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Spring Gardening: Experts Answer Your Questions About Planting and Prepping This Season


Gardening was one of the hobbies that surged in popularity last year during the pandemic. And, with warm temps in the forecast, spring fever is back. All signs point to another big year for gardens. Our experts will join us with advice for everyone, from novices to longtime Maine gardeners.


Gary Fish, state horticulturalist

Kate Garland is a horticulturist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension since 2010. Her work involves supporting home, school, and community gardening efforts in Penobscot and Aroostook Counties through a variety of outlets including workshops, The Maine Home Garden Newsletter, and volunteer engagement.


Jennifer walked into her college radio station as a 17-year-old freshman and never looked back. Even though she was terrified of the microphone back then — and spoke into it as little as possible — she loved the studio, the atmosphere and, most of all, the people who work in broadcasting. She was hooked. Decades later, she’s back behind the radio microphone hosting Maine Public Radio’s flagship talk program, Maine Calling. She’s not afraid of the mic anymore, but still loves the bright, eclectic people she gets to work with every day.