Garden How-To :: Episode 9: Energy-Wise Landscaping

Host Kathy Cropp shares some new websites and apps for planning and tending your garden, and then she talks with Sue Reed, a landscape designer who focuses on creating beautiful, sustainable and energy-efficient gardens. Sue is the author of Energy-Wise Landscape Design, and in this podcast she shares many tips for reducing energy consumption in our landscapes and homes.

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You can find more information as it relates to this podcast series at the Garden How-To Resource page at Gardeners Four Generations, Kathy’s own website. There you will find handouts, some book recommendations, Cooperative Extension websites and more.

Sites for the resources Kathy describes at the start of the podcast:
GreenCast
Burpee Home Gardens Garden Coach
iVeggieGarden
Garden Logic

Learn more about Sue Reed and her book at EnergyWiseLandscape.com.


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About Kathy Ballard Cropp

Kathy is a gardener of two generations: her grandfather-who gardened out of necessity and her father, who gardened purely from the love of it. She started out with indoor plants when they lived in Chicago and Atlanta, she and her father then begin teaching her children about growing vegetables, roses and anything else green since they moved to Virginia in 1987. She took the Master Gardener training class in September 2006, is a member of the Danville Master Gardener Association and in 2010 achieved her 1,000 hour award. She is also a member of the Garden Writers Association, Virginia Master Gardener Association and the Southern Virginia Botanical Gardens. She has been the executive producer and co-host of a local master gardener radio show called "Here’s the Dirt" that was on WBTM AM in Danville, VA for almost four years. Kathy has spoken locally, state-wide and nationally, through her local cooperative extension, the VA Master Gardener College, and the Garden Writers Symposium in Dallas, Texas. She will be a presenter at the International Master Gardener College which is being held in Charleston, WVA in October, 2011. She has been asked by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company to be part of a national group of garden radio hosts who are spending time working with the company on a national education outreach program through radio. This year she and her 3 adult children have started a company called Gardeners Four Generations and will be producing podcasts for Horticulture magazine’s, Horticulture Radio. They will also be using other forms of social media to draw other gardeners for more research-based gardening information.

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