How We’re Connected to The Plants We Evolved With

The Beet: A Podcast For Plant Lovers

05-04-2024 • 11 mins

Humans don’t just grow plants because they are beloved. They have functions in the garden as well. Whether they’re grown for trap cropping, companion planting, or for cultivation, there are social and cultural elements that led us to co-evolve with plants.

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Margot Kelley is a vegetable gardener of 20+ years based in Maine and the author of A Gardener at the End of the World, a memoir about gardens, seeds, and viruses written during the pandemic. Her other gardening books include Foodtopia: Communities in Pursuit of Peace, Love, & Homegrown Food, The Meadow (with Barbara Bosworth), and A Field Guide to Other People’s Trees.

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