Local recommendations

For those wanting to learn more about sustainable harvesting of native plants — or for consumers looking to purchase with confidence — it might be helpful to have some starting points. We asked Marc Williams, local ethnobotanist, executive director at Plants and Healers International and frequent Xpress collaborator, for some tips on where conscientious consumers can purchase sustainably grown plants. Here’s Williams’ recommendations:

Eagle Feather Farm 

Herb and Roots Nursery 

Appalachian Seeds 

Mountain Gardens 

Carolina Native

About Carrie Eidson
Multimedia journalist and Green Scene editor at Mountain Xpress. Part-time Twitterer @mxenv but also reachable at ceidson@mountainx.com. Follow me @carrieeidson

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