A Garden Chat with Heidi Lichte. -Join Greg and his long time partner in life as they chat about their move from Phoenix to Asheville, NC and the challenges and fun they have had. Greg had imagines moving to a quieter place for more than a decade when he met Heidi. But Heidi’s yoga students were all in phoenix and she wasn’t leaving. Until that happened! Covid hit and she had to put all of her yoga classes online. Before long, Heidi had a thriving online yoga business and asked Greg ‘Where do you want to live?’ Little did Greg know, it would be all the way across the country!
A Seed Chat with Bill McDorman. Join Bill McDorman and Greg as they discuss the five easiest seeds to Collect and store. They discuss processing methods, including how to wet process tomato seeds. It is easier than you think. Then they share how to store your seeds for long term success and what the seed mantra cool, dark and dry means.
A Garden Chat with Janis Norton. -Did you know that plants and trees need to eat every day, but we are taught to plant them in the dirt you have and feed/fertilize them once or twice a year. THAT is NOT a recipe for success. Join Greg & Janis as they share the pathway they discovered over the past 24 years to make our fruit trees, and other trees and plants for that matter thrive!
A Seed Chat – This is the September 2023 Seed Chat about busting the myths around seed journaling. Join Janis Norton and Farmer Greg as they walk you through all the different ways to journal about your garden. Most importantly why it is so valuable to keep track of the myriad of things that you do in your garden and how that can lead to future successes.
Greg interviews Tom Spellman with Dave Wilson Nursery about Backyard Orchard Culture. We learn more about Tom’s three simple guidelines for your back or front yard orchards: 1. Keep the tree to a manageable size so that it’s easy to harvest. 2. Plant what you love and will use. 3. Grow trees that successively ripen.
A Garden Chat with Teresa Watkins. – Integrated pest management is a concept that looks at all the ways of managing pest pressure and uses the least impactful one first. Greg talks with Teresa Watkins about how to use the least harmful method of pest control to the environment first, which could mean picking off insects off the plants, or even spraying aphids off a plant with water. It means using the best management practices to help prevent pests or diseases before they arrive…
A Seed Chat with Bill McDorman. – This is the August 2023 Seed Chat discussing the impact that climate change is having on our crops. With all the excitement in the world Bill proposes to get all the diversity you can into your yard, into your neighborhood, into your community. That means more different kinds of varieties of the favorite crops that you wanna grow and more different kinds of crops off the scale. The more genetic and crop diversity that we have in our communities the better.
A Garden Chat with Zach Loeks. This month we will chat with our friend and author Zach Loeks about his tips and tricks for getting the most out of your garden. He is willing to share some of what he learned managing his award-winning farm.
This is an excerpt from our July 2023 TREE Chat discussing Heat Stressed Trees. We have our mentor Tom Spellman join our monthly Tree Chat to talk about how the heat is affecting our trees in the southwest and how we can help them survive the brutal extremes of the summer season. Tom brings decades of experience to the table as we chat with our zoom audience.
A Seed Chat with Bill McDorman. – This is the July 2023 Seed Chat discussing Seed classes, seed libraries, seed companies, books and teaching tools. We’ll talk about (and link) our favorite resources whether you are starting a community seed library, launching a seed business or looking for that fabulous book you can cuddle up with to find inspiration and context for your seed saving journey. Come Chat with Us!