University of Maryland Extension

Native Plant Essentials

butterfly weed - HGIC

Butterfly Weed
Asclepias tuberosa

milkweed HGIC

Common Milkweed
Asclepias syriaca

spotted Joe pyeweed- S. Tangren

Joe Pyeweed
Eutrochium maculatum

Date: Saturday, June 18
Time: 10:00-4:00pm

Registration Fee: $40.00
Registration Ends: June 10

For more information and to register:

University of Maryland Extension Calvert County office
30 Duke Street, Room 103
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Class Description
This course serves as the basic introductory course to all of the Master Gardener Advanced Training Native Plant classes.  This class can also be used as a survey course for folks who want to know what "native plant essentials" is all about. Topics include the consideration of what is native and why it is considered native, soils, ecology, climate and the concept of native plant communities.  Attendees will also learn why native plants are important and what their preservation and success means for all of us. A hands-on component will be incorporated at the end of the day with either a field walk or identification exercises.

Class Schedule
You are welcome to arrive as early as 9:30 a.m., and if you do so you can spend more time exploring the Evolution Walk or catching up with friends
Evolution Walk begins at parking lot and leads you into the classroom
Class begins/mock shop exercise

Lunch break
Class continues/mock shop exercise

This class will count as 6 hours of continuing education and also towards the Native Plants Certificate.

Refund Policy
No refunds will be awarded after Thursday, June 16

Dr. Sara Tangren (Agent Associate, Home & Garden Information Center) is a specialist in sustainable landscaping and native plants. In addition to working with native landscapes and planted meadows, she has worked with the University of Maryland Arboretum and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources on the conservation of native plants.

Questions about registration? Contact Alicia Bembenek or 410-531-1754

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