Encompassing all aspects of gardening, The Organic Gardeners is a radio program tailored to home gardeners of all skill levels.
Co-hosted by Doug Oster and Jessica Walliser, the show discusses relevant gardening topics, answers callers’ questions, and features conversations with some of today’s most interesting gardening experts. Full of fun and lively conversations, this award-winning program brings lots of laughter and solid advice to your Sunday mornings.
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The Organic Gardener’s co-host Jessica Walliser has a degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Penn State University and is a regular contributor to Fine Gardening, Rodale’s Organic Life, Urban Farm, and Hobby Farms magazines. She also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of The American Horticultural Society.
Jessica’s two weekly gardening columns for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review have been enjoyed by readers for over eight years. Her fourth book, Attracting Beneficial Bugs to the Garden: A Natural Approach to Pest Control (Timber Press, 2014), was named one of Martha Stewart Living magazine’s 12 Favorite Gardening Books. It was also awarded the American Horticultural Society’s Book Award.
Jessica blogs about gardening in weekly features for both SavvyGardening.com and HobbyFarms.com. She’s been teaching tips and techniques for gardening organically for over 20 years. Jessica lives northwest of Pittsburgh with her husband and son, seven chickens, and two ornery hermit crabs.
The Organic Gardener’s co-host Doug Oster is an Emmy award winner. He conceived, wrote, produced and starred in “The Gardens of Pennsylvania” for PBS, which won the Emmy for Outstanding Documentary. He’s also the Pittsburgh Tribune Review’s home and garden editor. His video work has been awarded highest honors (Gold Award) from the Garden Writers Association.
Doug also appears every Thursday on KDKA-TV’s Pittsburgh Today Live show talking gardening. He’s written five garden books including Grow Organic (with Jessica Walliser), The Steel City Garden and Tomatoes Garlic Basil. Doug also writes a regular column for The Heirloom Gardener magazine.
He was one of the creators of Red, Ripe and Roasted, a tomato and garlic festival which collects fresh produce from gardeners for the hungry. His most satisfying accomplishment though was founding Cultivating Success, a garden program for foster and adoptive children.