Getting Dirty in Your Garden
Award-Winning Radio Show and Podcast
Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers produce an award-winning syndicated radio show and podcast. Our stories explore gardening in our region, the intersection of horticulture and innovation, and the people who are leading the way.
Harold Johnson, Extension Master Gardener Volunteer in Durham County is the Producer, Director, and voice of the program.
Episodes of Getting Dirty In your Garden are available as a downloadable podcast and thanks to Georgiana Kiggins, an Extension Master Gardener Volunteer in Lee County, a transcript of each episode is also available on the website.
Charles Murphy, Extension Master Gardener Volunteer in Durham County, interviews Stefan Bloodworth who is curator of the Blomquist Native Plant Garden at Sarah P. Duke Gardens about Piedmont Prairie. Listen to learn more about Piedmont Prairies.
Harold Johnson, Extension Master Gardener Volunteer in Durham County, interviewed Dr. Ron Sutherland, Conservation Scientist at Wildlands Network. Learn what you need to know about finding snakes in your yard, and how they are an important part of the ecosystem! Listen to the Interview!
|Diane Currier, owner of Honeygirl Meadery, shares how a visit to Alaska motivated her to start her meadery and a how her award-winning mead is made. Listen to this interview to learn more about the Durham-based Honeygirl Meadery.|
|Three students at East Chapel Hill High School, Brooke, Julia and Danielle, and Environmental Science Teacher, Mr. Edward Kaybay, share their experience starting a pollinator garden at their school. Listen to their interview to hear their good work!|
|Be inspired to visit the installation of the Japanese Garden in the Asiatic Arboretum of the the Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Listen to the interview of Matt Luks-Jurutka, Assistant Horticulturist at the Asiatic Arboretum.|
|Bobby Ward, author of Chlorophyll in his Veins, J. C. Raulston Horticultural Ambassador, shares his insight into the life of J. C. Raulston. The exhibit, “Plan and Plant for a Better World” will be at D.H. Hill Library until January 8, 2017.|
|Charlotte Glen, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Agent in Chatham County. Planning for native plants includes plant needs, soils, water, and sun.|
|Harold Johnson, Extension Master Gardener Durham County. An introduction to Bonsai: selecting the plant, the container, potting media, fertilization, insect and disease management, watering and resources for success.|
|Heather Summers, Program Coordinator, NC Botanical Garden Native Seed Saving and Seed Distribution Program as well strategies to germinate seeds.|
|Chris Liloia, Curator, North Carolina Botanical GardenThe Benefits of Native Plants and Native Habitat Gardens|
|How to Become an NC State Extension Master Gardener Volunteer in Durham County. Why to become a volunteer. How to get an application. Class dates. Fees, Volunteer Requirements and Where to go for more information.|
|Saturday, April 30, 2016, NC Extension Master Gardener Plant Sale Johnston County 8a.m. to 12p.m. Natives, annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, house plants and more. 715 Amelia Church Rd., Clayton, NC|
|The NC Tomato Man Provides Insights, Tips and Strategies||Tune in for expert advise on selecting and growing tomatoes in North Carolina. The NC Tomato Man, Craig LeHoullier, shares history, tips and interesting facts.|
|Dr. John Harrelson Tips and strategies for gardeners to prevent injuries to backs, shoulders, necks and wrists.|
|Cheralyn Schmidt, Horticulture Extension Agent, Durham County Nutrition, Horticulture, Community Gardening, Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, Youth Gardening and much more. Welcome Cheralyn!|