Northern Gardening | WTIP

Northern Gardening | WTIP

Jana Berka

2nd thursday, 7 PM – 8 PM2nd saturday, 6 AM

Northern Gardening covers a variety of gardening topics relevant to our northern climate. The program airs on the second Thursday of each month from 7-8 p.m. and is rebroadcast the following Saturday at 6 a.m. The program is a partnership between the Northwoods Food Project, the Cook County U of MN Extension Office, and WTIP.


The Northwood’s Food Project is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to increase Cook County’s long-term food sustainability and self-reliance by eating and growing locally produced food.

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September 14, 2023

Northern Gardening: Preserving Your Garden Harvest
Sarah Waddle, Joan Farnam, Northwoods Food Project

September’s Northern Gardening is all about preserving your garden harvest. Hosts Sarah Waddle and Joan Farnam are joined by Cindy Hale, Extension Educator, and Carol Bennett, Master Gardener Volunteer, to share tips and tricks to preserve your garden bounty efficiently and safely.

Northern Gardening airs every 2nd Thursday of the Month at 7 pm, then again at 6 am the following Saturday. All previously aired programs are archived on our website to listen to at any time.

Photo by Ray Shrewsberry via Unsplash

August 10, 2023

Northern Gardening: Invasive plants
Sarah Waddle, Joan Farnam, Northwoods Food Project

Invasive plants aren’t just a nuisance, they can aggressively choke out native plants and make our yards and gardens less friendly habitats for wildlife, pollinators, and of course- the plants we are trying to grow on purpose.

Join hosts Sarah Waddle and Joan Farnam for a primer on invasive plants to watch for in Cook County. Learn how to identify native, non-native, and invasive plants, and what to do about the invasives you find in your backyard.

Guests to the program are Tia Parks, Cook

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