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Hello. This is our newest, weekly series. The host, creator, producer of this show is a veteran podcaster and the Executive Producer and Host of National Public Television series: Growing a Greener World (currently in its 9th year). (www.GrowingAGreenerWorld.com). The site that hosts our podcast show is a companion site to our television show site at GrowingAGreenerWorld.com. Thank you.

Hello. This is our newest, weekly series. The host, creator, producer of this show is a veteran podcaster and the Executive Producer and Host of National Public Television series: Growing a Greener World (currently in its 9th year). (www.GrowingAGreenerWorld.com). The site that hosts our podcast show is a companion site to our television show site at GrowingAGreenerWorld.com. Thank you.

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United States

Description:

Hello. This is our newest, weekly series. The host, creator, producer of this show is a veteran podcaster and the Executive Producer and Host of National Public Television series: Growing a Greener World (currently in its 9th year). (www.GrowingAGreenerWorld.com). The site that hosts our podcast show is a companion site to our television show site at GrowingAGreenerWorld.com. Thank you.

Twitter:

@joegardener

Language:

English

Contact:

678.404.7878


Episodes

145-Fundamentals of Gardening: Confidence Through Key Principles

2/27/2020
It never hurts to go back to the basics from time to time, and that’s what today’s episode is all about - the importance of the fundamentals of gardening. My guest, Daryl Beyers, is author of the just-released book on gardening basics - The New Gardener’s Handbook. Daryl earned a degree in landscape design, and you could say he learned gardening skills bit by bit “in the trenches” - as head gardener at estate gardens.

Duration:00:53:01

144-Understanding Nematodes: Microscopic Worms, Friend or Foe of Your Garden

2/20/2020
As a gardener, you’ve probably learned that it’s the little things that can sometimes have the greatest impact. Well, this episode focuses on some very little things - nematodes. These microscopic creatures are a part of the soil food web. They play a key role in nutrient cycling, but some of them can also devastate your plants. There’s a lot we still don’t know about these creatures, but I asked expert, Dr. William Crowe, to join me to share the facts on what we do know - the good and the...

Duration:00:53:27

143-Gardening Products You Don't Need, and Why

2/13/2020
This week, garden myth-busting expert, Robert Pavlis joined me to talk about gardening products. Robert has a background in chemistry and biochemistry and is an avid gardener as well. He owns and runs a 6-acre botanical garden packed with over 3,000 different species of plants, trees and shrubs. So, he offers some valuable insights when it comes to determining whether or not a product is necessary - or even beneficial - in the garden.

Duration:00:42:22

142-Why Our Plant Choices Matter: Nature's Best Hope, with Doug Tallamy

2/6/2020
I am a huge fan of this week’s guest, Doug Tallamy. He’s the author of the blockbuster book Bringing Nature Home. It introduced many horticulturists and backyard warriors to consequences - or benefits - of our plant choices. So, I was really excited to sit down with Doug to talk about his brand new book, Nature’s Best Hope.

Duration:00:53:54

141-Encore Presentation: Easy Ways to Make More Houseplants, Vegetables and Flowers

1/30/2020
One thing that fascinates just about every plant lover is the process of propagation, and finding easy ways to make more houseplants, vegetables, and flowers from those plants you already have and love. If you’ve ever tried to propagate a plant, did you know your success rate was just as dependent on the type of plant as on your abilities? There is much more to plant propagation than most people are aware. Plant Parenting author, Leslie Halleck shares her wisdom on today's episode.

Duration:00:59:49

140-The Successful Journey of a Market Farmer: Conor Crickmore of Neversink Farm

1/23/2020
If you are a market or small-scale farmer, this episode is for you, but there’s plenty of inspiration for you home gardeners too. This week’s guest is Conor Crickmore. About 12 years ago, Conor exchanged a lucrative career in technology for a successful journey to the life of a market farmer. Here’s the real kicker - neither he nor his wife, Kate, had any real gardening or farming experience at the time.

Duration:00:57:14

139-Houseplant Myths: The Facts Behind Caring for Indoor Plants

1/16/2020
Houseplants have been a hugely popular trend the past few years, with some plant-a-holics spending big money on a single showstopper. Unfortunately, those plants don’t always fare so well after we bring them home. It’s not for lack of effort from the “plant parent.” It’s usually the result of following bad advice - care tips which are actually houseplant myths. So, what’s the real story and the science behind what your plants really need? Houseplant myth expert, Robert Pavlis joined me this...

Duration:00:41:37

138-Why Pruning Matters: Principles, Recommendations and Tips from the Pruner's Bible

1/9/2020
One of my favorite gardening tasks is pruning. In fact, I love it so much that I don’t really consider it a task at all, and it was the focus of my very first joe gardener Show podcast episode. Unfortunately, it’s a subject that tends to confound or intimidate many gardeners. Today’s guest, Steve Bradley, was determined to break the sometimes confusing principles of pruning down to the basics, and his book, The Pruner's Bible, does just that.

Duration:00:57:27

137-Food Freedom Through Foraging: How and Why Rob Greenfield Lived Off the Land for an Entire Year

1/2/2020
Have you ever thought about living exclusively off the land for an entire year? Likely not considering how much of our daily lives revolve around food. For those of us who garden, our passion can also provide food freedom through foraging and harvesting up a healthy bounty for our table. Even so, most of the foods we all eat are heavily-processed, have traveled thousands of miles, and generate a heaping helping of trash. These are the issues which weigh heavily on the mind of today's guest,...

Duration:00:56:31

136-Top Garden Takeaways from 2019: Lessons Learned

12/26/2019
It doesn’t matter how big or how small your growing space is, and it doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or have decades of experience under your belt. Every year brings new lessons, challenges, disappointments, and wins in the garden. With the end of another year just around the corner, I wanted to share with you my top gardening takeaways from 2019.

Duration:00:50:19

135-Backyard Chickens: Benefits and Challenges for Gardeners, with Lisa Steele

12/19/2019
For many gardeners (myself included), the passion for producing our own food and caring for the natural world around us leads us to another hobby - keeping backyard chickens. My guest this week, Lisa Steele, is the go-to authority on that subject. Lisa discusses many aspects of keeping backyard chickens, including the benefits and challenges for gardeners.

Duration:00:46:26

134-Bird Population Decline and What Gardeners Can Do to Help

12/12/2019
Many gardeners have an appreciation for backyard songbirds. It’s a natural fit. As gardeners, we do a lot to invite them into our landscapes with food and shelter. All the more reason it’s concerning to know that many bird species are rapidly falling in their numbers, some at alarming rates. It's time we all learn more about bird population decline and what gardeners can do to help.

Duration:00:56:38

133-Native Plant Design in a Post-Wild World, With Thomas Rainer

12/4/2019
How do you define a beautiful garden or landscape? Is it a perfectly manicured space, free of weeds with coordinated blocks of color? Perhaps it’s more relaxed and informal. In this episode, we focus our discussion around native plant design in a post-wild world with Thomas Rainer, author, teacher, and landscape architect. Thomas describes his vision for a garden that is a hybrid of both cultivated design and the wildness of nature. We talk about how we can create a natural garden design...

Duration:00:59:26

132-Encore Presentation: The Year-round Vegetable Garden with Niki Jabbour (and New TV Episode!)

11/27/2019
In spite of a very short growing season (the first frost of the year shows up about mid-October, and the last is typically mid-May), Niki Jabbour knows every trick in the book and more to get the most out of her year-round garden. From time tested winners including row covers and cold frames, to her newest addition, a large polytunnel/greenhouse located adjacent to large raised bed vegetable garden. This podcast is an encore edition of our original podcast episode 022 and conversation with...

Duration:00:59:41

131-My Top 12 Tools to Make Your Gardening Life Easier

11/21/2019
Over the years I’ve tried my share of gardening tools. Along the way, I’ve spent (and wasted) a lot of money. But it hasn’t been a total loss. Some of those purchases have resulted in the tools I can’t live without, including what I consider my top 12 tools to make your gardening life easier too.

Duration:00:56:17

130-Winter Sowing: A Simple Way To Successfully Start Seeds Outdoors

11/14/2019
I love starting seeds indoors. It’s a great way to get a jump start on the season - to play in the soil even when the temperatures outdoors are sub-freezing. Growing seedlings indoors can be a little tricky though. Plus, those seed trays take up space that not all homeowners are fortunate to have. It was space limitations which led one gardener to get creative and find a different solution. Her approach is the subject of today’s podcast - winter sowing; a simple way to successfully start...

Duration:00:43:48

129-Reshaping How We Think About Water: Why Paying More Might Not Be So Bad

11/6/2019
This week is part two of my conversation with Charles Fishman, author of the compelling book, The Big Thirst. He's a powerhouse of fascinating facts about our planet's water - including some thought-provoking details on our infrastructure and our water spending. Now may be just the time we should be reshaping how we think about water and why paying more might not be so bad. Is the price of water simply so cheap that we take it for granted?

Duration:00:53:29

128-Conserving Water’s Finite Supply in a Very Thirsty World

10/31/2019
Today’s podcast is just a little bit off-topic. Well, not too far off-topic. After all, the subject of today’s discussion is fundamental to our gardens. It’s fundamental to our very existence. Today, we’re talking about water. More specifically, can we, and how are we conserving water’s finite supply in a very thirsty world? How often […] The post 128-Conserving Water’s Finite Supply in a Very Thirsty World appeared first on joe gardener® | Organic Gardening Like a Pro.

Duration:00:59:49

128-Conserving Water’s Finite Supply in a Very Thirsty World

10/30/2019
Today’s podcast is just a little bit off-topic. Well, not too far off-topic. After all, the subject of today’s discussion is fundamental to our gardens. It’s fundamental to our very existence. Today, we’re talking about water. More specifically, can we, and how are we conserving water's finite supply in a very thirsty world? My guest today, Charles Fishman, believes that many of our modern-day water issues are due to our collective lack of thinking about it.

Duration:00:59:49

127-Top Takeaways for Gardeners from 10 Years of Growing a Greener World

10/24/2019
This summer, the crew and I wrapped up filming for the tenth season of our Emmy Award-winning show, Growing a Greener World®. It has been humbling to look back and really let it sink in that we’ve been creating these episodes for an entire decade. Not many shows last so long these days. Along the […] The post 127-Top Takeaways for Gardeners from 10 Years of Growing a Greener World appeared first on joe gardener® | Organic Gardening Like a Pro.

Duration:00:45:44