588: Jessica Walliser on Science-based Companion Planting

Using tested methods to plan garden planting. Discovering the science-based facts behind companion planting, Jessica Walliser captivates us with her expert knowledge on the unique benefits that arise when pairing plants together. Jessica explains how companion planting can be used as a strategy to…

586: Niki Jabbour on Growing Under Cover

Protecting gardens from cold weather and pests and extending growing seasons. – An intriguing conversation on how to garden year-round in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Niki Jabbour illustrates her growing techniques that she claims to be a ‘game-changer’ in her garden. Niki describes the different types of…

584: Where, When, & How to Start Saving Seeds

A chat with an expert on Seeds. – At least ten times a year we have a live Seed Saving Class with Bill McDorman. This is the February 2021 class discussing systems for local seed viability, reclaiming ancient grains and heirloom seeds, and so much more…

581: Seed Saving Class December 2020

A chat with an expert on Seeds. This is the December 2020 episode of a live Seed Saving Class discussing the highlights of seed saving topics from the year, from proper seed storage to…

578: Zack Greene on Running a Quail Farm

Raising Coturnix Quail and distributing their eggs Self-sufficiency is steadily trending to be the new lifestyle where people are reverting back to homesteading practices of the past. However, Zack Greene followed a slightly different path of self-sufficiency that turned out to be…

577: Quita Jackson on Off-Grid Container Homes

Building small homes using thrifty resources. Our ancestors were the pioneers of the past that lived off the land and as society advanced, so did our way of life. Currently, we are living life unsustainably and creating waste along the way. However, Quita Jackson had a vision to revert back to living like the mothers before her and…

576: Casey Cox on the Story of our Farm

Being a young farmer with a long family history of farming There are many people that grow up on a farm that choose to leave to find their calling in the city. However, Casey Cox left her family farm to find her calling only to realize that her destiny was…

570: Matt Arthur on Bokashi Composting

Composting food anaerobically – Composting provides many benefits to the garden, yet, people hesitate to compost for various reasons, mainly the aggresive odors that come with the process. However, Matt Arthur is utilizing a composting system on his farm not common to…

569: Angeline Young about Starting from Scratch

Creating a garden with little money, space, or experience. Many people believe gardening requires money, experience, and a yard with ample space. However, Angeline Young has been an urban apartment dweller most her life and recently, she put herself to the challenge while adding…