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
2:00 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Zesty Garden- July 25

In a captivating look at the sinister side of the natural world on Thursday’s The Zesty Garden, author Amy Stewart uncovers more than one hundred of our worst insect enemies in her book Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon’s Army and Other Diabolical Insects. It’s a mixture of history, science, murder, and intrigue that begins-but doesn’t end-in our own backyards. 

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The Zesty Garden
12:02 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Zesty Garden- July 18

Who wants bugs for breakfast? How 'bout afternoon tea? The U.N. is trying to get people to accept bugs as food. Listen to the program to find out why...

What would you say to a meal of chocolate covered grasshoppers? How about cabbage, peas n crickets or caramel popcorn cicadas? While it may or may not sound appetizing, the United Nations  food and agriculture organization is trying to make a case for why insects should be on your dinner plate.

USU Extension Entomologist, Diane Alston, is in studio and will give her take on the both the nutritional and taste profile of her favorite insects.

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The Zesty Garden
2:05 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Zesty Garden- July 11

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For the Zesty Garden today it’s USU’s Extension Vegetable Specialist Dan Drost, a hike at Tony Grove to see the elephant head flower, garden correspondence between Kathryn White and Elizabeth Lawrence, and a warning from USU Extension Horticulture Agent Jerry Goodspeed to avoid planting Jupiter’s Beard.

Tony Grove Flower Checklist

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Zesty Garden
1:53 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Zesty Garden- June 27

Frasera flowers bloom and grow.

What’s chomping away on your garden produce? Diane Alston, USU Extension Entomologist will be in studio to take your gardening questions, and to discuss pollinators.

In our Petals and Prose segment, Helen Cannon reminds us of the old Flower-o-Rama Carpet. Mike Kuhns tells us in Wait, Wait…Don’t Plant That! why aspen is not such a great tree for your yard.  

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Zesty Garden
10:27 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Zesty Garden- June 20

  Today is a discussion with Gretchen Anderson about her book "The Backyard Chicken Fight: How Keeping Chickens in Your Yard is Ruffling Feathers Across the Nation."

We’ll help you select your chickens, build a coop, and also the best way to address current chicken laws in your community. 

Zesty Garden 06/20/13

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Zesty Garden
11:53 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Zesty Garden- June 13

  USU's Extension Vegetable Specialist, Dan Drost, is in studio to answer your vegetable growing questions. And in the latest installment of Take a Hike, David Wallace will tell you where to find Utah's State Flower, the Sego Lily. It's one of our prettiest wild flowers but can easily be missed if you don't know what to look for.


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Zesty Garden
12:43 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Zesty Garden- June 6

  Wildflowers of the Mountain West is a new field guide to aid in the identification of flora seen throughout the intermountain area. On the Zesty Garden today we’ll have a discussion with the guides authors. 


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Zesty Garden
12:22 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Zesty Garden- May 30

  “Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn. Thirsty yet? Amy Stewart is author of  The Drunken Botanist. Today on The Zesty Garden, she talks about the plants that create the world’s great drinks.


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Zesty Garden
10:58 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Zesty Garden- May 23

 The aphid hoards are descending on your garden. How can you keep them at bay? USU Extension Entomologist, Diane Alston, will help you nurture the aphid nemesis, the lady beetle. Also today is a recipe for Ginger Carrot Soup along with a reading by journalist and bee keeper Nancy Williams on how carrots helped win the Trojan War.

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Zesty Garden
11:45 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Zesty Garden- April 25

  As we warm up this spring and get our gardens ready we need to start thinking about weeds. Today on the program we have USU extension weed specialist Ralph Whitesides with the Plants, Soils and Climate Department. We discus things you can do now that if you ignore, you will regret later.

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