Friends of the Arboretum Lecture

"Diagnosing and Solving Problems: Step One to Garden Solutions"
Frank Louws, Ph.D., Head, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University

  • Thursday, December 13, 2018 – 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Growing plants and gardening is one of the most enjoyable and recreational activities to engage in (for gardeners at least!). It is decidedly fulfilling to plan for and establish a planting, hope for the right weather, water, weed, prune or otherwise manage, and then harvest the "fruit" for eating or recreational enjoyment. However, gardening is not always a "Bed of Roses" (nor is life). Frank Louws enjoys gardening, especially with fruits and vegetables, and has been professionally engaged in the horticultural industries for his entire career. He has worked extensively in diagnosing and solving problems—especially plant diseases and disorders. This "walk in the garden" will reflect principles of diagnosis and problem solving complemented with multiple personal gardening and professional stories to highlight steps to solutions … or simply related to the joys of gardening. He will also weave in ideas and thoughts about his new role as department head of the Department Horticultural Science here at NC State University.

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Free for Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum members, NC State University students (with ID), and Department of Horticultural Science faculty and staff, all others $5.00.
Advance registration is not available.
Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Please call (919) 513-7005 for more information about this lecture.