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Hey everybody, JackieMarie Beyer here, I'm driving to work so there might be a little static in the background, but this is like a good place for me to record, I feel like because it's kind of quiet in my car for me and I don't know it's just a good time for me. Thoughts are fresh in my head, I find like when I get my microphone out and I'm sitting at my desk later in the day, or even if I get up on a Saturday morning and do it, I'm just like, what was I going to say?
So anyway, in case you happen to notice there's a new word on the podcast logo, the Green Organic Gardener podcast. And it's funny because like, I've been trying to figure out how could I narrow my niche? And like reach out better to people. I mean, I feel like I have my avatar dialed in, but I don't know. I just, I just want to be unapologetic on my show and I, 1000% support Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal, and believe that, you know, just that my podcast, you know, definitely has an environmental focus.
Like I call you Green Future Growers because I believe we're all dedicated to growing a greener future. And so I hope I'm not offending anybody. And if we lose some listeners, I think it's just like, I was listening to Sally Hogshead yesterday on the Marie Forleo show. If you don't know who she is, she wrote this book called Fascinate and like, I've taken her Fascinate quiz. If you're a listener and you've taken her Fascinate quiz and you want to send me your results, that would be so amazing. Or just like anything that you feel that would help. But like at the top of my, every time I do an interview with anybody like Sally Hogshead has this Fascinate quiz for businesses and she kind of like gives you these four powerful words.
And I look at those four words every time I get on the mic to do an interview and talk about. Anyway, it's what Sally was saying like on the top of her front page, she has this thing about Hogshead means, I don't know, like 144 barrels of mead or whatever, if you don't like it. Like, I guess she gets a lot of flack about her middle, her last name, but she put something up there, like some kind of like curse word, or just like, if you don't like this, I don't know. But she says, people have actually written her and said, we were going to work with you until we saw your homepage. And then we decided not to, and she's like, what a greet screener.
And so I do kind of feel like, and I know there are people out there that have very different political beliefs from me that have been listening to my show. And I, you know, you're more than welcome to listen. I've said before, I'm everybody's favorite Democrat. If you're a Republican, I have plenty of friends who are Republicans, but I am definitely very political. Mike and I are, you know, our marriage, our, a lot of our foundation, I was what we believe is we're hardcore environmentalists and you know a lot of what Sarah Harding said, I guess maybe that's where it came from. Just doing that interview with her last Friday and talking about we don't have time.
We need have these climate conversations. We need to be taking bigger actions. You know, I'd love to Greta Thunberg. I just think this is going to help us connect better and I don't know, we'll see what happens. So I posted on Facebook and people voted and it seemed like the votes were all over the place. Anyway, I have to go talley them up and see if there was a real defined winner. I think it was the middle picture. It seemed like the majority of people, which I think is like a capital G with lowercase reen. People had some good comments, like maybe should make the banner orange or do this, make it pop more, it was hard to read.
But I think another thing that kinda got me was somebody else came out with THE Organic Garden podcast, like with a capital T H E. And I was like, but also there is an organicgardener.com and I've never really wanted to have trouble with them. And as I make the Golden Seeds Magazines, which if you subscribe to the email, you can read, I usually post them in the show notes. It's always been kind of my intent like someday I would love to have, especially now that Rodale's Organic Gardening magazine has gone. Like, I just totally want to Golden Seeds newsletter, magazine, whatever it's going to be called.
And I think that it would be great. And I think Amazon can print them and ship them pretty cost effectively if they're in black and white, but you can have black and white with a color cover. And the more I feel like the more I'm practicing making them the quicker I'm getting at them. I've been trying like with Melissa Norris is episode, I actually make two versions. Cause one, I actually sat down with her episode and a piece of paper, I think 13 pieces of paper's what I came up with the end and actually took notes by hand and then typed up my notes, to see if that was a little better. And I, I, I don't because people have told me, it's my responsibility curate my content and I would love to do that just, you know, if you've ever looked at my show notes, you know, they're just my notes I take while people are talking, I actually like played both Sarah Hardings and Melissa K. Norris' episodes and had like Google docs type to text them.
But to be honest with you, it was just as hard to edit them those, because there's just so many words and it makes it all in one, like it's almost easier to just do it from my show notes, but I am not the fastest typist in the world. I'm not the slowest, but the best I've ever done is like 60 words per minute. I do have a pretty good accuracy rate. I usually am in the high nineties, if not a hundred percent accuracy, but you probably don't care about any of this. Anyway, just wanted to let you know, we are not the Organic Gardener podcast anymore. We are the GREEN Organic Garden Podcast. And hopefully those of you who are listening are going to love this change because you can connect and you can relate, and you support the Green New Deal and you want to see more action taken on climate change.
And you want to see everybody in your neighborhood have an Organic Oasis and you want to help get rid of those stupid yellow flags in my mom's community. Like I just can't believe they are having these huge water problems. You know, obviously it's from seeping in through people's lawns. To me, it just seems like that's gotta be the most obvious thing. And yet still everyday you go out there and there's, you know, six lawns on her three blocks or whatever that have those little yellow flags! and you know, so every day it's like, so many of her neighbors are spraying these chemicals. It just drives me crazy. We just got to get rid of those.
And so to me, and also like when Rodale's, I've said this a couple of times, like I've been going through old episodes of old issues of our Rodale's magazine. And they talk about that they have people who write in and say, Hey, we're sick of your politics. And they are unapologetic about it. They say that, you know, we feel like, you know, politics is part of it. Like, you know, we need to make sure that our listeners/readers know what's going on.
And like Bob Quinn talks about he got into organic because he wanted organic standards. So we don't have organic standards. Like every time I go to the grocery store and I buy lettuce, I'm like, is this really grown organically? And now what's the big problem they're finding, even with organic oats, that even if they're grown following, all sorts of organic practices, there's so much Roundup in the water that just using the water in California and stuff is like, the food is coming out with, it's not organic, it's coming out with traces of glyphosate in it and traces of Roundup.
So we're all getting that, no matter what you're eating, even if you're buying all organic foods because they've just put so much into our environment. And I just, I don't know, let me know what you think if you're really against it, Hey, we don't have to change it. It'll be easier. Cause I certainly haven't figured out how to do it. If I have to buy a new website, like the GREEN organic garden podcast, or maybe we'll just buy the greenorganicgarden.com. I don't, I don't know how that's going to be. But anyway, JackieMarie Beyer it is December 5th? Sixth? It's December 6th, driving to work on yet again, another blackie icy rainy road, not snow, but I get to go home to Mike every night and he's just been so wonderful.
It's just like, there's nothing like walking into a clean house, with last night I came in and smelled so good! Food cooking and just warm, lots of firewood, like Melissa Norris talked about how much of their food was from Thanksgiving, was from their garden. And not that much of our food, like I think the potatoes were really the only thing from our garden. So, but it's exciting to have food. There was one point where I thought about, should I call my podcast the Organic Eater? Because we all know I'm more of the organic eater. Even though I don't get to spend as much on organic food, I have been buying more and more.
Yesterday I walked into Super One foods and it was so crazy. They switched everything like where the organic food was, is now the normal food and where the normal food was is the organic food or whatever. The conventional food. I shouldn't say it's normal. And I was so surprised I was completely lost, but I wondered does that mean they get so much organic people shopping for organic that they put that in the prime place where people walk or, you know, I just wondered what was going on, but I have been following Bob Quinn's advice. And when I stand in the grocery store and I'm like, should I buy the organic version? Should I buy the other version? I've been trying to choose the organic version way more.
So anyway, we'd love to hear from you. If you have any feedback, certainly got lots of feedback on the new logo so I was kind of afraid to even post the logo ideas. So happy holidays, everyone! Make sure you're having those climate conversations and you have your climate story down.
Oh yeah. And then don't forget, we're giving away a copy of Melissa Norris's book. It's gonna launch on January 7th. But if you sign up in the Melissa Norris show notes, like it's like right there right away. And I think like I had a problem with my website and it was down and then they've reput it up.
And now the show notes just appear underneath. Like when you go to details, the whole show notes are there. I don't know what I'm going to figure out how to fix that. So you can just go to details. And, and then the link to sign up to win the book is right there. So if you want a copy of her Family Garden Plan, all you have to do is click on the show notes and maybe I'll put another link in these shownotes so it's right there too.
And then I would talking to Patty Armbrister about actually starting up the Patti Armbrister fan club. I've been trying to talk her into, well, actually she agreed to do a monthly call, a question, answer where she will.
So I know you're gonna be excited about that. I had Fiverr design, some t-shirt logo. So I think that'll be fun. And coming up in the new year, we're getting ready to relaunch the Organic Oasis Masterclass. So kind of taking some of the things we learned from freegardencourse.com. I've re-done that, almost have that done. So that's only going to be like a very short 30 to 45 minute course. And then the Organic Gardener Masterclass, the Organic Oasis Masterclass is going to be a full out course. I think that's going to go over the course of the year. And so you'll be able to get the Patti Armbrister Fan Club access. I'm just going to be kind of bundled with that somehow.
So that's, what's new with me. What's new with you. Happy 2019 and here's to our best garden ever in 2020.
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