Sunday Reads & Listens


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Happy Sunday!

Reads:
‘Monarch Promise’ variegated milkweed. I need this!
Baltimore Jack’s obituary from the Applachian Trail Conservancy.
No more war in the garden from You Grow Girl.
The Quiet Extinction: Stories of North America’s Rare and Threatened Plants a book about the loss of plant species on this continent. While some plants may have federal or state protection they don’t come with the same tight regulations that protected animals do unless they are located on a public property. Protected plants located on private lands are generally eradicated without consequence or knowledge (because most people are unable to identify plants for one), thus we have a problem with the loss of many of these species, particularly in states where there is little public lands. Plus, plants don’t usually get the warm fuzzies that animals do unless they are a superstar species—ie: the showy plants. Looks like an interesting book to read; I’m putting it on my to-read list.
My Quest for Milkweeds from the Florida Native Plant Society.
Plenty of Choices from Root Simple about how many options there are for bottle water. I’ve been better in the last few years about trying to remember to take a refillable bottle from home when I leave the house on the weekend. Irks me when I need something to drink and have to buy a bottle of water.

Podcast Listens:
Ocean Allison: Episode 20 about the blue-green algae blooms that are plaguing the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers and estuaries on both coasts. Lots of interesting things packed in that episode, including a mention of my former employer, Florida’s failure to ever get anything done with Everglades restoration….I could go on. Not a listen, but here’s a blog post from Treasure Coast Natives about the same issue.
Chase Jarvis’ Creative Live Podcasts: Seth Godin and Marie Forleo
Zen ParentingPodcast: Privilege and Compassion
Original Transplants Podcast from the couple who run Satoyama Homestead. I found this while digging pretty deep into iTunes and I love it! Reminds me of the Chicken Thistle Coopcast.
Homegrown Liberty Podcast: It’s a little more on the permaculture/prepper type setup but I like the host and he’s based in the south which I also like.

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