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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with professional gardening communicator Peggy Riccio about how to be a successful gardener in the zone 7 area, specifically in the USA capital, Washington, DC.

Peggy has been writing about gardening and horticulture for over 20 years and recently started her website PegPlant.com which contains a wide range of gardening information for the DC/Virginia area including where to find master gardeners, helpful lectures and other gardening experts.

She is going to come on and tell us all about what she writes about, what her own gardening adventures includes, and of course the information you can find on her website.

This and so much more on this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!

 

Here's what we'll cover in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

✅ Peggy's favorite gardening topics
✅ The cherry blossoms in DC
✅ Helpful lectures, access to master gardeners and more
✅ Gardening trends

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

PegPlant.com

 

About this episode's guest, Peggy Riccio

Pegplant is a local gardening website for the Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC metro area. Pegplant offers local gardening news, resources, and information about gardening, gardens, and plants. Pegplant is designed for people new to gardening or new to the area.

In addition to managing Pegplant, I garden in a typical suburban Northern Virginia home and work full-time in a Montgomery County, MD, office. I graduated from Virginia Tech with a horticulture degree and have been involved in horticultural communications for more than 20 years. I have written more than 70 articles for Horticulture, The American Gardener, Chesapeake Home, Early American Life, and Virginia Gardener. I developed and presented a workshop and handout entitled “Newcomer’s Guide to Gardening in the Metropolitan Area.” I also developed a hands-on workshop on plant propagation. I facilitated a garden club at my office for several years. Currently, I am a member of the Garden Writers Association and the Potomac Unit of the Herb Society of America. In addition to my own website, I write articles for the Herb Society of America’s blog and continue to write for magazines on a free-lance basis.

 

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Mike the gardener

About the Host

Mike Podlesny is the host of The Vegetable Gardening Show where he interviews gardening industry experts, and he is the author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person. Don`t forget to link up with Mike on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

 

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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Laura Rutledge, a professional nutritionist and dietician with over 25 years of experience about how consuming a plant based diet can help you improve your health.

Laura is going to teach us the benefits of consuming a plant based diet, and why that does not necessarily mean being a vegetarian or vegan.

She'll fill us in on how teaching patients about plant based diets lead to the creation of the cancer victory garden, and the many benefits beyond growing healthy foods.

This and so much more on this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!

 

Here's what we'll cover in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

✅ Defining plant based nutrition
✅ What is a cancer victory garden
✅ Healthy and unhealthy fats
✅ Eating the colors of the vegetable rainbow
✅ Nutritional needs of those with medical issues

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

Nourishing Plate

 

About this episode's guest, Laura Rutledge

I am Laura Rutledge, a RDN (Registered Dietitian Nutritionist) who loves to eat, think about food and talk about food!

I graduated from Auburn University with a BS in the Coordinated Dietetics Program and completed my master’s degree in exercise physiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I am credentialed as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) and licensed as a dietitian in the state of Alabama. I am also a board certified specialist in oncology nutrition.

I have worked in a variety of settings including patient care units, undergraduate and graduate education. I love to educate people (patients, public, healthcare providers and students) about the role of nutrition in health – how diet can help prevent disease as well as how to help manage diseases with nutrition. Over the years I have given numerous talks to professional and community groups on nutrition and cancer prevention, nutrition during cancer treatment and nutrition for cancer survivors.

Nourishing Plate was created to provide evidence-based information on nutrition and cancer along with tips to combat symptoms associated with cancer treatment and provide tasty, easy recipes appropriate for everyone! I sincerely hope this resource is helpful to you whether you are battling cancer, caring for someone with cancer or simply striving to live a healthy life!

 

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Mike the gardener

About the Host

Mike Podlesny is the host of The Vegetable Gardening Show where he interviews gardening industry experts, and he is the author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person. Don`t forget to link up with Mike on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

 

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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Emma Raven of Misfit Gardening about the challenges in gardening as she moved from one climate to the next.

Emma is going to tell us about her journey from the UK to NJ to now in Utah where the climates of all 3 locations vary greatly.

She'll fill us in on not only the different plant diseases she had to deal with, but the critters and not being able to even grow some of her favorite plants from one location to the next.

This and so much more on this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!

 

Here's what we'll cover in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

✅ The biggest challenges of gardening in a wide range of climates
✅ What crops changed from one climate to the next
✅ New problems that arose with more humidity, higher altitudes and rainier seasons
✅ Quickest ways to adjust to new climates

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

Misfit Gardening
Liquid Fertilizer Download for The Vegetable Gardening Show audience
Misfit Gardening YouTube Channel

 

About this episode's guest, Emma Raven

I serve people who desperately want to homestead, love growing food and are looking to live more sustainably.  I’m passionate to help people craft a sustainable homestead lifestyle and grow or raise their own food.

I help them learn how to grow their own food in their backyard and start a suburban homestead, while sprinkling in a little permaculture, self reliance and home brewing to help them raise their own food right in their very own yard. I show people how to homestead in the suburbs and grow more organic food for less work, even with a crazy work schedule during the week!

I’ve been gardening in multiple climates and soil types for over 15 years. I have a Masters Degree in Chemistry and a Permaculture Design Certificate which means that I LOVE experimenting in my garden along with over 4000 other gardeners and homesteaders who want to grow their own and get a great harvest! I contributed to Mother Earth News Organic Gardening blog and I am kinda obsessed with composting.

 

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Mike the gardener

About the Host

Mike Podlesny is the host of The Vegetable Gardening Show where he interviews gardening industry experts, and he is the author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person. Don`t forget to link up with Mike on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

 

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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Bill McDorman, the executive director of the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance about how you should be saving your seeds to build a local seed library in your area.

For over 40 years, Bill, a once aspiring lawyer to be, switched gears to engage in the adventure of saving seeds that would grow well in his area of the country.  

He traveled all the way to Siberia to source tomato seeds that were forgotten about by the world, hidden behind the Soviet iron curtain, to bring them back to his own seed library.

Today, Bill doesn't need to do much treasure hunting these days to source seeds for the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance as many avid gardeners bring them to him.

Bill is going to tell us why it is so important to save our seeds and detail just how easy it is to do.  He is going to give us some of his seed saving stories, and how, right now, you can start a seed library in your area, for very little cost.

This and so much more on this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!

 

Here's what we'll cover in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

✅ Why should we save seeds
✅ What stops gardeners from saving their own seeds
✅ What are the easiest seeds to save
✅ When should we save the seeds from what we are growing
✅ Is it legal to save seeds
✅ What happens if you save the seeds from store bought produce
✅ Common seed saving misconceptions

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance
Basic Seed Saving: Easy step by step instructions for 18 popular vegetables and 29 wildflowers!

 

About this episode's guest, Bill McDorman

Bill McDorman is a seed saver, writer, and educator based in Cornville, Arizona.

He is co-founder of The Down Home Project, Garden City Seeds, Seeds Trust, High Altitude Gardens, the Sawtooth Botanical Gardens, Seed School and the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance.

He is author of the book Basic Seed Saving. Bill is the former executive director of Native Seeds/SEARCH.

 

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Mike the gardener

About the Host

Mike Podlesny is the host of The Vegetable Gardening Show where he interviews gardening industry experts, and he is the author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person. Don`t forget to link up with Mike on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show Mike chats with James Ross, the host of the weekly gardening radio show out of Kentucky called, Garden with James, about the rise and importance of community gardens.

An 11 year veteran of the Army, James retired from that life to start a new one that surrounds starting community gardens, building friendships and growing food for those in need.  Community gardening allows James to accomplish all 3.

James is going to fill us in on how to start a community garden and how you can find out if you already have a community garden in your area.  He'll tell us what we should be growing, some of the challenges you will face along the way, and some simple tips to make sure your community garden is a success.

This and so much more on this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!

 

Here's what we'll cover in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

  • Community gardens benefits
  • Successful community gardens
  • How do community gardens work
  • Community gardens near me
  • How to plan a community garden
  • Facts about community gardens

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

 

About this episode's guest, James Ross

James is the co founder of the Quesada Gardens Initiative, QGI, a private, non-profit organization focusing on better health and quality of life.

James is also the host of the weekly gardening show, Garden with James, that can be listened to anywhere in the world by streaming it online at http://www.hometownlive.net/

 

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Mike the gardener

About the Host

Mike Podlesny is the host of The Vegetable Gardening Show where he interviews gardening industry experts, and he is the author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person. Don`t forget to link up with Mike on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

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