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Northern Gardening

Northern Gardening

  • 2nd Thursday 7-8pm
  • and following Saturday at 6am
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Recipes | Local Food on the North Shore

Northern Gardening covers a variety of gardening topics relevant to our northern climate. The program airs on the second Thursday of each month from 7-8 p.m. and is rebroadcast the following Saturday at 6 a.m. The program is a partnership between the Northwoods Food Project, the Cook County U of MN Extension Office, and WTIP.

The Northwood's Food Project is a non-profit organization who's purpose is to increase Cook County's long term food sustainability and self-reliance by eating and growing locally produced food.

Learn more about the partnership between WTIP, the Northwoods Food Project, and the Cook County U of MN Extension Office that makes Northern Gardening possible.

Jeanne Wright and daughter Olya, Diane Booth, and Melinda Spinler in the WTIP studio for Northern Gardening.

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Seed catalogs are available by mail and may be found online, too.

Planning This Year's Garden

The Northwoods Food Project and Cook County Extension together with WTIP produce Northern Gardening, a radio show about gardening in Cook County.


Grand Portage National Monument Heritage Garden & Fall Gardening Tips

 Pictured at left is the Three Sisters Garden (Corn, Beans & Squash) at the Grand Portage Monument.

heirloom seeds

Seed Saving and Planting for Fall

Nick Wharton, who runs a CSA in Cook County and Jerry Goettl, the founder and owner of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds,


All about Root Cellars

Guests on Northern Gardening discuss root cellars -- how they're built, what can be stored in them and more.

Del Rosenquist picks raspberries in his Grand Marais garden/photo Joan Farnam

Men in the Garden

Jan Horak and Del Rosenquist talked about men and gardening on the July 15 Northern Gardening Show. Listen here. 

Canada Thistle

All about those pesky garden weeds

WTIP’s Northern Gardening