These are some dedicated, skilled folks doing plant tending work in various regions. Each one of them has been inspiration to me in different ways. May you connect and be invigorated too:
- Finisia Medrano. All regions. A walking bundle of lived knowledge for tending plants to feed the wild. She spent 30 years living and tending on horseback. Yes, in the modern age. Mentor and adopted Auntie to many, and counting. Find her on youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCorykr-O92cCr3_RmhosnWg. On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=Finisia%20Medrano&epa=SEARCH_BOX.
- Zach Elfers. Appalacia region. Saving + sowing seeds of native, wild, perennial plants. Do-it-yourself restoration. Rewilding with plants. Finding symbiosis with the plants we love. His blog reflections resonate with an intimate curiosity. http://www.nomadseed.com.
- Conrad Justice Kiczenski. Northern California and Eastern Oregon regions. Gathering seeds and tending by bicycle! Actively setting up tree nurseries with landowners in order to replant wild areas affected by wildfires. https://www.facebook.com/WildSeedRestoration/
- Michael Ridge. Idaho, Eastern Oregon and Washington regions. Dedicated to sustaining and maintaining native habitat across the western united states with positive impact from horseback. Walking with Western Wildflowers. Insty: https://www.instagram.com/walkingwithwesternwildflowers/. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=Michael%20Ridge&epa=SEARCH_BOX.
- Robert F Fossek II , Brosnan Spencer and Meadow. Eastern Oregon region. Seed gathering, wild planting, horse befriending trio. Habitat restoration project at Ascension School Camp and Conference center, and tending throughout the area. Also check out Ascension massage! Robert: https://www.facebook.com/bro.therbear.3. Brosnan: https://www.facebook.com/brosnan.spencer.79.
- Gabe Crawford. SW Colorado region and beyond. Nomadic tending brother exploring and inspiring feral roots. Sharing his passion for wildtending with little ones and bigger ones alike, lending eyes to see cultured landscapes. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007604745793.
- Kelly Moody. Nomadic story seeker giving voices to unique lives lived seeking to engage the land. Plant profiles spoken from a place of awe. Check out her ground shots podcast here: https://www.ofsedgeandsalt.com/ground-shots-podcast . And more musings on her blog: https://www.ofsedgeandsalt.com/.
- Kollibri terre Sonnenblume. My friend and cohort thru many adventures. Finding the words to paint a picture of where we are. https://macskamoksha.com/