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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Lori Athey, Brenna Goggin and Laura Miller of the Delaware Nature Society about how you can improve the quality of water in your own backyard.

Fresh off of their talk at The Philadelphia Flower Show where they taught a class of improving the water quality in your backyard, Lori, Brenna and Laura, come on to share great tips you need to know for water quality in your area.

They will give us a background on The Delaware Nature Society, what they do and why the work they do is so important.

They'll teach us some of the biggest culprits that lead to water contamination and how you may be contributing to this and not even know it.

From there we will learn about what you, as a home gardener can do to help filter your own water through natural means as well as take steps to reduce erosion and the contaminants in your drinking supply.

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 things we gardeners are doing that affect the backyard water quality
◾ Proper lawn maintenance techniques to help improve water quality
◾ What you can plant to help improve the water quality in your own backyard
◾ Trees that are perfect for floodplains that help with water quality and water erosion
◾ Comparing the water quality in your area to the rest of your country

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

Delaware Nature Society
Delaware Nature Society on Facebook
Delaware Nature Society on Twitter
Delaware Nature Society on Instagram
Delaware Nature Society on YouTube
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About this episode's guest, The Delaware Nature Society

Founded in 1964, Delaware Nature Society works to improve the environment through conservation, advocacy, and education. We are state affiliate for the National Wildlife Federation and are renowned for our educational programming and advocacy which provides the tools for communities to take action and protect the environment through land preservation and watershed stewardship.

Delaware Nature Society manages over 2,000 acres of land, including four nature preserves, and operates four educational sites: Ashland Nature Center, Abbott’s Mill Nature Center, DuPont Environmental Education Center and Coverdale Farm Preserve.

LORI ATHEY
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Lori promotes and coordinates the Certified Wildlife Habitat Program in Delaware, is staff coordinator of the Delaware Nature Society's annual Native Plant Sale (one of the largest in the Mid-Atlantic region) and monitors conserved natural areas.

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Brenna has served on various state committees such as the Clean Water and Flood Abatement Task Force and Delaware’s Nutrient Management Commission. As the Director of Advocacy, Brenna is responsible for all of Delaware Nature Society’s grassroots advocacy and government affairs work.

 

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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 the Urban Farmer's Curtis Stone to teach us how we can turn our backyard vegetable garden into a high yield, high producing and profitable business.

Curtis will teach you the 5 techniques that you need to know in order to make money from your backyard vegetable garden and why technique number one is the most important.

From there he will teach us how to get additional land to garden on for nearly free and how you can turn that low cost land into a money making machine with vegetable gardening skills that you already have.

This and so much more on this week's episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show!

 

 

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

  • How to Get Land to Garden On in Your Area
  • Vegetables, Fruits & Herbs to grow to get the best return
  • Curtis' 5 Points you must hit in order to be successful
  • Overcoming gardening mistakes
  • Turning your home vegetable garden into a money producing business

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

Curtis Stone's Top 3 Videos You Must Watch

  1. HOW TO: Turn your lawn into an urban farm
  2. $75,000 on 1/3 acre. Profitable Urban Farm Tour. Green City Acres.
  3. The 5 Most Profitable Crops I've Ever Grown

About this week's guest, Curtis Stone

Curtis Stone is a farmer, author, speaker and consultant. His area of expertise is in quick growing, high value annual vegetables for direct consumer market streams. His book, The Urban Farmer demonstrates organic intensive techniques with a focus on business and systems to streamline labour and production. He offers a new way to think about farming. One where quality of life and profitability coexist.

Curtis’ farm, Green City Acres is located in Kelowna, BC, Canada and was established in 2010. In an eight month growing season, the farm generates over $75,000 per year on only one third of an acre. This is done by specializing in a select group of high value, quick growing crops that allow for multiple plantings in the same beds as well as calculated intercropping strategies. The farm has been recognized internationally, as flag ship example of how profitable and productive urban agriculture can be.

 

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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Lisa Steele of Fresh Eggs Daily on the easy and smart ways on how to teach your kids to hatch chicks.

Lisa comes on The Vegetable Gardening Show today to tells about how easy it is to show your kids how to hatch chicks and how she was able to turn that process into a fun story in her new book "Let's Hatch Chicks!: Explore the Wonderful World of Chickens and Eggs".

She'll tell you what equipment you will need if you don't have a hen and rooster, she'll give you what you need to know before you even get started as well as the lessons your kids will learn from the entire egg hatching process.

From there, Lisa will tell you about the food that your new chicks will need, how they will adjust to any existing hens that you already own and when you can expect your new chicks to start laying eggs.

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 basics of hatching chicks
◾ Equipment needed when hatching chicks without a mother hen
◾ Food for your new chicks
◾ Your new chicks adjusting to the existing flock
◾ The length of time chickens lay eggs

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

Fresh Eggs Daily
◾ On Amazon: Let's Hatch Chicks!: Explore the Wonderful World of Chickens and Eggs
◾ At Target: Let's Hatch Chicks!: Explore the Wonderful World of Chickens and Eggs

 

About this episode guest's, Lisa Steele

With an audience of hundreds of thousands that spans the globe, I am well-recognized as the creative force behind Fresh Eggs Daily®, the most popular destination for natural chicken and duck keeping advice on the internet.

A fifth-generation chicken keeper who has been around chickens most of my life, I have been raising my own backyard flock since 2009 and sharing my farming adventures on my wildly popular blog and Facebook pages, charming readers and drawing them to Fresh Eggs Daily® in record numbers to help them learn how to keep their flocks safe from predators, how to build strong immune systems, and how to keep them healthy and happy without using antibiotics or other commercial medications.

A Maine Master Gardener and aspiring herbalist dedicated to raising my own animals as naturally as possible, I offer practical, down-to-earth and time-tested homeopathic advice for raising chickens using herbs and other holistic preventives and remedies - and show my readers how to have some fun while doing it. In addition to chicken keeping tips, I also share DIY projects for the coop and run using repurposed materials, natural household and personal products, gardening ideas, and recipes using fresh eggs, vegetables and herbs.

I grew up on a small farm across the street from my grandparents chicken farm in central Massachusetts and raised chickens and rabbits growing up. Our family always had a large vegetable garden, which is where my love of working in the soil began. After heading off to college and a short stint on Wall Street (where I grew herbs on the windowsill of my tiny apartment!), I am back on a New England farm once again, doing what I love and proud to be carrying on my family tradition.

 

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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

Did you ever think you can eat the flowers that you are growing in your home garden?  In today's episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show, Mike chats with expert Michael Perry of Mr. Plant Geek about different varieties of flowers, many of which are readily available in your area, that are also edible.

 

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Michael will tell us which varieties to choose and how they can be consumed.  From there he'll tell us all about the wild new plant varieties he is bringing to market and what the gardening guru has going on with his travels from his time on HSN.

This and so much more on this week's episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show!

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

  • Edible Flowers
  • Flower Arrangements
  • Varying colors of flowers and how they work together
  • Fun and exciting new vegetable combinations

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

About this week's guest, Michael Perry

I’m a PLANT GEEK, and always have been. Of course, during my cool teenage years, I tried to hide it. But I soon couldn’t hide it much longer. And now? Well, you just need to check out my website and social media feeds to see that the obsession shows no signs of letting up..

I have more than 18 years experience in the horticultural industry, and seem to have become a recognisable face in the plant world (possibly thanks to my relaxed attitude to selfies with my favourite plants!) In 2015, I was super chuffed to be listed in the Top 20 most influential horticulturists by The Sunday Times. I’m well-travelled too, often taking on 100km treks in interesting places around the world, and you’ll find I certainly know my Begonia from my Bignonia!

You also need to know that I’m possibly a tiny, tiny bit lazy. But, this means I’m one of the best people to come to for gardening shortcuts (hacks). Gardening has a habit of seeming quite overcomplicated, and it doesn’t need to be that way. I feel like i’m here to clear that fog, and help people enjoy easy gardens again! I am by all means a gardening expert, but prefer to simplify things!

Once of my main activities over the last 18 years has been developing new plants and new plant concepts! I have introduced hundreds of plants to UK gardens, ranging from Climbing Pelargoniums to Ground Cover Lilies, the TomTato and Egg and Chips plants, and I was also instrumental in getting the UK to grow it’s own Goji Berries, Hanging Basket Blackberries and much more!

I have a far-reaching network of contacts and possess the unique skill blend of plant knowledge mixed with marketing awareness. I’ve helped Thompson & Morgan win countless awards, most notably Plant of the Year with Digitalis ‘Illumination Pink’ at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2012.

When introducing new plants, I have handled the whole process; from identifying the product, managing the products trials to directing the photography and preparing the marketing. Over the last 2 years, I have also overseen the development of a successful show garden at Jimmy’s Farm in Suffolk.

After a few years helping to direct the Thompson & Morgan catalogue videos, I was encouraged to get in front of the camera. Whilst nervous in the early days, I soon developed and become a successful guest presenter on the QVC shopping channel, both in the UK and across Europe. My product knowledge is very natural, and I basically love talking about plants, so all in all that makes a good presentation!

This is of my career has also developed with various stints on ITV’s The Alan Titchmarsh Show and This Morning, as well as BBC’s Great British Garden Revival and The One Show. I have been lucky to have been asked to lecture in Japan, allowing to share my plant concept ideas with a very willing audience. I’m also a regular on BBC regional radio across the UK, contributing to BBC Suffolk quite often, giving out gardening advice to telephone callers.

The network of garden clubs and societies in the UK also keeps me very busy as I present my popular ‘new, different and unusual plants’ lecture. Clubs from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland have all requested my presence, as well as the RHS at their London shows.

My delivery is refreshing, informative, lively, and dare I say slightly quirky. It’s certainly a style most garden clubs in the UK haven’t seen before, and that’s why I keep getting asked back. my skinny jeans are very busy from October to March each year!

With no initial planning, my social media audience seems to have grown quickly and successfully, thanks to my lighthearted updates and keenness to share my knowledge, hints and tips! Indulge in my Instagram for a riot of colour or follow my Twitter for my quicker opinions on a range of gardening (and non-gardening) subjects. I’m also starting to delve into Pinterest, and new app Gardentags!

There are more than 12,000 people following me on twitter, almost 5,000 on Instagram and almost 4,000 likers have clicked onto my Facebook page. I also help out a few other gardening organisations with their own social media accounts.

 

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About the Host

Mike Podlesny is the author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person as well as the creator of the Seeds of the Month Club where members receive non gmo, heirloom variety seeds every month. You can listen to Mike each week on the Vegetable Gardening Podcast

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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Tom Natan, owner of First Vine, an online retail outlet based out of Washington, DC.  Tom comes on today to teach us about the various aspects of wine and the agriculture behind growing the grapes for the wine.

Tom will share his experience of importing his first wine up through how assists customers pair their favorite wines with the meals they make at home or order in a restaurant.

From there Tom will share with us some of the innovative methods grape growers are using to reach sustainable and organic levels for their grapes.  According to Tom, wine making is in essence an agriculture business, and the growing practices used by the grape industry are being copied from our food producing farmers, so that the grape growers can grow the best grapes to produce the best wines possible.

Tom will teach us what organic, biodynamic and sustainable mean in the world of grape growing and why you should be on the lookout for these words on your wine bottle labels.

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 number of wines that aren't available in the USA from foreign producers
◾ Pairing a good wine with dinner
◾ Wine is an agriculture product
◾ The agriculture issues that winemakers face are the same as the food production growers
◾ Sulfates
◾ How grape growers handle pests and fungal issues on the grape leaves
◾ Biodynamics and sustainable practices in the wine industry
◾ The process of obtaining the sustainable label
◾ The age of wine and how it affects the flavors and tastes

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

First Vine
Valenzano Winery Winefest
Sulfates
Biodynamics
Demeter USA

 

About this episode's guest, Tom Natan

Tom Natan is a chemical engineer and longtime wine aficionado.

Tom has been doing environmental work for over 15 years and has made friends with fellow enviros and wine lovers all over the world.

About 10 years ago he met a woman whose husband grew grapes in Provence and sold them to the village wine cooperative, of which he was part owner.

Eventually Tom got to meet him as well, and he had expanded the business to include wine tastings for English-speaking tourists and also representing small wine producers within France.

Most of the wines he sold, especially his village's wines, weren't available in the U.S. And his village, Vinsobres, was up for designation as a Cru - the highest designation for a village in the region and one that requires stricter limits on production and higher quality control — so he thought he could start a business importing those wines.

It was through this couple that Tom, over the years, was able to develop personal relationships with the wine producers and a deep knowledge of their wines. In addition to this region, Tom's travels have allowed him to forge bonds with wine makers all over the world.

Over the coming months, first vine will be adding the best of these wines to its portfolio.

 

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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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