How to Grow Your Own Organic Garden

Have you ever wanted to grow your own vegetables? It's not nearly as difficult as you think. Author and gardening expert Jeanne Nolan joins the Clever Cookstr with tips for how to plant and grow your own organic garden. 

Kara Rota
1-minute read
Episode #41

Wouldn't it be great if you could walk outside to your backyard (or balcony) and pick fresh, delicious, and free organic produce for your family's meals?

It might sound impossible, but it's actually far easier than you think.

Joining the Clever Cookstr podcast today is Jeanne Nolan, the founder of The Organic Gardener, a company that helps families design, create and maintain beautiful and productive organic edible gardens in their own backyards.

Jeanne is also the author of From the Ground Up: A Food Grower’s Education in Life, Love, and the Movement that’s Changing the Nation

Click the arrow in the player above to listen to the whole interview, or download the episode from iTunes to learn:

  • Why people lack confidence when it comes to gardening - and how to overcome your brown thumb anxiety.

  • The 5 rules of successful organic gardening regardless of space, location, or environment.

  • What you can do in March to prepare for gardening season.

  • The connection between growing your own food and eating healthily.

  • Why kids should get involved in gardening at an early age.

  • And much more!

Have you planted your own garden? Share your experience with us on the Clever Cookstr Twitter and Facebook pages. Or post them in Comments below.

Thanks for joining us on the Clever Cookstr! Tune in next time for more tips and tricks from the kitchens of the world's best cooks.

Photos courtesy of Jill Paider and Susan Varick.

About the Author

Kara Rota

Kara Rota headed children’s programming at Chicago’s Green City Market and studied food politics at Sarah Lawrence College. Kara has been a featured speaker at numerous venues including Food Book Fair, the Roger Smith Food Conference, and the Brooklyn Food Conference. She has written about food for Irish America Magazine, West Side Rag, Recipe Relay, and Food + Tech Connect, and is the former Director of Editorial & Partnerships at Cookstr.com.