Margaret Roach did what many of us wish we could do ourselves. She left a high-powered job for a more authentic life in the garden. Although Margaret was “living the dream” as the Executive Vice-President and Editorial Director of Martha Stewart Living, she knew that due to her busy, high-power schedule, she was also missing her connections to nature and the garden that she loved.
Luckily for us, Margaret took the leap and traded in her high heels for gardening boots. Now we are all benefiting from that transition.
Today, Margaret is a leading garden author with several books including her latest, The Backyard Parables: Lessons on Gardening, and Life. But she is also a virtual mentor to thousands of adoring fans who read her award-winning garden blog: A Way to Garden. It is here that she shares her garden wisdom, sustainable garden tips, interviews with the top experts and even a vegetarian recipe or two.
Margaret’s garden is one of the most well designed gardens we have ever filmed. So in this episode, Margaret and Joe take us on a tour to break down some of the design elements into teachable moments. They cover everything from garden design 101 to using color to trick the eye. They also discuss using grasses as a design element and how to work in harmony with nature. Then Joe looks at how Margaret composts using the windrow method.
Later, Chef Nathan whips up a delicious Green Bean and Tuna Salad with a Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette.
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Margaret’s radio interview with Joe on: Killer Compost
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