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2610, 2017

Native Plant Conference

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2017 Native Plant Conference – Celebrating the Astounding Biodiversity of the Southeast


Featuring: Pre-conference workshops (October 26), sales of books authored by presenters, plant sales, student poster session, field trips and a special evening dinner with entertainment.  Full schedule available at


Conference Honoree – Bill Finch

Registration ranges from $135-$185 and includes lunch on Friday and Saturday.  Field trips on […]

2409, 2017

Native Plants Workshop

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Hosted by Petals from the Past:

Some say we have reduced the natural areas in the United States by 85%-95% to build our cities, roads, agriculture and industry. It’s no surprise then that birds, bees, butterflies and other wildlife that depend on native natural habitat for food and shelter are declining at an alarming rate. The […]

1109, 2016

Natives for Fall and Winter Interest

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Join Petals from the Past as they host Natives for Fall and Winter Interest, led by Sue Webb on Sun. Sept. 11th at 2pm.
Join Sue as she talks about some of the best native plants for fall and winter beauty and interest. Some of them have fall color that rivals any of our large trees; […]

503, 2016

All About Native Medicinals Workshop

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Hosted by Petals from the Past:
Fee: $30 Advanced registration and payment required
Led by Cameron Strouss, clinical herbalist.  Come learn about the many ways native plants can be used to help stop bleeding, bee stings, aches and other boo boos!

Cameron Strouss has been studying herbal medicine for nearly 6 years.  She has over 300 hours of teaching […]

503, 2016

Southeastern Natives for Beauty and Wildlife Workshop

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Hosted by Petals from the Past:

Workshop led by Sue Webb PhD.

Native plants can provide beauty to a garden as well as attracting and supporting wildlife communities including birds, bees, beneficial bugs, butterflies and more.  In this seminar, Sue talks about some of the best of our native southern shrubs, small trees and wildflowers with pointers on how and where […]

3001, 2016

Medicinal Plants of Alabama

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Hosted by the Birmingham Botanical Gardens:

“This class identifies over one hundred medicinal plants native to Alabama, examines their natural environments, and explores their roles in botanical medicines of the past and present. The instructor will cover the history and development of American botanical medicine, the habitats of native medicinal plants, historical methods of collection and […]

2910, 2015

Central South Native Plant Conference

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The 2015 Central South Native Plant Conference will be held at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and is the premier wildflower conference of the Southeast. Held every two-four years since 1991, the conference fosters awareness, appreciation and increased usage of plants native to the Southeast. An outstanding lineup of Southeastern native plant experts is featured in a […]

2908, 2015

Creating a Haven for Butterflies: Your Own Yard and Beyond

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Welcoming butterflies into our landscapes is personally rewarding and environmentally important. As more and more habitat is lost, learn how your yard can become a beautiful oasis that sustains the butterfly species that live in your area. This workshop will focus on why using native host and nectar plants is important and how to incorporate these […]

2208, 2015

Introduction to Native Plant Conservation

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The flora of Alabama is one of the richest in the country, which underscores the importance of conserving our plants and their habitats. This course is a general introduction to plant conservation, focusing particularly on Alabama plants. We will cover a broad set of topics, including rarity ranking systems, invasive species, restoration ecology, conservation ethics, […]

2006, 2015

Moundville Saturday in the Park: Medicinal Plants

By |June 20th, 2015||0 Comments

Join Darryl Patton of Gadsden, Alabama as he discusses how common plants many Americans generally classify as “weeds” have medicinal properties and other uses. Author of “Mountain Medicine” and survival expert, Darryl will host plant walks intermittently throughout his program. Darryl mentored under Tommy Bass, formerly one of the best known folk medicine practitioners in […]