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 E04 - Steve Beeman, Beeman's Nursery & Beemats

    S01 E04 - Steve Beeman, Beeman's Nursery & Beemats

    Steve has spent 48 years working with native Florida plant communities, first as a state field biologist and then as the founder of Ecoshores, Inc., which planted over 2,500 acres of natural habitat. Steve founded Beeman's Nursery...

    26:19
  • S01 E03 - Jane Thompson Indian Trails Native Nursery

    S01 E03 - Jane Thompson Indian Trails Native Nursery

    Jane Thompson is the owner of Indian Trails Native Nursery in Lake Worth, Florida, a certified minority business enterprise that grows, designs, delivers, and installs Florida native plants for sustainable landscaping. The nursery...

    23:12
  • S01 E02 - Jerry Fritz, native tree farmer

    S01 E02 - Jerry Fritz, native tree farmer

    Jerry Fritz is a retired tree farmer and the founder of SUNCO, a wholesale supplier of containerized native trees. SUNCO supplied native trees to landscape companies and other wholesale nurseries throughout Florida, operating from...

    21:48
  • S01 E01 - Carl Bates Indigenous Plants

    S01 E01 - Carl Bates Indigenous Plants

    Carl Bates is the owner of Carl Bates Indigenous Plants, which supplies liners and small containerized native plants to wholesale and retail plant nurseries and sometimes landscape and restoration projects throughout Central and S...

    25:48
  • Trailer

    S01 - GoNative: the Business of Native Plants trailer

    S01 - GoNative: the Business of Native Plants trailer

    Can you make a living with native plants? How do you get started? What are the opportunities? Listen to professionals from the native plant industry talk with host Mitzy Sosa about how they turned their native plant passions into ...

    02:10