Category Archives: Back To The Garden

Back To The Garden is GMCR’s newest weekly program and our very first to be webcast live each week. Join your host Jean Eisenhower every Thursday at 4:30pm as she visits with local gardeners about their gardening expertise and gardening in the current season.

Jean is a self-described “gardening student” as well as a certified Permaculture designer, specializing in the creation of harmonious relationships between home, yard, garden, sun, wind, water and more. She’s a former radio news reporter and award-winning radio feature reporter, now devoted to supporting gardeners, beginning gardeners, and others who’d like to make their lives work more harmoniously with nature.

And if you miss the show on Thursday… Not to worry! It rebroadcasts on Saturday at 10:30am and you can watch it anytime via podcast in the archives below. And you can reach Jean with comments or questions at bttg@gmcr.org

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Back To The Garden / Liz Foster

Jean’s guest, Elizabeth Foster – local gardener or if you prefer, dirt worshiper – talks about the metaphysical aspects of the garden in autumn, including the chance to see our yards and gardens in their bare-bones state, helping us to … Continue reading

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Back To The Garden / William Joseph

Our guest is William Joseph, retired educator who started the Boston Hill Greenhouse Project and will talk to us about the Why’s, How’s, and Up’s and Down’s of working in a garden collectively. Jean is a UPI-award-winning radio feature reporter … Continue reading

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Back To The Garden / Greg Renfro

Host Jean Eisenhower and guest Greg Renfro talk about harvesting and storing squash, preparing for winter and planting winter gardens. Jean is a UPI-award-winning radio feature reporter in her first-ever live interview show – devoted to supporting chronic and continuing … Continue reading

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Back To The Garden / Asher Gelbart

Jean’s guest is Asher Gelbart, owner of Green Energy Now (https://sites NULL.google NULL.com/site/ashergen/), offering products and services promoting sustainable lifestyles.  They discuss water harvesting, water harvesting tanks, and other garden uses for tanks, including mini-greenhouses, mini-wetlands water purification, and more! … Continue reading

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Back To The Garden / Cheyenne Thomas

This week Jean’s guest is Cheyenne Thomas, a local arborist and gardener who’ll share his expertise in the proper planting of potted and bare root trees, preparing the soil, and the how, when and why of pruning your trees when … Continue reading

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Back To The Garden / Sarah Sayles

This week Sarah Sayles visits with Jean to talk about compost!  Sarah grew up on a horse farm in southern New Mexico – where the family also raised alfalfa and cotton and had a family vegetable garden.  She is an experienced … Continue reading

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Back To The Garden / Frances Trotta

Jean’s guest this week is Frances Trotta, a local gardener who created the lavender garden on 11th Street between Santa Rita and Grant.  She’ll share the history of the garden and discuss its needs, as well as sharing information on … Continue reading

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Back To The Garden / Basira Nickel

This week we’ll visit with Basira Nickel who has been gardening in desert climates – and canning all her produce – both – for 61 years – providing her family a wide assortment of vegetables for the entire year!  She … Continue reading

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Back To The Garden / George Farmer

Jean’s guest for this installment is George Farmer who just returned from the Seed Savers meeting in Iowa and has lots of information to share about how and why to save – and share – locally-adapted seeds. Enjoy! Back To … Continue reading

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Back To The Garden / Carolyn Smith

This week, Jean will talk with Carolyn Smith who gardens in a greenhouse, says it’s the easiest way to grow food in the Southwest and will tell us all about getting started.  Before arriving in Silver City, she homesteaded for … Continue reading

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