In this 057th episode with talk with Carol Reese about the Dangers Posed by the Native Purist Movement. Before your eyes pop out of your head take another sip and listen.
Carol Reese is a retired Extension Horticulture Specialist.
She is a nationally-known speaker delightfully blending equal parts gardening knowledge, natural lore, and quirky humor.
Her B.S. and M.S. in Horticulture are from Mississippi State University, and she could also add her Phd. To the mix if she “had ever written that dissertation!”
While there she taught classes in Plant Materials and Landscape Design.
She written numerous articles for garden publications and served as the Q&A columnist for Horticulture Magazine.
For two decades she wrote a weekly gardening and nature column for the Jackson Sun.
Carol attributes her love of horticulture to being raised on a farm by generations of plant nuts, including a grandfather who each spring dynamited his garden spot to “break up his hard pan”.
Carol’s very personal appreciation of natural lore is at least partially a result of her near daily rambles through the wild areas near her home with her extensive and motley collection of mutts, aka known as the strong-willed breed of “Amalgamations”.