Audience invited to live podcast with renowned conservationist


The Crawfordsville Seed Library will host a unique opportunity today. Local podcaster Sean Grady will broadcast a free live event from Donnelley Room A with renowned conservationist Dr. Doug Tallamy. Doors open at 6 p.m. and will go live at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to participate and bring questions for discussion.

The podcast platform will open with Grady discussing Homegrown National Park, a call-to-action organization that promotes regenerative biodiversity and ecosystem function through native plantings. The discussion will then move to the floor, and attendees are encouraged to ask questions and get insight into how they can create purposeful environments in their backyards.

Tallamy, a founder of Homegrown National Park and renowned entomologist, points out, “We are at a critical point of losing so many species from local ecosystems that their ability to produce the oxygen, clean water, flood control, pollination, pest control, carbon storage, etc, that is, the ecosystem services that sustain us, will become seriously compromised.”

Last year, Tallamy appeared in person on the Wabash College campus as part of the President’s Distinguished Speaker Series. He discussed themes from his highly praised book, “Nature’s Best Hope.” The Crawfordsville Seed Library wanted to host the Wednesday lecture so the community could check in and recommit to establishing native plantings to celebrate April’s Earth Month.

Grady, creator and host of The Environmental Transformation Podcast generously sponsored the program. Since its establishment in 2020, The Environmental Transformation Podcast has consistently been listed among the top 10 environmental industry podcast productions.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to interview Tallamy as a guest on my podcast. It will be an exciting evening for the show,” Grady said. “As someone who has worked in the environmental industry for over 25 years, I have witnessed how we have made messes in our ecosystems and destroyed our vital natural resources. Tallamy offers simple solutions to get back on track and make a real difference.”

Participants can send their questions to or can ask them live on Wednesday night. Those in attendance will receive a special gift to take home and start their own Homegrown National Park.

The Crawfordsville Seed Library is a collaborative project between the Crawfordsville District Public Library and the Montgomery County Master Gardener Association.