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Benito Trevino

Region: Rio Grande Valley

Topics: Native Plants, Horticulture, Ethnobotany


Mr. Trevino lives on a ranch in Starr County, north of Rio Grande City, a part of a land grant that can be traced back in his family to Spanish times. There he manages the Rancho Lomitas Native Plant Nursery, which has provided close to 200,000 native plant seedlings for for habitat restoration at the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge, various Texas Nature Conservancy sanctuaries, and on private lands throughout south Texas. In addition, Mr. Trevino is well known as an expert in the biochemical makeup of native plants, and in their traditional uses, which he has shared with high school students, gardening groups, birders, and others through lectures and in tours of his ranch.



March 1, 2000
Rio Grande City, Texas
Reels 2095 and 2096

Please see the two  brief Real Media video segments excerpted from our interview with Mr. Trevino, one dealing with mesquite, and a second on yuccas

Please see the video (reels 2095 and 2096) or the transcript of Mr. Trevino's full interview. 





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