I took a break from show prep this morning to visit with Aaron Steil and Jessica Krupicka on Gardening Today on AM 1040 WHO.
We had fun talking about gardening, edible landscaping, food forests and the Home and Outdoor Living Show. If you missed it or want to listen again, here is a link to the recorded podcast. While you are there you can browse the other past shows.
There are many links on the Gardening Today show notes that we talked about. We also mentioned The Environmental Working Group's Dirty Dozen. If you would like to get involved with the Ames Food Forest join the Central Iowa Foodscaping Facebook group. If you want to build a seed starting rack, here's the how-to video.
I also got to attend a mushroom growing class at McFarland Park put on by Story County Conservation.
Adam Wilke lead about thirty attendees through the ins and outs of mushroom cultivation, benefits and science. We all got to drill our logs, insert the spawn and seal them. We also got to take home the log we inoculated with shiitake spawn.
For more information and registration for other classes put on by Story County Conservation go to their calendar.
I also got a few pictures of things popping in the back yard.
But show prep continues...
I can't wait to see you there!
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