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Plant Health Monitoring – How YOU Can Help!
Wednesday, April 27
3:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Graeser Family Education Center
Free – Limited Seating
In a world of global trade and changing climate there are more frequent new threats to plant health, and early detection is the key to successful management. Remember the devastation from Dutch elm disease in the 1970s and emerald ash borer in the 2010s? Unfortunately there are new pest threats invading North America from exotic locations. Learn some of the most pressing threats to our trees, including laurel and oak wilts, spotted lanternfly, gypsy moth and woolly adelgid, among others.
Participating in this free workshop will help you to recognize signs of these pests and diseases and to know how to react. Presentations from Andrew Hagerty, Lead Horticulturist at WBG, and a diagnostic lab expert will cover national, regional, and garden-specific efforts in plant health monitoring. This program is made possible by a grant from the American Public Gardens Association (APGA), which Waterfront Botanical Gardens is a member.
If you’re looking to broaden your horticultural training and help protect plants around you, then this workshop is for you!
Pre-registration is required as attendees will be given supplies and a tote to take home.
** Due to the ongoing pandemic, this program requires all students (regardless of vaccination status) to social distance and wear a face mask. Hand sanitizer stations will be provided. These guidelines may change per local Covid restrictions or CDC recommendations.
Although we are unable to refund registration fees in the case of cancellation by the purchaser, the paid registration can be transferred to another student. In this case, please notify Kat Rivers at KRIVERS@WATERFRONTGARDENS.ORG or 502-276-5404 with the name of who will attend in your place. Multi-event series cannot be transferred. In the event that Waterfront Botanical Gardens cancels a class for any reason (e.g. low enrollment, instructor unavailability, natural hazard, etc.), we will attempt to reschedule the class or event. If there is no reschedule, the purchaser will be issued a full refund. Refunds are issued by check only.
In the event of an emergency cancellation, the Gardens will contact registered students with a cancellation notice (always provide/maintain a current email address and phone number so that we may notify you of an emergency or cancellation). The Gardens will attempt to reschedule classes cancelled due to an emergency event if possible.