OP20 Challenges & Opportunities with Exotic Invasives

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Tuesday July 7

1:30 PM  –  3:00 PM

Challenges and Opportunities with Exotic Invasives

Instructor: Marc Williams

Two Sessions: Tuesday, July 7 and Thursday, July 9; 1:30 - 3 p.m.

$45 member | $55 non-member

BRN | BREG Elective Credit , NC EE Criteria II credit: 3 hours


Exotic invasives are one of the greatest current threats to biodiversity. We will learn about the nature and scale of the threat in addition to various methods of control. And we will look at some effective uses of exotic invasives, turning a problem into a resource! By learning to identify some of the main species of exotic invasive plants occurring in the southeastern United States, we can appreciate the variety of food, medicinal and beauty products that can be made from many of them.
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Marc Williams has taught hundreds of classes to thousands of people about plants, humans, other life forms and their interface. His training includes a B.A. in Environmental Studies/Sustainable Agriculture from Warren Wilson College with a minor in Business and a M.A. in Appalachian Studies/Sustainable Development from Appalachian State University with a minor in Planning/Geography. He is the executive director of Plants and Healers International and has spent over 20 years working at various restaurants, farms, and travels throughout 30 countries in Central/ North/South America, Europe and all 50 states in the USA.

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