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Get Your Garden On!

Originally aired April 23, 2012

April is a great time to get back in the garden. Revitalizing the lawn, pruning shrubs and trees and planning your flower or vegetable garden are all sure signs of spring! But with so much to tackle at this time of year, where do you begin?


Tom Butzler

Tom Butzler, Penn State Extension Educator, Clinton County

Tom received his undergraduate degree from Penn State's Horticulture Department and a MS from NC State's Plant Pathology program. For the past 17 years, he has worked with commercial horticulture operations as an extension educator to solve problems. Most of this work revolves around vegetables and the landscaping community. He also conducts many workshops and programs around beekeeping.

Kathleen Demchak, Senior Extension Associate, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences

Kathy Demchak has been with the Department of Horticulture at Penn State University since 1983. She has had statewide responsibilities for berry crop extension and research since 1999.

John Esslinger, Horticulture Educator, Penn State Extension

John Esslinger has been a county-based extension educator with Penn State Extension since 1995. He works in Northeastern Pennsylvania and is based in Columbia County. He works with growers in the areas of fruit, vegetable, and greenhouse production.


Patty Satalia

Patty Satalia

During 30 years in broadcasting, Patty Satalia has worked as a news anchor, talk-show host, public affairs manager, and producer.

She has conducted more than 5,500 interviews for WPSU and has earned Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards for public affairs and entertainment programming.

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