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2024 Prairie Yard & Garden
Season 37 Episode Descriptions

All episodes rebroadcast on Saturdays at 4 p.m. and Mondays at 1 p.m. immediately following their air date (unless noted with an *). 

3701 – Creating a Monarch Waystation - Morris (Thursday, January 18 | 7:30 p.m.)
Vicky Dosdall of rural Morris loves to garden and grow flowers. She also cares for nature and  has established a Monarch Waystation to benefit the monarchs and other pollinators.

3702 – Sustane Fertilizer - Cannon Falls (Thursday, January 25 | 7:30 p.m.)
Craig Holden came up with the idea of using turkey litter to create a natural fertilizer that is good for plants and the environment.

3703 – Selecting and Growing Hostas - Brainerd (Thursday, February 1 | 7:30 p.m.)
Hostas are one of the most popular perennials in the United States. Jackie Froemming of Brainerd explains why they are such a great plant and shares the many ways people can use them in their yards.

3704 – Barb’s Blossoms - Alberta (Thursday, February 8 | 7:30 p.m.)
Barb Tomoson has both annuals and perennials in her yard in Alberta. She has also incorporated some unique landscaping touches to dress up and show off those flowers.

3705 – Round Lake Vineyards and Winery - Round Lake (Thursday, February 15 | 7:30 p.m.)
What is the difference between a vineyard and a winery? Find out, with the PY&G crew, as you explore a great place in a beautiful setting near Round Lake and Worthington, MN.

3706 – The Shakespeare Garden - Wessington Springs, SD (* Thursday, February 22 | 7:30 p.m.)
How in the world did Shakespeare end up in South Dakota? If there are flowers or gardening involved, join the PY&G crew to find the answer.

3707 – Cherrywood - Baxter (Thursday, March 14 | 7:30 p.m.)
This show combines fabric, natural dyes, an art contest and monarch butterflies. See how it all ties together as we visit a place called Cherrywood.

3708 – Making Maple Syrup - Long Prairie (Thursday, March 21 | 7:30 p.m.)
Mary has wanted to learn how to make homemade maple syrup for many years. She finally gets her wish when Ken Hovet of Long Prairie shows his process to extract this sweet and delicious treat.

3709 – What is a CSA? – Lida Farm - Pelican Rapids (Thursday, March 28 | 7:30 p.m.)
Ryan Pesch has a CSA growing operation near Pelican Rapids. He produces many kinds of herbs and vegetables to supply his customers with great and healthy food all summer long.

3710 – Learning to Grow in Barrett - Barrett (Thursday, April 4 | 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 many others in the community as they help stock the area's food shelves with fresh produce.

3711 – The Destination Garden - Brainerd (Thursday, April 11 | 7:30 p.m.)
Whether by hiking trail or by car, people come from miles around to see the beautiful yard that Crow Wing Master Gardener Coralee Fox has created in Brainerd. 

3712 – Growing and Selling Hemp - Parkers Prairie (Thursday, April 18 | 7:30 p.m.)
So many people are confused about hemp, CBD, THC and the many products in the hemp industry. We visit R Bottled Gold near Parkers Prairie to learn what is involved with growing the plants and processing the oils used in many products. 

3713 – Minnesota – Land of 11,842 Lakes - Grant County (Thursday, April 25 | 7:30 p.m.)
Water and water quality are especially important to Minnesotans. Jared House, of Grant County Soil and Water Conservation District, talks about how water moves, water quality and conservation issues and what we can do to help.

Live Local with Minnesota Grown

Minnesota Grown and Prairie Yard & Garden teamed up for a series of short videos exploring the variety and bounty of local agricultural producers. Get an insider view from farmers along with cooking tips and other insights into how to Live Local! View the 2023 and 2022 season of videos right now. These segments were originally aired during the weekly Prairie Yard & Garden show. Watch PY&G on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. on Pioneer PBS or online at

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