Speaker Bio


Bill Jones

Bill Jones

President and Founder , Carolina Native Nursery

Bill is president and founder of Carolina Native Nursery in Burnsville, North Carolina, a specialty grower of native shrubs, perennials, ferns and grasses.

He is responsible for the great staff at Carolina Native Nursery. Bill resigned from sales and marketing with AT&T in 1991 to be the founder and president of Terra Systems in Charlotte, N.C. Terra Systems Specialized in organic-based lawn and shrub care services before selling to Scotts. Inc in late 2001. Bill founded Carolina Native to aid in the preservation of the plants, birds, butterflies, bees, and the rest of the flora and fauna that make western N.C. one of the truly special places in the world.

He is a member in good standing of The Sierra Club, The N.C. Nurseryman and Landscape Association, the S.C. Nursery & Landscape Association, International Plant Propagators Society, and the Asheville Rugby Club. He has served on the Charlotte Tree Commission, Earth Day Charlotte Festival (chairman), the Asheville Tree Commission (chair for 4 years), the Strategic Planning Council for the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service for NC A&T University, and the Asheville Civic Center Commission. He has also served on the board of trustees for The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and Asheville Greenworks.