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Hybrid Lunchbox Talk: Increasing Seeds for Conservation Needs

with Emma York Marzolf, NCBG Conservation Grower

The registration period has closed for this event.

Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023

Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM EST

Location: Hybrid - Virtual and In-person attendance options (see below for more information)

Free; $5 suggested fee; preregistration required

This program will be delivered in a hybrid format.


In-person option: Seats are available in the Reeves Auditorium. Please register all members of your party separately to ensure we have enough seats. 


Virtual option: We will stream the lecture live via Zoom Webinar. Links for accessing the program will be emailed to registered participants in advance of the program.


There’s a problem in natural resource conservation: a lack of plant material (seed and vegetative plugs). But not just any type of plant material; there is a lack of genetically diverse, locally sourced plant material. In this talk we’ll learn about the importance of using local material, what is involved in plant materials development (wild collections, propagation, seed increase, seed storage) and what the North Carolina Botanical Garden is currently doing to address the demand.




Registration open through 2/9/2023 11:50 AM

About the Speaker

Emma York Marzolf joined the conservation department at NCBG in 2019 to help kick-start the Native Plant Materials Development program. She holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Piedmont University (Demorest, GA) and a M.S. degree in Environmental Studies – Conservation and Management from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Between earning her degrees, Emma worked in plant ecology research and conservation both for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Jones Center at Ichauway in southwest Georgia.

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Seats are available in the Reeves Auditorium. The program will also be streamed
live on Zoom webinar. A meeting link and password will be sent a few days before the program.


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