What it does it take to run the horticulture program at a zoo? Find out on a fascinating episode of We Dig Plants as Carmen DeVito and Alice Marcus Krieg are joined by Frank Pizzi, Curator of Horticulture at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. They discuss exhibit design within zoo’s and how horticulture plays a role in that. Learn about the tricks that are used to mimic natural habitats of animals in zoos! This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.



“We do a lot of smoke and mirrors so it looks like they can get at the plants but they can’t. It’s magic, actually.” [13:00]


“Hot dry air and tropical plants is a nightmare waiting to happen.” [21:00]


–Frank Pizzi on We Dig Plants