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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

Mike chats with Heidi Rader, the creator of a cool new vegetable gardening app, Grow & Tell.  Heidi tells us how and why she came up with the idea, and how the Grow & Tell app has us all become citizen scientists by allowing Grow & Tell app users to record every piece of information of what they are growing so we can all share in the vegetable gardening data collected.

From there Heidi, the expert gardener at the Fairbanks, AK extension office, gives us a peek into what it is like vegetable gardening in Alaska's various climates, why vegetable gardening is so important to the interior of Alaska, and so much more.

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

  • Grow & Tell App
  • Varying climates in Alaska compared to the USA
  • The fruits & veggies that grow well in Alaska
  • The helpful resources of extension offices in your area
  • How the day length affects your garden
  • You as a citizen scientist

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About this week's guest, Heidi Rader

Heidi Rader is the Tribes Extension Agent at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in Interior Alaska. She is a life-long Alaskan. As part of a Master’s Degree, she studied high tunnel vegetable production. In addition to teaching hands-on workshops in roughly 30 remote villages in Interior Alaska, she also teaches Online courses with a statewide reach. Heidi uses lots of ways to get research-based information out to the public: social media, websites, a blog, Extension publications, You Tube, and news columns. She recently released an app called Grow & Tell designed to facilitate the collection and sharing of growing information for vegetable varieties across the U.S.

 

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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

Growing a Greener World's award winning host, Joe Lamp'l, joins Mike on the Vegetable Gardening Show this week to give us a behind the scenes look at season 8 and season 9.

Joe tells us all about the fun they have been having, gardening with Growing a Greener World, including their first ever multi part series of one particular gardening expert, and why it was so much fun.

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Joe also gives us some insight into the show's new writer, how they lay a show out and what Growing a Greener World fans can expect in the upcoming season.

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

  • Behind the scenes info of GGWTV
  • GGWTV's new writer
  • The 3 part series in season 8 that is changing the format for season 9
  • What to expect in season 9 of GGWTV
  • Joe's beekeeping ups & downs

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

About this week's guest, Joe Lamp'l

 

Joe Lamp’l’s (aka joe gardener®) infatuation with gardening and nature began as a child. After a run-in with his parents’ favorite shrub, he panicked and jammed the broken branch into the ground. A few weeks later, it had taken root. Joe was not only relieved; he was also hooked on horticulture.

As one of the country’s most recognized and trusted personalities in gardening and green-living, that passion for living a greener life is evident to a nationwide audience who watches Joe in his current role as Creator, Executive Producer and Host of the multi-award-winning PBS series, Growing a Greener World® and previously as host of Fresh from the Garden on DIY Network and more. Joe also shares his know-how on NBC’s TODAY SHOW, ABC’s Good Morning America, The Weather Channel and through his popular books, podcast series, nationally syndicated newspaper column and more.

Past awards include: The American Horticultural Society selected Joe as the recipient of the Society’s B.Y. Morrison Communication Award, which recognizes effective and inspirational communication—through print, radio, television, and online media. Multi-award winner for Best On-Air Talent for Television by the Garden Writers Association, and The Taste Awards for, Breakout Storyteller of the Year, and Best Environmental Television, Series, Film or Video and Best Branded Television Series in 2016.

Joe is also the founder and “Joe” behind joegardener.com – a new gardening-intensive website launching in spring-2017. Promising to be one of the most comprehensive sites on the web for all-things gardening, its focus will be on how-to videos, podcasts and blog posts around the most popular topics gardeners want to know.

Overseeing these endeavors and more is Agrivana® Media, LLC, a company devoted to creating quality broadcast and online content to inspire and promote environmental stewardship around the world. Joe is deeply committed to “growing a greener world” through his television series, websites, podcasts, books including, The Green Gardener’s Guide, nationally syndicated newspaper column and more. When not talking or writing about gardening and living green, Joe can likely be found in and around his organic garden and spending time with his family on their Atlanta, GA farm.

 

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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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Square foot gardening makes growing a lot of food in a small amount of space very easy.  School teacher turned entrepreneur inventor, Jennifer Pratt, took that concept and created a square foot gardening tool called the seeding square, and made square foot gardening even easier.

Watch this clip taken from the full Vegetable Gardening show, episode (https://youtu.be/994ertHKjmE) where Jennifer tells us what her AHA moment was when creating the seeding square for square foot gardening.

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Mike the gardener

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 where he interviews gardening industry experts.

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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode, Mike chats with entrepreneur and inventor, Jennifer Pratt, about her invention that makes square foot gardening easier.  If you want to learn how to make square foot gardening easier then this is the episode for you.

Jennifer, a school teacher turned successful inventor, armed with the idea to make square foot gardening easier, turned a simple design in her head, into a Mel Bartholomew approved square foot gardening tool.

Jennifer tells us how a combination of working with children that had little knowledge of gardening along with her own gardening struggles lead to the Seeding Square, the initial design and how that can-do entrepreneurial spirit keeps her going.

Endorsed by the Square Foot Gardening Foundation, Jennifer's square foot gardening invention, the Seeding Square, is used in square foot gardens all across the globe. She tell us how she did it, how it evolved and so much more!

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

  • Jennifer's journey from teacher to inventor
  • The disconnect in children when it comes to gardening and food
  • The biggest obstacles Jennifer had to overcome in order to bring the Seeding Square to market
  • Learning what square foot gardening is and why it is a helpful gardening method

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About this week's guest, Jennifer Pratt

New to gardening, and without a tool to help simplify the planting process, Jen and her husband invented something that teaches kids (and parents) how to easily plant a vegetable garden. Before donning her inventor's cap, Jen was a school teacher and with that experience she noticed there was a disconnect in kids  regarding a basic understanding of where food comes from. She's working to help simplify vegetable gardening for all ages and experience levels, while also bringing fresh veggies to dinner tables across North America.

Jennifer's company is based out of Surrey, BC CANADA. Her goal was to make the process of planting a garden simple. She wanted to offer a tool that made gardening accessible to new gardeners, seasoned gardeners, seniors and kids. In the process she found that optimizing space so efficiently gets users up to 2 - 5 times the harvest, and because the space is so efficiently used, there is almost no room for weeds!

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Mike the gardener

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 where he interviews gardening industry experts.

 

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In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show, Mike chats with gardening expert Brie Arthur about her new best selling book, The Foodscape Revolution.

Brie teaches us various techniques of vegetable, fruit and herb combinations to maximize the space on your property, and how doing so will help with insect and pest control.

From there, Brie gives us some examples of ornamental and edible combinations that are perfect in you live in a neighborhood with tough HOA rules.

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

  • What is the Foodscape Revolution
  • Plant combinations to maximize space
  • Plant locations to battle with pests and disease
  • Growing your indeterminate veggies with ornamentals for support

Mentioned in this episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

About this week's guest, Brie Arthur

Originally from southeastern Michigan, Brie Arthur studied Landscape Design and Horticulture at Purdue University.  She was a professional plant propagator at Plant Delights Nursery and Camellia Forest Nursery before transitioning her focus to Green Industry communications through writing, public speaking, film production and consulting.

As a professional garden industry communicator Brie is leading the national suburban Foodscape movement; a model of community development that incorporates sustainable, local food production.   She writes for Meister and GIE Media about green industry trends and strategies to expand market demographics.  She speaks internationally on a variety of horticulture topics ranging from foodscape design to technical propagation methods and marketing.  As a correspondent on the PBS television show Growing A Greener World, Brie shares practical advice from her one acre suburban foodscape encouraging everyone to embrace the hobby and lifestyle of home gardening.  2017 brings new ventures, including her first book, The Foodscape Revolution published by St Lynn’s Press.

Brie serves as GWA (Garden Writers of America) National Director of Region IV representing garden communicators across the southeast US.  As founder of Emergent: A Group For Growing Professionals, Brie encourages an open dialogue and networking opportunities between seasoned professionals and rising green industry members. She sits on the Executive Committee for the International Plant Propagators Southern Region and is Marketing Chair for the IPPS International Board.

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Seeds of the Month Club
 
Mike the gardener

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 where he interviews gardening industry experts.

 

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