Living
Jun 30, 2023
147. Seeking the Wisdom of the Earth with Maria Rodale, author of Love, Nature, Magic: Shamanic Journeys into the Heart of My Garden
Jun 23, 2023
146. Suburban Homesteading with Bailey Van Tassel of The Kitchen Garden Society
Jun 16, 2023
145. Reclaiming Our Food from Field to Kitchen with CSA Farmer Mo Moutoux of Moutoux Orchard
Jun 09, 2023
144. (Replay #40) Cultivating Sustainable Creativity with Liz Kimball
Jun 02, 2023
143. (Replay #37) The Accidental Rancher - Reconnecting to the Land with Singer Songwriter Eliza Blue
May 26, 2023
142. Regenerative Practices in Textile Production with Jeanne Carver of Shaniko Wool Co.
May 19, 2023
141. Restoring Justice Through Love and the Living Soil with Jonathan McRay of Silver Run Forest Farm
May 12, 2023
140. Seeking Sustainability in Business and Life with Olivia Youngs of Simple Coffee Company
May 05, 2023
139. Creating Circularity in Construction with Marianna Sparks of Property Pro's
Apr 28, 2023
Planning a "Sustainable" Wedding: A Peek Into Our Process {PART 2}
Apr 25, 2023
138. The Urgent Need for Restorative Gardening with Mary Reynolds
Apr 21, 2023
137. Food for Our Future: Urban Agriculture and Afroecology with Gail Taylor of Three Part Harmony Farm
Apr 14, 2023
136. Humanity as a Geologic Force with Michael Osborne of Generation Anthropocene
Apr 07, 2023
135. Seeking Solutions to Waste in the School Supply Industry with Wisdom Supply Co.
Mar 31, 2023
Planning a "Sustainable" Wedding: A Peek Into Our Process
Mar 29, 2023
134. Sustainable Fashion Meets Style and Innovation with Elisabeth de Gramont of Frank And Oak
Mar 24, 2023
133. Eco-Textiles and Sustainable Sheets: Better Bamboo with Phoebe Yu and Kat Dey of Ettitude
Mar 17, 2023
132. The Power of Flour: The Many Benefits of Local Grain Economies with Heather Coiner of the Common Grain Alliance
Mar 10, 2023
131. Rewilding Our Way Home to Ourselves with Hillarie Maddox of Black Girl Country Living
Mar 03, 2023
130. It Starts in the Kitchen: Sustainable Living with Anne-Marie Bonneau of Zero Waste Chef
Feb 24, 2023
129. Foraging & Feasting: Food, Medicine, and Herbal Healing with Dina Falconi
Feb 17, 2023
128. Futuresteading with Jade Miles of Black Barn Farm
Feb 10, 2023
127. Discovering the Roots of Good Health with Lauren Haynes of Wooden Spoon Herbs
Feb 03, 2023
BONUS: The History and Folklore of Brigid: Saint, Legend and Lady Farmer with Kathy Spaar | Episode 27 Reprise
Jan 31, 2023
126. No Fluff: The Inside Info On Wool Insulation with Andrew Legge of Havelock Wool
Jan 27, 2023
125. How Smokey the Bear Changed America: The Importance of Grasslands with Kyle Lybarger of The Native Habitat Project
Jan 20, 2023
124. Exploring Real Life Environmentalism with Julia Blandford of the Seeking Sustainability Podcast
Jan 13, 2023
Reprise: Little Christmas and a Story for Epiphany, The Legend of Old Befana
Jan 06, 2023
123. Year End Review: Mary and Emma Look Back at Top Moments from 2022
Dec 30, 2022
Slow Holiday: A Winter Reflection and Music
Dec 23, 2022
122. Creating Sustainable Art in a Consumer Culture with Cyanotype Artist Christa Norman
Dec 16, 2022
121. Eliminating the Idea of Waste: Everything is Recyclable with Mary Ellen Dowd of Terracycle
Dec 09, 2022
120. Food Waste Solutions: How Home Composting Can Be Easy with Jeremy Lang of Pela
Dec 02, 2022
119. Growing Access: Modeling a Community Based Food System with Laurell Simms of Urban Growers Collective
Nov 25, 2022
Slow Friday Reprise: A Slow Living Perspective on the Holidays with Mary and Emma
Nov 22, 2022
118. Connecting the Seemingly Un-Connectable with Brandi Stanley of This Plus That
Nov 18, 2022
117. A Return to Regenerative: The Story of White Oak Pastures Farm with Jenni Harris
Nov 11, 2022
116. Rewilding Our Souls and the Planet with Claire Dunn of Nature's Apprentice
Nov 04, 2022
115. Creating Sustainability in the Death Care Industry with Tom Harries of Earth Funeral
Oct 28, 2022
Slow Living Through the Seasons Halloween Edition with Mary and Emma
Oct 24, 2022
114. Stop Landscaping and Start Lifescaping: Regenerative Gardening with Monique Allen of The Garden Continuum
Oct 21, 2022
113. Common Sense Sustainability with Jessie Stokes of The Tiny Yellow Bungalow
Oct 14, 2022
112. Living the Nature Connection with Becky O Cole, Regenerative Farmer, Forager and Folk Herbalist
Oct 07, 2022
111. Soul and Soil: How Good Dirt is Essential for Thriving Plants and Humans with Aaron Deacon of BIOS Nutrients
Sep 30, 2022
110. Designing the Life of Your Dreams in a Consumer Culture with Stephanie O'Dea of The Slow Living Podcast
Sep 23, 2022
109. Beyond Sustainability: Creating a Regenerative Supply Chain with Janessa Leone
Sep 16, 2022
108. Food Sovereignty, Community and Culture with Food Justice Advocate April Jones
Sep 09, 2022
107. The Lost Art of Self-Reliant Living with Kris Bordessa of Attainable Sustainable
Sep 02, 2022
106. Finding Foodways: History, Culture and Cuisine with Ellen Letourneau and Claudia Kousoulas
Aug 26, 2022
Mary & Emma Chat: How to Make Back-to-School More Sustainable
Aug 23, 2022
105. Quilting a Slow Life with Sara Buscaglia of Farm and Folk
Aug 19, 2022
104. Linen: The Once and Future Crop for an American Textile Economy with Heidi Barr and Emma DeLong of the PA Flax Project
Aug 12, 2022
103. Our Fermented Lives: Bridging the Gap Between Modern People and Historic Food with Julia Skinner of Root Kitchens
Aug 05, 2022
102. Carbon Negative and Climate Beneficial: The Future of Sustainable Apparel with Edzard van der Wyck of Sheep Inc.
Jul 29, 2022
101. An Ecological Civilization for All with Andrew Schwartz of EcoCiv
Jul 22, 2022
100. 100th Episode Special! Thoughts, Reflections and Highlights from Past Episodes. What Does the Good Dirt Mean to You?
Jul 15, 2022
99. Modern Homesteading Made Accessible with Melissa K. Norris of Pioneering Today
Jul 08, 2022
98. Clothing with Soul: The Plant Dye Vibe with Allie Feldman and Sarah Arch of Rooted Botanics
Jul 01, 2022
97. Bringing the Magic and Power of Plants Into Your Life with Herbalist and Chef Spencre McGowan
Jun 24, 2022
96. Lessons from Life in Spain: Slow Food, Slow Living and Seasonal Eating with Chef Marti Buckley
Jun 17, 2022
95. Consumer Empowerment: Data for Informed Purchasing with Lizzie Horvitz of Finch
Jun 10, 2022
94. Seeking Sustainability in Life, Work and Dried Flower Design with Bex Partridge of Botanical Tales
Jun 03, 2022
Mary & Emma Chat: Perspective on Greenwashing in Food, Fashion and Cleaning Products
May 31, 2022
93. Farm to Closet: The Role of Regenerative Cotton in the Sustainable Fashion Movement with Mairin Wilson of Christy Dawn
May 27, 2022
92. Soil and Skin, the Terroir of Slow Beauty with April Gargiulio of Vintner's Daughter
May 20, 2022
91. The Slow Living Shift: From Striving to Savoring with Fiber Farmer Lisa Mitchell
May 13, 2022
90. Attainable Sustainability with Stephanie Miller, Author of Zero Waste Living the 80/20 Way
May 06, 2022
89. The Real Scoop on Sustainable Fashion: A Discussion for Producers and Consumers with Shannon Lohr of Factory 45
Apr 29, 2022
88. Conscious Consumerism and Ethical Business with Rose and Doug Phillips of Conscious Clothing
Apr 22, 2022
Mary & Emma Chat: Fashion Revolution Week Bonus Episode
Apr 19, 2022
87. Celebrating Heritage Breeds and Regenerative Farming with Photographer Aliza Eliazarov
Apr 15, 2022
86. Loving the World through Simple Living: Reevaluating our "Needs" with Danielle Alvarado of Sustainably Kind Living
Apr 08, 2022
85. Creating Love and Comfort for the World Through Sustainable Fashion, Natural Dyes and Yoga with Amanda Agricola of Flowy Life
Apr 01, 2022
Small Sustainable Steps: Mary & Emma Chat Reusing Containers, Candles, and More
Mar 29, 2022
84. Agroecology, Apples and Sustainable Systems with Horticultural Historian Eliza Greenman
Mar 25, 2022
83. Creating in Collaborative Community: Slow Fashion that Honors Makers and the Natural World with Megan Borukhovsky of Sister Nettle
Mar 18, 2022
82. Building Community Through Food: Eating Local and the Power of Potlucks with Jason Fowler of Land and Table
Mar 11, 2022
81. "Gardening for Everyone" and Slow Living in Pandemic Times with Julia Watkins of Simply Living Well
Mar 04, 2022
{2021} Reprise 31: Preserving the History of the Underground Railroad with Tony Cohen
Feb 28, 2022
80. The Forest Garden: Exploring Agroforestry and Edible Food Forests with Lincoln Smith of Forested, LLC
Feb 25, 2022
Seeking Inspiration: Week 4 Slow Living Challenge Check-In & Wrap Up with Mary & Emma
Feb 22, 2022
79. The Golden Secrets: Clean Beauty, Sustainable Business and Living With Chronic Illness with Jesse Golden
Feb 18, 2022
Cultivating Appreciation: Week 3 Slow Living Challenge Check-In with Mary & Emma
Feb 15, 2022
78. Slow Food, Living Bread: Heritage Grains and 18th Century Food Ways with Justin Cherry of Half Crown Bakehouse
Feb 11, 2022
The "Feeling Inventory": Week 2 Slow Living Challenge Check-In with Mary & Emma
Feb 08, 2022
77. The Wild Farming Life: Farming in Harmony with Nature through Regenerative Practices with Lynn Cassells of Lynbreck Croft
Feb 04, 2022
Establish a Slow Living Practice: Week 1 Slow Living Challenge Check-In with Mary & Emma
Feb 01, 2022
76. Eating Sustainably: The Importance of Locally Grown Food and Short Supply Chains for Food Security and Health with Liz Reitzig
Jan 28, 2022
75. Creating a Sustainable Lifestyle through Tiny House Living and Conscious Consumerism with Ryan Mitchell of The Tiny Life
Jan 21, 2022
74. Nurturing a Dream: Caring for the Land and Community with Ashli Johnson and Lisa Hinton of Old Westminster Winery
Jan 14, 2022
73. Healing Your Microbiome: The Power of Fermentation for Health and Happiness with Donna Schwenk of Cultured Food Life
Jan 07, 2022
72. Mitigating Climate Change Through Home Agroecology: From Lawns to Ecosystems with Justin West
Dec 17, 2021
71. Honoring African-American Artistic Heritage, Ancestral Wisdom, and the Divine Feminine with Quilt Muralist Cookie Washington
Dec 10, 2021
70. 18th Century Fiber Production at George Washington's Mount Vernon with Sara Marie Massee
Dec 03, 2021
69. Slow Friday: Bringing Sanity Back to the Holidays with Mary and Emma
Nov 26, 2021
68. Regenerative Education & Rust Belt Fibershed with Jess Boeke and Sarah Pottle
Nov 19, 2021
67. Happy Earth Habits with Skylar Saba
Nov 12, 2021
66. Beyond Honey with Tierney Monahan
Nov 05, 2021
65. Green Burial: Rethinking Death Practices with Heidi Hannapel of Bluestem Conservation Cemetery
Oct 29, 2021
64. Homesteading is What You Make It with Angela Ferraro Fanning of Axe & Root Homestead
Oct 22, 2021
63. Regenerative Bison Farming with Liz Riffle
Oct 15, 2021
62. Under A Tin Roof with Kayla Lobermeier
Oct 08, 2021
61. Fighting Food Insecurity with Jenny Freeman of Community FarmShare
Oct 01, 2021
60. Fiber Farming, Plant Dyes, Animal Weddings and Pies: Adventures on Wing and a Prayer Farm with Tammy White
Sep 24, 2021
59. Art for the Earth: Sustainable Practices and Natural Dyes with Fiber Artist Lotta Helleberg
Sep 17, 2021
58. Practicing Mindfulness Through Weaving with Kate Kilmurray
Sep 10, 2021
57. The Return of American Made Linen with Sandy & Durl of The Chico Flax Project
Sep 03, 2021
56. Accessing Capital & Supporting Regenerative Agriculture with Dan Miller and Spike Gjerde of Steward
Aug 27, 2021
55. A Taste of France: Cooking and Slow Living in Gascony with Kate Hill
Aug 13, 2021
54. Renegade Beauty with Nadine Artemis
Aug 06, 2021
53. A National Model for Land Preservation: The Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve with Caroline Taylor
Jul 30, 2021
52. Go Plastic Free with Linen: Regenerative Design for the Kitchen with Heidi Barr
Jul 23, 2021
51. The Million Acre Challenge: Building Regenerative Systems for Healthy Soil with Amanda Cather
Jul 16, 2021
50. Trash Talk: The Truth About Compostables with Lauren Olson of WorldCentric
Jul 09, 2021
49. Beyond the Dream: Legal Resilience and Homesteading Reframed with Eva Moss
Jul 02, 2021
48. Curiosity, Creativity, and Community with Eva Kosmas Flores
Jun 25, 2021
Juneteenth: A History and Reflection on Emancipation with Tony Cohen
Jun 19, 2021
47. Fashion, Art and Mystical Stitches with Christi Johnson
Jun 18, 2021
46. A Lady Farmer's Life with Michelle Aronson
Jun 11, 2021
45. Make, Thrift, Mend With Katrina Rodabaugh
Jun 04, 2021
44. The Moon and the Emergence with Mary and Emma
May 28, 2021
43. Practice or Performance? Artistic Expression, Slow Living, and the Role of Social Media with Marlee Grace
May 21, 2021
42. A Passion for Wool: What’s Behind a Sustainable Supply Chain with Lani Estill
May 14, 2021
41. Fermented Foods for Health & Happiness with Kirsten Shockey
May 07, 2021
40. Cultivating The Creative Life with Liz Kimball
Apr 30, 2021
39. The Role of Activism in the Fashion Revolution with Elizabeth Cline
Apr 23, 2021
38. The Regenerative Role of Local Fibersheds with Rebecca Burgess
Apr 16, 2021
37. A Calling to the Land with Songwriter Eliza Blue, the Accidental Rancher
Apr 09, 2021
36. Living in Rhythm: Women's Well Being with Sharon Bailey
Apr 02, 2021
35. A Life of Making with Cynthia Main
Mar 26, 2021
34. Slow Living, Personal Growth, and the Power of Plants with Alyson Morgan
Mar 19, 2021
33. All About Natural Plant Dyes with Kathy Hattori of Botanical Colors
Mar 12, 2021
32. Emma's 30th Birthday Special with Lindsey and Krista of Almost 30!
Mar 05, 2021
31. Preserving the History of the Underground Railroad with Tony Cohen
Feb 26, 2021
30. Folk Herbalism, Community and Culture with Farai Harreld
Feb 19, 2021
29. Urban Exodus: Going to the Country with Alissa Hessler
Feb 12, 2021
28. Understanding Organic: What You Need to Know About Food Sustainability with Ellen Polishuk
Feb 05, 2021
27. The History and Folklore of Brigid: Saint, Legend and Lady Farmer with Kathy Spaar
Jan 29, 2021
26. Let's Talk About Your Skin! Herbal Skincare with Militza Maury
Jan 22, 2021
25. Growing With Nature: Meet Kip & Angelique of Smarter by Nature
Jan 15, 2021
24. Who Made Your Clothes? Relationships & Good Dirt with Eric Henry of TS Designs
Jan 08, 2021
23. New Year's Day Solo Show: Mary Tells the Story of Old Befana
Jan 01, 2021
22. Diversifying the Modern Farm: How Agritourism Can Make it Work
Dec 18, 2020
21. Slowing Down for the Holidays and A Quick Recap on This Year
Dec 04, 2020
20. Live Recording with Special Guest Natalie Chanin
Nov 20, 2020
19. Your Mattress, Your Health: Regenerative Bedding with Holy Lamb Organics' Jason Schaefer
Oct 30, 2020
18. Thoughts from the Farm: A Chat with Mary on Food, Family, and Life Changes
Oct 16, 2020
17. Making Waves: Community, Sustainability, and Life Transformation with Elana Jadallah
Sep 18, 2020
16. A Permaculture Community: How Art, Food, and Family Come Together at ANIMA Casa Rural
Sep 04, 2020
15. Seasonal Meal Planning Made Easy with Huckle & Goose
Aug 21, 2020
14. The Power of Your Purchase: Gifting Consciously & Buying Responsibly with Sherri Powell
Aug 07, 2020
13. Homeschooling In The New Normal: Ideas And Options with Rebecca Gallop of A Daily Something
Jul 24, 2020
12. Julia Watkins on Simply Living Well
Jul 10, 2020
11. Grow Your Own Food in 15 Minutes A Day with Permaculture Gardens
Jun 26, 2020
10. Healing from the Ground Up: Meet The Herb Girls
Jun 15, 2020
Our Commitment: A Message from Lady Farmer
Jun 09, 2020
9. Through Her Lens: Seeing Life More Beautifully With Jamie Beck
May 15, 2020
8. Wisdom From The Wild: A Conversation with Doniga Markegard
May 08, 2020
7. Salve For Your Soul: A Conversation with the Women Behind Mom's Stuff
Apr 24, 2020
6. The Science of Better Sleep with Greg Yeutter
Apr 10, 2020
5. Meet the Farmers: Arden & Michael of Great Day Gardens
Mar 27, 2020
4. 'Wellness' Trends, The Privilege of Sustainability, and How We 'Take' Our Time with Anna Brones
Mar 13, 2020
3. Creating Spaces for Well-Being and Healing in Your Life with Joy Hoffman
Jan 31, 2020
2. Food, Ferments, Farm, and Family Life: Cultivating ‘Sustainability’ That Works for You with Rachel Armistead
Jan 31, 2020
1. Fashion, Food and Soil: What You Need to Know with Amy DuFault
Jan 31, 2020
Let's Dig In: Meet Mary & Emma of Lady Farmer
Jan 31, 2020
Welcome to The Good Dirt with Lady Farmer
Dec 19, 2019