Sowing Ideas

A perspective on how to care for the nature and the biodiversity within and around us.

Seed Saving For Beginners

Whether you are an old expert at seed stewardship or a new gardener with a budding curiosity, saving seeds from your home garden to grow and share can be one of the most rewarding experiences of the season. By Heather Jo Flores This old-world skill is best learned experientially, and within a community of fellow seedpeople. But here are some tips to get you started, even if you only have a small garden. Selection Some plants are much easier for beginners. This has less to do with ease of harvest than with whether or not the plant needs a large or…

How To Grow A Pollinator Garden

Need to attract a more diverse group of insects and pollinators? Here's how to grow a pollinator garden.

Humans, Biodiversity, and Habitat Loss - HHMI BioInteractive Video

This 30 minute video lists human activities and their threats to biodiversity. In the second lecture of the series Biodiversity in the Age of Humans, Dr. E...

Food Webs and Energy Pyramids: Bedrocks of Biodiversity

Explore food chains, food webs, energy pyramids, and the power of biodiversity in this ecology video by the Amoeba Sisters! This video also introduces genera...

Why is biodiversity so important? - Kim Preshoff

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-is-biodiversity-so-important-kim-preshoff Our planet's diverse, thriving ecosystems may seem like permanent f...

Lynn Margulis on her life, Symbiogenesis, Gaia Theory, Scienctific Practice and Effects of Money

Biologist Lynn Margulis, recipient of the National Medal of Science, first wife of Carl Sagan, is interviewed by Jay Tischfield, chair of Genetics department...

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