Getting Your Plant Dose Through Podcasts

Getting Your Plant Dose Through Podcasts

Matthew Noiseux
Apr 23, 2010

I recently found the podcasts for We Dig Plants and have been enjoying a steady supply of plant talk on my morning commute. It's a great way to stay connected to gardening and to keep learning, even when your days are spent in subways and offices. (A nice contrast to the scowls and armpits of a typical morning commute.) And mind you, the hosts' cheery attitude, jokes and music choices hit my ears during a very grumpy/sleepy part of my day...almost making me a morning person (almost). Learn about the We Dig Plants show after the jump.

The shipping container radio studio, with roof garden in mid-installation.

Garden designers, Carmen Devito and Alice Marcus Krieg of Groundworks Inc, have a Sunday afternoon radio show that is broadcasted from Bushwick in Brooklyn. And the radio studio is apparently a set of repurposed shipping containers - complete with its own roof garden for growing food.

The podcasts have been full of entertaining, useful and timely information. Both the hosts have a wealth of experience, but they also have had a steady roll of guests from all areas of gardening and horticulture. Authors (and gardeners) like Bill Logan and Amy Stewart have been guests, as well as nursery owners like Bob Hyland of Loomis Creek. Some weeks specific plant groups are the guests, and other weeks cover wider topics like "Annuals and Perennials" or "How to begin planning a garden."

Here's the skinny:

  • Broadcast Time: Sundays at 3:30PM EST
  • See episode archives here.
  • Check it out on iTunes here.
  • Sign up for their Facebook fan page. They regularly list resources from their shows.
  • See Carmen and Alice's garden design website here.

Who knew an iPod could keep you connected to the garden and other gardeners? Do you have any podcast or related resources that you use to keep your gardening motivation up?

Matt will be writing a weekly column on plants, flowers and gardening. Feel free to e-mail questions to

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