S02 Episode 4: Nature in a virtual space. With Sara Tasker


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Nature in a virtual space. With Sara Tasker A blend of slow radio, gardening advice and conversation, and readings from the best garden and wildlife writing. These notes may contain affiliate links. Garden soundtrack Gardening in the rain Most used garden tools An argument for including a smart phone Social media and gardening community Micro book review 05:09 from Rootbound. Rewilding a Life by Alice Vincent Published by Canongate Books January 2020. Preorder here https://amzn.to/2splqOU Extract read by Rose White The role of Instagram in disseminating an awareness of plants, flowers and the natural world. Interview with Sara Tasker 09:42 10:58 Sara’s social media beginnings 12:46 The role of nature in Sara’s photography, and the move from Manchester to Yorkshire 16:58 Autumn in the city and the countryside 18:00 Gardens or wider landscape? 19:38 Nature getting her way 20:21 The mood of the pictures – escapism, or freedom? 24:07 The common theme in a multi-hyphenated career 25:39 Communicating ideas with Instagram 26:18 Insta cliches, meaning and language 28:27 The effect of social media on mental health 31:39 A female space? 36:03 The algorithm. Female-male dynamic – tensions between creativity and control. 39:43 Natural creativity winning out. 41:03 Sara’s favourite plant… 44:41 Online courses to help express ideas through using flowers and natural elements in photography 46:45 15 Minute Magic Thank you to Sara for joining me on the podcast. You can find out all about Sara’s work and her courses on her website here www.meandorla.co.uk, dive into her Instagram grid here https://www.instagram.com/me_and_orla/, or chat to her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/meandorla. Her podcast Hashtag Authentic is here https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/hashtag-authentic-for-small-businesses-bloggers-online/id1200930280, and of her book of the same name, subtitled Finding creativity and building a community on Instagram and beyond, https://amzn.to/34yy0K1, is definitely worth reading. 49:20 A mutually beneficial relationship between nature and technology? Thanks too to Rose White for her wonderful reading from Rootbound. Rewinding a Life by Alice Vincent https://amzn.to/2splqOU. You can find Rose on Instagram at www.instagram.com/liveawelllife, and with her professional nutritionist hat on here. www.liveawelllife.co.uk. With thanks to all my listeners for your continued support and reviews, I really do appreciate them. You can support the podcast by buying its producer a virtual cup of coffee for three quid, at https://ko-fi.com/andrewtimothyOB. Proceeds will go towards equipment, software and the monthly podcast hosting fees. One-to-one online garden coaching I’m very excited about my new venture – it’s a way for me to work with more people than I can physically get around to, helping them to make the very best of their gardens in a way that suits the life they lead. If you’d like to find out more, please leave me your email address on the following link. I’ll be sure to let you know as soon as soon as this launches! https://www.gardensweedsandwords.com/garden-coaching-prelaunch website: gardensweedsandwords.com email: gardensweedsandwords@gmail.com Instagram: instagram.com/AndrewTimothyOB Twitter: twitter.com/AndrewTimothyOB

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