This week I did my usual browsing through 30-some YouTube channels in pursuit of new gardening videos worth promoting on Good Gardening Videos. I found a few that teach gardening well and will be added to the over 900 videos we promote there, but three videos deserve attention here on the Rant. You’re welcome.
First, from the Pacific Northwest’s Garden Time TV (new graphics, please!) comes “Harvesting CBD Hemp Oil,” showing the growing fields, harvesting operation and retail sales options at Red Barn Hemp in Oregon. I glommed onto this video because I’d been struggling to sort out the many health claims for CBD and the sudden onslaught of companies selling the stuff at the same time that medical marijuana dispensaries are opening here in Maryland. I shared the video locally and to friends with painful arthritis.
Next up, two video from Extension universities, a regular source of useful information for farmers, gardeners and sometimes, anyone. An example is this excellent talk about “Mindful Eating for the Holidays” from Utah State University Extension. As a video it’s longer than my usual attention span and IS just someone talking. Still, the information is good and I watched, but I’ll nudge them to make a 3-minute version that could get seen so much more.
Finally, the Louisiana State University Ag Center produced “Cricket Spitting Contest Informs People of Nutritional Value of Insects,” which grabbed my attention and made me laugh so much that I had to check to make sure it wasn’t dated April 1. But no, this is legit and I learned that actually, meal worms may be more to my liking, with their nice BBQ flavor.
Thanks to all three video-creators for their good work.