The Sodshow, Garden Podcast

17 May, 2017
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Garden Podcast: meet Ann Marie Powell, 2017 – Part 1

On This Episode of the Garden Podcast:

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Peter Donegan chats with garden designer, tv presenter and pretty much one of the finest ladies you may ever have the pleasure to meet, Ann Marie Powell.

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The last time Ann Marie was on The Sodshow Garden Podcast was March 2016, just before she went to RHS Chelsea Flower Show to build The RHS garden there; an accolade greater in horticulture I really don’t believe exists. And not only that but post the build, she then presented for the BBC and their coverage of RHS Chelsea 2016.

We discuss that, her Gold medal at Hampton, her childhood, her growing up and family life; we also stop along the way to chat what it means to be a little different, unique and maybe a bit special – depending on how you define those words. And in true Sodshow style, the conversation of course strays entirely off course and back again.

This as always when meeting Ann Marie, was again as it always is, an absolute honour.

Part 1 of 2.  Part 2 airs next Friday. I’ll update that right here.

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11 May, 2017
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The Sodshow, Live: meet Ed Hick. Foraging, Slow Food and Bloom Fringe

On This Episode of The Garden Podcast:

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Peter Donegan chats with Ed Hick, Live.

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The Sodshow Live Show took place at Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, Dublin. This episode was one of the days series and was just one part of the very beautiful Bloom Fringe 2016 Festival.

To Ed, he is the man behind Hick’s Sausages, Hick’s Bacon Jam and Hick’s Butchers of Dun Laoghaire. He is a staunch member of Slow Food Ireland, a caver, a potholer, a wild food expert, and a guy who really loves showing kids how to make sausages. We only talk about the horticulture and in this episode, it is jam packed.

As part of of Bloom Fringe, Ed took a cycling foraging tour along the banks of The Royal Canal in Dublin. And so from non berry picking in june, preserving without freezing, to elderflower picking and champagne; And from foraging, the one third rule and so much more we delve right into the things both Peter and Ed were reared doing which has a little become a trend and maybe a little of a buzz….. but this, in the very heart of Dublin City Centre, where one might least expect it.

Music with thanks to the gentlemen that are Homo Leviticus.

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4 May, 2017
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Garden Podcast: Karen Chapman, Author, Gardening With Foliage First, Timber Press

On This Episode of the Garden Podcast:

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Peter Donegan chats with author Karen Chapman (left of picture above).

Alongside Christina Salwitz and published by Timber Press they have written Gardening With Foliage First. On that note, huge thanks to the very wonderful team at Timber Press for their help in making this interview happen.

Incidentally, Gardening with Foliage First is a recommended title by the RHS.

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Karen Chapman’s love of gardening led her to establish her container and landscape design business, Le Jardinet, in 2006. She writes regular garden-related articles for online and print publications and her work has been featured in numerous national magazines, including Fine Gardening and Better Homes & Gardens titles. Karen is also an instructor for Craftsy and a popular speaker at garden clubs, nurseries and Flower and Garden Shows across the country. She lives on 5 rural acres in Duvall, Washington, where she is trying to create her dream garden – despite the deer.

Karen Chapman and Christina Salwitz have been traveling along parallel paths for many years as horticulturalists, designers, speakers and writers, sharing their passion for creating inspirational gardens with readers and audiences nationwide.

Their designs, articles and photographs have been featured in many national publications including Garden Design, Fine Gardening, Sunset and Better Homes and Gardens and they are both popular container gardening instructors, teaching at local community colleges and custom workshops. They have also earned a reputation for being as entertaining as they are informative – which they hope is a compliment!

In 2013 they published the award winning book Fine Foliage and have just released their second book Gardening with Foliage First (Timber Press, 2017)

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27 April, 2017
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Marybeth Janerich, Wasatch Community Gardens, The Sodshow Live, Salt Lake City, Thyme and Place

On This Weeks Garden Podcast:

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Peter Donegan chats with Marybeth Janerich (pictured above on Peter’s left), of Wasatch Community Gardens, Live from Salt Lake City Utah.

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Marybeth Janerich is the Wasatch Community Gardens, Community Education Programme Director.

Wasatch offer gardening spaces, education and community programmes and events working in the community through a variety of youth, education and school garden programmes. The reality is they go a stage further than that. Managed and run by the finest of the fine their programmes run a little deeper in some cases into community issues whilst at the same time keeping horticulture and growing as the bit that makes it all come together.

Live from Salt Lake City Utah, brought to you by Thyme and Place, this is the first show from the second 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.

That story is most probably better told by The Salt Lake Tribune and you can see the story in Pictures here – The Sodshow, Salt Lake City

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In House Live Bands:

  • Rusted Reel – night 1
  • Homo Leviticus – night 2

Thyme and Place, The Sodshow Live Sponsors:

19 April, 2017
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Zenaida Sengo, The Sodshow Live, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Thyme and Place

On This Weeks Garden Podcast:

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Peter Donegan chats with Zenaida Sengo, 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.

Zenaida Sengo quite literally wrote the book on Airplants. A designer, horticulturist and artist in the western US. She’s worked with plants, interiors, landscape and floral design in California since 2001, specialising in drought-tolerant minimal landscapes and unique floral artistry. Zenaida is a specialist in epiphytes and authored Air Plants – The Curious World of Tillandsias. In this richly photographed book one can learn vast amounts about both caring for and designing with Tillandsias.

Further info:

The Sodshow Live Show Team:

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The Sodshow Live Team:

In House Live Bands:

  • Rusted Reel – night 1
  • Homo Leviticus – night 2

Thyme and Place, The Sodshow Live Sponsors: