Upstate Meeting: Sustainable Landscaping with Rick Huffman

On Tuesday, January 15 at 7:00pm at Landrum Depot in Landrum, SC, Rick Huffman will speak on Sustainable Landscape Applications and Applied Ecology. Rick Huffman is principal and founder of Earth Design Inc. with over 30 years of experience in, landscape design, horticulture, bio-engineering, and ecology.  Come out an learn how to apply the principles of sustainable landscaping to your property.  There is a way to retire the lawn mower, avoid expensive polluting fertilizers, and build a beautiful sustainable landscape on your property.

The program is free and open to the public.   Arrive at 6:30 for socializing and refreshments.  Landrum Depot is at 211 S 562, Landrum, SC 29356.

Update: Community Project Grant Application

The Lowcountry Chapter will accept applications for community project grants until February 1, 2019.  Please note that the point of contact for these projects has changed — please be sure to correspond with Mary Conley with any questions or applications.

Thank you!

Upstate Fall Greenhouse Sale

The Upstate fall native plant sale is October 13 and 14 from 9am to 2pm each day.  There is a wide selection of native trees, shrubs, perennial wildflowers, vines, ferns and some grasses.  The sale is at the upstate NPS greenhouse at 180 Lakewood Drive, Greenville, just off of Mauldin Road and one mile from Conestee Park.  Cash, checks and credit accepted.  The greenhouse is on private property with limited parking.  Carpooling suggested.

For a plant and price list, go to: https://scnps.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/SCNPS_2018FallSalePlants_website.pdf

Fall is the best time to plant!  Your new plants will have little stress from the heat and can develop a good root system as the soil cools.  AND is it a lot more fun to dig holes in October and in June!

Lowcountry Spring 2018 plant sale

Please see plant lists below for our Spring Native Plant Sale!

Saturday, March 17, 9 am – noon
Charles Towne Landing parking lot, 1500 Old Towne Road, Charleston 29407
SCNPS Members can start shopping at 8:30!  Volunteers can shop at 8:00!

We have a great selection of native plants with many hard-to-find species: colorful perennials, shrubs, trees, grasses, ferns and edibles. Cash, check, or credit card accepted. A plant list will be available before the sale on the SCNPS website. Admission to the plant sale is free. If you wish to explore Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, please pay admission in the visitor center. For more information, or to volunteer, contact Eddie Bernard at [email protected] or 843-270-1112.

Spring 2018 lowcountry sale list