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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Bren Haas.  Bren is the creator of the very popular hashtag #gardenchat and she also grows year round in her zone 5b garden, in a geodisc biodome.

Bren Fills us in on how and why she started gardening in a biodome, what she grows in there and what non traditional gardening issues she faces.

From there Bren, will tell us all about how and why she started the hashtag #gardenchat , which social media networks it is on and so much more.

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

  • Gardening in Zone 5b
  • What is a Geodisc BioDome
  • Gardening Year Round in a BioDome
  • Pollinators, Insects & Pollination when gardening indoors

 

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About this week's guest, Bren Haas

Living and Growing on 18 acres of land in zone 5b Ohio located in the middle of farmland

since 2003. Surrounding herself with edible gardens, maintaining landscapes  for family and sharing the adventures online is her passion. Growing year-round began in 2008 when she added a  greenhouse to her home garden. In 2015 a new year-round growing adventures was created documented the homemade 20′ Geodesic Bio Dome  in her back meadow.

Bren Haas has a global outreach due to years of connecting online using social media.  Passionate about connecting with others using the latest technology is what lead Bren Haas to building #gardendchat Network.
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Creative Living with Bren Haas was  listed on Garden Celebrity P.Allen Smiths Website as  one of the Top 10 Garden Bloggers.   It was a dream come true to contribute Better Homes and Garden Website featured as one of the Top Everyday Gardeners where they featured some of her favorite recipes. In 2016 Bren Haas was named one of the top 8 Twitter Gardening Accounts by NatureHills.com

 

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About the Author

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 Self Sufficient Me's, Mark Valencia about how your garden will start you down the path to self sufficiency.

What does it mean to be self sufficient? Mark comes on to tell us that self sufficiency is what you might think it is, and that living a self sufficient lifestyle is a lot easier than you think.

Mark will teach us why a small garden is all you need to get started, some of the mistakes he made along the way and the one thing you should absolutely do before you get started.

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

 

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

✅ Self sufficient lifestyle
✅ Your garden is a self sufficient lifestyle
✅ Learning from your mistakes
✅ Do your self sufficient research

 

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Self Sufficient Me
Self Sufficient Me on YouTube
Facebook

 

About this episode's guest, Mark Valencia of Self Sufficient Me

Self Sufficient Me is a blog about self-sustainment by growing our own produce (plant/animal), and self-fulfilment by looking after our health (physical/mental) through exercise and slowing life down a little.

At the same time, we focus on our environmental footprint and how we can improve our “patch of dirt” not only for our own benefit but also to better develop the surroundings for other plants and animals - it's their world too.

Our common sayings...

We try to, "look, and see the Earth through her eyes;" and we say, "You don't have to be self-sufficient in everything just be self-sufficient in something," also, "respect your body and keep it healthy through regular exercise."

The Editor (and owner) of Self Sufficient Me is Mark Valencia. Mark retired from the Australian Army in 2008 after 21 years of service and is married with two children (boys). He has always been passionate about self sufficiency (even as a child) and he is now enjoying the opportunity to communicate this passion through the blog and community forum. You can learn more about Mark through his writing and various other media he produces.

 

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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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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

How did your favorite plants get their names?  What is the story behind those plants you grow at home in your garden?  

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Dr. Allan "A" Armitage about how your favorite plants got their names.

Do you know why people say carrots give you good eye sight? Do you know why the poppy is the plant of the fallen?  Do you know what a tricerta is?

Dr. A is going to tell us and give us his delightful insight into his new book, Of Naked Ladies and Forget Me Nots, that contains these stories and 90 others.

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

  • The forgotten people in American horticulture
  • The story behind why carrots were eaten to improve eye sight
  • What is a story garden
  • What is a pig squeak and how to make the pig squeak
  • Tricertas
  • Dr. A's app
  • PROMO CODE: Mike

 

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Allan's website
Of Naked Ladies and Forget me Nots
Legends in the Garden
It's Not Just About the Hat

 

About this week's guest, Dr. Allan Armitage

Dr. Allan Armitage is well known as a writer, speaker and researcher throughout the world.  Born and raised in Canada, he lived in Quebec and Ontario, then in East Lansing, Michigan and Athens, Georgia.  He has worked with landscape plants and greenhouse crops in the North and South, and travels from coast to coast and all parts in between sharing his passion for plants.  He holds his B.Sc from McGill University in Montreal, otherwise known as The Harvard of the North,  his M.Sc. from University of Guelph and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University.  

His career has taken him all over the world, lecturing throughout United States and Canada, as well as many countries in Europe, South America, New Zealand and Australia. His knowledge has allowed him to write 16 books, countless academic papers and hundreds of articles for professionals and lay people alike. He has been honored for his achievements throughout he country - the respect from his colleagues is most impressive.   He has written a monthly column for the national greenhouse publication, “Greenhouse Grower”,  for over 30 years and has not repeated one yet.

 

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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 author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person. Don`t forget to link up with Mike on Twitter, 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 Gardenerd's Christy Wilhelmi about her new book 400+ Tips for Organic Gardening Success: A Decade of Tricks, Tools, Recipes, and Resources from Gardenerd.com.  

Christy gives us some of her best gardening tips to help with pests and plant damage that are safe and effective.  She'll tell us about how to battle army worms, why introducing beneficial nematodes into your garden is a good thing, and she'll touch on the species of snail that are actually good for your garden.  From there, Christy will also tell us the biggest mistakes gardeners are making and how they can be avoided.

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

  • Gardenerd's Tip of the Week
  • Christy's Book, compiling 10 year's worth of gardening tips
  • Christy's top 3 gardening tips
  • Dealing with Army Worms
  • The benefits of beneficial nematodes
  • The biggest mistakes gardeners make   

 

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About this week's guest, Christy Wilhelmi

Christy Wilhelmi is the driving force behind Gardenerd.com. Her obsession with gardening began in 1996 on the balcony of her Los Angeles, California apartment.

She eventually became a member of Ocean View Farms Organic Community Garden in Mar Vista, California and has served on the Board of Directors since 1998.

She also wrote, co-directed, edited and hosted a weekly lifestyle television show, The Garden of Life: whole life wellness through gardening, fitness and food.

Christy believes that gardening unifies both physical activity and healthy food choices, while providing a grounding spiritual and creative outlet.

She has dedicated herself to the study of organic gardening and its benefits, and delights in sharing this information with anyone who will listen. She is your one-stop-shop for gardening resources and information.

 

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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

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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with garden survey researcher Ian Baldwin about the statistics recently released in the 2018 Nation Garden Survey and how it shows that the millennial generation is growing more food than their older counterparts.

Ian will tell us about the latest trends in gardening, how millennial have embraced all facets of gardening and how their buying habits are transforming the industry.

From there, Ian will tell us how technology is playing a new role in the increase of gardening, who gardens more, men or women.  

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 the gardening research data is important
✅ What is the national gardening survey
✅ What are the focal points of the survey
✅ The surprises of the gardening industry
✅ How millennial are now the number one gardening demographic
✅ Technology is trending  for the gardening industry due to millennial increase

 

Mentioned in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

Ian Baldwin
Garden research Survey

 

About this episode's guest, Ian Baldwin

Ian was born and raised in northern England gaining a love of the outdoors from his parents who were avid gardeners. Working for nurseries and landscapers before and during college, Ian has a BSc (Honours) in Horticulture from the University of London and was magna cum laude in his Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management (now referred to as an MBA) at Medway College, also in England.

Working in the economics department at Manchester University led to several years learning and teaching the business of the land-based business as Professor of Management Studies at Merrist Wood College of Agriculture and Horticulture.

He left the public sector and formed a consultancy aimed at helping the garden industry at all levels, thrive and prosper. His early work for retailers and growers in Britain led to similar projects in France, Belgium and Germany, with six years consulting, training and speaking to groups in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and of, course the US.

Ian, now a US citizen, and his wife Lisa (who holds a BS in Horticulture from Michigan State) have operated a consulting firm together for 25 years from their home and garden in Elk Grove, CA. They have assisted hundreds of independent garden centers, nurseries and home goods retailers in a wide range of topics ranging from developing a profitability model to sales team building, from product marketing feasibility to retail design and merchandising.

Ian has helped start-ups survive those first challenging years and re-tuned older established businesses for an improved bottom line. He has been through family-transition challenges, strategic planning retreats, worked with architects and engineers, designed retail sites from the ground up, developed their budgets, and trained salespeople, managers and buyers.

All this in-the-trenches experience, working with some of the best independent retailers in the business has made him a sought after speaker throughout North America and Europe. Ian’s insights are also valuable to numerous suppliers and marketers trying to penetrate the garden category or improve their position, and he has been on retained by some of the most well-known brand names in the industry.

In 2011 Ian began working with National Gardening Association to analyze and write a report on the data collected in their annual National Gardening Survey. Ian’s writing and speaking on the consumer trends and behavioral changes in this excellent report have become a strong feature of his current work for the garden business.

 

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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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