Iowa PBS Presents Gardening with Steil

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Anticipation is growing for Iowa PBS’s upcoming gardening special. Gardening with Steil premieres on air and online Saturday, February 24 at 4 p.m. as part of Festival 2024. The program will be rebroadcast Sunday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 9 at 10:30 a.m. on Iowa PBS’s main channel, with additional airings on Iowa PBS WORLD .3 and Iowa PBS Create .4. The program will also be available on demand on and on the PBS App.

From bonsai and daylilies, to touring both an herb and unique water-wise garden, Gardening with Steil will intrigue, inform and entice viewers to add a little garden fun to their lives. The program features host Aaron Steil, consumer horticulture extension specialist at Iowa State University, and co-host Cindy Haynes, associate professor and consumer horticulture extension specialist at Iowa State University, as they travel across the state and share current garden trends.

“So many Iowans are creating and caring for some amazing gardens and this season on Gardening with Steil we get a chance to visit these beautiful landscapes,” said host Aaron Steil. “We learn about growing and using herbs from your garden, supporting pollinators through native landscaping, worm composting in your kitchen and more!”

Steil and Haynes will also demonstrate how to save seed from your garden and learn about the future of autonomous mowers. 

Gardening with Steil is presented by Iowa PBS as part of Festival 2024, Iowa PBS’s only extended pledge drive of the year. With programming airing on Iowa PBS .1, Iowa PBS WORLD .3 and Iowa PBS Create .4, Festival 2024 takes place February 17–19, February 23–March 3 and March 9–11.