Thursday, December 31, 2009

Susanne's Garden Moments (of course)

Susanne's Garden Moments will air this Saturday, January 2, 2010 on @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST. Wish me good luck. I will be flying into Tallahassee right at show time from Austin, Texas. I hope I make it and that all my connections will be on time.

I have been in Austin, TX visiting my brother and sister-in-law. My children all joined me there for the week. I have family from Sacramento, CA., NY,NY., and Tallahassee, FL. What a wonderful time surrounded with extremely special people.

OK, that is something about me (Susanne). What about the garden? Sheila (my sister-in-law) and I were able to do alittle winter gardening in their back yard. What a treat for me. Winter gardening is one of my favorite times to work/play in the gardens. We had some beautiful days to till up the beds, pull some weeds, uncover some of her rock walls, rake leaves for the compost beds, etc. It was awesome.

Gardening in the dead of winter....that's what I am talking about. It is a special time getting ready for spring planting.

Finally, my moments. My life is like a garden. Also something to do, till, uncover, rake, pull the weeds, prepare for the spring. I am loving the idea of 2010. I am so excited I can't stand it as I know there is really something special around the corner. I can't tell you what it is, I am not sure myself, but something is about to pop out of the ground.

I'll let you when it comes up!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wave Ocean: Clean Renewable Energy & Water Needs Private Investment Now!

Wave Ocean: Clean Renewable Energy & Water Needs Private Investment Now!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Green Business Talk: Robbin Madden

Tune in on 88.3 KABF F.M. from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m CST to hear Robbin Madden talk about her green business experience as well as well as her passion for composting! This is part of an ongoing series to promote sustainable green business opportunities.
If you would like to join our discussion on radio then please call in during the call-in time to 501-433-0088 or 1-888-299-1088. "Clean It Up to Green It Up" . Join us in the Clean Green Hour!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Here I am. I'm standing in my backyard on May 1, 2009. This was a big day for me because my garden had been selected as one of five gardens in Tallahassee to be in a Garden Tour. I had worked hard, not to have it perfect, but to have it ready for guests. Know what I mean?
That day in May, close to 100 people walked through and get this, they paid nearly $100 each to do that!!
Amazing. Do you have any thoughts?

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Gardening in the dead of winter....

Susanne's Garden Moments will broadcast this Saturday, December 5th at 1:00-2:00 EST. The show is under the umbrella (cute huh?) of The Educational Perspective Hour/Clean and Green. I like that too.

This week's show is Gardening in the dead of winter and even though that may sound alittle impossible, it is very possible because Susanne's Garden Moments is mostly about moments. We all have them, right?

Susanne has a guest this week. Her name is Hattie Elloitt and at 93 years old Hattie will share some of her "moments" growing up gardening and picking. (Hattie received the first Square Foot Garden that Susanne built and planted with the help of friends Danielle and Paul.)

I know listeners will love Hattie. I do. Hattie can give us a report about her Square Foot Garden and the tasty vegetables she has cooked and shared with her family. I hope listeners will be able to hear the respect, love, admiration that Hattie and I have developed over the last couple of months. We have a common thread in our love for gardening, actually we have more. Both of us are quite "spirited".

What else? Susanne plans to talk about gardening during the winter in a couple other topics such as: 1.) Talking about her thrill for leaves especially in the winter, 2.) Sharing about her alternative plan for a Christmas tree this year and 3.) As always she will put in alittle (or big) plug in for the recycling bin.

Sound good? Susanne hopes you will turn in just to listen and meet Hattie. What a delight. I think Saturday's show will be one of those "moments". Please join Susanne and Hattie this Saturday at 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST.


Monday, November 23, 2009

Good morning world. It rained here this weekend so even with the fall coolness, there is such a fresh feeling. I can't say I am feeling too fresh this morning. Ever had one of those morning or moments? I know it comes from something inside of me, I have been thinking alot about it, trying to work through it, figure it out. It is not easy to work through moments alone. Ever had those kind of moments? You mean I am not the only one?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Think about it. Clean and green. That has such a fresh sound to it. I use to remember the phase "being green behind the ears" . I guess that meant that green is some thing that is new and innocent. Humm... new and innocent, now I think of it as something refreshing, there is some thing about feeling new and innocent about anything that I like. What does that say about me?

Clean? That is a good thing too. Right?

Friday, November 13, 2009

Welcome to Susanne's Garden Moment's Blog. Saturday's show was about Fall Gardening and what we can still do even in the fall and the winter in the garden. The topic took a right turn when we started talking about how gardening can be more than about gardens. Know what I mean? We started talking about taking gardening personally and taking responsibility in how we "grow ourselves" to become more efficient in how we think of water and the use of it and the importance of water. I hope the Show was a gentle reminder about water and I how precious water is.

The Show is not just for the listeners. I hope you know that. It made me think about my own consumption of water. Let's just say I was inspired by the Show. You?

This is the Educational Perspective Hour on and doing this Show is an education for me. I had never really thought much about my garden, even though it is rather incredible. Life has been an education for me, as a single mom, I realize now I used the garden has kind of a secret place to be creative, work off alot of steam and be alone with my thoughts, ideas and "moments". But one does not need a garden to have moments. YOU?

Are you out there? I will leave it at that. Would you like to talk about Saturday's Show? Water? Gardening? Moments? I look forward to hearing from you.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

September 5th - Worms and Composting

"I love worms, but I am not in love with worms." Did you hear me say that yesterday on the Show? Next month's show is scheduled for Saturday, September 5th at 12 - 1 pm CST / 1 - 2 pm EST.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Susanne's Garden Moments: August 1, 2009

Terence Bolden joins Susanne live from Tallahassee for her Garden Moments as Susanne discusses the "Square Foot Garden" approach to gardening. You don't want to miss this wonderful conversation as we broadcast live from the Sanctuary Garden in Tallahassee, FL this Saturday from 12 noon to 1 p.m. CST and from 1 to 2 p.m. EST.

We will also discuss what is happening around the grand ole U.S.A. and in other parts of the world with clean and green issues!

Susanne's Moments are broadcast live on the 1st Saturday on Educational Perspectives Radio Show's, "Clean Green Hour"! Please join us on the web at The show is sponsored by SebaiCMET, Inc. (, TLB Enterprises, Inc. ( and B.E.S.T. Empowerment Network, LLC. (!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Gardening & Wholistic Living: June 6, 2009

Join us on KABF 88.3 FM Radio or, June 6, 2009 12 noon to 1:00 pm. with Susanne Fortune of Tallahassee, FL as she discusses her Sanctuary Garden and Carl Jackson of Little Rock as he discussed Bayard Rustin and promotes documentary at Central High School Historic Musem!

Have you ever wondered about Gardens and the value they bring to our communities and environment? Why are some gardens more beautiful than others and more helathy than others? We have some great garden experts and lovers that will really rock your socks off!

The federal goverment is really moving towards sustainable community food sources and gardens as a way to lessen the need to transport fresh vegetables and fruit. This is evidenced by the huge amount of funding in the stimulus and annual budget to jump start these efforts. Amid rising fuel costs and threatened water supplies is a need to lessen the impact of the national stress caused by these two competing dynamics. As the nation is forced to become less dependent on foreign oil and find alternative fuel sources, why not encourage the use of abandoned properties and land plots or lots that are vacant? If water shortages are real and we know this to be a fact, why not find ways to reduce water usage, preserve our water resources and utilize the land that we have in more creative and beneficial ways to our communities where we live? It is a no brainer- well as least you would think so, but we need our brains to be turned on here. If we continue on this unsustainable path of destructive and next generation environmental and planetary suicide, there will be no water or land worth preserving or using!

It is time to plant it on the planet, so let's get busy learning about community gardens and their role in wholistic living. It's not just as slogan, it is a way of life if we want to leave planet earth better than we found it for our children and grand children. That may not be possible with the way we have trashed the earth, the enviroment and polluted the air and contaminated the waters.

Climate change and other issues are real and threaten our very survival. Join us this week as we explore ways to help make this world a better place if we can. We just need to reach out, reach out and touch somebody's hand. So, turn on your radio to KABF 88.3 FM, community radio- "The Voice of the People Heard Around the World!" Every Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon for community issues and historical perspectives and from 12 noon to 1:00 pm for our "GreenandClean It" hour. You must tune in to not tune out at on the world wide web.

T L Bryant Bolden
Host of Educational Perspectives Radio Show

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Clean Engery & Energy Efficient Buildings

Hello everyone,

Well, it has been a world wind three weeks of health issues and major complications with scheduling. I apologize for not being more up to date and as we go forward, things will be more real time on this blog! I appreciate all of the prayers and well wishers who have come to my aid and supported me in prayers and kind acts over the past two months of my illness- it will not be forgotten!

This week we have Rod Bryan who is an outstanding enviromentalist and envirnomentally conscious human being. He is a great artist and muscian as well as an outstanding technology guru. Rod will be discussing a relatively brave and bold topic, but quite innnovative as well. It is the concept and practice of using rice hulls to insulate homes and makigng homes and buildings more green and energy efficient. Please visit Rod's website at and learn more about his innovative ideas and approaches concerning the environment. Strap your seat belts on because your about to go for a real ride this Saturday as we explore new opportunities to save the planet. Please visit our website at to learn more about what it will take to heal our planet for the next generation.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

"The Planet Will Not Wait On Us!

Join Terence L. Bolden on 88.3 KABF F.M. "The Voice Of The People- Heard Around The World" at 11:00 a.m. to 1:00p each Saturday by visiting us on the web at and clicking on Listen Live!

On Saturday May 9, 2009 we will kick off our first extended hour of Climate Change and Green Economic Initiatives and Energy Conservation discussions. This week we will be talking with Sam O'Bryant who is the Brownfields Program Adminstrator for Pulaski County Goverment in Little Rock, Arkansas along with Tim Scott, the Brownfield Marketing Guru. We will also have Mr. Odies Wilson who is the Intergovermental Relations Specialist for the City of Little Rock and works close with the Brownfields Program. These three gentlemen are going to explain why the inner city blighted areas that have contaminated waste or other chemicals on them are valuable property and also health and environmental liabilities at thes same time. So tune in and let's "Clean It Up to Green It Up- The Planet that is :-)!