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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.


The Zesty Garden
2:55 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

The Zesty Garden - May 15

Phalaenopsis Orchid

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Florist Kimberly Watt Spears of Petal Pixie will give you the inside scoop on how to take care of cut flowers; USU Senior Lecturer Craig Aston discusses the joys of growing your own flowers for cuttings; Shane Taylor from Cactus and Tropicals helps you keep and grow the phalenopsis or "Moth" orchid; It's a frog invasion with Nancy Williams on Petals and Prose

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The Zesty Garden
11:51 am
Thu May 8, 2014

The Zesty Garden - May 8

Aloe Brevifolia

Diane Alston helps you understand coddling moth controls for apples and what the oozing sap is that comes from your stones fruits. Shayne Taylor discusses the Aloe Brevifolia as a great houseplant, and Helen Cannon discusses how and why we have tulips.

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The Zesty Garden
9:44 am
Thu May 1, 2014

The Zesty Garden - May 1


It's tomatoes and tulips on today's Zesty Garden. USU Extension Vegetable Specialist Dan Drost will help you grow the best tomatoes, while Helen Cannon discusses when one tulip bulb was worth the price of a ship!

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The Zesty Garden
9:54 am
Thu April 24, 2014

The Zesty Garden - April 24

Caroline Raspberries
Credit Nourse Farms

Brent Black w/small fruits, Kelly Kopp w/turfgrass issues, and Nancy Williams w/the art of watering, today on The Zesty Garden.

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The Zesty Garden
9:51 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

The Zesty Garden - April 17

CoCoRaHS Precipitation Gauge

What do you call backyard precipitation measuring enthusiasts? CoCoRaHS, of course! Today's program explores the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network, along with a glimpse into the Moab Youth Garden Project, and the latest Petals and Prose with Helen Cannon.

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Click for  Youth Garden Project

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The Zesty Garden
10:01 am
Thu April 10, 2014

The Zesty Garden - April 10

White-spotted Sawyer/Long Horn Beetle

Ant conga dances and spruce ips apartment complexes are just a few of the topics with Diane Alston on today's Zesty Garden.

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Pledge Drive
4:56 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

March 2014 Pledge Drive Winners Announced

Box of Gourmet Chocolates from Chocolot Artisan Confections
     April Conner, Paradise
     Jessie Cammack, St. George
     Carolyn Brittain, Providence
     Chad Hamblin, Roosevelt
     Byron Sessions, Hyde Park


Garrison Keillor, 1 pair of tickets, April 3 Performance, Park City
     Jeneile Tams, Paradise

Ira Glass, 1 pair of tickets, April 12 Performance, Salt Lake City
     Cindy Perry, Vernal

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The Zesty Garden
1:07 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

The Zesty Garden: April 3

Dan Drost, USU Extension Vegetable Specialist

USU Extension Vegetable Specialist Dan Drost helps listeners know how to prepare their soil to speed up the planting process, including using plastic to warm up the soil.

Click Here for Utah Climate Center Freeze Dates

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Pledge Drive
5:31 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Join UPR Now, Become A Member

Fill out the online form before 11 a.m. and be entered to win Finn Brewer's hat, as well as an iPad 3.


It's the last day of the spring membership drive, and if you've been waiting to make your contribution, now is the time to step forward and throw in your hat (contribution). Everyone who completes the online form today will be entered to win one of two (1 of 2) iPad 3s.

If you don't have a hat, you can also enter the drawing to receive Finn Brewer's hat, between 9 and 11 a.m.

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The Zesty Garden
2:11 am
Thu March 27, 2014

The Zesty Garden - March 27

Book Author, Rick Stinchfield

Where does a love of plants, rugged canyoneering, scenic drives, and hiking combine? It’s with the book, Capitol Reef National Park, The Complete Hiking and Touring Guide. Author and park volunteer Rick Stinchfield helps you explore 38 different hikes. Also, Helen Cannon reads an essay about former CBS journalist Charles Kuralt and his love affair with daffodils.

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