A few announcements:
I’m going to take an extended break from the podcast, which you’ve probably already thought was going on based on how sporadic episodes have been lately. I’ve lost my zest for the podcast and thought I might power through but think I’m going to hit pause for much of the rest of this year while I think of how I can make this podcast sustainable for me in the future. So, stay with me, I’ll be back at some point.
The second announcement is that I will be writing a bit more, particularly in the newsletter. I’ve recently switched the newsletter over from Mailchimp to Substack which has a more interactive interface, allowing for comments, hearts, and even a Chat and Notes section where you can easily interact with newsletter writers. I’ve really been enjoying the set up for another newsletter I write and think it is a good fit for the podcast. Plus, you can upload audio as well! If you are on Substack you can search for In the Weeds or The Garden Path Podcast and subscribe to the newsletter there. I hope to be writing there once or twice a month and seeing where that goes.
Today’s episode features a return guest, Nancy Lawson! Nancy was first on the podcast in November of 2017 to talk about her book The Humane Gardener. Nancy’s book said so much of what I was already thinking and really pushed me to think harder when it came to looking at the garden landscape as an ecosystem. When I found out she was writing a new book I was ecstatic. That new book is Wildscape: Trilling Chipmunks, Beckoning Blooms, Salty Butterflies, and other Sensory Wonders of Nature.
The book is such a delight and I hope it will have you wandering around your yard with new eyes, and ears and nose and mouth—taste? Lol anyway, I hope it will make you approach your landscape in a different way. We have a delightful conversation about the book, as well as writing the book during the height of the pandemic. Talking with Nancy is always wonderful and there are so many things to learn from her!