Episode 3022

Volunteer Gardener

June 23, 2022

Season 30 | Episode 22

Annette Shrader visits a backyard gardener utilizing best practices (soil building, successive planting, and trellising) for a healthy garden . Tammy Algood visits a pair of new gardeners who enjoy the fellowship found in a community garden. Sheri Gramer combines ingredients to create a thriving closed terrarium garden. Julie Berbiglia highlights a most unusual way to test soil quality.

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Gardening newbies on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Gardening newbies

There's a lot of joy in gardening. Tammy Algood meets up with two new gardeners who are proud of their successes, and the knowledge gained from growing in a raised bed within a community garden.

Backyard gardening: applying best practices on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Backyard gardening: applying best practices

Annette Shrader visits with a backyard vegetable gardener who is using sustainable methods that work with nature to build healthy soil and grow nutrient-rich plants.

Soil Your Undies: How healthy is your soil? on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Soil Your Undies: How healthy is your soil?

A campaign was launched in December 2018 by Oregon farmers working with Soil and Water Conservation Districts. The Soil Your Undies Challenge was now a thing. It's a simple way to measure the microbial activity in the soil. Julie Berbiglia visits the campus of Vanderbilt University in Nashville to see the results from their participation in the challenge.

How to Assemble a Terrarium on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

How to Assemble a Terrarium

Plants can survive in a closed glass container, but what ingredients will ensure it is successful? Sheri Gramer steps through the process of assembling a terrarium.