Episode #47 Extending The Season

Winter’s traces start to mark our gardens. Herewith a few suggestions for extending the season with cloches, greenhouses and a few tricks of the trade.

Steve is home in his garden, often mucking over by the worm bin. Steve at the Worm Bin

How about you? He needs you to send him a few pictures that best depict where you are home. Why, you ask?

Steve is the Town Hall Scholar in Residence at Town Hall this fall. Think about when you knew that you had found your home. Check out the Facebook page and share your story as you answer the question, “where are you home?”

Willi has been busy helping run a business in Portland, Perch furniture.
Greg is gearing up for another season of his King County-TV Show,Yard Talk.
And Marty, well Marty has been busy writing best-sellers for the Ebook mystery trade.

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A Dry Rain gardening Podcast is:

Willie Galloway, @digginfood, digginfood.com
Greg Rabourn, Native Plant Specialist, King County.
Marty Wingate, @martywingate. martywingate.com
Steve Scher, Facebook Twitter,

Also, Steve likes movies. Check out The Overlook Podcast with Robert Horton.
And books. That Stack of Books with Nancy Pearl and Steve Scher is a new show about the books you are reading and the ones you might grab next.

Greg’s Vashon Island Friend Daryl Redeker provides the music.

Episode #46 Fall Favorites

A plant’s attributes reveal themselves in the fall. Colors, textures and shapes can shine as the weather gets colder. We consider a few in this episode of A Dry Rain.

Willi has been busy helping run a business in Portland, Perch furniture. Greg is gearing up for another season of his King County-TV Show,Yard Talk.
And Marty, well Marty has been busy writing best-sellers for the Ebook mystery trade.

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We always welcome your questions. Ask at adryrain@gmail.com
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A Dry Rain gardening Podcast is:

Willie Galloway, @digginfood, digginfood.com
Greg Rabourn, Native Plant Specialist, King County.
Marty Wingate, @martywingate. martywingate.com
Steve Scher, Facebook Twitter,

Steve is the Town Hall Scholar in Residence at Town Hall this fall. Think about when you knew that you had found your home. Check out the Facebook page and share your story as you answer the question, “where are you home?”

Also, Steve likes movies. Check out The Overlook Podcast with Robert Horton.
And books. That Stack of Books with Nancy Pearl and Steve Scher is a new show about the books you are reading and the ones you might grab next.

Greg’s Vashon Island Friend Daryl Redeker provides the music.

Episode #45 Mary Berry on Reforming Agriculture in the U.S.

Mary Berry is executive director of The Berry Center, a Kentucky based agriculture organization focused on remaking American industrial agriculture. Their goal is to see more farms locally focused and sustainable. Their philosophy is based on the works of her father. the poet and farmer Wendell Berry as well as Wes Jackson of The Land Institute. Greg Rabourn sat down with Mary Berry.

Willi has been busy helping run a business in Portland, Perch furniture. Greg is gearing up for another season of his King County-TV Show,Yard Talk.
And Marty, well Marty has been busy writing best-sellers for the Ebook mystery trade.

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We always welcome your questions. Ask at adryrain@gmail.com
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A Dry Rain gardening Podcast is:

Willie Galloway, @digginfood, digginfood.com
Greg Rabourn, Native Plant Specialist, King County.
Marty Wingate, @martywingate. martywingate.com
Steve Scher, Facebook Twitter,

Steve is the Town Hall Scholar in Residence at Town Hall this fall. Think about when you knew that you had found your home. Check out the Facebook page and share your story as you answer the question, “where are you home?”

Also, Steve likes movies. Check out The Overlook Podcast with Robert Horton.
And books. That Stack of Books with Nancy Pearl and Steve Scher is a new show about the books you are reading and the ones you might grab next.

Greg’s Vashon Island Friend Daryl Redeker provides the music.

Episode #44 Neighbor Etiquette

Want to be a good garden neighbor? Share the bounty. We answer a few questions and clip our hedges.

Willi has been busy helping run a business in Portland, Perch furniture. Greg is gearing up for another season of his King County-TV Show,Yard Talk.
And Marty, well Marty has been busy writing best-sellers for the Ebook mystery trade.

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We always welcome your questions. Ask at adryrain@gmail.com
On Facebook
On twitter @adryrainnw.

A Dry Rain gardening Podcast is:

Willie Galloway, @digginfood, digginfood.com
Greg Rabourn, Native Plant Specialist, King County.
Marty Wingate, @martywingate. martywingate.com
Steve Scher, Facebook Twitter,

Steve is the Town Hall Scholar in Residence at Town Hall this fall. Think about when you knew that you had found your home. Check out the Facebook page and share your story as you answer the question, “where are you home?”

Also, Steve likes movies. Check out The Overlook Podcast with Robert Horton.
And books. That Stack of Books with Nancy Pearl and Steve Scher is a new show about the books you are reading and the ones you might grab next.

Greg’s Vashon Island Friend Daryl Redeker provides the music.

Episode #43 Fall Clean-up and Planting

Fall means clean up and plant. So, what are best clean-up practices, and what should be put in the ground right now? Marty, Greg and Steve dig around that particular pile for awhile and raise a few canes as well.

Willi has been busy helping run a business in Portland, Perch furniture. Greg is gearing up for another season of his King County-TV Show,Yard Talk.
And Marty, well Marty has been busy writing best-sellers for the Ebook mystery trade.

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We always welcome your questions. Ask at adryrain@gmail.com
On Facebook
On twitter @adryrainnw.

A Dry Rain gardening Podcast is:

Willie Galloway, @digginfood, digginfood.com
Greg Rabourn, Native Plant Specialist, King County.
Marty Wingate, @martywingate. martywingate.com
Steve Scher, Facebook Twitter,

Steve is the Town Hall Scholar in Residence at Town Hall this fall. Think about when you knew that you had found your home. Check out the Facebook page and share your story as you answer the question, “where are you home?”

Also, Steve likes movies. Check out The Overlook Podcast with Robert Horton.
And books. That Stack of Books with Nancy Pearl and Steve Scher is a new show about the books you are reading and the ones you might grab next.

Greg’s Vashon Island Friend Daryl Redeker provides the music.

Episode #42 Fall and Winter Shrubs with Great Scents

Marty Wingate suggests plants that will bring you fragrance in the fall and winter. A few offer color too. A few offer food for hummingbirds as well.

Katsura Trees

Redfox

Heronswood Globe

Viburnum Bodnantense Dawn

Asian Mahonia’s

Charity
Wintersun
Arthur Menzies
Lionel Fortescue

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We always welcome your questions. Ask at adryrain@gmail.com
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A Dry Rain gardening Podcast is:

Willie Galloway, @digginfood, digginfood.com
Greg Rabourn, Native Plant Specialist, King County.
Marty Wingate, @martywingate. martywingate.com
Steve Scher, Facebook Twitter,

Steve is the Town Hall Scholar in Residence at Town Hall this fall. Think about when you knew that you had found your home. Check out the Facebook page and share your story as you answer the question, “where are you home?”

Also, Steve likes movies. Check out The Overlook Podcast with Robert Horton.
And books. “That Big Stack of Books with Nancy Pearl and Steve Scher” is a new show about the books you are reading and the ones you might grab next.

Greg’s Vashon Island Friend Daryl Redeker provides the music.

Episode #41 Nashi Orchards Part 2- Perrymaking

Greg takes us into the Perry making operation at Vashon Island’s Nashi Orchards, where Cheryl Lubbert and Jim Gerlach turn out a pear cider called Perry..

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We always welcome your questions. Ask at adryrain@gmail.com
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A Dry Rain gardening Podcast is:

Willie Galloway, @digginfood, digginfood.com
Greg Rabourn, Native Plant Specialist, King County.
Marty Wingate, @martywingate. martywingate.com
Steve Scher, Facebook Twitter,

Steve is the Town Hall Scholar in Residence at Town Hall this fall. This Friday, October 17th, come for a free, hands-on event. We are exploring how a place becomes home. Think about when you knew that you had found your home. Steve is calling the series Taking Root. Check out the Facebook page and share your story as you answer the question, “where are you home?”

Also, Steve likes movies. Check out The Overlook Podcast with Robert Horton.
And books. “That Big Stack of Books with Nancy Pearl and Steve Scher” is a new show about the books you are reading and the ones you might grab next. It is coming out soon as a podcast. You can find it now, here

Greg’s Vashon Island Friend Daryl Redeker provides the music.

Episode #40 A Sparkling Libation at Nashi Orchards

Greg takes us out on the farm again. This time to Vashon Island’s Nashi Orchards, where Cheryl Lubbert and Jim Gerlach turn out a pear cider called perry..

We always welcome your questions. Ask at adryrain@gmail.com
On Facebook
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A Dry Rain gardening Podcast is:

Willie Galloway, @digginfood, digginfood.com
Greg Rabourn, Native Plant Specialist, King County.
Marty Wingate, @martywingate. martywingate.com
Steve Scher, Facebook Twitter,

Steve is the Town Hall Scholar in Residence at Town Hall this fall. Think about when you knew that you had found your home. He is calling the series Taking Root. Check out the Facebook page and share your story as you answer the question, “where are you home?”

Also, Steve likes movies. Check out The Overlook Podcast with Robert Horton.
And books. “That Big Stack of Books with Nancy Pearl and Steve Scher” is a new show about the books you are reading and the ones you might grab next. It is coming out soon as a podcast. You can find it now, here

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Greg’s Vashon Island Friend Daryl Redeker provides the music.

City Fruit Harvests the Urban Orchard

We are in a part of Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood folks call Tangletown to pick some fruit with City Fruit. Homeowner Susan is sharing some of the bounty of her Asian Pear, so City Fruit Harvester Hamilton Anderson is heading up the tree while Catherine Morrison, the non-profit’s executive director, joins us to talk about their mission.

City Fruit is an option for homeowners with too much fruit. Once you’ve collected what you want for your own use, once you’ve given bags away to neighbors, you probably still have fruit on that plum or apple tree. City Fruit can help, harvesting your fruit and donating it to food banks and meal programs.
You can use their map to track the trees in your neighborhood, volunteer and offer your own tree for harvesting. They are even offering help in pruning fruit trees.

Cities are vast urban orchards. The trees in our yards, parks and empty lots can provide fresh fruit for many. It just needs to get to the right people rather than just the worms and squirrels. And let’s face it, there’s still enough for them.

We always welcome your questions. Ask at adryrain@gmail.com
On Facebook
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A Dry Rain gardening Podcast is:

Willie Galloway, @digginfood, digginfood.com
Greg Rabourn, Native Plant Specialist, King County.
Marty Wingate, @martywingate. martywingate.com
Steve Scher, Facebook Twitter,

Steve is the Town Hall Scholar in Residence at Town Hall this fall. Think about when you knew that you had found your home. He is calling the series Taking Root. Check out the Facebook page and share your story as you answer the question, “where are you home?”

Also, Steve likes movies. Check out The Overlook Podcast with Robert Horton.

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Greg’s Vashon Island Friend Daryl Redeker provides the music.

Episode #38 Morning Dew Two and Tomatoes Too

Greg returns to the Willapa Hills, Washington for the rest of his tour of Morning Dew Farm, where calendula’s are flowering, potatoes are stacked inside of potato boxes and the hoop houses are bursting with tomatoes.
Speaking of tomatoes, Willi Galloway offers some tips of using green tomatoes and saving seeds.

We always welcome your questions. Ask at adryrain@gmail.com
On Facebook
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A Dry Rain gardening Podcast is:

Willie Galloway, @digginfood, digginfood.com
Greg Rabourn, Native Plant Specialist, King County.
Marty Wingate, @martywingate. martywingate.com
Steve Scher, Facebook Twitter,

Steve is the Town Hall Scholar in Residence at Town Hall this fall. Think about when you knew that you had found your home. He is calling the series Taking Root. Check out the Facebook page and share your story as you answer the question, “where are you home?”

Also, Steve likes movies. Check out The Overlook Podcast with Robert Horton.

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Greg’s Vashon Island Friend Daryl Redeker provides the music.

In Pacific Northwest, we garden year round. Join us as we talk about the best practices for gardening organically. Don't worry about getting wet. It's a dry rain.