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The Dirtbag on 02/10/10

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Wed, 02/10/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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All things edible.

Join Glen and Jim for veggie talk!

For information on the Fruit Propagation Fair, click here: www.homeorchardsociety.org

The Dirtbag on 07/08/09

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Wed, 07/08/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

The Dirtbag will be on for a full hour each month!

The Dirtbag on 06/10/09

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Wed, 06/10/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Can you get fertile soil by fertilizing? Host Glen Andresen tackles the concept of soil fertility...and your composting and vegetable growing questions.

The Dirtbag on 05/13/09

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The Dirtbag
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Wed, 05/13/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Host Glen Andresen speaks with Jim Gilbert of One Green World Nursery and answeres your questions about growing usual and unusual fruit.

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Wed, 04/08/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Host Glen Andresen discusses space-saving techniques for growing vegetables in the city.

The Dirtbag on 03/11/09

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Wed, 03/11/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Host Glen Andresen discusses the general topic of planting bare-root fruit trees.

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Mon, 02/09/2009 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Wondering what to do with your cover crops this spring? Host Glen Andresen discusses what he does. Also listeners' gardening questions.

The Dirtbag

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The Dirtbag
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Mon, 01/12/2009 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Host Glen Andresen welcomes Steve Cohen to talk about Urban Growth Bounty, a series of late winter and spring gardening classes presented by the City of Portland's Office of Sustainable Development.

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The Dirtbag
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Mon, 12/08/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Host Glen Andresen welcomes Candace Stoughton, East Multnomah Soil and Conservation District rain garden specialist,  to discuss the possibility of using edible plants in a rain garden. Candace works on urban conservation issues with a current focus on sustainable stormwater management. She has expertise in low impact development methods that protect streams and rivers from urban stormwater runoff.

The Dirtbag on 09/08/08

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Mon, 09/08/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Lorraine Gardener of One Green World joins host Glen Andresen to talk about unusual and unique fruit that is available for tasting at the Harvest Festival.

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The Urban Growth Bounty: Gardening in the City

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The Dirtbag
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Sun, 01/11/2009

 Host Glen Andresen welcomes Steve Cohen from the Portland Multnomah Food Policy Council, to talk about Urban Growth Bounty, a series of late winter and spring gardening classes presented by the City of Portland's Office of Sustainable Development.

 

Rain Gardens and Storm Water Management

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Mon, 12/08/2008

 Host Glen Andresen welcomes Candace Stoughton, East Multnomah Soil and Conservation District rain garden specialist,  to discuss the possibility of using edible plants in a rain garden. Candace works on urban conservation issues with a current focus on sustainable stormwater management. She has expertise in low impact development methods that protect streams and rivers from urban stormwater runoff.

 When a landscape is covered in natural vegetation, most rainfall soaks into the ground. As we start adding roofs, driveways, sidewalks, and streets to the landscape, much of the rainfall can’t soak into the ground anymore.  This can create a lot of problems for people and for our streams.

 

Rain gardens hold stormwater runoff and allow it to soak into the ground naturally.  This  helps reduce the amount of pollution that gets into our streams.  It also maintains the natural hydrology so streams don’t go dry during dry spells.

Rain gardens are becoming “all the rage” because:

  1. Are an easy way for all of us to do our part to protect our streams and rivers.
  2. Are planted with beautiful, hardy, low-maintenance perennial plants.
  3. Provide food and shelter for birds, butterflies and beneficial insects.

Yes, you CAN plant edibles in your Rain Garden!  Listen in and find out how...

 

 

The DirtBag's November Gardening Tips

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Sun, 11/09/2008

 Host Glen Andresen gives helpful gardening tips for fall and winter.

 

Tasting Unusual Fruits at the Harvest Festival

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Sun, 09/07/2008

Ted Swensen from the Home Orchard Society joins host Glen Andresen to talk about unusual and unique fruit that is available for tasting at the Harvest Festival.

 

The Dirtbag: Expert Harriet Fasenfest on preserving foods.

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Sun, 08/10/2008

Host Glen Andreson and guest Harriet Fasenfest, of Portland Preserve, discuss extending the growing season in the kitchen through preserving foods.

 

Training Cane Berries

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Sun, 07/13/2008

Host Glen Andresen discusses the various techniques used to corral, train, and trellis raspberries, blackberries and other cane berries. Plus listeners' gardening questions.

Fruit Trees and Espaliering

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Mon, 06/09/2008

Host Glen Andresen talks about the practice known as "espalier," the pruning and training of fruit trees along flat trellises or walls.

DirtBag with Chip Bubl on seeds

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Sun, 05/11/2008

Glen Andresen sorts out the pros and cons of heirloom, hybrid and genetically modified vegetable seeds with Columbia County OSU Extension Agriculture Faculty member Chip Bubl.

The DirtBag on Beneficial Insects

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Sun, 04/13/2008

Host Glen Andresen discusses food for beneficial insects including pollen, nectar...and aphids!

Using Wood Chips in the Garden

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Sun, 03/09/2008

Host Glen Andresen busts myths about using wood chips in the garden.

Playlists

The Dirtbag playlist for 10/17/2009

Program name: 
The Dirtbag
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10/17/2009
ArtistTitle
S Colemansign and seal
Denis Colinsomething trio
Jason Moransoundtrack to human motion
lionel LouekeKaribu
Arthur BlytheHipmotism
Ira Jane BloomSlalom
Wayne ShorterAll Seeing Eye
John ColtraneSheets of Sound
Etienne CharlesFolklore

 

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March 10, 2010 Garden Stumper

March 10, 2010 Garden Stumper quiz

QUESTION: What apple varieties get pollinated by Gravenstein apple trees?

ANSWER: None! Gravenstein's are triploid, meaning they have three sets of chromosomes. If you want to get apples on your gravenstein tree, you will need to have another apple variety within bee range. And here's the tricky part, if you want to get apples on the second tree, your will need a THIRD apple variety within bee range to pollinate it!

 

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