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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 - image by Lucy Bradley-CC-BY

Harold Johnson – image by Lucy Bradley-CC-BY

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.
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Stefan Bloodworth, Image by Charles Murphy, CC-BY

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.

Conservation Scientist at Wildlands Network
Photo by Harold Johnson-CC-BY

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!


Transcript: Byron Schermerhorn


Transcript: Cheryl Kearns


Transcript: Brie Arthur

Diane Currier, Owner of Honeygirl Meadery Image by Harold Johnson, CC-BY

Diane Currier, Owner of Honeygirl Meadery
Image by Harold Johnson, CC-BY

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.

Mr. Kaybay and Students started a Pollinator Habitat Garden at East Chapel Hill High School - Photo by Harold Johnson, CC-BY

Mr. Kaybay and Students started a Pollinator Habitat Garden at East Chapel Hill High School – Photo by Harold Johnson, CC-BY

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!

Matt Luks-Jurutka Photo by Harold Johnson, CC-BY

Matt Luks-Jurutka
Photo by Harold Johnson, CC-BY

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.

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Bobby Ward at J.C. Raulston Exhibit at D.H. Hill Library – Photo by Harold Johnson, CC-BY

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.

North Carolina Cooperative Extension Horticulture Agent-Chatham County

NC State Extension
Horticulture Agent-Chatham County

Charlotte Glen, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Agent in Chatham County. Planning for native plants includes plant needs, soils, water, and sun.

Image by Aaron Dykstra

Image by Aaron Dykstra

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 CoordinatorNC Botanical Garden Native Seed Saving and Seed Distribution Program as well strategies to germinate seeds.

Chris Liloia, NC Botanical Garden, Natie Habitat

Chris Liloia, NC Botanical Garden, Native Habitat

Chris Liloia, Curator,  North Carolina Botanical GardenThe Benefits of Native Plants and Native Habitat Gardens
NC-EMGV-LOGO-Rectangle 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.

Image by Donna Teasley

Image by Donna Teasley

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

Dr. John Harrelson

Dr. John HarrelsonTips and strategies for gardeners to prevent injuries to backs, shoulders, necks and wrists.

Cheralyn Schmidt, Horticulture Agent, Durham County

Cheralyn Schmidt, Horticulture Agent, Durham County

Cheralyn Schmidt, Horticulture Extension Agent, Durham CountyNutrition, Horticulture, Community Gardening, Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, Youth Gardening and much more.  Welcome Cheralyn!

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Photo of Dr. Lucy BradleyDr. Lucy BradleyExtension Urban Horticulture Specialist (919) 513-2001 lucy_bradley@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science - NC State University
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