Plains, Georgia

(229) 824-4567

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We hope you will join the trail

2019 Spring Symposium

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Plains Community Center

106 Main Street

Plains, GA  31780


$30/person


  • Educational Sessions - Learn what you need to attract butterflies to your backyard or community garden.  See schedule below
  • Native Plant Sale - Plants provided by the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail, Vincent Gardens, Beech Hollow Farm, and Lazy K Nursery.  A limited number of the Rosalynn Carter Native Azaleas will  be available for purchase, too.
  • Talk to Plant Experts -  Learn which plants are best for your  garden.
  • Seed Swap - Bring a packet of homegrown seeds and swap for one you want.  Label your seed packs!
  • Silent Auction!
  • Door prizes!
  • Brunch

SOLD OUT EVENT!

Download this waiting list registration form and submit it, if vacancies occur you will be contacted.

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Schedule

Opening

8:30 am:  Native Plant Sale and Silent Auction Begins


9:15 am: Welcome and Announcements

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9:30am: SESSION 1

  • Designing Your Garden for Year Around Pleasure (The Four Season Garden) Presenter: Erica Glasener
  • Azalea Tips -  Presenter: Ernest Koone, Lazy K Nursery 
  • UGA Tips - How your Extension Agent can help you with your garden Presenter: Bill Starr,  UGA Extension Service for Sumter County, 
  • Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail Update - Presenter: Annette Wise, Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail, Program Director



  • Brunch, Plant Sale, Live Auction, Book Signing

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11:30 am - 12:30pm: SESSION 2

  • Creating a Haven for Pollinators - Presenter: Erica Glasener
  • Closing remarks, Door Prizes and Announcement of Silent Auction Winners - Announcer: Annette Wise

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Faculty

Annette Wise

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Program Director of the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail
and resident of Plains, GA.

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Bill Starr

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County Extension Coordinator as well as the Agricultural and Natural Resources Agent for Sumter County.

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Erica Glasener

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Senior Producer, Growing a Greener World, a PBS/CREATE TV series and TV Host/Producer, A Gardener's Diary, a HGTV series

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Ernest Koone

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The largest grower of native azaleas in the United States and also is a landscape designer for some very well-known gardens.  

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