Posted on May possibly 19, 2022
| 6:16 p.m.
Santa Barbara Botanic Back garden has named Keith Nevison its new director of horticulture and pperations. Nevison, who moved from Virginia, began his position at the Botanic Garden on May 9.
“Keith’s track record in group tree planting, ecological restoration, native vegetation, pollinators, and experience at other botanic gardens make him an unbelievable asset to the yard,” mentioned Steve Windhager, the garden’s executive director.
“We all anticipate that his tenure will proceed to make the back garden a location exactly where folks are influenced to plant native crops in their possess landscapes,” Windhager claimed.
Nevison is dependable for the immediate administration of all functions of the physical gardens — horticulture, collections management, nursery generation and retail revenue, landscape style, upkeep, and infrastructure and services repairs.
“California incorporates so many splendors in its borders and the backyard is a perfect venue to showcase the splendor and uniqueness of our state’s biodiversity,” Nevison explained. “It’s a aspiration occur real to join this group which is focused to protecting California indigenous plants and habitats, and is encouraging the general public to do the very same, for the wellness and nicely-becoming of folks and the planet.”
Most lately, Nevison was farm and organic resource supervisor at Bundoran Farm, stewarding 2,300 acres of pastures, forests and purely natural areas for a neighborhood affiliation. He spent the past three yrs co-internet hosting “Virginia Household Developed,” a PBS method checking out gardening in the Commonwealth.
Formerly, Nevison served as supervisor of the Thomas Jefferson Middle for Historic Plants nursery at Monticello, Virginia, and introduced the Monticello Heart for Food stuff and Farming.
Nevison grew up in Palmdale, California, pursued Latin American and Latino Scientific studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and received a B.S. in environmental science from Portland Condition University. He obtained his M.S. in community horticulture by way of the Longwood Graduate Plan at the University of Delaware, exactly where he researched pollinator interactions on indigenous Phlox and its cultivars.
For far more about Santa Barbara Botanic Back garden, stop by www.sbbg.org.