QUEEN BEE SESSIONS PODCAST
SESSION SEVEN 3-10-23: UNA VANDUVALL AND IFE OLATUNJI
For Women's History Month we wanted to highlight two generations of change makers. We spoke with artist/activists Una VanDuvall, the MKE Women's Urban Ag Network community organizer, and her daughter Ife Olatunji, a visual ethnographer who founded Freedom Lover Films. The conversation moves from Milwaukee to Los Angeles and then across the world, but stays rooted in their family heritage with the African American pioneer settlement in Nicodemus, Kansas. Watch the VIDEO HERE or click below to listen on Spotify.
SESSION SIX 9-6-22: KIRSTEN JURCEK
Kirsten Jurcek of Brattset Family Farm works on nearly 300 acres in Southeast Wisconsin - including woodlands, hayfields, pasture and wildlife habitat - much of it in a permanent ag easement. She is a busy grazing specialist with Glacierland Resource, Conservation and Development - where she develops grazing plans for clients and arranges field days on farms across the eastern part of the state. Kirsten embodies the Glacierland motto: “Conservation that Works! Bringing together science and community to grow Wisconsin’s economy and protect our natural resources.” Watch the VIDEO HERE or click below to listen.
SESSION FOUR 6-15-22: HARRIET BEHAR
WiWiC Conservation Coach Harriet Behar is a true Queen Bee. She's grown organically on her Gays Mills farm since the 1980s, and has gotten to know hundreds of Wisconsin farms and farmers as an organic inspector. Harriet uses this vast experience and knowledge to coach, educate and encourage countless fellow conservation farmers. Learn how her organic journey started in the heart of NYC! Watch the VIDEO HERE or click below to listen.
SESSION THREE 5-28-22: MARCI HESS
Session #3 is a conversation with Marci Hess, the author of Driftless Prairies Blog. Whether you are new to prairie stewardship, or a long-time practitioner, you'll find something new or exciting or challenging or encouraging on Marci's blog, and in this conversation. Her best advice to women just starting out in prairie restoration: "Chunk it out." Watch the VIDEO HERE to learn what she means, or listen in on Spotify.
SESSION TWO 4-27-22: JENNIFER NELSON
Our good friend and founding member of the WiWiC team, Jennifer Nelson, stepped down last month to focus full-time on her organic nursery operation at Humble Pie Farm in Plum City. We're grateful she took the time during her busy greenhouse season to talk with WiWiC Communications Lead Kriss Marion about soil health, mental health and community health. Watch the VIDEO HERE or click below to listen.
SESSION ONE 3-17-22: AUGUST BALL
We're delighted to launch our Queen Bee Sessions Podcast in Women's History Month. WiWiC Communications Lead Kriss Marion talks with August Ball of Cream City Conservation and Consulting - also known as C4 - based in Milwaukee with a world-wide reach. Watch the VIDEO HERE, or click below to listen on Spotify. Videopods are archived on our Blog Page as well.