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Easy Organic Gardener Radio Show

Easy Organic gardener Radio ShowTune in to our weekly radio show for expert advice on organic gardening and natural pest control!

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Host: Sheri Frey
Time: Sundays 11:00 am - Noon Central Time
Call In Number: 1-877-300-7645

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Our Next Show: Sunday November 2, 2014

Guest: Shawna Coronado | The Casual Gardener

Shawna Coronado is a garden and green lifestyle author, on-camera spokesperson, newspaper columnist, photographer, keynote speaker, and successful social media marketer. As an experienced spokesperson with green lifestyle living, organic gardening, social media, and eco content creation, she campaigns for social good online and speaks internationally on building community, simple living, and green lifestyle tips for the everyday person. Shawna's social media expertise has propelled her far within the online industry – she has over 200,000+ followers on her social media outlets and 170 videos on YouTube with over a half million views. Her goal with her online presence is to better the world by utilizing community involvement and simple green living as tools to encourage social good.

Shawna speaks internationally on building community, simple garden living, and green lifestyle tips for the everyday person as well as social media development. Most recently, she was featured as a Chicago Tribune "Remarkable Woman" and named #1 Garden Blogger on Twitter by Cision in 2014. She has lectured at TEDx and Google, discussing the benefits of green living for community. Shawna Coronado educates the online community on eco-travel, green-living tips, sustainable gardening, inexpensive cooking, home vegetable production, and techniques for every day homeowners to save money by being green and feed the hungry during a down-economy – all this right from her very own home and ornamental front lawn vegetable garden.

Shawna appears regularly on international radio and national American TV as well and has been featured on many stations including ABC, NBC, WGN, and PBS TV. Her garden has been featured in many venues and a recent feature on WGN TV on her private garden has been nominated for an Emmy award. Her organic living photographs and stories have been featured both online and off in many international home and garden magazines and multiple books. You can learn more about her here

Shawna Coronado grew up on a farm in Kokomo, Indiana. This is where her garden experience began; gardening with her grandmothers in the country. She currently lives in Warrenville, IL with her family.

Shawna's passion for green living happened as a result of a dramatic health change where she went from a stressful work life filled with prescriptions and very little time with her family to a life focused on finding the less chemical solution and growing closer with her community. Gardening, sustainability, culinary, and social awareness became integral parts of her daily life. Her health improved and she began writing, teaching, and lecturing on ways others could find a healthier life too.

Sheri Frey - Host of Easy Organic Gardener Radio ShowAbout the Host:

Since 1979 Sheri has been co-owner and vice president of ARBICO Organics. ARBICO Organics produces and markets organic and natural products for home, business, garden, lawn, farm and pets. Products include beneficial insects and organisms, fertilizers and soil amendments, weed and disease controls, composting supplies, insecticides, critter controls, horse care, traps, lures, pheromones, botanicals and more.

Sheri is on the committee for the Organic Certification of Growers of Arizona. Her memberships and associations include and are not limited to OFPANA (Organic Farm Producers of North America), the ANBP (Association of Natural Bio-control Producers), the ANA (Arizona Nursery Association), the CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers Association), BIRC (Bio-Integral Resource Center), The IOBC (International Organization of Biological Control), and the AAIE (Association of Applied Insect Ecologists), and OMRI (Organic Materials Research Institute).

She works with major universities and their cooperative extensions and researchers. Speeches are made on a nationwide and international basis. She has been asked to speak at major conferences covering the topics of Biological Control, Low Input Sustainable Agriculture, Integrated Pest Management, Impact of Agriculture on the Environment, Eco System Pest Management and more. Her publications include press releases, catalogs, guides for organic agriculture, and handbooks.

ARBICO Organics specializes in Low Input Sustainable Agricultural Techniques (LISA) emphasizing organic farming inputs, bio-intensive pest controls, pro-environmental fertilizers and plant foods, composting, weed and disease control, as well as preventive management.

For over 33 years ARBICO Organics has provided professional consulting and technical assistance worldwide. As an industry leader in the implementation of sustainable and organic agricultural programs, ARBICO Organics offers natural solutions to contemporary agricultural needs. ARBICO Organics provides the way to grow lush landscapes and healthful food within the balance of nature without the use of synthetic chemicals.

When the proper nutrients and minerals are made available to the soil, it will provide the food that gives life to the plant and ultimately to us.


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Upcoming Shows:
Date Guest
11/09/14 Alexander G. Schauss, PhD.
Senior Research Director, Natural & Medcinial Products Research, AIBMR Life Sciences, Inc.
11/16/14 Dawn Gifford
Small Footprint Family
11/23/14 Judith McGeary
Farm and Rance Freedom Alliance
12/07/14 Kelpie Wilson
Green Your Head
12/14/14 Terry d'Selkie
Ocean Harvest S.V.C.
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Listen 9/07/14 Aisha Shillingford - New Economy Coalition
Listen 8/24/14 Matthew Greishop - Organic Pest Management Specialist with Michigan State University
Listen 8/17/14 Kathy Shea Mormino - The Chicken Chick
Listen 8/10/14 Barbara Pleasant - Mother Earth News
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Listen 12/08/13 Tammi Hartung - Author of "Homegrown Herbs"
Listen 12/01/13 Repeat Segment
Listen 11/24/13 David George Gordon - Author of "Eating Bugs Cookbook"
Listen 11/17/13 Rosalind Creasy - Author & Edible Landscape Pioneer
Listen 11/10/13 Bill McDormand & Belle Starr - Director/Co-Director of Native Seed Search
Listen 11/03/13 Repeat Segment
Listen 10/27/13 Melissa Diane Smith - Anti-GMO, nutritionist
Listen 10/13/13 Ellen Zachos - Author & food forager
Listen 10/06/13 Repeat Segment
Listen 09/29/13 Lauren Mandel - Author of "Eat UP (Rooftop Gardens)"
Listen 09/22/13 Cheryl Moore-Gough - Author of "The Complete Guide to Saving Seed"
Listen 09/15/13 Carolyn Niethammer - Author & Ethnobotanist
Listen 09/08/13 Ellen Zachos
Listen 08/25/13 Ed Smith - Author of "The Vegetable Gardener's Bible"
Listen 08/18/13 Repeat Segmant
Listen 08/11/13 Ann Larkin Hansen - Author of "A Landowner's Guide to Managing Your Woods"
Listen 08/04/13 Mrs. Green - Mrs. Green's World
Listen 07/28/13 Wade Graham - Author of "American Eden"
Listen 07/21/13 Philip Ackerman-Leist - Professor & Author of "Rebuilding the Foodshed"
Listen 07/14/13 Barbara Ellis - Starting seeds
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Listen 06/23/13 Marjory Wildcraft - Author - "Grow Your Own Groceries"
Listen 06/16/13 Rebecca Rupp - Author - "How Carrots Won the Trojan War"
Listen 06/09/13 Ed Rosenthal - Author
Listen 06/02/13 Jared McKinley - Edible Baja Arizona Magazine
Listen 05/26/13 Repeat Segment
Listen 05/19/13 Kate Greenberg
Listen 05/12/13 Q & A with Dr. Bug
Listen 05/05/13 L. Hunter Lovins - Lawyer, author, environmental activist
Listen 04/28/13 Justine Hernandez - Pima County Library - Seed Library
Listen 04/21/13 Q & A With Sheri
Listen 04/14/13 Steve Savage - Blogger, fungicide expert
Listen 03/31/13 Best of The EASY Organic Gardener
Listen 03/24/13 Amy Stewart - Author - "The Drunken Botanist"
Listen 03/17/13 Janet Larsen - Director of Research Earth Policy Institute
Listen 03/10/13 Sandor Katzt - Culinary author
Listen 03/03/13 Stephen Scott - GMO
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Listen 02/17/13 Janisse Ray- Author of the Seed Underground
Listen 02/10/13 Noah Wilson-Rich- Value of Pollinators, honey bees
Listen 01/20/13 Margaret Roach - Ex Editor of Martha Stewart
Listen 01/13/13 Jere Gettle- Co-founder of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company
Listen 01/06/13 Dr. Kathleen A. Merrigan- Deputy Secretary of Agriculture
Listen 12/16/12 Janet Hurley - Extension Program Specialist II
Listen 12/09/12 Pat Walsh - The Organic Gardener
Listen 12/02/12 Mace Vaughan - Xerces Society
Listen 11/18/12 Lee Reich - Author: Fruit Trees; Weedless Gardening; Pruning
Listen 11/04/12 Lynn Braband - IPM Extension Area Educator
Listen 10/28/12 Matt Amsden - Book: Rawvolution
Listen 10/21/12 Al Rattie - US Composting Council
Listen 10/14/12 Rebecca Pontius and Mr. Stamen - Guerilla Gardeners
Listen 10/07/12 Daniel Phillips - The Green Aid-Guerilla Gardening
Listen 9/30/2012 Dr. John Neustadt - Nutritional Biochemistry
Listen 9/23/2012 Gregory Bugbee – Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
Listen 9/16/2012 Jennifer Bartley – American Potager, LLC
Listen 9/09/2012 David Tracey – EcoUrbanist – Tree City
Listen 9/02/2012 Dawn Gouge – Integrated Pest Management
Listen 8/26/2012 Marc Lame – Integrated Pest Management in Public Schools
Listen 8/12/2012 Janet Hurley – Integrated Pest Management Programs in Schools
Listen 8/05/2012 Michael Nolan – The Garden Rockstar LLC
Listen 7/29/2012 Elizabeth Whitehouse – Saving the Earth one compost heap at a time.
Listen 7/22/2012 Mark Winne – Breaking Our Dependence on Industrial Agriculture.
Listen 7/15/2012 David Deardorff & Kathryn Wadsworth – Organic Gardening, Plant Diagnosis.
Listen 7/8/2012 Jeff Lowenfels – Plant a Row for the Hungry, Soil Microbes, and More.
Listen 6/24/2012 Larry Simpson – Mychorrizal Inoculants - Creating stronger and more productive organic soils with natural fertilizers.
Listen 6/17/2012 Steve Masley – Grow It Organically - Organic and edible landscaping designs using compost and natural pest control.
Listen 6/10/201 Matthew Levesque – The Revolutionary Yardscape - Reusing salvaged and cast off building materials to create garden and hardscapes.
Listen 6/03/2012 Willi Galloway – Kitchen Gardening & Seasonal Cooking - Grow. Cook. Eat. From garden to table, advice on growing our own food and taking advantage of seasonal vegetables.
Listen 5/27/2012 Dr. John Neustadt – Better Health Through Nutritional Biochemistry - Dr. Neustadt discusses his research on the impact of diet on chronic and degenerative diseases with a focus on osteoporosis.
Listen 5/20/2012 Beth Urban – Community Gardening - Creating community gardens and teaching the value and benefits of locally grown food.

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