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Tamra FakhoorianIn this week's episode, Mike heads west to the blue grass state of Kentucky and interviews Tamra Fakhoorian an industry leading expert in the field of duckweed.

Tamra is going to tell us all about duckweed's uses in food, fuel, water filtration and how many other countries are using duckweed as part of their sustainability.

From there, Tamra is going to take you step by step so you can get started growing duckweed, which species to use, and how to use them to help improve the soil structure in your home vegetable garden.

That, and so much more on this week's Vegetable Gardening Podcast!

In this episode, here’s what we’ll cover:

  • What is duckweed
  • Various species of duckweeed
  • How to grow duckweed
  • How to use duckweed in your garden
  • International Lemna Association
  • Ongoing research about the benefits of Duckweed

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About this week's Guest, Tamra Fakhoorian:

[pic1] Tamra Fakhoorian has a deep committment to global sustainable living through renewable energy and waste nutrient recycling. She consults on duckweed and algae production as well as integrated farming systems in the US and abroad.

Spring, 2013, she began commercial duckweed production through GreenSun Products, LLC. Watch for her quality boutique animal feeds online and on store shelves in Western Kentucky and surrounding region.

In an effort to become more energy independent, Tamra single-handedly retrofitted an older country home to be near-zero energy. She cooks with solar ovens on a routine basis and gives workshops on the subject for area students.

Tamra serves as co-founder and Executive Director of International Lemna Association. The ILA is a nonprofit dedicated to global education, research, and production of duckweed.

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About Mike the Gardener
I am the author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person as well as the creator of the Seeds of the Month Club where members receive non gmo, heirloom variety seeds every month. You can listen to Mike each week on the Vegetable Gardening Podcast where he interviews gardening industry experts.
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