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Episode 58 - 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 Sam Droege (Wildlife Biologist, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center) from The Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab, Kelly Gill (Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist, Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Region) from the Xerces Society, and Marcus Gray (Executive Director) from Sustainable Monarch to discuss everything you need to know for Pollinator Week. Conversations include some of the best ways to celebrate Pollinator Week, where to start when building pollinator habitat, out of the box ways to help our pollinators, chemicals and insects, and the pluses and minuses of legislative action to protect pollinators? Everyone shares a mistake that they have learned from.  As an added bonus, the video will be available on the Pinelands Nursery YouTube channel. Music by RJ Comer. 


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Episode 57 - Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick are back with a brand new episode of The Buzz and there are so many things in bloom they can't pick just one.  There's a new round of "That's Hot" and "This or That" this episode. The Question and Comment line is busy with the ongoing saga of Sol and a brand new caller with feedback.  Tom and Fran also discuss what they've quit cold turkey.  Discussions center around the native plants that are in bloom in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.  Music by RJ Comer. 


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