048 – From Plot to Plate

048 – From Plot to Plate

with host Linda Borghi and guest Diana Lenard Pieri

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Listen to how Diana creates yummy eats from what she is growing. She has an amazing cracker recipe with the leftover fiber from juicing!  The key to her healing has been lots of fresh fruits and vegetable and she shares new ways to incorporating them into your life.

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045 – Nothing But Billions in Benefits Part 1 of 6

045 – Nothing But Billions in Benefits Part 1 of 6

with host Linda Borghi and guest Wayne Roberts

Wayne takes us down the garden path of billions of dollars of free public services. So how can you benefit?  If you are a gardener, listen up because this especially applies to YOU!

Wayne Roberts is a Canadian food policy analyst and writer, widely respected for his role as the manager of the [Toronto Food Policy Council], a citizen body of 30 food activists and experts that is widely recognized for its innovative approach to food security, from 2000-2010.  As a leading member of the City of Toronto’s Environmental Task Force, he helped develop a number of official plans for the city that were adopted in 2000-2001. So these plans are working!

He shares the 3 billion dollars of savings today that is available for the public benefit, starting with recycling food waste. Your city could be saving big time! Not to mention preventing serious water pollution, improving soil health which in turn creates nutrient density of food and improving human health & the environment. Wayne can show you how to make this a reality in your city! We need to spread this word!  This is the first of 6 enlightening episodes!

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042 – Seedy Insights

042 – Seedy Insights

with host Linda Borghi

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Welcome to Week 3 of our Grow It Don’t Mow It – 30 Days to Starting a Successful Yard Farm!  This week is all about Seeds.

You’ll find a new post every day in April on our Patreon feed with different information on how to plan and start your food garden this year.  If you’re joining us after April 2018, please make sure to check out our Patreon feed for all our delightful garden-starting content.

Seeds…Linda is in awe of them!  She has been “seeding” the food movement for a very long time. In this podcast episode, she shares some of her life changing history with seeds.  Did you know that 92% of seed varieties have gone away because people stopped growing them? Linda covers a lot of ground in this podcast to help you learn how to choose seeds for your zone, how to map the sun to determine where to place your garden and even how to grow pea shoots in 10 days!

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040 – Garden Planning on a Bridge

040 – Garden Planning on a Bridge

with host Linda Borghi and Farm-A-Yard Co-Founder Marsha Howe

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Welcome to Week 1 of our Grow It Don’t Mow It – 30 Days to Starting a Successful Yard Farm!  This week is all about Garden Planning & Sun.

You’ll find a new post every day in April on our Patreon feed with different information on how to plan and start your food garden this year.  If you’re joining us after April 2018, please make sure to check out our Patreon feed for all our delightful garden-starting content.

Find out how gypsy gardener, Marsha Howe grows!  Marsha is a “treehouse” apartment dweller who grows in many different and unusual places around her town.  Her project on a public walking bridge over a freeway, with no water source except the rain, gives her permaculture skills an opportunity to expand by applying principles that make this project simple and super easy to maintain with minimal cost and time.

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036 – A Stellar Neighborly Application

036 – A Stellar Neighborly Application

with host Linda Borghi and Dushan Batrovic

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We are so glad that someone has simplified a way to get local food from neighborhood gardeners who have extra to sell.  This interview, with the creator of the Seed Voyage App, dives into how he is connecting local veggie growers and eaters through a simple online marketplace that gives everyone convenient access to the best homegrown produce in the community.  This tech, finance guy had begun to grow his own and realized how amazing it tasted and wanted access to varieties not available at the market. Seed Voyage was born! Spread the word! This app makes it really simple!

 

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034 – The Flower Farmer

034 – The Flower Farmer

with host Linda Borghi and guest Lisa Ziegler

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Why do vegetables love flowers?  Lisa is an urban flower farmer and author rooted in a family of entrepreneurs and she shares her discoveries and successes that led her to write a book. So why do vegetables love flowers?  Listen in and find out! You won’t want to miss this one! You’ll also learn about her Virtual Book Study! It’s Free!  She is an awesome resource for gardeners who want to be successful growing without chemicals and the key roll that flowers play in the garden.

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033 – Mix Your Own Potting Soil

033 – Mix Your Own Potting Soil

with host Linda Borghi and guest Evan Folds

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Evan Folds, our favorite “Soil Doctor”, and Linda discuss the considerations when preparing your potting soil as the next step to getting a jump start on your spring garden.

What percentage of ingredients for a good soil mix?  You first have to understand what the plant needs?  Making your own soil is a lot like preparing a recipe for the plant to be able to breathe, eat and drain well.  The recipe is a flexible guideline, and adjustments are needed based on your observation of the plant as it progresses. Good nutrition for the plant depends on soil microbe development and so much more!

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030 – The Wellness Garden

030 – The Wellness Garden

with host Linda Borghi and guest  Shawna Coronado

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The Wellness Garden way to better health. Shawna’s journey to wellness went from a dozen medications to an anti-inflammatory diet that, after just 4 days, reduced her osteoarthritis pain by 40% and her blood pressure went to normal!  This author’s front yard veggie garden message is that you can make your life better too!

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017 – Preparing for the Fall Season on a Biodynamic Farm

017 – Preparing for the Fall Season on a Biodynamic Farm

with host Linda Borghi and guest Stewart Lundy

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What an exciting interview! Stewart and Linda discuss what preparing for fall looks like when using biodynamic methods. The shift in the fall, is about reaping the harvest but also about the importance of opening the earth to breathe. You can learn the techniques, but more importantly, learn why it is SO valuable to build the health of your soil.  Vital practices like these grow plant relationships for producing nutrient dense food.  You can do the same even with a 3×3 plot!  Experience what “life force” in food tastes like when you grow your own veggies! There will be no turning back!  You’re invited to the Perennial Roots Farm Workshop in Virginia, Friday October 20th!  Save the Date, details below.

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014 – For the Love of Gluten-Free Food

014 – For the Love of Gluten-Free Food

with host Linda Borghi and guest Carmela Decker

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Carmela, a farmer’s market buddy of Linda’s, was born and raised in Italy before moving to the United States, and she caters and sells pre-made gluten-free meals, and discusses delicious and healthy food choices for people who have challenges with wheat products.  Make sure you check out her website and facebook feed for some terrific eyecandy treats.

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