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A course for: Gardeners, Master Gardeners, Naturalists,
Landscapers, Eco-Sensitive Developers, Birders,
Students, Teachers and anyone wanting more knowledge
of native plants and their use in the landscape
Four Spring Saturdays 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
(Bring a bag lunch)
at the Mepkin Abbey Botanical Gardens
This 4-session course qualifies for advanced training credit for Master Naturalists and Master Gardeners Class is Full
April 4 Design with the Professionals
Learn to set your home apart by designing foundation plantings with natives. Landscape Architect J. R.
Kramer will lead you through this process. Plant lists by cultural requirement will be used to create these visual scenarios.
Let Thomas Angell, Native Plant Landscape Architect take you further into the yard and/or property and show you how to create a beautiful meadow in a way that won’t disturb your neighbors.
Judith Kramer, Garden Designer and Naturalist will show you how to welcome your wild neighbors, including the beneficials birds, butterflies and pollinators that ensure ecosystem balance and drama.
May 2 Propagation of Natives
Joanne Breeland, Charleston City Horticulturist and Vivian Whorley, Mepkin Abbey Horticulturist will demonstrate and conduct a hands on vegetative propagation using several different techniques.
John Martin, forester and naturalist and Vivian Whorley will conduct a workshop on seed processing from collection, extraction, cleaning, storage, pre-germination treatment to sowing. Learn important reference sources and start your own seed bank.
Thomas Angell, Landscape Architect, Verdant Enterprises, LLC
JoAnn Breeland, Charleston City Horticulturist
Colette DeGarady, Conservation Ecologist, Nature Conservancy
Joel Gamling, Professor of Botany, The Citadel
Fr.Guerric Heckel, Director, Native Plants, Mepkin Abbey
J. R. Kramer, Landscape Architect, Remark Studio, LLC
Judith Kramer, Garden Designer, Sanctuary by Design
John Martin, Forester and Naturalist
Vivian Whorley, Mepkin Horticulturalist
SC Native Plant Society
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Rodney Odom has been with us for a month as an observer. Living in the Charlotte area of North Carolina now, he grew up and received his early education in Philadelphia. Rodney has served in the Navy, received a Bachelor of Science degree, operated his own business and is presently employed by Frito-Lay. His strong sense of a call to monastic life brought him to enter RCIA classes in his parish and he has been carefully reading to educate himself further in matters of faith and the church.
See the News item for June 16, 2010 — in which we rejoice that Rodney is now a Postulant, trading his Blue Shirt for a White one!!Read More »