Learn about the botanical world one plant at a time. The Plant Report is a new educational podcast from Sustainable World Radio about plants, herbal medicine, heirloom seeds, ethnobotany and the human/plant relationship. Learn from experts and the plants. Thanks for listening to The Plant Report....Because Every Plant Has A Story.
The Happiness Tree: Albizia julibrissin
Albizia julibrisson is one of my new favorite new trees. Commonly called The Tree of Happiness, Persian Silk Tree, and Mimosa, Albizia is native to Asia and a member of the Fabaceae family. I love its pink puffball flowers, gorgeous fragrance, whimsical nature, and potent medicine.
The Amazing Amaranth Family
Episode 32: Meet the broad and beautiful Amaranth family in this episode with farmer and seed saver Andrew McMillion. Andrew shares his experiences propagating and growing Amaranth and tells us about his favorite members in this low maintenance and resilient family including: Orach (Atriplex hortensis), Caucasian Mountain Spinach (Hablitzia tamnoides), Syrian Medieval Chard, and Strawberry Spinach (Blitum capitatum).
The Mighty Oak
Journey into the world of Quercus, the amazing Oak. Found worldwide, Oaks have been revered for thousands of years. Horticulturalist Byron Joel is an avid Oak fan and shares his knowledge about Oaks from tiny acorn to robust tree.
Nettle- The Prickly Medicinal Herb
If you've ever wandered into a patch of Nettle, you probably remember its ferocious sting! But, did you know that Nettle is a nutritional powerhouse and herbal medicine rock star?
To learn about this medicinal herb that "bites', I speak with Western Clinical Herbalist Cheryl Fromholzer, owner and founder of of Gathering Thyme, a community herb shop, clinic, and education center in San Rafael, CA.
Meet the Geranium Family!
In this episode, I speak with Geranium expert Robin Parer about the entire Geraniaceae Family: Hardy Geraniums, Pelargoniums, Erodiums,and Monsonias. Robin talks in depth about how to grow and propagate them, where they are found in nature, the mistaken identity of Pelargoniums, and why she has been entranced with this plant family for so long.
The Lovely Loquat
Have you ever heard of Loquats? In this episode, farmer, educator, and author Ken Love talks about this sweet and prolific fruit tree.
Found throughout the world, Loquats (Eriobotrya japonica) are easy to grow and maintain. Also known as Biwa and Pipa, Loquats have a long and intriguing history and offer the home gardener an abundant source of delicious fruit with high levels of Vitamin A and Potassium.
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I learned so much about Amaranth which I have in my garden. I had no idea how rich, nutritious and easy to grow it is! Thank you for your work and the brilliant people you interview. You are true heros in moving us toward a more sustainable future.
i love this podcast!!
jill is an amazing host and educator, and shes certified in permaculture design. people writing this podcast bad reviews are listening for the wrong things. jill interviews experts with extensive experience in the field that implement permaculture practices, which include SOCIAL science topics like appropriate human use of plants and bringing back traditional knowledge. if you want straight up botany lessons, you can do some googling, but i dont know why you would do that when this podcast contains such wisdom and practical knowledge. while youre googling, do some research on “invasive” plants. you’ll be surprised at how important and helpful they can be. or you can just listen to jill’s calming voice tell you all about it :)
I love every episode! Thanks you!