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On this week’s episode

  • On this week’s episode of You Have a Cool Job, we talk to Michele Hanley, an urban farmer. While her job title may seem like an oxymoron, Michele has built her business, Mile High Urban Farming, on the concept that people who live in urban spaces can in fact grow their own food.
  • Michele has a history of creating huge gardens, which she learned from her grandfather. When the economy crashed and Michele couldn’t work as a professor, she decided to switch directions and carry on her grandfather’s legacy.
  • Through Mile High Urban Farming, Michele is able to work with city dwellers to grow plants and food anywhere, whether it’s an apartment balcony or a small plot of land in someone’s backyard.
  • Michele talks about the importance of knowing where your food comes from, and how quality is lost in commercial grocery stores. She also shares how she is able to form long-lasting connections with people and their children when she works with families, inspiring even picky children to eat their fruits and vegetables.

About the show

You Have a Cool Job is a podcast hosted by Taylor Sienkiewicz from Peterson’s. The show highlights professionals who have a unique, interesting, uncommon, or otherwise cool job.

Our goal is to motivate you and show how interesting, fulfilling, and anything-but-average your career can be, and we’ll do this by talking with people who took a path less traveled. We ask these fascinating individuals how they got to where they are in their career based on their education, experience, and influences;  why they love their job; and lots more.

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Photo courtesy of Mile High Urban Farming.