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The Garden Question Podcast with Craig McManus

Pollinator Success - Lanie Riner - 012

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Lanie Riner knows pollinator gardens and why thy are so important to our lives. In this episode Lanie explains how to be pollinator successful.

She teams with her husband Gray to grow hundreds of thousands of pollinator plants every year at their nursery Thunderwood Farms.

Thunderwood Farms specializes in producing custom-grown perennial plants. Growing using clean methods supports plant health for an outstanding garden near you.

Lanie’s moving story about how friends and neighbors saved the day right before an approaching hard freeze brought me to tears.

Always an advocate for the horticulture green industry Lanie has taken the next step by becoming the Executive Director for the Georgia Green Industry Association (GGIA).

Lanie was recognized as the GGIA Young Professional of the Year in 2013 and the GGIA Communicator of the Year in January 2020.

She is a 2005 graduate from The University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture. She has served in leadership roles with Georgia Farm Bureau, Center for Applied Nursery Research, Advancing Georgia’s Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry and Georgia Green Industry Association (GGIA).

If the legislature is in session, Lanie is at the state capitol watching legislation and gathering an audience advocating Georgia’s horticulture story.

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