All The Dirt  Gardening, Sustainability and Food

All The Dirt Gardening, Sustainability and Food


Weekly podcast with Steve Wood and Deryn Thorpe discussing everything gardening, sustainable practices and seasonal food including organics, your questions answered and tasty garden to kitchen recipes


Episode 21: Celebrity Guest Costa Georgiadis  

Our celebrity guest is Costa Georgiadis, a Greek-Australian landscape architect and the host of ABC's Gardening Australia.

He is passionate about living a sustainable life and speaks to Deryn and Steve about connecting plants and people by showing them how simple it is to grow food on their verge. The wide-ranging conversation reveals Costa's rich cultural life which includes his crazy funk, disco, rock, cabaret band called the More Please Orchestra and his passion for umpiring rugby.

Episode 20: Nutrition and Naturopathy With Natalie Woodman  

Natalie Woodman is a nutritionist and naturopath from Voi Clinic who speaks to Steve and Deryn about how the gut microbiome impacts health.

Natalie discusses how a diet that targets the gut microflora can improve health and conditions like digestive disorders, weight gain, depression, anxiety, eczema, psoriasis, acne, allergies, diabetes, high blood pressure and assist the management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Parkinson’s, MS and Alzheimer’s.

Check out her recipe for delicious Kimchi a naturally fermented food that aids gut health which is easy to make at home.

Episode 19: Dr Bob Longmore  

Dr Bob Longmore is a former pharmacy academic and herbal medicines writer who lives with wife Maggie on an 8 acre semi-rural garden in Nannup with extensive productive, native and ornamental gardens. Steve and Deryn talk to him about medicinal herbs, smoking feral fish and growing food.

Episode 18 Janine Mendel On Landscaping For Small Gardens  

Janine Mendel founder of CultivArt Landscape Design discusses how to make your small garden work.

Janine believes that that 'at the end of the process, your house should look like it's been planted in the garden.'

Episode 17 Australian Bush Tucker Delicious Flavours and Easy to Grow  

Mark Tucek talks growing bush tucker plants in your backyard. The interest in Australian Bush Foods is being embraced by chefs all around the world. The unique flavours inspire culinary creativity and many of the varieties are easy to grow. 

Talijanchich family's World Acclaimed Liqueurs The Secret Is In The Soil  

James Talijancich 3rd generation wine grower from Western Australia's spectacular Swan Valley talks about the passion and art of producing their world acclaimed liqueurs, the value of using organic techniques in the vineyard and winning gold in London 3 years running in the worlds most prestigious fortified wine competition.

Episode 15 Fermented Foods Kefir Kombucha and Kimchi  

Tim Kershaw has worked in leading fine dining restaurants throughout Australia and the UK and shares what really goes on in the kitchens. He discusses his new found passion for growing his own organic produce and talks about the wonders of fermented foods.


Episode 14: Australian Native Plants with Award Winning Zanthorrea Nursery  

We talk with Alec and Jackie Hooper from one of Australia's most awarded Garden Centres Zanthorrea Nursery Australian Native Plant specialists.

All The Dirt - Episode 13 Managing Your Waste and  Winter Garden Tasks  

Steve and Deryn talk with Waste Management Educator Peg Davies and discuss those important Winter tasks for the Garden 

All The Dirt - Episode 12 Special guest John Colwill and Araluen Botanical Park  

Special guest John Colwill talks about his passion for sharing horticultural knowledge and discusses the history of Araluen Botanical Park famous for its Tulips, Camelias, Heritage Roses and Chili Festival.

All The Dirt Episode 11 Citrus for the Home Garden and Rural Plantings  

Steve and Deryn talk Citrus for the home garden. We talk with Bill Davey about his work planting trees and shrubs in the wheat belt, the wonders of deep planting and the value of tube stock.

All The Dirt - Episode 10 Permaculture for Everyone and Common Garden Pest Solutions  

Steve and Deryn talk Permaculture with Charles Otway from Terra Perma. Permaculture continues to grow in popularity around the world and for good reason. We also discuss solutions for some of gardening's most common pests and diseases


All The Dirt - Episode 9 Angus Stewart shares his passion for horticulture  

Angus Stewart discusses his passion for horticulture, his involvement in plant breeding and the importance of working as a garden educator. Angus has published numerous books, presented for over a decade on ABC TV Gardening Australia and 25 years with ABC radio.

All the Dirt -Episode 8 Best Trees for the Home Garden and We talk Coffee  

Steve and Deryn discuss the best trees for the home garden with Joanne Harris from Guildford Town Garden Centre and Steve chats with Toni Riccelli International Cup of Excellence Coffee Judge

All the Dirt - Episode 7 Senior Entomologist Dr Darryl Hardie  

Steve and Deryn talk garden bugs and diseases with Dr Darryl Hardie from West Australia's Dept of Agriculture and Food. Audrey shares a great baked mushroom recipe.

All The Dirt - Episode 6 Growing Succulents and Special Guest Sue McDougall  

Steve and Deryn discuss the secrets to growing beautiful succulents, Sue McDougall, much loved garden talk back host is our special guest and Audrey has a delicious baked sweet potato and baby spinach salad recipe that the family will love.

All The Dirt Podcast Episode 5 Keeping Chickens and Preserving Olives  

Steve and Deryn talk keeping chickens in the suburban back yard and then later are joined by special guest Linda Mitchener from the Green Life Soil Companyy. Audrey takes us through the perfect olive preserving recipe

All The Dirt Episode 4 Indoor Plants and Living Fertilisers  

Steve Wood and Deryn Thorpe discuss the best Indoor plant selections for your home.Brian Klepzig from Neutrog talks all about proven products for your garden and Audrey has an amazing caramalised banana recipe that is easy to cook and delicious.

All the Dirt - Episode 3 Hardy Shade Plants and guest Chris Ferreira  

Steve Wood Deryn Thorpe and Chris Ferriera talk Gardening Sustainabiliy and Food, Great Gardens and The Forever Project, Shade plants for difficult locations and Audrey's baked quince recipe

All The Dirt Episode 2 Building Healthy Soil Special Guest Sabrina Hahn  

Your weekly podcast where we talk Gardening, Sustainability and Food. Interviews, guests, your questions answered and tasty garden to kitchen recipes


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