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LH 130: Using Your Garden for Wellness

Creative Ways to Use Your Garden for Health and Wellbeing

If you’re like me, you put a lot of thought and probably a lot of time into gardening. So why not maximize the benefits in every way possible?

In this episode we explore how to get ‘more bang for your buck’ (in terms of health benefits) when it comes to your backyard gardens.

I brought on author Shawna Coronado to share her tips on the most nutritious foods we can grow and the best ways to use our gardens for wellness.

You will learn:

  • Which homegrown foods pack the biggest nutritional punch
  • What are the best homegrown “fast foods”
  • The best shade tolerant veggies
  • Shawna’s secret recipe for top-notch potting soil
  • Why moving more in the garden is so important
  • Ways to de-stress with sensory plants

Shawna Coronado:

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

Her garden, food and eco-adventures have been featured in many media venues including television news programming, radio broadcasting and PBS television. A few years back, Shawna was diagnosed with severe Spinal Osteoarthritis which sent her on a mission to educate others about ways to cope with similar conditions. She has written numerous books including Grow a Living Wall and 101 Organic Garden Hacks. And most recently, The Wellness Garden.


Resources & Links Mentioned:

Shawna Coronado’s WebsiteThe Wellness Garden at

The Wellness Garden* (Shawna’s Book)

101 Organic Garden Hacks* (Shawna’s book)

Grow a Living Wall* (Shawna’s book)

Rick Bayless – Chef & TV Personality

Shawna on FacebookOrganic Gardening Hacks at

Shawna on YouTube

Related Podcast Episodes:

#87: Shawna Coronado – Organic Gardening Hacks



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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.