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Sara Tangren is a Senior Agent at the University of Maryland Extension Home & Garden Information Center where she teaches native plants and sustainable landscaping for the Master Gardener program. She received her Ph.D. in Natural Resources from the University of Maryland in 2001. Her areas of specialization include plant biogeography, wetland delineation/mitigation, native landscaping, native seed production, the native plant and seed production industry, and rare plant conservation. Her restoration work has included a collaboration with the Anacostia Watershed Society to restore plant communities along the Anacostia River Bank, with the University of Maryland Arboretum & Botanical Garden to protect the rare wildflower sundial lupine, with MNCPPC to establish native meadows, and with PEPCO to restore a native meadow community. She established the first native gardens at the University of Maryland in 2006, and she has designed and implemented native gardens for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Vice President’s Mansion, and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.