Episode I: Integrating Humanity and Canyonlands ​with Clayton Tschudy​

Garden Futurist
Garden Futurist
Episode I: Integrating Humanity and Canyonlands ​with Clayton Tschudy​

“Let’s envision that beautiful green future where humans and nature live together in spite of the dense human population that’s coming and let’s manifest something better.” – Clayton Tschudy

Our guest brings us a great example of the challenges and opportunities that are present, where a biodiversity hotspot, and a densely populated human settlement meet. It is radical innovation towards a futurist vision for the integration of humanity and nature.

Clayton Tschudy is the executive director of San Diego Canyonlands.

This episode was sponsored by:


A show about innovative thinkers contributing to a climate resilient future through the power of gardens.

Produced and hosted by Sarah Beck, Adriana Lopez, and Adrienne St Claire 

Edited and directed by Kelsey Skonberg 

Sarah Beck is the executive director of Pacific Horticulture.

Adriana López-Villalobos currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia where she works as Curatorial Coordinator for the UBC Botanical Garden. She is originally from Mexico, where she completed her BSC and MSc, studying plant ecology and mating systems evolution, before migrating to Canada to pursue a PhD focusing on the genetics of species across their geographic ranges.

Adrienne St. Clair is a botanist working with Metro, a regional government in Portland, Oregon where her work spans conservation to restoration. Adrienne managed a native plant nursery for almost a decade before pursuing a graduate degree. She received her Master’s in Plant Biology and Conservation from Northwestern University and Chicago Botanic Garden where she studied the effect of horticulture techniques on native-plant genetics.

Kelsey Skonberg is a Community-Centered Video and Podcast Editor and Science Journalist in Everett, WA.