Currents: In God’s Eyes - Karen Skalitzky 7.10.20
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Old St. Pat's Podcast Series - Currents: Awakening to the Flow of Spirit in our Lives.

Today, we welcome Karen Skalitzky. Karen is a spiritual director at Old St. Pat’s and in this episode shares her reflection titled “In God’s Eyes: A Reflection on our Shared Humanity”.
The Behavioral Observations Podcast with Matt Cicoria
The Behavioral Observations Podcast with Matt Cicoria
Matt Cicoria
A Conversation with Vince Carbone: Session 150
In Session 150 of The Behavioral Observations Podcast, I got a chance to finally interview Dr. Vince Carbone. In our conversation we covered a lot of interesting topics. Instead of covering the ins and outs of Verbal Behavior - the topic it's fair to say that Vince is best known for - we talked about the history and evolution of the field of Behavior Analysis. Specifically, we discussed how he transitioned from aspiring baseball player to Psychology student, what the field was like when he first got started, his early career experiences in the Juvenile Justice and public education systems, and why he started the Carbone clinics. We spend a fair amount of time on his ideas for sustainably growing an ABA practice, including how he built a pipeline of exceptional clinicians and some of the challenges he sees in the field as a whole. Vince also shared many anecdotes from his various interactions with B.F. Skinner. Additionally, Vince shared his thoughts on the recent passing of Jack Michael. Here are a few references that were mentioned in the show: * Why are we not acting to save the world? * Reflections on Behaviorism and Society. * The B.F. Skinner Foundation. * Carbone and Lynch (1982). The Functional Analysis of Behavior in a Juvenile Detention Facility. Vince will be giving two talks at the 2021 Verbal Behavior Conference, which is on April 22-23, and is brought to you by my friends at the Central Texas Autism Center. There will be many other great speakers at the conference as well, and like last year, they invited me to facilitate a panel discussion, so if you'd like to learn more, click here to learn more. If you decide to register, use the code Podcast10 to save 10% at checkout! Today's episode is brought to you with the generous support of the following: * Essential For Living. The Essential for Living is the most comprehensive life skills curriculum and teaching handbook on the market today. It is designed for both children and adults with moderate-to-severe disabilities, including, but not limited to autism. The EFL is extraordinarily helpful in guiding the instruction of all adults with moderate-to-severe intellectual disabilities. To learn more, go to, and if you decide to purchase any EFL materials, use the code BOEFL to save 10% off your order now through the end of March! * How-to-ABA. Being a BCBA can be lonely and overwhelming. At, we help BCBA’s feel supported and confident by providing easy to access printables, CEU's and a collaborative community. Also, your monthly pro membership includes access to CEU’s! Along with the community of over 1000 ABA professionals, will help you save time, feel confident and master what you love! For more information, Go to When you join today and use code BOP, you’ll receive 10% off a yearly subscription (includes CEU’s!). * Behavioral Observations Patreon. A lot of folks have been joining the BOP Patreon Group since its launch in January. So if you're interested in getting awesome discounts for professional development from FTF, accessing an ad-free podcast feed, listening to bonus patrons-only content, and more, head over to
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Bloom and Grow Radio
Bloom and Grow Radio
Maria Failla- Plant Lady and Host of Bloom and Grow Radio
Houseplant Identification Basics with The Crazy Botanist
So we’ve all been in a garden center and picked up a plant, or had a friend give us a cutting and look at the plant in our hands and think “ummm what is this thing?” Today’s episode is all about learning some basic skills for identifying houseplants and how to observe our plants in order to get to know them better. We are joined by Derek of The Crazy Botanist for a higher level conversation about basic houseplant identification, and how to change our thinking around plants to see them for their leaf shapes, flowers and other identifying factors instead of just a name. This episode is a nice palate cleanser that encourages us to zoom out in our relationship to plants, in addition to the intense nerdy specifics we always like to deep dive on. I hope you enjoy it. In this episode we learn: * [02:05] Introducing Derek and episode key ideas * [04:17] How Derek got into the plant parent life, where his obsession with plants started, and how he uses his degree in Botany! * [06:23] How are plants classified? What is binomial nomenclature and how is it used to classify any living organism? * [09:32] Derek breaks down the hierarchy of binomial nomenclature and the questions related to each denomination * [12:54] What should we be looking for when identifying houseplants? What should we keep in mind when describing plants for identification? * [15:33] What is the best—and easiest!—way to identify leaves? * [17:39] Derek emphasizes the importance of proper communication in plant identification * [18:26] Why Maria recommends having screen-free time with your plants * [19:06] Derek shares his method of identification when going plant shopping—which you can also do! * [21:07] A short history of plant identification methods and how the internet has made plant identification easier today * [23:24] Where to get the most amazing indoor and outdoor gardening products and the best potting mixes * [24:24] The best resource for your seed starting this season * [26:30] How do you identify the flowers in your houseplants? Derek enumerates some factors that will help you with flower identification. * [33:10] What identifying factors should you look for in stems? Do snake plants even have stems? * [35:06] What are some houseplants that don’t look alike but are actually closely related? * [37:03] Are there plants that look alike but are not related? Of course! * [38:52] How do you tell maranta, calathea, ctenanthe, and stromanthe apart? * [42:59] Where does The Crazy Botanist go for plant identification resources? * [46:26] Derek reiterates the importance of accessible and understandable scientific communication * [48:00] A little begonia identification lesson with help from the American Begonia Society! * [51:20] Maria reflects on plant identification and how it helps us become better plant parents and better members of the plant community Mentioned in our conversation: * American Begonia Society * Leaf types and flower identification document Derek provided * Sleep Whispers Podcast Thank you to our episode sponsors: Territorial Seed Company Thank you Territorial Seed Co for sponsoring today's episode! Territorial Seed Co provides high quality seeds and plants (over 2000 varieties) that are tried and tested on their 75 acre farm and have a ton of fall varieties for us to try! It's already time to start planning your 2021 garden! For seeds, plants, online garden planner, how to videos and more visit and use code BLOOM10 for 10% off. Espoma Organic Espoma Organics: for responsibly made, fabulous indoor and outdoor organic soils, fertilizers, pest control sprays and more visit to find your local dealer or check out my amazon storefront of my favorite Espoma products here. Follow Derek Instagram @thechocolatebotanist Facebook thecrazybotanist The Crazy Botanist Youtube Follow Maria and Bloom and Grow Radio: Take the Bloom and Grow Plant Parent Personality Quiz (Get the perfect plants, projects and educational resources for YOUR Lifestyle) Support Bloom and Grow Radio by becoming a Plant Friend on Patreon! Instagram and Facebook: @BloomandGrowRadio Tiktok: @bloomandgrowradio Subscribe to the Bloom and Grow Youtube Show! /Bloomandgrowradio Website: Join the (free) Garden Club:
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Garden Basics with Farmer Fred
Garden Basics with Farmer Fred
Fred Hoffman
081 Unusual Tasty Vegetables. Insectary Plants. Forsythia
If you want to expand your vegetable garden palate this year, this is the episode for you. We talk about vegetable varieties that are tasty, but unappreciated. Broccolini, radicchio, Malabar spinach, Joi Choi, moringa,  and much more. Do your garden plans include insectary plants? Those are annuals, perennials and shrubs that attract pollinators and beneficial insects that can battle the bad bugs in your garden, without any chemical help from you. And the Plant of the Week is that cascading fountain of  yellow color of late winter and early spring, the forsythia. It’s Episode 81 of the Garden Basics with Farmer Fred podcast, brought to you by Smart Pots. And we will do it all in under 30 minutes.…let’s go! Pictured: Malabar spinach, unlike many greens, thrives in the heat. And, it will need a trellis. Links: Fair Oaks Blvd Nursery Aspabroc Broccolini Radicchio Malabar Spinach Joi Choi Moringa Pollinator-friendly plant lists state by state (Xerces Society) Insectary Plants Information Forsythia UC Davis Arboretum Smart Pots More episodes and info available at Garden Basics with Farmer Fred Garden Basics comes out every Friday during November through January. We’ll be back to a twice a week schedule in February.  More info including live links, product information, transcripts, and chapters available at the home site for Garden Basics with Farmer Fred. Please subscribe, and, if you are listening on Apple, please leave a comment or rating. That helps us decide which garden topics you would like to see addressed. Got a garden question? There are several ways to get in touch:  leave an audio question without making a phone call via Speakpipe. Text us the question: 916-292-8964. E-mail: or, leave a question at the Facebook, Twitter or Instagram locations below. Be sure to tell us where you are when you leave a question, because all gardening is local.  And thank you for listening. All About Farmer Fred: Farmer Fred website: Daily Garden tips and snark on Twitter The Farmer Fred Rant! Blog Facebook:  "Get Growing with Farmer Fred" Instagram: farmerfredhoffman Farmer Fred Garden Videos on YouTube As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases from possible links mentioned here.
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