Seeds & Weeds Podcast

Five Questions with Zach Loeks + Tomato Extravaganza

April 26, 2023 Bevin Cohen, Small House Farm Season 1 Episode 12
Seeds & Weeds Podcast
Five Questions with Zach Loeks + Tomato Extravaganza
Show Notes

Today we’re hanging out with farmer and author Zach Loeks and he’s going to answer 5 questions. We’ll talk about his work at Ecosystem Solution Institute and we’re going to learn more about micro-landscaping. After the interview we’re going to celebrate with a Tomato Extravaganza.. because right now I am obsessed with America’s favorite fruit!

Zack Loeks is an educator, designer and grower, who specializes in Edible Ecosystem Design. He also manages an award-winning farm and has written a handful of books including The Permaculture Market Garden and The Edible Ecosystem Solution.

You can learn more about Zach’s work and order his books at and

 After the interview, it’s time to talk tomatoes! I share some info about a presentation I’ve been giving this spring – Let’s Talk Tomatoes, America’s Favorite Fruit
It’s a popular presentation that I’m scheduled to be giving at all three of the Mother Earth News Fairs this year. We’ll explore the history of this tasty little fruit… and then we’ll talk about some of our favorite types and varieties. 

Our Seeds & Weeds Facebook group weighed in on their favorite tomato types… Which is their favorite? We find out today! You can join our FB community here:

 Every year at Small House Farm we host a tomato tasting event. Its one of the most popular videos on our Youtube channel.. which tomato reigns supreme? You can watch the 2022 video here:

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