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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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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
Bright Blue Swimming Pools are a dated symbol of pride. Along with swathes of lawn - those 'green deserts' that so many people spend so much time and money and water on - chlorinated or saline pools are on their way out. Rather than filling in a pool which you just seem to be filling with money and chemicals, rather consider being eco-chic and converting it into a wetland wonderland. One-time architect, Anthony Philbrick, explains what goes into creating one, and why we should be kinder to the environment, and ourselves.Enjoy the luxury of swimming in nature click hereIf you're ready to produce your own podcast, contact the podcast experts at SolidGoldStudios.co.za
In this episode Adolph van Der Westhuizen (Sales and Marketing Manager Reinforced Hosing and Watex) talks to host Melanie Walker about the benefits of vertical gardening. How small spaces are given and can give life to a dull area life by creating living walls. With the Watex Expandable Green Wall Kit you can enhance that area that is crying out for a bit of TLC and life. The kit is easy to install, it has its own drip irrigation system with the option to attach to a hose pipe, its neat and clean looking as well as robust in its durability. The wonderful thing about the Watex Expandable Green Wall Kit is that should you be in a rental all you have to do is unclip it from its bracket supplied or if you want to move your wall kit to another spot it is as simple as 1 2 3. The kits are ideal for grow and eat plants. Vertical gardens are fantastic towards helping towards climate change and also if you don’t want your pets peeing on your herbs and leafy greens.Watex for quality hoses and vertical gardening click hereWant to know more about Ecobalance Lifestyle Magazine? click hereIf you're ready to produce your own podcast, contact the podcast experts at SolidGoldStudios.co.za
Getting ready for winter doesn't have to be a mission. The kind folk at Life is a Garden, the PR arm of the biggest Green Industry group, make it easy for even the novice gardener to get all the information you could need for making gardening no pain in the... anything! Whether you're looking for the latest plants to get your hands on, to find out what you should be doing in your backyard, or looking for projects to keep 'little hands' busy, this is the best resource.Where you need to go for further info after listening to what Cary and Mel have to say about Strawberries, Aloes and Mother's Day. click hereIf you're ready to produce your own podcast, contact the podcast experts at SolidGoldStudios.co.za
According to the SA State of Waste Report, in 2017 South Africans generated 42 million tons of general waste. Only 4.9 million tons of that were recycled. We have one of the worst recycling rates in the world. It's no longer up to the government or municipalities to deal with the waste WE'RE creating - it's up to us to get with the recycling programme. But do you know the difference between reusing, recycling and upcycling? Not? Then listen here! You can be the difference you want to see in the world...5inc offers project management and consulting services designed to provide customized solutions for clients’ environmental considerations. click hereIf you're ready to produce your own podcast, contact the podcast experts at SolidGoldStudios.co.za
No longer the preserve of the green and greyish brown, the winter garden will warm even the most stony cockles of the heart. If you're wondering how to bring colour and warmth back into your life during the drab colder months, look no further than the 4 Ps. Poppies, pansies, primulas and petunias will be your best bets... Well, through in a few other Ps, like Sweet Peas and a VIP - violas - and you've got a smorgasbord of deliciousness. Peter gives us all the tips you need to ensure floriferousness and longevity from all these very giving and forgiving beauties.Are you ready to produce your own podcast? SolidGoldStudios.co.za
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