So Local Pasco Podcast, June 21st, 2016. Urban Agriculture as Policy Edition

Quick technical note:

The main studio PC is still being worked on…We want to make sure when it comes back on line it is as quiet and efficient as possible.  The “Main Rig” sports quad processors and 8gigs of ram…Not bad for a seven year old build.  It’s been rock steady, and I am anxious to have it back.

If you’ve noticed some sound differences this week, that’s why.  I have ‘throttled back’ the sample rates and audio quality to makes sure I can edit the show in a timely fashion on the laptop, which is considerably more ‘low spec’.  The difference you are hearing is twofold: 1)Recording to the portable Zoom H4n recorder, and 2)Lowering the sample rate from192 to 128khz.

We’ll be back to our main rig shortly.


Talk About Town is a series of lectures about Urban Design and New Port Richey...Held by Frank Starkey's People Places on Main Street.
Talk About Town is a series of lectures about Urban Design and New Port Richey…Held by Frank Starkey’s People Places on Main Street.

Tonight’s third lecture in the Talk About Town series at People Places was about Urban Agriculture.  Tonight (Tuesday, June 21st) the New Port Richey City Council will be voting on approval of the measures that will make many forms of urban agriculture permitted.  That’s important, because right now, there are no policies or systems in place to manage urban agriculture.

The ordinances being considered would give structure, meaning and order to urban agriculture in New Port Richey.  Speaker Dell deChant gave a great lecture on the known benefits of urban agriculture…benefits to the urban environment, but also to the people in that environment…Benefits that are economic, environmental, and social.

Speaker Dell deChant is an excellent advocate and steward of local environmental policy.
Speaker Dell deChant is an excellent advocate and steward of local environmental policy. He’ll be speaking in support of the New Port Richey Urban Agriculture ordinances tonight (Tuesdsay, June 21st) before the New Port Richey City Council.

It’s also worth taking a moment to thank Frank Starkey for his continued work to engage citizens in a dialog about what they want their city, New Port Richey, to be.  I’m very excited that People Places, and Rock the Boat Productions, have decided to make this an ongoing series of talks about the urban future of the city of New Port Richey.

Frank Starkey followed Dell with a Q and A about other aspects of urban ag.
Frank Starkey followed Dell with a Q and A about other aspects of urban ag.

Franks Q&A was really a chance for attendees to ask questions, and exchange ideas…About wildlife corridors, teaching people how to utilize urban garden foods, and even Euclidean Zoning (Thank GOODNESS that was not a math thing!)

Great support from Rock the Boat Productions for these local lectures and events!
Great support from Rock the Boat Productions for these local lectures and events!

Willie makes more guest appearances at cool places than "I" do, and he's just a flat, anthropomorphic penguin!  (Look it up!)
Willie makes more guest appearances at cool places than “I” do, and he’s just a flat, anthropomorphic penguin! (Look it up!)

Hey, don’t forget…If you’re up and listening, come join me at the WestSide Deli on Little Road from 10 to noon!  The first listener to come give me the secret word wins a prize!

The secret word?

REUBEN!

See you there!


~Greg

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