Sow Edible Podcast

Today we chat with Meg and Ben from Hollar Homestead about their search for the perfect place to call home.  It has been 2 years since we last chatted with the Hollar's and it is amazing how much they have accomplished!  If you would like to listen to the first interview, I have linked it here

In this episode here are some of the fun things we talk about:

  • What was it like to travel around the US with your 4 boys?
  • Favorite Experience
  • Lessons Learned
  • How did you choose your Homestead Land?
  • Words of Wisdom for those who are thinking of doing the same

While their road trip adventure has come to a wonderful ending, you don't want to miss their new exciting adventure of building their homestead!  Go find out more on their YouTube Channel:  The Hollar Homestead , Instagram, and Facebook.

Other Resources:

  • 2020 Sow Organized Garden Planner is here! Yay!  Planning your garden has never been so easy! Avoid the overwhelm and chaos this year by planning your garden or homestead for success!  Created for Gardeners, by gardeners, this garden planner will provide you with plenty of room to plan and record all the vital information you need for a successful garden in an organized and simple layout.  Come Check it out!
  • Events!  Our Fall Event Schedule is packed and we are SUPER excited to meet you at one of these events.  
  • Facebook Live Event... EEE!  Super Nervous Excited you guys!  Come Join me on Facebook, Monday Sept. 9th at 12:30 EST for our first live event!
Direct download: hollar_final.output.mp3
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Today we chat with Noelle Fuller from UGarden Herbs all about how to have a healthy relationship with your skin and the Sun.  In this episode we discuss:

  • Roles of our skin
  • Things that Damage our skin
  • Healing and Protecting our skin with a holistic approach
  • The role digestion plays in our skin
  • Importance of Hydration
  • Safer Sun Exposure
  • Benefits of the sun
  • All about Sunscreen
  • Skin Care Routines

Here are the show notes and how to find out more about Noelle!

  • Noelle Fuller - Herb Farmer and Director of UGArden Herbs at UGA in Georgia. and Beautycounter Consultant.  You can also find her on Instagram @njoyfuller
  • FREE safer skin consultation form to work with Noelle and get recommendations for products...even ones you can make yourself!
  • Serum Recipe
  • Favorite Sunscreen:  Badger Balm and Beautycounter
  • Favorite Outerwear to work in the Sun:  Duluth Trading Sun Shirts and Hats, 

2020 Sow Organized Garden Planner COMING SOON!!  Sign up for our email list to get all the Presale Offers and Freebies! 

Direct download: Noelle_Interview.mp3
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In this episode we share how to set up a simple irrigation system run off of timers as well as an update on all the happenings around the farm.  It is also listener question time, where we answer questions on soil building, mulch, caring and planting in food forests and orchards, and much more!


Direct download: SEp_066.mp3
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Today we chat with Jason from Sow the Land about Digital Homesteading.  Jason and his lovely wife Loraine share their adventures of leaving the city life in search for a more minimal and intentional life on You Tubeinstagram, and Sow the Land podcast.  

In this episode Jason shares their story and covers topics such as:

  • getting started in You Tube
  • Equipment options
  • Importance of Telling your Story
  • Editing Skills and software options
  • benefits of using You Tube
  • Podcasting on Video


Sow the Land video @ Mother Earth News Fair

Sow the Land video @ Organic Growers School

Sow the Land website 


Direct download: SEp_065_Digital_Homesteading_with_Jason_from_Sow_the_Land.mp3
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Today we chat with Tradd Cotter from Mushroom Mountain about Mushrooms in Soil Building.  In this episode we cover topics such as

  • How Mushrooms Build Soil
  • Best Edible Mushrooms for Garden
  • The Importance of Mycorrhizae Fungi in seed starting
  • Using mushrooms in your Orchards and Forest Gardening
  • Should you use mushrooms that are NOT edible in your landscape?
  • Gardening Practices to avoid

Tradd Cotter and his wife Olga have taken their immense love and knowledge of mushrooms and made it their life goal to share it with the world as well as provide very high quality mushroom spore collected and cultivated at their own mushroom research facilities.  They are involved in all areas of fungi including fungal solutions for pest control, disease, plant health, restoring degraded land, and increasing fertility to the soil.  Tradd has also written an excellent book called Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation that gives an in-depth look at practical cultivation how-to's, strategies for mycoremediation, and fungi identification. 

Mushroom Mountain offers online classesconsulting, onsite mushroom tours and trails, and workshops.  You can find them at a variety of speaking events as well as online at  Additionally, you can purchase a wide variety of mushrooms and medicinal tinctures (mycomatrix)  from their online store.

Additional Show Notes:

Direct download: SEp_064_Mushrooms_in_Soil_Building_with_Tradd_Cotter.mp3
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Today we chat with Kate St. Cyr with The Modern Day Settler about getting started with Dairy Goats.  Kate is a blogger and You Tuber as well as a writer for Countryside and Grit Magazine who shares her homesteading adventure of raising livestock and restoring her beautiful 1790’s New England colonial farm.  

In this episode we cover topics such as dairy goat breeds, importance of fencing, setup, supplies, and keeping an emergency livestock kit.  



Kate has provided a blog post that outlines what you should know before getting goats to go with this podcast.  You can check that out at:

Check out this link for instructions and pictures of the milk stand we discussed:

Here is the link to the birth kit as well as all the emergency items Kate keeps on hand for all her livestock.

A big thank you to Kate for sharing her knowledge with us today!  To learn more and follow her on her adventures, be sure to find her on instagram ( ) You Tube ( ), and her blog (


Direct download: SEp_063_Getting_Started_with_Dairy_Goats.mp3
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