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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.

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Zesty Garden - November 7
11:35 am
Sat November 9, 2013

Zesty Garden - November 7

Book: The Drunken Botanist
Credit Amy Stewart / Algonquin Press

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.

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Listen to Petals and Prose w/Helen Cannon - Chadwicks Essay

Zesty Garden
11:23 am
Sat November 9, 2013

Zesty Garden - 10/31

Black Widow Spider

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.

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Petals and Prose/Nancy Williams-Spiders

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Zesty Garden 10/24
10:55 am
Sat November 9, 2013

Zesty Garden 10/24

USU Extension Entomologist, Diane Alston
Credit USU Extension

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 Full Show w/Diane Alston and Helen Cannon.

Petals and Prose w/Helen Cannon: Canadian Settler's Guide

The Zesty Garden
1:18 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Zesty Garden- October 17

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.

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Petals and Prose

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Zesty Garden
1:51 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Zesty Garden- October 10

The snow has already begun to fly but there is still time to get those last few tasks completed before the ground is frozen. What to do first? Dan Drost, USU Extension Gardening Specialist is in studio to help you prioritize. In Petals and Prose, Nancy Williams reads and excerpt about what happens when beekeepers have a pig roast.


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Zesty Garden
12:58 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Zesty Garden- October 3

The "king," the "trumpet," "the hedgehog." These are all names given to wild mushrooms by those who forage for them. It’s a world that author and mushroom forager Langdon Cook knows well. In his new book “Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of an Underground America," we are introduced to the subculture of mushroom pickers and buyers who are responsible for finding the wild mushrooms that end up on our plates.  And, in Petals and Prose, Nancy Williams reads an essay about raising honeybees in the Ozarks.

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Zesty Garden
10:28 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Zesty Garden- September 26

Prickly Pear cacti

Gardening in southern Utah isn’t very tricky; You just have to know what time of the year to grow, and keep your plants well hydrated. Today on The Zesty Garden, USU/Washington County Extension Agent Rick Heflebower, will help you understand the ins and outs of growing in hot temperatures. Also, Helen Cannon delivers the latest Petals and Prose.

Petals and prose

The Zesty Garden
2:23 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Zesty Garden- September 19

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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The Zesty Garden
12:00 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Zesty Garden- Sept. 12

Will Pitkin

Today on The Zesty Garden, Dan Drost joins us for a discussion on how to extend your growing season and how to get those tomatoes to ripen before frost hits. And in Petals and Prose, journalist Nancy Williams joins us with some reminiscences of her friend and gardener extraordinaire, Will Pitkin, as well as a reading of his uniquely written obituary.

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The Zesty Garden
1:00 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Zesty Garden- September 5

This week on The Zesty Garden, Tom Williams fills in for Bryan Earl in a discussion with Mark Anderson from Anderson Seed and Garden about re-seeding your lawn, planting fall bulbs, and how to divide perennials. You’ll also hear the latest Petals and Prose segment from Helen Cannon.

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