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Backyard Industry

Food and neighborhood DIY (do-it-yourself) projects go hand in hand for Lisa Bralts, who lives in an east Urbana neighborhood with her family and is surrounded by great food, great neighbors, and several gardens, including her own. She's amazed at the possibilities and practices that exist just underneath the surface in Central Illinois - you just have to poke around a little, which she does with great pleasure. 

BYI ceased production in 2016, but all 93 radio segments (and four video segments) are archived on this page, and new content is posted occasionally on Substack and Instagram.

A woman stands outside with several chickens as she's having her photo taken.
Lisa Bralts

Henthusiastically Yours

Urban chickens have to live somewhere, right? In this episode of Backyard Industry, Lisa Bralts takes a bike tour to see some of the coolest coops in the neighborhood.