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Cultivating Place: High Value Habitat, Pat Reynolds of Heritage Growers Native Seed & Plant

All photos courtesy of Pat Reynolds, Heritage Growers. All Rights Reserved.
All photos courtesy of Pat Reynolds, Heritage Growers. All Rights Reserved.

Pat Reynolds is a restoration ecologist with more than 30 years of professional experience in the design, implementation, and monitoring of habitat restoration projects, including the effective use of native seed.

He is the Director of River Partners’ Native Seed and Plant program, the former General Manager of Hedgerow Farms, and a past Associate Restoration Ecologist at H.T. Harvey & Associates.

All photos courtesy of Pat Reynolds, Heritage Growers. All Rights Reserved.
All photos courtesy of Pat Reynolds, Heritage Growers. All Rights Reserved.

This week we continue our series exploring conservation and biodiversity support at the foundational level of seed—for scales large and small—in conversation with Pat. Heritage Grower’s high-quality habitat seed sourcing, grow out, and distribution to restoration projects, often in collaboration with their sibling endeavor, River Partners, is a model in getting high-quality source-identified seed for the right places in the face of increasing urgency for restoration, but also increasing hope as to the impact of restoration. Listen in!

All photos courtesy of Pat Reynolds, Heritage Growers. All Rights Reserved.
All photos courtesy of Pat Reynolds, Heritage Growers. All Rights Reserved.

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Jennifer Jewell is the creator and host of the national award-winning, weekly public radio program and podcast, Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History & the Human Impulse to Garden, Jennifer Jewell is a gardener, garden writer, and gardening educator and advocate. Particularly interested in the intersections between gardens, the native plant environments around them, and human culture, she is the daughter of garden and floral designing mother and a wildlife biologist father.
Matt Fidler is a producer and sound designer with over 15 years’ experience producing nationally distributed public radio programs. He has worked for shows such as Freakonomics Radio, Selected Shorts, Studio 360, The New Yorker Radio Hour and The Takeaway. In 2017, Matt launched the language podcast Very Bad Words, hitting the #28 spot in the iTunes podcast charts.