Gardening in the South

Sponsored by Leaf & Limb

  • Saturday, August 28, 2021 – 9:00 am12:00 pm

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The details needed to join us online on Saturday morning were e-mailed to all registered participants on Thursday afternoon and Friday evening. Additionally, a final e-mail will be sent to all participants on Saturday morning. Each of these contains the link to join us online. If you didn't receive the e-mail, please look in your Promotions tab (Gmail users) or in your spam folder. A reminder will be sent out early on Saturday morning. If you haven't received the e-mail, please contact Chris Glenn at chris_glenn@ncsu.edu.

Gardening in the South is back for new and experienced gardeners alike! The JC Raulston Arboretum and Leaf & Limb invite you to participate in this symposium that designed just for you. Join us for a series of presentations that are guaranteed to expand your horizons.

Note: This program has been changed to be an entirely online program. All in-person registrations will be converted to online registrations.

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Schedule

Saturday, August 28

9:00 am
Welcome with Arlene Calhoun, Assistant Director
9:10 am
"Cutting Your Way Through the Red Tape: Understanding the Biology and Art of Pruning Will Help You Make the Cut Right"
Barb Fair, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University.
10:00 am
Break
10:05 am
"Four Ways To Make Your Trees Happy + Two Critical Errors to Avoid"
Basil Camu, Leaf & Limb
10:25 am
Break
10:30 am
"Residential Landscape Design for the 21st Century"
Julieta Sherk, Professor, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
11:20 am
Q&A with the speakers
12:00 pm
Conclusion

Presentations

containerized tree being root pruned and planted

"Four Ways To Make Your Trees Happy + Two Critical Errors to Avoid"
Basil Camu, Leaf & Limb

Trees were—and are—one of nature's most powerful tools for creating the planet we know and love today. One of the best ways we can show love to our beautiful planet is by planting trees and caring for the ones we have. Especially in the urban environment, trees need our help to be healthy and happy.

During this lecture, we will explore two key areas. First, we'll examine four ways to produce healthy, happy trees. We'll discuss when and how to plant trees, a framework for pruning goals, how to make excellent pruning cuts, and ways to create healthy soil where your trees will thrive. Then we'll discuss two critical errors to avoid: chemicals and something called a "buried root collar." Both of these can cause great harm to your trees. By the end of this presentation, you will hopefully have enough information to begin planting and caring for trees in a way the benefits all of your local ecology.

Healthy trees in abundance create happy people and a vibrant planet.

pruning an oak branch

"Cutting Your Way Through the Red Tape: Understanding the Biology and Art of Pruning Will Help You Make the Cut Right"
Barb Fair, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University

In this session you will learn a bit about woody plant biology to help guide you through making the correct cut and help you achieve your pruning goals. And, yes, you should have a reason to prune (and not just because it is fun)!

a beautiful landscape design with flowering shrubs and a brick wall

"Residential Landscape Design for the 21st Century"
Julieta Sherk, Professor, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University

The understanding of how the design process impacts decision making when creating a landscape design is critical. Participants will discover how elements and principles of design can improve their landscape. Julie will unpack how color theory can be used to beautify lanscapes. And she'll explore how plants are used in effective landscape designs including: aethetic, functional, architectural, and eco-systems services (processes of natural systems that directly or indirectly benefit the environment, humans, or enhance social welfare).

Speakers

Basil Camu

Basil Camu
Chief Vision Officer and Wizard of Things, Leaf & Limb

Basil’s official title? Chief vision officer and wizard of things. He is also a Treecologist and ISA Board Certified Master Arborist. Basil went to Duke, where he graduated magna cum laude with a double major in economics and history. After working as an economic analyst, Basil decided to abandon this career path and become an entrepreneur. If he is not working, Basil's favorite pastime is hanging out with his amazing wife and sons. His favorite hobbies include Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, soccer, power lifting, long distance running, hiking, traveling, and reading a good biography. Favorite foods? Blazing hot peppers, pickles, garlic, capers, and anything from Lucette Grace (best pastries ever!)

Barb Fair

Barbara Fair, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University

Barbara Fair is an associate professor in the Department of Horticultural Science and the landscape specialist for North Carolina. She provides expertise to Extension faculty and the green industry, focusing extensively on issues of landscape sustainability and arboriculture. In addition, Barbara teaches Landscape Ecosystem Management, Gardening with Herbaceous Perennials, and Green Infrastructure: The Functional Use of Plants in Urban Landscapes at NC State. She is a certified arborist with an extensive arboriculture and urban forestry background.

Julieta Sherk

Julieta Sherk, M.L.A.
Professor, NC State University

Professor Julieta Sherk fosters critical thinking, enhances problem solving for her students by infusing service learning, and uses evidence-based approaches in her teaching (seven different classes in landscape design, landscape architecture and floral design) and research. She has executed 33 service-learning projects with her students across communities in North Carolina, and internationally. She has published in peer-refereed journals and delivered effective presentations locally and globally.

Cost
Free.
Registration
Advance registration is required. Please register online using our registration e-store. Registration is limited and is considered complete when payment is received.
Location
Online. The instructions to join us online will be provied to registered particiapnts via e-mail.
Questions
Please write jcraprograms@ncsu.edu for more information about this program.