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Earth’s Long-Term Biogeochemical Evolution

Shanan Peters, Professor in the Department of Geoscience at UW-Madison, discusses the consequences of the unsteady growth of the earth’s crust over the past 2.5 billion years. Peters focuses on water in all three forms, bimodal elevations due to moving plate tectonics, and life as a means of understanding the biogeochemical evolution.

Growing Potatoes in Containers and in the Ground

Joey Baird and Holly Baird, Co-founders of The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener, explain how to successfully grow potatoes. The Bairds discuss where to plant, when to plant and how to get rid of pests that could harm your potato crop.

Easy Food Preserving: Canning-Free

Megan Cain, Founder and CEO of The Creative Vegetable Gardener, discusses the advantages to growing your own produce and shares how to preserve excess fruits and vegetables in the freezer and the refrigerator.

The Right Chicken for the Right Family

Twain Lockhart, Poultry Consultant at Nutrena, discusses how to select the breed of chicken that fits your purpose and space. Lockhart explains which chickens are the best choices for egg production, meat production, for show and as a family pet.

Benefits from the New GOES-16 Satellite

Tim Schmit, Research Scientist at NESDIS Office of Research and Applications in Madison, introduces the geostationary environmental monitoring benefits provided by the recently launched weather satellite. Schmit discusses the technological advancements that made the GOES-16 possible.

Creating a Garden for All Seasons

Erin Clark, Nursery Manager at Schonheit Gardens, introduces the five basics of gardening: temperature, light, water, nutrients and air. Clark discusses basic design principles, explains how to create interesting gardens for all seasons and shares maintenance, mulch and watering plans for a healthy garden.

Too Creative for Science?

Ahna Skop, Associate Professor in the Department of Genetics at UW-Madison, shares her journey from growing up in a family of artists to her career as a scientist. Skop encourages a blending of art and science to improve scientific understanding.

Justice, Power and Landscape

Jedediah Purdy, Professor of Law at Duke University, discusses different ways of looking at landscapes and explains that our mind organizes the terrain to create something of meaning to us. Purdy explores different ways to look at landscapes including as a place of origin and a place of conflict.

Air Quality in the U.S.

Tracey Holloway, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UW-Madison, explains how chemistry and weather affect the air. Holloway discusses using satellite data and computer models to evaluate the amount of pollution in the air.

Syrup From One Maple Tree- You Can Do It

Dan Tyler, Maple Syrup Hobbyist, explains how to tap a maple tree, what equipment you need and how to determine when sap starts running. Tyler discusses how to boil the collected sap to make syrup. Even if you only have one or two sugar maple trees in your yard, Tyler encourages you to create your own maple syrup.

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