Episode 65

Published on:

6th Sep 2022

Two Women Leading the Florida Native Plants Movement – With Laurel & Annie Schiller of Florida Native Plants Nursery | Episode 065

Most Floridians have heard of the invasive Burmese python ravaging the Everglades' wildlife. And most have also heard of the Pacific Lionfish eating much of our native fish in the Florida Keys.

But what about the invasive plants creating havoc on our ecology?

One local nursery is fighting the good fight to replace invading species with native plants that help heal rather than harm our environment.

My guests today are Laurel & Annie Schiller - a mother-daughter team who own and run the Florida Native Plants Nursery.

In today's episode, you'll learn ...

  • One thing most people don't know about the Schillers
  • The negative impact of invasive plant species and how replacing them with native species help local wildlife
  • How the Schillers consult with homeowners to turn their yards into a natural haven for birds, butterflies
  • ... and much much more!

Thank you for stopping by today and remember to listen ... learn... and connect!




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About the Podcast

Sarasota Stories
Interviewing Sarasota's most Interesting people
Love living in Sarasota Florida? We do too. It's dynamic. It's growing. It has provincial values and an international flare. It's a combination of small city charm with big city vibes. But who are the people who live here that make this town such a wonderful place to live? Sarasota Stories aims to find out. I interview local leaders, influencers, and creators to discover what makes them tick, why they live here, what they're working on, and where they are going. You might hear an interview with one of your neighbors... and who knows, we may get to hear your story too! Sign up here for all episodes: https://sarasotastories.co

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Bob Williams

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Megan Williams

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