213 – Darren Joffe with Orange Home Grown

A live recording of our educational podcast The Purpose of Past Tense with Daron Joffe. Produced in partnership with the Orange Home Grown.

Biodynamics is a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming, gardening, food, and nutrition.Biodynamic agriculture has been practiced for nearly a century, on every continent on Earth. Biodynamic principles and practices are based on the spiritual insights and practical suggestions of Dr. Rudolf Steiner, and have been developed through the collaboration of many farmers and researchers since the early 1920s. Today, the biodynamic movement encompasses thousands of regenerative gardens, farms, ranches, orchards, and vineyards, in a wide variety of climates, ecological contexts, and economic settings.

Come spend an evening at the 1888 Center with Orange Home Grown and guest speaker Daron Joffe, also known as Farmer “D”. Daron is the Executive Director of Coastal Roots Farm and the Leichtag Foundation’s Director of Agricultural Innovation and Development in Encinitas. Daron is the author of the book “Citizen Farmers”, and he is also the founder of Farmer D Organics and Farmer D Consulting, which designs and builds biodynamic farms and gardens all over the country.

Orange Home Grown Foundation, Inc. (OHG) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by a small group of Orange, California residents in 2009 as a grassroots effort, dedicated to operating a local Saturday farmers and artisans market, urban education farm, seed lending library, scholarship program, and youth food literacy program in the City of Orange. These programs bring an awareness of healthy living and urban agriculture to the local community. Orange Home Grown’s primary focus is to cultivate a healthy community through family-friendly and community-based education programs in collaboration with like-minded community organizations. Emphasis is placed on wholesome nutrition, earth-friendly sustainable practices, whole health, and strengthening neighborhood and community relationships. Education and events are geared to all ages and income levels.



The Purpose of Past Tense
A creative podcast dedicated to commitment and accomplishment. Focused on that moment when an idea becomes a success story, we ask innovative entrepreneurs to detail their journey from concept through completion. This collection of short and informal conversations help to define the importance of what’s next.

1888 Center programs are recorded and archived as a free educational resource on our website or with your favorite podcast app including Apple and Spotify. Each episode is designed to provide a unique platform for industry innovators to share stories about art, literature, music, history, science, or technology. Produced in partnership with Brew Sessions.

Producer: Jon-Barrett Ingels and Kevin Staniec
Manager: Sarah Becker
Audio: Brew Sessions Live
Guest: Daron Joffe