Randi V. Wilfert Eckel, Ph.D.
Owner and Founder, Toadshade Wildflower Farm
SESSION 3B: Landscaping with a Purpose: What’s Diversity Got To Do With It?
Dr. Randi Eckel has been working with native plants for over 35 years and founded the mail-order native plant nursery Toadshade Wildflower Farm in 1996 to further public awareness about the nature and availability of native plants. A life-long naturalist, lover of nature, entomologist, and plant ecologist, Randi specializes in the interactions between plants and other living things. She is known for her lively and engaging lectures and workshops on growing, propagating, and landscaping with native plants and offers interesting, nuanced information on the complex issues facing native plants and native plant communities.