UNC CSI To Host Science Lecture On Sustainable Coastal Gardening

Posted By on June 14, 2016

 The UNC Coastal Studies Institute (UNC CSI) is hosting a lecture on sustainable coastal gardening and as part of its  “Science on the Sound” lecture series this month. 

This series, held monthly, highlights research on coastal topics and issues in northeast North Carolina. 

This month, the program will feature Jeff Lewis, a Horticulturist with the UNC Coastal Studies Institute. In this program, Mr. Lewis will share helpful information in an an engaging program on self sustaining plants and why you will want to use them in your coastal garden.  The program will cover plant selection, the advantages to using native plants and their benefits for both the environment and your garden.  

The program, entitled ”Sustainable Plants for Coastal Gardens” at 6:00pm on Thursday, June 23 at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute located at 850 NC 345 in Wanchese, NC.  The presentation is free and the public is welcomed and encouraged to attend.

North Carolina native Jeff Lewis has spent the past 22 years gardening for a living on the Outer Banks. He is currently the Horticultural Specialist at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute on Roanoke Island.  

Jeff is also an amateur naturalist, birder and accomplished nature photographer, with numerous images on display in various venues across the Outer Banks. Examples of Jeff’s photography can be viewed at www.jefflewisphotography.zenfolio.com.

This program will be streamed live at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/unc-coastal-studies-institute, and the online viewing audience will be able to ask the presenter questions via an online chat room.

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