Gardening http://kcur.org en Herbs And Spices: In The Garden And On Your Plate http://kcur.org/post/herbs-and-spices-garden-and-your-plate <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most of us have a spice rack with lots of different choices in it, but if you’re not a gourmet chef, you might not know which herbs and spices pair the best with different meats and veggies. Then there's the ones with fancy packaging sold fresh at the store-- are they really that much better than your cupboard’s dry goods?&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:57:27 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 57653 at http://kcur.org Herbs And Spices: In The Garden And On Your Plate How Spring Is Shaping Up For Area Gardens And Trees http://kcur.org/post/how-spring-shaping-area-gardens-and-trees <p></p><p></p><p>Spring is the season of possibility and hope. Just ask any gardener. Seeds go in the ground, are lovingly tended and then . . .&nbsp; Mother Nature steps in. On Wednesday's <a href="http://www.kcur.org/programs/date" target="_blank"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, Steve Kraske talks with two experts to get some advice for your gardens and trees.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 19:40:33 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 56447 at http://kcur.org How Spring Is Shaping Up For Area Gardens And Trees Library Offers Seeds To Check Out And Return http://kcur.org/post/library-offers-seeds-check-out-and-return <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There’s a new resource in town for Kansas City gardeners: a seed library. Starting this spring at the Ruiz branch of the Kansas City Public Library, anyone with a library card can check out seeds for typical garden plants, from cilantro to tomatoes. At the end of the season, patrons return the seeds they harvest from the plants they grow.</span></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 21:02:00 +0000 Gina Kaufmann & Matthew Long-Middleton 55123 at http://kcur.org Library Offers Seeds To Check Out And Return Three Summer Dishes From Café Sebastienne Executive Chef Jennifer Maloney http://kcur.org/post/three-summer-dishes-caf-sebastienne-executive-chef-jennifer-maloney <p>With summer produce in full bloom, <a href="http://www.kemperart.org/cafe/" target="_blank">Café Sebastienne's</a> <strong>Jennifer Maloney</strong> shares some summer dishes from the restaurant's kitchen.</p><p><strong>Chilled Cantaloupe and Basil Soup</strong></p><p>Serve this cool favorite with a dry Riesling wine.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 21:06:48 +0000 Stephen Steigman 39560 at http://kcur.org Three Summer Dishes From Café Sebastienne Executive Chef Jennifer Maloney 'Boys Grow' Program Changes Lives Through Growing Food And Making Ketchup http://kcur.org/post/boys-grow-program-changes-lives-through-growing-food-and-making-ketchup <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Growing and eating local food isn’t just about health for one Kansas City group.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Their farm fields are fertile ground for developing responsibility and shaping young lives, and the group’s leaders hope to harvest more than just tomatoes.&nbsp;</span></p><p>When you grow up in the city, chickens aren’t something you see every day, but 13-year-old Malek Looney is getting to know them well.</p> Sun, 26 May 2013 22:17:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff 37342 at http://kcur.org 'Boys Grow' Program Changes Lives Through Growing Food And Making Ketchup Should You Be Talking To Your Plants? http://kcur.org/post/should-you-be-talking-your-plants <p>Ever know someone who talks to plants?</p><p>Maybe it was your offbeat neighbor cooing at his gardenias; maybe your grandmother analyzed baseball with her cucumbers. It seems a bit silly, but researchers say farmers should maybe take notice.</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 12:55:23 +0000 Hilary Stohs-Krause 35925 at http://kcur.org Should You Be Talking To Your Plants? Where Botany And Alcohol Mix http://kcur.org/post/where-botany-and-alcohol-mix <p>Your backyard garden can be <strong>a great place to grow vegetables</strong>, but the <strong>Drunken Botanist</strong> has <strong>something else in mind </strong>for the space. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Suzanne Hogan 33725 at http://kcur.org Where Botany And Alcohol Mix The Scent Of Scandal http://kcur.org/post/scent-scandal <p>Whether light, vibrant or dark, this exotic and elegant beauty is among the world's most popular flowers.</p> <p>This Tuesday’s Central Standard is all about Orchids.</p> <p>During the first half of the show, Tampa Bay Times writer Craig Pittman takes us on a journey as he talks about his book "Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal and the World's Most Beautiful Orchid."</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Jabulani Leffall 24277 at http://kcur.org The Scent Of Scandal Heat, Drought & You http://kcur.org/post/heat-drought-you <p>Your neighbors' lawn is green. And yours? A pale shade of brown, with grass that crunches underfoot. Area golf courses remain emerald and pristine, yet corn fields in Missouri, Arkansas, and elsewhere wither, their kernels destined for silage.</p> <p>The drought affects each of us a bit differently: will you spike your water bill just to keep your lawn green, your plants flowering, and your vegetables growing? Can area farmers salvage what little remains of their crops?</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 04:05:24 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Steve Kraske & Frank Morris 21452 at http://kcur.org Heat, Drought & You PHOTOS: Replanting A 1910 Garden At The Kansas City Museum http://kcur.org/post/photos-replanting-1910-garden-kansas-city-museum <p>The Kansas City Museum is in its third phase of a major restoration of Corinthian Hall, the old Northeast mansion that houses its collection. And the renovation doesn&rsquo;t stop at just bricks and mortar.&nbsp; A recent project aims to recreate the Georgian garden plantings that surrounded the mansion.</p><p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 19:12:29 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 19187 at http://kcur.org PHOTOS: Replanting A 1910 Garden At The Kansas City Museum Nature in the City: Summer Birds, Hiking http://kcur.org/post/nature-city-summer-birds-hiking <p>In Kansas City, we humans have adapted to our hot summer days with central air, <a href="http://www.tivolikc.com/" target="_blank">trips to the movies </a>and <a href="http://thejoneskc.com/" target="_blank">Jones Pool</a>... but how do wild animals do it?</p><p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 18:58:18 +0000 Charlie Upchurch, Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 18939 at http://kcur.org Nature in the City: Summer Birds, Hiking Spring Gardening: Help Grow Your Green Thumb http://kcur.org/post/spring-gardening-help-grow-your-green-thumb <p>There may be no controlling Mother Nature, but that doesn&rsquo;t mean you can&rsquo;t get your garden to cooperate. But keeping your gardening blossoming instead of browning is easier said than done. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 19:40:28 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 16135 at http://kcur.org Spring Gardening: Help Grow Your Green Thumb Nature in the City: Songbirds, Spring Peepers & Wildflowers http://kcur.org/post/nature-city-songbirds-spring-peepers-wildflowers <p>On this Thursday&#39;s <a href="http://kcur.org/program/centralstandard"><em><strong>Central Standard</strong></em></a>, we take a look at <a href="http://kcur.org/topic/nature-city"><strong>Nature in the City</strong></a> in it&#39;s most colorful season.</p><p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 18:08:09 +0000 Charlie Upchurch, Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 14591 at http://kcur.org Nature in the City: Songbirds, Spring Peepers & Wildflowers Warm Winter Weather And Your Spring Garden http://kcur.org/post/warm-winter-weather-and-your-spring-garden <p>When it hits 67 degrees in January, one must wonder <strong>what effect such odd winter weather is having on our plants</strong>, trees, and flowers.</p><p> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 20:50:55 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Brian Ellison 12276 at http://kcur.org Warm Winter Weather And Your Spring Garden Residential Composting http://kcur.org/post/residential-composting <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; ">Dan Heryer and Brooke Salvaggio from&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.badseedfarm.com/" style="text-decoration: underline; color: rgb(16, 92, 182); ">BADSEED&nbsp;Farms</a></strong>&nbsp;visit the studio to talk about ways to compost at home and their&nbsp;new residential composting program starting&nbsp;next month.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 May 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Ashley Ferguson 15352 at http://kcur.org Residential Composting Urban Agriculture Ordinance Clears Committee http://kcur.org/post/urban-agriculture-ordinance-clears-committee <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53cfd399a01b3-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53cfd399a01b3-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53cfd399a01b3-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-905419.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Mo. – After months of discussion and weeks of committee hearings, Kansas City's Planning and Zoning finally sent the full city council an urban agriculture ordinance Wednesday.</p> Thu, 03 Jun 2010 07:28:05 +0000 Steve Bell 6682 at http://kcur.org