Go Native: the Business of Native Plants

by Mitzy Sosa

Where future native plant pros go for insights on growing, planting and selling native plants for a living. Learn from the successes and failures of native plant industry leaders and pioneers. Brought to you by the Native Plant Horticulture Foundation, working to help every community become sustainable with more native plants and native plant professionals. 
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Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • S01 E10 - Donna Legare Native Nurseries

    S01 E10 - Donna Legare Native Nurseries

    Since its founding in 1980, Native Nurseries in Tallahassee has been bringing people and nature together in their gardens and yards. To manage landscapes, yards and gardens for the benefit of local wildlife, Donna Legare and Jody ...

    23:30
  • S01 E09 - Brightman Logan A Native Plant Pioneer

    S01 E09 - Brightman Logan A Native Plant Pioneer

    A pioneer in the Florida native plant industry, Brightman Logan established his first native plant nursery in 1981, in response to a growing restoration market. He has devoted his professional life to expanding the native plant in...

    22:00
  • S01 E08 - Natalia Manrique and Mauricio Gonzalez NaMa Native Landscapes

    S01 E08 - Natalia Manrique and Mauricio Gonzalez NaMa Native Landscapes

    ​​NaMa native landscapes, a full-service practice in Miami dedicated to sustainable landscaping using South Florida native plants, was formed in 2019 by Natalia Manrique and Mauricio Gonzalez after they transformed their own backy...

    26:41
  • S01 E07 - Tom Heitzman Sweet Bay Nursery

    S01 E07 - Tom Heitzman Sweet Bay Nursery

    Sweet Bay Nursery was started in 1995 by Tom Heitzman. A graduate of Ohio State University with a degree in Horticulture, Tom has a wealth of knowledge and experience about the culture and landscape use of native plants. Tom is pa...

    23:33
  • S01 E06 - Nancy Bissett The Natives

    S01 E06 - Nancy Bissett The Natives

    Nancy Bissett is a horticulturist, restoration ecologist and botanist with The Natives, a Davenport, FL firm providing ecological restoration services and a native plant nursery with over 200 plant species, many rare and hard to f...

    36:36