Fairview Gardens Featured in National Broadcast

"Your Bet Your Garden" Highlights Organic Farm Success on October 2

Mark Tollefson, Executive Director of the Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens in Goleta, will be on with host Mike McGrath on his nationally syndicated radio show “You Bet Your Garden” this Saturday, Oct. 2 – heard locally on KCLU FM 102.3 FM or 1340 AM in Santa Barbara and at 88.3 FM in Ventura County from 5 – 6 am. Additionally, it will be available as a pod cast on the You Bet Your Garden website the same day.

You Bet Your Garden comes out of Philadelphia’s WHYY FM public broadcasting studios and is heard on more than 100 stations across the U.S. The description of the October 2 show reads, “We’ll examine how the oldest organic farm – Fairview Gardens – in Goleta, California feeds 500 families a year by producing double the amount of food per acre as its chemical counterparts, despite being surrounded by a housing development, in our interview with Executive Director and fifth-generation farmer, Mark Tollefson.”

You Bet Your Garden offers fiercely organic advice to gardeners far and wide: Tips on caring for plants, fending off pests, wrestling with weeds, dealing with disease, and all the other fun things we outdoor enthusiasts enjoy sooooo much. So, join host Mike McGrath as he slays slugs, defeats deer, whacks weeds, mispronounces Latin words, and saves gardens across the nation every week on You Bet Your Garden – an hour of horticultural hijinks that takes a breezy, light-hearted, and sometimes (OK – frequently) manic approach to the topic of gardening.


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