Category : Manitoba

EPISODE 17: Farmin’ in the City

Co-hosts Troy Stozek and Stef McLachlan talk to Simon Hon and Coral Moloney of the Landless Farmers Collective, Paolo Riva and Naomi Audio of Urban Eatin’ Gardeners Co-op and Jim Beckta of IRCOM about urban agriculture. Discussion is based around opportunities and challenges related to farming on public land in the city, teaching people how to grow food in their own yards, and empowering often experienced newcomers and refugees with the space to grow food in the core of downtown Winnipeg, respectively. (more…)

EPISODE 16: Fighting for the Family Farm

Co-hosts Troy Stozek and Stef McLachlan talk to Fred Tait about his farm and involvement with the National Farmers Union and Beyond Factory Farming, and how agro-business and government policies threaten agriculture in Canada. (more…)

EPISODE 14: Urban Chicken Farming, Challenging City Bylaws One Egg at a Time

In this episode Stef and Troy talk with Bernard von Schulman from Victoria and Mary Contrary from Calgary about their urban chickens and then go to visit a backyard chicken farm in urban Winnipeg! (more…)

EPISODE 13: Ecotourism and the East Side’s UNESCO World Heritage Site?

In this show guest hosts Agnes Pawlowska and Rob Officer discuss the possibilities for ecotourism if the East Side is a UNSECO World Heritage Site. (more…)

EPISODE 11: Heart of the Boreal: World Heritage Site and the East Side of Lake Winnipeg

The fate of the East Side of Lake Winnipeg has been a hot political issue in Winnipeg for several years.  Lately, the Progressive Conservatives have been raising this as an issue again, attacking the NDP for its position on the issue.  This week, Stef McLachlan and Troy Stozek talk about one of the last remaining tracts of boreal forest in the world.  The guests include Susan Casey-Leftowitz from the Natural Resources Defense Council in the US, Ron Thiessen from the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society and Suzanne McCrae from the Boreal Forest Network. (more…)

EPISODE 10: Fair Trade Manitoba

Shaking the Tree Radio brings the local and the international together with this week’s focus on fair trade.  Special guests include Darryl Reid of the Green Bean Coffee Company, Jennifer Foreshaw of Ten Thousand Villages, and Zach Gross from the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation. Discussion is based around definitions of fair trade, the social justice issues surrounding fair trade purchases, community benefits and control surrounding fair trade as well as the growth and promise of this industry. (more…)

EPISODE 8: New Media and Social Change

In this episode, we talk with Colin Anderson, Mike Spear, and Valerie Sim about the potential for creating social change through new media. (more…)

EPISODE 6: Getting Vocal about Growing Local, 2010 Conference Insights

In this episode, guest hosts Carmen Anseeuw, Joscelyn Bailey, and Karlah Rudolph discuss the recent third annual Growing Local, Getting Vocal Conference held by Food Matters Manitoba at the University of Winnipeg. This years’ conference was the best attended yet, with low income, rural farm families, urban eaters, Northern and First Nations community representatives, Government agencies and non-profit organizations coming to the discussion. (more…)

EPISODE 5: Local and Just: the Manitoba Alternative Food Research Alliance

Join Stef McLachlan and guest host Dean Rennie to learn about an exciting new research alliance in Manitoba.  Also, hear Dean Rennie’s coverage of the Black Sheep Diner.   Special guests this week are Shirley Thompson from the University of Manitoba, Paul Chorney from Food Matters Manitoba, and Glen Koroluk from Beyond Factory Farming.  (more…)

EPISODE 2: Environmental Justice

Listen to this week’s podcast, featuring Jeff Masuda, Misty Potts-Sanderson, and Colin Anderson talking about environmental justice in urban, Aboriginal, and rural communities. (more…)