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An audio journey through the wonderful wild world of plants. Episodes cover modern and ancient ways wild plants have been used in human culture as food, medicine and utilitarian uses.
 
Learning From and Working With Nature- Interviews, news, and commentary about ecology, permaculture, organic gardening, sustainability, green living, and ethnobotany. Since 2004, Sustainable World has interviewed experts from around the globe; experts who learn from and work with nature. Tune in to discover positive solutions to environmental challenges; solutions that adhere to the Permaculture Ethics of Earth Care, People Care, and Fair Share. Visit us at www.sustainableworldradio.com
 
Learning From and Working With Nature- Interviews, news, and commentary about ecology, permaculture, organic gardening, sustainability, green living, and ethnobotany. Since 2004, Sustainable World has interviewed experts from around the globe; experts who learn from and work with nature. Tune in to discover positive solutions to environmental challenges; solutions that adhere to the Permaculture Ethics of Earth Care, People Care, and Fair Share. Visit us at www.sustainableworldradio.com
 
An audio journey through the wonderful wild world of plants. Episodes cover modern and ancient ways wild plants have been used in human culture as food, medicine and utilitarian uses.
 
Welcome to Sister Sage Herbs Podcast. We will be discussing all things plant medicine with a focus on ethnobotany. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jayne-simmons/support
 
Learn about the botanical world one plant at a time. The Plant Report is a new educational podcast from Sustainable World Radio about plants, herbal medicine, heirloom seeds, ethnobotany and the human/plant relationship. Learn from experts and the plants. Thanks for listening to The Plant Report....Because Every Plant Has A Story.
 
Musings with people in the world of gardening, botany, horticulture and nature. Marlene takes her years of gardening experience, success and failures and turns it into an unpretentious, humorous listen. From organic vegetable gardening, houseplants, bee keeping, flowers, and everything in between -- this podcast covers it.
 
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Everyday Herbals is your one stop shop for everything herbal! Whether you're a practicing herbalist, beginning herbalist or just fascinated by plants this show has something for you. Join me as I interview the most knowledgable and inspiring herbalists and natural doctors around to learn their secrets for health. Topics include herbal medicine, botany, phytochemistry, homeopathy, ethnobotany, and nutrition.
 
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Hi Folks, In this short podcast we want to share a little dream come true for us! Hope you enjoy our podcast and be sure to visit us at any of the PCC Markets or Pike Place Market every day of the year. Or online of course... Sistersageherbs.com Cheers, Marc & Jayne --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jayne-simmons/support…
 
Episode 151: What if we could heal broken ecosystems, toxic landscapes, and poisoned water? My guest today is Dr. John Todd, ecological designer and author of the new book, Healing Earth- An Ecologist's Journey of Innovation and Environmental Stewardship. John Todd boldly travels to places that others try to avoid: toxic waste sites, oil spills ...…
 
Episode 151: What if we could heal broken ecosystems, toxic landscapes, and poisoned water? My guest today is Dr. John Todd, ecological designer and author of the new book, Healing Earth- An Ecologist's Journey of Innovation and Environmental Stewardship. John Todd boldly travels to places that others try to avoid: toxic waste sites, oil spills ...…
 
Terrariums are a great way to grow a landscape on a miniature scale. I sit down with expert terrarium builders Kyle Shankle and Eric Cendejas to discuss building a terrarium from container up. Learn what soil is best, water-proofing techniques, drainage, how to build features, which lighting system to choose and of course all the plants that wi ...…
 
Marlene answers a variety of listener submitted questions this week. The focus is on flowers this week, with a smattering of vegetables thrown in. Black tulip magnolia – not blooming, unhealthy looking Mums – growing tall, but not flowering Bougainvillea – growing out of control, how to train Christmas cactus – half growing well, half not Butte ...…
 
Acorns are a massive, under-utilised and forgotten food source. Join Robin Harford (your host) and Marcie Mayer (Europe's foremost acorn food producer), as they explore the edible uses of acorns as a food and in cooking. How to properly process acorns to remove tannins. Long term food storage. Acorns nutritional content, as well as establishing ...…
 
Acorns are a massive, under-utilised and forgotten food source. Join Robin Harford (your host) and Marcie Mayer (Europe's foremost acorn food producer), as they explore the edible uses of acorns as a food and in cooking. How to properly process acorns to remove tannins. Long term food storage. Acorns nutritional content, as well as establishing ...…
 
Marlene sits down with Nathan Gonzales, instructional assistant of biology at American River College and talks about his favorite plants to use medicinally and while on the trail. Learn what California native can be used as an antimicrobial band-aid in a pinch, what plants make the best fire starting material and what uncommon plant can be snac ...…
 
Mighty, majestic… these are words often used to describe Oaks. For Emily Griswold, Oaks are so much more.. they are her passion. She has turned this passion into collecting and disseminating different Oak species to various collections across the world, as well as curating the 300-species-strong Shields Oak Grove on the UC Davis campus. I sit d ...…
 
Masanobu Fukuoka's one-straw revolution inspired Krishna McKenzie to start his own organic farm in Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India. In this interview he talks about the importance of nutritional cultural identity, wild food volunteer plants, soil fertility, and collective wellbeing.By Robin Harford.
 
Masanobu Fukuoka's one-straw revolution inspired Krishna McKenzie to start his own organic farm in Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India. In this interview he talks about the importance of nutritional cultural identity, wild food volunteer plants, soil fertility, and collective wellbeing.By Robin Harford.
 
Hi Folks, In this episode we are discussing products that we make and how to use them! Cheers.... --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jayne-simmons/support
 
Marlene answers a variety of listener submitted questions this week. It’s a grab bag of topics this time, including: Hibiscus leaves dropping – causation? Orchids – root location Watermelons with a black spot on bottom – fungus or? Passion Fruit viability – Central Valley CA Dwarf lemon not producing Watermelons – white inside….why? Roses – tin ...…
 
How did two engineers become chocolate makers? As we discuss the process of making chocolate with Karla McNeil and Eddie Houston, owners of Cru Chocolate, it becomes clear that chocolate making is not only an art but part chemistry and engineering. This episode covers the history of cacao, its importance in many South American cultures and the ...…
 
Episode 150: Join us for a mind and heart expanding conversation with Dr. Monica Gagliano about her research in plant cognition and her direct experiences with the botanical world. A pioneer in the field of Plant BioAcoustics, Monica's peer-reviewed work has furthered the concept of plant sentience. Monica's experiences with plants have altered ...…
 
Episode 150: Join us for a mind and heart expanding conversation with Dr. Monica Gagliano about her research in plant cognition and her direct experiences with the botanical world. A pioneer in the field of Plant BioAcoustics, Monica's peer-reviewed work has furthered the concept of plant sentience. Monica's experiences with plants have altered ...…
 
Hi Folks! More specifically we just finished a short backpacking trip to the east fork of the Quinault River also referred to as Enchanted Valley. It does not disappoint! The temperate rainforests of Olympic National Park are one of the most bio diverse places in the world. My favorite are the Giant Douglas Fir trees 500 years old and more. Thi ...…
 
Growing a cover crop is a great way to incorporate nitrogen into the soil, but what exactly does this mean? What are the best plants for it and what are the steps to getting the most out of the cover crop. I sit down with Dr. Matt Amicucci, owner of Calyxo Biosystems, and discuss nitrogen fixation. We then veer into his involvement in the resea ...…
 
Bees, butterflies, beetles, oh my. These are just some of the important pollinators needed to achieve great fruit and vegetable set in your garden. Find out which plants are best at attracting pollinators, as well as tips and tricks on hand pollinating when pollinators go MIA. Learn why your strawberries and squash are malformed, as well as how ...…
 
How to create your own local wild tea ceremonies and celebrations for community building and wild wellbeing.
 
How to create your own local wild tea ceremonies and celebrations for community building and wild wellbeing.
 
An episode dedicated to answering questions submitted by listeners. Topics this week include: Peppers – poor growth and production Tomatoes and squash – what are the best fertilizers/amendments Leaf curling on tomatoes Epsom salt – good for plants (specifically tomatoes)? Technique for disinfecting gardening shears Marigolds as companion plants ...…
 
Marlene sits down with “Farmer Fred” Hoffman, renown long time Garden Show radio host, writer and lifetime Master Gardener. Having decades of both practical experience and countless hours with farmers/garden professionals, Fred is an incredible fountain of knowledge, tips, troubleshooting – and a amazing storyteller in the best sense. Subjects ...…
 
In this episode Marlene delves into making softwood cuttings in order to propagate clones of parent plants. Taking cuttings is a fast and reliable method of obtaining numerous plants from a small amount of source material. Marlene covers: Auxin -- primary hormone for root production Step by step process of how to successfully take a cutting Com ...…
 
Episode 30: If you've ever wandered into a patch of Nettle, you probably remember its ferocious sting! But, did you know that Nettle is a nutritional powerhouse and herbal medicine rock star? Renowned for its tiny hairs and formic acid bite, Nettle is a plant with many medicinal benefits. Nettle contains protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, ...…
 
Howdy Folks! We just got our shipment of seeds from Strictly Medicinal Seeds in Oregon, and we are just delighted! So we thought we'd share what we are growing on both our garden and farm. Enjoy! -Marc & Jayne from Sister Sage Herbs PS: Plant seeds, smile, have fun, repeat --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jayne-simmons/support…
 
Marlene answers a variety of listener submitted questions this week. It’s a grab bag of topics this time, including: How to treat a sparse looking Daphne How to stop insects from eating sweet basil and tomatoes Browning Camellias Yellowing leaves on a tomato plant Is putting ice cubes on soil an effective method of watering Pruning of Weeping C ...…
 
Tina Reikes was not always a farmer. 9/11 caused Tina to reevaluate her life, leading her to deviate from her corporate real estate career to seek something more fulfilling. Never having farmed, but armed with a desire to find a rural based lifestyle, Tina searched for the perfect location. A few years later, Bear Flag Farm was born. 26 acres t ...…
 
A listener questions episode this week focusing on vegetables: Does cornmeal work as a pre-emergent herbicide Why does broccoli bolt? What is bolting? Do eggshells and/or diatomaceous earth effectively kill snails and slugs? Use of heat mats to start seeds My go-to soil amendments for vegetable garden soil preparation – and when to use To ask q ...…
 
Today we are discussing 3 topics on the willow tree. 1. A little about the tree itself. 2. Willow Tree Ancient Traditions 3. Medicine. One of our favorite willow trees next to our house fell during our huge snow storm, so we thought it would be a perfect opportunity to do a podcast on this amazing tree. Also, this is the first podcast episode i ...…
 
Kate Waldo owns Worm Fancy, a business focused on diverting food waste going into our landfills. She began by working with schools, and implementing local programs which yielded some astounding results – in some cases a 3x reduction in daily trash volume. The scale and applicability of raising composting worms varies widely – from single family ...…
 
A highly anticipated episode, featuring world renown tomato expert, Brad Gates. Based in Napa Valley, Brad owns Wild Boar Farms where he fastidiously spends years creating new varieties of exotic tomatoes, optimized to be “stunning looking tomato varieties with extreme flavor.” To bring a new variety to market, it takes Brad on average 6-7 year ...…
 
Today we talk about Tulsi Basil, Calendula and Lavender. Three herbs and three ways to use herbs; drinking as a tea, eating, and topical application.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jayne-simmons/support
 
This is a much requested and anticipated episode with a deep dive on bees. Bee expert Dave Watson joins the show to share best practices for successfully raising bees. Dave provides a step by step process on how to set up your hive (including terminology/equipment), proper maintenance, location considerations, how to smoke bees, how to split co ...…
 
Episode 149: Incredible Edible is an urban gardening project in Todmorden, England. Started in 2008, as a conversation between friends and envisioned as a revolution of kindness, Incredible Edible has transformed the market town of Todmorden into an edible oasis. In this interview, Incredible Edible's co-founder Mary Clear tells the story of ho ...…
 
Episode 149: Incredible Edible is an urban gardening project in Todmorden, England. Started in 2008, as a conversation between friends and envisioned as a revolution of kindness, Incredible Edible has transformed the market town of Todmorden into an edible oasis. In this interview, Incredible Edible's co-founder Mary Clear tells the story of ho ...…
 
Today were talking about different herbs to support light to moderate depression and seasonal affective disorder. (Especially for Pacific Northwest) Herbs include: lemonbalm, st. johns wort, clover, skull cap. We reference the book: Herbal Therapy & Supplements A Scientific & Traditional Approach by Merrily A. Kuhn & David Winston. Medical disc ...…
 
This is part 1 of 2 that comprises a comprehensive breakdown of anything and everything about roses, with a focus on bare-root. Here Marlene covers: Types of roses: Old English, ramblers, climbers, hybrid teas, grandifloras, floribundas, moss rose Purchasing: What to look for when buying bare-root roses Planting: Bare-root, actively growing ros ...…
 
We wish you a happy healthy new year! We're talking about an herb that indigenous people used for millennia. Black Cohosh was used mostly for women's health and especially around childbirth pms type symptoms, fibromyalgia and menopause. It's on the UPs endangered list, so purchase responsibly & thoughtfully!--- Support this podcast: https://anc ...…
 
We want to share our products with folks in every state. This is the last state we need to complete our goal! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jayne-simmons/support
 
We are talking about what goes on in the "off season" at the farm and warehouse. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jayne-simmons/support
 
A listener questions episode this week featuring: African violets….tips for re-potting Succulent protection in cold weather and frost All about Rue (Ruta graveolens)….growing tips Mushroom infestation…potential diagnosis and recommendations Pest control (beetles)…how to selectively predate their larvae To ask questions for future shows, submit ...…
 
Sister Sage Herbs is partnering with PCC Markets! We are documenting our process right here....--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jayne-simmons/support
 
An interview with Miles Irving, author of the Forager Handbook and creator of The Wildbox, on why we must include humans in our conservation models in order to look after wild spaces. Why foraging is sustainable. How foraging can help feed an ever growing population, and how we can restore our vital connection to Land.…
 
An interview with Miles Irving, author of the Forager Handbook and creator of The Wildbox, on why we must include humans in our conservation models in order to look after wild spaces. Why foraging is sustainable. How foraging can help feed an ever growing population, and how we can restore our vital connection to Land.…
 
Alan Yip, Masters in Horticulture and Biodiversity, joins for Part 2 on a discussion around everything houseplants. Here we focus on tips and tricks about how to optimize your indoor plants. Topics include: Potting soils – how to choose or make your own Make your plants shiny (?) Protecting plants from cats Treat fungal gnats Dispelling common ...…
 
Lukasz Luczaj presents Kew’s 19th Annual Distinguished Ethnobotanist Lecture.By Robin Harford.
 
Lukasz Luczaj presents Kew’s 19th Annual Distinguished Ethnobotanist Lecture.By Robin Harford.
 
Alan Yip, Masters in Horticulture and Biodiversity, joins today for a discussion on houseplants. Alan is an expert on orchids, and we will do an upcoming episode specifically on those. Here we talk about all things houseplants, focusing on ones which are easy to grow, tips for making them thrive, and common problems and solutions. We also dive ...…
 
Big news! Sister Sage Herbs products will be in all PCC Markets. Wow!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jayne-simmons/support
 
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