Introduction to native plants video highlights some attractive and beneficial plants

Published on July 10, 2014

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Experimenting to farm a profit from prairie restoration

Published on Jul 3, 2014  |  In the United States, we have lost most of the tallgrass prairie. Learn more about how we are making positive changes and reestablishing biodiversity. The project has been successful and continues to make great strides in a healthier ecosystem, while providing nutritious grass-raised beef.

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“They thought I was getting weeds,” but look at this native plant yard now

Published on Jun 20, 2013  |  Get Wild, Go Native! Native gardening is good for our air, our water and us. Join our “Go Native” group to learn about all of the ways you can “Get Wild” in your life! Sign up at nature.org/GoNative to receive monthly “Plant This, Not That” gardening tips and updates on new featured gardens from across the Midwest.

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More and more people learn to love native plants and grow toward ecological landscapes thanks to the Institute for Applied Ecology

Published on Jul 3, 2014  |  The Mission of the Institute for Applied Ecology.  Interview with: Tom Kaye, Ph.D. Executive Director, Melanie Gisler, Program Director, and Peter Moore, Restoration Ecologist, of Institute for Applied Ecology Corvallis, Oregon. http://www.appliedeco.org

IAE is a nonprofit organization with a mission to conserve native species and habitats through restoration, research, and education.
IAE specializes in endangered species propagation and restoration, the population dynamics of rare plants, population viability analysis, and monitoring.

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Propagate native plants using the rooting method: Easy as 1, 2, 3

Published on Apr 24, 2014  |  It’s easy to propagate many native plants. John Dromgoole from The Natural Gardener gives us the basics to multiply your favorite drought-tough plants.

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Annie White investigates the strengths of local native genotypes vs cultivars

Published on Apr 11, 2014  |  Join Kim Eierman of EcoBeneficial! for an interview with Annie White about her research on the attractiveness of native plant cultivars versus straight species native plants. Annie is a Ph.D student at the University of Vermont in the Department of Plant and Soil Science.

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Adding fuel to the fire: Sometimes straw needs to be added for a good prescribed burn as seen in this relatively young prairie restoration project at Eureka College

Published on Apr 11, 2014  |  Prairie Restoration Project: Prairie Burn. Dr. Renee Mullen, Professor Rhea Edge and Dr. Dale Birkenholz (ISU Professor Emeritus) supervise students burning a patch of prairie located on the campus of Eureka College.

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