In this episode, Joe interviews Jeff Gillman, author of The Truth About Organic Gardening; Benefits, Drawbacks and the Bottom Line. This is an eye-opening interview that even discloses some bad characters in organic gardening practices.
GGW009 Show Notes
Hi everybody, it’s Joe Lamp’l and welcome to Growing a Greener World. This is a show for people who love to garden and spend time outdoors, and who really care about environmental stewardship.
Well today we visit with Jeff Gillman, He’s the author of two books including his latest, The Truth About Organic Gardening; Benefits, Drawbacks and the Bottom Line. With so much information available on any given subject, especially when it comes to organic gardening, it can easily become confusing on who and what to believe. Well, consider Jeff the kind of guy you want by your side. With years of practical and academic experience, Dr. Gillman has the courage and academic firepower to shoot down false claims and tell it like it is in practical, easy to understand ways. Today we’ll devote our entire show to this eye-opening conversation with Jeff.
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Jeff Gillman Intro:
Jeff Gillman is one of the most “Tell it like it is” voices in gardening and horticulture today. He earned his Master’s degree in entomology and his doctorate in horticulture from the University of Georgia. Now, he’s an assistant professor in the department of Horticultural Science at the University of Minnesota.
Jeff’s the author of many publications on subjects that range from how plant hairs affect mites, using soluble silicon to combat plant diseases and how to control deer. He’s also the author of two popular books; The Truth about Garden Remedies; What works, What Doesn’t and Why and his latest book, and the one we’ll talk about today: The truth about Organic Gardening: Benefits, Drawbacks and the Bottom Line.
Now if you’re a huge fan of organic gardening (as I am) some of the things you’re about to hear in this interview may come as a surprise, but in Jeff’s characteristic style, he tells it like it is. As you listen to this conversation, see if you can hear the underlying message throughout our discussion. Even with organic gardening, as Jeff’s about to explain, it’s not as black and white as you might think. Moreover, what I heard from Jeff was the importance of looking at the issue of sustainability over the absolutes of one method over the other. And as you’re about to find out, he didn’t waste anytime, getting to the bottom line:
Jeff Gillman interview (not transcribed)
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