HomeGrown 07/17/11 – Dandelions and Sheep

On this episode, HomeGrown looks at the growing importance of sheep in Kentuckiana agriculture, and the culinary and medicinal properties of dandelions.  Dr. Peter Gail – author of many books and articles on dandelions and foraging – offers information and recipes on doing something with the weed besides cursing it.  Meanwhile, Kentucky lamb expert Jim… Continue reading HomeGrown 07/17/11 – Dandelions and Sheep

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HomeGrown 06/12/11 – Boxwoods & Marksbury Farm

HomeGrown touches three distinct gardening bases this week with interviews on boxwoods, a tree tour, and a new farm bringing fresh chicken and beef to our listeners. Sheila Flinchpaugh of the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis sheds light on the fantastic boxwood displays there, along with tips for the home gardener.  Also, a look… Continue reading HomeGrown 06/12/11 – Boxwoods & Marksbury Farm

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HomeGrown 05/15/11 – Family Farm, Family Garden, Fine Trees

HomeGrown looks back, forward and up this week with three interviews on an old family garden, a new family farm concept, and favorite trees. Bob Richardson talks about the garden he created around the old family home and general store near Anchorage. Mary Courtney catches us up on what’s new in family farms and getting… Continue reading HomeGrown 05/15/11 – Family Farm, Family Garden, Fine Trees

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HomeGrown 04/17/11 – Phlox & Louisville Nature Center

APRIL 17, 2011: HomeGrown makes a return appearance by taking a look at two outdoor treasures. Jim Locklear, author of “Phlox: A Natural History and Gardener’s Guide” will explain the history and many uses of that plant. Kathy Morris, director of the Louisville Nature Center, has the inside and outside story on that Louisville treasure.… Continue reading HomeGrown 04/17/11 – Phlox & Louisville Nature Center

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HomeGrown: Lush Turf at Slugger Stadium

In this archive interview, Bob takes a trip to center field at Slugger Stadium where he meets with Tom Nielsen, head groundskeeper, who spends 90 hours a week totally pampering the grass the big boys play on. Downloadable MP3

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HomeGrown 08/15/10 – Fair Oaks Farms & Preserving Without Freezing or Canning

In what could be its last regularly scheduled show in a nine-year run, HomeGrown this week finds a way to combine the solitary canning of zucchini in the kitchen with the milking of 32,000 cows on a 10-farm dairy operation. Bob and Jeneen talk with Gary Corbett, CEO of Fair Oaks Farms in northern Indiana about his novel operation that takes family farming to a grand scale, while giving visitors a look behind the scenes. Then it’s a stop at Jeneen Wiche’s kitchen for a hands-on look at preserving zucchini and beans the old fashioned way – using vinegar and oil. Downloadable MP3

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HomeGrown 08/08/10 – LNA, Bird Problems & Aquatic Plants

HomeGrow mixes air, water, dirt, plants and birds this week with interviews on local nursery owners, birds behaving badly, and water gardens. Louisville Nursery Association vice-president Ben Cecil has information on that organization and its enhanced website; Dr. Rob Fergus talks about humane but effective ways of dealing with marauding birds; and author Greg Speichert swims Bob and Jeneen through the best water plants. Downloadable MP3

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