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651: Thinking Outside the Garden Box

The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson

Release Date: 12/24/2021

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The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson

678: Seed Saving Myths. A Chat with an Expert on Seeds. In This Podcast: This is the April 2022 Seed Saving Class with Bill McDorman discussing seed saving myths.  A myth is an idea or story that is believed by many people but that is not true, according to Webster’s Dictionary. Seed saving myths are plentiful and often are motivated by large corporations to increase seed sales and profits. You can’t save seeds to hybrids. You need lots of chemical inputs to grow successful seed crops. Seed saving is hard and should not be attempted by amateurs. You need a lot of space to save seeds....

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The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson

Knowing a Thing or Two Dozen About Raising Hens and Collecting Eggs In This Podcast: Eggs are an important and readily available food source, and they are so very versatile.  Rediscover the humble egg with returning guest, Lisa Steele as she talks about her newest book, The Fresh Eggs Daily Cookbook.  She also tells us a bit about the process of writing the book, as well as what she feels has contributed to her success as a blogger, and her expansion into television.  Even if you don’t have chickens, you will love the tips Lisa shares in this episode! Don’t miss an episode!...

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The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson

A chat with Kari Spencer.  In This Garden Chat: Did you know that keeping a garden journal can help you to grow bigger and better vegetables? Kari Spencer, author of City Farming and Vegetable Gardening Journal & Logbook, will discuss the kinds of records that are important to keep, how to plan, and what to log anecdotally in a garden journal. She will share her personal record-keeping style, as well as tips about various journaling methods and technologies. Discover how planning and journaling can make you a better gardener with less stress over time. On the last Tuesday every month...

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The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson

675: Seed Dehybridizing. A Chat with an Expert on Seeds. In This Podcast: This is the March 2022 Seed Saving Class with Bill McDorman discussing seed dehybridizing.  We love hybrid vigor and what hybridized seed can offer. The only downside to using hybridized seed is you can’t save it. Wait a minute. What if you found out that isn’t true? That you could capture the best traits hybrid seed offers and develop seed that would reproduce like its parents, in other words, true to type? Learn the tricks of the trade to dehybridize your favorite hybrid plants and have lasting seed stock you...

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674: Liz and Lem Tingley on Geodesic Greenhouses of Growing Spaces show art 674: Liz and Lem Tingley on Geodesic Greenhouses of Growing Spaces

The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson

Bringing a 365-Days-a-Year Local Food Solution to Everyone. In This Podcast: In the last of five special daily episodes, we hear from Liz and Lem Tingley, whose passion for health and sustainability led them to Growing Spaces.  They fill us in on how they came to be the new owners of the business, the amazing impact their geodesic Growing Domes are having on the communities where they are installed, and the sense of personal fulfillment they have experienced in running the business.  Their excitement is contagious as they also describe their hopes and plans for the future of the...

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The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson

A Couple of Friends Who Are Transforming Their Disadvantaged Community. In This Podcast: In the fourth of five special daily episodes, we hear from Wallace Kirby and Boe Luther who have made it their mission to transform life and land.  Their non-profit community garden in Washington D.C. was awarded a Growing Spaces growing dome which they plan to use as both an educational classroom and a way to increase the amount of food they can give back to the community.  You will be inspired by their transformational stories, especially their own. Don’t miss an episode! visit...

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672: Andrew Trujillo on Hobby Gardening in a Greenhouse show art 672: Andrew Trujillo on Hobby Gardening in a Greenhouse

The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson

Sharing the Passion of Gardening into the Community Starting at Home. In This Podcast: In the third of five special daily episodes, we hear from Andrew Trujillo whose seeds of inspiration were planted in him as a child.  When those seeds began to sprout as an adult, he watered and nourished them by connecting with and learning from lots of other gardeners.  Andrew now uses his Growing Spaces growing dome to pass those seeds of gardening inspiration on to others in his community by building more gardens and providing fresh vegetables to neighbors in need. Don’t miss an episode!...

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The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson

Engineering a Growing Community. In This Podcast: In the second of five daily special episodes, we hear from Eric Andrews, who is using a forty-two-foot Growing Spaces growing dome to educate and inspire the members of his Detroit community.  Eric’s excitement is contagious as he shares the incredible story behind the nonprofit he cofounded and tells us how the dome will contribute to its mission in a new way.  He describes the buzz created in the community as the dome was being built and talks about the challenges encountered along the way, both frustrating and amusing. Don’t...

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The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson

Creating a sustainable greenhouse business in the 90’s. In This Podcast: In the first of five special daily episodes, we hear from Puja and Udgar Parsons, the founders of Growing Spaces.  They give us a peek inside their geodesic dome greenhouse kits, detailing how they work and describing the features that improve upon a traditional greenhouse.  Udgar explains how the dome’s shape is an extension of his permaculture principles and love of nature, and Puja inspires us with stories of their determination to share the joy of healthy, garden-fresh vegetables year-round with as many...

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The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson

There’s More to Gardening Than Merely Keeping Pests at Bay. In This Podcast: Christy Wilhelmi returns to tell us about her latest book, Garden Variety, a novel set in a community garden.  She explains why she wrote the book and shares a little bit about the process, then she introduces us to the characters and even narrates a page or two.  As expected, Christy weaves some amazing gardening tips into her novel and our podcast.  Don’t miss her announcement about a new gardening course and her plans for future novels! Don’t miss an episode! visit UrbanFarm.Org/blog/podcast...

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A chat with Raymond Jess. 


In This Garden Chat:

Farmer Greg talks with Raymond Jess and Janis Norton, from the Urban Farm, about a multitude of variations on the traditional garden box.  They share their own experiences and discuss the unique advantages of each type of bed, covering topics such as how they work, how to set them up, and how to care for them.  Raymond gives us a peek inside his garden, telling us what he is currently growing and how he is growing it, and Janis tells how to nourish your plants so they thrive.

On the last Tuesday every month we host The Urban Farm Garden Chats where Greg Peterson has a relaxed conversation in a Zoom room with a special guest to cover useful gardening topics, and they answer questions from the live listening audience.

To join us for the next event, go to www.GardenChat.org or
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Monthly Garden Chat
with Live Q&A

Our Special Guest:

Raymond Jess is the Urban Farm General Store leader, master gardener, and all around fun guy.  Ray has been gardening for more than two decades and loves to experiment with ways to plant in the ground and in various containers.