Seeds & Weeds Podcast

Seeds & Weeds Podcast

A new podcast from Small House Farm celebrating plants and the people that love them with short, 15-20 minute episodes featuring gardeners, herbalists, farmers, and other groovy plant people!


May 24, 2023 18 mins

It’s a hot and spicy episode of the Seeds & Weeds Podcast! Today we’re chatting with Mara Welton, who serves as director of programs for Slow Food USA. We’re going to dig into some of the incredible work that Slow Food does to support local and regional food systems and we’ll talk about Mara’s seasonal food truck. Then we’re going to play chili pepper trivia!

Mara Welton is a farmer, chef, community organizer and director of pro...

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In this episode we’re sitting down to chat with Canadian farmer and singer-songwriter Del Barber. Del’s music has been nominated for countless awards and has received critical acclaim from Rolling Stone Magazine. In April 2023, Del released Almanac, his 8th studio album.

When he’s not touring or recording, Del is busy running his farm with his wife and kids––a massive 2000 acres of grain land as well as 250 pure bred cows. He raises...

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Today we’re hanging out with farmer and author Zach Loeks and he’s going to answer 5 questions. We’ll talk about his work at Ecosystem Solution Institute and we’re going to learn more about micro-landscaping. After the interview we’re going to celebrate with a Tomato Extravaganza.. because right now I am obsessed with America’s favorite fruit!

Zack Loeks is an educator, designer and grower, who specializes in Edible Ecosystem Design...

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Why are moths always cast as the villain? What’s the difference between a moth and a butterfly? We’ll find out today in this special bonus episode! Let’s sit down for a chat with botanist and photographer Jim McCormac to talk about his new book Gardening for Moths. Jim and his co-author Chelsea Gottfried have written a book unlike any other available on the market!

Gardening for Moths is the first book to show midwestern gardeners a...

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Today we’re hanging out with Erica Kempter and Mike Levine, co-owners of Nature & Nurture Seeds, a Michigan based seed company. We talk about why planting regional seed matters and some of their favorite varieties from this year’s catalog, then we play the Garden Dating Game! Let’s see how well Erica and Mike know each other… in the garden. 😉 

 Erica has been farming and gardening for nearly 30 years and Mike has been obsessed ...

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We’re back with another round of Ask an Herbalist and this time we’re sitting down with herbalist and educator Demetria Clark. You sent in some really interesting questions and Demetria and I had a very fun and informative conversation!

Demetria Clark is an internationally known herbalist, aromatherapist and midwife. She has studied and apprenticed with renowned herbal practitioners, including Rosemary Gladstar, Jane Smoln...

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Seed steward Melissa DeSa tells us about her tomato breeding program and Bevin rambles on about one of his favorite wild herbs. 

 Melissa DeSa is a seed saver, artist and founder of the Florida nonprofit, Working Food. Today Melissa answers 5 questions and talks to use about some of her recent garden challenges and successes. She also tells about her latest tomato breeding project! 

 You can learn more about Melissa’s work at www.wor...

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Foodscape gardener Brie Arthur shares her love affair with grains and Annie Toro Lopez plays Chili Pepper Trivia!

 Brie Arthur is an author, horticulturist, educator and host of the very popular Youtube channel Brie the Plant Lady. Today Brie is joining us for 5 Questions. We’ll have a chance to learn about why Brie loves growing grains as well as some recent challenges that she’s faced in the garden. She’ll also talk about her coll...

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Community gardener Sonya Harris tells us how we can get our hands on her special seeds and Bevin shares his Top 5 Peppers! 

Sonya Harris is a gardener, seed saver, founder of the Bullock Garden Project in Glassboro, NJ and all-around groovy lady! We have an opportunity to chat with Sonya about her favorite tomatoes, a fun gardening surprise and some of the interesting seeds she’s growing this year. We also learn about her ...

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Andrew Bunting, VP of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society talks about this year’s garden trends and the Philadelphia Flower Show then we play a quick round of This or That! 

 Every year the PA Horticultural Society makes their predictions about what might start trending in our gardens and Andrew joins us to talk about their 2023 predictions. From battery-powered garden tools to exotic houseplants, we cover the most exciting new t...

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Herbalist Mel Mutterspaugh answers your questions and I share my Top Five favorite herbs for the tea garden! 

Mel is a clinical herbalist, host of The Herbalist’s Path podcast and founder of Apothecary Mommas, an online herbal mentorship just for moms. 

 You can learn more about Mel’s work at

 Before we sit down with Mel, I share my Top 5 herbs for the tea garden. I narrowed my list down to cultivat...

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Jon Jackson has to choose between pork or beef and Enoch Graham answers your gardening questions!
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Today Jon Jackson joins us for a game of This or That, where I offer him two choices and he has to decide between this.. or that. Jon is a veteran, farmer, BBQ master and founder of Comfort Farms, a nonprofit organization that...

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Joseph Lofthouse tells us why promiscuous tomatoes are his favorite tomatoes!

Today we’re hanging out with Joseph Lofthouse to ask him 5 questions. Joseph is a seed saver and yoga teacher from Paradise, Utah. He’s also the author of the book Landrace Gardening. Joseph tells us about his promiscuous tomato project and lets us know just how easy it is to breed wonderfully delicious fruits and vegetables no matter where we l...

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Jeff Quattrone tells us why he loves those jersey tomatoes and I share the story of Radiator Charlie’s Mortgage Lifter!

Today we’re sitting down with Jeff Quattrone to ask him 5 questions. Jeff is an artist and heirloom seed activist from New Jersey. His work has helped revive six varieties of New Jersey bred tomatoes that were once considered functionally extinct. Jeff talks about his seed revival work, his art and a new ...

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December 11, 2022 44 secs

Welcome to Seeds & Weeds, the brand new podcast from Small House Farm!

If you’re looking to celebrate plants and the people that love them then this is the podcast for you!

Join us as we explore the world of seeds, herbs, and locally grown food. We’ll be talking with with gardeners, herbalists, farmers, foragers, and community activists from around the world to learn more ...

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