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Backwood Basics

Mark Schultz sounds genuinely excited as he lists the benefits of planting in containers and raised beds: "You have complete control over the soil; it's easy to water--if a container is self-watering it uses 20% of the water of a conventional garden; pest control is easier; there's no weeding or tilling; it's easier to maintain; and it's attractive. It allows anyone with a level surface and sun to have a garden--urban gardener, patio, driveway, sidewalk, even a rooftop!"

Katie Carter

 

We care deeply about the natural world around us here at KAXE-KBXE.  Each week, our resident phenologist John Latimer's Phenology Report provides a comprehensive look at what's  happening in nature here in northern Minnesota.  

Marilyn Lee via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

 

    

Every Tuesday we hear from students and listeners across Minnesota as they send in their weekly Phenology observations.  Click on these links to hear the  student reports and John's discussion of a couple emails that came in this week. 

Golf ... a game? In his poem "No Lie", Rob Dougherty and his pal Dave play it out on the course.

John Bauer

Program 52: "Minnitasca", "Itasca Rapids", "Long Rapids", "Rapid City", "Iron Rapids"?  A campaign to change the town's name in the early 1930s

A radio series produced by historian Don Boese.   Don is the author of eight books dealing with local history in Itasca County, including "John C. Greenway and the Opening of the Western Mesabi", and the main source for this series,  "Papermakers: the Blandin Paper Company and Grand Rapids, Minnesota".

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