447: Matt Smith on Urban Farming and Home Values

Building up property value with beautiful food growing spaces. — In This Podcast: Knowing that curb appeal is important, Matt Smith has applied this concept to his backyard to improve the value of his home.  He shares how growing food and appreciating nature has become so important to him, and…

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445: Julia Huber on Gardening with a Plan

Homesteading with a passion and a purpose For years, Julia Hubler couldn’t find a garden planner that had it all. After running her family’s homestead of chickens, goats, and gardens, she put together a comprehensive garden planning guide and journal. Here, she paints a picture of life on her homestead. Listen in to learn why…

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442: Emily Heller on Growing Food for Locals and Small Restaurants

Living the good life while selling from a small farm . In This Podcast: How does one become a farmer when you haven’t gone to school for agriculture? Emily Heller did just that using local education programs and opportunities. Here, she discusses successful selling as a small space producer, parameters for success in gardening, and…

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Grow Buckets

Several years ago, I started my adventure with wicking garden beds. I found the concept powerful and wondered, how can I use this concept in a different way? I consulted the internet and found a few good ideas, but not quite what I wanted. I needed something I thought might stand up to the unrelenting summer heat of Phoenix, Arizona and produce a nice vegetable harvest. I came up with this design of a grow bucket.

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The Six Week Greenhouse

By Guest Blogger: Joel Karsten – For northern gardeners, starting vegetable plants as early as possible is key to a productive and successful food garden, since sometimes it seems we only have about a three-week growing season! That might be a slight exaggeration, but certainly gardening in the north is challenging. One of the key advantages of the Straw Bale Gardening method is…

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Bonus Episode 25: Seed Saving Class February 2019

A chat with a seed expert sharing highlights from the 2019 Seed Summit – There is always a bounty of information available in conversations with Bill McDorman. This is the February 2019 episode of a Seed Saving Class – with Special Guest Belle Starr. Listen and learn about highlights from the epic…