AE21 Foundations: Planting in a Post-Wild World


Foundations of Eco-Gardening:

Planting in a Post-Wild World Discussion Group

ONLINE*  Three sessions: Wednesdays, May 5, 12 and 19; 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Instructor: Melanie Sovine

$40 Member | $60 Non-member

New BREG Core requirement


This foundational readings course provides Blue Ridge Eco-Gardener learners an opportunity to discuss core concepts that shape the BREG certificate program through review of the recommended text, Planting in a Post-Wild World by Claudia West and Thomas Rainer. Facilitated discussions will complement BREG core courses and are designed to lend support in creating ecologically sustainable landscapes through a better understanding of plant communities of the Blue Ridge mountains.

*Instructions for joining via Zoom will be included in a reminder email sent to registrants by the day prior to the event. Please add to your contacts to ensure our emails do not end up in your spam folder. This is a live, interactive class, though recordings of class sessions can be made available to registered participants by request if they cannot attend during the scheduled time. 


Melanie Sovine is an anthropologist with cultural expertise in the American Southeast. She has a Master Naturalist Certificate from the Georgia Chattahoochee Nature Center and is a North Carolina Arboretum BREG graduate. Melanie is restoring her home landscape in Montreat, N.C., and in Sandy Springs, Ga., to mostly-native plant communities of the Blue Ridge and Georgia Piedmont.  


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