Living Homegrown Podcast with Theresa Loe
Canning Expert and PBS TV Producer Theresa Loe: Ca
LivingHomegrown is all about living farm fresh without the farm. Through canning and preserving, artisan food crafting, edible gardening and small-space homesteading (including backyard chickens & goats) you can enjoy the flavors of the season and live a more sustainable lifestyle no matter how small of a space you call home. Hosted by TV canning expert and national PBS TV producer, Theresa Loe, this weekly podcast continues the flavorful conversation happening at LivingHomegrown.com and the Canning Academy. Alternating between Q and A episodes where you can ask Theresa your burning canning/homesteading questions and interviews with the rock stars of the DIY food movement, each weekly episode helps you live closer to your food.
Growing Heirloom Flowers
LH 171:How to Add Vintage Blooms to a Modern Garden It's a wonderful thing to add flowers to our vegetable gardens to attract pollinators. But it's also REALLY important to feed our souls as well as the pollinators when we're gardening. Growing heirloom flowers is a way to do just that. What is an “heirloom” flower and why are they so special? That’s what host Theresa Loe sets out to answer on today’s podcast episode. She explores the many benefits of adding vintage blooms to our gardens withgarden author, Chris McLaughlin. Chris shares her insights into these treasured plants, why we need to add more flowers to our veggie gardens, and why heirlooms hold a special place in our hearts. Plus, Chris shares her recipe for making lavender-honey simple syrup, which is awesome in SO many different drink concoctions. As always, you can go to www.LivingHomegrown.com/171to get a full transcript, other links and resources AND the printable recipe mentioned in the episode.
Creating a Garden Sanctuary
LH 170:How To Create A Sacred Space To Unwind From The Busy World Life is busy. Life can be stressful. It’s often too easy to get caught up in the noise of the world…which can lead to MORE stress. As gardeners, we usually have a sense that reconnecting with nature is important, but what if you made that connection part of your regular routine? What if you intentionally created a space that was just for you so that you could reconnect and slow down? That’s what today’s episode is all about. Host Theresa Loe brought on Jessi Bloom, who gives us her 5 steps for creating a sanctuaryso you can recharge and reconnect to nature. Jessi also shares practical things that we can do to not only make our garden more beautiful, but to help us be better stewards of the earth. You will learn: Why creating a sanctuary is so important in our busy lifestyles How to be a better steward of the earth with our gardens The 5 most important steps to creating any ecological garden What is smudging and wh...
Homemade Gifts - All Natural Body Care
LH 169:Easy Ideas for All-Natural Gifts From Your Garden There’s something special about a homemade gift. But it becomes even more special when it includes a little piece of your garden as well. It can be as simple as a dried flower or an herbal sprig. But that added touch means that you are sharing something that you nurtured with your own hands. And THATcan't be found in a store. In today’s episode, host Theresa Loe brought back garden author, Stephanie Rose, to share her tips and insights into making extraordinary crafts that can be shared as gifts. And she has graciously included a recipe for Tub Tea that you can print out and make this holiday season…or any time of the year. Just got to our show notes at: www.LivingHomegrown.com/169to print the recipe/instructions. You will learn: Why botanical gifts can be the best gifts of all What type of equipment is needed when crafting at home Why we should avoid chemicals on our skin The difference between essential oils and fragrance...
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