Pretty much every spirit known to man begins life as some sort of plant: sake began with a grain of rice; scotch emerged from barley; tequila from agave; rum from sugarcane; and bourbon from corn. In The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart explores how humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform all matter of plant life into alcohol over the centuries. She’s with Mark Perzel this morning for a little liquor education.
The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden will be hosting its Native Plants Symposium on November 10, presenting a day of expert and entertaining speakers talking about such topics as native trees for use in landscaping, native plants for home landscaping, and other practical advice and suggestions. One of the speakers, Scott Beuerlein from the Zoo, stops in to talk about the details of this
Our friends at the Cincinnati Zoo aren’t only into protecting and preserving animals; they are also into doing the same thing for plants. In this week’s Focus on Technology, Ann Thompson reports on efforts to save endangered plant species by using test tube reproduction.
The 2012 Plant Trials Day at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens is August 29. Hundreds of Master Gardeners, industry professionals, garden clubs and homeowners will gather to learn about the Zoo’s plant trialing program. Mark Perzel welcomes in Scott Beuerlein from the Cincinnati Zoo to discuss the program, which sold out early last year.