Spring

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.

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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Suze Smith

KVNF host Cyn Holder chats with gardener Lance Swigart, who, like many in Western Colorado, is busy protecting his garden from the recent late spring snowfall & chilly temperatures.

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

Suze Smith

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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Suze Smith

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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Suze Smith

Free Range Radio occasional host Scramble Canton chats with KVNF's Gardening Guru Lance Swigart about early spring soil prep & planting .

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Suze Smith

Monday, March 10th

KVNF host Donna Littlefield speaks with our regular gardening guru, Lance Swigart, about planting spring garlic & other early spring tasks.

Zephyros Farm & Garden

Monday, March 3rd

KVNF Host Patrick Webb chats with Daphne Yannakakis of Zephyros Farm & Garden about spring chores.

Image: "Soul Sailing" by Missy Rogers
Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, May 5th, 2013 Watching the congregation of birds in the back yard, I celebrate these creatures as talismans, blessings and messengers.

Image: "Soul Sailing" by Missy Rogers
Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sorting through seeds saved over a couple of decades, I recognize them as family heirlooms.

Image: "Soul Sailing" by Missy Rogers
Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Gardeners dream in seeds. All winter those potent points of life slumber, waiting expectantly for the first stirrings of spring.

March 20th is the March equinox, one of four important days in the year that define the relation between the sun and the Earth.