gardening http://kuow.org en From Gardens To Gore: Marty Wingate's First Mystery Novel http://kuow.org/post/gardens-gore-marty-wingates-first-mystery-novel <p></p><p>The first thing you notice about Marty Wingate’s cozy North Seattle home is the garden. Plants overflow from the steep slope that leads up from the street to her front door. You see blooms of every hue, leaves of every shape, even small trees. The sheer multitude of flora is almost overwhelming. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:22:41 +0000 Marcie Sillman 37556 at http://kuow.org From Gardens To Gore: Marty Wingate's First Mystery Novel A Sweet Solution For Dandelions: Eat 'Em To Beat 'Em http://kuow.org/post/sweet-solution-dandelions-eat-em-beat-em When searching for ingredients to cook with, Irish chef Darina Allen sometimes has only to make a short trip — to her yard. There, she's sure to find a constellation of bright yellow dandelion flowers.<p>"Where other people see weeds, I see dinner!" she says.<p>Allen's the founder of the <a href="http://www.cookingisfun.ie/">Ballymaloe Cookery School</a> and an advocate of organic farming. She says that with a quick transplant from the yard to the kitchen, the humble dandelion might shed its bad rap.<p>"I think that everyone knows that dandelion leaves ... are edible," she says. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:52:49 +0000 NPR Staff 36281 at http://kuow.org A Sweet Solution For Dandelions: Eat 'Em To Beat 'Em Climate Change Could Mean Good News, Bad News For Seattle-Area Gardeners http://kuow.org/post/climate-change-could-mean-good-news-bad-news-seattle-area-gardeners <p>Washington farmers can expect longer growing seasons, drier summers and increased risk of disease and pest outbreaks, according to some of the predictions in the National Climate Assessment released Tuesday.</p><p> Wed, 07 May 2014 00:59:07 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 34007 at http://kuow.org Climate Change Could Mean Good News, Bad News For Seattle-Area Gardeners 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