Last week on Mamavation TV, we had a great chat with Greg Peterson of UrbanFarm.org and learned all about fruit trees, planting things, water harvesting, and more. If you missed out on the show, we highly recommend that you check out the YouTube video on this post because it was a great one! This week we are delving a little further into the gardening theme as we talk about fall and winter strategies for organic, sustainable gardens. When the temperatures drop, it can mean a great growing season for some of our warmer climates, or planning for next year’s garden in colder areas – no matter where you live, there’s something you can be doing to work on your garden!
Special Guest: Christy Wilhelmi of Gardenerd.com
Hailing from California, Christy is the founder of Gardenerd.com and author of Gardening for Geeks – if you haven’t seen these yet, be sure to check them out! Gardenerd.com is a wonderful resource on everything you could possibly want to know about organic gardening. She also runs a thriving consulting company – she specializes in organic, small-space vegetable garden design. But my favorite fact about Christy is that she doesn’t just talk about gardening – she really does it. She produces 70-80% of all the produce that her family eats in her community garden plot and home garden (less than 200 square feet!). When she’s not gardening, consulting or writing, she also teaches classes on Organic Gardening and is a board member for the Ocean View Farms Organic Community Garden in Mar Vista, CA. Very, very cool!
Join us here on this post on Monday, November 11th at 7pm PST/10pm EST to watch the LIVE Mamavation TV show where Christy Wilhelmi will talk to us all about sustainable, organic gardening and what we can be doing for our gardens during the cold weather months. You can find out more about Christy on the Gardenerd website, the Gardening for Geeks book website (scroll down to the giveaway at the bottom of this post to see a trailer about her book, it’s awesome!), the Gardenerd Twitter account, the Gardening for Geeks Facebook Page, the Gardenerd Facebook Page, the Gardenerd Pinterest account, and on Google+! Oh – and definitely check out her videos on YouTube!
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WEEKLY TWITTER CHAT
Join us during the LIVE show for our weekly twitter chat! This is where we really get to hang out together as a community, and we’d love to have you join in the fun. Just follow along and tweet using the hashtag #mamavation. 2 giveaway winners are randomly selected from usage of the #mamavation hashtag during the LIVE show! The chat is on Monday night starting at 6pm PST/9pm EST.
MAMAVATION BLOGGING CARNIVAL
Each week, we hold a blogging carnival on our Mamavation forum where we invite our community members to add links to their health related (health and fitness, weight loss, toxin-free living, etc topics are accepted!) posts that they’d like to have others read. The carnival goes from Tuesday night to the following Monday. We use the carnival to connect as a community and catch up with our members, so we do ask that if you add your link you also visit the blog posts of at least 5 other members – share the love! Here’s the link for this week’s blogging carnival.
MAMAVATION SISTAHOOD LOVE BLOGGING CARNIVAL
Each week, we also host a love blogging carnival for our Sistahood members on our Mamavation Facebook group. Sistas can add up to 2 of their own posts per week to the link up, but we ask that they visit at least 5 additional posts for each post they add to the carnival. This carnival also starts on Tuesday and is pinned to the top of the Facebook group. When you sign up to join the Mamavation Sistahood, you will be added to the Mamavation Facebook group. Not added yet? You can request to join the Facebook group here.
#SWITCH2SWERVE TWITTER PARTY 11/12
Join us on Tuesday for a Twitter party with the are also going to be hosting a Twitter party for the #Switch2Swerve campaign where we’ll be introducing you to introduce the toxin-free, GMO-free, all natural, zero-calorie sweetener! RSVP and read more details about the Twitter party here.
This week on Mamavation TV, we will be giving away Gardening for Geeks by Christy Wilhelmi. Two winners will be randomly selected from those who are participating in the live chat on Twitter during the show, and two will be randomly selected from entries on the Rafflecopter entry form below. To learn more about the book, check out this trailer: