Growing from a friendship forged at the Cullowhee Native Plant Conference many moons ago, this rock star trio has brought podcasting to a whole new level. I'm not saying that's a high level, just a new level.
How do Solving the Global Water Crisis and High Plains Gardening Go Together?
Eleanor Allen is the CEO of Water For People, a global nonprofit working in Africa, Latin America, and Asia to help develop sustainable water and sanitation services for millions of people. She's a social entrepreneur recognized by the Schwab Foundation, a TEDx speaker, a Water Environment Federation Fellow, and an influential Woman of Water. She serves on the board of Parametrix and the University of Colorado. We welcome her here today to talk with us about the Global Water Crisis.
Dr. Doug Tallamy on the Nature of Oaks
Author, Naturalist and all around good guy, Dr. Doug Tallamy joins John Magee and Capital Naturalist Alonso Abugattas to discuss one of the most important trees we can add to our landscapes- the Oak (Quercus spp.). Known to support some 570 species of life, nothing can be more supportive to wildlife habitat than our most essential tree- the mighty Oak.
Professor Jeff Ollerton on Pollinators & Pollination
During a career spanning more than 30 years, Professor Jeff Ollerton has established himself as one of the world’s leading experts on pollinators and pollination. The author of more than 120 articles and book chapters, his highly-cited, ground-breaking research has been used by national and international agencies to support efforts to conserve pollinators and their pollination services.
Matthew Martin of Restoration Horticulture
For the last 10 years, Matthew has been managing the buildings and grounds of the Danvers Historical Society. There, Matthew's mission has been to restore the historic gardens as well as implement strategies to build resiliency into the landscape. Matthew also has a strong passion for using horticulture as a vehicle to educate the community about history, nature and our place in nature.
Matt Bright of Earth Sangha native plant nursery and Alonso Abugattas
Matt Bright has been the Conservation Manager at Earth Sangha, an organization his parents founded in 1998 since 2011. Before that, he worked as a volunteer firefighter and EMT while attending Kenyon College in Ohio. Matt now splits his time between managing the Wild Plant Nursery -- Washington DC region's largest grower of exclusively local ecotype native plants, collecting seeds, sustainably and with permission from wild plant populations, and assisting with local restoration projects.
Celia Vuocolo of the Piedmont Environmental Council on Trout Habitat
Celia Vuocolo manages PEC’s Sustainable Habitat Program. She works with landowners interested in managing their property for wildlife habitat, provides outreach and education on wildlife and land stewardship, works on wildlife conservation policy issues and watershed-scale restoration initiatives, and also manages PEC’s conservation lands. She's here today to talk to us about the work PEC is doing to protect trout habitat and the role native plants play in that process.
A great companion for native plant gardening
I am new to this wonderful podcast, only learning about it via an introduction of John McGee by Nancy Vehrs, President of the Virginia Native Plant Society (I am a member and former board member) for a talk he gave as part of a Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden webinar series. I am thoroughly enjoying it, not only as the owner of one of Virginia’s dedicated Natural Area Preserves (Naked Mountain in Nelson County), but also as a largely Arlington resident (when not on NM) trying to restore a small woodland in our back yard. The task is immensely rewarding and the Native Plant Podcast an informative as well as delightful companion.
Always a treat
I’m excited for the new season! This show has been my gardening companion for the past three years or so when I started getting into natives, and I appreciate the energy and general kindness behind it.
Why is someone clicking their mouse in the background? Checking emails during the podcast? It is very distracting and makes me think someone is not interested in the topic. I have heard this on several podcast lately.