Farmers Market

Just how fresh is the produce in your local store? Why is it all the same shape and size? Is farmers market food really fresher and better? And what if you have a prolific apple tree and you'd like to sell them, or you want to start up a farmers market in your area? Erin Tormey, founder of the Coastside Farmers Market in Half Mooon Bay shares all the dirt.

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Laurie Kehler
Backpacking with Scott Cook

Intuit founder Scott Cook talks about why getting outdoors and going backpacking every year is important to his creativity and sanity. Scott shares with us what gear he uses and his favorite places both in the U.S. and Europe. For more than 30 years he has gone backpacking with old friends from middle school and high school, and he shares with us funny stories about bears and pranking his friends.

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Laurie Kehler
Gardening at Filoli

We talk with the head of horticulture, Jim Salyards about what it’s like to garden and run this historic estate. Filoli is one of 27 grand estates as part of the National Historic Trust. What makes Filoli unique are the extensive and beautiful gardens. Visitors come from all over the world to see these gorgeous gardens.

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Laurie Kehler
Farm Animal Rescue

Heartland Farm Animal Sanctuary in Madison, Wisconsin hosts programs for children and animals that have been neglected, abused and abandoned. Animals helping people and people helping animals is their mission and they do it incredibly well.

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Laurie Kehler
Bees and Beekeeping

Raising honey in your backyard is something magical and instructional. We talk with beekeepers in Wisconsin about how to do it, whether “organic” honey is really organic and how to keep your hives healthy, happy, and long living. This episode is full of fascinating facts that will surprise you.

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Laurie Kehler
Fisherman

Is the fisherman’s life really like “Deadliest Catch?” We talk with commercial fisherman Porter McHenry about fishing for salmon, crab, squid and anchovies. He tells us how to keep a Great White shark alive on your boat and why you name your vessel after your mother or grandmother!

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Laurie Kehler
Elephant Seals of Año Nuevo

Tourists come from all over the world to this out-of-the-way spot to view these 4000 pound monster elephant seals. Find out why Año Nuevo should be on your travel list when you visit San Francisco.

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Laurie Kehler