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Posts tagged with "Plant Science"

  • Dig In!: 12 Easy Gardening Projects Using Kitchen Scraps
    Kari Cornell, Photography by Jennifer S. Larson


    Dig In! 12 Easy Gardening Projects Using Kitchen Scraps

    Modern agriculture has given us seedless watermelons, tomatoes in February, and apple varieties with trademarked names and intensive marketing. However, there remains something magical about planting a seed, watching it sprout, and after a long season, tasting the fruit (or vegetables) of one’s work and dedication. Dig In! encourages kids to get in the kitchen… Read More
  • Where the Wild Coffee Grows: The Untold Story of Coffee from the Cloud Forests of Ethiopia to Your Cup
    Jeff Koehler

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    A wide-ranging natural history illuminates the pleasures and the plight of wild coffee

    The global seed bank in Svalbard, Norway, houses innumerable seeds, cuttings, and germ plasm belonging to hundreds of breadbasket crops such as wheat and rice (1). But at least one famous species is missing: coffee. Like most tropical plants, coffee has a recalcitrant seed—that is, it cannot go dormant to await the right conditions for… Read More
  • Lab Girl
    Hope Jahren

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    A scientist finds her place

    Age Range: Young Adult Grade Level: 9-12 Growing up in a Norwegian community in rural Minnesota, Hope Jahren discovered her love for scientific inquiry in her father’s laboratory at the local community college. Today, she lives with her family in Mauna Loa, where she runs her own laboratory at the University of Hawaii, studying how plants interact… Read More
  • Map of Life

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    Identifying species in the field? There’s an app for that.

    The field guide as we know it has not changed much since it was invented more than 100 years ago. It is a list of species and a description of their respective attributes, accompanied by some illustrations. More recent field guides also include maps of expected species distributions. However, publishing on paper imposes some limits… Read More