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Registration Closed: Carnivorous Plants with Brandon Huber, Ph.D. (Thursday Night Nature May 12)
Brandon Huber, Ph.D., has been growing carnivorous plants successfully for nearly 20 years and attributes some of his earliest passion for horticulture to them. In this lecture, he will highlight the incredible variability of carnivorous plants seen around the world, including ones that can be easily grown in and around your home garden. There are many common myths regarding the culture of carnivorous plants which lead to failure when trying to grow them. Brandon will cover the essentials of growing these striking plants in our region to ensure long-term success and share photos of these plants in their natural habitats to provide further insight and help understand their culture.
Brandon Huber, born and raised in Philadelphia, found his passion for horticulture at a young age. He credits his early interest partly to annual visits to the Philadelphia Flower Show and interactions with carnivorous plants. He began working at PHS Meadowbrook farm in 2009, eventually becoming the head grower before leaving to pursue graduate school at North Carolina State University. His time at Meadowbrook gave him industry experience and opened his eyes to research and plant breeding. In 2014, he accepted a master’s program offer focused on the breeding of Stevia and in 2017, he became interested in controlled environment horticulture. His work extends well outside of his Ph.D. research, growing over 200 plants in his apartment as a hobbyist.
Program Fee: $15 (Members, enter your code at checkout to receive your 20% discount.)
Additional Information: Online registration for this program closes at 5:00 pm on the date of the program. Zoom invitations will be sent out after this time to the email used to register for the event. The link will come from email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org.
This lecture is part of our Thursday Night Nature series. The series features presentations by regionally renowned experts who address a wide range of topics related to natural history, biodiversity, ecological gardening, native plants and native wildlife.
All lectures will be held virtually using Zoom, recorded and shared with registrants for a short time.