Local organic food advocates Larry Stebbins and Craig McHugh are bringing their popular weekly podcast, The Urban Farm and Garden Show, to the airwaves of Southern Colorado. The show is an entertaining mix of how to grow food on the Front Range, interviews with food experts from around the country as well as listeners’ questions. Listeners of the show often liken it to Car Talk for the backyard gardener.
Having a weekly radio show is the culmination of their desire to teach people who live along the arid Front Range that they can and should grow food right where they live. The show is designed to inspire people to start a garden, or if they are already gardening, to expand their efforts or add some kind of micro-livestock such as chickens, goats, ducks, bees or rabbits.
Larry Stebbins, a former educator and administrator has spent the past 8 years as the Director of Pikes Peak Urban Gardens. Under his leadership PPUG has constructed 12 urban gardens around the Colorado Springs area. He also oversees a one acre demonstration garden in the Ivywild area of the city at the Harlan Wolfe Ranch. “We are so excited about this wonderful opportunity to teach people that the Front Range is an amazing place to grow all kinds of produce”, Stebbins said.
Craig McHugh, is a former IT executive who sold his successful business and moved to Black Forest, CO to start a farm. “My wife and I had no idea what we were up against when we began farming. We really just wanted to see how much food we could grow on our 10 acres”, said McHugh. After only 2 years their Farm, A Joyful Noise Farm, operated year-round and produced an abundance of quality locally grown organic produce, milk, meats and eggs.
The show begins August 22nd and will air every Saturday morning from 6 to 7am on KRDO News Radio 105.5FM and 1240AM. The show can also be streamed live on a computer at www.urbanfarmandgarden.com or at a later date via iTunes and Stitcher. Listeners can call-in live at 719-473-1240 or ask question via email, Facebook or Twitter.