Between the Leaves is a monthly podcast series that unearths and illuminates the stories of nature, science, culture and history that spring from the Lloyd collections and brings them to life. From the middle of a forest in eastern Ohio to living rooms and patios of local experts, Between the Leaves takes listeners on unexpected journeys as they explore highlights from the Library’s eclectic collections and related topics. Funding for the launch of the podcast and the inaugural episodes comes from a FotoFocus Emergency Art Grant.
During more than a year’s worth of visits documenting every season with his camera, photographer TJ Vissing made new discoveries daily at the Edge of Appalachia Preserve in Adams County, Ohio. Vissing shares highlights, lessons learned and the importance of slowing down as he describes his time in the acres preserved thanks to the Ohio Nature Conservancy. This episode supplements the FotoFocus exhibit and lecture that was scheduled for October 2020 and is possible thanks to a FotoFocus Emergency Art Grant.
Professor, botanist and invasive species expert Theresa Culley, PhD, describes how a chance encounter with a sapling she couldn't identify shifted the course of her research career. Now a national expert on the pretty and pernicious Callery Pear (also known as the Bradford Pear), Culley leads efforts to limit the spread and harm of invasive species in Ohio.
Brick Gardens founder and social enterprise entrepreneur Dominque Peebles shares the story of his journey from a corporate job to life as a community garden guru. His approach to growing food as good medicine extends beyond physical health to encompass healthy ways of thinking about, and connecting with, neighbors.
Naturalist and artist, DeVere Burt shares the story of Annette Braun, the first woman to earn a PhD at the University of Cincinnati and an impeccable artist whose fascination with tiny moths led to the discovery of hundreds of new species.
Miami University Emeritus Professor Hardy Eshbaugh shares their stories and marvels at their continued impact, including through Mary Elizabeth Brockschlager’s collection at the Lloyd Library and Museum.