Welcome to The Country Garden Central California's garden talk radio. We will talk about everything from turf to trees, plants to ponds, okra to oleander, or anything that you want to talk about. The Country Garden is hosted by Dale Edwards, The Sultan of Sod from Old River Sod and Lindsay Ono, The Plant Professor from Bakersfield College.
This program is designed to inform, educate and assist our listeners with America's number one hobby, Gardening.
Join Dale and Lindsay with their friends from the nursery and landscape industry who will help answer your questions. Learn about what's new in the plant world. Learn about new ways to grow plants in the yard, in the greenhouse, in the home or even on the home. Find out about preparing the soil for your plants or even growing without soil. Learn about the wonders of the outdoor environment. I wonder if it's going to live, I wonder if it's going to die? Have all your wonderful questions answered by the Country Garden Pros.
New Irrigation Regulations for Bakersfield
The Bakersfield City Council approved an emergency drought ordinance on April 22nd that limits outdoor irrigation to three days a week effective immediately.
Even numbered addresses are allowed to water on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Odd numbered address may water on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. No one will be allowed to water on Mondays.
To Learn more
How to Train for Drought
Celebrating 10 Years!
for a Great
Garden Fest 2015
Saturday, April 18, 2015
at Bakersfield College.
Thank you to the thousands who attended the tenth annual Garden Fest and made this a huge success. Thanks to the Sultan of Sod, Dale Edwards and the Plant Professor, Lindsay Ono from the Country Garden Radio program for the interactive Country Garden seminars happening through the morning.
The Renegade Ruckus Cook Off Competition sponsored by IKEA challenged 4 competitors in a live cooking competition complete with interactive commentary and cooking tips.
Thanks to Mike Prestige and Buck's Landscape Materials and Pond Shop for the micro-falls installation. This is a very unique waterfall that is part of an aquaponic system. Aquaponics is an ecosystem combining a fish farm (aquaculture)
with plant production (hydroponics).
Thank you to the Garden Fest sponsors: IKEA, Kelloggs Garden Products, Buck's Landscape Materials and Pond Shop,
Bolthouse Farms, Murray Family Farms, Milorganite,
and Bakersfield College Agriculture.
Thank you to our 100+ vendors and exhibitors who gave us a wide variety of goods and services. And a special thanks to the student volunteers of Bakersfield College.
Ask the Country Garden
If you have questions for Dale or Lindsay, call during show hours
(8:00 to 10:00AM, PST)
to (661) 842-KERN, that's (661) 842-5376
or toll free 1 (800) 640-KERN,
1 (800) 640-5376.
If you would not like to be heard on air, just send us your question on the Ask the Country Garden page and let us know what your question is and we'll try to answer it on our next show.
Your Donations Support this Program
The Country Garden garden talk radio program is funded by donations to the Non-Profit Bakersfield College Foundation Office - Environmental Horticulture Program. The donations given will support the purchase of materials for classes, scholarships for students attending Bakersfield College, events, and outreach programs, like the Country Garden Radio program. Support the Bakersfield College Environmental Horticulture program.
Listen Live, World Wide
The Country Garden garden talk radio program broadcasts live every Saturday morning from 8:00 to 10:00AM, PST on KERN Radio News Talk 1180 AM and 96.1 FM from Bakersfield, California. The broadcast signal area covers the Southern San Joaquin Valley to the Central California Coast. The program can also be heard as a live webcast or as a podcast of previous shows at www.kernradio.com.
Thank You to our Country Garden Radio Program Underwriters
Bakersfield College Agriculture
Growing Excellence Since 1913
Bakersfield College Agriculture,
your educational source
to a great career.
Did you know that Kern County
is the 2nd largest agricultural producing county
in the United States?
Old River Sod
Making the Valley greener,
one lawn at a time.
Visit Old River Sod
to transform bare ground
into a lush green living carpet.
& Calico Gardens
and Calico Gardens is
Bakersfield's oldest and newest nursery.
Great plant selection, gift shop
and a knowledgeable staff.
Go to Robby's Nursery to create a beautiful garden in your yard.
Visit them on Facebook.