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From The Ground Up!
Listen on air Saturdays at 9:35am, and Tuesdays at 1:34pm

“From the Ground Up,” hosted and produced by Judy Wagley, is a weekly program designed to inform and inspire the home gardener, or ANYONE who has an interest in the natural world around us. Each week, Judy talks with and expert and highlights a topic that is timely for the season. You are sure to learn something new and interesting!

From the Ground Up is a production of WCMU. Our theme music was written and performed by Ken Verheecke.

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  • Holly Tiret is Michigan State University Extension, Senior Extension Educator, Social/ Emotional Health. She explains why getting outdoors is beneficial to our health.
  • Bevin Cohen from Small House Farm in Sanford tells us how to take gardening to a "new level of fun" by saving your seeds.
  • Denise Fanning ditched her lawn and planted a garden. She'll share how and why.
  • Mindy Rosenberger, from Hummingbird Roses Nursery, shares information about the pests and diseases that could harm rose bushes, and how to deal with them.
  • Dishing the Dirt!
    The success of your garden depends on the quality of your soil. David and Mary Moore from Stone Cottage Gardens in Gladwin share valuable information.
  • Bevin Cohen from Small House Farm in Sanford shares his top-five picks for the herbs you need to grow in your garden!
  • The scent of lavender is heavenly, and you can grow your own beautiful plants! Laurie Ball-Gisch from The Lavender Fleece explains how.
  • Ticks are more that "icky," they can carry harmful diseases. Mike LeValley, Executive Director of the Chippewa Watershed Conservancy, shares helpful information.
  • Those gorgeous flowers in hanging baskets need some TLC. Janice Jenkins from Elm Creek Garden Center in Farwell has some simple tips.
  • You can attract birds to your yard with native plants! Martha Holzheuer from Native Niche in Midland tells us how.