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

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.)

photo of Lance
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.

photo of Lance
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.

Suze Smith

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!

Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears and gardening guru Lance Swigart chat about winter garden chores and take calls from listeners.

photo of Lance
Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears and gardening guru Lance Swigart chat about winter garden chores and take calls from listeners.

Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears and gardening guru Lance Swigart welcome special guests, herbalists Pat Frazier and Alicia Michelsen of The Learning Council, for a discussion of the benefits of growing and consuming herbs of many types.

Zephyros Farm and Garden

Host Jill Spears chats with gardener Lance Swigart and special guest Don Lareau of Zephyros Farm & Garden near Paonia. The episode's subject matter is GMOs - genetically  modified organisms.

Host Jill Spears is joined by gardener Lance Swigart and Delta County Library staffer Sara Smith for a discussion about seed saving and the library's seed swap collection.

Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears and garden guru Lance Swigart discuss mid-winter garden topics, and invite calls from listeners.

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Suze Smith

The first episode of 2020 finds host Jill Spears and gardening guru Lance Swigart discussing mid-winter gardening topics and taking calls from listeners.

Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears welcomes Jere Lowe of Earth Friendly Supply Co. in Paonia. (Earth Friendly Supply Co. is a financial supporter of KVNF.)

Suze Smith

Guest host Amber Kleinman and gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen chat about the advent of winter weather 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!

photo of Lance
Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen chat about late fall gardening chores 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!

 

photo of Lance
Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen chat about fall gardening chores 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

Guest host Amber Kleinman and gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen chat about the advent of winter weather 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 gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen chat about fall gardening chores 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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