As we happily hop into another spring season, the Farmerama team have been enjoying the beautiful flowers in bloom and planting seeds for the year ahead.

This month we have a new contributor, small-holder Keesje Crawford-Avis heralding from the Scottish highlands. She shares her thoughts from the Scottish small-holder conference, in conversation with the Accidental Smallholder. While Hannah gleans some simple business tips for budding urban gardeners from the team at Keats Community Organics in South London.

We have something a little unusual, a very open-minded cellular agriculturist, Abi Glencross, who wants to bring permaculture to the lab and find a way for her tissue cultures to be part of agroecological farming. It would be interesting to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

Finally, we take a trip to the city of Udaipur, India, where Rohit Jain has helped setup a CSA-style membership model with Banyan Roots, connecting farmers to local people and producing grains with soul.

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We also take a moment to acknowledge all those who help make food possible, we must never forget the producers are the linchpin of society. Thank you for caring for the people and our soils.

You can listen to the latest episode on our site or download it from iTunes here. You can also keep up to date with the latest from us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

Unlike other radio shows, Farmerama is unusual in that it is crowd-sourced. That means we source most of our content from farmers and growers around the country who send in ‘homemade’ recordings about interesting experiments or projects going on in the field. We would love to hear from more of you, so any stories – however big or small – please do send them our way. It’s easy! All you need is a phone with a recorder (most smartphones have one) and to be able to follow a few tips from us on how to get a good recording.

Photograph: Cosmo71 and Farmerama

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