1. anne
    anne October 10, 2013 at 11:57 pm | | Reply

    Loved it! Anxious to tryagainnext year, to overcome drought then flood and then try again…it is the joy of the first blossom or fruit that brings you back. Yea Alan!

  2. Barbara
    Barbara October 13, 2013 at 10:19 am | | Reply

    A wonderful episode. I wonder if we can get his radio show in Burlington.
    He’s a very special guy, and a lucky one. Thanks for the additional pictures, by the way (Josh).
    How many of us find the very thing we were meant to do? Clearly, Alan had farming in his blood before he went off to the big city to try something else but the something else didn’t feed his soul. Happily he recognized this and returned to the farm that informed his purpose in life.

  3. Kris Gruen
    Kris Gruen October 14, 2013 at 11:24 pm | | Reply

    What a beautiful interview. There’s a trove of wisdom intimated here. Thanks, Erica, for your insightful and gifted work. Thanks, Alan, for sharing what matters to you, with all of us. You should trust we’re all made better by it.


  4. Ruth
    Ruth October 15, 2013 at 7:51 am | | Reply

    Stories. Life is about stories, and the gift of hearing others tell them. Alan LaPage is a farmer, a philosoper, and a story of Vermont, life and us. Thank you Erica for this show. It was fabulous!

  5. Greg Hansen
    Greg Hansen December 12, 2014 at 2:37 pm | | Reply

    Alan is one of my favorite people in the world. I was blessed to work with him for years in the early 90’s and I’m still so grateful for his wisdom… it goes far beyond gardening!

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  7. Anjie Petricola
    Anjie Petricola June 19, 2022 at 12:24 am | | Reply

    I know I’m about 9
    Years late getting to the party on this interview but listening to Alan really blew my mind in a beautiful way. I didn’t want the 40 minutes to end. His passion & wisdom shouted out to me across the seas to the Middle East. Listening to Rumble Strip has made me feel like Vermont is the richest & deepest place in the world!

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