I'm having good season at Maitri Farm. Farming with other people is great! We rotate weekend chores. I get to feel like a person!
As promised, I've been cooking up a side project my podcast Farmers On Tape. I'm looking for farmers to participate. I'm brand new to producing audio and am excited to be learning new skills. I took a workshop at Union Docs in the Spring and am looking forward to jumping into a new project.
I'm looking for farmers to participate in the podcast. I’ll send each participant a microphone that plugs into a smart phone and over several months they will record themselves.
Participants will send in their tape every month and have check in calls with me. Then the recordings will be compiled and edited into a 15 – 30 minute audio story. This is inspired by Radio Diaries. More info on how it works.
In preparation, I've been messing around with keeping my own audio diary. So far I have recorded:
The audience is farmers and non-farmers alike. I want people to learn what it feels like to be a farmer up close. This is not a show about technical skills. I want stories about the humans who grow food telling their stories in their own words.
I'm looking for farmers of all types urban, rural, vegetables, livestock, grain, dairy, fruit, conventional, organic and everything in between. We’re looking for participants with different perspectives and experiences from each other.
If you know of any farmers that are great talkers and would be game to tell their stories - send them my way. The email address is farmersontape(at)gmail(dot)com.
Leanna at Four Legs Farm