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Hybrid Lunchbox Talk: Climate Change Gardening for the South: Planet-Friendly Solutions for Thriving Gardens

with Barbara J. Sullivan, Author and graduate of the NC State Master Gardener Program

The registration period has closed for this event.

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM EST; followed by a book-signing event with the author

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: A limited number of seats will be available in the Joslin Combined Classroom. 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.


Gardeners across the nation are seeing clear signs of trouble in their home gardens, no matter the size—like many aspects of life on our warming planet, gardening practices need updates. In the Southeast, gardeners are under pressure to deal with increasing weather extremes, shifting hardiness zones, and seasonal unpredictability. Such environmental conditions are increasingly tough on plants as well as insects, pollinators, birds, and mammals. Hear from author Barbara J. Sullivan as she empowers southerners to grow beautiful gardens while using gardening practices that contribute to solutions for our shared environment.


Climate Change Gardening for the South is available for sale at the NCBG Garden Shop



Registration open through 9/28/2022 11:50 AM

About the Speaker

Barbara J. Sullivan is an experienced gardener, author, and a graduate of the NC State Master Gardener Program. She has published two books through the University of North Carolina Press, including Garden Perennials for the Coastal South (2003) and most recently, Climate Change Gardening for the South (2022). She lives and gardens in Wilmington, NC and has designed and advised gardens for schools, churches, and private homes, as well as the Minnie Evans Tribute Garden at Airlie Gardens. 

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