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December 20, 2019
Bee City USA is one of the leading initiatives in North America to protect and support pollinators. Join Kim Eierman for this EcoBeneficial interview with Phyllis Stiles, the founder of Bee City USA.
October 8, 2019
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).
June 20, 2019
Join Kim Eierman for this EcoBeneficial interview with Benjamin Vogt, ecological landscape designer and author of A New Garden Ethic: Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future.
March 10, 2019
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.
November 8, 2018
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.
August 4, 2018
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.
June 14, 2018
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.
March 12, 2018
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.
January 9, 2018
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.
November 26, 2017
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.
April 26, 2017
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.
February 27, 2017
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.
January 12, 2017
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.
October 15, 2016
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.
September 9, 2016
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.
July 31, 2016
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.
July 16, 2016
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.
June 5, 2016
A leading expert on Monarchs, Dr. Karen Oberhauser, Director of the Monarch Lab at the University of Minnesota, shares the latest information on Monarch butterflies in this EcoBeneficial interview.
April 30, 2016
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.
February 27, 2016
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.
January 12, 2016
Hear why native seeds are not only good for the environment, but are good business too, as Kim Eierman talks with Calvin Ernst, President and Founder of Ernst Conservation Seeds.
November 3, 2015
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.
September 12, 2015
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.
August 8, 2015
Learn how prairies and flood plains are managed at Chicago Botanic Garden and how you can apply these concepts in your own landscape.
July 10, 2015
Do locally-sourced, locally-grown plants matter in your landscape?  Absolutely!  Learn how Earth Tones Native Plant Nursery is doing it right (and why it matters!).
June 18, 2015
How does River Berry Farm support pollinators and beneficial insects? Find out in this EcoBeneficial interview with Jane Sorensen co-owner of the organic River Berry Farm.
May 16, 2015
Learn how to save endangered native bog plants by planting a bog garden at home. Horticulturist and bog expert David R. Clark explains how.
March 28, 2015
Mayapple is not only a great ground cover but a food source for box turtles. Learn more in this interview!
February 28, 2015
Curious about bogs and carnivorous plants? Listen to this EcoBeneficial interview with Ron Determann from Atlanta Botanical Garden.
February 12, 2015
Join Kim Eierman for this interview with Dr. Doug Tallamy on the importance of native Black Cherry to butterfly caterpillars.
January 17, 2015
John Hayden, co-owner of The Farm Between, talks with Kim Eierman of EcoBeneficial! on how, and why, to go pesticide-free in any landscape.
December 13, 2014
Kim Eierman of EcoBeneficial! talks with Heather Holm about her terrific new book: Pollinators of Native Plants
September 28, 2014
Are native cultivars as valuable to pollinators as true native plants? Annie White, a Ph.D. student at the Univ. of Vermont, is the first person to conduct research on this important issue.
September 28, 2014
Anise Hyssop is a great pollinator plant, but is a cultivar equal to the true native? Annie White’s research examines these plants, and many other native perennials for their value to pollinators.
September 28, 2014
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.
September 14, 2014
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.
July 12, 2014
What are some great milkweeds for Monarch butterflies?  Find out in this podcast.
June 28, 2014
What's the one thing we often forget to include in our landscapes, but is critically important for wildlife? Water!
June 14, 2014
Join Kim Eierman for part 2 of her interview on Spring wildflowers with Carol Gracie, author, photographer and naturalist.
May 29, 2014
Want to learn more about Spring wildflowers and their ecological importance?  Listen to this podcast as Kim Eierman interviews wildflower expert Carol Gracie.
April 27, 2014
Join Kim Eierman of EcoBeneficial! for this podcast with Mike Crewe on praying mantises - are they all good?
April 8, 2014
Join Kim Eierman of EcoBeneficial! for this podcast with Annie White about her research on the attractiveness of native cultivars vs. native plants, to pollinators.
February 18, 2014
Join Kim Eierman of EcoBeneficial! for this podcast with Ellen Zachos about her new book Backyard Foraging.
December 21, 2013
Join Kim Eierman of EcoBeneficial! for this podcast with Dr. Roger Koide about Mycorrhizal Fungi.
December 14, 2013
Join Kim Eierman of EcoBeneficial! for this podcast with C. Colston Burrell.
November 23, 2013
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.
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