Mushrooms You Can Forage

Dan This Land of Ours

Foraging for food has been around since the beginning of time. Cathy Isom tells us about some mushrooms that can be harvested from the wild. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.   Growing up you may recall being told, don’t eat the mushrooms from the ground! They’re poison. They’ll kill you. Or, something like that. But you’ll be happy …

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Bats Shouldn’t Be Kept as Pets

Dan This Land of Ours

If you believe you need to keep bats as pets, think again. Cathy Isom looks at why some people think they’re cute while others may think they’re creepy. Why you shouldn’t consider keeping a bat for a pet. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Rob Mias with the Organization for Bat Conservation would like to introduce Camilla, the 22-year-old …

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Coffee Grown in California

Dan Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

There is a new crop in town. Cathy Isom informs us about the unique way farmers are growing coffee in California. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.     California-grown coffee? You heard that right. The Golden State is famous for its strawberries, avocados, grapes, raisins, dates, apples, citrus and so much more. But now, it seems, coffee is …

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Keeping Fruits and Veggies Fresh

Dan Fruits, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Cathy Isom has some tips about how to keep your fruits and veggies fresher, longer. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.       There is nothing more annoying or perhaps upsetting when finding one of your favorite fruits and vegetables that you’ve been waiting to enjoy has already ripened to the point of rotten. Every year, the typical …

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Celebrating Dairy Month in June

Dan Dairy, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom tells us about a month long celebration of delicious dairy products, and the farmers who produce them. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.     The month of June is a time when everyone can show appreciation for the several thousand dairy farms and families. They are responsible for their commitment to producing nutritious milk while protecting …

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Bats Are Good For Agriculture

Dan This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom travels to the farm at night to find out why a spooky nighttime creature that’s used to getting a bad rap is now being praised for being beneficial to agriculture. That’s coming up on “This Land of Ours.”     Once upon a time, bats were not so beloved creatures, especially if found hanging upside-down outside the home …