Thorne Rankin and Sally Shea – DC Natives

Date grant awarded: January 27, 2019

Founded by Thorne Rankin and Sally Shea, DC Natives increases pollinator habitats and creates local beauty for the residents of Washington, DC. Their efforts create a thread to help address issues while building connections between people who might otherwise lead parallel lives.

Thorne and Sally offer the gardens as a vehicle to help bridge communities, underscoring the shared environment that connects us and the importance of collaboration to improve it. Low maintenance and drought resistant, the flowering gardens support pollinators in manageable plots scattered throughout the District.

Every small garden contributes to a beautiful, aggregated whole. Funds from a seed grant will allow DC Natives to create a functional website and social media presence.