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Defense Systems of Native Plants Certificate in Native Plants – Athens

February 1, 2020, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Defense Systems Of Plants – Certificate in Native Plants: Elective

Cost: $50 Member Cost: $45.00

 

 

Defense is a 24/7 job for plants. Did you know that plants can warn each other about threats? Kill other plants? Trap and poison herbivores? After this class, you might never see a plant the same way again. Kevin “the Plant Man” Tarner, professional horticulturist, will help participants examine the physical, cellular, and chemical strategies native plants use to resist the stresses of their environment. This class will feature a hands–on activity where participants will extract essential oils–an important type of plant defense–from leaves. We’ll learn how to construct a simple chemistry set that can pull the oil right out of fresh foliage.

Details

Date:
February 1, 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Venue

Vistor Center & Conservatory Adult Classroom
State Botanical Garden Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Organizer

Botanical Garden Education Department: Adult Programs
Phone:
706-542-6156
Email:
cscamero@uga.edu

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