Jeff Reynolds

Operations Manager

Email:  jeff(at)kvnf.org

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This program was a repeat of a February show about pruning, due to a short-notice guest cancelation.

Host Jill Spears, guest Lance Swigart.

  Host Jill Spears is joined by Paonia Community Garden organizer Ryan Strand.

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Host Jill Spears is joined by gardener Wind Clearwater.

Host Jill Spears chats with gardener Wind Clearwater about the early spring, and what to expect from area gardens this season.

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Suze Smith

The seed-saving discussion continues... Host Jill Spears & gardener extraordinaire Lance Swigart discuss ways to improve the long-term characteristics of your harvest.  Next week: pruning!

Week 2 of the conversation about seed saving between host Jill Spears & gardening expert Lance Swigart.

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Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears and gardening guru Lance Swigart discuss seed saving - how & why to grow your own garden seeds.  A Montrose caller has an interesting bean crossbreed, and another caller wonders how to protect her corn crop from being cross-pollinated by her neighbor's GMO corn.

Zephyros Farm and Garden

Host Jill Spears welcomes Daphne Yannakakis of Zephyros Farm and Garden to the studio to discuss winter operations at Zephyros, an organic 35-acre family farm located just outside of Paonia.

Host Jill Spears welcomes Wind Clearwater to the program.

Joe Cocker Tribute Show
Laura Palmisano

Long-time friends and associates of late rock icon Joe Cocker spent Monday hosting a tribute show to him. They broadcasted from the KVNF Cocker Studio and shared his music and their stories about him with listeners. Cocker lived in Crawford, Colo. for nearly two decades where he started the Cocker Kids' Foundation with his wife Pam. Cocker was also a major supporter of KVNF. 

Host Jill spears welcomes Wind Clearwater to the show.

'To mulch, or not to mulch - that is the question' (from a caller.)

WE HAVE A WINNER!

Dec 12, 2014
Koro Sun Resort

Good Fortune smiled on Crystal Adams of Grand Junction Friday evening!

She's the lucky winner of the 2014 KVNF - Koro Sun Resort Fiji Raffle! Here's your ride to Fiji, Crystal! ;^)

Zephyros Farm and Garden

Host Jill Spears welcomes Don Lareau of Zephyros Farm, a small diversified family farm on 35 acres near Paonia.

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This will be the last program for this season with Lance Swigart & Lulu Volkhausen.

The panel started with an emailed question about grapes that aren't thriving, & show blotchy colors on the leaves. The show continues with discussion about seed saving, Hutterite beans, tool maintenance, Lance's magnificent compost pile, and more.

To honor the Thanksgiving holiday, Lance expounds on being thankful for the past 10,000 years of human efforts to grow crops, which has resulted in our current plethora of food varieties & growing methods.

KVNF's gardening gurus discussed finishing up this year's garden and prepping for next year. Callers from Norwood & Nucla asked about the wisdom of adding potato foliage to the compost pile, and for garlic-growing advice.

Tip of the week: Don't burn fallen leaves! Doing that is like stealing nutrients from your soil, since the trees take up those nutrients to create the leaves in the first place. Better to just run the lawn mower over them & leave them to decompose, or, if you must rake, pile them up somewhere & wait for nature to turn them back into soil.

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KVNF's gardening gurus discuss late fall chores & take calls about storing root crops, etc.

As the harvest season continues, garden tasks shift to fall cleanup & the beginnings of winter prep.

Due to a PBKC* error, our copy of this episode is missing a couple of minutes at the beginning of the program. We apologize for the omission.

(*Problem Between Keyboard & Chair)

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Are they yams, or are they sweet potatoes? And why do previously-mild chiles suddenly get hotter?

EDITOR'S NOTE:  At the annual meeting on October 9th, a member made a motion to stop pursing this endeavor.  The motion passed, so there will be no changes to KVNF frequency or power.

This week's show starts with a reminder of the seasonal downside of gardening: cold, wet hands & wet muddy feet!

KVNF's 90.9 signal serving the North Fork Valley will be off air for about an hour this morning, as work is being done on equipment mounted near the antenna. This also affects our translators in Crawford, Ridgway, Ouray & Lake City, as they depend on the 90.9 signal. If you're able to tune in KVMT at 89.1, it will still be on. Otherwise, you can listen to the online stream here at kvnf.org, by clicking the "Listen Live" link at the top of this page.

Thanks for your patience!

Suze Smith

This episode aired Tuesday, Sept. 16th, 2014.

Binary Stars

Next time you see the Big Dipper out of the corner of your eye, take a look at the star in the middle of the handle. If you have decent eyesight, you may see not one, but two stars: a brighter star known as Mizar, and a fainter star called Alcor. 

Pickin' In the Park Concert Series, Week 4 - Baskery, with opening act The Broke Down Van Jazz Band (aka Jon Hickam & Lindsay "Laser Kid" Kotowich)

Host Jill Spears & gardening guru Lance Swigart discuss this week's gardening tips & take calls.

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Pickin' In the Park Concert Series, Week 3 - The Drew Emmitt Band with Simpler Times Bluegrass

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Pickin' In the Park Concert Series, Week 2 - Miss Tess & The Talkbacks with Kipori Woods

Our regular participants are joined by permaculture expert Wind Clearwater.

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Pickin' In the Park Concert Series, Week 1 - Shinyribs, with opening act Locust Honey

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The 5th & final week of the Ridgway Summer Concert Series featured Peter Rowan with Dirty Kitchen, along with opening act Bruce Hayes. (Dirty Kitchen bandleader Frank Solivan was absent due to the recent death of his mother. Our condolences to the Solivan family.)

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