March 27, 2024

Garden for Wildlife w/ Shubber Ali

Discover the magic of native plants and bring your garden to life! Get your garden party started with Shubber Ali, founder of Garden for Wildlife! We’re talking with Shubber about growing native plants, how native plants support our ecosystem and what you can do to create a little wildlife sanctuary in your own backyard!

Episode Guest

Episode Guest

Shubber Ali is the CEO of Garden for Wildlife, a program that began within the National Wildlife Federation. Shubber has spent the last three decades helping companies in the consulting and software industries solve problems through innovation. It was while Shubber was one of Accenture’s Global Leads for Digital Innovation that he worked with the NWF to launch Garden for Wildlife as its own for-profit e-commerce company.

Garden for Wildlife allows people to make a difference for the environment by shipping plants native to their zip code that support local wildlife. Their team of experts have thoughtfully utilized 50 years of experience, science, and data to curate plant collections that support wildlife and benefit local ecosystems in every season. And for every plant GFW sells, they reserve one plant for donation to a community garden or public space.

Shubber is incredibly passionate about innovation, nature and wildlife and is on a mission to get as many people as possible to help save the planet, yard by yard. Last year, GFW shipped over 62,000 plants across 38 states and 2,900+ cities in America.

Learn more at: https://gardenforwildlife.com/

Discover the magic of native plants and bring your garden to life! Get your garden party started with Shubber Ali, founder of Garden for Wildlife! We’re talking with Shubber about growing native plants, how native plants support our ecosystem and what you can do to create a little wildlife sanctuary in your own backyard!

Shubber Ali is the CEO of Garden for Wildlife, a program that began within the National Wildlife Federation. Garden for Wildlife allows people to make a difference for the environment by shipping plants native to their zip code that support local wildlife. Shubber is incredibly passionate about innovation, nature and wildlife and is on a mission to get as many people as possible to help save the planet, yard by yard. Last year, Garden for Wildlife shipped over 62,000 plants across 38 states and 2,900+ cities in America.

You can learn more about Garden for Wildlife and order your native plants at https://gardenforwildlife.com/

Before the interview, Bevin gives us some updates on the Small House gardens… our seeds are sprouting and some of our favorite wild foods are starting to reappear!

If you’re still shopping for seeds, check out our selection of heirloom veggies, herbs and flowers at www.smallhousefarm.com/seeds

The latest issue of Mother Earth News magazine has a wonderful article from mushroom expert Erin Hamilton about cultivating morel mushrooms in the garden. You can find the article online at https://www.motherearthnews.com/diy/growing-morel-mushrooms-at-home-zm0z23zatro/

Erin was on the Seeds & Weeds Podcast last summer to talk about the benefits of growing and eating mushrooms. You can find that interview at https://seedsandweedspodcast.com/erin-hamilton-mushroom-conservatory/

Bevin’s interview on the Pantry Chat podcast with Carolyn Thomas recently dropped. Bevin and Carolyn talk about the new GMO tomato and its potential ramifications for the home gardener. You can listen at https://homesteadingfamily.com/gmo-seeds/

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