‘Backyard Farmer Presents: Lifestyle Gardening’ on NET

News Release Date: 
January 3, 2018

For Immediate Release

‘Backyard Farmer Presents: Lifestyle Gardening’ on NET

LINCOLN, Neb. (Jan. 3, 2018) – Even though it’s cold outside, “Backyard Farmer Presents: Lifestyle Gardening” will help Nebraska gardeners keep their thumbs green this winter.

“Backyard Farmer Presents: Lifestyle Gardening” premieres at 11 a.m. CT, Saturday, Jan. 13, on NET. The program airs for six weeks at 11 a.m. Saturdays and repeats at 3 p.m. Sundays on NET Create (NET3).

Hosted by Kim Todd, Nebraska Extension landscape horticulture specialist, this season of “Backyard Farmer Presents: Lifestyle Gardening” will answer questions for beginning gardeners and focus on landscaping lessons. It will feature interviews with industry professionals and brief question-and-answer sessions.

Topics in the series will include winter annual weeds, dormant grass seeding, fall color, fruit tree disease and insect schedule, starting seeds at home, western plants, urban water conservation and pruning yews and junipers.

Each show will also feature at least one segment aimed at helping beginning gardeners, called “Go Gardening!”

Viewers with questions or pictures can email them to byf@unl.edu.

“Backyard Farmer” will begin again on Thursdays on NET starting April 5. “Backyard Farmer” is the longest-running, locally-produced television series in the nation.

For more information about “Backyard Farmer” or to submit a question to one of its experts, visit byf.unl.edu, where you can find links to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube. For a complete program schedule, visit netNebraska.org.

This series is a co-production between NET and Nebraska Extension.

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CONTACT: Sandi Karstens, 402-470-6578, skarstens@netNebraska.org

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