Ep6: Composting With Worms

In this episode we talk about composting with worms or vermicomposting, and how we can reduce our impact on the local landfill while creating ‘black gold’ for our healthy living soil spong...

Ep5: Rainwater Harvesting

In this podcast we talk about how you can save the rain that falls on your property for use in the landscape. Many people are sceptical about the benefits of harvesting rainwater. As an introduction, ...

Ep4: Sheet Mulching Or How To Create A Soil Sponge

In our last podcast we talked about how rock and gravel gardens are not the answer, and nor is just concreting the whole back yard. Many worry about the cost associated with replacing a brown lawn wit...

Tools and Supplies for Building Healthy Soil

Here is our list of favorite tools and supplies for building healthy soil using the sheet mulching method. Basic gardening tools are a must: A flat shovel will help with turf removal A Garden Fork...

Rainwater Harvesting, Books and Tools

Here is a collection of books, tools and gadgets we use in our homes to help us be as earth friendly as possible. Books We love Brad Lancaster’s books on Rainwater Harvesting volume 1 and volum...

Ep3: Rock and Gravel

Continuing the series Sheri and I  started a few podcasts ago, we address the question we hear the most in the classes we teach:  “My lawn is brown now what?” or “Are rocks, gravel and ...

Why Did You Want To Create This Podcast?

I’m Diane Downey, and I wanted to create this podcast because I really believe that the soil can save us – water, carbon and climate change are all linked together, and if we change the way we...

Ep2: Artificial Turf

Many homeowners, when faced with a dead lawn, and water restrictions, are attracted to the idea of artificial turf as an option. In this episode we look at the pros and cons of ‘astroturf’ or plas...

Ep1: Introductions And Brown Lawn

Welcome to the Earth Friendly Homeowner Podcast In this first episode of The Earth Friendly Homeowner Podcast we discuss our personal journey and the reason we started this website, blog and podcast. ...