Humans Growing Stuff

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Davis
 Nov 10, 2020
It is a good podcast, and you pull it off well, but this is distracting you from the more important podcast: Part-Time Genius.

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Gardening is about more than just roots and leaves, it’s about human connection, successes and failures, moments of mindfulness and growing some good. This is the most delightfully human podcast about plants you’ll ever listen to! Hosted by Mangesh Hattikudur and collaboration between iHeartMedia and you by your friends at Miracle-Gro “Humans Growing Stuff” is a show about growing and gardening for everyone. We’ll share sweetly inspiring stories, tips and tricks to nurture your plant addiction and just enough science to make you sound like an expert! So join us as we dig into “Humans Growing Stuff.”

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Gardens, Our Tiniest Farms
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If you think about it - the garden is the little sibling to the farm. Smaller in scale and generally tended by fewer parents, the garden has much to learn from the farm, especially as farming evolves from long-standing generational farms and methodologies into newer and greener growing practices led by younger, first-generation farmers. Today, we're seeing more and more millennials pick up and move out of cities and onto their very own small farms with a sustainable vision of the future of agriculture.  In this episode, Mango calls up first-generation, millennial farmer Hannah Gongola of H2Grow and learns about what drove her to run a farm focused on regenerative agriculture. Garden coach Jamie Brennan, shares how she started Boise, Idaho’s first and only kitchen garden consultant company Gold Feather Gardens and gives us great tips and insights into how we can all adopt regenerative farming and sustainable growing practices in our own gardens. We’ll also hear from Brooke Burke, TV host, author, fitness guru, founder of the Brooke Burke Body fitness app and avid gardener. Mango and Brooke talk about the importance of organic gardening and the optimism she feels when making more sustainable changes in her garden and home.   For more helpful tips on gardening, check out the Miracle-Gro Website and learn about the Benefits of Raising Chickens or discover How to Plant a Small-Space Organic Garden. Your friends at Miracle-Gro are collaboration partners with iHeart Radio for "Humans Growing Stuff." Follow Humans Growing Stuff on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Apr 07, 2021
Plant Daddies, Miracle-Bros and the Seeds of Modern Masculinity
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Who says gardening and tending to the flowers is a gendered activity? From house plants to flowers, the plant daddies and Miracle-Bros are infusing their personality into growing culture and redefining what masculinity means.  In this episode, Mango reconnects with friend of the pod Michael “Mr. Plant Geek” Perry as they talk about living your truth among the plants. New York drag queen Missleidy The Plant Lady stops by and reads men based on their plant preferences. We’ll also hear from men across the country about their own views on plant care and masculinity.  For more helpful tips on gardening, check out the Miracle-Gro Website and learn about Orchids with Floral Designer Carlos Franco or discover Vertical Gardening with Gardenier Jim Cunneen. Your friends at Miracle-Gro are collaboration partners with iHeart Radio for "Humans Growing Stuff." Follow Humans Growing Stuff on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Mar 24, 2021
Garden to Table. . . and Cocktail Shaker
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Farm-to-table restaurants have been some of our favorites dining establishments. These days, we’re doing less and less dining out, but we’re coming up with exciting new ways to use the harvest from our own gardens and finding new ways to keep the human connection through sharing food alive with garden cooking and cocktail mixing. In this episode, renowned Atlanta mixologist, Keyatta Mincey Parker tells Mango about the origins of her Sip of Paradise community garden for bartenders and how to think about drinking from our garden. Then, Mango talks to Executive Chef Katie Coss from Nashville’s Husk about preserving native southern plants with a seasonal menu.  For more helpful tips on growing your own edible garden, check out the Miracle-Gro Website and learn about everything from growing hot peppers to canning your homegrown food. Your friends at Miracle-Gro are collaboration partners with iHeart Radio for "Humans Growing Stuff."
Mar 10, 2021
Forget the Groundhog. . . I'm ready for Spring
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Early spring is an important time of year; it’s when we begin to slowly shake off the chill of winter and see our first few signs of early green life. But how can we be absolutely sure when it's safe to start planting for Spring? Is there an official start date that all growers know about? And after a long and cold winter, where do we even start? Our friend Jade, The Black Plant Chick (host of "Black Plant Chick Pod"), returns to share the top plant care habits to adopt this spring. Mangesh explores the folklore and myth around spring weather patterns and talks to Erin Schanen (creator of "The Impatient Gardener" blog and YouTube channel) about how we can get our gardens ready now at the end of winter to prepare for spring. For more helpful tips on getting started this spring, check out the Miracle-Gro Website and find helpful resources around the best time to plant spring bulbs and even how to grow giant pumpkins. Your friends at Miracle-Gro are collaboration partners with iHeart Radio for "Humans Growing Stuff."
Feb 24, 2021
Humans Growing Stuff is Back!
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Mango and the team are back with a brand new season of growing stuff. Join us this spring for new episodes, new interviews and new experiences as we grow and learn together.
Feb 17, 2021
Getting Fiddle Leaf Fit
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Have you ever come in from the yard after planting and pruning actually felt sore? It’s as if you went to a high intensity workout class, but you were actually just turning the compost. You’re not alone! Gardening does a body good. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gardening qualifies as actual exercise and just 30-45 mins tending to the plants in your backyard can burn up to 300 calories. Gardening can be the gateway to fitness and in this episode, host Mangesh Hattikudur chats with fitness and travel journalist Annie Daly about her reporting on gardening as a workout. Mango also does some stretching with author and founder of Yoga on the Lane Naomi Annand as they discuss the connection between yoga and gardening.  For more helpful tips on growing and gardening, check out the Miracle-Gro Website and learn from articles like, How to Plant Almost Anything. Your friends at Miracle-Gro are collaboration partners with iHeart Radio for "Humans Growing Stuff."
Nov 11, 2020
The Living Universe in Your Backyard - featuring Jim Gaffigan
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There’s a whole world in your backyard with multiple layers and symbiotic relationships. While we may take on the role of watering, pruning and planting, there are creatures and plants that have their own responsibilities and roles to play that are seen and unseen. Together they create an entire infrastructure and network. And while some are more helpful than others, ultimately it all works together to create a green oasis brimming with life. Host Mangesh Hattikudur dives into the delicate balance among the many living things with which we share our backyards. In this episode, Mango speaks with comedian, writer and actor Jim Gaffigan about observing all of these interdependent connections in our backyard. We also hear from Michelle Bertelsen, an ecologist at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center about the science of invasive species.  For more helpful tips on creating a balanced backyard, check out the Miracle-Gro Website and learn tips like, How to Attract Hummingbirds. Your friends at Miracle-Gro are collaboration partners with iHeart Radio for "Humans Growing Stuff."
Nov 04, 2020
The Green Solution to Food Apartheid
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In the age of free two-day shipping and groceries on demand, it may still be shocking to know that many low-income residents of cities still suffer from a scarcity of affordable or quality fresh food. These are food deserts, and they still exist in thralling metropolises like New York City and Atlanta. Host Mangesh Hattikudur speaks to growers and organizations who are growing for good. These are community members and outsiders who introduce sustainable gardening solutions to help communities gain access to fresh produce and healthy foods. In this episode, Mango checks in with Kamal Bell, founder of Sankofa Farms, and Gary Oppenheimer, founder of AmpleHarvest.Org, and learns about what they've been doing to combat food apartheid. For more information, check out the Miracle-Gro Website and learn about initiatives like GroMoreGood. Your friends at Miracle-Gro are collaboration partners with iHeart Radio for "Humans Growing Stuff."
Oct 28, 2020
Deep Roots and Representation for BIPOC in Gardening
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Gardening has an incredibly diverse history rooted in indigenous cultures. Host Mangesh Hattikudur speaks with growers of color and together they shed light on the multicultural community and origins of modern gardening. In this episode, Mango calls up multi-dimensional artist, activist, grower and Program Director of Soul Fire Farm, Naima Penniman to learn about the the afro-indigenous history behind growing practices in America. Mango also talks with Black Girls with Gardens' Jasmine Jefferson and Botanical Black Girl Stephanie Horton about the importance of representation in gardening culture. For more information, check out the Miracle-Gro Website and learn about initiatives like GroMoreGood. Your friends at Miracle-Gro are collaboration partners with iHeart Radio for "Humans Growing Stuff."
Oct 21, 2020
Bringing Families into the Garden
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Did you know that planting seeds can help the youngest members of your family develop their fine motor skills? Gardening also unites the family behind a shared purpose, to see something grow. With the help of our special guest Shelly Casto form Highland Youth Garden in Columbus, Ohio, host Mangesh Hattikudur discovers the lessons and skills parents and kids can learn together by turning gardening into a family hobby. Mango also sends out his kiddos and his producer Molly on special assignment to talk to a few kid gardeners about why they love getting their hands in the dirt and growing some plants. For more helpful tips on growing and rooting in the garden as a family, check out the Miracle-Gro Website and learn from stories like, Gardening with Children. Your friends at Miracle-Gro are collaboration partners with iHeart Radio for "Humans Growing Stuff."
Oct 14, 2020
Small Plants in the Big City
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Host Mangesh Hattikudur talks with friends and experts about how to build a vibrant and gorgeous garden in the least likely place: in the middle of a bustling city. With special guests, Ursula Chanse and Kadeesha Williams of the New York Botanical Garden’s Bronx Green-Up Program, Mangesh learns about the magic and majesty of urban community gardens. Instagram’s Plant Anna Plant tells us how she makes space for plants in her apartments. Discover all of the common and unconventional ways these urban gardeners make it work.  For more helpful tips on growing your own urban jungle, check out the Miracle-Gro Website and learn from stories like, Chicken-Loving Urbanites (Benefits of Raising Chickens). Your friends at Miracle-Gro are collaboration partners with iHeart Radio for "Humans Growing Stuff."
Oct 07, 2020
Gardening Doesn't Stop When Summer is Over - featuring Chef Vivian Howard
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Fall is officially upon us which means pumpkins, pumpkin pie, pumpkin spiced lattes and gardening. Host Mangesh Hattikudur talks with friends and experts about how to transition our gardening from summer to fall. What do we bring indoors? What herbs and vegetables can we still plant outdoors? With help from our friends the Black Plant Chick (@BlackPlantChick) and James Beard Award-Winning Chef Vivian Howard (@TheChefAndTheF), we'll explore the answers to these questions and discover best practices and recipes for the excess harvest from our summer planting.   For more helpful tips on digging in the dirt this fall, check out the Miracle-Gro Website and find advice like, What to Plant in Fall. Your friends at Miracle-Gro are collaboration partners with iHeart Radio for "Humans Growing Stuff."
Sep 30, 2020
The Mental Health Benefits of Plants
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Did you know that gardening is actually good for your mental health? In this episode, host Mangesh (Mango) Hattikudur begins his gardening journey. With the help of special guests Baratunde Thurston (How to Citizen) and Mr. Plant Geek Michael Perry (The Plant Based Pod), Mango discovers just how much he can gain from growing his green thumb. For more helpful tips and insight on jump starting your gardening, check out the Miracle-Gro website and find advice on things like the Top 10 Gardening Tips for Beginners. Your friends at Miracle-Gro are collaboration partners with iHeart Radio for "Humans Growing Stuff."
Sep 23, 2020
Welcome to “Humans Growing Stuff”
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Did you know that more than half of Americans are heading outside and tending to gardens? We are in a golden age of growing, but there’s more to gardening than plants and dirt. That’s why your friends at Miracle-Gro and iHeartRadio are partnering up to bring you “Humans Growing stuff;” a new series that’s just as much about humans as it is about growing stuff. Each week, along with our host Mangesh “Mango” Hattikudur, we’ll bring you inspiring stories, helpful hints, fascinating facts and the successes and failures that we all experience with gardening. This isn’t your grandma’s gardening podcast, unless your grandma’s really cool and has a wicked sense of humor.  Catch the first episode of “Humans Growing Stuff” on September 23, 2020
Sep 09, 2020