The Plant Report- Every Plant Has A Story (plants)
Learn about the botanical world one plant at a time. The Plant Report is a new educational resource about plants, herbal medicine, ethnobotany and the human/plant relationship.  The Plant Report is a project of Sustainable World Radio.

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Feijoa- An Affable Edible Plant

Feijoa, Acca sellowiana, popularly known as pineapple guava is an easy to grow shrub with beautiful edible flowers and fruit that tastes like the tropics. To learn more about this delicious temperate sub-tropical plant, I spoke with Mark Albert, an expert in all things Feijoa. Mark Albert is a naturalist and rare fruit grower who specializes in self-sufficient year-round food production. 

Direct download: Mark_Albert_-_Pineapple_Guava.mp3
Category:Plants -- posted at: 4:17pm PST

Goumi- A Beautiful Bush With Benefits

Goumi is an attractive shrub that is useful in edible landscaping. Renowned for its beauty and delicious medicinal berries, goumi is easy to grow, drought tolerant and fixes nitrogen- making it a valuable soil amender. Goumi's fragrant cream colored flowers attract pollinators, birds and people to your garden. 

To learn more about goumi, Jill Cloutier spoke with Michael Judd, Permaculturist and author of the new book Edible Landscaping With A Permaculture Twist-How To Have Your Yard And Eat It Too. Michael is a big fan of the goumi and its many benefits. 

(Photo of goumi courtesy of Michael Judd.)

 

Direct download: Goumi_with_M._Judd.mp3
Category:Plants -- posted at: 6:21pm PST

Ashitaba- Nature's Super Food

Ashitaba is a plant rich in antioxidants, vitamins and chlorophyll. Also called Tomorrow's Leaf, Ashitaba is known for its quick regeneration and healing properties. To learn more about Ashitaba, Jill Cloutier interviewed John Glavis of Botierra Biodiversity Farms at the Heirloom Expo Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa, California. 

Direct download: Ashitaba-_Tomorrows_Leaf.mp3
Category:Plants -- posted at: 6:42pm PST

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