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Episode VI: Our Microbial New Friends with Martin Breed

Episode VI: Our Microbial New Friends with Martin Breed
Garden Futurist
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Episode VI: Our Microbial New Friends with Martin Breed

“In two to five years, I think there’s going to be a lot more known about that jigsaw puzzle. There’s an extremely low risk pursuit to do this biodiverse orientated gardening, and it’s probably got immune benefits via gut microbiota and other pathways. “

We are talking about the microbiome and Dr. Martin Breed helps us imagine the microscopic, the microbiome inhabits, the soil, the air, and ultimately breaks into our own personal space to connect our bodies to everything around us.

Martin Breed is a lecturer in biology at Flinders University, in Adelaide, South Australia.

Find his research on Vertical Stratification in Urban Green Space Aerobiomes, here.


This episode was sponsored by:


A show about innovative thinkers contributing to a climate resilient future through the power of gardens.

Produced and hosted by Sarah Beck, Adriana Lopez, and Adrienne St Claire 

Edited and directed by Kelsey Skonberg 

Sarah Beck is the executive director of Pacific Horticulture.

Adriana López-Villalobos currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia where she works as Curatorial Coordinator for the UBC Botanical Garden. She is originally from Mexico, where she completed her BSC and MSc, studying plant ecology and mating systems evolution, before migrating to Canada to pursue a PhD focusing on the genetics of species across their geographic ranges.

Adrienne St. Clair is a botanist working with Metro, a regional government in Portland, Oregon where her work spans conservation to restoration. Adrienne managed a native plant nursery for almost a decade before pursuing a graduate degree. She received her Master’s in Plant Biology and Conservation from Northwestern University and Chicago Botanic Garden where she studied the effect of horticulture techniques on native-plant genetics.

Kelsey Skonberg is a Community-Centered Video and Podcast Editor and Science Journalist in Everett, WA.




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