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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

38: Top garden birds in UK and NL part 1

38: Top garden birds in UK and NL part 1

March 7, 2019

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  • Attracting garden birds: what can gardeners do? 
  • Which species is most seen by gardeners in the UK? 
  • And by the way, how are these birds doing outside of our own green backyards? 

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

26: Good food according to Michiel Korthals

26: Good food according to Michiel Korthals

November 29, 2018

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What does 'good food' mean to you? Philosopher Mr Michiel Korthals has interesting ideas on this. In this podcast we share some of his thoughts with you.
Plus: enjoy animations and a short movie on the wood wide web, Doughnut economics and The Urban Homestead.
As always, you'll find more information in the shownote.

20: Bird migration and your garden

20: Bird migration and your garden

October 4, 2018

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Finally, the seasons' change is clear. Bird migration obviously has started.Why do birds travel? And what’s the relevance of this phenomenon for you as an eco-friendly gardener? As always, you'll find more information in the shownote.

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