Sustainable agriculture subject of WPR broadcastNorthland College radio station 97.7 WRNC-LP examines sustainable agriculture and local food systems in the Chequamegon Bay area for February's installment of Ecotopia.
Northland College radio station 97.7 WRNC-LP examines sustainable agriculture and local food systems in the Chequamegon Bay area for February's installment of Ecotopia. Ecotopia is a monthly radio program produced by WRNC that looks at a topic or series of subjects related to the environment. The program will air Monday at 9 a.m. on 97.7 WRNC-LP and again at 7 p.m. on Wisconsin Public Radio stations 91.3 KUWS-FM in Superior and 90.9 WUWS-FM in Ashland.
WRNC's Danielle Kaeding talks with Clare Hintz, former Sustainability Coordinator for Northland College and owner of Elsewhere Farm in Herbster.
"If people are connected to their local communities, if the money is circulating in local regions and farmers are really connected to their particular land and growing crops that makes sense for their ecosystem, then we're going to have sustainability," says Hintz.
In addition, Ecotopia features Northland College Regional Sustainability Coordinator Nathan Engstrom about his work with public, private and nonprofit groups to encourage sustainable practices in the Chequamegon Bay area. And, Jason Fischbach speaks about his work with farmers and distributors in Ashland and Bayfield counties as an agriculture agent for the University of Wisconsin-Extension.
Ecotopia is a WRNC program produced in collaboration with Northland College and the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center in Ashland. People may visit the WRNC website to hear this month's program and past programs at www.wrnclp.org