Derek Haynes, The Crazy Botanist

Having a love of flora at a young age, Derek Haynes cultivated his passion for plants through gardening and graduating from NC State with a Bachelor's of Plant Biology.

Haynes coursework covered material spanning various topics of botanical and mycology significance. These classes covered the topics of plant identification, ethnobotany, fire ecology, horticulture, plant propagation and other topics.

Additionally, Haynes has worked and volunteered amassing a plethora of skills and knowledge.

Derek hopes to spread his love Botany to others, and help others learn the power of plants.