Friday Seminars & Workshops

Friday, April 21st

10:15 - 11:30am
(Exec. Aud.) - Dr.  Andy Pulte    

Rewilding is about restoring ecosystems to the point where nature can take care of itself.  Dr. Pulte, 
coordinator of UT's plant sciences and undergraduate programs, will focus on succession planting of native
and non-native plants to create lower-care, high impact landscapes.   Explore large public landscapes
and find principles for use in your own yard.


11:45 - 1:00pm
(Exec. Aud.) - Lina Rodriquez Salamanca  

Plant Disease Investigator
Learn how to sharpen your observational skills and discover the available resources to help you become a better plant problem sleuth.  Lina Rodriquez Salamanca is an Instructor, Manager & Diagnostician with the VT Plant Disease Clinic.

11:45 - 1:00pm
(Room 103) - Barbara Leshyn

Modern Floral Design - Workshop
Create an artistic design using flowers, air plants and found materials.  Join Barbara Leshyn, a VT floral 
design professor, for this make and take workshop.  Class is limited to 25 attendees and the cost is $25.  To 
pre-register, send a check (payable to WCMG) to WCMG Classes, 234 Valley Street, Abingdon, VA 24210 by April 12th, or sign-up at class if space is available.

2:30 - 4:00pm
(Exec. Aud.) - Ellen Reynolds 

Lavender and Other Pollinators
Travel through beautiful pollinator gardens with Ellen Reynolds, the owner of Beagle Ridge Herb Gardens.
A more in-depth discussion of lavender will be presented including the specific type of gravel/soil
needed for this beautiful plant to thrive.

2:30 - 4:00pm
(Room 103) - Carol Doss

Make and Take Rain Barrel - Workshop
Join Carol Doss and other members of the Upper Tennessee River Roundtable for this hands-on
workshop.  Carol will give tips for maintaining a healthy environment in the rain barrel throughout the year.  Rain barrel and all fittings are supplied. Fee of $15 is payable at the door.  Class limited to 20 participants.