One of every three bites of our food is pollinated by animal pollinators, but at what cost to pollinators and our food security? Join Kim Eierman of EcoBeneficial as she interviews Peter Nelson, director and filmmaker of this award-winning documentary (with a bonus “sneak peek” of the film).
Join Kim Eierman for this EcoBeneficial interview with gardening legend, Marjorie Harris – ecological landscape designer, plant consultant and author of 15 books on gardening. An organic gardener since the 1960s, Marjorie is based in Toronto. She authored one of the first books advocating the use of ecological gardening principles, Ecological Gardening.
Wildlife and native gardening go hand-in-hand, but sometimes we lose patience with wildlife that enjoys our plants as much as we do! Learn how to cultivate compassion in your garden and successfully coexist with wildlife as Kim Eierman of EcoBeneficial interviews Nancy Lawson, author of The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife.
New York City boasts an abundance of healthy forests and natural areas thanks to the great work of NYC Parks. Join Kim Eierman in this EcoBeneficial interview as she talks with Kristy King, the Director of Forest Restoration for the Natural Resources Group of NYC Parks. Kristy shares some surprising facts as well as ecological inspirations for any landscape.
Learn how a world-famous botanical garden manages ecological health and biodiversity in an urban forest. Join Kim Eierman in this EcoBeneficial interview with Jessica Schuler, Director of New York Botanical Garden’s Thain Family Forest. Schuler shares tips that can be applied to any landscape, no matter how large or how small.
If you’re a beekeeper, an aspiring beekeeper, or just want to help honey bees, you’ll get some helpful tips in this EcoBeneficial interview. Kim Eierman talks with Kim Flottum, Editor of Bee Culture Magazine, and author of several great books on beekeeping, including The Backyard Beekeeper: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden.
Can we succeed in restoring our landscapes, especially given the realities of climate change? Part two of this EcoBeneficial interview examines this question as Kim Eierman talks with Paddy Woodworth, author of Our Once and Future Planet: Restoring the World in the Climate Change Century.
Landscape restoration is a complex and prickly topic, explored in the fascinating book, Our Once and Future Planet: Restoring the World in the Climate Change Century. Join Kim Eierman of EcoBeneficial, in part one of her interview with the author and journalist, Paddy Woodworth.
Want to learn more about native bees? Join Kim Eierman in this EcoBeneficial interview with Heather Holm, a leading expert on native bees and the native plants they use. Holm has just published her second book – Bees: An Identification and Native Plant Forage Guide.
Need help in your garden? Look no further than garden allies - those creatures and organisms that help keep ecological balance in any landscape. Join Kim Eierman of EcoBeneficial for her interview with Frederique Lavoipierre, Director of Education at the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden and writer for Pacific Horticulture magazine.
Ever wonder what the environment is really worth in actual dollars? Dr. Robert Costanza, a world-renowned ecological economist and trans-disciplinary scientist at the Australian National University has been researching this and other critical questions for many years. Join Kim Eierman for her interview with Dr. Costanza and learn what ecosystem services are worth and why ecological economics are key to our survival.
rc="http://www.ecobeneficial.com/audio-podcast/EcoBeneficial_Interview_Hometown_Habit_with_Catherine%20Zimmerman.mp3"] Get the inside scoop on the making of "Hometown Habitat" an inspiring new environmental documentary. Kim Eierman talks with the film's director, Catherine Zimmerman about capturing these real stories of "Bringing Nature Home" featuring ecological hero, Dr. Doug Tallamy. Watch the bonus clip from the film that follows the interview.
The first step toward improving environmental health is an understanding that humans and ecosystems are interdependent and inseparable. Join Kim Eierman for this EcoBeneficial interview with Dr. Richard H. Moore, Professor Emeritus of the School of Environment and Natural Resources at Ohio State University. Dr Moore explains the critical research on coupled human and natural systems.
Wondering which native plants are most attractive to beneficial insects? Join Kim Eierman as she talks with Dr. Doug Landis about his latest research at Michigan State University. Dr. Landis is Professor of Insect Ecology and Biological Control at MSU and Director of the Landis Lab.
Why use harmful pesticides when you can attract the beneficial insects that perform nature's pest control? Kim Eierman of EcoBeneficial talks with Dan Gibson of the Landis Lab at Michigan State University, where important research is taking place on beneficial insects.
rc="http://www.ecobeneficial.com/audio-podcast/Vernal-pools-John-Anderson-Interview.mp3"] Vernal pools are critical ecosystems for some species, yet both are rapidly disappearing. Learn about these fragile systems in this EcoBeneficial interview. Kim Eierman talks with John Anderson, Executive Director of Aton Forest.
rc="http://www.ecobeneficial.com/audio-podcast/Pat-Drackett-Interview.mp3"] The Crosby Arboretum in Picayune, Mississippi is the first fully realized public garden to be organized along ecological principles. Kim Eierman interviews Pat Drackett, the Director of the Arboretum about this special place, full of threatened ecosystems and rare native plants.
Ever wonder which native plants and nativars might be most garden-worthy? Kim Eierman talks with George Coombs, Research Horticulturist at the Mt Cuba Center about some of the most promising native perennials plants.
Ground breaking research being conducted by Dr. Doug Tallamy seeks to answer the important question: Do cultivars of native trees and shrubs have the same ecological benefits as straight species natives? Learn more in this interview with Kim Eierman and Dr. Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home.
Not all flowering native perennials produce nectar, the same amount or quality of nectar. Watch how Annie White collects and analyzes nectar for her research on native perennials vs. native cultivars and their respective value to pollinators.
rc="http://www.ecobeneficial.com/audio-podcast/EcoBeneficial-River-Berry-Farm-Non-GMO-Corn-and-Pollinators-Ep12.mp3"] Pick up some tips on planting for pollinators and organic planting strategies from Jane Sorensen of River Berry Farm.
Join Kim Eierman, Founder of EcoBeneficial! for an exclusive podcast with Dr. Douglas Tallamy at his home. Dr. Tallamy is Professor & Chair of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware and the author of Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife With Native Plants.