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AT: Wildscapes Workshop- Encountering Wetland Plants That Thrive In Challenging Gardens (like yours!)
September 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm$12
Abstract of Presentation: Some native wetland plants can do well even when the soil dries out. How can that be?? Find out more about planting raingardens and similar “green infrastructure” practices for saving water, what the National Index for Wetland Plants is, and why it matters to the US Army Corps of Engineers and you. Along the way, meet nine native wetland plants that are sure bets for Gulf Coast raingardens.
Biographical information: Mary Carol founded Green Star Wetland Plant Farm in 2018 to meet a need for native aquatic species for all kinds of projects, from backyard raingardens to large acreage restorations. She previously worked as the stormwater wetland specialist for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Texas Community Watershed Partners, as well as TCWP’s freshwater wetland restoration program, at landscape design and landscape architecture firms, and also in genetics research labs at Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University. Mary Carol is a Houston native, raised on Galveston Bay. She has a BS in Biology and an MA in Architecture from the University of Houston and enjoys bringing both disciplines together to create wonderful natural settings.
Founder and Owner of Green Star Wetland Plant Farm, a growing company offering locally-sourced native wetland plants for freshwater and estuarine settings. Before founding her own company, Mary Carol Edwards had led projects such as the Exploration Green in Clear Lake and several wetland gardens at MD Anderson.