Sat, 30 December 2017
How To Have a Breakthrough Farm-Fresh Year
It's that time of year for reflection and goal setting. To help you with your own projections for the upcoming year, host Theresa Loe shares the parameters or tips that have given her the best results in her own goal setting and helped her skyrocket her own achievements the last few years.
It doesn't matter if you're a goal-setting type or not. And that's because these tips are NOT really about reaching every single goal.
They're about seeking a life that is richer and more fulfilling.
The cool thing is...they only require small shifts. But those small shifts can have a big impact on your year ahead.
You will learn:
As always, you can go to www.LivingHomegrown.com/127 for more links and a full transcript of the episode.
Sat, 23 December 2017
How to make sourdough bread using heirloom grains - And make an Onion Jam Recipe to spread on that fresh baked bread!
This is an important episode and I could not be more excited to share it. Here’s why…
When we take the time to do things like make our own breads or ferment our own yogurt, we are not only creating incredible flavors – we are also connecting with our food.
But…When we take that connection a step further by investigating where the base ingredients for that food comes from…then, we are participating in the story of our food.
That deep dive is what this week’s episode is all about.
I brought on Sarah Owens, a James Beard Award-winning author, baker, and organic gardener. We look at the art of making sourdough starter from the seed in the field to the delicious steaming bread loaf coming out of the oven.
We look at the whole story and the importance of good ingredients when it comes to our health and that of our planet.
But hey - we didn’t even scratch the surface of this big topic! And I’m sure this episode will leave you wanting to hear more. But fear not – I plan on having Sarah back soon.
In the meantime, you’ll learn all about sourdough starter, heirloom grains, and even onion jam. OH MY!
You will learn:
As always, you can get more resources, a FREE PDF recipe from the book and links at www.LivingHomegrown.com/126 and you can get a full transcript of the episode.
Sat, 16 December 2017
How to successfully grow food in containers or any small space
If you don’t have a lot of outdoor space, growing food can be frustrating.
Being limited to a patio, porch, or only a precious few feet of space can make you think that you'll never have homegrown food right outside your backdoor.
Container growing can fix that!
But planted containers can also be extremely beneficial to those of us who already DO have a garden.
Well, by growing in containers you instantly have a moveable garden! You can create lovely edible planters and strategically place them around your garden or patio to make a statement and draw in beneficial insects.
So the bottom line is that you CAN successfully grow veggies and fruit in teeny, tiny spaces. And you CAN do it in containers.
But what can make or break your success is being very intentional with your choices and how you set yourself up in the beginning.
That’s why I’m so excited to bring you this week’s guest.
Jessica Walliser has been on the podcast before. And she has a brand new book on container gardening.
But this book was unlike any container gardening book I had reviewed before. This book was more than an instruction manual on how to plant up a container.
It really sets the reader up for success by covering what happens AFTER you plant.
And the best part is that the information is just as valuable for people planting a small space in the ground as well.
You will learn:
As always, you can get all the links mentioned and more information at www.LivingHomegrown.com/125 as well as a full transcript of the episode.
Fri, 8 December 2017
What if want to grow veggies, but you really don’t have much soil in your backyard to begin with? (It's mostly cement or pavement)
Or maybe your backyard soil is hard to work with and you want a short cut to growing without waiting years to build up the soil.
Or maybe you want a higher yield of food from a raised bed than you can get by just growing in the ground.
(Yep - you really can get a higher yield if you do it right.)
Listen…raised bed gardening is not a magic pill. But it certainly can take care of ton of issues that hold people back from gardening.
And I want to make sure you are armed with all the pros and cons so you can tell if it's right for you.
This week, I brought on Tara Nolan to share some innovative ideas for creating raised beds.
She has tips and hints that can really make the whole process super easy. You see, she literally wrote the book on the topic. And I just love the way she always thinks outside the planter box…so to speak. :-)
You will learn:
As always, you can get all the links mentioned and more tips in the show notes at www.LivingHomegrown.com/124 and you can get a free, printable transcript of the episode.