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Learning to Grow in Barrett

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GRANITE FALLS, Minnesota, March 28, 2024 - The tenth episode of this season’s Prairie Yard & Garden airs on Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. Eric Sawatzke and his students at West Central Area School in Barrett are on the grow. They are learning how to raise flowers and food to benefit themselves and their community as they stock the area’s food shelves with fresh produce.

All episodes rebroadcast on Saturdays at 4 p.m. and Mondays at 1 p.m. immediately following their air date. People in Pioneer PBS’s viewing area are able to live stream this episode at The episodes will be available for online viewing at, and on thePrairie Yard & Garden YouTube channel immediately after the broadcast.

About Prairie Yard & Garden
Produced by Pioneer PBS, PY&G is a midwest gardening program that inspires well-being through the growing and enjoyment of plants that’s hosted by Mary Holm. Mike Cihak is the producer and videographer with additional videography by Tim Bakken. Production sponsorship is provided by Minnesota Grown, Heartland Motor Company, ACIRA, Shalom Hill Farm, Friends of Prairie Yard & Garden and members of Pioneer PBS.

About Pioneer PBS
Established in 1966, Pioneer PBS is an award-winning, viewer-supported television station dedicated to sharing stories from rural Minnesota with the world. Pioneer PBS is headquartered in Granite Falls, Minnesota, with towers in Appleton, Worthington and Fergus Falls. Pioneer PBS reaches more than a million people in rural areas and small towns in western Minnesota, the eastern Dakotas and northern Iowa. Pioneer PBS is honored to be your television station—the only station in western Minnesota telling your stories and raising your voices into the media landscape. For more information visit or call 800-726-3178.