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LH 87: Simple Organic Gardening Hacks

Simple, eco-friendly solutions to improve any garden.

I thought this would be a great time to dive into this topic because so many of us are chomping at the bit to get out into the garden.

In this week’s episode, I bring on author Shawna Coronado to talk about organic gardening tips from her book, 101 Organic Gardening Hacks.

Some of the tips are practical time-savers, others are clever ways to upcycle everyday items. But all of them can help you grow a more organic and eco-friendly garden.

You will learn:

  • How to use empty wine bottles in the garden
  • Why rotisserie chicken leads to greenhouse growing
  • A shortcut to saving tomato seeds
  • How to grow edibles from kitchen scraps
  • The secret to sprouting potatoes
  • The magic of manure tea
  • How to reuse cooking water


Shawna Coronado:

Shawna Coronado is a successful author, blogger, photographer and media host who focuses on green lifestyle living and organic gardening.

Her garden, food and eco-adventures have been featured in many media venues including television news programming, radio broadcasting and PBS television. She has written numerous books including Grow a Living Wall and 101 Organic Garden Hacks. And she has another book coming out the end of 2017 called The Wellness Garden.


Resources & Links Mentioned:

Shawna Coronado’s Website

101 Organic Garden Hacks* (Shawna’s book)

Grow a Living Wall* (Shawna’s book)

Authentic Haven Brand Brew – (Anne Haven’s Manure Tea)

Shawna on Facebook

Shawna on YouTube



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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.