Issues of the Environment: A sustainable homestead in Washtenaw County with Jason and Julia Gold.
The Gold family owns and operates a farming “homestead” in Washtenaw County known as “Our Handmade Life”, where they live a self-sustaining, green life and they offer courses to the public on how they do it.
The farm, on Vreeland Road, features a bio-intensive passive greenhouse (no fossil fuels!), the Michigan Folk School, dozens of varieties of organic produce, mushrooms, goats, and chickens.
Jason and Julia Gold have operated “Our Handmade Life” since 2011, and both the farm and the school have expanded every year since. They are currently offering classes on chicken butchering, earth ovens, soap making, fermentation, ale brewing, and much more.
Ann Arbor area residents interested in climate and adaptation can find out more about what’s going on locally tonight at the main Ann Arbor District Library. The library and the city of Ann Arbor are hosting another forum in the Sustainable Ann Arbor Series.
Collegiate athletic events are big generators: of excitement, of revenue, and of waste. How can we cut down on the trash, while leaving the finances and fun intact? In this month's installment of The Green Room, WEMU looks at game-day waste at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, and Michigan stadium in Ann Arbor.
Sustaining our food future through aquaculture. Jim Diana is a Professor of Fisheries and Aquaculture at the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources, and he's our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.