The One-Minute Geographer: Shifting Planting Zones

Map from NOAA

Today the One-Minute Geographer is looking at the impact of climate change on crop planting and gardening. We’ve all seen those planting zone maps that tell us what kinds of flowers, shrubs or vegetables we can plant in our regions.

NOAA and the folks at have given us a handy measure of how zones are getting warmer and, in effect, shifting northward between 1971…



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Jim Fonseca

Geography professor (retired) writes The One Minute Geographer featuring This Fragile Earth. Top writer in Transportation and, in past months, Travel.