Terra Nova owner Ken Foster and Owen Dell read poetry on KUSP Radio Poetry Show

Terra Nova owner Ken Foster and sustainable landscape guru Owen Dell meet up to read the poetry of Kenneth Patchen on KUSP Public Radio. Beyond the common passion for sustainable landscaping Foster and Dell discover a common interest in Kenneth Patchen’s poetry.

Ken and Owen KUSP

You’ll find the Kenneth Patchen show at the KUSP radio website on the May 25th post there.

Here’s the link . . .  http://www.kusp.org/shows/poetry.html


Here’s one of Patchen’s art poems, very apropos to sustainable landscaping.



About Ken

In 1967, 10-year-old Ken Foster read The Secret Garden by Frances Burnett. It took him a whole summer to read, but it inspired him to see gardening as a celebration of our coexistence with nature. In 1985, he took on an apprenticeship at the UC Santa Cruz Farm and Garden, and there he discovered his passion. He founded Terra Nova Ecological Landscaping in 1988, and has dedicated his life to caring for the environment and community through sustainable landscaping. He also teaches a permaculture class at Cabrillo College. When he’s not busy with designing, installing, and maintaining ecological landscapes, Ken can be found riding his bike around town, or making mandalas out of salvaged herbs that would otherwise have been sent to the landfill.


  • Jessi Hance says:

    I so enjoyed hearing the varied selection of poems you read. You and Owen both have lovely poetry voices, by the way.

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