Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Big Show This Sunday!

Join me this Sunday on The Weekend Gardener when Owen Bridge of Annapolis Seeds ( and his mentor Dan Jason of Salt Spring Seeds in BC ( will be in studio for a very special one hour chat! We'll talk all about heritage seeds, favourite varieties, the zero-mile diet (your backyard!) , seed saving and help you decide what you should grow next year! I'm looking very forward to it! Here's a photo of Owen and I from just 2 months ago when he first joined me on the show.. Owen is the 19 year old owner of Annapolis Seeds, which is based in the Annapolis Valley and has been growing by leaps and bounds since he started the company at 16! What were you doing at 16? I was going to school and working part time in a muffin shop.. definitely not starting my own seed company!

Also, Beckie Fox, the editor of the gorgeous Canadian gardening magazine, Garden Making will join me to chat all about this new magazine and offer a preview of the fall issue! ( (Shameless self promotion alert!) I have an article on seed saving in this upcoming issue, which should be available across the country on August 23rd - please check it out! Don't you just love the cover of the fall issue? So beautiful!

Finally, Laura Ponsonby, who will chat about the new book, Abundant Beauty: The Adventurous Travels of Marianne North, Botanical Artist. This book has been a favourite summer read of mine and Laura wrote the introduction to the book, which is based on excerpts from Marianne North's journals, which chronicle her global travel and adventures in the Victorian era, a time when most women didn't venture far from home! Simply a great read.. Plus, I'll have a copy to give away to one of our callers!

The Weekend Gardener - Sundays from 11 to 1 pm on News 95.7 FM (NS), News 91.9 FM (Moncton, NB) or News 88.9 FM (Saint John, NB). Listen live online at

Happy Gardening!


  1. Sounds interesting! I'll have to listen online.

  2. Your show is a "not to miss" with Owen and Dan from our past home, Salt Spring Island! Hope folks take advantage of the fantastic opportunity to go to their Seed Savers workshops!

    I am sat here with Garden Making, Summer No.2. What a great magazine!! "Inspiring and informing Canada's gardeners". Beckie says gardeners are "interested in learning ways to make their garden spaces productive". I agree with gardeners really are trying to do that, ..instead of looking at lawns..they are envisioning carrots and lettuce and beans and peas....)))


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