Have you ever wished you could step back in time and have a conversation with someone from the past?... Perhaps family… an old friend… or maybe even someone who just inspires you.
Thanks to the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Virginia I get the chance to do just that. In today’s show I get to sit down and have a conversation with not one, but two, of the most famous gentleman planters of all time! Plus, a special visit from the original First Lady herself… and her role during the Revolutionary War.
Exploring Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia and talking to the people who are doing their part in preserving the town’s history. We’ll discuss current restoration projects and how archeology is used for reconstruction. Also, explore the Dewitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and it’s extensive collection of American and British antiques. We’ll finish the show off with an amazing spoonbread recipe straight from the 18th century.
rebroadcast from May 19, 2012
First Lady Ginger Beebe gives us a tour of the Arkansas Governor's Mansion. (more…)
One of my greatest joys is getting kids excited about gardening. The enthusiasm is infectious, and its fun to share their sense of wonder and amazement in seeing plants grow.
In today’s show I would like to highlight a few programs that are adding the joys and educational components of gardening to the classroom experience.
This is the time of year where I know a lot of people do a little "Spring cleaning" or "sprucing up." Especially those of you who may be in the market for a new home this summer and are preparing to sell the home you currently have. This show tells you how to add value to your home and how to focus on the most important elements.
Rebroadcast from June 02, 2012
This week I visit St. Louis to learn about all the good things going on in Missouri's second largest city.
This broadcast is focused on St. Louis activities. Hear from a park interpreter at the Gateway Arch and visit Union Station. Then come with me to Busch Stadium to get lawn care tips from the head grounds keeper and a food critic shares a recipe for a St. Louis treat - Gooey Butter Cake.This broadcast is focused on St. Louis activities. Hear from a park interpreter at the Gateway Arch and visit Union Station. Then come with me to Busch Stadium to get lawn care tips from the head grounds keeper and a food critic shares a recipe for a St. Louis treat - Gooey Butter Cake.
The madness of March is upon us! In this episode Allen talks with Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola about an event the capital city is calling “March Tulip Madness.” Allen is also preparing for spring inside and outside of the home. He visits with horticultural specialist, Janet Carson to talk about a few tips for the growing season and Allen discusses ideas for refreshing a room for Spring with award winning designer Tobi Fairley. Allen also offers up a creative Spring time salad recipe.
Rebroadcast from April 7, 2012
Curious about becoming a Master Gardener? Get the low down on how to get involved in this broadcast of the P. Allen Smith Radio Show.
Extension Horticulture Specialist Janet Carson and I talk about the Master Gardener program – how to get involved and the projects they work on. In addition to the Master Gardeners I'll update you on the farm – we have some new babies, share a recipe for raspberry iced tea and answer a question about peach seedlings.
Subdue your spring fever with a trip to the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show.
Join me at the 2013 Arkansas Flower & Garden Show to learn what’s new for the upcoming growing season. Listen in as I talk with the University of Arkansas’ Agriculture Division, the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board, and a local landscaping business about all of the new trends. Plus, hear from other gardeners at the show about what they are looking to plant in their gardens.
What’s the first sign of spring at Moss Mountain Farm? Find out in this week’s radio show.