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Listen To This: Our Six Favorite Gardening Podcasts

By June 26, 2018August 13th, 2018What You Grow Matters

Do you ever feel like there is so much to learn, but so little time? I love learning as much as I can about my favorite topic – organic gardening – and all the related sub-topics, but you know as well as I do that sometimes it’s impossible to find the time to read a book much less a simple magazine article. And online research can be tricky. If you’re not careful you may research a topic and 4 hours later find yourself dazed and confused in the world of YouTube on another topic altogether!

That’s why I love Podcasts. Podcasts are audio shows based on specific topics that are formatted in episodes. (Check out this site for handy information on podcasts, if you want to learn more:

I can tune in to my favorite Podcasts while cooking, doing chores, running errands or while exercising, and learn interesting information in an entertaining format! There are several ways to access podcasts including directly online and on streaming sites. I use iTunes.

Check out a list of my favorite gardening podcasts below!

  • The joe gardener show:
    This is an entertaining and informative podcast featuring a wealth of information in a down-to-earth format. The focus of joe gardener is to ‘take the guesswork out of gardening’. Whether you’re a novice or expert, this podcast is sure to answer some of your burning questions and teach you a few new tricks!
  • Encyclopedia Botanica:
    This is a fantastic podcast by Seattle Urban Farm Company (SUFCo), whose philosophy is: ‘we thrive on pioneering new ideas and empowering city dwellers to reap the rewards of local food
    production. We believe that sustainable urban agriculture can promote healthy diets, environmental stewardship, stronger communities and improved quality of life…’ Their latest podcast is all about my favorite summer herb: Basil!
  • Triangle Gardener:
    Based in Raleigh, NC, Triangle Gardener is a fantastic magazine with an accompanying podcast that includes stories on plants, garden design, pests, garden books, garden travel, and much more.  Featuring a variety of topics and a great cast of characters, this podcast is sure to become a favorite of yours!
  • The Beginners Garden with Jill McSheehy:
    As her site notes – ‘this is the podcast with easy-to-understand resources, tips, and information to
    help beginning gardeners get the most out of their gardening adventure — big or small’. Jill shares
    wonderful tips for first time gardeners and her optimistic spirit is contagious!
  • On the Ledge:
    I couldn’t resist adding my favorite podcast about houseplants – soon to be featured on the shelves at Himmel’s! Check out ‘EPISODE 57: QUICK WINS FOR INDOOR GARDENERS’ for some fun indoor gardening projects!
  • Hothouse:
    This trendy new podcast is all about ‘design, ecology, and the way we garden now’. Hosted by Leah Churner, a landscape designer in Austin, Texas, Hothouse is ‘a meeting of the minds for plant people and the horticulture-curious’. I enjoyed the ‘Healing Spaces’ episode featuring Jenny Peterson discussing Garden Therapy and her new book – The Cancer Survivor’s Garden Companion.
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