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1 2015 CAROLINA YARDS GARDENING SCHOOL SATURDAY, JUNE 6TH 8:30 AM 12:30 PM TRIDENT TECHNICAL COLLEGE SUMMER EDITION LET US HELP YOU WORK WITH NATURE TO CREATE A LOW MAINTENANCE, BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE. THIS SEASON YOU WILL LEARN: - RIGHT PLANT, RIGHT PLACE - WATER WISELY - RAIN AS A RESOURCE - REDUCE RUNOFF THE MORE YOU KNOW, THE MORE YOU GROW. THIS EDITION INCLUDES: THE CAROLINA YARDS GARDENING SCHOOL IS NOW A THREE-PART SERIES. MARCH, JUNE, OCTOBER TWO GARDEN LECTURES RAIN GARDEN MANUAL 1 SOIL TEST PLANT PROBLEM DIAGNOSIS CLINIC CHANCE TO WIN A DOOR PRIZE BOOK SALE

2 AGENDA TRIDENT TECHNICAL COLLEGE, 7000 RIVERS AVENUE, NORTH CHARLESTON, SC BUILDING 920 (USE RESERVED PARKING ) 8:30 AM TO 9:00AM CHECK IN AND REGISTRATION Arrive early to grab your Carolina Yard goody bag and a cup of coffee. The Tri County Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your gardening questions and take your complimentary soil sample for analysis. The Master Gardener Bookstore will also be open for business! Registered attendees are entitled to ONE free soil test, which MUST be brought to the event. 9:00AM TO 9:30 AM WELCOME & GENERAL SESSION Amy Dabbs, Kim Counts & Sara Pachota, Clemson Extension Agents We will kick off the day with a fun visit from the nosy neighbors who will illustrate how creating a Carolina Yard can help your garden look better than ever! We will share an exciting new challenge for Carolina Yards gardeners. Plus we will give away fabulous doorprizes! SESSION 1: 9:45-11:00 SESSION 2: 11:15-12:30 (you will be able to select two of the following classes) THE BOG AND THE BEAUTIFUL Tony Bertauski, Trident Technical College Horticulture Instructor Bogs are wet, acidic environments that are difficult for most plants to grow in. Carnivorous plants overcome these challenges by trapping and digesting insects to acquire nutrients and carbohydrates. Come learn about various carnivorous plants in the Carolinas and how you can incorporate them into your landscape for exciting eye-catching accents.

3 RIGHT PLANT, RIGHT PLACE- CHOOSING PLANTS THAT WILL SURVIVE & THRIVE IN THE LANDSCAPE Amy Dabbs, Clemson Extension Consumer Horticulture Agent Tired of bringing home plants that fail to thrive? Learn how to navigate the nursery to choose plant material that will reduce maintenance and save money while creating a beautiful, low maintenance landscapes! Discover how to research suitable plants using the Carolina Yards Plant Database tool plus other great resources for finding the perfect plants! SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAIN GARDEN Kim Counts Morganello, Clemson Extension Water Resources Agent Do you see mud puddles or rainbows in your landscape after the storm? Capture the rain, support wildlife and add beauty to the landscape with a water-wise rain garden. These beautiful landscape features work to protect clean water downstream and allow water to move out of your yard before the mosquitoes move in! Rain gardens are landscaped depressions that direct stormwater runoff and allow it to infiltrate into the soil. In this class learn how to design, construct and maintain a rain garden. We will also discuss plant selection for year-round beauty. GARDENERS TURN STORM CHASERS: RAINWATER HARVESTING 101 Marty Morganello, Lowcountry Rain Harvesting Every time it rains, hundreds of gallons of water runoff our roofs, driveways and other hard surfaces; this water can be collected and stored for later use! The age-old practice of Rainwater Harvesting (RWH) is still widely practiced throughout the world and is gaining popularity with home gardeners in South Carolina. Rainwater Harvesting is good stewardship practice by helping to conserve water and protect downstream water quality. The water collected can be used for non-potable uses such as irrigation, washing cars, bathing pets and creating wildlife watering stations. RWH can also help to manage water and control moisture around the foundations of your home. If you are considering installing a rainwater harvesting system, then this is the class for you! The Rainwater Harvesting 101 class will cover system design and maintenance as well as options when selecting your tank, ranging from rain barrels to larger-scale cisterns. WET N WILD GARDENING: FLOATING WETLANDS AND BUFFERS FOR YOUR POND Guinn Wallover, Clemson Extension Water Resources Agent Got pond problems? Get wet n wild! Join us as we learn how to establish floating wetland and planted buffers at your backyard stormwater or fishing pond. These wildlife-friendly and healthy waterway practices provide multiple benefits to you and your pond system. In this discussion, you ll learn the information you need to get outside of the planter box and hands wet to incorporate beautiful, and beneficial, flowers and plants to your pond and garden habitat. Jump on in!

4 MEET THE INSTRUCTORS TONY BERTAUSKI is a horticulture instructor at Trident Technical College in Charleston, SC. Tony is a garden writer for the Post and Courier Newspaper, has authored many horticulture textbooks and trade magazine articles. He is also a published fiction writer. Tony received a BS in Plant and Soil Science at Southern Illinois University and a MS in Horticulture at the University of Illinois. AMY DABBS is the Clemson Extension Horticulture Extension Agent and Master Gardener Coordinator for Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties. She writes a garden column for the Post and Courier newspaper, contributes to the Clemson Home and Garden Information Center and appears on the award winning SCETV show Making It Grow. After ten years on staff at the South Carolina Botanical Garden at Clemson University, Amy and her family moved to the Lowcountry where she and her husband Philip and son Jackson garden together. KIM COUNTS MORGANELLO works for Clemson s Carolina Clear Program as a Water Resources Agent. alongside Guinn Garrett Wallover. She co-coordinates the Ashley Cooper Stormwater Education Consortium (ACSEC). Kim comes to Extension from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, bringing with her a background in community outreach and environmental and outdoor education. Kim has experience in managing and monitoring invasive plant species as well as promoting the use of native plants, gardening for wildlife, and general stewardship practices in the home landscape. Kim serves on the local board for the South Carolina Native Plant Society as well as the Charleston Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation.

5 MARTY MORGANELLO is the owner of Lowcountry Rain Harvesting, LLC, a rainwater catchment systems design and installation contractor based in Charleston, SC. Marty is an accredited professional through the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA) and serves on its international board. Marty is also a licensed Master Electrician and spent 7 years as the Facilities Manager at the South Carolina Aquarium where he gained his knowledge of moving large volumes of water from point A to point B in the most efficient manor. Marty is past President of the Charleston Chapter of Surfrider Foundation and still remains active on the local board as the Blue Water Task Force coordinator. GUINN WALLOVER is a Water Resources Extension Agent with the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service and serves in the Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties. Guinn s professional interests include water quality monitoring, stormwater pond management, and residential, commercial and construction best management practices. Guinn grew up in Atlanta, GA and received her Bachelor of Science in Earth and Environmental Science from Furman University and her Master of Science in Environmental Studies from the College of Charleston. Prior to her work with Clemson Extension, Guinn worked with the Town of Mount Pleasant stormwater and wastewater utilities. Guinn enjoys working with communities in the Lowcountry to encourage participation in water resource protection.

6 REGISTRATION FORM: (OR REGISTER ONLINE) PLEASE RETURN THIS REGISTRATION FORM TO: * 259 MEETING STREET, CHARLESTON, SC WITH A CHECK PAYABLE TO: CLEMSON EXTENSION * Please note event location differs from mailing address OR REGISTER ONLINE AT: YOUR NAME YOUR ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER ADDRESS COST: $55 BEFORE MAY 21ST $70 MAY 21 1ST THROUGH MAY 31ST REGISTRATION WILL BE CLOSED JUNE 1ST Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to people of all ages, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital or family status and is an equal opportunity employer. FIRST CONCURRENT SESSION 9:45-11:00 AM (Please make only ONE selection.) THE BOG AND THE BEAUTIFUL RIGHT PLANT, RIGHT PLACE- CHOOSING PLANTS THAT WILL SURVIVE & THRIVE SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAIN GARDEN GARDENERS TURN STORM CHASERS: RAINWATER HARVESTING 101 WET N WILD GARDENING: FLOATING WETLANDS AND BUFFERS FOR YOUR POND SECOND CONCURRENT SESSION 11:15-12:30 PM (Please make only ONE selection.) THE BOG AND THE BEAUTIFUL RIGHT PLANT, RIGHT PLACE- CHOOSING PLANTS THAT WILL SURVIVE & THRIVE SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAIN GARDEN GARDENERS TURN STORM CHASERS: RAINWATER HARVESTING 101 WET N WILD GARDENING: FLOATING WETLANDS AND BUFFERS FOR YOUR POND Please make note of the program location: Trident Technical College 7000 Rivers Avenue North Charleston, SC The Building # is 920. Parking is in reserved parking closest to the 920 building.

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