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AKG137 - Plants in Space

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The Alternative Kitchen Garden podcast, produced and presented by Emma Cooper, is all about growing edible and useful plants in an environmentally-friendly way. It is completely free to download and listen to.

Grow Dome

To celebrate the launch of my new ebook, Jade Pearls and Alien Eyeballs, in this episode I’m talking about plants that have been launched into space, and some of the research that is being done to make a manned mission to Mars possible. There’s even a mention of a garden on the moon, and a reading from a futuristic section of the book (which is about unusual edible plants and the people who grow them). We have taken plants to every continent on Earth, and now into space – or have they simply used us to expand their reach?


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Posted in Alternative Kitchen Garden podcast on May 7, 2014 ·

Last modified on Jun 11, 2014

Tags: books & space.

Virtual book tour: Carl Legge

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I’ll be back with a fresh episode of The Alternative Kitchen Garden Show soon. In the meantime, I am sharing with you the audio stops on my virtual book tour for Jade Pearls and Alien Eyeballs.

This final stop is an interview with me recorded by Carl Legge, a fun chat about cooking some of the plants mentioned in the book, which plant I’d choose to take to a deserted island, and which plant hunters I’d invite round for dinner.


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Posted in Alternative Kitchen Garden podcast on May 5, 2014 ·

Last modified on May 3, 2014

Tags: books & unusual.

Virtual book tour: Japanese Farmers Markets

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I’ll be back with a fresh episode of The Alternative Kitchen Garden Show soon. In the meantime, I am sharing with you the audio stops on my virtual book tour for Jade Pearls and Alien Eyeballs.

This one is a recording I made for Joan from Japan Farmers Markets, which includes a reading from the book on the topic of growing plants in Antarctica.


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Posted in Alternative Kitchen Garden podcast on May 3, 2014 ·

Tags: books & unusual.

Virtual book tour: VegPlotting

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The Alternative Kitchen Garden podcast, produced and presented by Emma Cooper, is all about growing edible and useful plants in an environmentally-friendly way. It is completely free to download and listen to.

I’ll be back with a fresh episode of The Alternative Kitchen Garden Show soon. In the meantime, I am sharing with you the audio stops on my virtual book tour for Jade Pearls and Alien Eyeballs.

First up is a recording I made for VP from VegPlotting, which includes a reading from the book on the topic of unusual salad plants.


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Posted in Alternative Kitchen Garden podcast on May 2, 2014 ·

Last modified on May 2, 2014

Tags: books & unusual.

AKG136 - Jade Pearls and Alien Eyeballs

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The Alternative Kitchen Garden podcast, produced and presented by Emma Cooper, is all about growing edible and useful plants in an environmentally-friendly way. It is completely free to download and listen to.

Today’s show kicks off my month-long, virtual book launch to promote my latest effort – Jade Pearls and Alien Eyeballs. It tells the story of unusual edible plants, and the people who choose to grow them, and is being published as an ebook on 1st May 2014. You can read a preview of the book at Smashwords, but in today’s show you can hear me read a section from the book and talk about potatoes. I also catch up on all the news from the blog.

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Posted in Alternative Kitchen Garden podcast on Apr 1, 2014 ·

Last modified on May 2, 2014

Tag: books

AKG135 - Tomtatoes/ pomatoes

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Sárpo Mira potatoes

You say tomtato, I say pomato – either way, it’s a plant that grows both tomatoes and potatoes. Find out how you get your hands on one (or make your own, and why you might want to invest in some blight-resistant potatoes this year.

[Victoriana Nursery Gardens’ Tomtatoes; Thompson & Morgan’s Tom Tato.]

Catch up with the Plant Nutter’s Book Club, and find out what else has been happening on the blog. Find our about Krasnodar tea and my forthcoming book – Jade Pearls and Alien Eyeballs.

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Posted in Alternative Kitchen Garden podcast on Feb 22, 2014 ·

Last modified on Mar 22, 2014

Tag: veg

AKG134 - Books, insects and booze

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In the show today there’s an update on what (little) I’ve done on the allotment and good news about my graduation. If you’d like to read my dissertation, you can start here, and choose either the fully-fledged academic PDF download, or the more readable blogged highlights. You can also check out my research quests.

If you’d like to join in with the Plant Nutters (Virtual) Book Club there’s still time to find yourself a copy of Buffalo Bird Woman’s Garden and settle down for a good read.

I review The Insect Cookbook and Amy Stewart’s The Drunken Botanist, and give you a heads up about some of the interesting books that are on the horizon.

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Posted in Alternative Kitchen Garden podcast on Jan 4, 2014 ·

Tag: books

AKG133 - John Innes

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The Alternative Kitchen Garden podcast, produced and presented by Emma Cooper, is all about growing edible and useful plants in an environmentally-friendly way. It is completely free to download and listen to.

After a long absence, the Alternative Kitchen Garden is back, with an explanation of why John Innes is all over your bags of compost, and why it’s been so long since the last show. There’s also a new segment – join me for some plant geekery in the Herbarium, where I discuss some of the horticultural and botanical news, what I’ve been reading and what I’ve been blogging about.

When you’ve listened to the show you might want to check out The Peat-Free Diet, or the musical genius of Can You Dig It?. If you’re looking for the blog posts I mentioned, the best place to start is the homepage, which has a list of the most recent posts.

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Posted in Alternative Kitchen Garden podcast on Oct 6, 2013 ·

Tag: compost

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Capricorn Best Bleats Awards

Gosh, it has been nearly a year since I recorded an episode of the Alternative Kitchen Garden Show. I have been studying for a Masters degree in ethnobotany – I’m currently involved in doing the research for my dissertation, which has to be finished by September!

Once I’m done with my studies then I hope to return to recording the podcast, but in the meantime if you’d like me to break into my hectic schedule and record a new episode, you may be interested to know that I have promised to do so if I win the Capricorn Best Bleats Awards this month.

So if you’d like to hear my dulcet tones again before September – get voting! There may be some cheese in it for you, too, as everyone who votes is entered in a free prize draw.

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Emma


The Alternative Kitchen Garden podcast is released in good faith with Creative Commons BY-NC-ND terms. You are free (and encouraged) to share, copy, distribute and transmit the podcast episodes providing you attribute them to Emma Cooper, don't use the episodes for commercial purposes and don't modify the episodes.For a full explanation of the licence, please see the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence details.

Posted in Alternative Kitchen Garden podcast on Jun 25, 2013 ·

Last modified on Jun 25, 2013

Tag: competitions

AKG132 - Project: Nosh

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Good King Henry flowers

This episode is all about eating the plants that I’ve been growing in the garden. Check out the Project:Nosh homepage on the blog for links to the individual blog entries and recipes, and while you’re there look out for Alison Tindale’s guest post on Good King Henry.

This show’s shout outs go to Lynne Robinson, Hedvig Murray and James Howard, who all said hello on Twitter :)

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Posted in Alternative Kitchen Garden podcast on Jul 17, 2012 ·

Tag: food

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