RadioGarden :: Episode 6 : Friend or Foe

Plants are the source, at least in part, of most of our most basic needs–food, clothing, and shelter–and as gardeners, we know they give us beauty, wonder, livelihood. As gardeners, we also know plants aren’t all good, and in fact some are downright dastardly.

This month on RadioGarden, stories at the intersection of people and plants, I ask a simple question: are plants friend or foe? This month, Wicked Plants author Amy Stewart is back for a conversation about plants as villains with Lau Hodges, curator of the Wicked Plants exhibit at the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers.

Special thanks for production assistance to Andrew Roth of Natural Sounds. Intro music from this podcast by ccMixter user Pitx. Sound effects served by the freesound project. All are licensed under Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1.0.

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About Andrew Keys

Andrew Keys is a writer, designer, and lifelong gardener, and he hosts the RadioGarden podcast on Horticulture Radio. Do you have a story at the intersection of people and plants? Email Andrew at radiogardenmc AT gmail DOT com. Descended from Mississippi cotton farmers, Andrew was raised with a reverence for the land passed down generations, and first fell in love with plants among thickets of Aralia spinosa in the woods of his childhood home. Andrew may be found online at his blog, Garden Smackdown, on Twitter and Facebook. He is a member of the Garden Designers Roundtable, and lectures for the New England Wild Flower Society. Andrew's company, Oakleaf Green Landscape Design, is centered on the philosophy that the crux of every 21st century design problem is our role as stewards of the Earth.

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