SC Native Plant Society’s 12th Annual Symposium

February 27, 2010 | Leave a Comment

The Lowcountry Chapter of the South Carolina Native Plant Society is sponsoring the Society’s 2010 Symposium, Nuture Nature from May 7-9 in Charleston. It will be held on the grounds of the historic Magnolia Plantation & Gardens. The 2-day event will feature speakers, field trips and workshops promoting practices for sustaining biodiversity in our own backyards.

Nurture Nature will bring together a diverse group of people from across South Carolina. Present at the event will be master gardeners, horticulturists, landscape architects, nursery and landscape professionals, professors and students. This year’s keynote speaker- Dr. Douglas Tallamy is a professor and chair of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware.

The symposium will feature workshops by local experts, including “Gardening as if All Life Mattered’ by Judith Kramer, “Plant Diseases” by plant pathologist Kari Whitley, “Creating a Personal Herbarium” with botanist Joel Gramling, and a butterfly walk by naturalist and ecologist Billy McCord.

To register and attend this event, go to The South Carolina Native Plant Society Web Site at


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