The Sodshow – Garden Podcast & Radio Show

The Sod Show, Award winning garden podcast. Every Friday 4pm in iTunes & all good podcast stores

4 February, 2016
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The Sodshow. Peter Donegan chats with Brian Greene

On This Weeks Garden Podcast:

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On this weeks show Peter Donegan chats with Brian Greene.

In almost 5 years on air Brian and Peter have never really chatted, something that was recorded an put on air. And on this weeks show Brian in theory gets interviewed by Peter. Together we go back over the last 5 years, how Peter and Brian ended up together, how Brian has changed and the common denominator of a garden radio show.

Not to be missed. And a wonderful insight into the behind the scenes of Ireland’s only full time garden radio show.

The Sodshow Garden Podcast airs every Friday live at 3pm and Just after in all good podcast stores.

Listen to The SodShow:

The Sodshow airs every Friday live at 3pm on Dublin City FM 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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27 January, 2016
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The Sodshow meets Chris Crooker of Perennial GRBS (Gardeners Royal Benevolent Society)

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Peter Donegan and Brian Greene chat with Chris Crooker of Perennial Gardeners Royal Benevolent Society, a charity that has been helping gardeners in the UK since 1839.

We chat with Chris about the history of the charity, why it was originally started and just who Perennial was intended to provide support for; all the way to up modern-day today and just how far that has changed. We talk about the role Michael Perry and The Grubby Gardeners play in raising much-needed funds and a little of how they manage to do that to the main events they run throughout the year and how you might get involved in helping others in the horticultural industry.

Interesting is an understatement, amazing the change over the 150 plus years of the charities existence and very very brilliant.

The Sodshow Garden Podcast airs every Friday live at 3pm and Just after in all good podcast stores.

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The Sodshow was awarded Ireland’s Best Podcast in 2012 and again in 2013. It’s also Ireland’s only full time garden radio show and garden podcast.

Listen to The SodShow:

The Sodshow airs every Friday live at 3pm on Dublin City FM 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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21 January, 2016
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The Sodshow meets RHS Ambassador, Jamie Butterworth

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Peter Donegan and Brian Greene chat with newly appointed Royal Horticultural Ambassador and Hortus Loci plant wizard, Jamie Butterworth.

Having had a passion for all things horticulture since the age of 9, now 21 year old Jamie is currently Joint Show Plant Manager at Hortus Loci nurseries, after graduating from RHS Garden Wisley in Summer 2015. Tasked with growing the plants for major RHS flower shows such as Chelsea, Hampton Court and Tatton Park. Jamie is also a newly appointed RHS ambassador, becoming one of 7 ambassadors joining the likes of Titchmarsh and Mary Berry! One of Jamie’s biggest passions is promoting horticulture to young people across the UK, showing what a fun, exciting and rewarding careers horticulture truly is

The Sodshow Garden Podcast airs every Friday live at 3pm and Just after in all good podcast stores.

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The Sodshow was awarded Ireland’s Best Podcast in 2012 and again in 2013. It’s also Ireland’s only full time garden radio show and garden podcast.

Listen to The SodShow:

The Sodshow airs every Friday live at 3pm on Dublin City FM 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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13 January, 2016
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The Sodshow meets Tim Entwisle, Director at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Australia – Part 2.

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On this weeks garden radio show, Part 2 of 2 as Peter Donegan and Brian Greene continue their chat with Tim Entwisle, Director of Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Australia.

We talk about Tim’s children and further attracting the next generation of “young people” into a subject (horticulture) that seems just fine when you’re a child or “older”; and the role Australia’s Botanic Gardens are trying to play in this, poor pay, education and the role of the media (new and mainstream) in attracting better people into the industry.

We also talk about the seed bank at Kew Gardens, just what Tim does to relax outside of horticulture and of course a little of the gardening world.

On a slightly lighter note, Peter chats also with good friend of The Sodshow, Sean Conville of Two Spots Coffee as we chat the skin off a coffee bean after roasting, formerly waste, now being used as bedding for Peters hens.  Which after ends up on the compost heap. Which after becomes compost. In which plants can grow. From plant to plant, in short. There is always a connection.

The Sodshow Garden Podcast airs every Friday live at 3pm and Just after in all good podcast stores.

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The Sodshow was awarded Ireland’s Best Podcast in 2012 and again in 2013. It’s also Ireland’s only full time garden radio show and garden podcast.

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Listen to The SodShow:

The Sodshow airs every Friday live at 3pm on Dublin City FM 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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6 January, 2016
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The Sodshow meets Tim Entwisle, Director at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Australia – Part 1

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On this weeks garden radio show, Peter Donegan and Brian Greene chat with Tim Entwisle, Director at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Australia.

On this part 1, we discuss everything from his role as Chief Executive of one of the most beautiful botanic garden on the planet The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Australia and also The Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne; to his love of coffee, his office location and just how a non die hard plants person who used to walk the bush looking for gold with his grandfather, changed from a study of maths and physics to botany right up to the position he holds today.

Of course we delve into the love hate relationship some may have with the Titum arum, climate change and how Ireland may have too much but in Australia too little water and how that has changed their choice of plants and also a little of how plants as we grow up sometimes become a little cool and uncool as we grow up.

This part 1 of 2. Part 2 airs next Friday live at 3pm. Just after in all good podcast stores.

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The Sodshow was awarded Ireland’s Best Podcast in 2012 and again in 2013. It’s also Ireland’s only full time garden radio show and garden podcast.

Listen to The SodShow:

The Sodshow airs every Friday live at 3pm on Dublin City FM 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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