By Tinia Pina
When I was invited by The Sustainable Podcast Founder, Marianne West, to be interviewed I was ecstatic for reasons different than one would traditionally think as the owner of a small business. Yes, podcast interviews are a great way to increase the visibility of your brand and craft your story in ways that is perhpas more difficult in other communication modalities but I was eager because it allowed me to talk in a familiar space on topics such as consciousness, spirituality, and growing our own food as self-empowerment. Several of these topics may appear as 'fringe' to the the larger public audience but I have always been driven by the interconnection of these three interests because it reveals my personal connection to food. As an individual and through Re-Nuble, I am committed to education and empowering our communities about how to use food to make better lifestyle decisions using methods that promote self-healing and nourishment.
Marianne did a fantastic job dissecting the relationship of each of the above topics and relating it to our global food system. We both hope that you enjoy!
Interview with Marianne West - Outline
1:00 Introducing Tinia Pina and Re-Nuble
3:00 What is Hydroponics?
6:12 Different Hydroponic systems
- NFT short for Nutrient Film Technique
- Deep Water Pool Technique
7:00 Re-Nuble gives the same results as mineral fertilizers which is difficult if not impossible to achieve with other organic fertilizers. The best part, Re-Nuble is made from organic food waste.
7:30 Even Ikea sells hydroponic system
- most common crops: basil and other herbs, lettuce, tomatoes
- can be grown indoors or in a protected outdoor area
8:30 Why Tinia started the company which makes fertilizer from food waste
- Work in the financial service industry
- Volunteer work with New York Cares
- Awareness of food waste on one side and bad nutrition for the students on the other
- Consciences and spiritual person
12:50 New York City Ag Collective
- Bringing food to underserved areas
- Teaching skills to High school students
- New York Sunworks is doing a great job already
17:25 Vertical Farming and repurposing of empty warehouse spaces
19:25 Rooftop Farms
Gotham Greens http://gothamgreens.com/our-farms/
Brooklyn Grange http://www.brooklyngrangefarm.com/
21:00 Ways to follow Re-Nuble and Tinia – Website and social media links:
(1.) Company website: www.re-nuble.com
(2.) Twitter: https://twitter.com/re_nuble
(3.) Google +: https://plus.google.com/+Re-nuble
(4.) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReNuble/
(5.) Instagram: instagram.com/re_nuble
(6.) Pinterest: https://uk.pinterest.com/renuble/
22:00 Sourcing locally and what is organic.
You can listen to the episode here.