Episodes 111-120



 
Episode 111 - 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 Fran out of his mind or out of this world with "Take it or Leaf it?  Music by RJ Comer. 
 
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Episode 112 - 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 involved in local organizations, and tips for our listeners that are just beginning their journey. Music by Egocentric Plastic Men. 

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Episode 113 - 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 Plastic Men.

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Episode 114 - 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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Episode 115 - 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 "Take it or Leaf it."  Music by RJ Comer. 





Episode 116 - 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 Plastic Men.

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Episode 117 - 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 next Native Plants Healthy Planet talk.  Music by RJ Comer.