Encyclopedia Botanica is a listener supported podcast about edible and cut flower gardening. Each episode is a lively conversation between me (Hilary Dahl) and a guest contributor. We break down seemingly complicated garden concepts so that anyone can feel empowered to take on new projects and further develop their green thumb. Our goal is to keep each episode educational and provide practical information for gardeners of all levels.
I first launched my podcast, Encyclopedia Botanica, in the summer of 2016. I had been dreaming of creating a podcast for years and my husband and business partner, Colin McCrate, encouraged me to finally just do it. It started out really simple, short 10-15 minute episodes, each one focusing on a specific crop. Since then, the format has continued to evolve and expand. This coming season, I plan to interview experts from across the country on a variety of new topics. We’ll take an in-depth look at wine grapes, fruit tree care, container gardening for edibles, backyard production-scale cut flower gardening, and some other really exciting topics!
About the Host:
Hello, I’m Hilary Dahl. Outside of this podcast, my job is to help beginning and experienced growers create beautiful and productive gardens. I have the unique experience of working in on a wide range of projects, from small backyard garden plots to multi-acre vegetable farms. I also work in my own garden every day when I get home. This podcast is an opportunity to discuss seasonal garden topics and share the the joy of growing your own food.