Chuck Porto is host of KXIC AM 800's Saturday morning gardening show and retail manager at Iowa City Landscaping. An Iowa Certified Nursery Professional, Chuck also teaches Integrated Pest Management at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His horticultural roots began as a child while working in his family's West Des Moines, Iowa garden where they cultivated 1.5 acres and sold vegetables out of their garage. Chuck graduated from the University of Iowa in 1987 with a Science degree in Biology.
LAURA PETERS is a certified Master Gardener with over 30 gardening books to her credit. She has worked in almost every aspect of the horticultural industry in a career that has spanned more than 20 years. She passionately believes in organic gardening and food security, and she loves to share her knowledge with fellow gardeners and environmentalists alike.