Ep. 1-6: Communicating Ecology through Art| Leigh Martin

I’m so excited to share this interview with y’all! Leigh and I were able to rerecord the podcast we attempted a few weeks ago and I’m so glad we did! Leigh is an Urban Forester by profession but a passionate knitter who works to communicate her love for the natural world through her craft. She creates fabulous knitted installations that she exhibits around her home state of Oklahoma. In this podcast we touch a bit on her job as an Urban Forester, her passion for trees, and dive a little bit into how she works to communicate nature to others via her chosen medium of fiber arts. We also talked a bit about her personal garden, bee keeping, and indoor plants.

You can visit Leigh’s website here: Leigh Martin Art.


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Show Notes:
+ Leigh’s fantastic installations!
+ Leigh’s Living Wall
+ Kentucky coffee tree via the University of Kentucky.
+ Osage orange via Great Plains Nature Center and Osage Orange via In Defense of Plants.
+ Texas mountain laurel
+ Top Bar & Langstroth Bee Hives
+Witches’ Broom

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Ep. 1-5: Adjusting Gardening Expectations & What’s Growing in January

So. I had a big fail this week! I sat down and recorded a podcast with my internet friend Leigh. Unfortunately I had issues getting both sides of the conversation to record! I thought about trying to make it work but in the end Leigh and I both decided it would be better to just rerecord at a later date!

Today I’m talking a little bit about adjusting expectations when faced with a life event, whether it’s a new baby, illness, or something such a moving. It’s always a little difficult to not feel as if you can keep up with your old ways when faced with life changes and it can certainly get the best of us. I also talked about what was growing in both the vegetable and flower garden here in mid-January in southeast Texas. We’ve had a very mild winter so far but are keeping a wary eye on February’s usual wrath!

I hope I didn’t get too rambly for y’all!


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Some of the things I mentioned in the podcast (links aren’t paid or to anyone in particular!):
Extra Dwarf Pak Choy
Sophora secundiflora, Texas mountain laurel
Cassia corymbosa
Mexican flame vine
Red Russian Kale
2014 Houston Ice Storm

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Ep. 1-4: Suburban Gardening with Curtis

Over the New Year’s weekend I sat down with my brother, Curtis, to talk about his garden for a little while. He gardens in zone 8a/b in the DFW area of Texas near where we grew up. He’s got a typical suburban lot but has done a lot of great things with it! We covered quite a bit in 30 short minutes: chickens, composting, vegetable gardening, growing wheat, flower gardening, and a smattering of other goodies!

The audio quality should be better this go around as I got a new microphone for Christmas. However, you can still hear kiddos in the background at times—that’s the perils of podcasting with little ones, even if the door is shut! Show notes are below!