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with Olivia Lenahan, Ph.D Horticultural Science

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Date(s): Saturdays, July 16, 23, 30 and August 6

Time: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

Location: Joslin Combined Classroom (C106 & C107)

Fee: $180 ($162 Members)


This course is introductory in nature and designed for a broad audience. It covers basic principles of botany including taxonomy, anatomy, morphology and physiology. Class time is divided between lectures and examining/dissecting samples. There are also opportunities for making observations in the gardens.


No prerequisites. 


Remaining Seats: 1

Registration open through 7/15/2022 12:00 PM EST

About the Instructor

Olivia Lenahan is a horticulturist and scientific editor. She received her M.S. in horticultural science from Washington State University, studying crop load dynamics of sweet cherry trees. She holds a Ph.D. from Iowa State University and focused her research on the cold hardiness of Styrax americanus (American snowbell). Currently she edits and produces publications for a peer-reviewed journal based in the Forest Biomaterials department at North Carolina State University. She has taught courses in botany, plant family taxonomy, and native plants for shade and groundcovers.


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Certificate in Native Plant Studies Credits

Botany: Credits - 1


This course fulfills a core requirement in our Certificate in Native Plant Studies program and in our Certificate in Botanical Art & Illustration program.


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Joslin Combined Classroom (C106 & C107)


100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

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