Archive for September 2014

Tree Planting Tips from Arborist Scott Harris

Sep 18th, 2014 | By | Category: show tips, the show

Whether you’re planting shade, fruit or nut trees — or trees to block prying eyes — certified arborist, Scott Harris, will help you get the job done.



Autumn Leaves: Why and How They Turn Colors (podcast)

Sep 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles, podcast, the show

Certain deciduous tree species’ foliage will turn from summer green to glorious shades of yellow, orange, red and even purple before falling to the ground where we’ll rake them up to add to our compost. But why and how do leaves change color in autumn? We attempt to answer that question.



Botanist: Damon Waitt

Sep 18th, 2014 | By | Category: guest bio, the show

Dr. Damon Waitt is Senior Director at the Lady Bird Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas, and has broad responsibility for developing the Wildflower Center’s 279 acres of gardens and natural areas.



Recipe: Fairy Tale Eggplant Confit from The Hightower

Sep 12th, 2014 | By | Category: blog, cook something, vegetables and pasta

You don’t need to believe in magic to love Fairy Tale Eggplant Confit from Chad Dolezal, Chef/Owner of The Hightower restaurant in Austin, Texas.



Navigating Farmers Markets and Farm Stands

Sep 12th, 2014 | By | Category: show tips, the show

Paula Foore, owner/farmer of Springdale Farm in Austin, Texas offers advice to the novice farmers market and farm stand shoppers.



Springdale Farmer Paula Foore

Sep 12th, 2014 | By | Category: guest bio, the show

Paula Foore grew up in Austin, Texas, and after finishing school at Texas A&M, where she met her husband Glenn, they came back to Austin in the early 80’s to raise their family.



Springdale Farm: Urban Oasis (podcast)

Sep 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles, podcast, the show

Just shy of five acres, and three miles east of the state Capital, Springdale Farm, owned and operated by Glenn and Paula Foore, is an urban oasis.



Stirring It Up With Molly Ivins (podcast)

Sep 5th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles, podcast, the show

Food brings people together, from talking about it, to cooking it, to sharing it or even dealing with near calamitous culinary misadventures with a friend. Journalist Ellen Sweets has a new book: Stirring it up with Molly Ivins: a Memoir with Recipes that offers a heaping helping of the misadventures.



Ellen Sweets’ Busy Life

Sep 5th, 2014 | By | Category: show tips, the show

Ellen Sweets, author of Stirring it up with Molly Ivins: a Memoir with Recipes is always on the go, despite being “retired.” She travels often and entertains as time allows.



Ellen Sweets

Sep 5th, 2014 | By | Category: guest bio, the show

If you ever get a chance to meet Ellen Sweets, do yourself a favor and don’t let it pass you by. She is funny, irreverent, dedicated to social issues, and is a mighty fine cook.

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