This week on We Dig Plants, Carmen DeVito is re-joined by Mark “Coach” Smallwood, Executive Director of Rodale Institute and Green Mission specialist for Whole Foods. Carmen and Mark talk about everything from soil management courses to beekeeping. Learn why backyard beekeepers are much better suited for honeybees and why colony collapse disorder is commonly misunderstood. Learn more about composting and hear some practical growing tips from “Coach”. This program was sponsored by Whole Foods Market.

“There are very few wild hives left. Bees need beekeepers!”

“We think the answer to the health of the honey bee is not the commercial beekeeper, it’s the backyard beekeeper. They tend to manage their hives in a much healthier way.”

“I like to plant what grows high with what grows low and what grows fast with what grows slow.”

–Mark “Coach” Smallwood on We Dig Plants