Summer time is the perfect time to work on a summer garden. After all, what better time to begin growing your own food so that you know exactly what you’re putting on your plate and into your mouth.
Many of us in the Mamavation community have our own gardens, but not everyone is an expert on what to plant when or how to keep the garden healthy throughout the summer season.
That’s why this Monday night, we’re talking about summer garden tips on Mamavation TV.
What’s Mamavation TV?
Mamavation TV is a weekly show that is hosted by Leah Segedie that is broadcast live on Google+ and YouTube every Monday night at 6pm PST/9pm EST. Each week the show brings a guest expert, panel, or community theme that will encourage or educate in the topics of activism, food, fitness, sustainable living, life detox, and the Mamavation boot camp. Leah also presents the top food news of the week to keep you informed about what’s happening in the fast moving world today.
Our Guests This Week
Angela England is a true renaissance woman. She pursued a double major in Music Education and Theatre Arts from the University of Southeastern Oklahoma. She then went on to obtain certifications in massage therapy, childbirth education, labor support doula work, and herbalism. Her love of learning and homesteading shines through on her site Untrained Housewife.
Angela and her husband are raising their five children while homesteading on less than a half acre of land. They raise dairy and meat goats, chickens for eggs and free-range poultry, as well as a garden for fresh fruits and vegetables — all in their backyard! It is no wonder that she is our go-to summer garden expert.
Angela is also the editor-in-chief of Blissfully Domestic, a premiere online magazine for women. She has written several eBooks and recently published Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less).
Sheri Ann Richerson is a leading pioneer in the self-sufficiency movement. For the past 19 years, she has been living, teaching, and promoting organic gardening, natural health and self-sufficiency through all forms of media. Her career includes years as a nationally acclaimed best-selling author, radio host and guest on a variety of shows – showcasing her expertise on homesteading and gardening. Additionally, Ms. Richerson is a speaker, columnist and a blogger for hundreds of websites, magazines, and newspapers.
She has been featured in The New York Times, Woman’s World Magazine and Ladies’ Home Journal. Her by-lined articles can be found at idiotsguides.com, Learn2Grow.com, Suite101.com, SFGate.com, eHow.com, GardenGuides.com and dozens of other sites.
Ms. Richerson has contributed to a wide range of anthologies as well. Her writing credits include contributions to “Our Food Heritage, Past, Present, Future, Baking Bread Together, Helps to Keep the Family Together” – 2007; “Llewellyn Herbal Almanac” – 2006, 2005 and 2003; “Llewellyn Magical Almanac” – 2006, 2005, 2004 and 2003; “All Things Chocolate” – 2005; “Llewellyn Witches Spell-A-Day” – 2003; “Llewellyn Moon Sign Book” – 2002.
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Joanna is the Brand Campaign Manager for Mamavation.com and Bookieboo.com. She is a Graduate of Mamavation Boot Camp 15. She is the mother of two young boys in northern Indiana and loves gardening, learning to become more self-sufficient, and running.
Her writing can be found on Mamavation.com as well as her website JustJoanna.com. Tweet with her at @way2gomom and join her on Facebook and Google+ for news and information about fitness, food activism, housekeeping and more – both serious and humorous, because Joanna LOVES to laugh.
This week, we’re giving away The Complete Idiots Guide To Seed Saving & Starting and The Complete Idiots Guide To Year-Round Gardening by Sheri Ann Richerson to help you with your summer garden!
If you are participating in the live show by commenting on the Google+ event, then you will receive double entries to the giveaway. For other entries, you can check out this Rafflecopter form:a Rafflecopter giveaway