Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station are joined by Chad Cully, horticulturist at the Cincinnati Zoo's botanical gardens, in a discussion of how society must change our definitions of what is private land, what is public land, and who makes decisions on how each is governed. We are getting a bit more crowded, so a conversation must take place between farmers, city dwellers, industry, recreation - basically let's all act like adults and understand that what we do on our "private property" affects the larger world as a whole. But that the owner's needs must also be considered when regulating land use. Hopefully we will see a new form of Agri-Forestry emerge that will assist in sustainable development well into this century.
Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station are joined by Dawn Hewett, editor of Bird Watcher's Digest, in a discussion of the impacts of global warming and our non-sustainable lifestyle is having on the bird population. Since 1970 more than 3 billion birds have disappeared from our modern day version of nature. What is happening, what does it mean, and how can we minimize the impact on our planet?
Battery technology is the next great technical frontier. As we transition to renewable energy, we face the reality that the sun doesn't always shine and the wind doesn't always blow. So how do we store energy when it is abundant and use it when we need it. We are in the very beginnings of an industrial revolution that will transform our society in ways we can only barely imagine. Join Annie and Jay Warmke as they discuss the next big things in battery technology and how these innovations will soon change your life.
Just what exactly is money? And why does it have value? Why do we and our society spend so much time worrying about it, pursuing it, discussing it - when in reality it doesn't really exist? Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station discuss the concept of money, alternatives to our existing money supply, and how to pursue happiness and contentment rather than a larger bank balance.
Making a living on any farm, particularly a small farm can be a big challenge. Many landowners turn to agritourism to make ends meet. But what does this mean, how do you get started, and what are the pitfalls of turning your farm into a destination? Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station in a discussion of how to say goodbye to the rat race and then invite it over to your little piece of paradise.