Episodes 81-90




Episode 81 - 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. 




 
Episode 82 - 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

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Episode 83- 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.






Episode 84 - 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 missed on their website and at the center.  Music by Egocentric Plastic Men.
 
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Episode 85 - 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. 





Episode 86 - 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. Buy a copy of Turning Lawns into Meadows.  Enter the code MEADOW20 for 20 percent off your entire order plus free shipping. 

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Episode 87 - 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. 





Episode 88 - 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 care today, how electric is better than gas powered, regulations that are in the works, and the education and responsibility of both the homeowner and the landscape professional.  As an added bonus, the video will be available on the Pinelands Nursery YouTube channel. Music by Andorra. 

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Episode 89 - 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.