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99: Kiss the ground part II

99: Kiss the ground part II

April 22, 2021

In part II of our talk about 'Kiss the Ground' we are inspired by people who appear in this film. They have ideas on how to heal the soil. Let’s listen to their message! 
Listen also to part I of this talk, which was released earlier this year. 
As always, you'll find more information in the shownote

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96: Doe de spullencheck!

96: Doe de spullencheck!

March 11, 2021

Spullen ongebruikt laten liggen is zonde. Ze kosten veel energie door de benodigde grondstoffen, productie en transport. Zorg voor hergebruik. Ivonne deelt haar ervaringen met haar 'spullencheck'! 
En verder: 
Met grond bedoelen we het losse materiaal aan de oppervlakte van de aardkorst. Kijk eens naar jouw tuingrond. Herken je de basisonderdelen? Ivonne licht ze toe. 
We staan kort stil bij ons 3-jarig bestaan en blikken vooruit naar een bijzondere mijlpaal. 

95: Kiss the ground part I

95: Kiss the ground part I

February 25, 2021

Let’s talk soil today. The film 'Kiss the Ground' wants to show that we can stabilize our climate, restore ecosystems and create food supplies. How? By regenerating the world’s soils. We watched the film. 
As always, you'll find more information in the shownote
Part II of this talk will be released later in the year. 

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76: Dutch wetlands: from Wadden Sea to garden pond (3)

76: Dutch wetlands: from Wadden Sea to garden pond (3)

April 23, 2020

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In a short series of Discuspecials we’re talking about water. Listen to part 3. 

  • water quality indicators: plants and animals 
  • watching water wildlife: organising your own tools 
  • how to make a simple spy glass to watch underwater wildlife 

As always, you'll find more information in the shownote.

Also listen to parts 1 & 2!

73: Dutch wetlands: from Wadden Sea to garden pond (2)

73: Dutch wetlands: from Wadden Sea to garden pond (2)

March 12, 2020

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March 22 = world water day. In a short series of several podcast episodes we’re talking about water. In this part 2: 

  • Dutch wetlands then and now
  • lowland
  • flood control
  • creating new Dutch wetlands 

And ... a special appeal in response to the corona virus crisis. 

As always, you'll find more information in the shownote

70: Dutch wetlands: from Wadden Sea to garden pond (1)

70: Dutch wetlands: from Wadden Sea to garden pond (1)

January 30, 2020

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February 2 = world wetland day! What can we learn from wetlands? For our own life as citizens and gardeners?
Let’s find out and start with part 1 of our short series on this topic. Contents: 

  • Dutch wetland types   
  • a fascinating water animal with a key role in nature
  • tips to help protection and conservation of wetlands 
  • and how about your garden? 
  • and all this is mixed with personal memories of your host Ivonne 

As always, you'll find more information in the shownote.

60: Sun calendar, goldcrest and cackling hens

60: Sun calendar, goldcrest and cackling hens

October 31, 2019

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  • Discutips: make your own sun calender! Read also our blog on making your sun calendar
  • Discuknowledge: this week Ivonne discovered a very tired goldcrest in the garden. She shares some information about this little garden friend. With audio of the species' call and song. 

As always, you'll find more information in the shownote

57 Flower bulbs and sustainability

57 Flower bulbs and sustainability

October 8, 2019

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Flower bulbs are the ultimate Dutch export product. How sustainable is this sector? 
What means 'sustainably grown'?
Plus some practical tips on buying and planting your flower bulbs. 
As always, you'll find more information in the shownote

48: Herenboeren, Dutch CSA initiative

48: Herenboeren, Dutch CSA initiative

June 13, 2019

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'Herenboeren' are residents who start their own nature inclusive farm. Ivonne shares information about this Dutch community supported agriculture initiative. 
As always, you'll find more information in the shownote.

42: Top garden birds in UK and NL part 2

42: Top garden birds in UK and NL part 2

April 18, 2019

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This show we’re talking about garden birds. Part 2. In this edition: 

  • Attracting garden birds: what can gardeners do? 
  • How is the most seen species in UK gardens, the house sparrow, doing in The Netherlands? 
  • Which species is most seen by gardeners in The Netherlands? 
  • And how about about birdwatch numbers in 2018. On rank 2 we see a remarkable difference between the two countries. 

We're on the lookout for English speaking guests for our shows. Please contact us in case you're interested. 

As always, you'll find more information in the shownote. Listen also to garden birds part 1

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