Hawthorne Valley’s Executive Director, Martin Ping, sits down with Conrad Vispo and Claudia Knab-Vispo to talk about the Farmscape Ecology Program on Season 2, Episode 4 of Hawthorne Valley’s “Roots to Renewal” podcast.
The “Roots to Renewal” Podcast started in 2021 as part of the celebration of Hawthorne Valley’s 50th anniversary. In each episode, podcast host Martin Ping sits down with people advancing the ecological, social, and spiritual work at the heart of Hawthorne Valley’s mission. Guests have included such internationally renowned thinkers and practitioners as Bill McKibben and Frances Moore Lappe, alongside those doing this work locally or at Hawthorne Valley.
In this episode, Conrad and Claudia share the background story of how they came to start the Farmscape Ecology Program, where the term “farmscape” came from, and some of the surprises, highlights, reflections, and accomplishments along the way. As the Farmscape Ecology Program celebrates its own anniversary of 20 years, this episode is a wonderful opportunity to hear directly from its founders.