PODCAST: Promoting Food Literacy Through On-Campus Agriculture, Part B

PODCAST: Promoting Food Literacy Through On-Campus Agriculture, Part B

About the Episode

The second of two episodes discussing food literacy in the context of community gardening, ecology projects and…BEES? Featuring a fantastic discussion about bees on a college campus, the intersection between ecology and food literacy, the role higher-ed has to play in supporting environmentally-friendly projects, and how taking one small step at a time gets you one step closer to your goals. Featuring St. Kate’s Biology Lab Manager, Chris Palahniuk, and St. Kate’s biology senior and bee enthusiast, Marie Olson. 

Behind the scenes

Feed That Nation: The Podcast is available on the following platforms: AnchorApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyYouTubeBreakerPocket CastsRadio PublicCastboxOvercast, and Stitcher.

To wrap up my honors project, Episode 4B was the final episode I produced. I knew right from the beginning of the project that I wanted to talk about BEES! Chris has been one of my faculty mentors for the last couple of years as I’ve worked on the St. Kate’s Community Garden. His interests are more in bees than in gardening, but as we talk about in the podcast, it’s all interconnected!

I also love Marie’s thoughtfulness and her enthusiasm! One of the best parts of working on Feed That Nation has been getting to have amazing conversations with people about topics that they are SO excited to talk about.

This episode presented a unique challenge for me as an amateur audio engineer: recording with 3 people on 2 microphones. The audio quality for this episode isn’t exactly what I was hoping, but I learned a lot about sound balancing and using the microphones effectively through this episode.

I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did! Next Monday, I’ll be publishing a behind-the-scenes episode talking all about how I decided to do a podcast series for my senior honors project and what I learned along the way!


Minnesota-based grad student, future RD, educator, content creator, and mac and cheese expert! Natalie is currently a Masters of Public Health student and dietetic intern at the University of Minnesota, and is on-track to becoming a registered dietitian-nutritionist. She earned her bachelor's degree in Dietetics in 2019 from St. Catherine University.