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Podcast title Tending Seeds: Adventures in Homesteading and Herbalism
Website URL http://tendingseeds.libsyn.com...
Description Follow along on my journey of homesteading on 13 acres, starting a medicinal herb farm, and becoming a practicing clinical herbalist. Other topics discussed will include the importance of community building and moving towards a more zero waste lifestyle.
Updated Thu, 08 Aug 2019 02:59:53 +0000
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Episodes

1. Ep 14 - Planning Your Fall Garden
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Great things happening here on the farm: Tending Seeds is six months old, the wood stove finally got installed, and elderberry season has arrived! Today we're talking about planning your fall garden, how to decide what you have time to grow, vegetable crop suggestions, and some other things to consider planting around your land at this time of year.

Connect with me on Instagram @foxandelder.

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New episodes on the first and third Wednesday of each month.



2. Ep 13 - Caring For Cast Iron
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Today we have a mini-episode on restoring, seasoning, and caring for cast iron. Next time you find a rusty piece of cast iron at a yard sale, go ahead and grab it!!

 

Connect with me on Instagram @foxandelder.

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New episodes on the first and third Wednesday of each month.



3. Ep 12 - Types of Food Preservation
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Today we're talking about different methods of food preservation! We'll discuss the pros and cons of canning, dehydrating, freezing, fermenting, pickling, and root cellar storage.

Connect with me on Instagram @foxandelder.

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New episodes on the first and third Wednesday of each month.



4. Ep 11 - Build Your Homesteading Skills Now
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I know so many folks dreaming of homesteading at some point in their futures, and today's episode is for them! We're diving in to discuss skills you can start building now so that you're ready to hit the ground running once you arrive on your land. 

Connect with me on Instagram @foxandelder.

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New episodes on the first and third Wednesday of each month.



5. Ep 10 - Wildcrafting Thoughts
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June has been such a positive and productive month here! Even as we tackle new "surprise" home repairs, there is such abundance coming off of the land and we are pushing forward with our projects. I'm also fencing in the garden because the deer have arrived and they are hungry.

Our main topic for the week talking about some considerations for wildcrafting and foraging out in your neck of the woods. We discuss the need to know a plant's status (endangered, at-risk, etc) as well as understanding a plant's life cycle and how it propagates before we harvest anything.

 

Connect with me on Instagram @foxandelder.

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New episodes on the first and third Wednesday of each month.



6. Ep 9 - Paw Paws with Dan De Lion
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So happy to share with you this informative guest audio piece from Dan De Lion all about paw paws! Dan is a forager, herbalist, and musician who is passionate about increasing biodiversity and spreading awareness and love of this awesome perennial fruit tree. I'm so grateful for his contribution and the energy he's putting into sharing the seeds of this wonderful plant.

Ways to connect with Dan De Lion:

Instagram @returntonature

Facebook - including upcoming events

 

Connect with me on Instagram @foxandelder.

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New episodes on the first and third Wednesday of each month.



7. Ep 8 - The Most Important Part of Your Homestead
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Lots of updates today about all of the goodness coming off of the land and what we're working on around the homestead.

Our main topic for the week is caring for the most important part of the homestead: ourselves! I dive into some self care practices that I've been implementing for myself and how they're working out for me.

Tea of the week: lemon balm, rose, and orange peel.

Podcast recommendation: Forest 404 from BBC Radio.

Connect with me on Instagram @foxandelder.

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New episodes on the first and third Wednesday of each month.



8. Ep 7 - Planting Frenzy
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Just a quick episode today to talk about the busy happenings on the farm and in the garden! I also share a short story about one of the first mishaps we've had here with the new house. And I'm joined with a kitty background co-host today.

Connect with me on Instagram @foxandelder.

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New episodes on the first and third Wednesday of each month.



9. Ep 6 - Digestive Health and Deep Immunity
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I'm back from the Midsouth Women's Herbal Conference and excited to talk about my experience there! I talk in depth about my three favorite classes:

Stone Medicine with Sarah Thomas Digestive Health with Phyllis Light  Deep Immunity with Rebecca Word

I also give some updates on projects here on the farm, getting to use our new lawnmower for the first time, and feeling happier and more energized with the arrival of spring.

Connect with me on Instagram @foxandelder.

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New episodes on the first and third Wednesday of each month.



10. Ep 5 - Where to Begin
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Today we talk about where to begin when you first get onto your homestead and you have a list of potential projects a mile long. We tackle some listener questions such as: How to prioritize? How to avoid taking on too much? And how large should your garden be your first growing season?

Other topics this episode:

big farm purchases such as a riding lawnmower starting to work soil that is compact clay to till or not to till? applying permaculture zones to your home my impending canned tomato shortage

Connect with me on Instagram @foxandelder.

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New episodes on the first and third Wednesday of each month.



11. Ep 4 - Organic Growers School
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Happy Spring Equinox! Today's episode starts with some thoughts on planning for spring and then I delve into my three days at Organic Growers School earlier this month. Classes on year-round growing, invasive plants, carbon farming, biodynamic preps, building good soil, fruit tree grafting, and lots more!

Botany Everyday course by Marc Williams starts March 23rd.

Connect with me on Instagram @foxandelder.

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12. Ep 3 - Spring Medicinals and Homesteading Economics
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We're back for our first episode of March and it seems like spring is teasing us! Our main topics today are the wonderful spring medicinal and culinary greens popping up everywhere as well as answering a listener question about the economics of homesteading.

Other topics we discuss:

progress on the sunroom and herb office community berry orders natural barriers for neighbors as well as deer United Plant Savers! heading off to Organic Growers School tomorrow

Feel free to connect with me over on Instagram, @foxandelder.

If you're enjoying the show, I'd love for you to share it with a friend! And if you're so inclined, ratings and reviews are always much appreciated.



13. Ep 2 - Choosing an Herbal Program
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Our main topic today is answering a listener question about what to look for when choosing an herbal program. I talk about the program I'm currently enrolled in, things to research about potential herb schools, and some legal/business considerations to working as an herbalist.

Other topics discussed:

all of this never-ending rain! progress on some homestead projects using veggie scraps to make herbal broth places on the land that resonate with me

Connect with me on Instagram @foxandelder.



14. Ep 1 - Finding My Place
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Our main topic today is searching for the right homestead to purchase. I talk about the importance of a realtor who's a good fit as well as getting really specific about what you're looking for.

Other topics discussed:

getting ready for spring planting connecting with other homesteaders via social media seed saving programs at local libraries my current favorite herbal tea blend upcoming event: Organic Growers School current inspiration: Richard Powers, The Overstory

 

Find out more about the Organic Growers School Spring Conference.

Connect with me on Instagram @foxandelder.



15. Ep 0 - Welcome and Introductions
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Hello and welcome! Today's episode is a short introduction about who I am, how I got here, what this podcast will focus on, and what you can expect from future episodes. New episodes will be published on the first and third Wednesday of each month.

 

Connect with me on Instagram, @FoxandElder.

 

Music by Marney McCague.