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Explore the important role that native plants play in our ecosystem

Orange and black butterfly on a purple flower
Blue mistflowers are pollinator magnets.

Explore the importance of native plants to our ecosystem. Peggy Singlemann meets Paul Cipriani of the Living Earth School at Mint Springs Valley Park in Albemarle to learn about edible plants that feed wildlife and people including persimmon, sassafras and spicebush. Dr. Robyn Puffenbarger visits a landscape where Devin Floyd of the Center for Urban Habitats guided a homeowner in transforming large portions of lawn into native plant communities. In the studio, Lisa Trapp from Capital Trees shares more native plant ideas for your landscape. Serome Hamlin demonstrates how to  create a native plant container to feed pollinators throughout the growing season. Amyrose Foll explains why fall is the perfect time to sow wildflower seeds.

Virginia Home Grown (Season 23 Episode 7)