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The Epic Gardening podcast is a daily gardening tips and advice show brought to you by Kevin Espiritu, an urban gardener, hydroponics enthusiast, and all-around plant lover. Every day, a gardening question from YOU will be answered in a fun and informative way in under 10 minutes!
 
Welcome to The Urban Farm Podcast, your partner in the Grow Your Own Food revolution! This 3-day per week audio only podcast features special guests like Jason Mraz, Lisa Steele, and Kari Spencer as we discuss the art and value of growing food in urban areas. We'll explore topics such as urban beekeeping and chicken farming, permaculture, successful composting, monetizing your farm, and much more! Each episode will bring you tips and tricks on how to overcome common challenges, opportunities ...
 
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The Grow Guide
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The Grow Guide is a weekly gardening podcast co-hosted by rookie grower, Maggie Wysocki, who asks all the questions you’re afraid to, and master grower, Dave Hanson, who answers them all with wisdom. Listen in as they chat openly about seasonal gardening topics, including the trials, tribulations and successes of growing in climates where it can feel...kind of impossible.
 
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Grow What You Love
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When you grow what you love wonderful things happen. Feed and cultivate what you love - health, family, environment, your garden - and watch it grow! Author and host, Emily Murphy, shares unexpected stories of people and plants in a set of seasonal shows. Hear how people are changing their lives and the lives of others thanks to the time and attention given to the things they love -- plants and so much more!
 
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Experimenting with living off existing food sources for difficult times. In This Podcast: We followed up with Kevin Espiritu to hear the results of his Apocalypse Survival Challenge. Could you survive for a whole month only eating what you grow, fish, barter, or forage? Hear how Kevin used his 200 square foot gardening space, community foodscap ...…
 
Certain plants like certain soil pH conditions, so what do we need to know about pH in general and how to raise/lower it. Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, org ...…
 
Spinach is a perfect spring/fall crop, so start some now with these epic tips to maximize the health and yield of your plant. Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, ...…
 
Creating a full circle food system that connects family and community. In This Podcast: Wholistic living has taken on a whole new meaning for Jolene Kuty! Through learning about health, she went from eating cheese infused hot dogs to working as a chiropractic physician surrounded by her half-acre urban farm. She created a full circle system usi ...…
 
Carrots. Super fun to harvest, super annoying to actually grow sometimes. Here are my top reasons you're struggling with your carrot crop. Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack ...…
 
Cabbage is a fantastic but frustrating crop to grow, so here are a few of my tips to make the process even easier. Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic se ...…
 
Planting garlic is where most growers make the biggest mistakes. Learn what to avoid when growing this delicious, aromatic root crop. Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of h ...…
 
Epsom salts are so often recommended in the garden...but why? What's in them that makes them so magical? Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from o ...…
 
Dave is flying solo this week as Maggie gets caught up on some things outside the pod... but that doesn't stop Maggie from passing along her exciting "favourite" thing of the week, and its all about chickens! Dave shares a classic herb-guy fav, and also reminds everyone about the Grow Guide "garlic plant-a-thon" planned for Saturday, October 12 ...…
 
Helping others understand and create food forests. In This Podcast: Eco-edible landscaping sounds like a cool new method, but it incorporates many of the tried and true methods of permaculture. Kristie Kapp educates on building a food forest and how to incorporate 7 layers, supporting plants, mineral accumulators, and beneficial insects. She te ...…
 
Does artifical light at night affect the growth of plants? Turns out we have to go deeper (as always) to understand the answer. Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloo ...…
 
Leaf wilt = underwatering...or does it? There are many causes, so let's dive a bit deeper to understand what causes leaf wilt. Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom ...…
 
Do plants respond to touch? If so, how? This is what we're discovering together in today's show. Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my ...…
 
Moving from dreaming about it, to doing what it takes to grow a farm. In This Podcast: How does an adventurous spirit, practicing yoga and following your intuition lead someone to start a farm? As Tiffany Panaccione learned, those experiences teach you to follow your heart and try new things! Listen in to learn how she plans to turn her dream o ...…
 
Today we finish our series by discussing ways that you can both improve and destroy the mycorrhizal fungi present within your soil. Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of hei ...…
 
In part two of the mycorrhizae series, we learn about the function of mycorrhizal fungi, as well as how to cultivate this relationship in your soil. Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a ...…
 
What are mycorrhizal fungi and how do they work? Welcome to the mycorrhizae series, a 3 part podcast adventure into this wonderful symbiotic partnership of plants and fungi. Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgarde ...…
 
Today we take a question from a listener about the best type of LED grow lights and if they're a better option than HID or high intensity discharge lights for growing fruiting crops as we move into fall and winter. Learn More: The Best Full Spectrum LED Grow Lights Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, wi ...…
 
Your houseplants are peaking right now, full of vitality after soaking up the energy of summer... which makes now a perfect time to make plant babies! Learn five techniques for vegetatively propagating houseplants in this week's easy-listening guide to multiplying your plants. Plus, a listener question about garlic, details on our garlic plant- ...…
 
Enhancing our connection to the earth and each other. In This Podcast: Learning about permaculture can be life changing, and Michael Gettens shares about his experience taking a permaculture design course, how to take on a production mindset instead of simply consuming resources, and how the current food system is degenerative instead of regene ...…
 
In this episode, we visit Community Healing Gardens co-founder Nicole Landers in Venice Beach, California. Nicole has discovered that, when you do what you love, wonderful things happen. "...when you do what you love, life throws you some really great things to move it forward." - Nicole Landers Nicole is the co-founder of Community Healing Gar ...…
 
For drought-prone areas, xeriscaping is a fantastic way to have a beautiful landscape without a massive water bill. And it doesn't have to look like a desert! Learn More: Xeriscape Plants: 35 Drought-Resistant Options Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book ...…
 
Today we take a question from a listener about options for a shadier section of his lawn. Lawns in general love sun, so we talk about ideas for shade-loving ground covers. Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardeni ...…
 
It's the perfect time for many of us to get our broccoli going, but what type to choose? Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorit ...…
 
Building soil quality through carbon management. In This Podcast: Biochar can improve your soil and help the environment at the same time! We visited with Dr. Rivka Fidel from the University of Arizona to learn all about biochar and carbon farming. Listen in for how you can make it, use it, and the science behind adding it to your compost. She ...…
 
Instead of giving a stock answer for watering questions, today we look at all of the factors that affect watering your plants so you gain a deeper understanding. Learn More: When is the Best Time to Water Your Garden? Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book ...…
 
Fall is the perfect time to experiment with rare and delicious asian greens. Here are some of my favorites. Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds fro ...…
 
A few things to make sure you're NOT doing as we transition into fall. Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers! ...…
 
Happy Autumnal Equinox! This week's episode is all about embracing Fall and the flavours of harvest. Dave shares about the Tepin Pepper — a Mexican variety perfect to bring indoors at this time of year. Maggie's "Fav Thing" is her Tango Celery, a variety bred for Canadian winters. Chef at Nonsuch Brewing Co., Tyrone Welchinski then joins the po ...…
 
Few announcements on potential upcoming Epic Gardening meetups, as well as a restock of the store! Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of ...…
 
Bonus Episode 29: Seed Saving Class August 2019. A chat with an expert on Seeds. In This Bonus Podcast: Once again we join a conversation with Bill McDorman and Greg Peterson to learn about growing from seed, growing for seed, and why our seeds are so important in these changing times. This is the replay of the August 2019 Seed Saving Class In ...…
 
Lilly Padilla is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Chef specializing in Chinese Nutritional Therapy and Ayurveda. She’s also the author of the book, Anti-Cancer, Habits & Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition. She began studying nutrition and the benefits of a plant-based diet after treatment for ovarian cancer and surgery that went horr ...…
 
If you’re growing kale for the first time, you may have some questions about the best way to maximize your kale harvest. The great news is that you don’t have to devote a large amount of space or even grow a large number of plants to produce an impressive amount of this superfood. With proper care and harvesting, you can enjoy this annual leafy ...…
 
You’ve seen these succulents everywhere. Their captivating rosettes have been a constant in garden stores for years. Graptosedum is a classic that’s fun and easy to grow. Yes, the name sounds like grapes, but this succulent actually resembles Echeveria. Graptosedum’s compact leaves spiral around the stem and create rosettes at the top. It comes ...…
 
Today we talk about bokashi, a fantastic way to create anaerobic compost that doesn't smell, breaks down quickly in the soil, and is dead-simple to use. Plus, an additional technique you may want to try. Learn More: Bokashi Compost Buckets: An Easy DIY Method Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be ...…
 
Pothos, also known by the names devil’s ivy, silver vine, money plant, etc., is arguably the most popular houseplant of all time. With its attractive, heart-shaped leaves (not to be confused with a heartleaf philodendron), trailing vine-like appearance, and its ability to purify indoor air, pothos plants are an ideal choice for your home or off ...…
 
What is biochar and how do you use it in the garden? That's the topic for today, so buckle in! Learn More: What Is Biochar? Charcoal In Gardening Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a fr ...…
 
Growing dragonfruit but not getting flowers? Try this method. I was able to induce flowering in 5 days...pretty crazy experiment in the garden that actually worked out! Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is available for sale! It's a complete guide to growing plants, no matter where you live. Here's ho ...…
 
It's been an unpredictable Fall across Canada, starting with low night time temps, leading into heavy rains and now, hot sunshine-y days. All to say, gardening season isn't over yet! This week Maggie and Dave encourage you to get back into the garden and start thinking about the 2020 season by saving some seeds. They discuss five fun yet unusua ...…
 
Today I bring on Rochelle Greayer of Pith + Vigor. She's a garden and landscape designer, TV host, and the creator of two incredible garden and planting design bootcamps. In this episode, we dive into Rochelle's bootcamps - why she created them, what's in them, and some fun stories from past attendees. Connect With Rochelle Garden Design Bootca ...…
 
How to get creative with 80 pounds of fruit. In This Podcast: We are back with returning guest and team member, Katie Fiore to talk about getting creative when your yard gives you an excess of food. While many people fear abundance, she embraces the creativity it allows and shares a different way to look at cooking with apples in both the long ...…
 
In this episode, we journey to Southern California to the home and garden of Kristin Morrison, maker of wildcrafted textiles and founder of All Species, a fashion-forward, ecological clothing company. We find Kristin in her outdoor dye lab where we make a vibrant dye using Mexican marigold. We also get a sneak peek at a dye she's making out of ...…
 
Today I bring on Rochelle Greayer of Pith + Vigor. She's a garden and landscape designer, TV host, and the creator of two incredible garden and planting design bootcamps. In this episode, we discuss how fall is the perfect button to a growing season, and thus a fantastic time to take all of the observations you've made over spring and summer an ...…
 
Today I bring on Rochelle Greayer of Pith + Vigor. She's a garden and landscape designer, TV host, and the creator of two incredible garden and planting design bootcamps. In this episode, we discuss how going to a reputable nursery and asking them to help you filter through the laundry list of planting options is one of the best time, money, an ...…
 
Today I bring on Rochelle Greayer of Pith + Vigor. She's a garden and landscape designer, TV host, and the creator of two incredible garden and planting design bootcamps. In this episode, we talk about how to think about your plants - they do particular jobs in particular locations in the garden. Thinking of them through this lens can help your ...…
 
Transforming ordinary spaces into beautiful, food-producing landscapes. In This Podcast: Entering college without much direction, a life-changing experience in Paraguay helped Matt Lebon find his place in the global food system. Now, he runs a custom foodscaping company making spaces beautiful and edible. He share about hands-on education in pe ...…
 
Today I bring on Rochelle Greayer of Pith + Vigor. She's a garden and landscape designer, TV host, and the creator of two incredible garden and planting design bootcamps. In this episode, we'll discuss how it's a big design mistake to think about the plants you want in your garden FIRST, and how that's about step #8 out of 10 in your design pla ...…
 
Today I bring on Rochelle Greayer of Pith + Vigor. She's a garden and landscape designer, TV host, and the creator of two incredible garden and planting design bootcamps. In this episode, we'll discuss the "plop and drop" design flaw and how that creates a messy, incoherent garden design. Connect With Rochelle Garden Design Bootcamp Planting De ...…
 
Today I bring on Rochelle Greayer of Pith + Vigor. She's a garden and landscape designer, TV host, and the creator of two incredible garden and planting design bootcamps. Connect With Rochelle Garden Design Bootcamp Planting Design Bootcamp Instagram Pith + Vigor Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a ...…
 
Enter the Clancy Potato Seed Packet Giveaway Today is special - I got my hands on the Clancy Potato, a potato you can grow from a true seed! I have 40 packs of seeds to give away, so in today's show I'll give you a bit of history of the potato itself, as well as what makes it such a special variety. Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, ...…
 
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