I’ve been asked about starting a podcast multiple times but I hadn’t done it due to time considerations, plus the fact that I don’t usually listen to podcasts myself.
However, my background is in radio production so putting a good show together is easy for me.
I got a chance this last week to connect with a professional coffee farmer in Hawaii who had some criticisms of one of my posts on coffee, so I decided “hey, why not talk to this guy in an interview and record it?”
So I did… and it’s a really good interview. Gary knows his stuff and is running a profitable business running an earth-friendly farm. I love it when someone is more knowledgeable on a topic than myself and I can learn from them. In turn, I get to pass that knowledge on to you and we all win.
I’m working on editing it now and will post when I get it done.
All that to say: The Survival Gardener Podcast will be launching some time quite soon and I’ll make it available (hopefully, once I figure all the technical stuff out) for both streaming and download.
Great! You are an inspiration to my lazy bones. Now, when I come home from work and want to flop but on the couch , I think geesh, Mr. Goodman is probably doing something exciting and maybe I shouldn’t be looking at the latest stupidity concerning the Donald or my lousy football team (Dolphins). Old dumb habits are hard to break.
On the lighter side, my back to eden food forest is coming along. I am cheating though, my wood chips are a little less than a year old, and I did not have a lot of luck growing stuff directly in the chips so I am putting a couple of inches of mushroom compost on top of some of it. I now have lots of stuff growing. You are the main inspiration to all of this.
thanks for all you do… and your videos are slowing replacing my need to chill out by watching the latest video on the woes of the Miami Dolphins offensive line@
The Donald looks like a winner… but the Dolphins, darn it… well, they’re… uh…
It’s too painful to watch them anymore.
As for me, I like to outperform. It’s a hobby. Thanks for the encouragement.
Mushroom compost and wood chips are a great combination. It’ll just get better and better. I think watching the garden grow is likely to be better than watching the Dolphins this year.
You may know of this guy, but John Lee Dumas teaches people how to do podcasts. Check it:
I didn’t – thank you very much for the link.
Sorry, off-topic , but I could not find a contact email.
Bought & read Compost Everything as well as Grow or Die. Wife & I are starting out gardening and I am in the middle of double-digging(1) some seriously compacted clay soil. I also got a free supply of unread local newspapers still folded up & unread. I got to thinking:
1. Newsprint is made from wood pulp.
2. DTG suggested that hunks of wood made good moisture-reservoirs and fungal growth dealios.
3. Why not take out the shiny paper bits and then throw the entire unread newspaper in the bottom of the double-dug bed all folded up? Since the beds are mostly linear, just line them up like dominoes laid on their backs.
Is that crazy-talk or moderately reasonable?
The summers here can be brutal and dry, so the moisture-banking aspect would be nice.
(1) Hah! All the youtoobers showing double-digging are highlarious in their girly-man soils. First bit I dug out blade-depth, I took my fork, stabbed it in the hole and bent my fork 45deg. I now don’t use a fork, just dig two spade blade lengths deep and bust up clods. Before watering it in, I get about +75% of the previous volume.
Gardening and composting are NEVER off-topic!
I think burying it would be great long-term; however, it might rob some nitrogen the first year. I’d throw in a sprinkling of chicken manure, blood meal, or my new favorite, cottonseed meal along with the newspapers. Adding that wet paper is definitely worth a try and is more likely to help than not.
As for the youtubers and double-digging… yes, I feel your pain. It’s easy for me to double-dig here in Florida but when I built gardens in Tennessee and Georgia it took a mattock to pull it off. Having a really tough spade and sharpening it helps, but man… my fork was basically useless until later on once the soil was already loose.
Looking forward to it. My drive time is filled with listening to podcasts. I. WILL. LISTEN.
Thanks for the heads-up. We have three chickens and an accumulation of manure where they hang out for the night. This should work out.
How exciting!! I don’t listen to podcasts but I would listen to yours!
Thanks, Andi. You’re the best.
I don’t listen to them either since I don’t have any commute. If I had a real job, however, I might.
LOVE YOUR CONTENT!