Less Noise, More Green: Podcast with Gavin Webber from The Greening of Gavin

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Podcast with Gavin Webber from The Greening of Gavin


Last week, I had the pleasure of recording a podcast for The Greening of Gavin,  a popular, award winning urban sustainability blog written by Gavin Webber from his home in Melton near Melbourne, Australia. Gavin covers all kinds of topics on his site: cheese making, soap making, solar power, climate change and more, but we spent most of our time talking about home food production and the differences between our two growing climates. How do we maximize the space we have and are we both crazy for planting edibles in our front yards? Listen in and find out!


Click here to hear the podcast:

The Greening of Gavin Podcast Episode 120: Sue St. Jean

For those of you who have found your way here from Gavin's blog - welcome! Here are some links to posts relevant to the podcast. Enjoy!



Ten Tips for Growing Edibles in Small Spaces

My Edible Landscape Project

Unusual Edibles in My Edible Landscape and How to Eat them



Feel free to explore the rest of site, including all the gardening tips,  preserving ideas and recipes. You can keep up with all of my posts and podcasts by liking me on Facebook or subscribing to the blog.

See you in the garden,

Sue






6 comments:

  1. Thanks for being my guest on the show. I really enjoyed our chat about edible gardening! Lets catch up soon for a chat about sustainable living because I am sure we both have lots to talk about that subject as well.

    Gav

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    1. It was lovely to talk to you, Gavin and I would be delighted to chat again about sustainable living - no shortage of subject matter there!
      Sue

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  2. I love your front yard. I live in California and we're in a drought. I've been researching landscape minus lawns. I'd love to tear out my front lawns and replace them with something that is low maintenance and takes less water. Do you think your front yard takes less water than a lawn? It's lovely!

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    1. What a great question! I've had to stop and think about my water use to answer it. My front yard is not a low maintenance garden. I do a lot of planting and replanting through the summer to keep it looking good but also have many annuals in the garden and am slowly replacing them with perennial edibles which are less labor intensive. Truthfully, I don't think I use less water than when the space was all lawn. The garden is in blazing sun all day during the summer and I water every day that we don't have rain. My suggestion is to research permaculture,specifically food forests which is a method of gardening that mimics nature and over time the garden becomes self sufficient. Food forests are quite unruly and would not have worked in my front yard but by adding more perennials I will move in that direction. Depending on your space, this could work for you. I'm sure you are looking at xeriscaping. There are edibles that require less water and maybe you could include some in your garden design. I feel for you in California and I admire your desire to replace your lawn. I know you can find a garden design that works for you.

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  3. Is it true that you are worn out on being restricted inside your home? Would you like to see something alive and beautiful? What about having your own particular green greenhouse outside your home and appreciate breathing natural air? Envision that it is so unwinding to see extraordinary view simply outside your entryways

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