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In Defense of Plants
In Defense of Plants Podcast
Plants are everything. They are also incredibly interesting. From the smallest duckweed to the tallest redwood, the botanical world is full of wonder. Join my friends and I for a podcast celebrating everything botany.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.9 stars from 839 ratings
Excellent!
I just listened to your episode with native plant gardening expert Lyndon Penner and it was fantastic. He was so knowledgeable and I’m inspired to look into planting grasses and more native plants in my garden!
Nikkij1979 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/22/20
Completely Wonderful
Listening to Matt is like taking a walk with a good friend who has loads of great information, knows fascinating people all over the world, has a sense of humour, and leaves you feeling uplifted and passionate about defending the natural world.
Tales From Midnight via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/27/20
Great Show!
Your last two episodes on the resilience of plants /eco systems were great. Thanks!
Birder45429 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/26/20
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