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LH 34: Getting More Garden Flavor with Willi Galloway

Welcome to Episode #34 of the Living Homegrown Podcast!

This week I interview my friend Willi Galloway.

Willi is the author of Grow Cook Eat: A Food Lover’s Guide to Vegetable Gardening, Including 50 Recipes Plus Harvesting Plus Storage Tips.

The book came out a few years ago and it is one of my absolute favorites because it teaches you how to grow and use some of the more unusual plants and plant parts – Things like beet greens, radish pods and garlic scapes. 

All good stuff that many people ignore!

Willi is an award-winning radio commentator and writer. She began her career at Organic Gardening Magazine where she worked her way up from an editorial intern all the way up to West Coast editor. She also has an extensive gardening and writing career which I discuss in the episode.

I am so excited to chat with her on this week’s podcast about her book and the more unusual things we can eat from our vegetable gardens.

Get a sneak peak into Willi’s book and learn:

  • Some new and unusual vegetables to grow
  • Why you should grow cilantro just for green coriander seeds
  • Two delicious ways to use coriander seeds – (one might surprise you)
  • Which veggie is more like a teenager than a salad green
  • Some top-notch sources for buying seeds
  • Why locally-sourced seeds will give you more bang for your buck
  • Tips for getting started with a vegetable garden

PLUS: you can enter to win a copy of her book! Just scroll to the bottom of this page.

Resources & Links Mentioned:

Grow Cook Eat – by Willi Galloway*

The Seed Farmer – The PBS episode of Growing A Greener World TV (#521)  on the importance of saving seeds and local seeds. Includes info on the Organic Seed Alliance and the Seed Saver’s Exchange.

Diggin Food – Willi’s blog

LH Podcast #4 – Interview with Andrea Bellamy: Growing Food in Small Spaces

Organic Seed Alliance

Seed Saver’s Exchange

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Click here for the full transcript for Episode #34 


For More About This Podcast Series:

Check out podcast Episode 00 to get:

  • The whole scoop on what this podcast series is all about
  • My background, experience & training
  • What to expect going forward

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The Giveaway: {closed}

I bought an extra copy of Willi’s book Grow Cook Eat: A Food Lover’s Guide to Vegetable Gardening, Including 50 Recipes Plus Harvesting Plus Storage Tips.

To enter, just answer this question in the comments section below:  The giveaway is closed.

Congrats to winner: Dana!

You can still leave a comment. It just won’t count toward a giveaway.

What is your favorite vegetable to grow or eat?

Here are the giveaway details:

  • Odds of winning depend upon the number of entries received.
  • Please only leave ONE comment per person
  • Giveaway closes 11:59 pm, December 10, 2015. (PST)
  • Any comments after that time will not be counted toward drawing.
  • I will randomly pick a winner from the comments and send that person an email letting them know. (Be sure that your email is correct when you fill out the comment form)
  • You must live in the United States or Canada to win. (Sorry)
  • If I do not hear from the winner within 5 days, a new winner will be picked.

The winner will be announced soon!

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About the Author:

Theresa Loe is the founder of Living Homegrown® and the Canning Academy®. For 9 years, Theresa was the Co-Executive Producer & Canning Expert on the national PBS gardening series, Growing A Greener World®. Theresa homesteads on just 1/10th of an acre in Los Angeles with her husband, two sons and several disorderly but totally adorable chickens. Learn more about Living Homegrown here and about the Canning Academy here.