The Secret Language of Plants

November 30, 2014
(was 05.11.2014)

Scientists are discovering how plants secretly talk to each other.  How smart is your geranium, and what does a tree know?  Today, we're eavesdropping on the secret language of plants.

  1. Thinking Like a Forest - Suzanne Simard

    A forest is an amazing repository of both knowledge and wisdom.  Ecologist Suzanne Simard takes Anne Strainchamps on a walking tour of a forest to point out the remarkable web of life both above and below the ground.

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  2. What a Plant Knows - Daniel Chamovitz

    Did you know plants see, smell and communicate with neighboring plants?  And have both long and short term memory?  Plant geneticist Daniel Chamovitz describes the complex world of plant life.

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  3. Sonic Sidebar: Data Garden Quartet

    An audio installation that gives tropical plants the tools to play synthesizers, allowing people to experience biorhythms as live music.

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  4. Plant Intelligence - Jeremy Narby

    Slime molds that solve mazes and parasitic dodder plants that seek out their prey are remarkable examples of nature's intelligence.  Anthropologist Jeremy Narby offers lessons on how to see the entire world as our kin.

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  5. The Grammar of Animacy

    Robin Wall Kimmerer is a biologist, a writer, and a member of the Potawatomi nation.  In her essay collection, "Braiding Sweetgrass," she weaves scientific knowledge and indigenous wisdom into a deeper understanding of the nature of plant life.

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  6. Dangerous Idea: Question Your Beliefs

    Charles Eisenstein's Dangerous Idea?  Questioning our core beliefs can change our world.

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  7. On Our Minds: Ralph Nader

    An alliance between Ralph Nader and Ron Paul?  It may sound surprising, but they've found common ground.  Nader explains how the Left and Right can come together on key issues.

     

     

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