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Sense and Sustainability- The Impact of Ornamental Nurseries on Native, Exotic and Invasive Species
Large wholesale nurseries, plant breeders and landscape architects determine the plants that are available for use in our landscapes. Kari Whitley, owner of Scout Horticultural Consulting, will talk about plants currently being offered and which ones are potentially invasive. In addition, Kari will look at the exciting new selection of native plants that are becoming more available in the nursery industry. Ways to educate growers, reach legislators, and encourage consumers to plant wisely will also be discussed.
Quality Inn & Suites
210 Church Street, Georgetown, SC 29440
$79.00 per night
Symposium on site
Bell Baruch and Hobcaw Barony – Low country setting for research on common reed, Chinese tallow, beach vitex, and success of the beach vitex task force on Georgetown county beaches
Francis Marion National Forest – Efforts to control Japanese climbing fern and cogongrass in cooperation with the State cogongrass task force among longleaf pine ecosystems supporting a rich diversity of plants and animals.
Mepkin abbey and Mepkin Gardens – Treatments for control of non-native invasive plants parasol tree and Chinese Wisteria, and programs to develop native seed sources, within a rich cultural setting.
Cape Romaine National Wildlife Refuge – Visit one of many barrier islands in South Carolina and learn of challenges to control Chinese tallow.
Historic Plantations/Historic Landscapes – Mansfield Plantation and Hampton Plantation State Historic Site – Invasive plant control treatment and strategies on common reed. Chinese wisteria and other invasive plants on historic rice field plantation properties.
Silent Auction - includes items from local Georgetown businesses, artwork, books, nature and kayak tours, gardening accessories, native plants, and more.
6PM - 8PM
Drinks and light appetizers provided.
Once eleven plantations, the property was owned by Bernard Baruch, native South Carolinian and Wall Street financier, he and other millionaires hunted ducks, deer and wild turkeys throughout the 17,500 acres.
6PM - 9PM
Live Music by Jeff Norwood, blues singer
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