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June 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm$80
Certificate in Native Plant Studies
The South Carolina Native Plant Society (SCNPS) and the South Carolina Botanical Garden (SCBG) are excited to offer a Certificate in Native Plant Studies program. To read more, click here.
Enter the forest to explore the giants of the plant world with Dan Whitten, President of the Upstate Chapter of the SCNPS. Become familiar with our native trees, shrubs and woody vines by learning to recognize their bark, leaves, twigs, fruit and form. Deepen your knowledge through the use of a dichotomous key and by learning to recognize plant communities. Participants will also learn how woody plants are useful as tools, medicines, shelter, and as forage for humans and other animals.
Tree Identification is a core course and is required for certification. Pre-requisite: Basic Botany.
Location: Hayden Conference Center at the South Carolina Botanical Garden.
Go to the Garden Calendar to register online:
To download a brochure, click here.
For important tips on negotiating the registration system, click here.
(It is highly recommended that you read these tips!!!)
If you are a current member of SCNPS, click here to get your discount code.
2017 Certificate courses include:
Feb 4 Basic Botany
March 11 Basic Botany
March 15 Native Plant Propagation
March 18 Basic Horticulture
April 1 Mountain Plant Communities
April 8 Medicinal Plants
April 8 Piedmont Communities
April 15 Spring Herbaceous Plant Identification
April 29 Principles of Sustainable Landscaping
May 13 Invasive Plants in South Carolina
May 13 Spring Herbaceous Plant Identification
May 16 Introduction to Soils
June 10 Tree Identification
June 17 Ferns
June 24 Natural Plant Communities
September 16 Fall Herbaceous Plant Identification
September 30 Natives at Home
October 7 Sandhills Exploration
October 14 Native Grasses
October 21-22 Coastal Ecology