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Wild Plant Culture

Jared Rosenbaum

13 episodes

Oct 30, 2020

Dr. Jay Kelly - Restoring Rare Plants 

Today we have a dispatch from the front lines of habitat destruction and deer overpopulation -- New Jersey. But don't despair! We're talking with Dr. Jay Kelly about some remarkable rare plant recoveries and prospects for restoration.

This podcast is brought to you by Wild Ridge Plants, growers and stewards of native plants.

The music at the beginning and end is "The Ship" by my once (and maybe future) band Horse Graveyard. If you like raw, dark, heavy music with a bit of blazing sunshine peering out from the dark clouds... check us out.

Thanks for listening!

Sep 25, 2020

Episode 012 - Dr. Liz Koziol, Notes from Underground Fungi 

We explore the underworld with Liz Koziol of MycoBloom! Join me as we delve into the soil to uncover relationships between mycorrhizal fungi and native plants. Liz is a researcher and entrepreneur supporting ecological restoration by making available native prairie fungi, which dramatically aid specialist plant species growth, increasingly floristic quality and diversity.

Aug 7, 2020

Episode 011 - Dr. Susan Leopold on Rare Medicinal Plants 

Underworld Smuggling! Anti-viral herbs! Parasitic medicinal plants! Cannabis, Ginseng. This episode has it all. My conversation is with Dr. Susan Leopold, Ethnobotanist and Executive Director of United Plant Savers. Here are some of the topics we discuss:

Medicinal parasitic plants


United Plant Savers

Protections for rare plants, lack of in US

Not aligning with other parts of the conservation movement

Underworld smuggling

Trade in white sage

Migrant labor and herb harvests

Gypsy co-ops and ramps

Forest Grown Program

Supporting herbal companies doing right by plants and people

Harvesting ramps in Europe

Federal management of medicinal plant harvest -- in Europe, lacking in United States

Osha and disturbance

Anti-viral herbs and coronavirus. Shutdown in trade of medicinals

Forest service management and medicinal herb conservation. Overgrazing

FairWild plant trade issues due to coronavirus

Growing hemp in Virginia

Spagyric extraction of cannabis

Cannabinoids and Ginsenosides as diffusive herbs

United Plant Savers Goldenseal Sanctuary

Find Susan’s herbal products at

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