33: PersimmonsApril 07, 2020
We’re back to our regularly scheduled programming! This week, Hallie and Chris discuss persimmons and what makes them so great. We learn exactly what type of plant they are, what they’re used for and how to get them to taste as good as possible. We also learn what happened to the last of the North American locusts.
32: Plant PropagationFebruary 11, 2020
It’s time to learn where plants come from! In this episode, Hallie and Chris discuss all the different ways plants make new plants and how we help them along. We learn how plant propagation works, how many kinds of roots there are, and why potato growing sounds like murder.
#AskOnetoGrowOn 5: Do I have the right Aloe?January 07, 2020
In this mini-episode, Hallie explains what Aloe is and which we kind we use for what.
28: The American ChestnutDecember 17, 2019
This week we’re focusing on just one plant: the American chestnut. Hallie and Chris discuss the cultural and ecological history and death of the American chestnut. We learn why they’re so important, where they went, and how we can get them back. We also learn about the classic 1980’s sitcom Night Court.
“What is Compost?”December 03, 2019
It’s another Catherine episode! This week Hallie and Catherine discuss what compost is, how it works, and why it’s good. We learn the chemistry involved in compost, what you can compost, and why Hallie loves it so darn much.
25: Foods that Can Kill YouOctober 22, 2019
Are you ready to get spooky? We are! For this creepiest of seasons, Hallie and Chris discuss foods that are rumored to kill you and whether or not they’re actually as scary as they’re made out to be. We learn about foods ranging from almonds to nutmeg to potatoes. We also learn about Chris’s undying love of pumpkin chiffon pie.
23: Turfgrass with Vikram BaligaSeptember 24, 2019
This week Vikram Baliga of Texas Tech university joins Hallie and Chris to talk about turf grass. We learn where it comes from, what it does, and just how high some grasses can grow.
22: Superfoods III – Microgreens, Steal-cut Oats, Mangosteen, GinkoSeptember 10, 2019
Who’s ready for more superfoods? We sure are! This week Hallie and Chris evaluate microgreens, steel-cut oats, mangosteen and ginko. We learn which fruit is the “queen of fruit”, which plant is highly nutritious, and which is kind of regular. And of course, which are cape-worthy.
21: EarthwormsAugust 27, 2019
This week we’re digging into all things small, skinny and wiggly: worms. Hallie and Chris discuss worms, what they are, why they’re so important and their appearance in sci-fi movies. We learn how worms help the soil, how to keep them, and how to use them to fish.
#AskOnetoGrowOn 2: What is a berry?August 20, 2019
In this mini-episode, Hallie says, once and for all, what a berry is. | One to Grow On is an podcast that digs into the questions you have about agriculture and tries to understand the impacts of food production on us and our world. One to Grow On is hosted by Hallie Casey and Chris Casey, and is produced by Catherine Arjet and Hallie Casey.
20: Zoonotic Disease With Dr. Sara PackebushJuly 30, 2019
We’re finally talking about animals! This week special guest Dr. Sara Packebush joins Hallie and Chris to talk about zoonotic diseases, how they spread to humans and how to keep yourself healthy. We learn about animal-borne pathogens, mind-controlling parasites and Hallie and Chris’s serious lack of dog movie knowledge.
13: Plant TaxonomyApril 23, 2019
This week Hallie and Chris examine plant taxonomy including how plants are named how and why that matters. We learn when people started categorizing plants, how they do it, and why Hallie is currently feuding with the Alamo park rangers.
“Is a Tomato a Fruit?”January 15, 2019
This week we’re changing it up! Hallie and Catherine discuss what makes something a fruit, vegetable or both, as well how these categories came to be, and what to do if you have a campfire during a burn ban. If you’ve ever been unsure on exactly counts as what, or who gets to make these decisions, this is the episode for you!
7: Green RevolutionJanuary 01, 2019
This week Hallie and Chris talk about one of the most fruitful and complex movements in agriculture. We learn about how the green revolution changed agriculture, ways that implementation affects farmers, and legendary football coach Vince Lombardi. This episode also explores some of the more philosophical and esoteric issues inherent in a field as impactful as agriculture.
3: Haber-BoschNovember 06, 2018
*Content warning: this episode mentions suicide in relation to a historical figure*
This week, Hallie and Chris talk about the most important agricultural process you’ve never heard of: the Haber-Bosch process. We learn about the process that feeds the world and the two men who made it happen, as well as a lady named Hedwig Hamburger.
2: SoilsOctober 23, 2018
This week, Hallie and Chris discuss what soil is, how it is different from dirt, and why it is important. We find out about who crazy soil people are and hear a dope, nerdy song. We also learn about how we think about and can conserve this resource.
1: Food WasteOctober 09, 2018
Welcome to the inaugural Episode of One to Grow On! This week, Hallie and Chris discuss how and why food goes to waste. We find out why that’s bad, and how we convince ourselves we’re not the bad ones. We also learn about the difference between food waste and food loss, how this affects the planet and just how old our apples are.