Food and Faith Podcast

Farmer to Farmer - Introducing “Certified Naturally Grown” with Alice Varon and Larry and Michelle Lesher

October 29, 2019
Farmer to Farmer - Introducing "Certified Naturally Grown" with Alice Varon and Larry and Michelle Lesher
With Anna Woofenden and Sam Chamelin
www.foodandfaithpodcast.org
 
Alice Varon is Executive Director of Certified Naturally Grown, a national non-profit organization offering peer-review certification for farmers and beekeepers who produce food for their local communities without the use of synthetic chemicals or GMOs. Alice is an active member of IFOAMOrganics International, working to support the development of grassroots certification programs that are built on trust, social networks, and knowledge exchange. When not working, Alice enjoys exploring the woods and riding bikes with her son.

Web addresses for show notes:

Certified Naturally Grown Website: CNGfarming.org
Sign up for updates from CNG: CNGfarming.org/email_preferences
Register to observe a CNG inspection: cngfarming.org/observer
 
Contact info:
Suzannah Schneider, Communications Manager and Certification Coordinator
suzannah@naturallygrown.org
845-687-2058

Larry and Michelle Lesher are the stewards of Eastward Gardens, a small scale high diversity garden located in Hardinsburg Indiana. We are serving our community from Bloomington Indiana to Louisville Kentucky by providing over 150 varieties of fresh vegetables, fruit, flowers and culinary herbs. We are Certified Naturally Grown, and garden with a strict rule of no: synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or fertilizers. We do use natural solutions like seawater minerals, rock minerals, microbes, seaweeds, cover crops, crop rotation, and floating row cover. At Eastward Gardens we are in the business of growing living soil to provide you and your family with nutrient dense safe food.