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Gifts for Gardeners

December 10th, 2018

  Do you have some gardeners on your Christmas list? Do you love gardening yourself and want some ideas. We have the perfect show for you, our Gifts for Gardeners episode. Each week on Down the Garden Path Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing, discuss down to earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens and …Read more

Orchestra in my Garden with Linda Brooks

May 14th, 2018

Orchestra in My Garden: Lessons learned from Digging Deep is an immersive and deeply moving book from singer/songwriter, mother, gardener, and now author, Linda Brooks. In this stunning hardcover book, Linda brings together 17 personal essays on the garden as a metaphor for life, 22 beautiful new songs as a downloadable accompaniment, and a selection …Read more

Importance of Design with Kaeleigh Nadeau

April 23rd, 2018

We turned the tables in this episode of Down the Garden path by chatting about Kitchen and Bathroom design and Installation with Interior Designer Kaeleigh Nadeau, Her company, KSN Professional Rendering & Design is based in Durham Region, east of the GTA. We wanted to highlight the importance of design in all aspects of home renovations …Read more

Horticultural Studies

April 16th, 2018

Interested in Horticultural Studies? This episode is perfect for anyone considering an education in Horticulture.  Shane Jones, the coordinator for the Horticulture Technician and Horticultural Food and Farming Programs at Durham College joins Co-hosts Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing. We discuss the different programs and the career opportunities they provide in the industry. We learn about …Read more

Introducing HortusTV

April 9th, 2018

Liza Drozdov is Founder and CEO of HortusTV, a premium streaming channel dedicated to gardening. HortusTV is available across Canada and the US. Prior to founding HortusTV, Liza Drozdov was Executive Producer of Holmes Makes it Right, one of the highest-rated shows on HGTV and DIY, and former Vice President of The Holmes Group.   …Read more

The Benefits of Natural Insect Control

March 19th, 2018

‘Down the Garden Path’ Podcast In this info-packed episode, John Robertson from N.I.C. joins us to discuss Natural Insect Control. We learn about the variety of Beneficial Insects that are available for our home gardens. N.I.C. is the only source of Canadian Nemotodes and they happen to be their top selling product. John explains how they create …Read more

The Spirit of Stone: Jan Johnsen

March 12th, 2018

‘Down the Garden Path’ Podcast Jan Johnsen is a landscape designer particularly interested in the effect of gardens upon our wellbeing. Trained in landscape architecture and professional horticulture, Johnsen is the author of “Heaven is a Garden and ‘The Spirit of Stone’ (St Lynn’s Press, 2017).  In this episode of Down the Garden Path we …Read more

The Complete Kitchen Garden : Ellen Ecker Ogden

March 5th, 2018

‘Down the Garden Path’ Podcast Ellen Ecker Ogden is a kitchen garden designer and is the co-founder of The Cook’s Garden seed catalogue, and author of five books on cooking and garden design, including The Complete Kitchen Garden. Ellen joins us on this episode of Down the Garden Path to chat about Kitchen Garden Design …Read more

Starting Seeds Indoors: Daniel Eggert

February 26th, 2018

‘Down the Garden Path’ Podcast   Daniel Eggert, Organic Brand Manager at Harris seeds teamed up with Matthew on this episode of Down the Garden Path to discuss starting seeds indoors. With Daniels experience at Harris Seeds, it was good to hear him explain the difference between Organic and Non-Organic seed. With seed starting time …Read more

Megan Cain, The Creative Vegetable Gardener

February 22nd, 2018

‘Down the Garden Path’ Podcast   Megan Cain, the Creative Vegetable Gardener wants you to know that you can grow great food and be a successful vegetable gardener. Thanks to all her gardening experiences she has created a wonderful workbook called the Smart Start Garden Planner. Megan joins me on this episode to tell us all …Read more