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Caroline Corboy

Graphic Designer in Chicago

The Paradox of the Paw Paw

PRESENTED ON DEC 12, 2018
IN CHICAGO @ VOL 48

Horticulture enthusiast Caroline Corboy introduces us to the Paw Paw.

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Wayward plants...

BY HEATHER RING
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 09, 2009

Kicking off a new series of PechaKucha Nights in London... waywardplants.org The Wayward Plant Registry is a project of social exchange and botanical desire. A Wayward Plant, commonly referred to as a weed, is one growing where it is not wanted. They may be non-native, unsightly, invasive, high-maintenance, surplus or withering, and so are uprooted and abandoned, pulled from the earth (or pot!) as urban castaways. But wayward plants, whether common weeds, domestic breeds or rare botanical specimens, are truly in the eye of the beholder. The Wayward Plant Registry sets up Halfway Homes for these unwanted plants, and works to bring out the full potential of their beauty and meaning. The Registry considers systems of exchange, the personification of plant-life, the human stories revealed through plant migrations, and the nature of botanical desire. Know of a wayward plant? Wish to be a halfway home? Please contact: hello@waywardplants.org
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Making Gardening Cool

BY LIV WORSNOP
@ VOL 17 ON OCT 09, 2013

In "Making Gardening Cool" From PechaKucha Christchurch Vol. 17Liv Worsnop shares the story of how the Plant Gang, a group that spends their time restoring abandoned urban spaces with local plant life, had made gardening in Christchurch cool again. 

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Plants and Humans Living in Harmony

BY TAKEHIRO SHIOZU
@ VOL 122 ON FEB 20, 2015

Bonsai master Takehiro Shiozu speaks about his time working with plants of all sorts and species. We see that he also spends time working with people, instructing them in the ways of bonsai growth and plant care. 

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Magenta Lamb's Quarters: A Gardener's Emissary

BY JESSICA SOZA
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 12, 2014

Jessica Soza talks about her favorite plant, Magenta Lamb's Quarters, a relative of the beet and quinoa family. Jessica poetically describes using this plant as a harbinger of spring, as ground cover, as greens in salads, as seeds for birds. She also shares how gardening is about cultivation, connection between soil, plants, bugs and people - and the awe she has found by working in small scale gardens.

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Paloma Plant Profiles

BY CLIVE HIGGIE
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 27, 2015

Clive Higgie is a gardener near Fordell, Whanganui in New Zealand. In his presentation he talks about the inspirational plant families produced in his garden called Paloma over the last 35 years.

 

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Chicago Plant Rescue

BY LINDSEY TELFORD
@ VOL 39 ON SEP 06, 2016

Lindsey Telford and her organization Chicago Plant Rescue find new homes for greenery that's no longer wanted in commercial spaces. 

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Native Orchids of Ohio- Yes, They are Out There

BY KATHLEEN TILLER
@ VOL 34 ON JAN 18, 2018

Kathleen Tiller shows everyone the diversity of the wild orchid population that can be found in Ohio.

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A Growing Passion

BY STEVE OWENS
@ VOL 2 ON NOV 01, 2018

Steve Owens is a Nurseryman, Plant Hunter and Gardener. He holds BS and MS degrees in Horticulture from OSU and is a former Host, writer and producer of the popular TV program, Oklahoma Gardening. Steve is the author of ‘Best Garden Plants for Oklahoma’ and frequently lectures at gardening venues throughout Oklahoma and surrounding states. He and his wife Ruth are the owners of Bustani Plant Farm, a specialty nursery in Stillwater that grows and offers unique out-of-the-ordinary plants.

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The Plant World

BY EGAN DAVIS
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 24, 2018

Eagan Davis shows us that the plant world is not always pretty. When life is challenging, plants resort to desperate measures such as parasitism and carnivory to survive. Eagan will fascinate you with some examples of these marvellous plant adaptations.