I've been reading the thread on a national Sarracenia collection, and I feel this may warrant another thread.
It seems like the general public knows very little about Sarracenia pitcher plants. Perhaps some methods for raising awareness could be used. It certainly would help to have a few more people concerned about them dissapearing.
Most smaller botanical gardens do not have collections of carnivorous plants. The one in Buffalo, New York, which I visited had a collection consisting of 1 Nepenthes alata. Perhaps, some kind of information could be drawn up, and smaller botanical gardens, zoological gardens, or other public places can be given information on how to grow these plants, and perhaps a few extra plants by local growers, in exchange for posting information about the plants so that the public sees them and learns a little about them. I would assume that perhaps some of the commercial growers such as PFT might be willing to donate excess plants, also, since raising public awareness may get new customers for the commercial growers as well.
Anyone else have any ideas on how to raise public awareness? Do people consider this something to be concerned about?