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ATHENS: Plants we love to Hate: Identifying and Controlling Exotic Pest Plants

Visitors Center, $50 General Admission, $45 Members. Certificate in Native Plants Elective: This workshop is an introduction to invasive, non-native pest plants in the Georgia Piedmont. Students will learn to identify the major offenders, their current ranges and habitats, and how these plants impact natural plant communities. Basic management and control strategies will be discussed and demonstrated. A portion of the class will be indoors, followed by field identification exercises and control demonstrations in a nearby park where control efforts are underway. Please bring snacks and water for the field portion of the class. State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA, 706-542-1244,