gardening

AS THE WORM TURNS
1:08 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

As the Worm Turns, 12/16/14

Host Jill spears welcomes Wind Clearwater to the show.

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

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AS THE WORM TURNS
1:50 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

As the Worm Turns - Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

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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.

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AS THE WORM TURNS
4:22 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

As the Worm Turns, Tuesday, Nov. 11th

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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AS THE WORM TURNS
11:07 am
Thu October 2, 2014

As the Worm Turns - Tuesday, Sept. 30th

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

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AS THE WORM TURNS
12:22 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

As the Worm Turns - Tuesday, Sept. 9th

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

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AGRICULTURE
12:57 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Colorado Farm Program Teaches Immigrants Gardening, Healthy Eating & English

Hortenica Galvez learns about gardening and practices her English through a Colorado farm program.
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A program in Colorado's Delta County is helping immigrant women learn English, but they're not just sitting in a classroom studying grammar.

These women come from countries as close as Mexico and as far away as Myanmar. And they're learning English on a farm where they also pick up tips on healthy eating and gardening on the Western Slope.

A Trip to the Farm

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AS THE WORM TURNS
12:43 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

As the Worm Turns - Tuesday, July 29th

As the Worm Turns episode aired Tuesday, July 29th, 2014.

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AS THE WORM TURNS
5:32 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

As the Worm Turns - Monday, June 2nd

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This is the final "short" version of 'As the Worm Turns,' as aired Monday, June 2nd, during Free Range Radio. Beginning Tuesday, June 10th, the feature expands to a full half-hour, live call-in format, airing every Tuesday at 6:30 pm. Be sure to tune in, and call 527-4866 or 1-866-KVNF-NOW with your gardening questions!

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AS THE WORM TURNS
1:21 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

As the Worm Turns - Monday, May 26th

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Free Range Radio host Donna Littlefield talks with gardener extraordinaire Lance Swigart.

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AS THE WORM TURNS
7:06 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

As The Worm Turns - Monday, May 5th

The Tarps go on, the tarps come off... gardener Lance Swigart has been dealing with spring frost. He visits with KVNF host Jill Spears.

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AS THE WORM TURNS
11:30 am
Tue April 22, 2014

As the Worm Turns - Monday, April 21

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Spring chores continue - pruning grapes & raspberries, protecting tender plants from frost, evicting bugs. Host Jill Spears chats with gardening guru Lance Swigart.

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AS THE WORM TURNS
12:19 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

As the Worm Turns - Monday, April 14th

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Free Range Radio host Donna Littlefield chats with gardener Lance Swigart. They discuss using a kelp spray to help plants & trees survive spring frosts, along with spring planting chores.

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AS THE WORM TURNS
11:46 am
Tue February 11, 2014

As the Worm Turns - Monday, Feb. 10th

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Monday, Feb. 10th, 2014

Guest host Steve Hoffman is joined by gardener Lance Swigart & his special guest, Aaron Heideman, for a conversation about permaculture.

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AS THE WORM TURNS
12:29 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

As the Worm Turns - Monday, Feb. 3rd

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Biodynamic Composting

Free Range Radio host Patrick Webb chats with gardeners Lance Swigert & Pat Frazier.

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ENVIRONMENT
12:55 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Local Motion: John Buerger on Using Mushrooms to Fight Weeds

Oyster mushrooms, John's culture of choice for fighting weeds.
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Today we're joined by John Buerger, owner and operator of Alpha Natural Holistic Land Management based in Cedaredge. 

He recently gave a talk at the Blue Sage Center in Paonia about how we can use native mushroom cultures to fight noxious weeds. 

John joined us to talk about his history practicing and educating the public about using natural methods to work with the land and control weeds.

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AS THE WORM TURNS
1:02 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

As the Worm Turns - Monday, Jan. 27th

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As the Worm Turns, Monday, Jan. 27th, 2014

Free Range Radio host Donna Littlefield chats with gardener Lance Swigert & special guest Pat Frazier about biodynamics.

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AS THE WORM TURNS
4:14 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

As the Worm Turns - Monday, Jan. 20

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As the Worm Turns episode aired Monday, Jan. 20, 2014

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AS THE WORM TURNS
4:09 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

As the Worm Turns - Monday, Jan. 13

As the Worm Turns episode aired Monday, Jan. 13, 2014

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AS THE WORM TURNS
11:48 am
Tue January 7, 2014

As the Worm Turns: Monday, Jan. 6th, 2014

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As the Worm Turns aired Monday, Jan. 6th, 2014

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NEWS
10:38 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Forget The Golf Course, Developers Use Farming To Sell Suburban Homes

The Bucking Horse subdivision in Fort Collins, Colo., will include a working CSA farm, complete with historic barn, farm house and chicken coop.
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For decades, housing developments in the suburbs have come complete with golf courses, tennis courts, strip malls and swimming pools. But make way for the new subdivision amenity: the specialty farm.

A new model for suburban development is springing up across the country that taps into the local food movement. Farms, complete with livestock, vegetables and fruit trees, are serving as a way to entice potential buyers to settle in a new subdivision.

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