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Host Jill Spears visits with gardening experts Lance Swigart & Lulu Volkhausen.

A lively discussion about seed saving. Host Jill Spears is joined by regular guests Lance Swigart and Lulu Volkhausen, along with special guests Pat Frazier and Sara Pope. Pat is a biodynamic gardening expert, and Sara is in charge of the seed library at Hotchkiss Public Library.

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Our regular host, Jill Spears, is away this week, so Patricia Naft is acting as guest host. Gardeners Lance Swigart & Lulu Volkhausen discuss a variety of issues, including the "dirty dozen," non-organic products that have the highest levels of pesticide residues. Weather, of course, is a big subject this week, as we had a bout of cold temperatures & quite a bit of snow. Several callers chimed in with questions & comments.

KVNF's live stream is moving! We have a new stream service provider & a higher capacity for simultaneous listeners. The link for our stream remains the same - just click the 'Listen Live' button on any page at KVNF.org to open the Player, and then click 'Play.' (If you hear the opening underwriting announcement but the live stream doesn't start, you may need to clear your browser cache & then reconnect.) If you're using a stand-alone app such as i-Tunes, Winamp or MediaMonkey, one of...

Host Jill Spears gets into spring issues with gardeners Lance Swigart & Lulu Volkhausen.

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Host Jill Spears welcomes Lance Swigart and Lulu Volkhausen to the Bamboo Room for a lively spring gardening discussion.

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High Country News

The HCNU classroom program presents a live radio discussion, "When in (Mega?) Drought," April 8 at 6 p.m. Mountain time. We'll be broadcasting and live-streaming from our local radio station, KVNF, in Paonia, Colorado, with four experts on water, drought, agriculture and the climate. CLICK HERE FOR ARCHIVED AUDIO STREAM AT HIGH COUNTRY NEWS For more information, visit High Country News .

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Laura Palmisano

Our regular host Jill Spears caught a bug, so news host Patricia Naft filled in, with gardening guru Lance Swigart. More spring chores, & signs that the season is generally arriving weeks early this year.

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Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears & 'Gardening Guru' Lance Swigart discuss early spring gardening chores as spring seems to be arriving about 3 weeks early. They also encourage their listeners to call & pledge support to KVNF during the Spring Pledge Drive, which arrived right on schedule!

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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

Dec 22, 2014
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...

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...

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Suze Smith

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! UPDATE: Work...

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