The Wildflowers of Southern Appalachia

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Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 7:00am

Hand in SoilAdam Bigelow. The forest floor comes alive in the springtime, with Flowers!

Have fun learning about the Spring Wildflowers of Southern Appalachia with Adam Bigelow.  We will discuss identifying wildflowers using ID Guides and keys, hear the stories of the plants; their many names, benefits, uses; and their relationship to each other, the forest, and to us. And, there will be many beautiful pictures of wildflowers

Adam Bigelow is the owner/operator of Bigelow's Botanical Excursions, an Eco-toursim business based in Cullowhee, NC. He holds an Associate‚Äôs Degree in Horticulture from Haywood Community College and a B.S. in Environmental Science from Western Carolina University. He is a member of the Steering Committee for the Cullowhee Native Plants Conference, a board member of the North Carolina Community Garden Partners, and a member of the Gardens That Give of WNC organization. Adam has guided wildflower walks for the Cullowhee Native Plants Conference, the Highlands Biological Station, the North American Rock Garden Society, the Great Smoky Mountains Association, and many other groups and individuals.  Adam has a passion for community gardening and organic gardening, sustainability and environmental education, and especially for the native wildflowers and plants of the Southern Appalachian Mountains.