Jul 17, 2018
I met Monika Egerer through
Colby Anton (previous podcast interviewee about studying cougars in
Yellowstone) , both are PhD candidates in the Environmental Studies
at University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC). I am excited to
share Monika's work with urban garden ecology because urban
gardening can bring quality food and quality of life to
neighborhoods where affordable fresh food is not readily available.
This is so important in our world of conservation and the world's
Monika is also actively involved with the creation of a
film along with Small Pumpkin
E. Aquilar (and team), called "No Place to
Grow" which she talks
about in the podcast. This documentary follows a group of Latino
farmers who find themselves representing a movement to save green
space in a fast growing neighborhood.
did you know that bird loss on the Mariana Islands is leading to
the loss of fruit production, specifically chili peppers? Ms.
Egerer also discusses her work with this project about how the loss
of birds on Guam is leading to this ecosystem service loss because
birds are no longer dispersing the seeds. Here is a
the paper about this topic published in the journal,
*introduction and closing
by Dale Wilman and music provided by www.bensound.com