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Archive for September 2015

Episode 83: 5 Lessons I Learned from Growing Sunflowers This Year

Organic Sunflower Seeds

So many of you who have been listening this year know that my challenge for 2015 was to grow 750 sunflowers and harvest 2000 blooms. In 2010, I bought Lynn Byzanski’s book the Flower Farmer. The first year I tried to plant a flower garden like lynn lays out in the book, but I planted it…

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Episode 82: Ameilia Schimetz | Growing Sweet Potatoes in Montana | Billings, MT

Amelia Schimetz growing sweet potatoes in Montana

Amelia Schimetz grows sweet potatoes in Montana’s challenging climate. They have a labrador, a bunny, a duck and 5 hens on their mini homestead. Read more at www.organicgardenerpodcast.com

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81. Tess Burzynski Part 2 | Joining The Peace Corps | Detroit, Michigan

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Tesses and my converstation about the peace corps is continued in Part 2: I do know that UMT has a large percentage of alumni that do go back and join the peace corps in later life! (We’re listed #6 for medium colleges in 2015 with 27 alumni volunteering) But I think it’s probably easier to do when your…

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81. Tess Burzynski | Growing Organic Mushrooms | Detroit, Michigan

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Jamie Todek from episode 72 introduced me to Tess Burzynski who is going to talk to us about growing organic mushrooms! Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Tess Burzynski. Im 24 years old, I attend Wayne State University in Downtown Detroit. I will be graduating with a science degree in Environmental Science. I’m definitely a fungi enthusiast. There’s a lot…

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80: Lisa Ziegler Returns | Flower Farmer and Author of Cool Flowers | Newport News, VA

Cool Flowers Author

Lisa Mason Ziegler who wrote the book Cool Flowers: How to Grow and Enjoy Long-Blooming Hardy Annual Flowers Using Cool Weather Techniques is back with us today, she was my guest number 2 back in February when I very first started recording and I was probably so nervous I think I spent the whole time looking at Garage Band saying…

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