Bryan Earl

Development Director

Bryan Earl has been with UPR since 1993. He graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Journalism and completed an internship at KOIN-TV in Portland, Oregon, before coming to UPR full-time.  When not in his garden, Bryan loves to travel with his family, ride trains, ski at Beaver Mountain, and sing with the American Festival Chorus.

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The Zesty Garden
5:52 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

The Zesty Garden - September 25

Orange Sneezeweed (Helenium Hoopesii)

Orange Sneezeweed on Going Native!, how apple cider is made, and Beatrix Potter...today on The Zesty Garden.

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The Zesty Garden
9:35 am
Thu September 11, 2014

The Zesty Garden 09-11

Tomato Pie
Credit The Saucy Southerner

Tomato pie, discount plant cautions, and a discussion about bees and the Varroa Mite highlight today's Zesty Garden.

Tomato Pie Recipe Link

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The Zesty Garden
4:44 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

The Zesty Garden - September 4

USU Extension Vegetable Specialist Dan Drost talks about garlic and ripening issues, then Helen Cannon explores the gardening world of Beatrix Potter and it's influence on the author's writing.

Read USU Extension Article on Garlic

Utah Farmer's Markets

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Zesty Garden
9:33 am
Thu August 28, 2014

The Zesty Garden - August 28

Mountain Hollyhock

Learn about the Mountain Hollyhock in today's Going Native! Then USU Extension Entomologist Brent Black will help you know how and when to pick fruit. Finally, Nancy Williams reads an essay from Kathleen Dean Moore's essay collection, Riverwalking, in Petals and Prose.

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Zesty Garden
5:48 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Zesty Garden - August 21

Blackberries

USU Extension Entomologist Brent Black discusses new bramble varieties, and the results of public taste tests for locally grown varieties.

USU Fruit Web Pages

In Going Native! learn about the Alpine Penstemon (it's good for dry shade) with Janett Warner of Wildland Nursery.  Helen Cannon also takes another opportunity to discuss Emily Dickinson's love affair with flowers.


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Zesty Garden
5:48 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Zesty Garden - August 14

Integrated Pest Management
Credit Cornell University

Chemicals should be your last resort for controlling insects. There is a lot you can do in your home garden to control pesky predators. USU Extension Entomologist Diane Alston discusses Integrated Pest Management. Then journalist Nancy Williams reads for Petals and Prose.

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Zesty Garden
5:14 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

The Zesty Garden - July 31

Little Brown Bat

Tomatoes, Haworthia, and Little Brown Bats are all on today's Zesty Garden.


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The Zesty Garden
6:28 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

The Zesty Garden - July 17

Staghorn Fern

Whether you need to know what kind of grass seed is the most drought tolerant, what ferns can you grow in your home, or want to know more about roses, today's Zesty Garden is for you.


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The Zesty Garden
7:26 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Zesty Garden - July 10

Peace Rose/Hybrid Tea

There’s nothing worse than finding a growing, succulent peach taken over by earwigs, or the anticipation of digging a sweet crunchy carrot in the middle of winter, only to find only carrot tops...but no carrots! Diane Alston handles your pest questions. Then, Jerry Goodspeed details the dangers of Vinca in Wait, Wait…Don’t Plant That! Then it's on to the rose in Petals and Prose with Helen Cannon.


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The Zesty Garden
10:29 am
Mon July 7, 2014

The Zesty Garden - July 3

Broad-tailed Hummingbird feeding on Agastache
Credit Barbara Magnuson/Larry Kimball

Gardening can include so much more than plants. Whether you have an apartment balcony or a 20-acre farm, you can create a garden that attracts wildlife and pollinators, and helps restore habitat. Ron Hellstern from the Cache Valley Wildlife Association will help direct your plans for improving wildlife habitat around your home.

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