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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Bryan Earl is on the Development team at UPR, and has had many driveway moments over the course of his life. Here, he shares just one.

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Whether you're looking for a different tree to plant than all your neighbors have, or you need to know how to take care of your trees and shrubs, Ben Harris from Branch to Bud Tree Care will help you in your quest.  And Nancy Williams explores the combination of  gardening and meditation as she reads from Gardening at the Dragon's Gate.

LOU'S ZUCCHINI BREAD

3 eggs

1 Cup oil

1 1/2 Cups sugar

3 Cups grated zucchini

1 Tbsp vanilla

3 Cups sifted flour

1 Tsp salt

1 Tsp baking soda

1 Tbsp cinnamon

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New insect pests continue to present themselves, most of the time via the help of humans. USU Extension Entomologist Diane Alston helps you manage them (insects...not humans!) in your garden on today's Zesty Garden. And Helen Cannon addresses when is  a daffodil a narcissus is a jonquil on Petals and Prose. 

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Dan Drost, USU Extension Vegetable Specialist, has five gardening aphorisms. The first one, about planting depth, is heard in today's Zesty Garden. You'll also hear about Henry David Thoreau in Petals and Prose with Nancy Williams.

How will California's drought affect Utah food prices? How will the December cold snap affect Utah's peaches, apricots and cherries? USU Extension Fruit Specialist Brent Black joins us.

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Get your vegetables started in southern Utah with Rick Heffelbower. Diane Alston will help you be on the lookout for a new insect pest: The emerald ash borer. Learn about orchids: Part II with Helen Cannon.


It’s already time for the annual tree pruning talk with USU Extension Forestry Specialist Mike Kuhns. Then Helen Cannon reads about purloined plants on today’s Petals and Prose.

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Get ready...Get set...Plant! Mark Anderson from Anderson Seed and Garden in Logan is in studio to help you get growin' on the upcoming garden season. Nancy Williams also gives you some highlights from The Wind in the Willows on Petals and Prose.

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From bluebells and bees to the bottle, honey is a fascinating product, especially when you consider it's basically bee vomit! Nancy Williams delivers a fascinating look into the world of honey production.  Candace Berthrong and Helen Muntz also join the program today to discuss the Cache Valley Master Gardener program, along with the various USU Extension publications that are available to help you...grow!

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It is your support that makes what we do possible, and we want you to share your view of UPR and Utah with our members. The winning design will be showcased on a limited edition UPR coffee mug.

Cactus and Tropicals

Shane Taylor from Cactus and Tropicals helps extend the life of your poinsettia. In addition, you'll learn how to grow a vivarium. It's like a terrarium but with animals like a salamander or poison dart frog. You'll also learn how earth's flowering plants found their winter parkas to survive the last ice age, then Helen Canon treats us to another Petals and Prose.

Zesty Garden - January 9

Jan 10, 2014
One Sweet Slice

O.K., today's topic is a stretch for a garden show, but cupcakes do use plants like lemons, wheat, etc! Learn how to make the perfect cupcake with Janell Brown and her cookbook: One Sweet Cupcake. Nancy Williams also reads from a New Mexico Memoir on Petals and Prose.


The Zesty Garden crew join Bryan Earl in reading classic stories for the season.


Whether you're a first time grower or a seasoned veteran, USU Senior Lecturer Craig Aston will help you understand how to care for your houseplants.


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Butternut & Apple Soup (Gluten Free) Liz Fallis

6 lbs butternut squash, halved & seeded

¼ c olive oil (or less)

1 onion, chopped

1 rib celery, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 Tbsp Kosher salt

1 tsp pepper

3 apples, diced

3 c apple cider

4 quarts stock, vegetable or chicken

4 oz green pumpkin seeds, toasted

4 oz crumbled blue cheese

Roast butternut on greased baking sheet at 375, for 45-60 minutes, or until very soft.  Cool enough to scoop butternut from skin.  Heat olive oil in large stock pot and sauté onion, celery and garlic until soft, but not browned.  Add salt, pepper, butternut, apples, apple cider and 3 quarts of stock.  Bring to a boil, then simmer until apples and vegetables are very soft.  Puree in a blender.  Adjust thickness with additional stock if too thick.  Adjust seasonings.  Serve with toasted pumpkin seeds & crumbled blue cheese.  Serves 20.

Mark Anderson from Anderson Seed and Garden helps you select a gift for the discerning gardener in your life, and Helen Cannon continues with her essay remembering Chadwick's Plants in Willard, UT.


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Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley and tequila from agave. Today on the Zesty Garden is an encore interview with Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist. On Petals and Prose is a personal essay from Helen Cannon as she remembers Chadwick's Perennials in Willard, UT.


Zesty Garden - 10/31

Nov 9, 2013

USU Facilities Certified Arborist, Preston Colver, helps you finish up outside gardening tasks. Also, he'll help you know when your trees are approaching their life limit. On Petals and Prose, Nancy Williams chats about spiders.


Zesty Garden 10/24

Nov 9, 2013
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How do you keep the creepy crawlers out of your home? Diane Alston, USU Extension Entomologist will help you on today's Zesty Garden. In Petals and Prose, Helen Cannon refers to the Canadian Settler's Guide.


Zesty Garden- October 17

Oct 17, 2013

The gardening season is drawing to a close and Mark Anderson of Anderson Seed and Garden will help you finish the season on a high note. We talk about bulbs, weeds, and lawn care on today’s show, along with Petals and Prose from Helen Cannon.


Lilacs are not native to the west, but they were brought here by the early pioneers and have adapted well to our climate. Lilacs often point the way to original homesteads as they continue to hang on with the little moisture they receive. Give them a little extra water above what mother nature provides in Utah, and they thrive.

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