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Homer Grown

For the latest episode of Homer Grown, hosted by Desiree Hagen:

We talk to Lori and Wayne Jenkins of Synergy Gardens and Brad Casar of Homer Soil and Water Conservation District about cover cropping, succession planting and the importance and value of the famer within sustainable agriculture.

Homer Soil and Waters' Katherine Schake and Kyra Wagner perform a skit regarding invasive species mitigation questions.

Garlic

Aug 11, 2019
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This week, host Jeff Lockwood heads to Synergy Gardens, home of the Alaska Garlic Project, to talk to Lori Jenkins about everything garlic.  Planting, harvesting, curing and, of course, cooking.  Jeff fires up the grill for flank steak with snail butter and grilled potato salad with garlic oil vinaigrette. 

First aired 08/11/19.

Asparagus

Apr 18, 2019
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The quintessential spring vegetable is asparagus, so host Jeff Lockwood heads to Synergy Gardens for a tour of asparagus beds old and new with Lori Jenkins.  Jeff makes three classic emulsified sauces for asparagus, and Patrick Driscoll talks about the challenge that is finding something to drink with it. 

Recorded at Synergy Gardens and the KBBI studios in Homer, Alaska and first aired 04/18/19.