The Sodshow

Irelands Best Podcast 2012 and 2013 and Only Garden Radio Show. With love from Greensax.ie – every Friday @ 3pm

17 October, 2014
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The Sodshow meets Con Traas of The Apple Farm

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Peter went on a bus-man’s holiday to an apple farm recently. Why are we not surprised? He met with Con (Cornelius Traas) who runs The Apple Farm in Co Tipperary which is a veritable Tardis of an Apple Farm. If you think it’s just a simple fruit farm; take a second look!  There’s a genuine farm shop – what is grown and produced on the farm – a campsite and hundreds, nay thousands, of fruit trees.

Con juices his own apple juice and it’s pretty magical as both Caitriona and Peter will testify – Brian has yet to confirm whether he’s tried it before or not! There is a fermented version of the apple juice that we also give the Sodshow seal of approval to. If you ask us, it’s the champagne of Irish apples. His entire ethos and approach towards running The Apple Farm is one that makes us want to stand up and applaud.

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The Sodshow was Ireland’s Best Podcast in 2012, then 2013. It’s Ireland’s and only garden radio show and is brought to you with thanks to the very lovely Greensax.ie

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10 October, 2014
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The Sodshow Talks About Mental Health for World Mental Health Awareness Day

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Brian Greene talks to old friend of the show, Paddy Courtney and also with Karina Buckley about the links between good mental health, gardening, horticulture, and all things outdoors. It’s a great, bright show with a brilliant message. We should do this more often.

Paddy calls it “being grounded” and we think it’s very apt!

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The Sodshow was Ireland’s Best Podcast in 2012, then 2013. It’s Ireland’s and only garden radio show and is brought to you with thanks to the very lovely Greensax.ie

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The Sodshow airs every Friday and is available in iTunes and all good podcast stores around 3.30pm the same day. Thoughts or comments ? @sodshow on twitter or on facebook as The Sodshow.

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3 October, 2014
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The Sodshow Meets John Weakliam of Irish Charity, Vita

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Caitriona Redmond meets John Weakliam, CEO of Irish charity, Vita and discusses the Potato Centre of Excellence project. They discuss why International aid has changed to give recipients skills and tools to move forward and how Vita is integral in this regard in Ethiopia and Eritrea. Caitriona also talks to Smret, who is originally from Eritrea, about how potatoes are consumed in Eritrea and how women are at the forefront of growing food in her country.

The Sodshow is Ireland’s Best Podcast 2013 and only garden radio show and is very proudly sponsored by good friends at Greensax.ie

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26 September, 2014
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The Sodshow meets Gillian Howard of Bay Road Nurseries, Australia

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Peter Donegan talks to Gillian Howard of Bay Road Nurseries in Melbourne Australia. Gillian chats about the difference in scale between her nursery and those of other delegates to the IGCC2014, how the plant diversity varies between Australia and Ireland. It’s interesting to hear that she has a style of garden centre that most Irish people would be familiar with and how they pride themselves in having a connection with their customers. She describes it as “slow gardening”, we love that term!

The Sodshow is Ireland’s Best Podcast 2013 and only garden radio show and is very proudly sponsored by good friends at Greensax.ie

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19 September, 2014
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The Sodshow meets Christian Dinger of Dingers Garden Centre, Germany

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Christian Dinger of Dingers Garden Centre which is just outside of Cologne, it’s very (very) big at 30,000 sq metres. He talks about how he eventually ended up at the helm of the biggest garden centre in Germany in 2004. Their garden centre has a great family ethos and it’s interesting to see how the Dingers have developed this culture and how it helps them to relate to their customers.

There’s a lovely point in the interview where Peter and Christian talk about how gardening and growing things makes people happy. It’s also very interesting to hear how the landscaping industry differs in Germany, partially due to a lower rate of home ownership in Germany.

Peter also spoke to Akihiro Osaki from Osaki Flower Pack, who you hear, expressing his love for The Sodshow all the way in Tokyo in Japan. Sure why wouldn’t you? Pictured from left to right here with journalist Eugene Higgins, our Peter, Masumi Miura and Akihiro Osaki himself.

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The Sodshow is Ireland’s Best Podcast 2013 and only garden radio show and is very proudly sponsored by good friends at Greensax.ie

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