Branch Out

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No Plants = No Food, Medicine, Beer, Animals or Life. Discover the surprising world of plants with science and stories from Australia's oldest living scientific institution - the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Branch Out takes you into labs, the Aussie bush and Botanic Gardens with scientists and other guest experts who are experimenting with new ways to protect the future of plants, and ours.

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Discover over 60,000 years of culture, plant uses and personal stories from Aboriginal people in Sydney, Australia. On the land the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is located the traditional owners are the Cadigal people and they have a unique affinity with Sydney’s harbour and lands. You'll also hear from a proud Dharawal elder and his daughter who are keeping their unique Sydney culture alive throu…
Mistletoe is in love potions, ancient medicines to ward off epilepsy and ulcers and even a Justin Bieber Christmas song. They actually lodge themselves on other plants to steal nutrients and the bizarre adaptation started in Australia – the true home of mistletoe with about 90 different sap-sucking species. Discover why so many people throughout the ages are fascinated by the mystery and magic of…
Who do you think spends the least amount of time outdoors: Chickens, inmates or kids? Unfortunately, it's kids. Cat Stevens already posed the question 'where do the children play?' in the 60's and the situation has continued to get worse - leading to all sorts of physical and mental problems. However, there's a growing movement to combat this epidemic at various forest schools and kindergartens a…

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May 24th, 2018
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Jan 22nd, 2019
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