“Introduction To The Study Of Native Plants”

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“Introduction To The Study Of Native Plants”
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New Orleans City Park says
This class will be an introduction to the study of native plants. The class will begin in the classroom and later move outside where we will correlate much of what we have learned. The class will be a broad overview of several topics relevant to native plants, including: terminology and definitions, why natives, plant conservation, recommended references, and historical and contemporary uses in our landscapes. Other topics to be discussed will be plant identification, designing with natives, and propagation. This class will benefit anyone interested in our native flora.
The Speaker: John Manion, who though born in Georgia, spent his youth growing up in rural upstate NY. He has lived in many places in the U.S. and abroad and after working in several careers (the longest as an emergency/trauma nurse) he realized his true passion was for plants. After earning an undergraduate degree in plant science at SUNY Cobleskill, he was awarded a fellowship to earn a Master’s Degree in Public Garden Leadership at Cornell University. He has interned and worked at several botanical gardens and arboreta, including the Royal Botanical Garden in Edinburgh, Scotland. After working as Historic Gardens Curator at the Atlanta History Center, he assumed his present position as Kaul Wildflower Garden Curator at Birmingham Botanical Gardens in Alabama, where he has been for five years. Four years ago John began a Certificate in Native Plant Studies program that has been immensely successful.
Location: Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park
Please wear comfortable clothing, shoes, bottled water, sunscreen and insect repellent for an outside walk.
The class is $30/person
The class is limited to 30 people. For further information contact Susan at 483-9473 or scapley@nocp.org.
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By: New Orleans City Park

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