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County to Host Native Plant Symposium on February 27

Albemarle County will host a unique symposium that will present marketing strategies and local incentives, in the spirit of a ‘buy local’ campaign, for this area’s unique native plants. The Piedmont Native Plant Landscape Symposium will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the County Office Building, 1600 5th Street, Room A and will bring together a variety of information and resources that will benefit nursery managers, owners and growers, as well as landscape designers and gardeners in their marketing efforts.

This symposium will cover a variety of topics including: Growing at a Commercial Scale and encouraging Local Eco-Types; Marketing strategies utilized by the Eastern Shore Native Plants; Upcoming local incentives and how to use the Native Plant Database as a promotion tool. There will also be a marketing strategy discussion on potential ways to move forward with the ‘buy local’ campaign.

For more information, please contact Repp Glaettli at, 434-296-5816 Ext: 3424.


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