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Mile High Locavorist

An interview-driven podcast connecting you with the people and energy of Denver's local food movement. Hear from pioneering chefs, restaurateurs, farmers, gardeners as well as non-profit, government and business leaders, all working to build the Mile High City’s local food ecosystem. Mile High Locavorist champions everything produced and processed in the Denver region from fruits and vegetables to meat and dairy, as well beer, wine and spirits, baked goods and other products with an emphasis on organic and sustainable.
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Aug 20, 2015

"There was technology that came around that allowed nerds (which we proudly are) to tinker and to experiment and to play and we're seeing that in food." - John-Paul Maxfield

Seen one way, Waste Farmers is a small company producing soil products for urban farmers (Maxfield's Organics) and marijuana growers (Batch:64) with plans to diversify into consumer food products, soon. Seen another way, Waste Farmers is a purpose-driven organization with ambitious, wide-reaching goals to change the world one innovation at a time. They just happen to be starting with some excellent work in farming and reshaping people's relationship with food.

John-Paul Maxfield is the CEO and Founder of Waste Farmers. He leads a committed band of cosmic journeymen as they work to "grow food, eat well and live full" while developing simple solutions to complex problems. In this episode, he not only shares his knowledge but his musical talent as well - stay tuned for an original song at the end of the episode! 

- IN THIS EPISODE, YOU'LL LEARN -

  • What is the #1 irrigated crop in America? (Hint - it isn't edible.) (Most of #2 isn't, either.)
  • How food waste is really soil if you close the loop with composting
  • How cannabis production has young farmers in Colorado
  • How rapid industrialization has impacted cannabis production and users
  • How he's grown his company from $9,000 and a pickup truck
  • How sustainable food's evolution is similar to that of computer technology
  • How technology can build confidence in people new to growing their own food
  • Why agriculture's always been like Seinfeld's "horse race"
  • Why we're only eating 200 of the 30,000 possible edible plants
  • Why amaranth is a miracle plant with a long history poised for rebirth
  • How our dollars are our votes and how Big Food is feeling the pressure

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  – THANKS FOR LISTENING –

This episode (#13) comes from Mile High Locavorist.

Aug 8, 2015

"One of the exciting things about the local food movement is that many people in it are beginning to experience a level of community they never experienced in their lives... People who connect in to this local food revolution are finding that there's a growing community here and being part of that community means something. And it is this growing community of eaters, focused on local food, that we want to reach with this magazine. This magazine is for them."

Local Food Shift Magazine is a new quarterly publication, both in print and online, covering and catalyzing the local food revolution in Colorado. Colorado creatives are contributing top-quality content on the "awakening Colorado foodshed and its shift from a globalized industrial food system to a localized regional food supply chain." Local Food Shift's first issue comes out in September 2015.

Michael Brownlee is Co-Publisher and Co-Editor of Local Food Shift Magazine, along with his partner Lynette Marie Hanthorn. Michael has "long been a catalyst in the process of food localization, working to ignite, inspire, guide, and empower those who are facing the challenges and opportunities of localizing our food supply and forging a new and restorative way for humanity to feed itself." Let's get behind Local Food Shift and help them reach 80,000 readers and more!

- IN THIS EPISODE, YOU'LL LEARN -

  • How the local food revolution is already underway...but has a long way to go
  • How Local Food Shift differentiates from other food-oriented publications
  • What kind of stories and content you can expect from Local Food Shift
  • Why they have "members" and not just subscribers
  • Where you can find this magazine (beyond your own mailbox, of course!)
  • Which state tops the locavore index (hint, it's not Colorado...or California!!)
  • The cool rewards Local Food Shift is giving to their Barnraiser contributors!
  • How their funding model takes a page from Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs)

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 – THANKS FOR LISTENING –

This episode (#12) comes from Mile High Locavorist.

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