Native Plants, Healthy Planet presented by Pinelands Nursery

Native Plants, Healthy Planet presented by Pinelands Nursery

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.

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August 5, 2022 90 min

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.  There a a ton of "Listener Shout Outs" as we come down to the wire on our latest contest. Tom does a "Grow Read A Book" before "Take it or Leaf it" where Fran and Tom find themselves in over their heads. Find out the details on the ...

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Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick connect with Andrew Bunting (Vice President of Horticulture) from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Topics include the formation of the PHS, the wonderful work and programs they offer, How they incorporate native plants into urban gardens as well as the internationally renowned Philadelphia Flower Show, what the future holds for the PHS, and how you can get involved. Music by Egocentric Plas...

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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.  Fran and Tom follow up on a few topics before getting a message from an old friend.  There a a ton of "Listener Shout Outs".  Tom does a  "Grow Read A Book" segment but also has a complaint. Fran explains missing episode 113 before "Tak...

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July 15, 2022 84 min

Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick connect with Renata Barnes (Coordinator) from the Outdoor Equity Alliance. Topics include the formation of the OEA, how to go about making a change, things we can all do to make nature accessible and equitable, programs the OEA offer, and how you can get involved.  Tom and Fran ask for guidance on things they can do better.  Music by Egocentric Plastic Men.

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July 8, 2022 68 min

Host/Producer Fran Chismar is absent so Tom Knezick takes the reigns for an inpromtu episode with his brother Steve.  The discussion starts with what it was like growing up on a native plant nursery.  Then they really dive in to how Pinelands Nursery produces wildflower seed from start to finish.  The episode ends with Steve sharing his favorite native plants and who has inspired him in nature in the outdoors.  Music by Egocentric ...

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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 our listeners Skip Byrnes, Deborah Rosenthal, and Alyssa Lewis to discuss their membership of The Native Plants Healthy Planet Facebook Group. Conversations include the progress on their personal properties, the root of their love of native plants, being...

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June 24, 2022 80 min

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.  Fran and Tom follow up on a few topics before jumping into "Listener Shout Outs".  It's Pollinator Week!  Tom and Fran share some ways that you can celebrate. We have a listener question and Tom does a  "Grow Read A Book" segment. Is Fr...

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June 17, 2022 78 min

Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick connect with Peri Sasnett  (Digital Media at Glacier National Park) from the Headwaters Podcast.  Topics include our relationships with plants, the cultural importance of White Bark Pine, definitions of keystone species, first foods, and masting, knowing when to and how much to intervene with mother nature, and the importance of The National Park Service.  Peri shares a glimpse of Headwaters Seaso...

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June 10, 2022 86 min

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" and "Take it or Leaf it".  Our listeners take the main stage with advice on helping children interact with nature which ties in with Tom's "Grow Read A...

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June 3, 2022 77 min

Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick connect with Rebecca McMackin  (Director of Horticulture) of Brooklyn Bridge Park.  Topics include the intangibles that make Brooklyn Bridge Park unique, the obstacles of recreating nature in an urban setting, treating a park like a university, and having the courage to be a part of nature.  Rebecca shares a surprise announcement.  Music by Egocentric Plastic Men.

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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" and "Take it or Leaf it".  This episode's questions leave us wondering about just how much Tom and Fran know.  Fran and Tom discuss ways to get your childr...

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May 20, 2022 58 min

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.

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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, a...

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May 6, 2022 53 min

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.

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April 29, 2022 70 min

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. Mus...

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April 22, 2022 62 min

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.

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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 r...

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April 8, 2022 86 min

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.  Mus...

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April 1, 2022 73 min

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 f...

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March 25, 2022 74 min

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.

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