Spring Gardening Techniques To Be Discussed On Spectrum West

February 25, 2013

For Immediate Release
Contact: Al Ross

Spring Gardening Techniques to be Discussed on Spectrum West

Lasagna gardening and other spring gardening techniques will be featured on Spectrum West this Friday, March 1 at 5 p.m. on 88.3 WHWC/Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW/River Falls. Other topics include the Old Gem Theater’s upcoming presentation of “I Never Saw Another Butterfly,” the Endangered Species Day Youth Art Contest, Noah Hoehn’s performance at the Heyde Center for the Arts, and the upcoming Red Horse concert at the Festival Theatre.

Host Al Ross welcomes Roger Reynolds, owner of Infiltrating Landscapes Consulting, to speak on the topic of lasagna gardening. Lasagna gardening is an organic-technique used to enrich garden soil by layering compost and other nutrient-rich and decomposable materials. Reynolds will offer demonstrations of this technique to the public at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library on March 4.

Special correspondent Jim Oliver will join the show with his segment, “What’s On-Stage in Western Wisconsin.” Oliver will also talk with Kathy Welch, the artistic director for the Old Gem Theater in New Richmond. Welch will discuss the theater’s presentation of “I Never Saw Another Butterfly,” which opens this Friday and Saturday for public performances.

The Endangered Species Day Youth Art Contest entry deadline is approaching. Ross will preview the contest, sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which takes submissions until March 15.

Noah Hoehn’s concert at the Heyde Center for the Arts will be previewed. Hoehn is known for his wide performance repertoire of harmonica, vocals, marimba and live audio looping, while blending the sounds of new blues and marimba pop. The solo show begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday March 1.

Red Horse, a folk trio featuring Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka and Lucy Kaplansky will perform at the Festival Theatre in St. Croix Falls on Friday, March 8.  Ross will preview the concert.

Spectrum West is a weekly program exploring the music, arts, and humanities in Western Wisconsin.  The show includes in-depth behind-the-scenes interviews and stories about area writers, musicians, theater, visual arts, and much more.  It is heard weekly on Friday from 5 to 6 p.m. on Ideas 88.3 WHWC/Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7WRFW/River Falls.