Florida’s native plants need you! These plants and the biodiversity that depend on them — think bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and more — need more than a few isolated conservation areas to survive and thrive. Luckily, many can happily coexist with people in developed spaces like backyards. Join us to learn proven strategies to change attitudes and habits to encourage natives instead of eradicating them so we can spark a real “backyard revolution”!
Sara Burke is a communications advisor to community leaders, with a master’s degree in digital media and over two decades of international experience. She is an expert in communicating complex information to the public in ways that result in measurable real-world change. She serves as Chair and Director of Communications for the Florida Wildflower Foundation.
Burke first visited Florida in 2008 and fell in love with the state’s unique ecology. She now uses her skills in lifestyle and technical publishing to help the public learn about Florida’s biodiversity and what can be done to protect and conserve it.
Burke has a rare genetic difference called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and is disabled due to systemic joint issues. In her spare time, she loves to hike, is a traditional cottage gardener, and owns a c.1922 coachhouse in a historic district.