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KVNF talks with Courtney Frazier from the Colorado Agritourism Association and Executive Director of the Colorado Dude & Guest Ranch Association , Suanne Miller from Western Slope Farmstead and Creamery in Paonia, CO and Jayme Henderson and Steve Steese from The Storm Cellar in Hothckiss, CO. Visit Colorado.com for more info on day trips in Colorado!

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Host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen take your calls and discuss mid-summer gardening subjects of all kinds (while maintaining appropriate social distancing.)

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KVNF talks with Courtney Frazier from the Colorado Agritourism Association and Executive Director of the Colorado Dude & Guest Ranch Association, Suanne Miller from Western Slope Farmstead and Creamery in Paonia, CO and Jayme Henderson and Steve Steese from The Storm Cellar in Hothckiss, CO.

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Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen take your calls and discuss early summer gardening subjects of all kinds (while maintaining appropriate social distancing.)

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