The Info List - Peter D'Amato

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Peter D'Amato
Peter D'Amato
is an American author, businessman, and carnivorous plant authority. He is the owner of California Carnivores, located in Sebastopol, possibly the largest nursery of carnivorous plants in the world, and the author of The Savage Garden
The Savage Garden
(published 1998), a book on the cultivation of insectivorous plants.[1][2][3][4][5][6] His book won the American Horticultural Society
American Horticultural Society
Book Award and the Quill & Trowel Award from the Garden Writers Association of America, both in 1999.[7]


1 Education 2 Career 3 Appearances 4 References 5 External links

Education[edit] Peter graduated from high school in New Jersey
New Jersey
in 1972 and attended the University of Miami, Florida, 1972–1974. Career[edit]

Peter D'Amato
Peter D'Amato
in a field of Sarracenia.

For almost 40 years, D'Amato has been growing carnivorous plants. In 1989, he opened the California Carnivores
California Carnivores
plant nursery. D'Amato is also the co-founder of the Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society along with frequently contributing to the International Carnivorous Plant Society's Carnivorous Plant Newsletter. Over the years, he has written several articles and lectured on the subject.[8] He has traveled all over the United States
United States
speaking and giving lectures to different groups. Some of the places he has lectured at include:

University of North Carolina's Botanical Garden Atlanta Botanical Garden California Horticultural Society University of California at Berkeley San Diego Zoo Fredrick Meijer Gardens (Grand Rapids) San Francisco Zoo[8]

Appearances[edit] D'Amato has also appeared on a number of TV shows including:

Home and Garden Network programs Martha Stewart Living Various travel and garden shows[8]


^ Snyder, G. 1998. Savage Garden: Carnivorous plants fill Sonoma County greenhouse with bizarre beauty. San Francisco Chronicle, October 30, 1998. ^ Lee, L. 2002. Sonoma's little shop of horrors: The world's largest public collection of carnivorous botanicals lurks in Sebastopol. San Francisco Chronicle, October 25, 2002. ^ Coffey, G. 2002. Weird world of the bug eaters: Carnivorous plants nibble at gardeners' sense of curiosity. San Francisco Chronicle, November 6, 2002. ^ Van Cleef, L. 2004. The Savage Garden. San Francisco Chronicle, July 21, 2004. ^ Yollin, P. 2007. Garden of savage delights: Carnivorous plant
Carnivorous plant
show comes to Golden Gate Park. San Francisco Chronicle, May 4, 2007. ^ Eaton, J. & R. Sullivan 2010. Snared by a taste for carnivorous plant life. San Francisco Chronicle, July 14, 2010. ^ D'Amato, P. 1998. The Savage Garden: Cultivating Carnivorous Plants. Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, California. ^ a b c " California Carnivores
California Carnivores
- About Us". California Carnivores. Archived from the original on 1 September 2008. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 

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