WPKN Archives: "Digging in the Dirt" with Zack Pickens

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Kevin Gallagher

Original Aired:
Monday, April 18th, 2016
5:02PM to 5:30PM

28 minutes

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 9:35AM

the farming in dirt digging zach pickens


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Episode: "Digging in the Dirt" with Zack Pickens

 The latest installment of "Digging in the DIrt" featured Zack Pickens. Zach is an urban gardener, seed saver, Master Composter, and until recently full-time urban farmer at the Riverpark Farm at Alexandria Center in NYC.  Zach ran this city farm for the Riverpark restaurant owned by the well known Chef Tom Colichio (Top Chef, Gramercy Tavern etc.)   Zach has developed school garden programs and managed youth-run farmers’ markets throughout Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx before joining Riverpark Farm as Farm Manager.  Zach is a certified Master Composter and  started Rooftop Ready Seeds Company, focusing on the development of a stock of vegetable seeds that are tailored to the unique climate of the city of New York. His latest endeavor is a new farm start-up in the Hudson valley, called "Farm Tarnaut".  This day we talked about seeds, urban farming and growing quality healthy LOCAL food with Zach Pickens on "Digging in the Dirt",

Show: Kevin Gallagher

Kevin Gallagher


Heavy on the 60's & 70's, new artists, Boogie Blues, Blues-Rock, Alt-country, Folk, Funk, Acid Jazz and world music and Latin Jazz. Drop in every other  Monday of the month, 4-7 p.m. for musical meanderings with Kevin Gallagher. He'll drop the bucket down WPKN's musical well and see what he drags up.

"I know where things will start out, but I'm never quite sure where we'll end up. It's all about playing any kind of music that fires me up, with the occasional Interview thrown in".


At 5 pm Monday's, Listen to "Digging in the Dirt",  where I talk to a guest working in and around agriculture, gardening, farming, gardening and food issues like organics, seeds, GMO and the Bionutrient movement and Climate Change issues.  You can go to all my Podcasts at this link.  https://soundcloud.com/wpkn895/sets/digging-in-the-dirt-on-wpkn

Kevin shares every other Monday 4-7 p.m. with Pete Stewart.

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