new: weekly radio ‘a way to garden’ podcast!

robin-hoodFEELING AT A LOSS FOR SOMETHING TO DO, I ADDED TO MY SCHEDULE. A weekly radio podcast, to be specific, with my neighbors down the road apiece at a local NPR affiliate, WHDD, in Sharon, Connecticut. Seems as if I will fit right in, since Robin Hood Radio, as the station is called, has this as its motto: “Slightly Off, But Very Good.” The scoop:

prefer the podcast version of the show?

MY WEEKLY public-radio show, rated a “top-5 garden podcast” by “The Guardian” newspaper in the UK, began its seventh year in March 2016. In 2016, the show won three silver medals for excellence from the Garden Writers Association. It’s produced at Robin Hood Radio, the smallest NPR station in the nation. Listen locally in the Hudson Valley (NY)-Berkshires (MA)-Litchfield Hills (CT) Mondays at 8:30 AM Eastern, rerun at 8:30 Saturdays. You can subscribe to all future editions on iTunes or Stitcher (and browse my archive of podcasts here).

I am in good gardening company at WHDD, by the way, since they also play my longtime friend Ken Druse’s “Real Dirt” show Fridays at 1 PM and Sundays at 4.

  1. I listened to your first RobinHoodRadio podcast last week… it was great to ‘hear’ you once again.
    I do miss your “Homegrown” days with Andrew!!
    I’ll always remember my first call in about soil conditions… you gave me the three C’s… compost, compost, compost… since then, I’ve had fab soil!

  2. Carol P says:

    As if you aren’t busy enough. I’ve never watched a podcast so that will be cool. You had me at “slightly off”…haha

  3. Andrea says:

    Love the podcast! What a great way to learn even more and reinforce what I’ve been learning from your blog posts. I’m a Dutchess County resident, so it’s especially valuable to me to have information coming form a local source–no zone translation necessary (excluding microclimates, of course). Keep up the good work.

    1. Margaret says:

      Welcome, Andrea. So glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for your kind words. DId another episode today so hopefully the little stash will grow. :) Hope to see you soon — and maybe at Open Days, too?

  4. dana says:

    Thanks for the link Margaret. I listened via my computer this morning and downloaded you to listen via iTunes. I’m a z4b – 5a so I have to adjust a little. I managed to get out a bit today and had to fight back the **panic**. Soooo much to do! Peas first, then pansies.

    (Vicki… I downloaded the podcast from the WHDD site and added it to iTunes. iTunes chose to call it “music”… so I made a music playlist called “A Way to Garden”. Not ideal but it should work for you too.)

    1. Margaret says:

      Thanks to all of you for the well-wishes. I so miss the old days doing the full “Homegrown” show with my friend Andrew on Sirius, as Kenn reminds us, but this will be fun (and I will get less rusty soon!).

      Thanks, Dana, for the explanation of the iTunes connection…and you are right, not music. :) (My singing voice is DEFINITELY not ready for primetime.)

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