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Episode V: Rangers of the Butterflyway with Winnie Hwo

Episode V: Rangers of the Butterflyway with Winnie Hwo
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Episode V: Rangers of the Butterflyway with Winnie Hwo

The Butterflyway Project is the David Suzuki Foundation’s award-winning project led by volunteers, Butterfly Rangers, and helped by residents in local communities, bringing nature home to neighborhoods throughout Canada, one butterfly-friendly planting at a time.

Today’s guest, Winnie Hwo, is taking a very particular approach to the problem of insect decline to mobilize people and take action. She is Senior Public Engagement Specialist and one of the David Suzuki Foundation staff responsible for the Butterflyway initiative and is the project lead for British Columbia.


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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.




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