plants http://wvxu.org en The source of all your favorite spirits http://wvxu.org/post/source-all-your-favorite-spirits <p>Pretty much every spirit known to man begins life as some sort of plant: sake began with a grain of rice; scotch emerged from barley; tequila from agave; rum from sugarcane; and bourbon from corn. In <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Drunken-Botanist-Amy-Stewart/dp/1616200464/ref=sr_1_1?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1365100256&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=drunken+botanist"><strong>The Drunken Botanist</strong></a>, <strong>Amy Stewart</strong> explores how humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform all matter of plant life into alcohol over the centuries. She’s with Mark Perzel this morning for a little liquor education.</p><p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 05:30:15 +0000 Mark Perzel 14211 at http://wvxu.org The source of all your favorite spirits Native Plants Symposium http://wvxu.org/post/native-plants-symposium <p>The<a href="http://cincinnatizoo.org/"><strong> Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden </strong></a>will be hosting its<a href="http://cincinnatizoo.org/events/native-plants-symposium/"><strong> Native Plants Symposium</strong></a> on November 10, presenting a day of expert and entertaining speakers talking about such topics as native trees for use in landscaping, native plants for home landscaping, and other practical advice and suggestions. One of the speakers,<strong> Scott Beuerlein</strong> from the Zoo, stops in to talk about the details of this</p><p></p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 05:30:10 +0000 Mark Perzel 5387 at http://wvxu.org Native Plants Symposium Preserving Plants at the Cincinnati Zoo http://wvxu.org/post/preserving-plants-cincinnati-zoo <p>Our friends at the <a href="http://cincinnatizoo.org/horticulture/"><strong>Cincinnati Zoo</strong></a> aren’t only into protecting and preserving animals; they are also into doing the same thing for plants. In this week’s <strong>Focus on Technology</strong>, Ann Thompson reports on efforts to save endangered plant species by using test tube reproduction.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 05:31:15 +0000 Ann Thompson 4854 at http://wvxu.org Preserving Plants at the Cincinnati Zoo Plant Trial Days http://wvxu.org/post/plant-trial-days <p>The <a href="http://cincinnatizoo.org/events/plant-trials-day/">2012 Plant Trials Day </a>at the <strong>Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens</strong> is August 29. Hundreds of Master Gardeners, industry professionals, garden clubs and homeowners will gather to learn about the Zoo’s plant trialing program. Mark Perzel welcomes in<strong> Scott Beuerlein</strong> from the Cincinnati Zoo to discuss the program, which sold out early last year.</p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 05:50:15 +0000 Mark Perzel 2886 at http://wvxu.org Plant Trial Days