Living Homegrown Podcast with Theresa Loe
About This Show
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.
Most Recent Episode
LH 119: What it REALLY Means To Be An Organic Flower Farmer
3 days ago
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own gardening or farming business? It can sound romantic and whimsical, can’t it? But what's really involved in running a seasonal business around growing things? How do you manage the season or even your day around harvesting and delivering plant material? This week, I share an episode I actually recorded for some of my students. You see, I have a secret podcast called Seedy Conversations® where I give the back story on businesses, homesteaders and bloggers. We dive into what makes them tick. Well, this episode is from those archives. I interviewed Erin Benzakein who has been on the Living Homegrown Podcast before (Episode #95). But this time, Erin pulls back the curtain and gives a snapshot of what life is like as a small organic farmer in the state of Washington. Erin is the top floral farmer-florist in the country and she spills the beans on what it really means to run a small family farm. And the good news is that Erin finds her business to be rewarding and inspiring each and every day. I think you will love her story! You'll learn: About a typical day in the life of a farmer-florist What is the best gear to wear in the field Which crops to grow for market The magical time for taking garden photos The 1 morning practice that sets you up for success in your day Top advice for anyone considering becoming a farmer You can get more information about Erin, her farm and all the links mentioned in this episode in the show notes at www.LivingHomegrown.com/119 as well as a full transcript of the show.