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Georgia Native Plant Society - 22nd Annual Native Plant Symposium
'Working with Nature rather than against'
Saturday, February 4, 2017 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Middle Georgia State University Conference Center, Macon Campus
100 University Parkway, Macon, GA 31206

Five distinguished guests will speak on the importance of landscaping with native plantings rooted in the geology and ecology of Georgia's diverse native plant communities.

  • Claudia West "Planting in a Post-Wild World"
  • Leslie Edwards "Plant Communities: Rooted in Geology"
  • Thomas Rainer " Creating and Managing a Plant Community"
  • Susan Meyers "Monarchs and Milkweeds Across Georgia"
  • Karen Rawlins "How You Can Make a Difference: Invasive Species, Native Plantings, Citizen Science"

The symposium also offers opportunities to network with wildlife and environmental organizations, purchase native plants from nurseries for all of Georgia's diverse regions, learn about the GNPS Habitat Certification Program, buy signed books authored by the speakers, take advantage of planting advice from skilled botanists and Master gardeners, and purchase crafts from local artists.

Registration is required and includes lunch. Before January 28: $55 GNPS member, $75 non-member, $30 student. After January 28: $65 GNPS member, $85 non-member, $40 student.  For more information and to register online, visit



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