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Mothering Earth -48- Soil Science, Part 2

7/31/2018
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In part two of Soil Science, we continue our deep dive into garden soil and hear about what to add to help our plants grow, flower, fruit and prosper in every way.

Duration:00:25:57

Mothering Earth - 47 - Soil Science

7/2/2018
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You may call it dirt, earth, or soil. Regardless of what term you use, it is a substance that is vital to our existence. Soil is where we plant our food crops, but we may rarely think about what it is. In this program, we talk to George Altgelt, an expert in soil biology, about what makes up soil, why it is important, and what we should feed it. It is information every serious gardener needs to know.

Duration:00:26:00

Mothering Earth -46- Herbs as Medicine Part Two

5/29/2018
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In part two of my conversation with Jenny Perez of the American Botanical Council, we delve into Hibiscus Sabdariffa, turmeric and the elegant goji berry.

Duration:00:25:59

Mothering Earth - 45 - Herbs as Medicine

4/30/2018
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Do herbs really have medicinal powers? You bet! In this program, you will hear from an expert on growing herbs and on using herbs as medicine, namely Jenny Perez, education coordinator for the American Botanical Council in Austin, TX. After you listen, you’ll be inspired to plant some herbs in your little patch of earth, or just in a nice big planter.

Duration:00:25:59

Mothering Earth - 44- Raising Chickens Part Two

4/2/2018
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Discouraging egg-eating behavior by your chickens is just one of many chicken-keeping mysteries explained in part two of my conversation with avian expert Jesse Huth. Jesse also talks about how to identify other birds and birding tours that he leads.

Duration:00:26:00

Mothering Earth - 36 - Food Forest

7/31/2017
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Most people who plant fruit and nut trees and herbs look forward to harvesting and using their bounty by themselves, or perhaps sharing some with friends and neighbors. So imagine an urban park, planted with fruit and nut trees and other edible plants, that is completely open to the public. This is the concept of an urban food forest, where anyone can come, harvest, and enjoy what grows there.

Duration:00:26:00

Mothering Earth -33 - Benefits of Bicycling

5/1/2017
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Bicycling is a fun activity for both children and adults. It has a positive effect on the environment because unlike automobiles, bikes don’t emit harmful pollutants into our atmosphere. Biking is also good for your health, as we hear from Doug Ballew, from the City of Austin Public Health department.

Duration:00:25:58

Mothering Earth - 31 - Urban Horticulture

3/1/2017
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We may live in urban and suburban places, but we still crave a connection to nature, to green-spaces and to the birds and the bees. Urban horticulture is about designing cities and towns that nurture that connection, as we learn in this conversation with Dr. Alice Le Duc of Texas State University.

Duration:00:25:58

Mothering Earth -30- Wheatsville Food Co-op

1/31/2017
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Food Co-ops are communities of people who care about food and the environment. In this program, Mothering Earth goes to the only food co-op in Texas--the Wheatsville Food Co-op, which is located in Austin, TX.

Duration:00:25:57

Mothering Earth - 27 - Austin Creative Reuse

11/17/2016
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Artists, creatives and educators alike can find repurposed materials at very low cost for projects of all kinds. Founder and Board President Rebecca Stuch takes us on a tour of this amazing resource center that helps keep valuable materials out of the land fill and available to the public.

Duration:00:25:58

Mothering Earth - 26 - Rainwater 2016

10/5/2016
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Rain is free water falling from the sky that you can capture and use for watering your garden, and for cooking, bathing and drinking. That’s called rainwater harvesting and in this conversation with Kathi Thomas, coordinator of the Rainwater Revival educational festival, you’ll learn what you need to get started.

Duration:00:25:58

Mothering Earth - 25 -Trees and Water

8/31/2016
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What do trees do all day long, besides stand there and look pretty? In this conversation with Dr. Susan Schwinning, at Texas State University, we go under the bark, and find out.

Duration:00:25:58

Mothering Earth - 24 - Caring for the San Marcos River

8/31/2016
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Keeping the San Marcos river clean, clear and flowing is no easy task, as Dianne Wassenich can tell you. Dianne has been an essential part of the San Marcos River Foundation for more than 30 years and in this program, she tells us what it takes to carry out this important mission.

Duration:00:25:57

Mothering Earth - 21 - Thoughtful Land Management

5/31/2016
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There are things we can do, on the land we live on, to alleviate the severe effects of a lot of rain in a short period of time. In this conversation with land management consultant Jamie Kinscherff, we hear about simple land management practices that help minimize the effects of flooding.

Duration:00:25:56

Mothering Earth - 19- Our Clothes & the Environment

5/31/2016
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The clothes we wear have an impact on our environment in many ways. There’s the environmental impact when the materials used for the fabric is grown, or harvested, or manufactured, the impact at the clothing factory, the impact on the people who make the clothes, the environmental effect when you wash and dry the items and finally the impact when you dispose of them. That environmental circle is what we talk about with Dr. Gwendolyn Hustvedt at Texas State University.

Duration:00:25:56

Mothering Earth - 20 - Riparian Recovery After Floods

5/31/2016
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Central Texas and many other areas around the country experience periods of drought followed by flooding. There are best practices we can all follow that help mitigate the effects of flooding and in this program, Christine Middleton of the Hays County Master Naturalists shares ideas of what helps, and what doesn’t.

Duration:00:26:01

Mothering Earth - 18 Getting to Zero Waste (Part 2)

1/31/2016
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In the second part of our interview with Andrew Dobbs, we talk about convincing companies to use minimal packaging and about what happens with electronic waste from computers, cell phones and the like. Learn how you can make a difference!

Duration:00:26:01

Mothering Earth - 18 Getting to Zero Waste

1/31/2016
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Getting to “zero waste” may seem like an impossible goal, but Andrew Dobbs of the Texas Campaign for the Environment says each of us can play a role in reducing the amount of stuff going into landfills and the environment. He has some eye-opening information that can’t be ignored and some ready solutions.

Duration:00:26:00

Mothering Earth - 17 - GrowLocal

12/8/2015
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Salwa Khan (Mothering Earth) interviews Sari Albornoz, program director of the Grow Local program of the Sustainable Food Center in Austin TX.

Duration:00:25:59

Mothering Earth - 16 - The Happy Kitchen

12/8/2015
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Interview with Joy Casnovsky, program director of the Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre in Austin, TX about preparing fresh healthy meals.

Duration:00:25:59