This Week's Speaker
Cathie Brumfield, The Power of Native Plants ... Rescheduled from August
Join us this Friday when our own Cathie Brumfield shares some of what she has learned in her efforts on behalf of native plants. you can join us live at LeMeridien or on Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89796844807. We postponed this talk when our audiovisual equipment let us down one Friday in August.
A lifelong gardener, Cathie grew more interested in Georgia
native plants when she and Ritchie purchased their current home along the river in 2011 due to the unique
native plants growing in their forest and on the river. In Cathie's words, "In 2016 I enrolled in the
UGA Native Plant Certificate Program in Athens, and completed an 80-hour
program in early 2019. I learned what an amazing area the Georgia Piedmont is
because of its location between the mountains in the north and the coast in the
south. I began to restore the forest and flood plain that was my garden with
native plants because they survived and even prospered."
Cathie qualified as a Rescue
Facilitator for Georgia Native Plant Society just before the pandemic hit in
March of 2020 and spent the pandemic leading rescues once that started back again
in July 2020. During those rescues, Cathie learned a great deal from practical
experience with other Facilitators. Outside was also the safest place to be
together in those pandemic times.
Now Cathie wants to spread the world on the beauty
of our Georgia Piedmont plants and how working together we can both prevent the
demise of their habitats and help create sustainable environments for the native
wildlife to prosper. Natives can also be less work due to the ability of our
native plants to prosper once established if properly matched with site
Posted by Jackie Cuthbert
August 24, 2022