Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST
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CNP Program Manager 
Wild Ones - Tennessee Valley Chapter 

Mycorrhizae & Fungi

Certificate in Native Plants Elective Class

This is an ELECTIVE course and provides 4 hours toward the completion of the Certificate in Native Plants program.

This class is an introduction to basic fungal biology and the roles fungi play in ecosystems, with an emphasis on mycorrhizal plant-fungal symbiosis. We’ll learn about different types of mycorrhizae, the ways mycorrhizal fungi interface with plant roots, and how mycorrhizal symbiosis benefits plant communities.

Instructor:  Rachel Swenie

Emily is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Entomology at the Pennsylvania State University. Her doctoral thesis was concerned with describing the interactions between insect pollinator communities and cultivated ornamental plants. She has a deep interest in ecological gardening and using native plants to design landscapes in gardens and parks that will support and build resilient ecological communities.

Registration Policy:  All registrations must be completed online, using PayPal or a credit card.  As with all Certificate in Native Plants classes, class size is limited.  To give everyone the best opportunity to participate, there is a non-refundable cancellation fee of $10, with the balance refunded if you cancel at least 7 calendar days before the class will be held. The last day to register is the Wednesday before the class. If the class is cancelled by the instructor or the CNP program, registrants will get a full refund.