Canada, Canoes and Native Plants
A mode of transportation that couldn’t be more homegrown in this country if it tried - the canoe.
Uploaded: 29 Mar, 2021
Recording Date: 9 Nov, 2020
Recording Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Copyright: Harrowsmith Magazine
Program Title: Canada, Canoes and Native Plants
Description: Today's program is about two subjects that are naturally Canadian -- plants which have grown here for centuries if not longer. And the canoe -- an important kind of transportation throughout the history of this land.
First up, Mark Cullen, our perennial, and annuals, gardening experts fills us in on how native plants benefit gardens, birds, bees and well, the environment in general. Next up James Raffan of the Canadian Canoe Museum explains the lowly watercraft speaks to us as old and new Canadians alike. From coneflowers to canoes, all in one episode.
Host(s): Wayne MacPhail
Featured Speakers/Guests: Mark Cullen has been a fan of native plants for years now. They’re a favourite of indigenous bird and pollinator species, take advantage local conditions and help keep ecosystems in check. He chatted with Wayne MacPhail about some of his favourite native varieties and they disagree about lawns. James Raffan, the director of external relations for the Canadian Canoe Museum, knows how deep the relationship between Canada and the canoe goes. He’s an author, outdoorsman and collector of Canadian canoe advertising. We hear about why the canoe resonates with so many cultures and how its a symbol of freedom, exploration and entrepreneurship. And, ways the museum will use its new building to forge and reforge links to the communities where its canoes came from.
Credits: Wayne MacPhail - host and producer
Yolanda Thornton - publisher - Harrowsmith Magazine
Victoria Fenner - campus and community radio distribution
Music by David Archibald
Environment > BiodiversityType: Interview
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