Microgreens

Natasha Lancour. Used with permission.

Natasha Lancour has been on a long journey of healing ... and trying to figure out where she belongs.

She doesn't have all the answers, but she knows that family, community, wellness and nature are a big part of it, especially because, she says, "healing often eludes people of color."

The story of Royal Roots Garden is a story that starts with a woman with no interest in gardening, the big garden she discovered in the backyard of her new home, and a challenge to herself.  And that story is just beginning.

Tom Kasper. Used with permission.

Tom Kasper went on the air this morning and offered 336 square inches of cropland to the first ten people to call him.

That's around 280 feet of arable soil, by the way.

He's providing the "field," the seeds (you get to choose), the light and even a cover to help with irrigation needs. (You have to provide your own tiny little tractor.)

Duluth's original Hardy Gardener says ever since the spring, fears about food shortages and food insecurity have been on people's minds, and interest in growing your own food has exploded.

  (This episode originally aired 11/12/19)

This week, we sat down with Jake Williams and Brigid Reina of Superior Greens, a microgreens company in Ashland, Wisconsin. Microgreens contain up to 40-times the nutritional value of their mature counterparts which makes for concentrated deliciousness. They can be spicy or they can be sweet and buttery, and every flavor in between. On eggs or on cupcakes, microgreens are a healthy and decadent food source. Jake and Brigid shared a recipe for a microgreen dish, check it out below.

      

Things Tom Kasper is pretty excited about: microgreens (eating and growing them throughout the winter), forcing tulip and daffodil bulbs (or encouraging them, if you prefer) and KUMD's new feature, The Simple Plate.