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It Was A Very Good Year

We had a blast this year speaking with researchers, visiting farms and eating great food. In this week's podcast, we take a look back at highlights from 2013.

In the winter, if your coop is dry and free of drafts — you want ventilation, but not wind whistling through — then you’re fine.

But how do you deal with frozen water bowls? And do chickens need extra heat in their coops? Jana Wilson has all the answers you need.

Some suburbs are considering local farms more valuable as neighbors than, say, golf courses. Harvest Public Media talks about that new trend.

And then we look back at a great year of interviews and recipes. Some of my favorites recipes were for breakfast dishes, we have two of those using grapefruit and chia seeds.

An excerpt of my conversation with Peter Todd about food choice.

And we hold a microphone in front of the Bread & Roses guys as they teach us about sheet mulching.

Stories On This Episode

Forget The Golf Course, Subdivisions Build Around Farms

A new model for suburban development is springing up across the country that taps into the local food movement.

Snow Birds: Keep Your Chickens Dry, Warm, Happy Over Winter

Even though they sport fluffy down coats, chickens don't like the cold! Here are four tips to boost your birds' health and comfort during the winter months.

Grapefruit Brûlée With Cherries

Citrus fruits might remind us of warm temperatures, but they actually ripen in the wintertime. Enjoy a fresh grapefruit for breakfast during the cold months.

Less Is More When It Comes To Food Choice

Peter Todd talks about what drives our food choices, and he gives us a sneak peak at technology that might be on its way to your local grocery store.

Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding

I originally imagined this as a dessert, but it works even better as a hearty way to start off your day.

Annie Corrigan

Annie Corrigan is a producer and announcer for WFIU. In addition to serving as the local voice for NPR's Morning Edition, she produces WFIU's weekly sustainable food program Earth Eats. She earned degrees in oboe performance from Indiana University and Bowling Green State University.

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