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Melanie Walker's Grounded

Melanie Walker's Grounded

Author: Melanie Walker | Solid Gold Studios

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Welcome to Grounded. Hosted by the ever-energetic Melanie Walker, this podcast explores gardening, nature, adventure, and all things Grounded.
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Kathy Varney, marketing and product manager of Ball Straathoffone of SAs biggest companies when it comes to the creation and distribution of new and exciting flower and plant varieties, gives us the lowdown on the state of Impatiens, how trialling plants works, and a heads up on new plants to look out for.If you're ready to produce your own podcast, contact the podcast experts at SolidGoldStudios.co.za
Communication is key to development, both personal and societal. As ways of communicating have become more technologically inclined, there are still those who are unconnected and missing Out on this valuable tool for learning. Paul Müller of Connect Earth has a vision for Africa, in bringing the world to them, while using communication tech as a vehicle for teaching and sharing of ideas. Free wifi for unconnected communities? Let's see what the future brings.ConnectEarth.com click hereIf you're ready to produce your own podcast, contact the podcast experts at SolidGoldStudios.co.za
Regardless of the time of year, there's always something to be busy with in the garden. And mid- to late-winter really isn't the time to be hibernating! Getting the garden ready for spring is what Life is a Garden has on its menu, and Cary Goodwin gives us all the hints and tips we'll need to ensure a glorious show in the upcoming months. As well as some ways to keep little hands busy during the school holidays.Want to know what to plant in your garden now? click hereIf you're ready to produce your own podcast, contact the podcast experts at SolidGoldStudios.co.za
Making what you enjoy most your life's work while being caring about the environment is a dream many of us have. Diane du Plessis of 6 Degrees East has done just that! A beekeeper and entrepreneur, Di identified a lack in specific gardening areas, and had come up with all kinds of invaluable ideas to make a gardeners job a lot easier. From plunters and seed dispensers to shweshwe bee wax wraps for the kitchen, she's come up with innovative and user friendly accessories you'll wonder how you did without.Do you want to get your hands on some of these amazing products? click hereIf you're ready to produce your own podcast, contact the podcast experts at SolidGoldStudios.co.za
Gardening aficionados eagerly await garden shows to not only enjoy the best that designers have to offer, but also to glean inspiration for their own gardening spaces. The spring festival at Garden World is a wonderful opportunity for this, especially as they give up and coming student designers the opportunity to work under a mentor to learn to hone their craft. We'll know TV gardener JJ gives us a sneak preview of what to expect at this year's outing.Garden World Nursery click hereIf you're ready to produce your own podcast, contact the podcast experts at SolidGoldStudios.co.za
You may think that your garden is mostly dormant in winter, so you can settle down into a somnolent slumber. But this time of year is great for getting outdoors and sorting things out for the upcoming spring season, and enjoying all the wonderful winter sunshine, as Cary Goodwin of Life is a Garden tells us.For some great ideas of what's hot click hereIf you're ready to produce your own podcast, contact the podcast experts at SolidGoldStudios.co.za
One of the exciting times for ardent gardeners is when carefully hidden bulbs start popping out all over. In This episode of Grounded, Charles Barnhoorn gives us all the info we need to ensure a bumper display come spring.Hadeco click hereBuy "The Bulb Book" from Exclusive Books now click hereIf you're ready to produce your own podcast, contact the podcast experts at SolidGoldStudios.co.za
The Slow Food movement is gaining traction all over the world. To find out more about what it is and how you can get involved, Melissa de Billot, co-ordinator of Slow Food Ark of Taste SA, (who is on a mission to save SA's rainbow maize) gives us all the gen.If you're ready to produce your own podcast, contact the podcast experts at SolidGoldStudios.co.za
Known as a totally organic gardener, Designer Debbie Smit (Lecturer at Lifestyle College and owner of Foxgloves Landscape Design) gives us her take on how to be an ethical and healthy gardener, by not using any poisons or chemicals in your backyard. We also get into how and why people should be getting out into the natural world to better their own health, and get up close and personal to sort out problems that may be happening in the garden before they become catastrophes.If you're ready to produce your own podcast, contact the podcast experts at SolidGoldStudios.co.za
Making as small an impact on the environment is something we should all be aware of. And children are getting in on the action, not taking their lead from the wasteful generation ahead of them. Roots and Shoots, an organisation created by Chimpanzee saviour - and now global eco warrior,Jane Goodall, has been implementing projects aimed at getting children involved in recycling, upcycling and all things environmental, not just in SA, but across the world. National coordinator for the South African arm of the organisation, Rita Groenewald, gives us the Good News from their perspective, and ideas on how we can all get involved.Do you want to help Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots in South Africa? click hereIf you're ready to produce your own podcast, contact the podcast experts at SolidGoldStudios.co.za
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