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Annette Young Smith, along with her neighbors, transformed a littered patch of grass and weeds on a median strip in San Francisco's Bayview District into a lush neighborhood garden full of decorative and edible plants.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Gardening | Browse All

Date: June 8, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:06:18
Whether it's giant pumpkins or gorgeous orchids, people lavish attention upon these botanical marvels in the hopes of creating award-winning specimens. Orchid enthusiasts Trudy Hadler and Ray Vickers-Traft divulge why they devote themselves to cultivating for competition.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Gardening | Browse All

Date: June 8, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:04:42
An inside look at the striving communities of competitive orchid and pumpkin growers.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Gardening | Browse All

Date: June 20, 2005
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:04:12
McMurdo Station is the American staging area for Antarctic research. At the edge of Ross Island, off the coast of the continent, a small town of workeres feeds, houses, prepared, supplies, fuels, transports, and protects those who conduct field research throughout Antarctica and the surrounding waters. The community numbers 1,000 in the summer and 200 in the winter. And the community has a garden, from which they obtain their only fresh produce. Many love to visit this polar paradise.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Gardening | Browse All

Date: June 20, 2005
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:04:57
McMurdo Station is the American staging area for Antarctic research. At the edge of Ross Island, off the coast of the continent, a small town of workeres feeds, houses, prepared, supplies, fuels, transports, and protects those who conduct field research throughout Antarctica and the surrounding waters. The community numbers 1,000 in the summer and 200 in the winter. And the community has a garden. But they aren't allowed to use soil.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Gardening | Browse All

Date: June 20, 2005
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:02:56
Sonoma Valley farmer Bob Cannard doesn't fight nature: he collaborates with it. The result is bountiful fields of healthy, beautiful plants, some of which end up in the kitchen at Alice Waters' Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, California. Here Bob speaks eloquently about appreciating and respecting nature. As he says, "it's simple...it's all right there before you."

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Gardening | Browse All

Date: June 20, 2005
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:01:53
Sonoma Valley farmer Bob Cannard doesn't fight nature: he collaborates with it. The result is bountiful fields of healthy, beautiful plants, some of which end up in the kitchen at Alice Waters' Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, California. Here Bob speaks eloquently about appreciating and respecting nature. As he says, "it's simple...it's all right there before you."

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Gardening | Browse All

Date: June 20, 2005
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:05:53
At the age of eleven, Peter D'Amato ordered a Venus flytrap from Famous Monsters magazine; thus began a lifetime of cultivating carnivorous plants. His small apartment became an urban jungle, so he moved to Sebastopol, California, the home of California Carnivores, where he grows and sells hundreds of other-worldly plants whose traps range from those small enough to capture protozoa to those big enough to contain a rodent.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Gardening | Browse All

Date: May 15, 2005
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:01:48
Peter D'Amato of California Carnivores describes how a pitcher plant gets insects drunk and then devours them. He also cuts open a plant to find the insects trapped within and to show "what ravenous, gluttonous pigs these plants can be."

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Gardening | Browse All

Date: May 15, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:01:52
Peter D'Amato of California Carnivores gives us a guided tour of the Venus Flytrap, one of the world's best-known carnivorous plants.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Gardening | Browse All

Date: May 15, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology