Backyard gardeners throughout Northern California appreciate the advice of "Farmer Fred" Hoffman. Fred is a University of California certified lifetime Master Gardener and garden columnist. He is also a member of the Garden Writers Association of America. The "Get Growing" program offers the most complete gardening weather information, soil temperature data, pest management information, tips for organic gardeners, and more.
"Farmer Fred" is the senior broadcaster on Talk 650 KSTE, having been part of the program lineup since the station signed on the air on November 1992.
"Get Growing" is heard Sundays from 10am to 12noon on Talk 650 KSTE.
Fred Hoffman, producer-host, "KFBK Garden Show", 1530 KFBK-Sacramento, Sundays, 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. and "Get Growing", Talk650-KSTE Sacramento, Sundays 10 a.m.-Noon. Garden columnist, Lodi News-Sentinel; University of California Cooperative Extension Lifetime Master Gardener; Member, California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers.