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Join Bob Henrickson and Bertine Loop, hosts of KZUM’s “How’s It Growin’,” on a local farm tour to expand your awareness about local food and flowers and meet the innovative growers that bring their beautiful products through community supported agriculture shares or local farmer’s markets every week. Here we will walk the land and hear direct from the farmers about the challenges and success they have had.
We’lll visit the following southeast Nebraska producers:
10-10:45 a.m.: Grow With The Flow—1524 Yankee Hill Rd, Denton, NE
Grow with the Flow, owned and operated by Jeff Jirovec, is Nebraska’s only aquaponic nursery, producing a wide variety of fresh produce, colorful cut flowers and robust live plants. Their products are cultivated in a sustainable environment free from artificial fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. Their systems are designed to use less energy and resources than traditional agricultural practices.
11 a.m.-noon: Spiritus Vitae Botanicals—Paul & Nicole Saville–corner of SW 70th and Saltillo
Paul & Nicole own and operate a small medicinal herb farm. They provide high quality medicinal herbs and herbal products using only non-depleting practices to provide both the community and the land with optimal nourishment. They have a true love for the land they call home. Together they work tirelessly to bring high quality medicinal herbs and herbal products to southeast Nebraska.
Noon: Barbeque Lunch provided by Brockley Farmaceuticals
1-2 p.m.: Brockley Farmaceuticals—Ross & Barb Brockley Farm–corner of SW 70th and Saltillo
Barb and Ross Brockley grow produce for their CSA, Brockley Farmaceuticals. Their CSA includes eggs each week along with the freshly harvested herbs and vegetables. The Brockleys run the farm themselves and offer flexible payment plans. They are committed to using “hugelkultur” or “mounded earth” to grow crops, resulting in a more sustainable approach to their farming operation