Monday, June 22, 2020


Sunday June 28 from 9 am to 11 am:
Sacramento's Organic Advocate, Steven Zien retired from Living Resources Company and Our Water Our World (OWOW) will be a guest on Farmer Fred's garden radio talk shows from 9:00 am to 10 am on 1530-AM/93.1 FM KFBK and from 10:15 am to 11 am on 650 AM KSTE. With this weeks heat spell Fred and Steve plan to discuss mulch, it’s many benefits including keeping your soil and plants cool. We will also suggest some materials that can be used as mulch. Continuing with the heat theme we will likely also discuss the benefits of flame weeding, where it can and should not be used, and precautions to take when flaming. 
 
Have a growing problem or pest question? Call in and we will do our best to answer your inquiry.
 
As always, listeners will have a chance to win an exciting prize just by answering the Garden Grappler. If you can't listen live over the airwaves both programs will be available streaming live on your favorite electronic device. If you are busy during the broadcast, the programs will be also be available after the shows as podcasts. Links to the broadcasts and podcasts can be found at the
Farmer Fred's garden radio talk shows webpage. You will not want to miss Fred and Steve as they verbally torment each other for almost 2 hours while dispensing valuable horticultural advise. 

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Sunday March 15th from 8 am to Noon:
Sacramento's Organic Advocate, Steven Zien retired from Living Resources Company and Our Water Our World (OWOW) will be a guest on Farmer Fred's garden radio talk shows from 8:00 am to 10 am on 1530-AM/93.1 FM KFBK and from 10 am to noon on 650 AM KSTE. Fred and Steve plan to discuss Slow The Flow and explain what that means in your landscape, the upcoming 50th anniversary of Earth Day (Steve's personal conversations with the founder Gaylord Nelson prior to the first event), this years Earth Day theme Climate Action and how you can contribute to this cause in your own garden and landscape.
Have a growing problem or pest question? Call in and we will do our best to answer your inquiry.
As always listeners will have a chance to win a valuable prize just by answering the Garden Grappler. If you can't listen live over the airwaves. Both programs will also be available streaming live on your favorite electronic device. If you are out enjoying the holiday (Ides of March) the programs will be available after the shows as podcasts. Links to the broadcasts and podcasts can be found at the Farmer Fred's garden radio talk shows webpage. You will not want to miss Fred and Steve as they verbally tease and torment each other for 4 hours while dispensing valuable horticultural advise. 





Sunday March 21st from 8 am to 3pm:
Sorry, Postponed due to Coronavirus Pandemic.
The Showthe Flow Tour enables horticultural professional the opportunity to visit a variety of residential and public waterwise landscapes while learning from one-to-one conversations with experts (researchers, policy makers, horticultural professionals) who will share the knowledge, insight, research and experiences. Watershed-wise landscapes are far more drought and extreme weather resilient, thus requiring little to no fertilizers and pesticides. Literally, you can fight pesticide pollution and reduce stormwater runoff at the source, landscape by landscape, neighborhood by neighborhood.

Why be part of this tour?

·     Learn about the design, installation, maintenance, and management of regenerative landscapes -- landscapes that restore the environment and encourage long-term sustainability, increase biodiversity, and enhance resilience.

·     This is an opportunity to see a multitude of on-site water management and environmentally-responsible methods that can be applied to landscapes, regardless of size.

·     Understand the impact to and relationship between urban landscapes and local water bodies and the Sacramento River.

·     Each landscape is a mini-watershed, sequestering atmospheric carbon, preventing water and air pollution, restoring the hydration and life of the soil, attracting and supporting essential life into each landscape, reducing erosion control, and slowing the flow of stormwater to allow it to be absorbed into the soil.

·     Watershed wisdom recommends native and low-water use plants that are better suited to our local climate and conditions. Rain gardens, bioswales, and other water sequestration features that filter rainfall, irrigation and storm water through nourished healthy soils are featured in landscapes on the tour.

Horticultural professionals owe it to yourself and your business, staff, collaborators, suppliers, clients, and others to be part of the workforce that is taking action to improve our home, local and regional watersheds.