Listen: Jeff Farris, Malcolm Beck, Larry Butler discussed on Gardening Naturally with John Dromgoole
"Welcome back. Everyone gets. But I think it's twenty four minutes past the hour of nine AM. And so I mentioned her a little while ago Michaela. Luckily, her when she was born, I started a nickname for her cold Boga Hannah's. Good morning pokey. Hello. That's the best you can do that. So anyway, for those of you have been listening for a very long time. It's been at least twenty four years since you first heard about her about it, right? Twenty four twenty four almost twenty five. And so with that degree of yours and photojournalism you've traveled part of Europe taking pictures of the gypsies and other folks over there. Vine pictures. Taking Goodwin's when you were in high school. So that was nice logical follow-up with the photojournalism Beth Webb you're gonna work, but you know, absolutely. Never in my car. So anyway, I'm glad you came here for the final day. It was a pleasure to be able to say, no. And then over the years. How you were doing. How Polk was doing many folks were they ask me on the street. So thank you for coming down on this last day. And so before I get to the phone lines. You're many folks that helped over the years and some of them include Jeff Farris, Jeff's been here for the last five years, and he's been a tremendous help and the program here and Robert rodale was on a couple of times as a matter back back in the past. Here's one that was really special to me. And it was the astronaut Eugene Cernan he came on. We spent an hour together talking. He's the one that stayed in the capsule when they circled the moon, and he looked back at the earth, and it was so awesome. And I guess it would be that there's life changed, and he became a more spiritual man, then the next week I had black elk on black yoke was the nephew of the original black yoke. And so I had him on to talk about. The way we should be caring for the earth. The way the native Americans care for the earth and the animals on the earth and what they did. And so it was nice to have these two views from one of the latest, astronauts, and one of the older tribes in the United States, and it was black elk had a chance to interview for that. Joel Salatin Joel Salatin. He was on one time with me and was very nice to have him here. Don Gardner was always on done is well respected. Everyone likes him. I'll bet Jeff brings him back on some Sunday morning too busy with you, Elaine Ingram. Now. She's the lady that taught us about aerobically made a compost tea renovated way an innovative way of processing this product. They'll be always made just in the container by steering it. She added air to it changed everything. None of us thought about that. These organisms were now aerobic and living on the plants. Mike Shoup from the anti grows emporium on several times. My good friend Lucinda Hudson on many times, she's one of the herb experts in this area. And so she was on several times in a beautiful garden. Dr Arden Anderson, look this guy. He was the best one is the one I learned the most I think if you read some of his work. You will learn more than you will from any other resource. Dr Arden Anderson Caroline, and Larry Butler, of course, from boggy creek farm. I respect them because in the very beginning. There were one of the first certified farms, and they knew their stuff and they worked hard, and they were excellent speakers gave tours of the farm. We lost Larry this year Carolina's out there, the chicken whisper, he didn't like that name. But that's what she is. And so. The frequent guest, and Larry and Caroline where some of the first folks as we were here when the small family farm came back. We were on the air. And it was so nice to see that. So I was part of that small family for returning to the to the world out there for us to get fresh local produce Howard Garrett can't forget Howard proper John a few times, and Malcolm back, of course, Malcolm Beck was one of the mentors along the way for me is the one that kind of gave me that inside look at past seeing. There was one thing to look and see and there's another one to see past all that. And that's one of the things that he taught me. And I appreciate Malcolm we lost Malcolm this year. Also, MRs Johnson, the lady bird Johnson family had KLBJ to begin with. And I was one of the guests. Well ahead the show on there. I was one of the guests Paul prior. The early risers. The reason I was as guest because only guy in town that would show up at five AM to visit with him. So I became a frequent and he like me to bring the donuts also about lady bird Johnson. She invited us out to the house. My wife and myself one time to have supper with them with her and to walk around the garden. So we could talk about the native plants that she had in her garden, and one of these things that I remember for sure was I looked at one of the plants and I said, oh, that's a Mexican plummet. She said plants don't know borders, and that really opened my up my eyes up to the fact that. They don't know borders, and so calling him a Mexican Plum or something like that really kind of isolated where they live because they do very well here, and there was no fence at the time, the plants came back and forth with the birds and animals, and we had them all over the place my audience, you guys very important. I really learned a lot from the audience out there. We had a lot of fun together. And they were my friends and fellow gardeners. Also. And of course, my biggest supporter of the mall, and she gave up many weekends. Also for years. My wife, Jane, I want to thank all of these people for the support that they gave me or to come on the air with me, and there's many other folks, and we will address them in a little while. And these are just the folks that made it happen. It wasn't me coming down here. It was about other people the callers and the supporters and we'll be right back. It'll be."