On our show for August 14th, host Terri Wilke will speak with Patti Ragsdale, owner, along with her husband and EcoRadio Host, Brent Ragsdale, of Happy Apple’s Farm; which in 2022, became a new endeavor called Botanical Belonging. That is a non-profit that aims to familiarize people in our community with the native plants of our region. They encourage and enable hands-on interaction with the plants through both propagation and cultivation, both in other gardens and in their gardens at Happy Apple’s Farm.
Botanical Belonging is a business focused on sharing what Patti has learned about native plants and helping others include them in gardens. They specialize in providing access to a wide variety of species so people can expand their knowledge about the native plants of our region. They are willing to spend time with customers and understand where they are in their native plant journey.
This feeling of comfortable familiarity with the natural world is a tremendous gift that opens up an active reciprocal relationship. By observing and attempting to nurture native plants in the world around us, we learn. The plants teach us about themselves and about the land. They tell us about history and enable us to see it unfolding. We become familiar.
Botanical Belongings is proud to help others enjoy the learning process and develop a long and loving relationship with the land they tend, the plants that grow there, and the wildlife they support. Patti believes that everyone seeking to plant native plants wants to help the world in some way. Whether they know why milkweed is important or just know it’s one of the plants in the pollinator garden plan they downloaded from a website, native plant people are trying to do something good.
We at EcoRadio KC are glad to encourage awareness and protection of our world. Our goal is to ensure our listeners are aware of how we can create a sustainable present for a sustainable future!
This will be a great radio hour!
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