gardening http://kuow.org en How Do You Squeeze Gardens Into Cityscapes? Think Vertical http://kuow.org/post/how-do-you-squeeze-gardens-cityscapes-think-vertical <p>In dense, concrete-locked urban areas like Seattle space for gardening is hard to come by. After all, this is a city where land is so valuable that people spend an average of $346 per square foot on their homes. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 17:39:37 +0000 Sarah Strunin 27572 at http://kuow.org How Do You Squeeze Gardens Into Cityscapes? Think Vertical Garden Dreamin' On Such A Winter's Day http://kuow.org/post/garden-dreamin-such-winters-day <p>Marcie Sillman talks with garden writer Marty Wingate about winter planting. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 23:32:27 +0000 Marcie Sillman 26714 at http://kuow.org Garden Dreamin' On Such A Winter's Day Oregon Bill Would Limit Household Pesticide Use To Protect Bees http://kuow.org/post/oregon-bill-would-limit-household-pesticide-use-protect-bees An Oregon lawmaker is looking to restrict household use of four common pesticides that pose risks to bees.<p>Rep. Jeff Reardon, D-Portland, says given the toxicity of certain pesticides and their track record for killing bees, untrained home gardeners shouldn't be allowed to use them.<p>Reardon is planning to introduce a bill that would require a license and training to apply the pesticides clothianidin, dinotefuran, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam. Mon, 06 Jan 2014 17:15:25 +0000 Cassandra Profita 26587 at http://kuow.org Oregon Bill Would Limit Household Pesticide Use To Protect Bees A Modern Greek Saga: Sisyphus and the Ivy http://kuow.org/post/modern-greek-saga-sisyphus-and-ivy <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/01/121913TB_SisyphusIvy_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Some causes just seem hopeless some days. Like world peace. Or ending poverty. Or in a different vein, getting rid of non-native plants.<p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 15:38:09 +0000 Tom Banse 25955 at http://kuow.org A Modern Greek Saga: Sisyphus and the Ivy How To Divide A Pacific Coast Iris http://kuow.org/post/how-divide-pacific-coast-iris <p>Seattle gardener Marty Wingate loves the Pacific Coast iris: it&#39;s a native plant, so it doesn&#39;t require summer watering, it has a nice grassy look and it thrives in partial shade. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 17:42:00 +0000 Marcie Sillman 21873 at http://kuow.org How To Divide A Pacific Coast Iris Imported Food Regulations, NCAA Changes And Greendays Gardening http://kuow.org/post/imported-food-regulations-ncaa-changes-and-greendays-gardening <p></p><p></p><p><strong>FDA To Regulate Imported Food</strong><br>Imported foods have long avoided regulation by the Federal Drug Administration. That should all come to and end soon. The FDA has proposed a set of standards to ensure that food imported into the United States complies with standards met by American farms and food-processing plants. Personal injury and products liability attorney Bill Marler explains what the changes mean.<br><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>A New Day At The NCAA?</strong><br>As we head into August, college football fans are rolling out their school colors. The University of Washington Huskies play their first game on August 31. The WSU Cougars play at Auburn on that same day. The anticipation is building for college football but things might soon be different. Sportswriter Art </span>Thiel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> explains what could be changing as the organization governing college sports undergoes a potential sea change.</span><br><br><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Greendays Gardening</strong><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Our expert gardening panel knows flowers, native plants and vegetables. Have a question? They offer guidance for your garden every Tuesday. Email your question to </span><a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">Weekday</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 17649 at http://kuow.org Imported Food Regulations, NCAA Changes And Greendays Gardening Understanding Vitamins, Composer Lawrence Dillion, And Greendays http://kuow.org/post/understanding-vitamins-composer-lawrence-dillion-and-greendays <p></p><p><strong>Understanding The Vitamin Myth</strong><br>There is often contradictory information about the health benefits of vitamins and supplements: take them, don’t take them, low vitamin D is tied to aging,&nbsp;Omega-3 might cause cancer. So how do doctors and nutritionists cipher through the different information to provide the best advice to patients? Dr. Calvin Kwan, clinical resident at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, and Mary Purdy, a registered dietitian with Seattle Healing Arts Center, explain when vitamins are and are not effective.</p><p><strong>Composer Lawrence Dillion</strong><br>The Seattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival wraps up its 32nd season of performances in Benaroya Hall this week. Since 2007 the Society has premiered new pieces of chamber music through the efforts of its commissioning club. Club members pool together money to support the creation of work by leading American composers. This year’s piece, by composer Lawrence Dillon, premiered at the summer festival in Seattle on July 8. The composition “Sanctuary” is a musical musing for piano, horn and strings on the many meanings of the word. Dillon earned a doctorate in composition&nbsp; from Juilliard in 1985. He was the youngest composer in the school’s&nbsp; history ever to do so.&nbsp; Dillon speaks with KUOW's Dave Beck and we'll hear recorded excerpts&nbsp; from the premiere of “Sanctuary.”</p><p><strong>Greendays Gardening</strong><br>Our gardening panel includes a flower expert, native plant expert, and vegetable gardening expert. They answer your gardening questions every Tuesday.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Tue, 23 Jul 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 17212 at http://kuow.org Understanding Vitamins, Composer Lawrence Dillion, And Greendays Greendays Gardening Panel http://kuow.org/post/greendays-gardening-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Study Finds Improvement Among Nation's Charter Schools</strong></span><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new study out of Stanford University shows charter schools across the country are both attracting more students and, in some cases, doing a better job of educating them than public schools. We talk with study leader Dr. Margaret Raymond of Stanford’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;<br><br><strong>Seattle Times Tries To Help Solve a Mystery</strong></span><br>If you read the Seattle Times, on Sunday you might have noticed a <a href="http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2021243552_janedoexml.html">front-page story</a> about a mystery woman who died in 2010. It turns out not even her husband knew her true identity.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Investigators are still trying to figure out who she was, and the Seattle Times is asking its readers to help.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We talk with reporter Maureen </span>O’Hagan<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><strong>Greendays Gardening</strong><br>Our gardening panel includes a flower expert, native plant expert and vegetable gardening expert. They answer your gardening questions every Tuesday. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 15509 at http://kuow.org Greendays Gardening Panel Scared of Spiders? Don’t Worry About The Deadly Brown Recluse In The Northwest http://kuow.org/post/scared-spiders-don-t-worry-about-deadly-brown-recluse-northwest <p></p><p>If you’ve been working in the garden lately, or have taken a trip down to the basement, you’ve probably encountered a few spiders. Maybe you’ve even wondered if you’re in danger of being bitten by a brown recluse spider, whose venom can be toxic.&nbsp;A Washington State University entomologist says odds are you probably won’t run into one, at least not in the Pacific Northwest.</p><p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 21:39:55 +0000 Lisa Brooks 15324 at http://kuow.org Scared of Spiders? Don’t Worry About The Deadly Brown Recluse In The Northwest Seattle Public School's Special Ed Problem, The Interfaith Amigos, And Greendays Gardening http://kuow.org/post/seattle-public-schools-special-ed-problem-interfaith-amigos-and-greendays-gardening <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>State To Seattle Public Schools: Fix Problems In Special Ed</strong><br>Seattle Public Schools receive $11 million per year from the federal government designated for special education. The district is now in a danger of losing that money if they don’t fix a number of problems identified by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. The mandate came down last week. Where is Seattle Public Schools’ special ed program falling short? And what solutions are the state proposing? We’ll get some answers this morning from education reporter Ann Dornfeld.</p><p><strong>The Interfaith Amigos On Religious Practices That Could Benefit The Non-Religious</strong><br>Many people in our region are religious, and many are not. <a href="http://interfaithamigos.com/Home.html">The Interfaith Amigos</a> share the teachings, meditations and practices from their religious traditions that would be a positive addition to all of our lives, even the non-religious.</p><p><strong>Greendays Gardening Panel</strong><br>Our gardening panel includes a flower expert, native plant expert and vegetable gardening expert. They answer your gardening questions every Tuesday.&nbsp; &nbsp; Tue, 04 Jun 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 14251 at http://kuow.org Seattle Public School's Special Ed Problem, The Interfaith Amigos, And Greendays Gardening Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Surviving Mass Extinction And Gardening http://kuow.org/post/rep-cathy-mcmorris-rodgers-surviving-mass-extinction-and-gardening <p></p><p><strong>Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers</strong><br>Washington’s 5th Congressional District Representative <a href="http://mcmorris.house.gov/">Cathy McMorris Rodgers</a> joins us to talk about transportation priorities following the Skagit River Bridge collapse, federal budget talks, immigration reform and more.</p><p><strong>Scatter, Adapt And Remember: How Humans Will Survive A Mass Extinction</strong><br>Science writer Annalee Newitz’s new <a href="http://scatteradaptandremember.com/">book</a> is about hope. Hope that human kind will be able to survive the impending doom that threatens to send us into another mass extinction. Newitz outlines the current scientific discoveries that might help humans survive the next big disaster.<br><br><strong>Greendays Gardening Panel</strong><br>Our panel of gardening experts knows flowers, native plants and vegetables. They join us with garden guidance every Tuesday. Have a question? Send an email to <a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org">weekday@kuow.org</a>. Tue, 28 May 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 13724 at http://kuow.org Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Surviving Mass Extinction And Gardening The Role Of Doubt In Faith, And Greendays Gardening Advice http://kuow.org/post/role-doubt-faith-and-greendays-gardening-advice <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>The Interfaith Amigos On The Role Of Doubt In Faith</strong><br>Doubt is often part of religion. People often question the who, what, why and how of faith. <a href="http://interfaithamigos.com/Home.html">The Interfaith Amigos</a> share their thoughts and the personal doubts they’ve experienced.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br><strong>Greendays Gardening Panel</strong><br>Our gardening panel includes a flower expert, native plant expert, and vegetable gardening expert.&nbsp; They answer <a href="http://www.facebook.com/KUOWGreendays">your gardening questions every Tuesday</a>.&nbsp; &nbsp; Tue, 07 May 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 12610 at http://kuow.org The Role Of Doubt In Faith, And Greendays Gardening Advice Bellevue SWAT, Japanese Farm Food, And Greendays Gardening http://kuow.org/post/bellevue-swat-japanese-farm-food-and-greendays-gardening <p><strong>Bellevue’s SWAT Team Comes To A Seattle Neighborhood</strong><br>Columbia City residents heard Monday night from Seattle and Bellevue officials about a shooting involving Bellevue police that happened in Seattle late last month. According to KUOW’s <a href="http://www.kuow.org/people/patricia-murphy">Patricia Murphy</a>, the Seattle Police Department is investigating the incident.</p><p><strong>Japanese Farm Food</strong><br>Nancy Singleton Hachisu moved from California to Japan intending to stay a year. Instead she fell in love with the culture, the food and a local farmer. Now — many years and three kids later — she lives on an organic farm in an 80-year-old traditional Japanese farmhouse. She writes about life, love and food in her cookbook "Japanese Farm Food."</p><p><strong>Greendays Gardening Panel</strong><br>Gardening is not just growing vegetables, pruning ornamentals or planting natives. Modern organic gardeners are trying to incorporate practices and aestheticism that works in any kind of garden. Our gardening panel is just the group to bring the ideas together this week and every week on KUOW. They answer your gardening questions live at 10:40 a.m. Call 206.543.5869 or email <a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org">weekday@kuow.org</a>.</p><p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday With Steve Scher 11806 at http://kuow.org Bellevue SWAT, Japanese Farm Food, And Greendays Gardening Theologian Jim Wallis: Restore Faith In The Common Good http://kuow.org/post/theologian-jim-wallis-restore-faith-common-good <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Progressive theologian Jim Wallis thinks America needs to reacquaint itself with the notion of the “the common good." He says that means protecting the poor, fostering civil discourse, building economic trust and faith in democracy and working together to create healthier families and lifestyles.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He writes: “People were made for family, community, and human flourishing, not consumerism, materialism, addiction, and empty overwork.” </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jim Wallis is editor-in-chief of <a href="http://sojo.net/">Sojourners</a> magazine. He joins us to discuss&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">his latest book, "On God’s Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn’t Learned about Serving the Common Good."</span></p><p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday with Steve Scher 11439 at http://kuow.org Theologian Jim Wallis: Restore Faith In The Common Good Greendays Gardening: Pledge Drive Edition http://kuow.org/post/greendays-gardening-pledge-drive-edition-1 <p></p><p>What a beautiful weekend we just had! Did you start a gardening project, do some weeding, or walk the neighborhood and get new ideas? Our gardening experts Greg Rabourn, Marty Wingate and Lisa Taylor join us to answer your questions at 206.543.5869. Show your appreciation for their expertise and <a href="https://pledge.kuow.org/">become a member</a> of KUOW at 206.543.9595.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday with Steve Scher 10769 at http://kuow.org