Episode 103: Grow Your Food & Your Mind🌱 With Environmental Scientist Renee Murphy

Today’s Show:

Wow 🤯 talk about a fountain of information, our guest Renee Murphy is a Fashion Designer turned Environmental Scientist that is working to help essentially save our planet! 🌎
Renee currently works for Intrinsyx Environmental🌳 which is a company that is combining nature with engineered solutions for sustainable environmental remediation. They help communities and companies (including NASA!) find natural solutions for getting rid of contaminants.🙌
In today’s episode, Renee talks about what she does for Intrinsyx, how important it is to be able to grow our own food, tips for those just starting out with gardening, and so much MORE!😄
Be sure to check out our show extras from today’s episode to get Renee’s personal tips for becoming a self-sufficient gardener!🌱

Listen & Learn:

2:00 – Rebecca intros Renee
4:30 – A little about Renee’s day-to-day life
6:05 – Renee’s complete career change
8:15 – Who Renee works for now
12:50 – Partners in Community Forestry event
14:00 – What is Phytoremediation?
15:31 – Renee is speaking in South Africa!
16:30 – Some of Renee’s Instagram posts explained
19:00 – Gardening tips for starters
23:30 – Where is the disconnect from past generations gardening and now?
25:00 – How to keep soil & plants cool in a hot climate
27:00 – The first & most important question to ask when buying land
29:40 – What is propagating?
32:30 – What can Renee share about water & our future?
35:10 – Renee’s linktree and how to contact her

Special Guests:

Renee Murphy – Environmental Scientist for Intrinsyx Environmental:

Renee holds a Master’s in Plant Science / Agriculture from Cal Poly Pomona and a Bachelor of Science in Business from University of Southern California.

As a native plant educator, she shares her passion for native plant restoration through lectures and workshops in the community. Formerly the Sales & Marketing Director of a native plant nursery, Renee has collaborated with restoration efforts in the Salton Sea area growing native trees that were conditioned with salinity and endophytes to improve their survival rate in this challenging environment. With Intrinsyx Environmental, Renee incorporates her native plant knowledge and agronomic background into client and site management, working toward improved environments using phytotechnology with a focus on ecological restoration.

As an educator on the advances in phytoremediation, Renee has presented to Sustainable Silicon Valley, NASA Sustainable Green Team, a speaker for the International Water Holdings Corporation Conferences across the Southwest and will be speaking at NICOLA.Org Sustainability Conference in South Africa in November. At the California Native Plant Society Conference 2022, Renee will co-chair, present research and will instruct a workshop to continue to bring relevant research to the native plant community.

Phone number: (949)337-2922
LinkedIn: Renee Murphy
Instagram: @midlifefarmgirl
TikTok: @midlifefarmgirl

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