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Which plants in the landscape are considered invasive and what does invasive mean, anyway? Why should invasives be replaced and what should you replace them with?  You will learn the answers to these questions and more from Lisa Tompkins who will teach us how to create a more nature-friendly garden and landscape that is not only beautiful but nourishes and enhances our local ecosystem.   

Lisa Tompkins, a North Carolina native, earned a BA in Psychology from UNC-Charlotte and an AAS in Horticulture Technology from Central Piedmont Community College. She began working as a landscape designer in 2004 with an increasing emphasis on native plants and sustainable design (It’s Elemental Landscape Design).  In addition to landscape design, Lisa currently operates a backyard native plants nursery, Carolina Heritage Nursery.  She is an active member of the North Carolina Native Plant Society and former Chair of its Southern Piedmont Chapter. Lisa has completed certification in NC Residential Rain Gardening, NC Plant Professional and Native Plant Studies (UNCC Gardens). When not working, she tends her own gardens and scouts the woods and roadsides of the Carolina Piedmont in search of new native plant discoveries. 

Lisa will have plants available to purchase at the event.  Cash, check, credit card and Venmo is accepted. 

Please join us for this free program on March 7th, at 7pm. 

To join virtually via Zoom, please register here. Make sure to select the appropriate class date.

EventBrite link coming soon

To attend in person, please register via EventBrite here. If registration is full, please consider signing up for the virtual Zoom class.

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