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.”
Giving Thanks and Giving Shine
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.
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."
Families growing roots, plant roots
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. In this episode, we’ll highlight the lessons and skills parents can share and teach their kids by turning gardening into a family hobby. We’ll also discover the lessons and gifts kids are giving to their parents by pushing them to get into gardening.
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."
Bright Lights, Big Snake Plant
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."
Legends of the Fall Garden
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? We’ll explore the answers to these questions and more 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."
Plants are the New Therapists
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."
Welcome to “Humans Growing Stuff”
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
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Entertaining and simply sweet
Love this podcast, simple and sweet to inspire me try different ways to garden!
Starting to make me feel like I should go get some plants... has this show convinced me I can actually keep them alive??
LOVE LOVE LOVE
I was dying to find a podcast that didn’t make me feel like I was just wasting time listening to anyone I could hear. This podcast truly brings business to life in a way that’s real and relatable. I feel so inspired!!