TGoG 106 – The Top 8 Tools I Use When Gardening

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This episode is essential listening for gardeners at all stages, from raw beginner through to the seasoned green thumb.  It has a little something for everyone, even if you don’t currently have a garden, but are wondering what tools to buy or borrow before you start growing your own vegetables.

I list and describe my top 8 tools I use when gardening, every time that I venture into the patch and orchard.

Here they are in no specific order of importance;top 8 tools I use when gardening

  1. Leather Gloves
  2. Garden Bag
  3. 3 pronged handheld fork
  4. galvanised 9L Watering Can
  5. Secateurs
  6. Wheelbarrow
  7. Cotton Twine, and
  8. Aerobin 400 for making compost

So there you have it.  All very simple, and mostly inexpensive tools that I use when gardening in our suburban food farm.

I hope that each and every listener got something from this episode!

Don’t forget that this show is financially supported by you, the listener, via Patreon.  If you believe the show adds value to the sustainable living community and you would like to support the show, please pledge your support at http://www.patreon.com/greeningofgavin.  Any pledge small or large is most welcome, as it keeps the show growing week by week.

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TGoG 105 – Randy Adams Interviews Gavin

Listen to the Episode Below (01:04:28)
Randy Adams

Randy Adams with a Sweet Potato

I was recently interviewed by Randy Adams as part of his leadership studies at the University of Florida. Randy is a big fan of my other podcast Little Green Cheese and reached out for an interview. Of course I said yes and the rest is recorded history, and I answered in my own modest way.

His interesting questions were along these lines;

1) Can you tell me a little bit about your background and what your life was like prior to your leadership role in the sustainability movement (e.g. adolescence, previous careers, existential crises)?

2) What personal experience(s) gave you the desire to start a blog and educate others about a “greener” way of living?

3) How do your loved ones, friends and colleagues view the work that you do?

4) Looking from the time you began your blog until now, what sort of decisions did you have to make regarding the blog, podcasts, products etc.

5) What do you believe are your greatest resources at hand that allow you to do what you do?

6) In the context of the work you do with the greening of Gavin and the little green cheese, how would you describe your method of leadership (I am not sure if you have ever thought of yourself in the category of “leader”, but if not, have an open mind and go with it)?

7) I realize you do these blogs and podcasts within the walls of your home, but have you ever sought out assistance with some tasks (e.g. posting episodes, more contributors) either from people directly around you or from your cheese and sustainability communities?

8) If not, would this be something you would consider for the future of your work?

9) What personal qualities do you possess that you feel contribute positively to your podcasts, blogging and homesteading?

10) What sort of fruits would you like to see from your work in the long run?

I had a lot of fun during the interview and was quite frank about my work. Sit back, grab a cuppa and listen to Randy interviewing Gavin.

Don’t forget that this show is financially supported by you, the listener, via Patreon.  If you believe the show adds value to the sustainable living community and you would like to support the show, please pledge your support at http://www.patreon.com/greeningofgavin.  Any pledge small or large is most welcome, as it keeps the show growing week by week.

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And finally, do you think this podcast episode will help someone you know? If so, help them out by sharing it using the social media buttons now!

Cheese Podcast S02E05 – Interview with Colin Giddy

I just finished publishing a very informative episode of the Little Green Cheese podcast.  My guest was Colin Giddy is a home cheese maker from Morrinsville, New Zealand.

During the show He describes his inspiration for making cheese, how he has made many different types, and some of the challenges that he has encountered along the way.

Check it out over at http://www.littlegreencheese.com/2015/03/lgc-s02e05-interview-with-colin-giddy.html

Little Green Cheese Podcast

Little Green Cheese Podcast S02E05

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