Jeff Reynolds

Operations Manager

Email:  jeff(at)kvnf.org

It is easy to see that the sky above is blue. So why blue?  

Suze Smith

As the Worm Turns, Pledge Drive Edition! Jill, Lance & Lulu share gardening advice & ask you to support Mountain Grown Public Radio, KVNF. 

Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears welcomes regular "worms" Lulu Volckhausen & Lance Swigart, and special guest Aaron Heideman, for a show about Forest Gardening.

Host Jill Spears & gardening experts Lulu Volckhausen & Lance Swigart discuss harvest time issues. Amber calls with a question about broccoli. Lance points out the downsides of consuming "baby greens."  New compost piles are underway.

If you rise early on these crisp October mornings, you may see an eye-catching planetary sight in our pre-dawn sky. 

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Suze Smith

Harvest time! Host Jill Spears & gardening gurus Lulu Volckhausen & Lance Swigart discuss harvest-time tips (while gnoshing on fresh-picked grapes & raspberries!)

Daniel V. Schroeder

It’s that time of year again… Watching the leaves change color with cooling temperatures, warm apple cider, a pumpkin patch, light seems to slip away sooner.  What marks the fall season for you?

Host Jill Spears is joined by regular gardening gurus Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen, and special guest Jere Lowe of Earth Friendly Supply Co. in Paonia, for a discussion about the ins & outs of growing cannabis for personal consumption.

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Suze Smith

Harvest time!

This episode is all about the end result of a season's work - harvesting the fruits of our labors! Lance reveals his tips for picking melons at exactly the right time. Lulu relates how her squash & pumpkin vines are completely taking over her yard. We also get tips for how to safely trap & release a pesky skunk!

Jeff Reynolds

2015 Pickin' In the Park Concert Series, Paonia, Week 1 - Todo Mundo with Handmade Moments

Jeff Reynolds

2015 Ridgway Summer Concert Series, Week 5 - Steep Canyon Rangers with Front Country

Host Jill Spears is joined by regular gardening experts Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen, and special guest Frank Stonaker of Osito Orchard on Rogers Mesa west of Hotchkiss.

Another episode of our weekly gardening chatfest, with host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart.

KVNF's 90.9 FM signal is temporarily off the air this morning, due to some tower work that is needed by one of our tower tenants. This also affects translators in Ridgway, Ouray, Lake City & Crawford, as those signals relay the  90.9 signal. We hope to be finished & back on the air by noon. In the meantime, you can listen to our online stream here at KVNF.org. Thanks for your patience.

Jeff Reynolds

2015 Ridgway Concert Series, Week 4 - Roxy Roca with Mipso & guest tweeners Interrobang Brass Band

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Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears visits with gardeners Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen.  Lots of food coming out of the gardens at this time of year. The crew takes calls from several listeners. There's even a tip for how to have a bit of fresh asparagus in the middle of August!

Jim Mimna

2015 Ridgway Summer Concert Series, Week  3 - The Congress with Blackberry Bushes String Band

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Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears & gardening gurus Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen chat about current conditions in the garden & take calls from Redlands Mesa, Montrose & even Monticello, Utah.

Jeff Reynolds

2015 Ridgway Summer Concert Series, Week 2 - Humming House with Intuit

Rancho del Gallo Farm

Host Jill Spears welcomes her regular guest gardeners Lulu Volckhausen & Lance Swigart, plus special guest Caren von Gontard of Rancho del Gallo Farm in Paonia. Caren is a proponent of biodynamic & homeodynamic farming techniques.  She is also involved in bringing Enzo Nastati from Eureka Institute in Italy to the Western Slope for a seminar in August.

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Suze Smith

Another lively conversation about gardening issues with host Jill Spears & gardeners Lulu Volckhausen & Lance Swigart.

Host Jill Spears & gardeners Lulu Volckhausen & Lance Swigart chat about the onset of summer and what's happening in their gardens, and they take calls from listeners.

Jeff Reynolds

A faulty antenna preamplifier was replaced Monday, July 6th, restoring a clean KVNF signal to the Lake City translator. Tune in to 88.7 FM & let us know how it sounds! You can send reception reports or report problems by emailing signal@kvnf.org.

KVNF is also available as a live internet stream here at kvnf.org.

Thank you for your patience!  Thanks also to Lake City resident (& former KVNF Board member) Ed Nettleton for the use of his jeep!

http://sustainablesettings.org

Host Jill Spears is joined by gardeners Lance Swigart, Lulu Volckhausen & special guest Brook LeVan of Sustainable Settings in Carbondale.

“Star light, star bright, the first star I see tonight…” The opening lines of the famous nursery rhyme are a poetic, but potentially misleading, tribute to the magic of sunset and twilight. Often the first “star” you see at nightfall isn’t a star at all, but rather a planet! In fact, right now the two brightest objects in the night sky after the Moon are both planets: Venus and Jupiter. These two planets will be putting on a dazzling performance over the next few weeks.

Host Jill Spears visits with gardener Lance Swigart & special guest Ron Godin from CSU Extension Service.

Our weekly conversation about Western Slope gardening, hosted by Jill Spears, with gardening gurus Lance Swigart & Lulu Volkhausen.

Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears chats with gardeners Lulu Volkhausen & Lance Swigart about spring chores, wetter-than-normal weather, and more. They also take a few calls.

Our closest star, the Sun, is a middle-aged star.  This is good for us, but what exactly does ‘middle-aged star’ mean? 

Throughout their lives, stars are in a battle between gravity trying to collapse the star and pressure of the internal nuclear reaction trying to expand the star.

Make a note… It may take time, but gravity always wins!! 

Star formation begins with a massive cloud of dust and gasses.  The large majority of the cloud is hydrogen. 

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