As the Worm Turns

Tuesday 6:30-7:00pm

“As the Worm Turns” features interview with local gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen. Tips and tidbits from these interviews are posted here, and our listeners can make comments and ask questions in the comments forum below.

Lance Swigart lives nine miles outside of Hotchkiss. He grows 90 percent of his food and harvests 100 percent of his seeds from a garden located above 6,000 feet elevation. He has been building his incredibly beautiful garden space for the last 25 years, and is a wealth of information about all kinds of gardening, from grains to beans to fruits and vegetables, even nuts. Enjoy these photos taken by Suze Smith, a local photographer who has worked on this documentary for the past year in hopes that it will highlight the value of the organic food and sustainability movement in the irreplaceable North Fork Valley.

Lulu Volckhausen lives in Paonia and is well known for her her beautiful yard and garden spaces.

To ask your gardening question on the show, call 527-4868 or 1-866-KVNF-NOW during the program on Tuesday evening, or email anytime to worm@kvnf.org.

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Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen discuss the challenges of gardening in this year's very dry conditions and take calls from listeners.

Host Jill Spears and her gardening gurus Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart discuss summer harvest and other gardening topics, and take calls from listeners.

Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart chat about gardening issues and take calls from listeners.

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Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart & Lulu Vockhausen discuss hot, dry summer gardening tips.

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Host Jill Spears is joined by gardeners Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart, plus special guest Chris Tschinkel of NFMAD, the North Fork Mosquito Abatement District. NFMAD Mosquito hotline: 970-527-6681.

Host Jill Spears, gardening guru Lance Swigart and special guest "worm" Amber Kleinman discuss July gardening tips, monsoon weather and more, and take calls from listeners.

Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen discuss summer gardening topics and take calls from listeners.

Host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen discuss midsummer gardening tips and take calls from listeners.

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Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen chat about all things pertaining to gardening & take calls from listeners.

Host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart discuss gardening subjects and take calls from listeners.

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Host Jill Spears and her favorite gardeners Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen discuss gardening tips & take calls from listeners.

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Host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart get down & dirty with spring/early summer gardening tips, and take calls from listeners.

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Host Jill Spears and her gardening gurus Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart discuss spring gardening topics and take calls from listeners.

Host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen discuss all things gardening and take calls from listeners.

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Guest host Amber Kleinman visits with gardeners Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen and takes calls from listeners.

Host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen discuss gardening tips and take calls from listeners.

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Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen chat about spring gardening chores & take calls from listeners.

 

Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lulu Volckhausen & Lance Swigart discuss spring gardening, including ideas for surviving tonight's expected freeze, and take calls from listeners.

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Host Jill Spears and her gardening gurus Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart discuss spring gardening  and take calls from listeners.

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Host Jill Spears is joined by gardening guru Lance Swigart and "fair-weather worm" Lulu Volckhausen, just back from her winter of ski instructing, for a spring-time gardening discussion.

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Host Jill Spears and guests Lance Swigart & Jere Lowe discuss spring gardening subjects & encourage support in the Spring Pledge Drive Edition of As the Worm Turns.

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Our gardening experts spend this Spring Equinox episode chatting about seed saving. Host Jill Spears is joined by gardener Lance Swigart and Delta County Libraries staffer Sarah Pope.

Host Jill Spears welcomes gardener Lance Swigart and special guests Don Lareau of Zephyros Farm & Garden and Sarah Pope of  Delta County Libraries, for a discussion about seed saving.

 

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Host Jill Spears welcomes gardening guru Lance Swigart back to the airwaves for a discussion about early spring chores and to take calls from listeners.

Host Jill Spears and local gardener Amber Kleinman discuss  late winter-early spring chores, and take calls from listeners.

North Fork Historic Society

Host Jill Spears welcomes special guests Claudia King and Judy Livingston from the North Fork Historic Society for a conversation about North Fork Valley history, especially as it relates to fruit growing.

Host Jill Spears visits with her guest, Health Coach  Charlie Spears of Natural Grocers, and they take calls from listeners.

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Host Jill Spears chats with gardener Lance Swigart, and they take calls from listeners.

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Host Jill Spears & gardening guru Lance Swigart discuss gardening issues & take liseners' calls.

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Host Jill Spears chats with gardener Lance Swigart and special guest Frank Stonaker of Osito Orchard on Rogers Mesa outside of Hotchkiss. Frank is also involved with the newly-reopened CSU Extension Rogers Mesa Research Station.

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