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Thursday, February 18
Scientific names offer precision and accuracy when identifying plants, but they can also intimidate even the most seasoned gardener. Amy Highland, Director of Collections and Conservation Lead at Mt. Cuba Center, explains how to pronounce botanical names and reveals how they provide an extra layer of understanding about plants: where they come from; who discovered them; what groups they belong to; and even how they were used in native cultures. Learn ways to conquer the secret language of plants and add another skill to your gardening talents.
About The Instructor:
Amy Highland obtained her degree in Public Horticulture from Purdue University and is currently the Director of Collections and Conservation Lead at Mt. Cuba Center. She manages both living and non-living collections, focusing on expanding the genetic diversity of the gardens and coordinating the Center’s conservation efforts.