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Grass ID workshop in Conyers, GA

October 17, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Native grasses provide structure, texture, and interest to landscapes and gardens, as well as food and habitat for native wildlife.  Once your awareness of grasses has been raised, and you are able to identify them, they can become a vital part of your gardening and restoration activities.  This workshop will show you how to identify many native warm season grasses, which bloom and seed in the fall.

Andropogon ternarius 2012-09-07

Photo by Jim Allison

Georgia has a large variety of warm season grasses, including broomsedges, little bluestem, wood-oat grasses, panic grasses, and much more.  The great diversity of grasses at the Monastery is shown on this website.

To register for the class, please email Walter Bland at jwbland3@gmail.com. The workshop will be capped at 15 participants, and open on a first come, first serve basis. We will spend the first 1.5 hours with keys, line drawings and samples to learn the most common warm season grasses. We will break for lunch and then go out to the powerline right of way and the cemetery to see the grasses in the field. Please plan on bringing a sack lunch and a drink. Please wear boots, long pants, and a comfortable shirt to hike the rest of the day. Walks will not cover long distances, but we will be moving through some rough terrain. The workshop will be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.

The event will be held at The Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, GA.


October 17, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Monastery of the Holy Spirit
2625 Georgia 212
Conyers, 30094 United States
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