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Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Pollinator Gardens

Dr. Bodie Pennisi

Time and Session Location

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Magnolia C

CEUs Available (Pending Approval)

GA CAT 24 & 10 (1 CEU each), TN, SC, NC Contractor & GCLP

Dr. Bodie Pennisi


included with conference ticket

What You Will Learn:

Pollinator habitats not only provide beautiful color in landscape, but provide a multitude of ecosystem services - clean air and water, fertile soil, flood control, pollination, and biological pest control. Such habitats have become more commonplace along roadsides, in parks, golf courses, and gardens. Dr. Pennisi will share ways to develop pollinator habitats, including bed preparation, seed vs. transplants, species selection, and long-term management.

More About the Presenter (s):

Dr. Pennisi is an Extension Horticulture Specialist in the Department of Horticulture at the UGA. She received her Master of Science in 1996 and Doctoral degrees in 1999 from the Environmental Horticulture Department of the University of Florida. She joined the Horticulture Department at UGA in 2000. Until 2010, Dr. Pennisi served the floriculture industry. Currently, she has statewide responsibilities for the Georgia landscape industry. Programmatically, Dr. Pennisi is responsible for planning and coordinating a statewide Extension program to support the professional landscape industry and conducting applied research with emphasis on sustainable outdoor and indoor landscapes, including plant, water, nutrient, and soil interactions. She also assists county Extension agents with landscape trouble-shooting, landscape planning, and local programming when needed. Dr. Pennisi teaches Master Gardener training classes on landscape installation and maintenance, WaterSmart landscapes, interiorscapes, herbaceous and woody ornamental plant selection, plant propagation, and plant physiology.

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