I’m excited to share that Still Growing… a weekly gardening podcast will be launching next month!
Creating My Podcast
I created Still Growing… because I love to listen to gardening podcasts myself. One thing I noticed, however, is that most of the shows I love are fairly short and I missed spending more time learning from the experts.
Still Growing… has always been my signature sign-off for my blog The View from Up Here. I thought it was the perfect name for a gardening podcast. I spent two weeks doing research for the show, lining up guests and gathering up audio equipment. During the last weeks in May, Phil was on a business trip and when he came back home, I had turned my office into a little recording studio. Over the summer, I’ll share more information about the equipment I purchased, what I love to use, and what got returned to Amazon :).
In future posts, I’ll share the resources I found to be the most helpful for setting up a podcast. Some folks are very generous and transparent about the things they do to create their podcasts. I couldn’t have gotten everything together so quickly without these on-line resources.
Show Format: Still Growing… Podcast
Still Growing… is designed to be an hour-long show. I’ll start the show with a 5 minute monologue which will include personal comments, insights, etc. which will be featured in my blog. Then, I will have an in-depth interview with an expert designed to help you and your garden grow. Finally, I’ll include out-takes and extras at the end of every show for anyone who wants to hear them. (Phil and I love movies and we especially love out-takes. The out-takes for Still Growing… are a great way for me to feature the reality behind the show; the bloopers, funny moments, sweet contributions from the kids, etc. I think it will add a nice personal touch to the show. Plus Grandma will listen all the way through if I feature the grandkids *wink* so I’m pandering a little here!)
Still Growing… Podcast: Guest Line-up
I’ve got a fun line-up planned for this summer. These guests are extra-special to me because they were all willing to help me get the show going and share their expertise with you! So, here are the summer episodes of Still Growing…(SG) I have planned so far:
SG501: Terri Chaffer – Oilerie Owner, Olive Oil & Balsamics Epicure June 6th
SG502: The Maple Grove Tree Inventory & the Impact of the 2013 Ice Storm on the Worthington Minnesota Urban Forest June 13th
SG503: Don Engebretson ~ The Renegade Gardener (Part 1) June 20th
SG504: Don Engebretson ~ The Renegade Gardener (Part 2) June 27th
SG505: Meleah Maynard & Jeff Gilman ~ Decoding Garden Advice July 5th
SG506: Shane Smith ~ Greenhouses & Cheyenne WY Botanic Gardens (Part 1) July 11th
SG507: Shane Smith ~ Greenhouses & Cheyenne WY Botanic Gardens (Part 2) July 18th
SG508: Beth Dooley ~ Minnesota’s Bounty: A Farmer’s Market Cookbook July 25th
SG509: Eleanor Swenson ~ Herbs & Aromatherapy August 1st
SG510: Sharon Lovejoy ~ Prolific Gardening Author & Children’s Gardening August 8th
SG 511: Fritz Haeg ~ Edible Estate August 15th
Still Growing…Podcast: Where to Listen
You can listen to Still Growing… directly on 6ftmama.com. Just go to the top menu, click on Still Growing…Podcast and select episodes. All of the episodes will be listed chronologically. You can view the show notes to select a particular segment that you want to listen to or listen to the entire show.
You can find Still Growing… on iTunes here.
You can find Still Growing… on Stitcher Radio here.
I hope you enjoy the Still Growing Gardening Podcast!