Master Gardener Educational Program on Non-Native Plants

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Torry NergartStrange Plants in a Strange Land: Non-Native Plants and the Novel Ecosystems We Are Creating. A Talk by Torry Nergart

Strange plants! What are they? It is all relative. What is a strange plant here in Transylvania County may not be unique or strange in Washington State? What is an invasive plant and how did it get this designation? Can a “native” plant become invasive? Torry Nergart will help answer these and other questions in his talk “Strange Plants in a Strange Land: Non-Native Plants and the Novel Ecosystems We Are Creating”. The talk is sponsored by the Transylvania County Extension Master Gardeners and is part of the monthly program of talks and demonstrations that will interest Master Gardeners, amateur gardeners, and the public at large.

Torry will explore the language and definitions of the invasiveness and “nativeness” in the modern plant landscape, why plants are where they are today, and what to do in the face of having new ecosystems that may or may not work for human and other life’s purposes. He will discuss plant management priorities and what the home gardener can do to help their local ecosystem. If you are a novice or experienced gardener, all are invited to explore a re-framing of viewing this new plant world we have made.

A native of Danbury, North Carolina, Torry holds degrees in Forest Management and Natural Resources Conservation and Management from Haywood Community College and Western Carolina University. Currently, Torry is the Stewardship Manager for Conserving Carolina, a local WNC land trust. He lives in Brevard with his wife and two young children who all enjoy spending family time in Pisgah National Forest and the surrounding areas.

The talk is sponsored by the  Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers of Transylvania County and will be on Tuesday, February 13th, from 10 to 11 a.m., doors open at 9.30 a.m. The talk will held in the Transylvania County Library Rogow Room, 212 South Gaston St., Brevard. All are welcome to attend this free event. Telephone 828-884-3109 with questions.

Janet Lute, Master Gardener

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