I came across Linda’s blog five or six years ago when I was searching to find out if carrot tops were edible. When I came across her beautiful blog I was hooked from then on, and watched as she evolved from gardener to cookbook author. In addition to all of this, Linda is an avid outdoor enthusiast and goes to some pretty epic places in her region of the country with her husband and daughter. It was awesome to have Linda on the podcast to discuss her garden (she’s only been gardening 7 years, which meant she was relatively new to gardening when I first found her blog!) and to find out more about her cookbooks, The CSA Cookbook and The New Camp Cookbook. We had a great conversation and I think you will enjoy learning about her garden as well as hearing about some interesting edibles that you might not have thought about growing. Some day I will have to sit down with her to talk more about her epic outdoor adventures!
When I had Erin on last year for Episode 1-9 she was in the end phase of finishing her first book. That book was Butterflies: Backyard Guide which has recently been published. I knew during our last conversation that I wanted to have Erin back on the podcast to talk not only about putting the book together but also about butterflies as she is an extremely knowledable enthusiast about butterflies and moths. That enthusiasum shows through in our conversation and I think you will catch the butterfly bug to get out and learn more about the species in your part of the country or world.
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Today’s guest is Renee Garner an artist based out of North Carolina. We ‘met’ online at least a decade ago on Gayla Trail’s You Grow Girl forums, when those were still around. Over the years we’ve exchanged emails, I’ve bought several pieces of her art work, and we’ve seen the addition of children to our gardens! Our conversation was shorter than I would have liked due to circumstances on both of our ends and I didn’t get to cover everything I wanted to ask her about her garden and gardening methods. She recently rented goats to clear some areas of her yard to expand a garden and that was a topic I didn’t get a chance to delve into that! If you are interested in permaculture and growing perennial edibles, this episode is for you! You can visit Renee on her blog or follow her gardening and home renovations on her Instagram account.