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Technology and the Mysteries of the Universe

S1 Sustainable Landscaping with Native Plants
Instructor: George Rogers, Ph.D.
Florida is a hotbed of environmental problems, and we horticulturists pat ourselves on the back as stewards of the all that’s Green. Yet we can be more part of the problem than the solution with pesticides in the water, fertilizer pollution, invasive exotic species, and poor planning. Landscaping with a preference for native species minimizes each garden-related environmental concern, and makes life easier by using plants adapted to local conditions, as well as supportive of local wildlife. We will explore general principles of sustainable landscaping and learn several native species to meet local landscape needs. 

George Rogers earned a Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Michigan. This was followed by a Fellowship at Harvard University. Before Florida, he served on the faculty of the University of the West Indies. Moving to Florida in 1999, he became the director of the horticulture program at Palm Beach State College.
Thursday, April 17; 12:00-1:30 pm

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