Backyard Bounty

Backyard Bounty

Welcome to the Backyard Bounty podcast by Heritage Acres Market! Join Nicole and guests as we discuss backyard chickens, beekeeping, gardening, sustainable living and more! Find us online HeritageAcresMarket.com #backyardbountypodcast #HeritageAcresMarket

Episodes

August 9, 2021 39 min

In this week’s Backyard Bounty podcast we join Nicole as she talks with Christine Webster of The Peoples Bees about how beekeeping connects people and bees.

What You’ll Learn

  • What bees can teach you about community 
  • Introspective benefits of beekeeping
  • Meditation, yoga, and bees!
  • Our Guest

    Christine moved from a third-story apartment living to a home with land, where she caught the Beekeeping bug! Over 3 years she has built on her knowle...

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    Moonshine for beginners is this week’s Backyard Bounty podcast topic as we join Nicole as she talks with Russell of MoonshineStillPro.

    What You’ll Learn

    What other uses there are for a still

  • Federal and state laws to think about
  • Safety measures to consider
  • How to add flavor
  • Beginner mistakes, questions, and starting points
  • Our Guest

    Russell is a Certified Bourbon Steward who became fascinated with fermentation and the art of distillation. ...

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    The 4 principles of soil health is this week’s Backyard Bounty podcast topic as we join Nicole as she talks with Tony, Farm Manager at the Columbia Center or Urban Agriculture

    What You’ll Learn

  • The 4 principles of soil health and how to apply them to your soil
  • Why to use cover crops
  • How and why to minimize soil disturbance
  • Some great ideas for tools you may want to add to you tool shed
  • How to reduce the time that soil is left bare
  • Using t...
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    This week on Backyard Bounty podcast we Nicole talks with Greg from UrbanFarm.org about fixing the broken food system in our backyard.

    What You’ll Learn

  • Why fixing the broken food system in your backyard is important
  • Ideas on how to urban garden within an HOA area
  • How to get started with permaculture even in a small area
  • Our Guest

    Greg Peterson is passionate and driven with his mission in life is being fuelled by the idea that “I am the ...

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    Learn some great tips for raising ducks in your backyard on this week’s Backyard Bounty podcast. We join Nicole as she chats with Liz from The Cape Coop.

    What You’ll Learn

  • Common beginner mistakes and how to avoid them
  • What to feed duckings
  • Integrating new birds into the flock
  • What to consider when choosing a mixed or same-sex flock
  • What to feed ducklings
  • Tips for keep ducks in winter
  • Advantages of selling duck eggs
  • Our Guest

    Liz is a backya...

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    This week on Backyard Bounty podcast we join Nicole as she shares 7 top tips for raising backyard chickens from some of her most loved podcasts

    What You’ll Learn

  • How to raise a large flock of chickens on pasture
  • The dangers of heat lamps and safe alternatives
  • How to use essential oils with chickens
  • The basics of fermenting chicken feed
  • Top tips for building the perfect chicken coop
  • How to keep chickens safe from predators
  • How to get starte...
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    Periodical Cicadas are this week’s Backyard Bounty podcast topic as we join Nicole as she talks with Gene Kritsky

    What You’ll Learn

  • What are the different types of Cicada?
  • What is the life cycle of a periodical cicada?
  • What role cicadas play in the environment
  • Where and when do cicadas emerge.
  • How you can help map the 2021 emergence of the periodical cicada Brood X. 
  • Our Guest

    Gene Kritsky, PhD is Professor of Biology and Dean of Behaviora...

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    Plant Pathology and powdery mildew is this week’s Backyard Bounty podcast topic as we join Nicole as she talks with plant pathologist David Gadoury.

    What You’ll Learn

  • What is Plant Pathology and what do they do?
  • How work in plant pathology helped with the control of grapevine powdery mildew
  • Learn how to combat plant pathogens in a backyard environment
  • What are the different types of plant pathogens and how they affect the plants they in...
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    In this episode of Backyard Bounty podcast we explore the incredible world of the food soil web with Nicole and her guest Dr. Elaine Ingham.

    What You’ll Learn

  • How and why Dr. Elaine became fascinated with the soil food web.
  • What is the Soil Food Web
  • Why the Soil Food Web is vital
  • How to turn dead dirt into healthy living soil
  • How healthy, living soil can lower our carbon footprint and increase the quality of produce, which in turn improv...
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    How do pesticides affect honey bees? Find out in this episode of Backyard Bounty podcast as we join Nicole as she chats to Reed Johnson Ph.D.

    What You’ll Learn

  • How do pesticides affect honey bees?
  • Why corn planting can lead to Honey Bee deaths
  • What is being done to reduce Honey Bee death from pesticides
  • Our Guest

    Reed is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Entomology at The Ohio State University in Wooster, Ohio. He tea...
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     Heather from Herbal Academy joins Nicole to discuss herbalism basics for humans and animals in this episode Backyard Bounty podcast.

    What You’ll Learn

  • Where can you find research on various herbs in the Herbal Academy* platform
  • Which herbs beginners should focus on
  • What space you will need to get started growing herbs
  • How to preserve your herbs
  • Our Guest
    Heather is a clinical herbalist, While she was learning her craft she made her livin...

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    Queen Honey Bee Fertility Research is our topic for this episode of Backyard Bounty podcast as we join Nicole and Alison McAfee.

    What You’ll Learn

  • How temperature fluctuations can affect queen honey bee fertility
  • What research is currently being conducted in the Queen Honey Bee Fertility area
  • The best place to source your Queen Bees
  • Our Guest

    Alison has a Bachelor’s in biochemistry and did her PhD in genome science and technology at UBC....

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    This week on the Backyard Bounty podcast we bring you something a little different as Nicole joins Brad from Coop Dreams TV for their Teaching Tuesday Facebook live event

    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Guinea Fowl and things to things to consider you get started
  • Fermenting feed why you should do it
  • How Nicole got started with Heritage Acres Market
  • What to keep on your chicken first aid kit
  • OUR GUEST

    Coop Dreams is a TV series for anyone that ever chas...

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    Join Nicole as she answers some common backyard chicken questions from Backyard Bounty podcast listeners.

    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Effects of light on rearing chicks and egg production
  • How to introduce new chickens to your flock
  • How to water cheaply and easily
  • OUR GUEST

    Nicole is a Colorado native and an outdoor enthusiast. A retired firefighter/paramedic, Heritage Acres Market, and her family are now her main focus. When not working on the far...

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    Join Nicole and Megan from Creative Vegetable Gardener as they discuss easy food preservation in this week’s Backyard Bounty podcast.

    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Types of easy food preservation
  • How to store fresh vegetables
  • What to preserve to make preparing your dinner easier!
  • How to plan a garden to make sure you have enough food to preserve.
  • OUR GUEST

    Megan is a garden educator, speaker, and writer and has been running The Creative Vegetable Gar...

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    March 8, 2021 27 min

    Cast iron skillets are our topic for this week's Backyard Bounty podcast as we join Nicole and Stephen the pan man and Co-Founder of Field Company

    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • The differences between old and new cast iron
  • How to properly use and care for cast iron regardless of age
  • How to cook with cast Iron
  • How to recondition old pans
  • Some common misconceptions when it comes to using cast iron
  • OUR GUEST

    Stephen started the Field Company with his...

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    History of Beekeeping in North America is this week's topic on Backyard Bounty podcast as we join Nicole and Dr. Tammy Horn Potter.

    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • How honey bees made their way to North America
  • What four inventions of the 1800’s are still used in beekeeping today
  • How History of Beekeeping tells of using bees to defend against Vikings!
  • OUR GUEST

    Tammy is the author of three books about honey bees: Bees in America, How the Honey Bee...

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    February 22, 2021 19 min

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    Join Nicole as she discusses raising pheasants with Chris of MacFarlane Pheasants in this week’s Backyard Bounty podcast.

    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • The nutritional needs of pheasants
  • Why you should not raise pheasants with other birds
  • Housing needs for pheasants
  • OUR GUEST

    MacFarlane Pheasant is the largest pheasant farm in North America and will hatch over 2 million chicks each year. They raise 400,000 pheasants for release, 180k for f...

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    In this week’s Backyard Bounty podcast we learn how to grow microgreens as Nicole chats with Pamela of Sunshine Green’s Farm.

    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • How to grow microgreens 
  • What you need to get started
  • What are microgreens?
  • The difference between microgreens sprouts
  • How nutritious microgreens are
  • The seeds you can grow into a microgreens
  • The  seeds that are good for beginners
  • OUR GUEST

    Sunshine Green’s Farm is a small, indoor vertical urban farm...

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    Pastured pigs and how to raise them on the homestead are featured in this week's podcast episode with your host Nicole and Chuck from Sheraton Park Farms.

    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Why pastured pigs are a great addition to your homestead.
  • Why you need a mentor before you start to raise your own pastured pigs.
  • What you need to get started raising pigs.
  • Get some great tips on getting started with raising pastured pigs.
  • Are pigs really aggressi...
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