Update: My time in Illinois has sadly come to an end. 2019 will see me moving back to the San Francisco Bay Area.
For the last year, twice a month, I hosted and produced the Mid-American Gardener podcast for WILL, the local public media station in Urbana, IL. Every episode I got to learn something new and wonderful about the world of gardening in Central Illinois. This podcast complements the weekly Mid-American Gardener television show, which has been running for over 20 years.
Check out the podcast episodes below, or access them directly at Mid-American Gardener, or subscribe through Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and the NPR One App.
Episode 24: Chuck Voigt gives his ideas and suggestions for your 2019 vegetable garden
Episode 23: Fabulous ways to decorate for the holiday season with Kelly Allsup
Episode 22: Dyke Barkley talks ornamental grasses
Episode 21: Common Landscaping Mistakes with Rusty Maulding
Episode 20: Fall Cleanup with Mary Ann Metz
Episode 19: Spring is in the air with Dianne Noland
Episode 18: Dr. Andy Miller, Mycologist and Director of the Herbarium at the Illinois Natural History Survey at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Episode 17: Everything’s coming up Hostas with MAG panelist John Bodensteiner
Episode 16: The trouble with Pine Wilt Disease, with entomologist Jim Appleby
Episode 15: Weird and Strange bugs with Phil Nixon, retired entomologist
Episode 14: How to build the perfect butterfly garden with Kelly Allsup, University of Illinois Horticultural Educator
Episode 13: Climate 101 with Jim Angel, Illinois State Climatologist
Episode 12: Getting to know Tinisha Shade-Spain, new TV host of Mid-American Gardener
Episode 11: All about cut flowers with Kent Miles, Illinois Willows
Episode 10: Diseases anyone? Plant pathologist, Jim Schuster, explains some common problems
Episode 9: Horticulturist Jennifer Nelson shares her love (and knowledge) of gardening
Episode 8: MAG panelist Martie Alagna shares her expansive knowledge
Episode 7: Master Gardener Kay Carnes talks veggies and herbs
Episode 6: Vegetable and Herb expert Chuck Voigt sits down in Studio A
Episode 5: MAG panelist Ella Maxwell chats about spring in Central Illinois