Farm Dirt is a story about a small business in Houston’s 5th Ward. It’s a story about making your carbon footprint very small. Farm Dirt takes local food “waste”, local tree trimmings and makes local compost–and brings it back to you at local garden stores and farmers’ markets. Danny tells how he got started, how they do it (and you can do it, too) and how you end up with soil the better for it.
Andrea is with the Baylor College of Medicine, works with Healthcare for the Homeless, and her great mission is with Angela House. Tracy is a resident there and tells of her experience there after jail–and she is an inspiring advocate, and a living message of hope. Listen in and hear their stories.
Local Sun, a unique approach to letting you be part of a solar farm (this one nearby in Sealy)–is the subject of this week’s show. The Romano family extended the philosophy underlying their Mirabeau B apartments–Houstonians want to be part of something that makes sustainability a cornerstone–and built this 12 acre solar farm where you can buy your electricity, visit and learn about, and generally be an owner of something pretty relevant. This is a fascinating story of Houston entrepreneurship.
Galveston County Master Gardeners, all their activities, their demonstration garden and Galveston, the city—make for a wonderful conversation. Galveston County is truly blessed to have Dr. Johnson–and to have such a great gardening opportunity.
Galveston Bay–and sitting in the middle of the San Jacinto River, at the top of the Bay is the Dioxin Pit. Jackie, San Jacinto River Coalition, and Scott, Galveston Bay Foundation, come in to talk about what is being done to deal with this leaking 60’s legacy threat to the Bay. Removing the carcinogenic mass is doable and the EPA will make a recommendation hopefully agreeing, any day now. Listen to what Jackie and Scott have to say, and get to the links and contacts for more information about what you can do!