The Great Courses "The Science Of Gardening"

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  1. Daniel W

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    I've been watching the series "The Great Courses - "The Science If Gardening".

    https://www.thegreatcourses.com/sets/set-the-science-of-gardening-plant-science

    I didn't get it from the linked site. My Public Library gives access to a library of online videos, through the app "Kanopy". I don't know how many community libraries use that. For mine, I can watch something like 30 hours of content a month, for free.

    Here is a link to the Kanopy website, and some info.

    https://help.kanopy.com/en-us/4171.htm

    https://www.kanopy.com/en

    Outside the US, I imagine there are other (probably better?) resources. I checked their map - there are some libraries in Canada that use Kanopy. I also access Great Courses content on Audible, but they don't have video.

    As for this Great Course on garden science, the presenter is Linda Chalker-Scott. She's incredibly informed and looks at gardening from a scientific perspective. Reading her books and websites changed some of my cherished garden methods for the better.
     
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    Thanks for this info Daniel. I'm going to look into it. I gave up on borrowing books from the library because I wasn't in town often enough, and sometimes too busy, to enjoy the read and return it on time.
    The next time I'm in town I'll pop into our library and ask them.
     
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    Mel, while you are at it, maybe you should ask if they support the "Libby" app. I use it all the time to listen to audiobooks and read ebooks, and it's also free with a library card. It's been very liberating for me!

    https://libbyapp.com/interview/welcome#doYouHaveACard

    Not knowing what town to enter, I tried Okanagan, and that worked fine. So maybe it will work for your town.
     
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    Illuminated petunias. Firefly petunias.
     
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    I listen to books while I do dishes or quilting or whatever. It's great since, if I don't I have to choose between reading or doing something else. Sometimes I watch MIgardener while I do dishes. I'll have to check out my library and see if they have that.
     
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