Nathan Buchanan, Wildbud Natives

Shade Tunnel Project
Grant Award: $3,000

Nathan has expanded his current native plants nursery operation with the addition of a 14′ x 50′ shade tunnel. He also purchased growing supplies to use in the expansion.

The shade tunnel has allowed Nathan to expand from 1,200 to 6,000 potted plants and has been able to nearly double the number of unique native species.

Nathan has witnessed the demand for native plants increase rapidly and there is simply not enough native plant nurseries in the area to keep up with demand from retail outlets and landscapers. In addition to sales, Nathan is also an active participant in educational workshops on native species throughout the region.

Madison County

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