The Get Up & Grow Podcast

The Get Up & Grow Podcast

Welcome to the Get Up & Grow Podcast where I (Taylor Schaberg, Owner and Founder of Active Grow) interview growers from all walks of life that share a few things in common; which are a passion for cultivation, an entrepreneurial spirit and a belief that sustainability is key to achieving their goals. This is not a podcast about products. It is a podcast about people and how they have made growing a part of their lives. The goal of our discussion is to remove the mask of these growers and encourage everyone to plant their own garden.

April 3, 2024
Raffi Meyer - Growing Fresh Microgreens Under LED Grow Lights - Get Up & Grow Podcast EP #11

In this episode, we're shining a light on the vibrant world of microgreens with Raffi Meyer, the visionary owner and cultivator behind Meyer Micros. Situated in the scenic realm of Cardiff by the Sea, Raffi has harnessed the power of LED grow lights to nurture these "nutritional superheroes," bringing a fresh perspective to sustainable farming practices.

September 22, 2023
Samantha Filoso - Growing Carnivorous Plants (Nepenthes) Indoors - Get Up & Grow Podcast EP #10

Today, we're diving into the captivating world of carnivorous plants with Samantha Filoso, a dedicated hobbyist with a profound passion for Nepenthes. These unique plants, known for their predatory nature, have fascinated many, and Samantha is no exception. Her commitment to sustainable and ethical cultivation practices has garnered attention and admiration from fellow plant enthusiasts.

August 11, 2023
Albert Tamashausky - Growing Orchids in a 19th Century Brewery Cave - Get Up & Grow Podcast EP #9

In today's episode, we have a special guest, Albert Tamashausky, joining us from Oxford, NJ. Albert has ingeniously transformed a 160-year-old brewery cave into a mesmerizing cloud forest environment, thriving with over 800 orchids and 100 bromeliads. Leveraging the cave's natural attributes, Albert's creation showcases his engineering prowess and dedication to his plants.

July 10, 2023
David Stormzand - Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Trends - Get Up & Grow Podcast EP #8

In today's episode, we have a special guest, David Stormzand, a highly experienced cannabis consultant with over 15 years in the industry. He specializes in crop planning, automation, labor management, brand development and helping businesses optimize their grow facilities and achieve their goals.

June 16, 2023
Darryl Cheng of House Plant Journal - Understanding Lighting for House Plants - Get Up & Grow Podcast EP #7

Today, we have a special guest, Darryl Cheng, the well-known plant care expert and creator of House Plant Journal. Darryl's mission is to help people enjoy healthy and thriving plants for years to come, and he has become a trusted source of practical advice for plant enthusiasts of all levels. Darryl shares his background, his approach to plant care and how important lighting is to proper house plant development.

May 24, 2023
Hilary Dahl - Mastering Vegetable Gardening in the Pacific Northwest - Get Up & Grow Podcast EP #6

In this episode we have the pleasure of speaking with Hilary Dahl, co-owner of the Seattle Urban Farm Company. She shares her journey as a grower, entrepreneur and educator. She discusses the unique aspects of designing gardens in the Pacific Northwest, the significance of sustainability in garden projects and the increased interest in gardening since the pandemic.

May 8, 2023
Robin Hones - Tips for Starting an Indoor Commercial Farm - Get Up & Grow Podcast EP #5

In this episode, we're joined by Robin Hones, owner of Cascadia Greens, a hydroponic indoor farm in Seattle, WA. Robin shares his journey into gardening, his experience with hydroponic growing and how he setup his business to sell at local farmers markets in the Pacific Northwest.

April 18, 2023
Joe Gardener - The Guru of Organic Gardening - Get Up & Grow Podcast EP #4

In this episode, we have a very special guest, Joe Lamp'l, also known as Joe Gardener. He is the host and executive producer of the PBS show Growing a Greener World and has appeared on various television programs such as NBC's Today Show and ABC's Good Morning America. Joe believes that the world needs more gardens and gardeners, and he shares his knowledge with everyone through his website,

April 5, 2023
Dr. Kim Williams - Preparing Young Growers for Next Generation Horticulture Careers - Get Up & Grow Podcast EP #3

On this episode we are excited to be joined by Dr. Kim Williams of Kansas State University. Kim is a professor of Greenhouse Management who grew up as a self-declared "hybrid-farm kid," on her grandparents' farm in Great Bend, Kansas. She has extensive knowledge on greenhouse and controlled environment horticulture with hydroponics and other growth mediums.

March 22, 2023
Lee Kindell - Hydroponics, Mushrooms & the Best Pizza in Seattle - Get Up & Grow Podcast EP #2

On the second episode of the podcast we interview my good friend Lee Kindell, Owner and Craftsman of MOTO Pizza in Seattle, WA. Lee is a super passionate entrepreneur, grower and mushroom connoisseur who integrated his knowledge of hydroponics into his pizza that is in such high demand it has a 3 month wait time.

March 8, 2023
John Yin - Growing A Sustainable Commercial Cannabis Business - Get Up & Grow Podcast EP #1

On this inaugural episode of the podcast we interview my good friend John Yin, Owner and Head Grower of Washington Tower Farm in Aderbeen, WA. John is a University of Washington graduate with a degree in chemistry who dove into the cannabis industry after graduation and has been running his commercial business for the last 6.5 years.