Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Upcoming Gardening Symposiums

Native Plant Symposium
Wednesday, January 16, 2013             8:30 am - 3:30 pm             
$60 includes lunch

People are realizing that their landscape is so much more than a pretty stage set. Native plants in a landscape can support a complex web of life that includes insects, birds, mammals, reptiles and more by providing food and shelter. This year’s annual Native Plant Symposium emphasizes sustainability and plantings that support pollinating insects

Native Plants for Pollinators - Kathryn Litton, owner of Litton Landscaping, Inc.
Monarchs: Their Migration, Host Plants and Conservation - Sonia Altizer, faculty member of UGA Odum School of Forestry
Pollination and Fertilization in Flowering Plants: As they Say in Facebook – It’s Complicated! - Linda Chafin, conservation botanist, State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Sustainable Native Plant Landscaping - Eddie Seagle, lecturer, agronomist, garden columnist and horticulturist
Bees: Important Pollinators - Cyndi Ball, master beekeeper and owner of Lazy B Farm

Sponsored by The State Botanical Garden of Georgia and The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc..

Southern Garden Heritage Conference:   Heritage Landscapes: Exploring the Southern Tradition of Landscape Design with Heirloom Fruits and Vegetables
Friday, February 15, 2013                      8:30 am - 4:30 pm             
$105 includes lunch

This day of presentations allows you to learn about fruits and vegetables, landscape design, landscape history, folklore, plants, historic sites, seed saving, where to buy heirloom plants and gardening with heirlooms.  

Georgia’s Agrarian History: Dreams, Successes and Failures - Jeff Lewis, director emeritus of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Heirloom, Smeirloom - How Does It Grow and Look Today? - Felder Rushing, tenth-generation Southern gardener, author, syndicated columnist, and radio host
Heirloom Gardens and Landscapes of the South - Bill Welch, professor of horticulture and author of many books, including Heirloom Gardening in the South
Historical Overview of Blueberries in Georgia - Gerard Krewer, former small fruit specialist with the Georgia Extension Service.  
Heirloom Seedsavers: Their Contribution to Southern Landscapes - Virginia D. Nazarea, professor of anthropology at the University of Georgia and director of the Ethnoecology/Biodiversity Laboratory, and Susannah Chapman, a PhD candidate in anthropology, UGA
Great Sources for Heirloom Plants - Bill Welch, professor of Horticulture and author of many books, including Heirloom Gardening in the South
Hyde Farm: Continuing Local Agriculture along the Chattahoochee River - Beth Wheeler Byrd, landscape historian, and Cari Goetcheus, associate professor of historic preservation and landscape architecture at UGA

Sponsored by The State Botanical Garden of Georgia and UGA College of Environment and Design in cooperation with The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc., Friends of The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Cherokee Garden Library of the Atlanta History Center, and the Southern Garden History Society.

Adult classes also available in flower arranging, watercolors, cooking, gardening, and more.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 S. Milledge Avenue, Athens, Georgia  30605
To register or for more information call 706-542-6156 or visit

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