IT'S NATIONAL POLLINATOR WEEK! AND WE'VE GOT A SPECIAL SHOW TO CELEBRATE. Today we talk with pollinator ecologist Alicia Houk of Thetford, Vermont. Alicia is founder and director of Wild Garden Alliance in Thetford, Vermont, an organization dedicated to reversing wildlife declines by planting natives. She believes native plants should be affordable to all Americans. In today's show, Alicia explains the economic roadblocks facing your average citizen who wants to garden native and she tell us how to get around those roadblocks. For more information about Alicia and her work, go to: wildgardenalliance.org. For her blog site go to: awildgraden.com. For 30 X 30 America The Beautiful project go to: https://www.doi.gov/priorities/america-the-beautiful. For Xerces Society Native Plant List go to: https://tinyurl.com/ycktchw3. For National Wildlife Federation's Native Plant Finder go to: https://www.nwf.org/nativeplantfinder/. Plants mentioned on this show: Virginia Mountain Mint at https://tinyurl.com/2s4ba24f. Slender Mountain Mint at https://tinyurl.com/28u7vf3t. Ohio Spiderwort at https://tinyurl.com/yc5xbmud. Sweet Joe Pye Weed at https://tinyurl.com/bdh8ck28. Join Catherine Greenleaf, a certified wildlife rehabilitator with 20 years of experience rescuing and rehabilitating injured wildlife, for twice-monthly discussions about restoring native habitat and helping the birds in your backyard. Access the BIRD HUGGER Newsletter here: www.birdhuggerpodcast.com. Send your questions about birds and native gardening to email@example.com. (PG-13) St. Dymphna Press, LLC.