As an avid reader of gardening magazines, there’s one author I’ve been following for a number of years. And it’s hard not too since he’s in just about every magazine I read. I’m referring to author, professor, and horticulturist Lee Reich, Ph.D. He’s all about the art and science of building the garden from the ground up, with an emphasis on organic gardening, compost and healthy soil. He’s my kind of guy and I thought it was time we got together for a podcast conversation about some of those very issues, along with one that has me most intrigued. Lee wrote a book about the weedless garden, and I just had to learn more. This podcast covers that topic as we meet Lee and learn more about the man who’s writing the articles we read so often.
The Weedless Garden & More; An Interview with Author, Lee Reich
I’ve been reading gardening magazines and books for a long time. One of the first experts I really took note of was Lee Reich. He’s one of those guys who you feel like you can relate to. Even though he has a ton of impressive credentials, he always seems to be writing to just me, yet I’m sure just about every person that reads Lee’s articles or books feels the same way. But I was always impressed that he was always writing about subjects near and dear to my heart; compost, building the soil with natural inputs, organic gardening, growing edibles, etc.
I finally had the chance to meet Lee in person when we were both speaking at an event a few months ago. Just as I imagined, Lee’s a down to earth guy who loves to garden, make bread and beer, and partake of his creations. I liked him as a gardener. I really like him when you add bread and beer maker to his list of skills.
In this podcast, we learn a bit about Lee’s background and how he became so focused on his niche of organic gardening and building the health of the soil naturally. And we discuss a good bit about the concept behind his most interesting of books; The Weedless Garden.
Learn more about Lee and his books byt visiting his website or keep up with his gardening life and more through his blog. But for now, sit back and take a listen to the podcast. I think you’ll really enjoy getting to know Lee here, just as I have.
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