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Gardens, weeds and words

Dec 4, 2020

A plant-inspired practice. With Katie Robbins

A blend of slow radio, gardening advice and conversation, and readings from the best garden and wildlife writing.

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Garden soundtrack
Pondering the onset of winter, with twinkling lights and fried potatoes.
Seasonal markers, and The Almanac from Lia Leendertz.
Catching up with Lia Leendertz. What's new in the 2021 edition? 03:44
Reading from The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2021  10:28
Read by Milli Proust
The independent plant-inspired businesses bringing cheer and lightening our darkness.
Interview with Katie Robbins 13:22
14:50 A love of the natural world and of ceramics
16:02 The formative planty encounter -- sunflowers, a flat cap and a fag
18:40 Potter... or ceramic artist?
19:52 If not a potter, would Katie have worked with plants in some other way?
Grace Alexander flowers:
Milli Proust:
Bex Partridge (Botanical Tales):
21:50 The power of a good parcel, and delighting your customer
Beautiful and sustainable packaging
24:49 A journey to the potter's wheel
26:43 The shortest commute -- working from home. Pluses and minuses of the WfH life
29:12 A tour of the garden studio
34:57 Katie's creative process
40:17 Inspiration from peers
41:48 The inevitabilities of creative cross-fertilisation
44:23 Working in porcelain
46:49 Clay from the ground
50:00 Inspirations
Thank you to Katie Robbins for giving up her time to talk to me about her creative plant-inspired practice.
You can find Katie on Instagram here
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Thanks also to Lia Leendertz for joining me to talk about The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2021
I'm immensely grateful to Milli Proust for lending us her mellifluous tones for the reading.
And of course, I'm ever appreciative of all my listeners for your continued support and reviews, I really do appreciate them. You can support the podcast by buying its producer a virtual cup of coffee for three quid, at Proceeds will go towards equipment, software and the monthly podcast hosting fees. 
A year of garden coaching
If you'd like to find out more about my my 12 month online garden coaching programme, please visit the website, where you can read more details and add your name to the waiting list to be the first to hear when enrolment opens up again.