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The Farm-A-Yard Podcast

The Farm-A-Yard podcast brings inspiration and new thought about growing your own food, local food security, replenishing soil, creating our own food gardens and small-plot farms.

033 - Mix Your Own Potting Soil

with host Linda Borghi and guest Evan Folds

 

Evan Folds, our favorite “Soil Doctor”, and Linda discuss the considerations when preparing your potting soil as the next step to getting a jump start on your spring garden.

What percentage of ingredients for a good soil mix?  You first have to understand what the plant needs?  Making your own soil is a lot like preparing a recipe for the plant to be able to breathe, eat and drain well.  The recipe is a flexible guideline, and adjustments are needed based on your observation of the plant as it progresses. Good nutrition for the plant depends on soil microbe development and so much more!

 

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Music credit: “Insomnia” by John Sheehan.  Used with permission.

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032 - Seed Catalog Collection Time

with host Linda Borghi

Linda’s love affair, seed addiction, began a long time ago. It all started with seed catalogs.  According to “Seed, The Untold Story”, we have lost 92% of our seed diversity in the last century. How can we save seed diversity?  Start growing some seed!  Develop a relationship with seeds and let the process begin!  Seed catalogs are a wealth of information.  You can learn so much just by reading through catalogs. Pick catalogs from the regions you live in and consider building a seed library in your area from seeds that worked well for you. Growing food should be a collaborative, collective dance among us!  Check out Linda’s list below in the show notes and start planning today! Take action, ask questions!  Share your seed stories. We want to hear from you!

This podcast is made possible by funding by our Patreon supporters.  

For extra free content or to become a patron please see us at https://www.patreon.com/FarmAYard

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Special Download: Farm-A-Yard Free Print (US) Seed Catalogs at https://www.patreon.com/posts/16821446

Music credit: “Insomnia” by John Sheehan.  Used with permission.

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031 - A Clean Slate

031 - A Clean Slate

with host Linda Borghi

Why do we need to “clean the slate”, be daring and grow some of what we want to eat?

Linda gives us some very compelling reasons. Besides, you can grow just 100 square feet of garden and save yourself $700.00 a year at the grocery store!

Learn the simple steps to plan your garden now, even learn an easy way to figure out how much produce your family eats now and how much you would need to grow.

New motto: “Grow it, why mow it!”  Start small and you will get hooked! Grow your own personal food security. Learn how to sow, eat, repeat!  We are only one seed away!!

Listen to this podcast and start your garden plan today!

This podcast is made possible by funding by our Patreon supporters.  

For extra free content or to become a patron please see us at https://www.patreon.com/FarmAYard

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Seed Catalogs

Music credit: “Insomnia” by John Sheehan.  Used with permission.

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030 - The Wellness Garden

with host Linda Borghi and guest  Shawna Coronado

The Wellness Garden way to better health. Shawna’s journey to wellness went from a dozen medications to an anti-inflammatory diet that, after just 4 days, reduced her osteoarthritis pain by 40% and her blood pressure went to normal!  This author’s front yard veggie garden message is that you can make your life better too!

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Music credit: “Insomnia” by John Sheehan.  Used with permission.

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29-The Real Inside Garden

with host Linda Borghi and guest Barbara George

Learn about the making of the Inner Garden. Barbara George specializes in prosperity! How do you become a fully productive person? Lessons from the soil and the dandelion.  Tune into this inspiring episode to learn how to nourish your Inner Garden and thrive!

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Music credit: “Insomnia” by John Sheehan.  Used with permission.

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028 - Gardening Biodynamically for 45 Years

with host Linda Borghi and guest Charlotte Anthony

Charlotte grew up close to the land and working in the garden. She connected to the earth and learned to grow biodynamically.  She knows first hand, the important connection of soil microbes to our health and that this growing method can produce nutrient dense food. Learn from the experts as Linda and Charlotte share some experiences in this Part 1 of 2 episodes.

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Music credit: “Insomnia” by John Sheehan.  Used with permission.

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027 - Let’s Charge Those Seeds

with host Linda Borghi

What is Orgone Energy?  Tune in to this fascinating Podcast!  Learn how to collect energy and super charge your seeds. Have you ever heard of an Atmospheric Reorganizer?  This Podcast is packed full with info!  Find out how you can build your own Orgone Box to recharge your seeds!  

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  • YouTube Video - How to build an Orgone Box to Charge Your seeds
  • YouTube Video -Cloud Buster

Music credit: “Insomnia” by John Sheehan.  Used with permission.

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026 - Putting Your Yard to Bed

with host Linda Borghi

How do you put a yard farm to bed for the winter?  Linda shares about her passion to take care of the soil. The earth likes to be covered all the time. Learn some ways to keep the soil covered.  Why? Because we are growing more than plants, we are actually growing soil the year round. What we do in this season will make a big difference when it’s time to plant again in the spring!

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Music credit: “Insomnia” by John Sheehan.  Used with permission.

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025 - Gardening with Children

with host Linda Borghi

Linda’s history goes way back regarding gardening with children. Hear Linda’s stories working with children. Kids today need to be connected to the earth for good development. Kids that get “soiled” are healthier. This investment with children when they are young, will help them to be so much healthier and wiser for the experience.  Studies show that children who grow some vegetables are more apt to eat vegetables. When gardening with children, you will grow so much more than food. You will plant important skills and seeds of joy in your children!

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Music credit: “Insomnia” by John Sheehan.  Used with permission.

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024 - Milk Crate Farm

024 - Milk Crate Farm

with host Linda Borghi

Linda’s been back on tour!  New tagline: “You are just one seed away!”  From what? Well...Everything!

Here I am by the Hudson River and wherever I go, the first thing I think about is, what can we grow here?  How about a mini milk crate urban farm? Yepperooni!

Check out the versatility of growing like this and all the easy details step by step!  Learn how simple it can be to grow some of your own food!

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Music credit: “Insomnia” by John Sheehan.  Used with permission.

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