Welcome to our new Native Plant News (NPN) this month. Here you can find support among other plant enthusiasts, experts and newbies alike; learn how to use native plants, advocate about them, find links to events; and always, be inspired. Join us!
This month (well, always really) we’re talking about connecting people to the land. We invite you into this conversation. Where do you go to recharge yourself, to add more joy to your spirit, to rejuvenate your body and mind? On a trail, at the coast, in your garden, in your community, and just as importantly with your monetary donation? How do you connect to the land and to plants?
Growing up in Savannah, Georgia, I always found a tree to connect to. That grounded me and connected me to something grander than myself. Here in North Carolina, our ties at NC Native Plant Society go hand in hand with our mission to promote the enjoyment and conservation of NC’s native plants and their habitats through education, cultivation, and advocacy.
I want this newsletter to capture your imagination. You are part of this. We welcome all our members and we also look to make new friends.
Please get in touch with me and share your ideas.
Andrea Thunem is editor of the North Carolina Native Plant Society’s Native Plant News. A retired journalist and landscape designer with a passion for native plants and environmental sustainability, she loves working with people to present their stories about the holistic nature of plants, people, earth, and connections. Email her your comments/questions at email@example.com