Welcome To The Atomic Gardening Society!
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The phrase NUCLEAR RADIATION conjures up pretty fearful images these days - reactor meltdowns at Chernobyl and Fukushima, the dead of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the three-eyed fish of The Simpsons. But for a brief window in the 1950s a movement of people sought to harness the power of the atom not for weapons or energy - but for ever better… garden crops! We explore the Atomic Gardening Society! The Wholesome Show is Dr Rod Lamberts (@rodl) and Dr Will Grant (@willozap), proudly supported by the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (@ANU_CPAS) ——————————- References: http://pruned.blogspot.com.au/2011/04/atomic-gardens.html https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/0734151032000123936?needAccess=true “Safeguarding the atom: the nuclear enthusiasm of Muriel Howorth”[1] The British J for the History of science Volume 45, Issue 4 (Special Issue: British Nuclear Culture), December 2012 , pp. 551-571…