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At the turn of the 20th Century, Luther Burbank was possibly the most famous gardener in the world. Born in1849 in Massachusetts, Burbank became a plant breeder. Over his 55 year career, he developed hundreds of new and improved plants including peach and plum varieties (including a hybrid "plumcot"), a multitude of vegetables, and perennial plants including the Shasta daisy,
In this episode we explore the story of Luther Burbank and we'll see how his discoveries still live on in our edible gardens today. My guest is Rachel Spaeth, the garden curator of the Luther Burbank Home & Gardens in Santa Rosa, California. Rachel oversees 35 volunteers who tend the 1.6 acre living museum dedicated to the life's work of Luther Burbank.
Rachel also serves as the Secretary for the Redwood Empire Chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers, is adjunct faculty at Santa Rosa Junior College in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department, and is currently working on a PhD in Historical Plant Breeding and Genetics from UC Davis. In her spare time, she enjoys multi-grafting fruit trees and identifying insect specimens.
The host of the Urban Forestry Radio Show and Podcast is Susan Poizner of the fruit tree care education website www.orchardpeople.com and the author of the award-winning fruit tree care book Growing Urban Orchards. You can listen to previous episodes of The Urban Forestry Radio Show and Podcast at www.orchardpeople.com/podcast and you can subscribe to the iTunes podcast.
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