The Sodshow, Garden Podcast

12 October, 2017
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The Sodshow Live, Salt Lake City: Ann Torrence and Robert Marc, Stray Arrow Ranch. Thyme and Place

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Peter Donegan chats with Ann Torrence and Robert Marc of Stray Arrow Ranch, Live from Salt Lake City Utah.

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Live from Salt Lake City Utah, brought to you by Thyme and Place, this is the first show from the first night of The Sodshow Live. Peter Donegan was there for a little over one week were 6 guests in total, over 2 nights either side of St Patricks Day 2017 were interviewed in front of a live audience.  Continue Reading →

5 October, 2017
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The Sodshow Live, Dublin Castle: Space Engagers, Sara Venn, Bloom Fringe 2017. The Church Bar, Dublin

On This Episode of the Garden Podcast:

Peter Donegan hosts The Sodshow Live from Dublin Castle, as part of Bloom Fringe 2017.

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The voices you will hear are:

Philip Crowe, CEO and Co-Founder Space Engagers.

Originally from Belfast, Philip’s background is in architecture, urban planning, urban resilience and carbon management.

Space Engagers is a social enterprise founded in 2016, emerging from research on the EU TURAS project in UCD which explored what urban resilience, or how cities can adapt to change, means in practiceTheir research concluded that to address local social and environmental issues effectively we need the whole community to get involved, we need better data at the local scale, and we need new ways of doing things. 

Sara Venn, Incredible Edible Bristol

Sara Venn is a former guest of The Sodshow – an episode more than worth going back and taking a listen to. On this occasion however Sara talks in depth about making change, how Incredible Bristol began and more the change for the better that it has had on not only the spaces there, but also the people who interact with them.

Q and A

This session with Philip and Sara is followed by a Q and A session with our guests from the first Sodshow Live show from Dublin Castle, another episode more than well worth a listen and you can find that and the entire back catalogue in iTunes, all good podcast stores and www.sodshow.com

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The Sodshow Garden Podcast releases every Friday and is available in iTunes, all good podcast stores and via The Sodshow website.

28 September, 2017
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Garden Podcast: Michael McGarr, Warnes McGarr

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Pictured above (l-r) Robert Warnes, Michael John McGarr and Peter Donegan. 

At RHS Tatton 2017 Warnes McGarr were awarded not just a Gold medal, but also the award for Best Construction in Show and Best Future Spaces garden for their Cactus Direct #2101 garden.

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Together Peter Donegan and Michael talk, music, a love for you do, a journey into horticulture and the passion that fuels it as well as turning what it is you love doing into a business and being the favourite son.

They speak about the build at Tatton, how things may appear to the outside, what one really has to do to get there and the realities of really working in an industry were you may be considered unique and the pros and cons of that.

If you have a love of show gardens, are thinking about getting into the business or very simply wanna know what it like to be able to consider walking that walk, you’re gonna love this one.

Part of the 2017 Tatton garden launch included a much loved set by Wigan based band Deep Shade who play out the interview between Michael and Peter.

My thanks also to Carolyn Hughes of Breathe PR for being wonderful and also the ladies and gentlemen of the Royal Horticultural Society Press Office – thank you so much.

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20 September, 2017
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Garden Podcast: Lara Behr

On This Weeks Garden Podcast:

Just one year in business under her own name Lara Behr designed the Macmillan Legacy Garden at The Royal Horticultural Society RHS Tatton Park 2017 show were she won Gold Medal and The People’s Choice Award.

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Together Peter Donegan and Lara chat studying law pre horticulture with Andrew Fisher Tomlin at the London College of Garden Design; Being raised in Zimbabwe, a career that would never be offered to an academic and the change to a more creative career were, the rewards are different, if I might call them that.

Design briefs, clients, influence and the challenges of show gardening in this case for MacMillan Cancer Support; we also talk what the future holds, what Lara hoped for the garden and everything in between.

13 September, 2017
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Garden Podcast: Styal Prison, RHS Tatton 2017

On This Episode of the Garden Podcast:

Peter Donegan talks with Eddie Tarry, Community Engagement Manager at HMP Styal Prison and Horticulture Instructor Audra Bickerdyke.

The team and ladies of Styal Prison designed and built the Stop Think Change garden at RHS Tatton 2017.

Of note, there’s a bit of noise tapping in the background, entirely down to inclement weather and the fact that this was recorded in the speakers marquee / tent at Tatton Park.

From dealing with self harm, well-being and mental health, we talk about the benefits of horticulture within and post leaving the prison; the journey through designing and building a garden at RHS Tatton and bringing women back into the community.

We chat why HMP Styal chose to take on the size of garden they did and at such a prestigious show, the differences between any other garden designer putting together a garden at a RHS show, their sponsors Novus Foundations for Change, what it means to those who were part of creating a RHS Silver medal garden and what it means to their future.

Much congrats to sponsors Novus Foundations for Change, HMP Altcourse, HMP Garth, Four Oaks Nursery, Briggs Equipment and Spectrum and my thanks to all of the ladies who I met at the garden over my 2 days at RHS Tatton.

My thanks also to the team at RHS Tatton Flower Show and The Royal Horticultural Society. 

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