Hedi Baxter Lauffer Director of Teaching & Learning with the Wisconsin Fast Plants Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Explains the many benefits of teaching with Fast Plants, or Rapid Cycling Brassica rapa
I’ve just posted an interview with Hedi Baxter Lauffer Director of Teaching & Learning with the Wisconsin Fast Plants Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We discuss the development of Rapid Cycling Brassica rapa (FastPlants) as a tool for studying crop disease, and its evolution into a versatile life sciences teaching tool. Fast Plants live their entire life cycle in about 42 days.
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Dwarf crops can fit in just about anywhere and stay at a convenient size for kids.
This is the first episode of 2020!
This year my new years resolution was to bite the bullet and lean fully into gardening with kids. I’m a father who works with kids in a Garden Based Learning environment, and I’ve decided to make that a focus going forward.
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A review of the 2005 edition of The All New Square Foot Garden by Mel Bartholomew with a particular focus on using it to start community and school gardens.
I review Backyard Market Gardening: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Selling What You Grow
I talk about the complex world of hybrid corn.
A brain dump about corn, the different types of corn, where corn came from, and some exciting developments in corn.
A brief overview of the exciting world of Soil Science.
Answering that most basic of questions: “When should I water my plants?”