In this episode, Casey describes the miraculous moment when seeds go from lying quiet in the soil to sprouting into tiny plants. It’s an incredible feat that we get to witness every spring in our gardens. And it never gets old.
Then, Daniel talks about sagebrush, a staple in the Boise Foothills and an important source of food and habitat for wildlife. Its evergreen quality is one reason why it has so much ecological value. But it’s not your typical evergreen shrub. It stays green year-round by producing two types of leaves: one type that persists throughout the winter and another type that appears only in the spring and early summer. Learn more here.
Check out some of Casey’s writing about seeds:
- The Symphony of the Seed
- The Spawning of the Seed
- The Squirreling of the Seed
- The Sleeping of the Seed
This episode aired on Radio Boise from March 12 – 18, 2018, and featured music by Toy Zoo.