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Amanda Brezzell is a co-founder and CEO of Fennigan's Farms, an organisation in Detroit that helps people set up farms in small spaces in Detroit. In this episode, I was lucky enough to speak with her about how the conditions in her city make for interesting opportunities to grow food and connections with other human beings, different small garden …
 
Gavin Davis is the owner and creator of the soil amendment Soil Solver, which adds substance to light sandy soils using kaolin clay. He educates us on how this product helps free-draining soils hold moisture and nutrients, how much we should be using, and how it actually adds nutrients into the mixture. EPISODE LINKS Check out the Soil Solver websi…
 
Ben Sims is the other half of the Plants Grow Here podcast, as well as a successful landscape business owner and a board member for the Landscape Industry Association of Western Australia. This time, he's popped on to help us understand some of the basics of garden maintenance; we talk about pruning, feeding native plants, and what he looks for whe…
 
Gary Moran is a consulting arborist from South Australia, originally from the USA, that runs the famous Trees etc. Twitter account, and he's provided an incredible episode that helps us understand trees a little bit better. We talk about the power of social media, what he sees when he looks at a tree, and epicormic growth on trees among many other …
 
Ben Kendrick is one of the leading mushroom enthusiasts on Twitter (@FungiwithBengi), and in this episode we're lucky enough to have him on to blow our minds with some fungal facts that are out of this world. Some of the topics we touch on are how dangerous it is to forage your own mushrooms, porous mushrooms as opposed to gilled mushrooms, and tho…
 
Gillian Fennell is a cattle farmer sitting on a million acres in central Australia. In this episode, she speaks about looking after the land so the right plants can grow that will feed her livestock, why she runs only 5000 head of cattle on her massive property, and why branding the hide of animals is necessary. You might ask, "is a cattle episode …
 
Reece Irrigation & Pools is probably Australia's leading irrigation specialising shop, and in this episode, Andrew Webb a retic specialist from Canning Vale that assists people with designing irrigation systems and choosing the right parts for their project. We discuss some of his favourite products on the market, some of the ways in which Reece ca…
 
John Parker is the Technical Director for the Arboricultural Association in the UK, as well as a Stonehouse Town Councillor. He's a serious tree hugger and the perfect guest to help us understand what urban forestry means in this modern day and age. We talk about the concept of an "urban forest", planting the right tree in the right place for the r…
 
Joshua Styles is an ecologist and science communicator from the UK that's doing some very interesting work, and in this episode, he entertains, educates and inspires us with information that he's picked up on his journey. We talk about carnivorous plants, peat bog environments and even sexually transmitted plant diseases! EPISODE LINKS Check out Jo…
 
Your spa is a great place to be year round, especially in the winter months. Nothing is better than relaxing in the cool air while having your body submerged in warm water. In this episode I will briefly discuss the best temperatures for you and your children so that your family can have a safe and fun winter season while using your heated pool or …
 
APACE is a not-for-profit multi-faceted environmental nursery with a social conscience that offers educational resources, training for socially disadvantaged people and has a community garden among many other things. Jo inspires us in this episode by explaining how they are operating in the space. EPISODE LINKS Make a donation to APACE: https://apa…
 
There's more to irrigation than might meet the eye. Luckily for us, Darren Senior (that's his actual last name, by the way) walks us through his favourite systems and some advice for newbies and professionals alike, including his favourite products, automated systems, and the benefits of joining organisations like Irrigation Australia and Waterwise…
 
Dan Flynn is a small engine mechanic and owner of the Stihl shop in Redcliffe, Western Australia. He gives us some of his best advice when it comes to machine operation, maintenance, repairs and buying new gear for home gardeners and gardening business owners alike. There are no paid advertisements on this episode. EPISODE LINKS Check out the Redcl…
 
Stuart Williams is a landscape architect and horticulturist, as well as the owner of one of the best Twitter accounts that I know. He posts a range of exotic and native plants, and I personally especially love regularly learning about new Aussie plants that I've never seen before. In this episode, we talk about plant scientific names, how they work…
 
When it comes to closing your pool for the season there a few things you need to do to make sure your water stays clears during the off-season. We discuss the 12 steps that are a must when closing your pool to give you the best re-opening experience the following season. By following the advice we mention in this podcast, you can be sure you will h…
 
Matthew Lunn is the CEO of the Nursery & Garden Industry of WA (NGIWA), as well as the Executive Officer for the Landscape Industry Association of WA (LIAWA). In this episode, we talk about how to differentiate yourself from the crowd by becoming a professional landscaper, as opposed to an ordinary one. Some of the topics we touch on include being …
 
About once every few months you will want to do a water change for your Softub to keep it clean, clear and fresh. I will go over the steps I follow to complete this task without the use of any power pump or disassembling of the Softub. Become Part of the Podcast Email us at podcast@easyclearpool.com or leave us a voicemail at (405) 804-1377 to get …
 
Renee Rose is the creator of The Big Green Project which is an urban farming initiative in Delaware that provides food for the community including for the disadvantaged. We talk about some of her work farming organic food for her local hospital, whether or not to wear shoes in the garden, and plant hardiness zones, which some of our Aussie listener…
 
Eric Beza is my current boss and is the right guy to get on the show to teach you how to mow like a pro. In this episode, we discuss trade secrets related to cleaning up with a blower and the difference between two-stroke and four-stroke fuels. Check out the Acre website, and Facebook page, especially if you’re in the North-East suburbs of Melbourn…
 
Eric Beza is my current boss and is the right guy to get on the show to teach you how to mow like a pro. In this episode we discuss trade secrets related to mowing, including catching, side throwing, mulching and cylinder mowing. Check out the Acre website, and Facebook page, especially if you’re in the North-East suburbs of Melbourne. I’ve written…
 
Eric Beza is my current boss and is the right guy to get on the show to teach you how to mow like a pro. In this episode we discuss trade secrets related to whippersnipping, brushcutting, edging or weed-whacking, whatever you like to call it. Check out the Acre website, and Facebook page, especially if you’re in the North-East suburbs of Melbourne.…
 
Brenton See is a Western Australian artist that creates incredible murals of native wildlife. We chat about his journey, and the connection between art and nature, which we agree is spiritual. Check out his website, to read his backstory and view his art. Also take a look at his Facebook and like it if you like it. I’ve written an article on the re…
 
Introduction to our first podcast episode. We discuss how to determine when you should close your swimming pool for the winter months and just get our feet wet in this new podcast. Become Part of the Podcast Email us at podcast@easyclearpool.com or leave us a voicemail at (405) 804-1377 to get your comments and questions on the show.…
 
David Jeffries heads a conservation group known as the "friends" at Reg Seal Reserve in the city of Melville, Western Australia. We talk about the importance of wildlife corridors, the benefits of smoke water for germinating seeds, and how mutilating trees can be beneficial when done by a trained professional. Here’s an interesting video on smoke w…
 
Andrew Christie is a lecturer at Melbourne Polytechnic and is also president of the Landcare group Marine Care Point Cooke. We speak about what marine ecology actually is, aquatic weeds, and wetland environments. Zen out by watching some of the underwater videos of the marine life at Point Cooke on their Facebook page. Visit our website, where you’…
 
James Njuguna is the founder and executive director of Happy Community Organisation in Kenya, and is doing some very interesting rehabitation work with the “Adopt a Hive Program”. We speak about that, as well as some of the ecological issues in the area including two lakes, one saltwater and one fresh, in the Baringo county that are in danger of me…
 
Ben Sims is the other half of Plants Grow Here, and in this episode we talk about native landscaping, which he has extensive training and experience in. We speak about reticulation setups, the similarities and differences between bird-attracting and insect attracting flowers, as well some benefits of choosing natives over exotics. Check out his web…
 
Dr Sam Grover is a lecturer at RMIT university and is president of the Victorian branch of Soil Science Australia. We go through some of the basics of soil science that every gardener, professional or amateur, really does need to know. Check out this soil ribbon test, and this soil structure test on YouTube. Also check out this Manutec soil pH test…
 
We’re excited to be launching our brand new horticultural podcast! This short episode explains who we are and what we’re all about. Visit our website, where you’ll find heaps of educational blog articles on the topics of pruning, plant biology, identification and much more. Follow us on Twitter, join our Facebook group and subscribe to our email li…
 
Keynote 1 from the 2009 Addiction Day conference. Jeffrey Poole (LLB): My Story & Self Care for the Alcoholic: A Layman’s Perspective. This is an audio only presentation. Brought to you by the Norlien Foundation and the Calgary Addiction Program. http://blip.tv/file/get/Riptwo-AddictionDay09PresentationSeriesKeynote1JeffreyPooleLL480.mp3 For more p…
 
This episode discusses risk, crisis and emergency among populations with concurrent disorders. Below are links to some of the resources referenced in this presentation: Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act Alberta Mental Health Act Core Competencies for Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk Health Information Act of Alberta Suicide in M…
 
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