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.

Ways to Connect

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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Suze Smith

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

Suze Smith

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

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Suze Smith

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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Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears and gardening guru Lance Swigart discuss winter gardening chores.

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Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears & gardening guru Lance Swigart discuss mid-winter subjects.

Suze Smith

Guest host Wind Clearwater & gardener Jere Lowe of Earth Friendly Supply Co. chat about midwinter gardening subjects and take calls from listeners.

Host Jill Spears welcomes Charlie Spears of Natural Grocers in Montrose for a chat about probiotics and gut health.

Note: As the Worm Turns will take a week off for the holidays. The next live program will be Tuesday, Jan. 2nd, 2018.

Host Jill Spears and guest Jere Lowe of Earth Friendly Supply Co. chat about winter garden chores & take calls from listeners. Tip of the week: water your trees! 

Host Jill Spears is joined by Charlie Spears, a Nutritional Health Coach from Natural Grocers, for a discussion of organic vs conventional agriculture, pesticides, gut microbiomes & more.

Regular host Jill Spears is back on, with guest Jere Lowe of Earth Friendly Supply Co. on board to discuss late fall - early winter gardening issues, and take calls from listeners.

Guest host Amber Kleinman chats with guest gardener  Wind Clearwater.

Guest host Amber Kleinman sits in for Jill Spears to chat with gardeners Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart and take calls from interested listener-gardeners.

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Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen chat profusely about gardening topics, and take calls from listeners.

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

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Host Jill Spears welcomes gardening experts Lulu Volckhausen & Lance Swigart, and special guest Jere Lowe of Earth Friendly Supply Co. for the Fall Pledge Drive Edition of As the Worm Turns.

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Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen discuss end-of-season garden issues and take listeners' calls.

Host Jill Spears is in the studio with gardening experts Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart, chatting about garden chores & taking calls from listeners. Also, "Lance's Pet Peeve," (possible new feature?) This week - Put drains on your sprinkler systems so they don't need to be "blown out" every year. 

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Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen talk about fall gardening chores, post-frost cleanup and other topics.

Guest host Amber Kleinman is in the studio with regulars Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart. The first bit of frost has hit many gardens - what's the best way to deal with it?

Callers:
Jane has grown brussel sprouts and wants ideas for how to cook them.
Marty has potted her tomato plants and wonders how much water they will need to survive inside.

Garlic!

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Suze Smith

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

Host Jill Spears and gardeners extraordinaire Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart discuss late summer gardening & harvesting tips, and take calls from listeners.

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Suze Smith

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

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Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears welcomes gardeners Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen and special guest Jere Lowe of Earth Friendly Supply for a discussion of late summer gardening tips.

Host Jill Spears welcomes gardeners Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen, plus special guest Jere Lowe of Earth Friendly Supply.

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LULU'S  BACK! And Jill & Lance are here as always, discussing late summer gardening and taking your calls.

Dan from Log Hill w/a question about pumpkins.Anthony has a comment about box elder bugs, and a question about cannabis seeds. Also Woodstock...

 

Marilyn Stone

Host Jill Spears chats with gardening guru Lance Swigart, and our usual 3rd  crew member, Lulu Volckhausen, calls in from Glenwood Springs.

Calls from Darrell in Peach Valley, Duna in Norwood, Sue in Ridgway, Katie in Crawford.

Listener Marilyn Stone emailed us the picture shown here, with this question: "We have 2 nests of these bees or wasps near RxR ties that border the yard. They don't seem to be overly aggressive. I've never seen bees or wasps build this kind of nest before. Any ideas what they are? Are they beneficial?"

Host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen chat about summer gardening & take calls.

Amber calls with a question about whiteflies.

Andrea has a question about dealing with ants in a potted cactus that she wants to be able to bring indoors this winter.

Tim calls with a question about a sickly cherry tree, and also a report that the CSU Extension Research Center on Rogers Mesa west of Hotchkiss will be reopening.

Suze Smith

Jill, Lance & Lulu dive into mid-summer gardening tips & take calls from listeners every Tuesday, 6:30-7:00 pm.

Email your questions to worm@kvnf.org if you like, or call 866-KVNF-NOW during the program.

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