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How Your Garden Supports Plant Conservation – Jennifer Ceska - 079

You will be surprised how much your day-to-day gardening helps save our endanger plant species.

In this episode Jennifer Ceska is determined to make native plants regular.

How to wake up native plants already on your land and learning to love the untidy.

She explains why connecting people and grasses is essentials and why grasslands are so important.

Weaving as much diversity as we can get to create as much resilience we can get in the habitat

Jennifer Ceska is accredited Public Service and Outreach Faculty at the University of Georgia and has served since 1995 as Conservation Coordinator in the Science & Conservation Program of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens.

 

She received her masters at UGA in horticulture with an emphasis on plant conservation.

 

Her specialty is creating project driven professional networks and facilitating projects for endangered species recovery.

 

She has consulted with 14 states in developing their own conservation networks.

 

Jennifer serves as project manager for the Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance, coordinating over 60 organizations contributing recovery actions to 105 critically imperiled plant species in Georgia.

 

Links for things talked about ---

State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Connect to Protect

Connect to Protect Garden Guide

US Forest Service Gardening for Pollinators

National Wildlife Federation, Plant with a Purpose, gardening page

Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance

Center for Plant Conservation, Rare Plant Academy

Baptisia arachnifera, Hairy Rattleweed profile

Rhus michauxii, Dwarf Sumac profile

Jennifer and Patrick Ceska Garden in Gainesville, Georgia. Lots of Phlox paniculata, Garden Phlox
Jennifer and Patrick Ceska Garden in Gainesville, Georgia. Lots of Phlox paniculata, Garden Phlox
Hairy Rattleweed - Photo Credit Carol and Hugh Nourse
Hairy Rattleweed - Photo Credit Carol and Hugh Nourse
Symphyotrichum georgianum- photo credit Cressler
Symphyotrichum georgianum- photo credit Cressler
Dwarf Sumac Photo Credit to Hugh & Carol Nourse. 
More fuzzy cuteness, critically endangered in Georgia
Dwarf Sumac Photo Credit to Hugh & Carol Nourse. More fuzzy cuteness, critically endangered in Georgia
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