The Home Grown podcast is presented by the Agriculture & Natural Resources (ANR) Unit of the Harris County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office. The series provides information on urban agriculture / horticulture / gardening and ag literacy. The program focuses on topics that are relevant to the urban gardener.
Episode #21 Rick Castagno-Harris County Master Gardener
Brandi Keller, County Extension Agent - Horticulture with AgriLife Extension Service interviews Rick Castagno, Haris County Master Gardener. They discuss what it’s like being a volunteer, the Houston demonstration gardens, and a few stories of what’s been grown in the vegetable beds. All produce is donated to local food pantries.
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Episode #20 Ashley Pellerin James- Extension Program Specialist in Agricultural and Natural Resources at Prairie View A&M
Shannon Sullivan, Assistant County Extension Agent with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, interviews Ashley Pellerin, Extension Program Specialist at Prairie View A&M. Ashley talks about livestock management of goats, the International Goat Research Center, and raising goats for meat and cheese.
Episode #19 Dr. Lakshmi Mahadevan-Associate Professor & Extension Specialist for Special Populations, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Shannon Dietz, County Extension Agent with AgriLife Extension Service interviews Dr. Lakshmi Mahadevan (Dr. M), Associate Professor and Extension Specialist for Special Populations at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. With 16 years of experience, her areas of expertise include mental health literacy education and is a certified Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) for Adults instructor. She specializes in delivering programs that promote equitable access to public and community education for the state of Texas. You can follow her on twitter @CTEspecpops or email firstname.lastname@example.org for help answering your questions.
Episode #18 - Kristina Brown (Better Living for Texans Agent) & Cindy George (AgriLife Extension Intern)
In this episode, Shannon Dietz, CEA for Agriculture and Natural Resources with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is sharing the importance of Texas Agriculture in planning your holiday meals. He also will be speaking with special guests Kristina Brown, Better Living for Texans Agent, and Registered Dietician along with Cindy George, who is currently working on her master’s in public health and an intern with Texas A&M AgriLife in the Harris County Office. All three provide excellent information for you and your family in your planning for holiday meals.
Episode #17 Jaime Gonzalez - Houston Healthy Cities Program Director for The Nature Conservancy
In this episode, Brandi interviews Jaime Gonzalez, Houston Healthy Cities Program Director for The Nature Conservancy. Jaime talks about his history with various organizations and how they all blend to create a rich story of experiences that can be shared with diverse communities on nature, health, and Houston.
Episode #16 Dr. Becky Bowling - Urban Water Extension Specialist & Assistant Professor, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension & TWRI
On this episode, Paul talks with Becky Bowling and her position as an urban water specialist in Texas. They'll discuss how education is evolving to better prepare city & county governments, the green industry and homeowners for developing sustainable landscapes.