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To us, the Sun seems like a constant source of heat and light. Compared to many other stars, that’s pretty much true. Since accurate, space-based measurements have been recorded, the total irradiance of the Sun has varied by less than 0.2%.

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Host Jill Spears & gardening gurus Lulu Volckhausen & Lance Swigart discuss cutting-edge gardening techniques & take calls from listeners.

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Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen chat about spring gardening. Skip calls with a question about old tree roots. David calls with great info about bumblebees.

Many people are familiar with finding Polaris, the North Star, by using the two end stars in the Big Dipper Bowl as ‘pointer stars.’ However, you may not know that if you follow these same two stars in the OPPOSITE direction during spring and summer, you will find the constellation Leo, the Lion. Early in May, Leo is directly south and high in the sky at about 9 pm.

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Jill, Lance & Lulu share their gardening adventures (and misadventures!)

Host Jill Spears welcomes regular gardening experts Lulu Volckhausen & Lance Swigart, and special guest soil scientist Ron Godin, who recently retired from CSU Extension.

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Have you ever seen a star-like object moving across the night sky over several minutes?  You may have seen an artificial satellite. 

Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen discuss everything you need to know about gardening this week.

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Host Jill Spears and gardeners extraordinaire Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart discuss spring gardening.

Laurie calls with a question about "leggy" indoor starts. David has a question about new raised beds.

Now is the time to prune grapes.

Lulu saw her first hummingbird of the year a few days ago. David calls back with good info about early hummingbirds.

An off-air caller wants to know about hardy figs.

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Host Felix Belmont welcomes Don Suppes, the newest member of the Delta County Board of County Commissioners, for his first appearance on KVNF's monthly Delta County Commissioners Report.

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Every Boy Scout knows how to find the North Star; just follow the two stars on the end of the Big Dipper’s bowl, and voila… you’re there! The North Star might be the most famous star in the entire sky, yet also the most misunderstood.

LULU'S BACK!

On a chilly evening with freeze warnings in effect around the area, host Jill Spears & gardening guru Lance Swigart are joined by their seasonal partner Lulu Volckhausen for a lively springtime discussion.

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Host Jill Spears, gardening guru Lance Swigart & guest Jere Lowe encourage all gardeners (and gardener wannabes!) to contribute to the KVNF Spring Pledge Drive!

Mercury, the innermost and speediest planet, can be hard to see, because it never appears very far from the brilliant Sun in our sky.

On the first full day of Spring, host Jill Spears & gardener extraordinaire Lance Swigart discuss grains.

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Host Jill Spears & gardening guru Lance Swigart are joined by Jere Lowe of Earth Friendly Supply Co. in Paonia for a discussion about building soil health with compost.

Host Jill Spears & garden wizard Lance Swigart chat about early planting topics.

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This year, on August 21st, there will be a total solar eclipse. So what’s the big deal? The big deal is that the event will be accessible to millions right here in the U.S!

Host Jill Spears & gardening guru Lance Swigart discuss pruning. Paonia orchardist Jeff S. calls in with a handy tip for cleaning up the prunings.

Have you ever seen a comet?  In coming weeks we may have a chance to see two interesting comets. 

Host Jill Spears & gardening expert Lance Swigart discuss pruning.

Host Jill Spears & gardening guru Lance Swigart are joined by Jere Lowe of Earth Friendly Supply Co. in Paonia for a discussion of soil-building techniques.

So you bought a new telescope…Or, little Bobby just got one for Christmas.  Now what?

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Host Jill Spears & gardening guru Lance Swigart discuss seed-saving for the brassica family of crops - turnips, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts, etc.

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Week 3 of our series about seed-saving, with host Jill Spears & gardening expert Lance Swigart.

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KVNF News Host & Reporter Eric Goold takes a look at 2 Delta County outreach programs for seniors: A Little Help and the Senior Meals Program.

Week 2 of our seed-saving series, with host Jill Spears & garden wizard Lance Swigart.

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In the early days of the U.S. space program, President John Kennedy proclaimed, “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.”

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They're ba-a-a-a-ck! Host Jill Spears & gardening guru Lance Swigart are in the studio with special guest Sarah Pope from the Hotchkiss Library for a discussion of seed saving & the library's shareable seed collection.

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What’s that brilliant “evening star,” lingering in the southwest after sunset? It’s often confused with airplane landing lights and has even been reported as a UFO! It’s Venus, Earth’s closest planetary neighbor!

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