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Visit the Native Plant Conference

Visit the Native Plant Conference

The Cullowhee Native Plant Conference returns to Western Carolina University July 19-22, with the public invited to take part in programs offered Saturday, July 22, free of charge.

A plant sale and vendor booths will be set up 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ramsey Regional Activity Center. In the morning, Brian Jorg will speak on “Restoring a Historic Wetland: Bowyer Farm” at 9:30 a.m. and Mike Berkley will offer a presentation titled “Common and Not So Common Natives for the Home Landscape” at 11:45 a.m.

WCU has hosted the conference for nearly four decades, setting a record with 450 participants registered for this year’s event. The paid conference field trips and workshops are at capacity, with registration closed. The conference is designed to increase interest in and knowledge of native Southeastern plant species in the landscape.

For more information, visit  or call 828.227.7397.

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