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

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Suze Smith

As the weather shifts firmly into fall mode, our gardening experts chat about all kinds of earhty subjects and take your calls.

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Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen discuss Fall Equinox gardening and take your calls (while maintaining appropriate social distancing.)

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Suze Smith

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

Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen discuss the major weather change and take your calls about gardening subjects of all kinds (while maintaining appropriate social distancing.)

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Suze Smith

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

Suze Smith

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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Suze Smith

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.)

Suze Smith

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.)

Suze Smith

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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Suze Smith

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.)

Suze Smith

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.)

Suze Smith

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.)

photo of Lance
Suze Smith

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.)

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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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.)

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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Suze Smith

In their second week back in the KVNF studios, the gardening crew is raring to go. Host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen take your calls and discuss spring gardening subjects of all kinds (while maintaining appropriate social distancing.)

Suze Smith

We welcome our host and gardeners back to the Bamboo Room for the first in-studio episode in many weeks!

Suze Smith

The coronavirus "safer at home" protocol is still in effect, so our gardeners are joining us once again via telephone.  Host Jill Spears & gardening gurus Lulu Vockhausen & Lance Swigart are deep into spring garden preparation and planting.

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Suze Smith

The coronavirus "safer at home" protocol is still in effect, so our gardeners are joining us once again via telephone.  Host Jill Spears & gardening gurus Lulu Vockhausen & Lance Swigart are deep into spring garden preparation and planting.

Suze Smith

The coronavirus "safer at home" protocol is still in effect, so our gardeners are joining us once again via telephone.  Host Jill Spears & gardening gurus Lulu Vockhausen & Lance Swigart are deep into spring garden preparation and planting.

Suze Smith

The coronavirus "safer at home" protocol is still in effect, so our gardeners are joining us once again via telephone.  Host Jill Spears & gardening gurus Lulu Vockhausen & Lance Swigart are deep into spring garden preparation and planting.

Suze Smith

The coronavirus "safer at home" protocol is still in effect, so our gardeners are joining us once again via telephone.  Host Jill Spears & gardening gurus Lulu Vockhausen & Lance Swigart are deep into spring garden preparation and planting.

photo of Lance
Suze Smith

Our intrepid gardening crew are once again calling in from their respective home gardens, ready to take your  questions via email or text - worm@kvnf.org or 970-234-5863.

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Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen are staying home & staying safe, and calling in for this edition of As the Worm Turns. They're discussing spring gardening topics and taking questions via text message and email.

Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears and gardener Lance Swigart are staying home & staying safe, and calling in for this special Pledge Drive Edition of As the Worm Turns. They're discussing spring gardening topics and taking questions via text message and email.

Suze Smith

Guest host Amber Kleinman and gardener extraordinaire Lance Swigart discuss early spring gardening chores and take calls from listeners.

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Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears and gardener Lance Swigart, plus special guest Wind Clearwater, discuss seasonal gardening subjects and take calls from listeners.

Got a question? Email worm@kvnf.org or call during the show! 970-527-4868 or 1-866-KVNF-NOW, 6:30-7:00 pm every Tuesday!

Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears and gardener Lance Swigart discuss seasonal  gardening subjects and take calls from listeners.

Got a question? Email worm@kvnf.org or call during the show! 970-527-4868 or 1-866-KVNF-NOW, 6:30-7:00 pm every Tuesday!

Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears and gardener Lance Swigart discuss seasonal  gardening subjects and take calls from listeners.

Got a question? Email worm@kvnf.org or call during the show! 970-527-4868 or 1-866-KVNF-NOW, 6:30-7:00 pm every Tuesday!

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