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Science Podcasts

Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick interview some of the top minds in ecology, restoration, conservation, and of course, native plants. Join them on their journey towards knowledge and understanding of some of the larger problems that our ecosystems face.

Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick interview some of the top minds in ecology, restoration, conservation, and of course, native plants. Join them on their journey towards knowledge and understanding of some of the larger problems that our ecosystems face.

Location:

United States

Description:

Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick interview some of the top minds in ecology, restoration, conservation, and of course, native plants. Join them on their journey towards knowledge and understanding of some of the larger problems that our ecosystems face.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Buzz - Native Plant Legislation

1/21/2022
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick are back with a brand new episode of The Buzz. There's a new round of "That's Hot" this episode. We find out who won the epic battle of "This or That". Tom talks legislation. Fran has a complaint. Actually, Fran has many complaints. Tom and Fran recap their last couple episodes that are seated on different ends of the sustainable land care spectrum before ending with a new "Take it or Leaf it". Music by RJ Comer. Have a question or a comment? Call (215)...

Duration:01:41:10

Rooted Discussions - Regulating Land Care

1/14/2022
Welcome to Rooted Discussions, our roundtable conversations featuring top minds in the field of the topic at hand. On this episode, hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick are joined by Richard McCoy (Owner, Richard A. McCoy Horticultural Services, Inc.), Lori Jensen (Executive Director, NJNLA), Dan Mabe (Founder, American Green Zone Alliance), and Christine Symington (Program Director, Sustainable Princeton) to discuss the topic of regulating land care. Conversations include the state of land...

Duration:01:55:10

The Buzz -Best Episodes of 2021

1/7/2022
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick are back with a brand new episode of The Buzz. There's a new round of "That's Hot" this episode. Tom and Fran reveal the Top 10 episodes of all time as well as some of their favorites from the last year. Fran and Tom get a little philosophical before sharing their resolutions for the upcoming year. Music by RJ Comer. Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want links from this podcast? Visit www.nativeplantshealthyplanet.com Buy a T-shirt,...

Duration:01:27:56

Meet Lawns into Meadows

12/30/2021
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick talk with Owen Wormser (Author of Lawns into Meadows, Owner) of Abound Design. They discuss Owen's unique upbringing, the importance of meadows and their benefits, ecological facts about maintaining turf grass, and native plants to help turn your meadows into a reality. Music by Egocentric Plastic Men. Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want links from this podcast? Visit www.nativeplantshealthyplanet.com Buy a T-shirt, spread the...

Duration:01:33:39

The Buzz - Holiday Gift Ideas

12/23/2021
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick are back with a brand new episode of The Buzz. There's a new round of "That's Hot" and "This or That" this episode. Tom and Fran share some great last minute gift ideas for the Holidays. There is finally a name for the new segment! Music by RJ Comer. Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want links from this podcast? Visit www.nativeplantshealthyplanet.com Buy a T-shirt, spread the message, and do some good. Visit...

Duration:01:20:03

Meet Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

12/17/2021
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick talk with Andrea DeLong-Amaya (Director of Horticulture) and Joe Marcus (Native Plants of North America Program Coordinator) of Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. They discuss the legacy of the visionary Lady Bird Johnson, the history of the center and the work that they do, the incredible task behind creating the database of wildflower.org, the importance of education behind the mission of native plant awareness, and some of the things you may have...

Duration:01:26:01

The Buzz - Green Infrastructure Roundup

12/10/2021
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick are back with a brand new episode of The Buzz. There's a new round of "That's Hot" and "This or That" this episode. Tom and Fran take a moment to reflect on the last few episodes focusing on Green Infrastructure. Everyone gets a listener shoutout this episode! Fran and Tom make a tough decision in a new segment. Music by RJ Comer. Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want links from this podcast? Visit www.nativeplantshealthyplanet.com Buy...

Duration:01:28:04

Floating Wetland Islands

12/3/2021
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick talk with Jack Szczepanski Ph.D. (Senior Aquatic Ecologist) of Princeton Hydro about floating wetland islands. They discuss the benefits of FWI's, the science behind them, native plants that are used in them, and the different applications in which they can be used. Music by Egocentric Plastic Men. Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want links from this podcast? Visit www.nativeplantshealthyplanet.com Buy a T-shirt, spread the message,...

Duration:01:27:20

The Buzz - We Have a Winner!

11/26/2021
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick are back with a brand new episode of The Buzz. There's a new round of "That's Hot" and "This or That" this episode. Sol calls in with his winner of the Draw Sol contest and Tom and Fran give some helpful tips for after your Thanksgiving Day meals. Fran and Tom reveal their guilty plant pleasures. Music by RJ Comer. Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want links from this podcast? Visit www.nativeplantshealthyplanet.com Buy a T-shirt,...

Duration:01:06:20

Rooted Discussions - Green Roofs

11/19/2021
Welcome to Rooted Discussions, our roundtable conversations featuring top minds in the field of the topic at hand. On this episode, hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick are joined by Kate Ancaya (Co-Founder and Landscape Architect) from Living Roofs, Inc. and Shannon Currey (Marketing Director) of Hoffman Nursery to discuss the topic of green roofs. Conversations include what exactly is a green roof, the benefits of having a green roof, what goes into green roof plant selections, and the...

Duration:01:07:25

The Buzz - Sol, Pigeons, and Associations

11/12/2021
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick are back with a brand new episode of The Buzz. There's a new round of "That's Hot" and "This or That" this episode. Tom is getting quite the reputation in the avian lover actor's guild and Fran urges the listeners to become active in their favorite organizations. Fran and Tom pick their favorite Sol entries before posting in the Facebook Group. Music by RJ Comer. Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want links from this podcast? Visit...

Duration:01:19:09

Meet The Native Plant Society of New Jersery

11/5/2021
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick talk with Hubert Ling (President) of The Native Plant Society of NJ about the 38 year history of the organization. They discuss the benefits of membership, the idea behind their annual seed exchange program, the programs that they offer, including their fall conference, as well as the friendships that can be made. Music by Egocentric Plastic Men. Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want links from this podcast? Visit...

Duration:01:23:04

The Buzz - Broomsticks, Cattails, and Bird Ladies

10/29/2021
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick are back with a brand new Halloween episode of The Buzz. There's a new round of "That's Hot" and "This or That" this episode. The Lewis Family helps out with the Grow Read a Book Jingle as well as the topic of native plants for Halloween. The Bird Lady offers an olive branch to Tom and there is a listener shoutout to the Great White North in this Halloween Spooktacular. Music by RJ Comer. Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want links from...

Duration:01:28:19

Meet Nature‘s Sanctuary at West Laurel Hill Cemetery

10/22/2021
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick talk with Gregg Tepper (Horticulturist and Author) of West Laurel Hill Cemetery and Laurel Hill Cemetery about the important practice of sustainability. They discuss the Nature's Sanctuary, changing views on traditional perception, practices of reuse and recycling, managing for deer and invasives in a sustainable environment, and the importance of stewardship. Music by Egocentric Plastic Men. Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want links...

Duration:01:35:43

The Buzz - Smelling the Seeds of Nature

10/15/2021
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick are back with a brand new episode of The Buzz. There's a new round of "That's Hot" and "This or That" this episode. The guys take a moment to reflect on their latest Rooted Discussion before they introduce a new segment. Noele shares a competitive game that that has Tom and Fran turning up their noses. There can be only one! Music by RJ Comer. Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want links from this podcast? Visit...

Duration:01:36:40

Rooted Discussion - Women in Ecology

10/8/2021
Welcome to Rooted Discussions, our roundtable conversations featuring top minds in the field of the topic at hand. On this episode, hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick are joined by Carolyn Klaube (Stewardship Director) from Sourland Conservancy, Debbie Dekleva (Monarch Maverick) of Monarch Flyway, Amy Greene (Professional Wetland Scientist and Certified Senior Ecologist) former President of Amy Greene Environmental, and Dr. Randi Eckel (Owner) of Toadshade Wildflower Farm to discuss women in...

Duration:02:00:40

The Buzz - Invasive Insects and Other Musings

10/1/2021
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick are back with a brand new episode of The Buzz and they have brand new equipment. There's a new round of "That's Hot" and "This or That" this episode - but not in that order. Tom's latest segment, Grow Read A Book, has you consider the way you view native plants and a listener's post in The Native Plants, Healthy Planet Facebook group goes viral. You get a listener shoutout, you get a listener shoutout, everyone gets a listener shoutout as Tom and Fran are...

Duration:01:34:39

Meet Backyard Ecology

9/24/2021
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick talk with Shannon Trimboli (Founder and Host) of Backyard Ecology about being acceptive and nurturing towards those entering the native plant spectrum. They discuss approaching ecology from a place of wonder and education, the beginnings of Backyard Ecology, and the paths we all take to ecological enlightenment. Stop and smell the Sassafras. Music by Egocentric Plastic Men. Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want links from this podcast?...

Duration:01:31:34

The Buzz - Growing the Circle

9/17/2021
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick are back with a brand new episode of The Buzz. There's a new round of "That's Hot" and "This or That" this episode. Sol gets excited about our new contest and Dr. Evil spreads the horror of Jumping Worms. Tom's latest segment, Grow Read A Book, leads us into the topic of making the native plant circle larger. They guys bite the bullet and unlock their Instagram accounts. Music by RJ Comer. Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want links from...

Duration:01:34:50

Meet Native Habitat Project

9/10/2021
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick talk with Kyle Lybarger (Founder, Director, and CEO) from Native Habitat Project about creating a space for conservation and restoration in social media. They discuss the formation of a community of passionate conservation and sportspersons professionals, the beginnings of the Native Habitat Project, and the importance of spreading the native plant message. Music by Egocentric Plastic Men. Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want links from...

Duration:01:31:40