by JulieAnn Villa JulieAnn Villa told this story as part of #PLSLive @ Wild Things in Chicago, Feb 23, 2019. Transcript: I’m going to keep these notes here. I also have to talk about Biology a little bit, forgive me because I am a trained chemist so if I get the biology of flowers wrong… I grew up shadowing my mother. What that means is that she was was an avid gardener, so she gave me the space behind our yard which was filled with dandelions. And for me this meant I could p
by Lizz Waring Lizz shares the story of learning to love plants on a school field trip... Transcript: This is Lizz Waring from Texas Tech and she is going to tell us her plant love story. This is my plant Love Story involving a 19th century president and how he made me fall in love love with plants. So when I was in Middle School I lived in Northwestern Ohio in a little tiny town called Oak Harbor, which was near the city of Fremont, which you’ve also probably never heard of.
by Lesley Evans Ogden This week we bring you another story from our Plant Love Stories Live event held recently at North American Congress on Conservation Biology in Toronto. This week's story is by Lesley Evans Ogden. You can hear her story using the video link below A transcript of her story is available below: Growing up in rural Ontario just north of Kingston, my family lived next door to a farm. The farmers were a friendly and generous family and my brother and I were g
by Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie Our second audio story is here! You can hear Caitlin's story using the video link below. A transcript is also available below: I fell in love with alpine plants at the bottom of the mountain. In college I worked as an environmental educator at a backcountry hut in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Many of these huts are “high mountain,” perched just at treeline for beautiful hikes through alpine communities with Sound-of-Music-style panoramic vi
by Meade Krosby Note: Plant Love Stories recently had it's first LIVE event, as part of the North American Congress on Conservation Biology in Toronto. We heard wonderful plant love stories from amazing storytellers, and will be posting some of their stories in the coming weeks. The audio from the live event wasn't too great (we were in a loud bar), so we rerecorded the audio when we could. Our first story is by Meade Krosby. You can hear her story using the video link below