Podcast: Culinary Gardens and Beekeeping with Robin Jones

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Our guest this week on the Gardenerd Tip of the Week Podcast is Robin Jones of Honey Girl Grows. She designs and maintains culinary and pollinator gardens for resorts and corporate clients.

Robin is also a science-based beekeeper who stewards hives around Southern California. We chat about what she grows for the bees and butterflies, as well as her top tips for gardening.

Robin Jones of Honey Girl Grows

We interviewed Robin at one of her corporate gardens on campus at Red Bull. The garden was located on the north side of a huge brick warehouse, but it was thriving as though it were in full sun. She gave me a tour of the place…

RedBull Garden Robin Jones
A long strip hosts the pollinator garden at Red Bull. To the west are raised beds and herbs.
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To the east, more flowers and edibles as far as the eye can see. That’s Robin way down at the end in blue.

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Resources

Follow Robin Jones and HoneyGirlGrows on Instagram

Read Robin’s story on the Urban Permaculture website

Join the Honey Girl Grows Facebook page

Lost Coast Plant Therapy – Robin’s recommendation for defeating powdery mildew

Olivarez Bees – where Robin buys her queens

Learn more about Randy Oliver at ScientificBeekeeping.com

Read up on milkweed recommendations from the National Wildlife Federation

Compost Bins at Red Bull
Robin constructed these compost bins out of pallets.
Purple peppers HoneyGirlGrows
Purple peppers grown by HoneyGirlGrows

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