• Going Wild in the Garden, Kerr Lake Extension Symposium

Going Wild in the Garden, Kerr Lake Extension Symposium

  • 28 Mar 2015
  • Vance County Regional Farmers Market

SUBJECT:      March 28, 2015, Garden Symposium

SPONSOR:     Kerr Lake Extension Master Gardener Volunteers (KLEMGV)

CONTACT:    Edna Gaston, Coordinator, kerrlakemg@gmail.com

Paul McKenzie, NC Cooperative Extension, 252-438-8188;  http://www.ces.ncsu.edu

The joy of native plants, herbs and roses in the garden will be featured in a “Backyard Gardening:

Going Wild in the Garden” symposium scheduled for March 28 by the Kerr Lake Extension Master

Gardener Volunteers, serving primarily Vance, Warren and Granville counties.

John Wrenn, owner of J&B Herb and Plant Farm, will be the keynote speaker during lunch preceding

an optional Herb in a Container Workshop. Mr. Wrenn and J&B Herb and Plant Farm were featured on

PBS in an October, 2014 episode of Flavor, NC.

Beginning with an 8:30 am registration and coffee at the Vance County Regional Farmers Market, 210

Southpark Drive, Henderson. The symposium schedule includes four diverse topics and speakers.

All presentations will be followed by a Q&A opportunity for the audience:

9:15: “Attracting Wildlife with Native Plants”: Chris Moorman, NCSU Dept. of Forestry

10:15: “Growing Miniature and Shrub Roses”:  David Pike, Witherspoon Rose Culture

11:15: “Native Plants-Fight Plant for the Garden”:  Lauri Lawson, Niche Gardens

12 noon: Lunch and “Herbs in the Landscape”: John Wrenn, keynote speaker

Registration for the symposium (including lunch) is $20

More information and registration forms may be downloaded online at


For more information, contact  kerrlakemg@gmail.com or call NCSU Cooperative Extension

Phone 252-438-8188 (Vance); 252-257-3640  (Warren) 


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