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January Atlanta Meeting: Designing Ecologically
January 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Our January presentation will feature a presentation on Designing Ecologically by Kelly Holdbrooks and Eric Kimbrel with The Southern Highlands Reserve.
Eric and Kelly will discuss the importance of using native plants in design, explain the process of inventory & analysis of a site, and how plant selection is critical to the success of a landscape. Using the Southern Highlands Reserve as an example, they will also discuss a macro view about the importance of plant communities and their value through ecosystem services. Lastly, they will explore different design lenses and how each affects the design and management processes of a landscape.
Southern Highlands Reserve is a native plant arboretum and research center dedicated to sustaining the natural ecosystems of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We accomplish this mission through the preservation, cultivation and display of plants native to the region, and by advocating for their value through education, restoration and research. Located in Western North Carolina at an elevation of 4500 feet, the varied topography and forest types found on our 120 acres allow us to emulate many of the plant communities found in the higher reaches of the Southern Appalachians. Photo: Wildflower Labyrinth (source of text and photo: SHR website).
Social time for our meeting starts at 6:30 pm and presentation begins at 7 o’clock. Car poolers earn discount parking vouchers. Meetings are always free and open to the public; tell the ABG staff you are there for the GNPS meeting and the garden entrance fee will be waived.