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About This Program

Join KSMQ this spring for a new season of Garden Connections, a weekly program that teaches and celebrates gardening in its many forms. Host Stephanie Passingham leads us through the growing season, from planning, to planting, to harvest. Along the way, she connects with people from this region who have made gardening their passion. Whether you're an enthusiast or a beginner, you'll find something to inspire you on Garden Connections. Come grow with us on KSMQ!

Get your hands dirty with Garden Connections

Join us in our current season of Garden Connections. We'll take you through the whole gardening experience, from plot planning and seed picking, through planting, watering, cultivating, harvesting and preparing. Let KSMQ and its green thumb experts be your companions during the 2015 season!  

Current Season

Most Recent Episode


Root Cellars and a Rochester Garden

We learn about root cellars with Mike Larsen; Visit the garden of Ken Zimmerman and get a recipe for Greek style grilled eggplant!






This week's episode of Garden Connections airs Thursday at 7:00pm, Saturday at 4:30pm and Wednesday at 1pm.


More Episodes of Garden Connections


Season 7 

Season 6

Season 5

Season 3 & 4

Season 2

About the Host

Stephanie Passingham - Host & Producer- Born and raised in southern Minnesota, Stephanie and her family live on a farm just outside Albert Lea where she tends a 1/2 acre certified organic garden, along with chickens, pigs, sheep, etc. Having served in the public policy arena for 12 years, in 2005 Stephanie settled down to raise her family and encourage good food from good dirt. Stephanie has also served as the host and producer of two community issues, KSMQ series, "Cities on the Move" and "The Heart of the Matter". She is now hosting and producing "Garden Connections" - a subject close to her heart!

Ideas for the Show?

Contact host Stephanie Passingham at 507-481-2095 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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