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Ben Sims is the Business Manager for Plants Grow Here, a landscape business owner and a board member for the Landscape Industry Association of Western Australia (LIAWA), and in this episode he's back to teach us about wildflowers, specifically in the massive Aussie state of WA. He helps us understand what a wildflower is and what it isn't, how they…
 
Ian Smith is an extension worker consulting with farmers in the basaltic plains just west of Melbourne. He did his PhD thesis on shelterbelts, so I thought I'd get him on the show to teach us about this interesting and important topic! We discuss what shelterbelts are, why farmers are "wasting" space putting them in, and how they can be important f…
 
Dr Richard Bate is a dental surgeon and botanist that works with Joshua Styles (from episode 17) at the North-West Rare Plant Initiative (NWRPI), he's involved with the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI) and is also active on twitter as part of the @Wildflower_Hour team and his own orchid-obsessed handle @TheNewGalaxy. EPISODE LINKS Dr…
 
The Davey Tree Expert Company is a leading tree care company in North America, and in this episode Alexandra Julius explains the athletic demands on a climbing arborist, or tree surgeon. She is an Employee Development and Safety Training Specialist within the company, and has experience in both professional and competitive climbing. EPISODE LINKS V…
 
Denis Crawford is a legendary Australian entomologist, and in this episode he was generous enough to walk us through some of the biggest offenders with regards to insect pests. We discuss sucking, chewing, boring, leaf-mining and gall-producing pests as well as Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and the importance of biodiversity. It's a great chat, …
 
Jason Gooden is the supervisor of sales and customer service at ArborGreen, who provide a range of products for those working in the revegetation, horticultural and urban forestry industries. In this episode, he explains how the pros plant a tree for longevity and health. We go over some soil basics, what shape to dig the hole, and formative prunin…
 
Billy Goodnick is a landscape architect, horticulturist, educator, author and is also the creator of the famous Crimes Against Horticulture Facebook page. In this episode, we chat about some of the ways we can fail at horticulture, whether we're putting new plants in or maintaining old ones. Scroll through the page while you're listening to this ep…
 
Amanda Brezzell from Fennigan's Farms in Detroit is back and this time she's brought her co-founder Claire! In this episode I chatted with them about the wonderful different types of pollinators out there, why they're so important, and how we can help them thrive especially in urban environments. It's more than just insects that pollinate plants yo…
 
Growing Real Food For Nutrition (GRFFN) is a UK Community Interest Company testing and trialling ways to grow and measure the nutrition density of our food. Elizabeth Westaway and Matt Adams answer the question "is a carrot a carrot?" in this episode and explore the benefits of growing in an agroecological and permacultural environment as opposed t…
 
Biogenic Amorphous Silica is a natural product that offers an impressive array of benefits when added to any soil type or potting medium. Nick Clayton is a Co-Founder of a company called Mineral Magic which is mining and distributing BAS in Australia, and in this episode he helps us understand why we might consider purchasing some to help give our …
 
The Bird Emergency podcast is an Aussie show run by a fellow Melbournian, Grant Williams. I was lucky enough to be invited on the show, along with Dr Holly Parsons, to speak about something I'm particularly passionate about which is building habitat in the garden. We speak about building layers into the garden for habitat, having a variety of food …
 
Jeanette Severs is a journalist and writer that I'm friends with on Twitter who's a bit of a trailblazer in the agricultural journalism space. In this episode, she explains why biosecurity is so important, how Australia is well situated for defence against pests and diseases, and some of the outbreaks that have given us a good scare in the past. EP…
 
Tom Wall is a guitarist in a band that plays music with plants called Cosmic Knot. They use a device that translates a plant's electromagnetic output using a node each in the root zone and clipped onto a leaf. In this episode, Tom explains how he plays music with plants, and how they play back to him which is the closest thing I've ever seen to two…
 
Gary Moran has recently gone viral because of a Facebook post he did on putting his bin out for the first time in over 3 years. In this episode, he teaches us how we can practically minimise the amount of waste we produce, both in the garden and in other areas of our lives. EPISODE LINKS If you aren't following Gary on Twitter, go and do so now: ht…
 
Joe Timar is a Twitter friend of mine from the US who's living a "half homestead" life, where he and his wife produce a decent amount of food on their land, but they aren't fully self sufficient. We speak about why the black walnuts on his land make it impossible to grow most things, what his soil is like, and finding first nations' arrowheads that…
 
Ben Sims is the other half of Plants Grow Here, a successful landscape business owner and a member for the Landscape Industry Association of Western Australia (LIAWA). In this episode, he's back to walk us through a topic that's often oversimplified and overlooked: weeds. What are they? How do we deal with them? Can we learn to love them in certain…
 
Philippa Bassett is the PR and Communications Manager at The Forest Bathing Institute in the UK, and in this episode she introduces the concept of forest bathing to us, and explains how to practically do this this style of meditation, or playtime, or whatever you want to call it! She also tells us about some of the studies the TFBI have undertaken …
 
Sarah Wilson is a gardening business owner, as well as the host of the excellent gardening podcast called Roots And All. In this episode, we chat about the importance of ecology in a modern approach to gardening, how online content can be beneficial for formal and informal studies, and how each of us got into professional gardening in the first pla…
 
Nathan Straume is a TerraCottem training, compliance and regional manager in Queensland and the U.S.A, as well as an account manager at StrataGreen and in this episode he explains what's so good about TerraCottem when compared to other "hydrogels" on the market, and how a non-organic product can build soil biology and structure. AUSTRALIAN GIVEAWAY…
 
Nick Bell and Tony Demasi are two lawn legends of Western Australia, and together they walk us through a range of benefits that turfed areas can offer to humans and the wider ecosystem, they share wisdom that they have inherited from first nations people, and they offer a number of handy design and installation tips. EPISODE LINKS Sign the Uluru St…
 
John Parker is the Technical Director for the Arboricultural Association in the UK, as well as a Stonehouse Town Councillor. He's back again, and this time we speak about trees in mythology - including people being forced to repay the bark stolen from sacred trees with their internal organs. EPISODE LINKS Check out the Arboricultural Association's …
 
Calle is a friend of mine on Twitter who's doing a PhD in molecular biology, focusing on macro algae. In this episode, he helps us understand some of the basics of the primordial plants that we call algae. If you've always wondered what's the deal with algae, or you've never really thought about it until reading the title of this episode, give it a…
 
Blaise Vinot is back for a second episode! This time we speak about maintaining your pruners, which includes looking after them, sharpening them and cleaning the rust and sap off them as well as a range of other tips and tricks. We also speak about how FELCO pruners make your life easier than other cheaper brands. Don't forget to follow us on socia…
 
Blaise Vinot is the retired Managing Director of FELCO Australia, and has come onto the show to explain how to choose the right pruners for our hands, as well as for the type of pruning that we intend to perform. He walks us through what factors we need to consider as well as some of the most popular options that the famous FELCO brand (easily the …
 
Mark Valencia is someone you'll probably recognise from his excellent organic backyard veggie gardening YouTube channel called Self Sufficient Me, or maybe you've read some of his blog posts - he's been doing it for over a decade! We had planned to speak about backyard gardening, but we ended up having a personal chat where we speak about his journ…
 
Dr Samantha Grover is back! This time she teaches us about soil carbon including how it gets out of the air and into the ground, and why we want it there in the first place. It turns out carbon isn't evil, in fact it forms the basis of life on earth for all of us carbon-based life forms! EPISODE LINKS Here's a link to that carbon cycle diagram that…
 
Randal Breen is a farmer that raises beef, chickens and pigs on the same farm for a number of reasons which we discuss during our interview, as well as the importance of biodiversity, native vegetation not only to the overall ecosystem but also to an animal's health and the nutritional density of its meat. EPISODE LINKS The Echo Valley Farm website…
 
Ros Gleadow is a professor of plant sciences at Monash University, President of the Global Plant Council and a board member at Eucalypt Australia, and in this episode she walks us through some of the basics of plant biology, including the 4 different types of plants, where the meristematic tissue (a.k.a. stem cells) are located, and plant reproduct…
 
Thomas J. Elpel is a personal hero of mine - I've learnt so much from his resources, both before I began my formal training and then again during my plant identification unit during Tafe. In this episode, I'm so excited to introduce all of you to the work he's best known for, which is identifying plant families using flower patterns. Make sure you …
 
Andre Pedroli is the managing director for Perth Materials Blowing (PMB), which is a company that moves mulch with a giant reverse-cycle vacuum on a truck, but make no mistake: he's done his hard yards when it comes to moving mulch by hand. In this episode he walks us through some of the benefits of mulch, some of the different types, and how to mo…
 
Kevin Folta is the host of the Talking Biotech Podcast and a professor of the Horticulture and Sciences department at Florida University. In this episode, he takes us through some of the pros and cons of monoculture crops, which get a bit of a beating in many circles, but there might be more to the story than you've heard. EPISODE LINKS Check out t…
 
Gary Moran is back for a second episode! You guys loved him in Episode 22. Trees, Etc. and this time he's here to speak about some of the signs of a risky tree. Is the tree in your backyard safe for children to play beneath? What is the likelihood of being crushed by a branch while you're sleeping in your bed? Are all eucalypts "widow makers"? Find…
 
Dr Peter Ridland is an Honorary Fellow in the Bio Sciences department of Melbourne Uni and an Aussie leader in the field of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). In this episode, he walks us through 6 broad methods of IPM and gives us a number of real-world examples of strategies that have worked in his experience working with all sorts of pests, espec…
 
Russell and Theri are a couple of urban foresters from the UK who are really excited about community-led urban forestry projects, and in this episode we speak about how local people could be more involved in urban forestry projects, including watering new trees and formative pruning, as well as why it's important to seriously take stock of trees be…
 
Paul and Linda Mitchener are back, and this time they're walking us through the 12 principles of permaculture. You might be surprised just how deep this philosophy runs beyond the garden and into our life and the relationships we have with others. EPISODE LINKS Permaculture Design Course (PDC): https://permaculture.com.au/pdc-permaculture-design-co…
 
Linda and Paul Mitchener are two passionate gardeners and the owners of a fabulous Perth-based soil company appropriately called Green Life Soil Co., which is organically certified. In this episode, they help us understand what the term "organic" actually means, why we might think about making the switch to an organic gardening approach, and some o…
 
Michael Guerin is the CEO of Agforce, a peak organisation representing Queensland's rural producers, and in this episode he explains how Aussie farmers are using sustainable and regenerative methods when using their most precious resource: their land. He speaks about cover crops, rotations, no-dig, the value of carbon in the soil, and he also defin…
 
In our second episode with Dr John Martin of the Hollows As Homes project with the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney ( transitioning to the Wildlife Assist project in partnership with a range of organisations around Australia including Taronga Conservation Society), we're releasing a chat John and I had before our Trees As Habitat interview actually …
 
Dr John Martin manages the Hollows As Homes project with the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, which is transitioning to the Wildlife Assist project in partnership with a range of organisations around Australia including Taronga Conservation Society. In this episode, we speak about the importance of tree hollows, why native miner birds are more ecol…
 
Adam Shipp is the creator of Yurbay, an organisation in Canberra which introduces people of all walks of life to traditional Aboriginal wisdom and helps them reconnect to the beautiful nature of his area. He speaks about his roots as a proud Aboriginal man, some of the uses of native plants, and explains how the dreamtime isn't something that happe…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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