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Garden Journal
Saturdays 10:00 am - 10:30 am

email: gardenjournal@ksfr.org

The Garden Journal, broadcast each Saturday from 10:00 to 10:30 am on KSFR 101.1, is a compendium of interviews, advice, and inspiration for home gardeners throughout Santa Fe County.

The Garden Journal, a project of the Santa Fe Extension Master Gardeners, has been on the air every week since October, 2013. The program is produced by four participating organizations in rotation each month, each about how to understand our roles as humans in the natural world and featuring local and global experts:

The first Saturday of each month join Slow Food Santa Fe’s Lissa Johnson and Nina Rosenberg and their guests. The Slow Food Santa Fe, the local chapter of a national and international grassroots organization promoting food that is “good, clean and fair,” focus on perspectives from the local food community.

On the second Saturday of the month in the Santa Fe Extension Master Gardener edition, Alexa Bradford joins in conversation with local gardening experts, environmentalists, seed stewards, and policy-makers. Tune in for high desert gardening tips, news, events, and gardening inspiration. Every other month Tom Dominguez, Santa Fe County Extension Agent weighs in with gardening advice and updates on the Master Gardeners and other County Extension programs.

Pull up a chair for a seat at the table with Carrie Core and Shahid Mustafa on Food Farms and Friends airing on the third Saturday of each month. Guests are invited to share how their work is helping to create a paradigm shift on how we relate to the land and to each other.

And finally, the last Saturday of every month Jannine Cabossel , the Tomato Lady, shares her vegetable gardening expertise and advice for each coming month in the Home Grown New Mexico edition.

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The Garden Journal Broadcasts — Santa Fe Extension Master Gardeners

  • Host Alexa Bradford talks with Jannine Cabossel "The Tomato Lady" about what to plant in our vegetable gardens in June and how to organically manage those pesky weeds, beet leafhoppers and squash bugs. https://giantveggiegardener.com/
  • Join host Alexa Bradford in conversation with Jesse Roach, to discuss his “What’s Up With Water” report on Santa Fe’s water resources, the status of Two Mile Pond, and upcoming projects. See the slide presentation at: https://santafenm.gov/2023_Whats_Up_With_Water_27April2023.pdf
  • Slow Food Santa Fe's Lissa Johnson and Nina Rosenberg interview members of the newly established New Mexico Cheese Guild to learn how this organization will help aspiring cheesemakers.
  • Host Alexa Bradford talks with Avra Leodas, Project Lead for the annual Santa Fe Extension Master Gardeners Garden Fair, and Jannine Cabossel, “The Tomato Lady,”. Topics include an introduction to the May 11 Garden Fair and what to do (and what not to do) in your vegetable garden in May.https://www.sfemg.org/garden-fair
  • (Originally aired 2/22/2020) Join hosts Christine Salem and Pam Wolfe in this re-broadcast of an interview with Douglas Tallamy, author of Nature's Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Back Yard.
  • Join host Alexa Bradford in conversation with three senior Santa Fe Botanical Garden staff members: Christie Collins, Director of Education and Interpretation; Linda Churchill, Horticulture Director; and Carole Aigne Langrall, Director of Development.https://santafebotanicalgarden.org/
  • Slow Food Santa Fe's Lissa Johnson and Nina Rosenberg talk with the Food Depot's Meredith Lorencz and Bonnie Murphy about the new federally-funded Regional Farm to Food Bank program which enables farmers to sell directly to food banks.
  • Tom Dominguez, Director of the Santa Fe County Extension Service, and Michelle Stizza, Family Consumer Science Agent, join host Alexa Bradford to update us on Extension Service plans for 2024.https://santafeextension.nmsu.edu/
  • Host Alexa Bradford talks with Terry Sullivan, New Mexico state director for The Nature Conservancy, about the Conservancy’s history and initiatives throughout New Mexico, the Santa Fe Canyon Preserve, and the debate over the popular Two Mile Pond.https://www.nature.org/en-us/