This episode: a conversation about limiting nutrient pollution in organic cropping systems. Our guest is Sean Smukler, an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia. Sean and his collegues completed research on this topic as a project under the last round of Canada’s Organic Science Cluster. In this conversation, Sean talks about that research, and more generally about organic practices that can lead to nutrient pollution of our air and waterways, versus ones that tend to limit such outcomes.
After that, we hear from Alyssa Belter of Plenty Wild Farms on the impact of extreme weather on her farm production in recent years.