Carolina Piedmont Seminar Series

Event Details

Date: February 18, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm—8:00 pm
Location: Museum of York County

Event Description:

Pre-registration and payment for all three sessions is required by February 14. Contact or 803-981-9182. (Details below). 

Native Gardening & Soil  •  February 18
Discover the secret of taking a soil sample, and deciphering the soil report with Dr. Robert Carter. Learn which amendments to add to your soil to balance pH and nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Understand fertilizers and how much to use to keep garden and watershed healthy. Consider a rain barrel for water needs.

Native Gardening with Shrubs & Trees  •  March 17 
Meet some of the southeastern native shrubs and trees that will bring your yard beauty, assist with erosion and benefit wildlife. Find out the time of year to prune, plant and move these woody plants. Bonus: Learn which exotic and extremely invasive shrubs and trees to avoid. 

Native Gardening with Wildflowers  •  April 21
Shade or sun? Wet or dry?  There are native wildflowers in the southeast that will work for you! Learn how to legally collect seeds, propagate from seed or start from tubers or bulbs.
This series will be taught by Dr. Robert Carter, a forest ecologist with 20 years of experience as a professor researching native forested ecosystems. He is a Rock Hill native with degrees from Clemson University, Auburn University, and North Carolina State University.

One-time fee includes all three Carolina Piedmont seminars: 
$30 • CHM Members, Volunteers, Teachers/Students with ID
$40 • Non-Members     

Seminar fee includes the book, Bringing Nature Home by Douglas W. Tallamy and one free soil test. Pre-registration and payment for all three sessions is required by February 14, 2020. Contact or 803-981-9182.

Recommended for ages 12 and older. Note: York County, SC Educators may earn 2 CEU credits per seminar. Winthrop University may award one Cultural Credit per student per seminar attended.