Mid-American Gardener

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.

Happy gardening!

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