The Little Plant That Could
March 29, 2006 2:46 PM   Subscribe

The little coffee plant that almost died. A fascinating and inspiring radio piece detailing the story of the wild coffee plant, "cafe marron," that almost disappeared from the one island where it grew, Rodrigues, in the middle of the Indian Ocean.
posted by billysumday (3 comments total)
I listened to this yesterday on All Things Considered, its a fun, if odd little story.
posted by Atreides at 3:02 PM on March 29, 2006

Nice post, billysumday. Eventually, we might come to understand such "connectivity".
posted by RMALCOLM at 3:35 PM on March 29, 2006

Man, we had the cutest little volunteer hibiscus (and nearby seedlings) in a broken sidewalk on our rental property. I tried three summers in a row to transplant it without success, but it thrived as much as it could in the cracked concrete. Then we got tenants with a dog and it promptly died. I kept hoping for a miracle like this.
posted by dhartung at 7:05 PM on March 29, 2006

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