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What's Growing On

Xiomara Lara

On this week’s show, Denise, John and Jan present their special new segment ‘What’s Growing On’, where they talk about what is growing on their lawns and how they are adapting their own gardens as the weather changes. They also offer tips on how to make sure plants have everything they need to thrive as temperatures begin to go up and summer begins. From watering systems and finding an irrigation system, to memorial day weekend savings for gardeners. Denise will also provide more updates and information on the El Paso County Master Gardeners programs that will be available for anyone to attend.

The El Paso County Master Gardeners started in 1981 and has been growing with many volunteers and Master Gardeners ever since. The love of gardening and search for knowledge are primary reasons people join the program to become trained and certified Master Gardeners. Texas Master Gardeners are united in name, but the program’s strength lies in its ability to meet the diverse needs of the communities it serves.

For more information visit the  El Paso County Master Gardeners website for questions, tips and upcoming calendar events.

This program originally aired on May 25, 2024.

Denise S. Rodriguez, County Administrator and Horticulture Extension Agent, is an El Paso native who earned her BS and MS in Horticulture at New Mexico State University. Denise previously worked at the AgriLife Research Center at El Paso where she was part of a research team focusing on determining the drought and salt tolerance of low water use plants in urban horticulture. She has tailored her home gardens to be kid friendly in hopes of inspiring her own children to engage in gardening.
Jan Petrzelka is a voluntter host on Good To grow on Saturdays at 11:15 AM. She is a Master Gardner with the Texas A&M Extension service and conducts workshops on gardening.
John White, is a volunteer host on Good to Grow on Saturdays at 11:15 AM. He serves as curator of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens.
Paul Castro has worked in various facets of audio production; producing talk and music shows, managing a community radio station, developing websites and podcasts. As a multimedia producer he enjoys being able to tell stories with a community perspective. He oversees operations and content production for KTEP.
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