49 episodes

Welcome to Hort Culture, where a group of Extension professionals and plant people talk about the business, production and joy of farming. So, join us for a chat on the culture of horticulture.

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Hort Culture Plant People

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Welcome to Hort Culture, where a group of Extension professionals and plant people talk about the business, production and joy of farming. So, join us for a chat on the culture of horticulture.

Questions/Comments/Feedback/Suggestions for Topics: hortculturepodcast@l.uky.edu

Check us out on Instagram! [https://www.instagram.com/hortculturepodcast/]

    Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

    Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

    On this episode, we have a special guest, Emily Spencer from the Center of Crop Diversification, who will share with us some insights on community supported agriculture, or CSA for short. What is CSA and how does it benefit both farmers and consumers? How can you get involved in a CSA program near you? And what are some of the challenges and opportunities of this alternative food system? Tune in to find out!

    FOR MORE INFO CHECK OUT THE LINKS BELOW:

    Community Supported Agriculture CCD [https://www.uky.edu/ccd/marketing/market-resources/direct/csa]

    Community Supported Agriculture Facebook group [https://www.facebook.com/groups/kycsafair/]

    CSA Week [https://www.csainnovationnetwork.org/]

    UK-CSA Economic Analysis [https://www.uky.edu/ccd/tools/budgets/ukcsaeconomicanalysis]

    Plate it Up Kentucky Proud Recipes [https://fcs-hes.ca.uky.edu/piukp-recipes]



    CONTACT US!

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    • 54 min
    LEAN Farming System

    LEAN Farming System

     Improving efficiency can improve profits and enjoyment of work by reducing wasted effort.  In this episode, the team talks about LEAN strategies and tactics as discussed by Ben Hartman in The Lean Farm (2015) and Jeffery Liker in The Toyota Way Fieldbook (2005)  Whether you want to grow more food, save money, or just have fun, this episode will inspire you to try something new and improve your growing skills. Tune in and join the conversation!

    Lean Farming on the Ground [https://www.vabeginningfarmer.alce.vt.edu/webinar/Archive/2021Webinars/LeanFarming.html]

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    • 57 min
    Our Garden Plans for 2024

    Our Garden Plans for 2024

     In this episode, we're going to share our gardening plans for 2024. What are we going to grow, where are we going to grow it, and how are we going to make it thrive? Tune in and get inspired by our green dreams.

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    • 1 hr
    Kentucky Horticulture Economic Situation & Outlook 2024

    Kentucky Horticulture Economic Situation & Outlook 2024

    In this episode, we have a special guest: Dr. Tim Woods, Agricultural Economics Extension Professor at the University of Kentucky. He will share with us his analysis of the horticulture economic situation and outlook in Kentucky for 2024. What are some of the factors currently impacting the demand and supply of fruits, vegetables, flowers and other horticultural products? What are the opportunities and challenges for growers, marketers and consumers in the coming year? Tune in to find out!

    Economic Situation & Outlook [https://agecon.ca.uky.edu/ag-economic-situation-outlook]

    Questions/Comments/Feedback/Suggestions for Topics: hortculturepodcast@l.uky.edu

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Garden Layout and Design

    Garden Layout and Design

    In this episode of Hort Culture, we welcome back Jessica Bessin, the Mercer County Horticulture Extension Agent, who joins us as we discuss  creating a more efficient  and productive garden. Whether you have a small space or a large plot, we will help you plan and design your garden according to your needs and preferences. Learn how to choose the right plants, arrange them in an aesthetically pleasing and functional way, and avoid common mistakes that can ruin your gardening experience. Tune in and get inspired to start your own gardening project!



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    • 52 min
    Bees and Beekeeping in Kentucky

    Bees and Beekeeping in Kentucky

    In this episode, we have a special guest, Mercer County Extension Horticulture Agent Jessica Bessin, who joins us to talk about bees and beekeeping. Jessica shares her passion and expertise on how to start and maintain a healthy hive, what are the benefits of keeping bees for pollination and honey production, and what are some of the challenges and solutions for beekeepers in our region. Tune in to learn more about these amazing insects and how you can help them thrive in your backyard or on your farm.

    Kentucky State Beekeeping Association [https://kybees.org/]

    Beginning Beekeeping For Kentuckians [https://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/ent/ent41/ent41.pdf]

    The Kentucky Beekeeper's Calendar  [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PgIg1q2vPgEmHVRiK_Dtc9HouhLQWFD3/view]

    Kentucky Beekeeper Associations by County [https://www.kyagr.com/statevet/documents/BEE_kybeekeepingassn.pdf]

    Beekeeping & Honey [https://www.uky.edu/ccd/production/crop-resources/other/beekeeping-honey]

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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

Freckledblooms ,

Plant peeps are the best!

My girl Alexis is awesome. Love your guys’ stories. Keep up the great work 💚 it’s so appreciated. From a fellow podcaster herself 😘

driveingirl ,

Agrotourism 2.0

Great show! Gave me info and confidence to branch out and consider new avenue to bring income into the farm.

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