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Plantaholics Podcast

Plantaholics Podcast

By Taylor and Tori
Landscape designers and best friends discuss all things plant-related!
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Pollinators: Bees
What's all the buzz about? Learn about bees and their unique roles in pollination and more! Death honey...meat eating...tear collectors...You may bee surprised of what they are capable of!
May 02, 2022
Welcome to your next session of Plantaholics. Don't forget to grab some tissues on your way in! Today we tackle the new fangled craze all the cool kids are talking about, Eco-Therapy! We discuss all the therapeutic techniques that fall within the topic. Ever heard or forest bathing? Park prescriptions? Well, you will now! As well as learning ways to incorporate these techniques in your daily lives! So, sit back and recline on your chaise lounge and enjoy!
April 18, 2022
Botany in a Day (Plant families)
Join us for a discussion of identifying plants by family using Thomas J. Elpel's Botany In A Day! We coin a couple words, and attempt to explain how to identify over 45,000 plants! No promises that this is only a day-long project, but we dip our toes in the wonderful world of plant families and basic botany with you today! 
March 28, 2022
Pollinators minisodes: The Wasp
For our Mini Series on Pollinators we are continuing with the Wasp. This pollinator is a champion for the bizarre and uniqueness of nature. We hope you enjoy learning a bit more about wasps!
February 28, 2022
Pollinators minisodes: Bats
Welcome to our first segment of Prized Pollinators!  We kick off this series with a discussion of bats! What are they pollinating, do you need to fear them, how are they saving the rainforest? No guano - this is a good mini-sode. 
February 21, 2022
Thanks for bearing with us over the long break!  We are back with a lively discussion of Permaculture! Learn how we can address climate change and the food crisis using the Permaculture philosophy and way of life!  Create sustainable systems, let nature do the work for you, and tap into generations of ecological knowledge with us! 
February 14, 2022
Absinthe - Drunk Botany (Re-released)
Join us once again for a look back on our first taste of Absinthe and a brief discussion of its origin and uses! We will be back next week with a brand new episode on Permaculture! Stay tuned! 
February 07, 2022
Our Favorite Plants (Re-release)
Thanks everyone for the last couple years of Plantaholics! We are taking a look back at all of our season 1 episodes and will provide edited down versions periodically for a more enjoyable listen! In this episode Taylor and Tori go over their 12 favorite plant species! 
February 01, 2022
Thanksgiving Plants
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Join us as we discuss not only all the plants and delicious aspects of this time of year but also the darker realities that should not be forgotten. In this episode we touch on what would have been available at the first thanksgiving, addressing the original ownership of the land and some random fun facts served up for you all! Grab your listening utensils and dig in!
November 22, 2021
Festive Fall Plants Part 2
Today we fall back into the plants of the season, with our part 2 of Festive Fall Plants, focusing on the season's relationship with pomegranates, rosemary, and more! Learn about the origin of the jack -o-lantern and the many ways plants are used in fall ceremonies and spells! Join us to learn more about the plants that shine during this special time of year!
November 08, 2021
Festive Fall Plants (Part 1)
Today we fall into the rich history of Autumn celebrations and their relationships to each other, and Marigolds! Samhain, Dia De Los Muertos, Diwali, Halloween, and more! Learn how the Marigold has integrated into so many of these fall festivities, despite the geographical distance. Join us for part 2 next week for more spooky plants! 
October 26, 2021
Soil Microbes Part 2
We continue our digging into soil microbes! Even a small discussion about how you can use these critters to improve your own health! Enjoy and learn how to keep your little friends happy! 
October 18, 2021
Soil Microbes Part 1
Look under the microscope with us at all the little creatures under our feet! In part one of our Soil Microbe exploration, we discuss the role microbes play and how they assist plants in the rhizosphere (around the roots)! Learn to love your trillions of little friends in this 2-part series! 
October 11, 2021
Greek Mythology and Plants
We explore some fascinating Greek myths in which plants play the starring role! We know there are a lot more stories to discuss, but don't take this episode for pome-granted! 
September 27, 2021
Plant Careers
If you love plants as much as we do, you may be wondering if you can turn your passion into a career! Join us for a discussion on our own experiences in the plant world, and some of the unique jobs out there pertaining to art and design, caring for plants, growing food, science, and even people and plants!  
September 13, 2021
Forensic Botany
Did you know a seed pod helped solve a murder? Or that the wood of a ladder was instrumental in the Lindbergh kidnapping case? Well you will if you listen to this episode! We learn all about those cases and how the heck plants are involved in crime solving as we discuss Forensic Botany. Dust of your detective caps and join us for an episode so fun it's, dare I say, criminal?!
August 30, 2021
Garden of Cosmic Speculation
What do string theory, spirituality, and plants have in common?  The Garden of Cosmic Speculation, thats what! We discuss this magical (and cosmology based) garden - focusing on 3 main gardens of this 30 acre Scotland estate. Philosophy, cosmology (not cosmotology) and a beautiful legacy, this garden has it all! 
August 16, 2021
Botanical Gardens - A Review
Welcome back to season 2! We start with a fun episode discussing the botanical gardens Tori and Taylor have been to and assigning ratings to each in a very methodical manner...sort of... Sorry in advance for audio quality - it was our first episode that we recorded in person on a trip to Salt Lake City, Utah! Looking forward to kicking off season 2! Thanks for listening! 
August 02, 2021
Season 2 Trailer
We can't believe we've done a whole season already! Thank you to all you wonderful listeners and plant addicts! Join us for season 2 for a new and improved format and, of course, lots and lots of plants! 
June 07, 2021
Plantaholics Trailer
Welcome to Plantaholics! We are looking forward to discussing all things plants! Take it from 2 landscape designers and best friends! Join us for our first episode where we discuss our top 12 favorite plants! 
November 30, 2020