A Farm and Garden Show
Monday 10-11 AM
Bill Taylor and Jaye Alison interview local heroes and national/international pioneers in regenerative agriculture and permaculture. Health, climate, clean air and water are all intertwined and listening to the show will help you make the best growing and food buying decisions.
About Bill, Jaye, and our work together:
Bill Taylor is a composer, pianist, and market gardener/farmer and radio show cohost living in Sandisfield, MA since 2020. His farming and environmental awareness and involvement inform his compositions. His music was featured in several films produced by Jaye Alison Moscariello. "Of this Earth" features all original compositions that defy category. The music ranges from Classically and Jazz inspired to Broadway leanings. Bill continues to compose rich, original music (orchestral as well as ensemble and solo piano) and continually learns new and more efficient ways of producing good biologically grown food. His second cd "Nature's Dream" is complex and layered, both jazz and classically inspired. It features Paul McCandless, George Husaruk, Margie Salcedo Rice, and Yanahay Hooper, and Jaye. They love doing house concerts as well as larger venues. The Torrington Symphony asked him to write an Irish inspired piece which they performed March 17, 2023.
Albums where you can listen to cuts, buy digital versions or physical copies in Jaye’s beautiful CD jackets, which you can also find at West Stockbridge Farmers’ Market or ask us to send you one or two.
Jaye Alison Moscariello is a visual artist and filmmaker who has shown internationally and locally. She has been painting professionally for 50 years. Her art is about connections, to self, community, nature or all three. Chase the Monkey, an ongoing series, is about re-connecting with nature so that one can heal and get back out into the world and enjoy all that life has to offer. She has numerous other bodies of work, from narratives and abstracts to landscapes of land and sea. "Painting-making art, being outside in the garden, the woods, at the beach anywhere in nature and cooking are some of my favorite things to do! My work responds to all climates; political, environmental, and personal. I often feel that change is the only constant, and my lessons from the trees are to bend a little, and communicate more. " and another quote: “One day in 2008 my Chase the Monkey said "time to leave the City". And so I listened. In the process I fell in love, married and moved up to Northern California in 2009. Our farm there was two and a half acres situated in over 180 wildlife acres.”
For more on Jaye you can visit here, here and here.
Bill and Jaye moved to Sandisfield in 2020. They have run Floodgate Farm (floodgatefarm.com is the website) together since 2009, teach about wild and unusual food plants (leaf, herbal, flower) in “Salad University” workshops, and have hosted monthly Farm and Garden Shows since 2012, first at KZYX in Philo, CA and now at WBCR-LP since 2021. Guests have included Toby Hemenway, Dr. Christine Jones, Dan Kittredge, Gabe Brown, Dr. James White, Dr. Brian Von Herzen, John Kempf, Gary Zimmer, Michael Phillips, Mark Shepard, many local farmers in CA, and in our area, Dominic Palumbo (Moon in the Pond), Janna Siller (Adamah), Melissa Martin (Dandelion Hill). Jim Schultz (Red Shirt Farm), Rich Giordano (All Hill Farm), Emerson Martin (Woven Stars Farm), and many others.
Past WBCR-LP shows can also be found here
Past California shows (2012-2020) can be found at: http://media.kzyx.org/mp3 (and under the subheading /farm for shows before mid 2017). Our show there was usually the third Monday each month. Here our show runs the entire month until other Farm and Garden Show hosts appear and decide to have their own show (that could be you!)