RadioGarden :: Episode 4 : Checking Out

Ever wish you could check out of the rat race and live in your garden instead? This month on RadioGarden, a podcast of stories at the intersection of people and plants, I’ll talk to Margaret Roach, whose new book And I Shall Have Some Peace There is about doing just that.

In her former life as a high-powered executive, Margaret longed for her weekend home in upstate New York, a greater connection with nature, and most importantly, her garden of 25 years. Margaret and I discussed what it’s really like to check out — and, more importantly, to check in. Learn more about Margaret and her garden at her blog A Way To Garden.

Don’t miss Kylee Baumle’s review of And I Shall Have Some Peace There for Horticulture!

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About Andrew Keys

Andrew Keys is a writer, designer, and lifelong gardener, and he hosts the RadioGarden podcast on Horticulture Radio. Do you have a story at the intersection of people and plants? Email Andrew at radiogardenmc AT gmail DOT com. Descended from Mississippi cotton farmers, Andrew was raised with a reverence for the land passed down generations, and first fell in love with plants among thickets of Aralia spinosa in the woods of his childhood home. Andrew may be found online at his blog, Garden Smackdown, on Twitter and Facebook. He is a member of the Garden Designers Roundtable, and lectures for the New England Wild Flower Society. Andrew's company, Oakleaf Green Landscape Design, is centered on the philosophy that the crux of every 21st century design problem is our role as stewards of the Earth.

4 thoughts on “RadioGarden :: Episode 4 : Checking Out

  1. I’ve heard many folks comment that it took great courage for Margaret to drop out of the “rat race.” While I agree, I think writing the book–with the vulnerability she expresses and the life lessons she shares in it–demonstrates her true courage. I highly recommend the read, and thank you, Andy, for the interview.

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