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Durham Grown: The Durham County Library Garden Club

Durham Grown: The Durham County Library Garden Club

Date:
Saturday, July 20, 2024 Show more dates
Time:
10:00am - 11:00am
Location:
Main Library - MakerLab
Location:
Main Library
Audience:
  Adult     Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds     Senior Citizen  
Categories:
  Durham     Gardening  

Registration is required. There are no seats available but a waiting list is available.

Rooting Out Trouble: What Are Invasive Plants? Why Should We Care? What Can We Do? 

Wisteria. Japanese Honeysuckle. Stiltgrass. Bradford Pears. English Ivy. Tree of Heaven. What do these and many more plants have in common? They are not native to the Piedmont and can cause considerable damage to the local ecosystem! 

Join ecologist Sam Wright for a discussion on invasive plants, the harm they cause, and how to remove them!  

Sam Wright, is a plant ecologist with over 20 years of experience in plant conservation, habitat restoration, and land management. With a BS in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from the University of Florida and and an MS in Integrative Biology from the University of South Florida, Sam specializes in combating invasive plants, preserving native species, and restoring habitats. Sam owns and manages EcoGuy Environmental Consulting, which assists property owners in the Triangle area with habitat restoration. Services include removing invasive plants, developing management plans, and replanting native species to restore natural ecosystems. 

This event will be held on Saturday July 20th from 10-11 am in the MakerLab on the first floor of the Main Library at 300 North Roxboro Street. 

Registration is appreciated.  

More information about other events this year planned for Durham Grown: the Durham County Library Garden Club will be posted on the library events calendar.  

Questions? Please email mkoslofsky@dconc.gov 


More dates coming up

Saturday, August 10, 2024
Saturday, August 31, 2024
Saturday, September 21, 2024

Event Organizer

Megan Koslofsky