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CNIPM's 4th Annual Native Plant Gardening Seminar

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  • Presented By: Coalition for Nonnative Invasive Plant Management
  • Dates: July 29, 2019
  • Location: Highlands Community Building
  • Address: 869 North 4th Street, Highlands, NC 28741
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
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Calling all Gardeners!  Join us for CNIPM's 4th Annual Native Plant Gardening Seminar!

Highlands' own Coalition for Nonnative Invasive Plant Management, CNIPM, will hold its fourth annual gardening seminar on Friday, August 2nd from 9:00 AM until noon at the Community Building next to the ballpark in Highlands. 

This year's program features:

• A presentation by Esther Stokes of Atlanta-based Stokes Landscape Design.

Over the years Esther has increasingly utilized native plants in her work.  She is a birdwatcher and a gardener and is particularly interested in conserving and restoring habitat, valuing the use of native plants to achieve those ends.  For the past 20 years Esther has also been involved with a number of nonprofit parks and greenspace organizations in Atlanta.  She has chaired the boards of the Piedmont Park Conservancy and Park Pride, and she now chairs the Atlanta Audubon Society board.  She has served on the Trust for Public Land Georgia Advisory Council and serves on the board of the Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy. 

• Tips on identification and control of the "Most Unwanted" invasive plants of Highlands, by Kyle Pursel (HCLT) and Bob Gale (Mountain True)

• Following the morning program participants are invited to a beautiful eight-acre garden, admired as one of the finest native plant-focused gardens on the Plateau.  Bring a sandwich for a picnic on the grounds before touring the gardens with Esther. Beverages and cookies will be provided.

Packets of educational materials will be available for those who preregister.  For information or preregistration please call 828- 526-2651 or register online at Cost is $10.00 per person, payable by cash or check (made out to Highlands Cashiers Land Trust). Walk-ins are welcome.