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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

Meet Children and Nature

5/20/2022
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick connect with Laura Mylan (CSO, External Relations) with The Children and Nature Network. Topics include "Nature-Deficit Disorder", how race, income, identity, ability, and postal code factor into accessibility of nature, programs and partners that Children and Nature support, the benefits of interacting with nature, and how you can get involved. Music by Egocentric Plastic Men. Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want links from this...

Duration:00:58:35

The Buzz - How Does Your Garden Grow?

5/13/2022
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 or That" this episode. Tom and Fran follow up on a few topics before jumping into Listener Shout Outs. Tom shares a classic book in "Grow Read A Book" before contemplating "Take it or Leaf it"? Fran and Tom share what's happening in their home gardens. Oh, and another listener gets a Yeti! Music by RJ Comer. Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want...

Duration:01:30:18

Meet The Insect Crisis

5/6/2022
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick connect with Oliver Milman (Environment Correspondent at the Guardian) to talk about his new book The Insect Crisis. Topics include the state of our insect friends, the factors contributing to their decline, the obstacles we face in reversing the trend, and what you can do locally to help. Music by Egocentric Plastic Men. Buy a copy of The Insect Crisis. https://olivermilman.com/ Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want links from this...

Duration:00:53:41

The Buzz - Reflections Without A Net

4/29/2022
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 or That" this episode. Tom and Fran follow up on a few topics before jumping into Listener Shout Outs. Tom and Fran gush over a comment on the comment line before agreeing on "Take it or Leaf it"? Fran and Tom reflect on numerous thoughts without fact checking them. Music by RJ Comer. Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want links from this podcast?...

Duration:01:10:12

Meet The Native Habitat Podcast

4/22/2022
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick reconnect with Kyle Lybarger (Native Habitat Project) to talk about his new podcast The Native Habitat Podcast. Topics include how life has changed in the last year, what to expect from The Native Habitat Podcast, and what the future holds for The Native Habitat Project. Bonus Content - Fran plays the Lightning Round! Music by Egocentric Plastic Men. Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want links from this podcast? Visit...

Duration:01:02:24

The Buzz - Reflecting On 100 Conversations

4/15/2022
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick are back with a brand new episode of The Buzz. Tom and Fran weigh in on their favorite episodes over the last two years. There's a new round of "That's Hot" & "This or That" this episode. Tom and Fran follow up on a few topics before jumping into Listener Shout Outs. Do Tom and Fran finally make a definitive choice on "Take it or Leaf it"? Fran should stop revealing secrets. Music by RJ Comer. Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want links...

Duration:01:12:57

Meet The Aldo Leopold Foundation

4/8/2022
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick talk with Dr. Stanley Temple (Senior Fellow and Science Advisor) of The Aldo Leopold Foundation to discuss the topic of Land Ethics. Topics include understanding the fundamentals of Land Ethic as proposed by Aldo Leopold, what has changed in the last seventy years, the creation of The Aldo Leopold Foundation and its mission, as well as Dr. Temple's unique path and influences in his life. Music by Egocentric Plastic Men. Have a question or a comment? Call...

Duration:01:26:12

The Buzz - Take Two, Catkins!

4/1/2022
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick are back with a brand new episode of The Buzz. We are getting close to Episode 100! Get your reviews in. There's a new round of "That's Hot" & "This or That" this episode. Tom and Fran follow up on a few topics before jumping into Listener Shout Outs. Do Tom and Fran finally make a definitive choice on "Take it or Leaf it"? Fran's Secret reveals plans for the next episode. Music by RJ Comer. Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want links...

Duration:01:13:54

Meet Native Plants In Small Spaces

3/25/2022
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick talk with listener Joan Brandwein (www.comohabitat.info) to discuss the process of converting a small property into a native plant oasis. Topics include where to start, resources that can help, some of the discoveries you will make along your journey, and how to be inviting towards your community. 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...

Duration:01:14:16

The Buzz - Buy This And We’ll Plant A Tree

3/18/2022
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick are back with a brand new episode of The Buzz. Did Tom get Lyme disease? There's a new round of "That's Hot" & "This or That" this episode. Tom and Fran follow up on a few topics before jumping into Listener Shout Outs. There were a lot of five star reviews so there are a lot of shout outs. Do Tom and Fran finally make a definitive choice on "Take it or Leaf it"? Tom's secret leaves Fran speechless. Music by RJ Comer. Have a question or a comment? Call...

Duration:01:21:39

Meet The Keystone Ten Million Trees Partnership

3/11/2022
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick talk with Brenda Sieglitz (Assistant Director Making History Campaign; Senior Manager Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership) with The Chesapeake Bay Foundation. They Discuss the state of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, why trees and why ten million of them, who is going to pay for and plant all of these trees, and the importance of investing in provenance. Music by Egocentric Plastic Men. Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want links from...

Duration:01:17:45

The Buzz - Checking for Ticks

3/4/2022
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick are back with a brand new episode of The Buzz - but does Fran have a brand new voice? There's a new round of "That's Hot" & "This or That" this episode. Tom and Fran follow up on a few topics before a caller gives Eastern Red Cedar some love. "Take it or Leaf it" leaves Tom and Fran split before they answer a question about Scale. Music by RJ Comer. Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want links from this podcast? Visit...

Duration:01:19:51

Meet A Native Plant Every Day with Tom and Fran (and Kelly)

2/25/2022
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick are joined by Kelly Gill (Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist) with The Xerces Society and together they introduce you to Tom and Fran's new Podcast, A Native Plant Every Day with Tom and Fran. Get a sneak peak of two episodes with special guest Kelly Gill as Fran recovers from his deviated septum surgery. 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...

Duration:00:52:03

The Buzz - Uncomfortable Conversations

2/18/2022
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 or That" this episode. Tom and Fran follow up on a few topics before answering a a thoughtful question that turns into their topic. "Take it or Leaf it" ties in with Tom's article this week making for a great, in-depth conversation. Music by RJ Comer. Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want links from this podcast? Visit...

Duration:01:27:58

Meet Bees in Trees

2/11/2022
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick talk with Kass Urban-Mead (Pollinator Conservation Specialist) with The Xerces Society. They discuss the importance of canopy resource and vertical habitat to wild bee populations, how wild bee populations use tree pollen, what the best native trees are for bees to use, and we find out how many questions Fran and Tom can ask in an episode. Music by Egocentric Plastic Men. Have a question or a comment? Call (215) 346-6189. Want links from this podcast?...

Duration:01:28:49

The Buzz - Gathering of the Juglone

2/4/2022
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 or That" this episode. Tom and Fran follow up on a few topics before answering a barrage of wonderful questions. "Grow Read A Book" makes a triumphant return before ending with a new "Take it or Leaf it". 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...

Duration:01:30:23

Meet Genetic Barcoding

1/28/2022
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick talk with Tanya Dapkey (Lab Manager, Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Lab at the Patrick Center for Environmental Research) of The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, PA. They discuss Genetic Barcoding and how it relates to insects, what the genetic barcoding of insects can teach us about stream health and a multitude of other things, the advantages and disadvantages to this technology, what the future holds and what we still need to learn. Music by...

Duration:01:18:43

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