563: Seed Saving Class September 2020

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 September 2020 seed saving class discussing the importance of seed diversity, the value of…

559: Seed Saving Class August 2020

A chat with an expert on Seeds. – This is the August 2020 episode of a live Seed Saving Class discussing various seed exchange resources, finding heirloom seeds, supporting organizations, and so much more on how to connect people to local seed sources.

How to Host a Mini Seed Up

Sharing seeds with your friends and neighbors. Imagine walking into a room filled with over 100 varieties of seeds ready to literally be scooped up and taken home for planting or saving. This is exactly what the Great American Seed Up is all about. Although we can’t get together in big groups in person this year, sharing seeds is still possible. We’ve reorganized to create our Seed Up in a Box so that you can host your own Mini Seed Up with social distancing in mind.

Ten Tips for a Thriving Pollinator Victory Garden

Make a big difference in your garden. The passion and urgency that inspired the Victory Gardens of World Wars I and II are needed today to meet another threat to our food supply and our environment—the steep decline of pollinators. Want to help pollinators and create a beautiful garden? Here are ten tips from…

557: Kim Eierman on Pollinator Victory Gardens

Calling bees, butterflies, and more to your landscape There is a lot of focus on the importance of pollinators, yet there is still a concerning decline in populations. Kim Eierman, author of The Pollinator Victory Garden, specializes in environmental horticulture, and is encouraging gardeners to…

555: Mykl Nelson on Healthy Urban Soil

Can there be too much organic matter in your garden? Growing a healthy garden requires a good balance of healthy soil. Mykl Nelson had studied agriculture for several years and conducted soil analyses of multiple organic farms. What he discovered was a shocking truth about soil health. Listen in to learn about what is over-enrichment, acknowledging diverse soil conditions, and Mykl’s unbelievable solution that turns food waste back into high quality protein.

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554: Greg Peterson and Janis Norton on The Fruit Tree Program

An invitation to an online fruit tree education event. It is that time of year for the upcoming annual Urban Farm Fruit Tree Education launch. Greg Peterson and Janis Norton discuss the highlights of the Urban Farm’s 2020 Fruit Tree Program and share an invitation to the first virtual kick-off event. Listen in to learn about when and where to find the the live online event, special bundle deals, and some quick tips on the selecting the best fruit trees for your backyard.

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553: Jason Johns on Berries and Brassicas

Jamming in the garden with healthy, tasty, fruits and vegetables. In This Podcast: Berries and brassicas come from two different plant families, and like all plants, they have some challenging environmental requirements, but Jason Johns has experimented in the garden and written books that share his secrets on how…