Coastal gardeners have an opportunity to learn about native vegetation in the area and how the resilient plants survive in a harsh coastal environment.
Amy Mead, the N.C. Cooperative Extension area natural resources agent for Brunswick, Pender and New Hanover counties, will present “Life on the Coast is Easy? How Native Plants are Built for Life Near the Beach” Feb. 7, at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City.
Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and the program, which is free to the public, will begin at 10 a.m. Register online to attend.
Mead, a certified arborist passionate about native trees and proper tree maintenance, will discuss issues related to ponds and aquatic weeds, water quality, stormwater, erosion, and native habitat restoration.
North Carolina Extension Master Gardener volunteers of Carteret County are hosting a coastal native plant presentation.
After the event, attendees can pick up a free 1-gallon native plant donated by the Carteret County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association in keeping with the presentation of plants that work well in our coastal environment. There will be 100 plants available.