Seeds & Weeds Podcast

Bird Friendly Gardening w/ Jen McGuinness

May 08, 2024 Bevin Cohen, Small House Farm Season 2 Episode 10
Bird Friendly Gardening w/ Jen McGuinness
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Seeds & Weeds Podcast
Bird Friendly Gardening w/ Jen McGuinness
May 08, 2024 Season 2 Episode 10
Bevin Cohen, Small House Farm

Garden for the birds! Important members of the food chain, birds offer natural pest control, are fun to observe, and they need our help! Learn how to create a beautiful, bird friendly garden with author Jen McGuiness.

Jen will also share some tips on how to attract more beneficial insects to the garden as well as a list of plants that will deter deer.. awesome! We'll also learn about small-space gardening, the importance of native plants and how to grow birdseed.

Jen McGuinness is a writer, editor, and photographer who began writing as Frau Zinnie in 2011. Her website features Jen’s writing, photography, and personal gardening experiences in her Connecticut garden, along with interviews with garden experts. She is a proponent of organic gardening methods and wildlife-friendly gardens. Jen is an award-winning journalist, earning recognition from the New England Press Association, and the Society of Professional Journalists. Jenn is joining us on the show to talk about her new book Bird Friendly Gardening!

Check out Jen's garden blog and website: https://frauzinnie.blogspot.com/
Order Bird Friendly Gardening: https://www.amazon.com/Bird-Friendly-Gardening-Guidance-Supporting-Landscape/dp/0760382115

Before the interview, Bevin shares some Small House updates. This June he'll be speaking at the Modern Homesteading Conference in Idaho. Learn more about this amazing event and register at: https://modernhomesteading.com/

Bevin's new book, The Heritage Pantry: modern methods of preserving food the old fashioned way, will be available May 15th! Order your copy today at https://www.smallhousefarm.com/product-category/books/

Today’s episode of Seeds & Weeds is brought to you in part by our friends at Garden Joy - the garden game that lets you explore your love for plants, seasons, horticulture, and outdoor design. Download Garden Joy from your app store and start playing this relaxing and educational garden design game today! Learn more at https://www.gardenjoygame.com/

You can support the Seeds & Weeds Podcast by joining our Patreon community for as little as $3/month!

Check it out and sign up at https://www.patreon.com/smallhousefarm

Connect with us!
Join our special Seeds & Weeds Facebook Community!

IG: @small_house_farm

We're teaming up with our friends at PERMIES to help you kickstart your permaculture journey! The Permaculture Adventure Bundle has over $600 worth of resources to help you reach your sustainable homesteading goals including a digital copy of SAVING OUR SEEDS. This amazing collection can be yours for only $65 when you sign up today! www.smallhousefarm.com/permaculture-adventure-bundle

The Seeds & Weeds Podcast is brought to you in part by our friends at Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds and while they’re well known for their incredible selection of rare and unique heirloom seeds, they’re also the organizers of the National Heirloom Expo which takes place every year in Ventura, California. Join us at the National Heirloom Expo September 10-12 in sunny Ventura, California! Find out more at https://theheirloomexpo.com/

Support the Show.

Show Notes

Garden for the birds! Important members of the food chain, birds offer natural pest control, are fun to observe, and they need our help! Learn how to create a beautiful, bird friendly garden with author Jen McGuiness.

Jen will also share some tips on how to attract more beneficial insects to the garden as well as a list of plants that will deter deer.. awesome! We'll also learn about small-space gardening, the importance of native plants and how to grow birdseed.

Jen McGuinness is a writer, editor, and photographer who began writing as Frau Zinnie in 2011. Her website features Jen’s writing, photography, and personal gardening experiences in her Connecticut garden, along with interviews with garden experts. She is a proponent of organic gardening methods and wildlife-friendly gardens. Jen is an award-winning journalist, earning recognition from the New England Press Association, and the Society of Professional Journalists. Jenn is joining us on the show to talk about her new book Bird Friendly Gardening!

Check out Jen's garden blog and website: https://frauzinnie.blogspot.com/
Order Bird Friendly Gardening: https://www.amazon.com/Bird-Friendly-Gardening-Guidance-Supporting-Landscape/dp/0760382115

Before the interview, Bevin shares some Small House updates. This June he'll be speaking at the Modern Homesteading Conference in Idaho. Learn more about this amazing event and register at: https://modernhomesteading.com/

Bevin's new book, The Heritage Pantry: modern methods of preserving food the old fashioned way, will be available May 15th! Order your copy today at https://www.smallhousefarm.com/product-category/books/

Today’s episode of Seeds & Weeds is brought to you in part by our friends at Garden Joy - the garden game that lets you explore your love for plants, seasons, horticulture, and outdoor design. Download Garden Joy from your app store and start playing this relaxing and educational garden design game today! Learn more at https://www.gardenjoygame.com/

You can support the Seeds & Weeds Podcast by joining our Patreon community for as little as $3/month!

Check it out and sign up at https://www.patreon.com/smallhousefarm

Connect with us!
Join our special Seeds & Weeds Facebook Community!

IG: @small_house_farm

We're teaming up with our friends at PERMIES to help you kickstart your permaculture journey! The Permaculture Adventure Bundle has over $600 worth of resources to help you reach your sustainable homesteading goals including a digital copy of SAVING OUR SEEDS. This amazing collection can be yours for only $65 when you sign up today! www.smallhousefarm.com/permaculture-adventure-bundle

The Seeds & Weeds Podcast is brought to you in part by our friends at Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds and while they’re well known for their incredible selection of rare and unique heirloom seeds, they’re also the organizers of the National Heirloom Expo which takes place every year in Ventura, California. Join us at the National Heirloom Expo September 10-12 in sunny Ventura, California! Find out more at https://theheirloomexpo.com/

Support the Show.