plants http://kbia.org en Intelligent plants? Researcher unravels mysteries of plant life http://kbia.org/post/intelligent-plants-researcher-unravels-mysteries-plant-life <p></p><p>When we think of plants, intelligence is usually not the first thing that comes to mind. But maybe plants are more than a decorative feature to our dining room table.</p><p>On a recent Tuesday night, the sounds of restaurant chatter, music and the aroma of food fill Columbia’s Broadway Brewery. But in the middle of the crowd, on a wooden stool sits an ordinary green plant.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:28:00 +0000 Marissanne Lewis-Thompson 51518 at http://kbia.org Intelligent plants? Researcher unravels mysteries of plant life Field Notes: Looking inside plants for answers to a changing climate http://kbia.org/post/field-notes-looking-inside-plants-answers-changing-climate <p><em>This is the latest installment of Harvest Public Media’s&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/field-notes"><strong>Field Notes</strong></a><em>, in which reporters talk to newsmakers and experts about important issues related to food production.</em></p> Fri, 24 May 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson & Grant Gerlock 34183 at http://kbia.org Field Notes: Looking inside plants for answers to a changing climate Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture gets $5,000 grant http://kbia.org/post/columbia-center-urban-agriculture-gets-5000-grant <p>The rising interest in eating locally grown food throughout the state has sparked the Missouri Department of Agriculture to begin a local food grants program. In its first year, the program has awarded a grant to the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 15:23:12 +0000 Kaveh Kaghazi 9331 at http://kbia.org