Patricia DeMarco Ph.D.

"Live in harmony with nature."


Pathways to a New EconomyPodcast

Pathways to a New Economy is a monthly feature on the Battle of Homestead Foundation podcast “Essential Work- Exploring the Past Present and Future of Jobs” This audio podcast will address labor, environment and health considerations as I explore Re-Imagining America with guests who are building Pathways to a New Economy that works for ALL of us.

Episode #11. Farming for the Future_Community and Urban Gardens. In this episode, hear from Rayden Serock, Director of Community Projects for Grow Pittsburgh.

Rayden supports the Community Projects team in starting new community gardens, supporting established gardens, and protecting gardens in our region in the long-term. Urban farming helps to address food deserts and builds community around the essential need for healthy food.

Reclaiming abandoned land and making food a center for shared effort marks an exciting initiative in Grow Pittsburgh.

Don’t miss the discussion about Cesar Chavez and the power of music and songs to lift up the farmworkers justice movement with “Los Penguinos del Norte.”

Learn more about Rayden HERE

Episode #10- Interview with Tom Croft, Managing Director of Heartland Capital Strategies ( and Executive Director of the Steel Valley Authority ( 

A discussion of the Marshall Plan for Middle America Roadmap along with responsible investing and its impact on economies and communities.  They also delve into layoff aversion, innovative economic policy, and investment in sustainable energy, and what it all means for jobs in the Appalachian region and beyond.

Episode #1 – Interview with Amanda Woodrum, Chief Policy Analyst from Policy Matters Ohio

A discussion about the Re-Imagine Appalachia Blueprint – a New Deal that Works for US! (See the Reimagine Appalachia and the White Papers describing detailed action plans here )