Critter Companions by Kenny Coogan

Critter Companions by Kenny Coogan: “Kenny Coogan is a columnist, author, and nurseryman. He sells many genera of carnivorous plants with a focus on lowland Nepenthes. Kenny’s newest book, Florida’s Carnivorous Plants, is now available as a pre-order.

Kenny has a Master of Arts in Global Sustainability with a concentration in Food Sustainability and Security. His carnivorous plant nursery in Tampa, FL, focuses on temperate and tropical species. He ships throughout the U.S.”

Vendor Name: Kenny Coogan

Location: Tampa, FL


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How long have you been in business?
5 years
How did you get started?
Kenny Coogan has a master’s degree in Global Sustainability and is passionate about Florida’s wildlife and plants. His professional experience with carnivorous plants started fifteen years ago when he cofounded the Western New York Carnivorous Plant club. Since then, he has moved to Florida to teach middle school science and agriculture. He was awarded the Best Beginning Science Teacher for the state of Florida. He has published over 400 articles on pets, livestock, and gardening for publications including Countryside, Hobby Farms, Chickens, Backyard Poultry, and Florida Gardening magazines. Coogan is an active member with the International Carnivorous Plant Society. He currently runs a successful carnivorous plant nursery in Tampa, Florida.
What kind of products/services do you offer?
Venus flytraps Nepenthes pitcher plants Sarracenia pitcher plants Sundews Butterworts Bladderworts Ant plants
What’s your favorite product/service that you offer?
Nepenthes pitcher plants and of course Venus flytraps!
What’s one thing that your customers might not know about you personally–or about your product/service?
I’m a vegetarian that sells CARNIVOROUS plants
What is one thing that you plan to do in the future–in other words, what are your goals/dreams for your business?
Publish my third book, Florida’s Carnivorous Plants