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November 20, 2008 The chorus is growing louder and louder to get our President-elect to convert a few acres of the White House lawn into a productive organic farm.
September 26, 2008 A ray of light and enlightenment from Flora: Four years ago, looking for a less costly product alternative to the soybean/corn grind, Dave Burt decided to try his luck with sunflowers, plants far better suited to his lean, mean soil.
September 24, 2008 I'm on assignment in southern Illinois, spending time with an insightful and open-hearted farmer named Dave Burt. He's likely to be the first person I'll be profiling for a future Morning Edition series with the working title, AMERICAN MOXIE: HOW ...
September 5, 2008 Who says there's no platform for gardeners as the prevailing winds whip this country intro frenzy?
May 13, 2008 Did you miss the Nature article about the Swiss government throwing a thorny one to a govt ethics committee: to debate the dignity of plan
May 1, 2008 So we know (or think we know) that pomegranate juice -- like acai from Brazil, and other superfruit juices -- helps with everything from lowering bad cholesterol to inhibiting prostate cancer and reducing some of the
April 17, 2008 It's a banner year for dandelions around Portland, I don't ever remember them looking so fulsome and jaunty before. They're strewn like wildflowers along parking strips, lawns and empty lots (the few that are left here in Boomtown) and by and larg...
February 25, 2008 One of the biggest water-saving heros in the Southwest these days is Scott Varner, who over the last decade has cultivated quite the crowd for t
February 9, 2008 Well, it's time to move on from our week in the Amazon. At least to the exclusion of the rest of the world. No doubt Rosario Costa Cabral and the planet's other inspirational farmers, gardeners and environmentalists will continue to be our guests ...
February 6, 2008 Just to catch you up, this week we're focusing on Rosario Costa Cabral, one of the world's more inspiring farmers.
February 3, 2008 She likes to be called Rosario. Her full family name is nearly a dozen syllables long.
January 7, 2008 HEAR YE, HEAR YE ...
January 4, 2008 Here's the plant, here's the sinkhole, look inside and there's the people...
January 2, 2008 Q: How many paleoecologists does it take to excavate a sinkhole, find seven previously undescribed bird species and reintroduce native plant species to a place they haven't grown in for a thousand years?
January 2, 2008 Mahalo! It's another splendid day here on virtual Kaua'i ... of course I haven't been to the actual island in a while, but tuning in to the island's public radio station helps ...
December 31, 2007 On behalf of all your chlorophyllic friends here at Talking Plants, Happy New Year!
November 21, 2007 The local "organigrocery" was stuffed this day before Tgiving, people cramming their baskets as if preparing for a famine. And every one of us was blissfully distracted from the true famine in our own backyards.
November 5, 2007 Man what a week we're wrapping up here at TP. So many new folks, so many smart folks and damn if you aren't an opinionated lot. Loggers, mill owners, non-profiteers, academics. Hortheads, spider freaks, xeriscapists.
November 1, 2007 I got thinking about good lumbermen after a comment posted yesterday by TP community member, Rob Spence. It was in response to
October 31, 2007 What mighty have fallen? Well, if we're talking about the building of America on the backs of the American forest, just about all of them. But if the subject's sudden catastrophe, I think of two species: the American Elm and the American Chestnut....
October 29, 2007 So let's talk about the forest.
October 28, 2007 Out of my own harrowing frustration trying to boil down a complex and nuanced story, today's Morning Edition feature now spills onto the page.
October 24, 2007 Here's a few insights about the current fire that speak to our concerns and questions about our relationship with the natural world.
October 18, 2007 I was heading for the chiropractor's yesterday and had to merge onto I-5 heading south out of Portland. Usually, that merge is no problem, but in the lane to my right was a big old truck with a body that went on for miles.
October 12, 2007 One of our more prolific friends from the Talking Plant Flickr party recently posted a photo that defied the dictum, Seeing Is Believing. It was, she said, an aster, but I couldn't believe m
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