May 8, 2024

Bird Friendly Gardening w/ Jen McGuinness

Garden for the birds! Important members of the food chain, birds offer natural pest control, are fun to observe, and they need our help! Learn how to create a beautiful, bird friendly garden with author Jen McGuiness.

Episode Guest

Episode Guest

Jen McGuinness is a writer, editor, and photographer who began regularly writing as Frau Zinnie in 2011 on FrauZinnie.com. The website features Jen’s writing, photography, and personal gardening experiences in her Connecticut, US, garden, along with interviews with garden experts. She is a proponent of organic gardening methods and wildlife-friendly gardens.

Jen has worked in local journalism, nonprofit communications, a small business, and in corporate communications. She explored other interests along the way, earning two master’s degrees. Jen is an award-winning local journalist, earning recognition from the New England Press Association, the Connecticut chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Awards for Publication Excellence.

Learn more about Jen’s work at https://frauzinnie.blogspot.com/

Garden for the birds! Important members of the food chain, birds offer natural pest control, are fun to observe, and they need our help! Learn how to create a beautiful, bird friendly garden with author Jen McGuiness.

Jen will also share some tips on how to attract more beneficial insects to the garden as well as a list of plants that will deter deer.. awesome! We’ll also learn about small-space gardening, the importance of native plants and how to grow birdseed.

Jen McGuinness is a writer, editor, and photographer who began writing as Frau Zinnie in 2011. Her website features Jen’s writing, photography, and personal gardening experiences in her Connecticut garden, along with interviews with garden experts. She is a proponent of organic gardening methods and wildlife-friendly gardens. Jen is an award-winning journalist, earning recognition from the New England Press Association, and the Society of Professional Journalists. Jenn is joining us on the show to talk about her new book Bird Friendly Gardening!

Check out Jen’s garden blog and website
Order Bird Friendly Gardening

Before the interview, Bevin shares some Small House updates. This June he’ll be speaking at the Modern Homesteading Conference in Idaho. Learn more about this amazing event and register here!

Bevin’s new book, The Heritage Pantry: modern methods of preserving food the old fashioned way, will be available May 15th! Order your copy today!

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