In this episode, the Plant Book Club discuss what conservation means in the year 2022.
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The most morbid potato salad ever: Murder Most Florid by Mark Spencer
In this episode, Tegan, Ellen, Melissa and Judith talk about their favorite moments from one forensic botanist’s colorful memoir. Could it have used a discerning eye to make sure the chapters didn’t get cut off? Sure, but Spencer’s friendships, long hours in the mud, experiences with law enforcement and dark botanical descriptions ultimately charmed us.
Lessons from Plants by Beronda Montgomery
In this episode, Tegan, Ellen, Melissa, Judith and Joram talk about the lessons they’ve learned from plants. Can plants teach us humans how to approach equity and inclusion initiatives? Be more adaptive and self-reflective? The gang thinks probably not, but it’s worth thinking about.
Poisoned Honey and Cyanide Mysteries: Plants That Kill by Elizabeth A. Dauncey and Sonny Larsson
This month, Tegan, Joram, Ellen, and Melissa read Plants That Kill: A Natural History of the World’s Most Poisonous Plants by Elizabeth A. Dauncey and Sonny Larsson. This book taught us so much about the best ways to murder people (green potatoes!) and also how to avoid being poisoned by our weirdest fellow terrestrials.