Archive for October 2015

Mexican Mint Marigold Chicken Salad

Oct 29th, 2015 | By | Category: blog, cook something, meat and poultry, soups and salads

Among the edible plants Betty Lambright grows is the magnificent, Mexican Mint Marigold, which is not only beautiful and aromatic, but it also attracts pollinators and is drought tolerant, too.

Storing Rainwater in the Soil

Oct 29th, 2015 | By | Category: show tips

Capturing and storing rainwater in the soil is more cost effective than using a cistern, especially when using the water to irrigate the landscape.

Betty Lambright: Water Wizard

Oct 29th, 2015 | By | Category: guest bio

Betty Lambright has 30+ years of experience in landscape design and installation, with an emphasis on ecological design and wildlife habitat enhancement.

Right as Rain with Betty Lambright (podcast)

Oct 29th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Articles, podcast, the show

Texas weather is a state of constant drought broken up by occasional periods of flash flooding. Neither condition is ideal for us or our landscapes. Modifying our water usage inside and outside the house is something we can all do to adapt to these extremes while we conserve and extend the resource.

Backyard Local: Growing Your Own (podcast)

Oct 24th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Articles, podcast, the show

Growing some of your own food is great fun if you’re a home cook. If it’s not for you — it’s not for you. But if you’ve been considering it, what are you waiting for?

Garden Writer Mary Irish

Oct 24th, 2015 | By | Category: guest bio, the show

Mary Irish is a garden writer,horticultural consultant, lecturer and educator who was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She has worked for over 25 years in the field of horticultural and horticultural communications, specializing in gardens and plants for the greater Southwest.

Ten Tips for Food Garden Success

Oct 24th, 2015 | By | Category: Grow Something, show tips, the show

No matter in the world you grow a food garden, the ten tips on this page will move you toward success.

Austin Fermentation Festival 2015 (podcast)

Oct 9th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Articles, podcast, the show

The Austin Fermentation Festival offers attendees fermentation workshops, a hands-on kraut mob, a community culture swap, and a pop up farmers’ market. Keynote address from Jenny McGruther of Nourished Kitchen book and blog.

Green Corn Project (podcast)

Oct 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Articles, podcast, the show

The Green Corn Project, a local nonprofit, helps folks in underserved areas of Austin, Texas grow food gardens of their own. The organization builds gardens for low-income, elderly, and persons with disabilities who might not otherwise have the resources or ability to start a garden on their own, or have access to local organic produce.

Recipe: Carla’s Preserved Tangerines

Oct 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: blog, cook something, vegetables and pasta

Carla Crownover creates her own homemade goodness from the bounty of her backyard vegetable garden, and from her finds at area farms and farmers markets. Most recently she’s been enamored of Orange Blossom Farms’ tangerines.

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