Vision: Urban, rural and wild landscapes everywhere are planted with native plants. Plants, growers, retail outlets, landscape and restoration experts are available in every community. Demand for native plants is strong and native plant businesses are thriving and attracting new professionals, including young people, to expand plant production and use.
How do we do it?
With your help, we are already:
Native plants, the new norm. Together, we'll make it happen.
Preserving pollinator and wildlife habitat, water quality, resilient landscapes ...
What do all these sustainability challenges have in common? the need for native plants
Native plants are essential for maintaining the quality of life we enjoy and depend on. But native plants are under assault.
Natural areas are being degraded or developed. Invasive species are outcompeting native plants. Urban areas are being planted with a mishmash of exotic species that don't function together as an ecosystem, the way native plant communities do.
To counter these threats, we must grow more plants and use them effectively. We need a developed and expanding native plant industry – growers, landscape professionals and restoration firms.
Today's small native plant industry faces many challenges in growing and using native plants, making them more widely available, and recruiting and training the next generation of native plant growers. The industry is in its infancy – not unlike where the production of healthy, organic local food was just a few decades ago – mostly small farmers and businesses with limited resources and perishable products that make experimentation a risky venture. Today we can walk into almost any grocery store and find good quality, affordable, attractively packaged and delicious healthy local food products. This wasn't always the case.
To sustain our quality of life, we need to make big progress in producing and using native plants. You can help us get there.
The Native Plant Horticulture Foundation is a new public charity that gives native plant advocates the organization you need to expand native plant production and use.
With your help, the foundation will fund, direct and promote:
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1900 S Harbor City Blvd, Ste 229, Melbourne FL 32901.
Native Plant Horticulture Institute Inc. DBA Native Plant Horticulture Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization recognized as tax exempt by the IRS.
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