Upcoming GPPA Speaker Meeting
Monday, October 18, 2021
Danesha Seth Carley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Horticultural Science
North Carolina State University
Let's Talk Pollinator Gardening: Plan, Plant, and Maintain Successful and Beautiful Pollinator Gardens
Spend an hour learning about how to create beautiful pollinator-friendly gardens designed to welcome beneficial insects and pollinators across the South. Combining up-to-date scientific information with artful design strategies, this information is crafted to be accessible to gardeners of all levels. After our hour together, you will be confident that your garden, no matter how small, can play a huge role in providing the habitat, nourishment, and nesting places so needed by pollinators. Dr. Carley will cover everything you need to know plant and maintain a successful and beautifully designed garden so you too can be a pollinator champion.
Dr. Danesha Seth Carley is an Associate Professor in the Department of Horticultural Science at North Carolina State University, as well as the Director for the NFS Center for Integrated Pest Management and the Center for Regulatory Science in Agriculture, also at NC State.
As an Urban Ecosystem Ecologist, her area of expertise is sustainable managed urban landscapes. Recent research programs include pollen quality in commonly planted wild-flowers, pollinator ecology along roadsides in NC, and native plant conservation and pollinator habitat establishment at historic Pinehurst No. 2 and No. 4 Golf Courses. In addition to grant writing, and research, Dr. Carley frequently lectures at Beekeeper Association meetings, Master Gardener meetings, and other events where community members are interested in learning more about pollinator habitat conservation and protection.
Check out Danesha's latest book, "Pollinator Gardening for the South: Creating Sustainable Habitats," written with Anne Spafford.