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Connecting native plant enthusiasts with non-profit organizations specializing in pollinator habitat, restoration, clean water, and native plants.

Connecting native plant enthusiasts with non-profit organizations specializing in pollinator habitat, restoration, clean water, and native plants.

Location:

United States

Description:

Connecting native plant enthusiasts with non-profit organizations specializing in pollinator habitat, restoration, clean water, and native plants.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Buzz - Buzzing about Graminoids

3/5/2021
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick are reunited and excited about graminoids! What is a graminoid? We are glad you asked because you are going to learn all about them. There's a new round of "This or That" and "That's Hot" this episode, Fran is surprisingly complaint free this week and the guys talk about their biggest embarrassing moment in the industry. Music by RJ Comer. Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want links from this podcast? Visit...

Duration:01:24:24

Rooted Discussions - The Government and Restoration

2/26/2021
Host Fran Chismar flies solo on this episode as he hosts Carl Alderson (Mid-Atlantic Restoration Coordinator, NOAA Fisheries’ Habitat Conservation, Restoration Center), Marty McHugh (Regional Manager, SumCo Eco-Contracting), Bill Young (Wetland Scientist, SumCo Eco-Contracting), and Dr. Emile DeVito (Manager of Science and Stewardship, The New Jersey Conservation Foundation) as they discuss the governments role in restoration. Topics include highlighted accomplishments of ecological policy,...

Duration:01:42:06

The Buzz - Buzzing About Forbs

2/19/2021
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick are excited about forbs! Tom reflects on the first year of the podcast before they take a few listener questions and phone a friend for help. There's also a new round of "This or That" and "That's Hot." Fran is hesitant to play "Not That I Am One To Complain," while Tom and Fran talk about their favorite deceased personalities. Music by RJ Comer. Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want links from this podcast? Visit...

Duration:01:34:27

Meet The Forager's Harvest

2/12/2021
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick talk with Samuel Thayer, internationally recognized author of Nature's Garden and The Forager's Harvest. They discuss getting started with foraging, the do's and don't for beginners, foraging highlights by season, the historical significance of living off the land, and the ethical stance on giving back what we take. Music by Egocentric Plastic Men. Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want links from this podcast? Visit...

Duration:01:37:30

The Buzz - Winter Gardening Tips

2/5/2021
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick break down a review that leads them into giving winter gardening ideas. They field a new phone call that is NOT Sol and there's also a new round of "This or That" and "That's Hot." Fran unleashes the jingle for Tom's brain child "Not That I Am One To Complain," and Tom and Fran give Business Busting Suggestions. Music by RJ Comer. Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want links from this podcast? Visit www.nativeplantshealthyplanet.com

Duration:01:07:27

Meet The New Jersey Conservation Foundation

1/29/2021
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick talk with Dr. Emile DeVito (Manager of Science and Stewardship) from The New Jersey Conservation Foundation. They discuss partnering with the government and nonprofit organizations to preserve and conserve land, restoring what we've lost while monitoring and protecting what we have, and getting ahead of invasives and deer. They also discuss how the forests have changed in New Jersey and explain how you can get involved and help. Music by Egocentric Plastic...

Duration:01:40:41

The Buzz - Buzzing About Cultivars

1/22/2021
What is the buzz about native plant cultivars? Find out on this edition of The Buzz! Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick field a new phone call from Sol which sparks a conversation about native plant cultivars. Find out the difference between a variety and a cultivar as well as the importance of provenance. There's also a new round of "This or That" and "That's Hot." Tom creates a new show segment just for Fran while both hosts each reveal a newbie mistake. Music by RJ Comer. Have a question...

Duration:01:24:57

Rooted Discussions -The Business of Native Plants

1/15/2021
Welcome to Rooted Discussions, our roundtable conversations featuring top minds in the field of the topic at hand. On our first Rooted Discussions, hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick are joined by Steve Castorani (President, North Creek Nurseries), John Mark Courtney (Owner, Kind Earth Growers, LLC), and Carrie Stanker and Daryl Kobesky (Co-Owners, Sunset Farmstead LLC) to discuss the business of growing native plants. Topics include why we grow what we grow, the challenges of being a native...

Duration:01:58:01

The Buzz - Pro Tip Edition

1/8/2021
Welcome to The Pro Tip Edition of The Buzz! On this episode, hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick share some of their native plant pro tips with you and field some great listener questions. There's also a new round of "This or That" and "That's Hot," and Tom and Fran each share cool stuff they are using. Music by RJ Comer. Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want links from this podcast? Visit www.nativeplantshealthyplanet.com

Duration:01:29:46

Meet Ducks Unlimited

12/30/2020
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick talk with Ed Farley (Biologist, New York Region) from Ducks Unlimited. They break down the perfect duck habitat, what Ducks Unlimited mission is, the current state of ducks, preserving duck habitat, the beauty of duck stamps, and much more. Tom and Fran unleash their inner nine-year-old by asking every duck question imaginable. Music by Stephen Mahar. Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want links from this podcast? Visit...

Duration:01:24:40

The Buzz - Buzzing into the New Year

12/23/2020
Happy New Year and Welcome back to The Buzz! Meet the winner of our original theme music competition. On this episode, hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick reflect on the Top 10 episodes of the year, there's a new round of "This or That" and "That's Hot," and Tom and Fran each share a money saving tip. Did we mention that Sol called again? Music by RJ Comer. Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want links from this podcast? Visit www.nativeplantshealthyplanet.com

Duration:01:20:36

Meet The New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team

12/18/2020
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick talk with Dr. Michael Van Clef (Stewardship Director, Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space) from The New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team. They break down exactly what is an invasive species and get to the heart of the issue with invasives. Discussions include innovative methods of controlling invasives and using technology to engage the public. Additionally, they also address listener questions and explain how you can get involved. Music by Stephen...

Duration:01:34:10

The Buzz - Jingle Buzz!!!

12/11/2020
Happy Holidays! Welcome back to The Buzz. On this episode, hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick are back and contemplate what native plants can be used for Holiday arrangements. Find out the controversy with "This or That," hear a new round of "That's Hot," and Fran geeks out over his desert island pics. Tom and Fran also discuss the 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show. Music by Stephen Mahar. Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want to submit original theme music for The Buzz?...

Duration:01:00:34

Meet The Corporate Wetlands Restoration Partnership

12/4/2020
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick talk with Russ Furnari (Manager Environmental Policy Enterprise at PSE&G) from The Corporate Wetlands Restoration Partnership. They discuss how big corporations give back to the environment, cooperating with non-profit organizations, working together for the greater good, and how the view of restoration has changed over the years.. Music by Stephen Mahar. Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want links from this podcast? Visit...

Duration:01:35:26

The Buzz - A Buzzworthy Thanksgiving

11/25/2020
Happy Thanksgiving! Welcome back to The Buzz. On this episode, hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick are back and contemplate what native berries or nuts may have been at the first Thanksgiving. Find out who won "This or That," hear a new round of "That's Hot," Fran expresses his dismay over a listener call in and then surprises Tom with a brand new segment. Music by Stephen Mahar. Want to submit original theme music for The Buzz? Make sure you tune in to find out how. Have a question or a...

Duration:01:06:49

Meet Homegrown National Park

11/20/2020
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick talk with Dr. Doug Tallamy (Professor of Entomology, University of Delaware) Author of Bringing Nature Home and Natures Best Hope. They discuss what has changed in the last 13 years since the publication of Bringing Nature Home, the root of exotic plant species and insects, accepting the role of a predator, and the urgency of growing a Homegrown National Park. Music by Stephen Mahar. Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want links from this...

Duration:01:01:22

Meet Planting in a Post Wild World

11/13/2020
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick talk with Claudia West (Principal at Phyto Studio) Co-Author of Planting in a Post Wild World. They discuss the principals of Ornamental design and Ecological design and how the two can work together, listening to what plants have to say, what's next for the author and Claudia gives design tips for the budding native gardener. Music by Stephen Mahar. Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want links from this podcast? Visit...

Duration:01:09:39

The Buzz - Our Very First Listeners Questions!

10/30/2020
Welcome back to The Buzz. On this episode, hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick are back with their first three listener questions left on their question and answer line. They also revisit native plants websites suggested by the listeners, there's a new round of "That's Hot", and Tom introduces their new segment, "This or That" while Fran introduces the jingle. Music by Stephen Mahar. Want to submit original theme music for The Buzz? Make sure you tune in to find out how. Have a question or a...

Duration:00:55:05

Meet The Nature Conservancy

10/23/2020
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick talk with Michelle DiBlasio (Watershed Restoration Coordinator) from The Nature Conservancy in New Jersey. They discuss The Nature Conservancy on a local level, their successful Roots for Rivers campaign, the important work being done in the Paulins Kill with their partners at the Wallkill River Watershed Management Group, what's next and how you can help. Tom ponders names for trees and Fran unleashes his Million Dollar idea. Music by Stephen Mahar. Have...

Duration:01:39:25

The Buzz - Native Plant Websites You Need To Check Out!

10/9/2020
Welcome back to The Buzz. On this episode, hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick are back with another round of "That's Hot!", they discuss their favorite native plants websites and revisit our listener's favorite books about native plants, Tom gives his reasons why Fran is the cause for their first one star review while Fran agrees and adds more to the list. Music by Stephen Mahar. Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want links from this podcast? Visit...

Duration:00:48:01