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Hi Fay and Mary,

Your book look interesting, and I feel this is a very important topic.

How do I get people and excited about a project that I am passionate about and need help with? I am trying to start a group of individuals that saves endangered plants. I feel this often overlooked. Most attention seems to go to endangered animals.  

I created a website, and have the plant listed that I am trying to save. Now I am trying to get attention and involvement. I would like to see a person from each state growing a plant that is endangered.

Thanks,

Josh

 
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Link to your website?

 
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Thanks! I added the website.
 
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Great idea,

It might be worthwhile contacting conservancy groups in each of the different states and asking them what endangered plant they feel should be the focus for their state.

In your conversations with these other groups ask for ideas about how to get the word out – these ideas can then be shared on the website and with each of the conservancy groups across the country.

I think the groups would be thrilled to participate if you are managing the site and they can focus on getting the word out in their state.

Good luck!
 
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Hi Josh, here in Massachusetts we have the New England Wildflower Society. They have The Garden in the Woods, which is a great place to walk around and learn about native plants in a variety of settings.
There is a wealth of information on their website.
New England Wildflower Society
from their site:
"New England Wild Flower Society conserves native plants in the wild and encourages gardeners and landscape professionals to choose natives when they plant outdoor spaces, particularly plants grown from local seeds, harvested sustainably in the wild.
Our mission is to conserve and promote the region’s native plants to ensure healthy, biologically diverse landscapes.
With more than a century of successful habitat restoration, scientific research, and public education dedicated to native plants, we are the established leader in the region and an expert resource for professionals in other parts of the country and the world."
 
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Fay Weller wrote:Great idea,

It might be worthwhile contacting conservancy groups in each of the different states and asking them what endangered plant they feel should be the focus for their state.

In your conversations with these other groups ask for ideas about how to get the word out – these ideas can then be shared on the website and with each of the conservancy groups across the country.

I think the groups would be thrilled to participate if you are managing the site and they can focus on getting the word out in their state.

Good luck!



Thanks for the idea. I will look into it more!
 
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Kenneth Elwell wrote:Hi Josh, here in Massachusetts we have the New England Wildflower Society. They have The Garden in the Woods, which is a great place to walk around and learn about native plants in a variety of settings.
There is a wealth of information on their website.
New England Wildflower Society
from their site:
"New England Wild Flower Society conserves native plants in the wild and encourages gardeners and landscape professionals to choose natives when they plant outdoor spaces, particularly plants grown from local seeds, harvested sustainably in the wild.
Our mission is to conserve and promote the region’s native plants to ensure healthy, biologically diverse landscapes.
With more than a century of successful habitat restoration, scientific research, and public education dedicated to native plants, we are the established leader in the region and an expert resource for professionals in other parts of the country and the world."



Hi Kenneth,

Thanks for your very thoughtful reply. We also have the same thing in California. I think the work they are doing is amazing, but they have a lot of projects going on. I feel that endangered plants if one area that could use come help. Do you know any one who is growing any endangered plants in New England?

Josh
 
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