Native Sedges Step into the Spotlight presented by Shannon Currey
Shannon Currey is a horticultural educator and consultant with Izel Native Plants. She began her work life as a social scientist and changed careers to pursue horticulture at North Carolina State University. After school, she worked short stints at a landscape design firm and at Niche Gardens, a pioneering native plant nursery in North Carolina.
In 2007 Shannon joined Hoffman Nursery, a wholesale grower specializing in grasses, sedges, and other graminoids. This was the start of a 15-year journey during which she developed a deep understanding of these specialized plants. She has shared her advanced knowledge of graminoids in nationally published articles and has traveled throughout the country speaking to professional organizations, community groups, and at public gardens.
Shannon currently serves on the Perennial Plant Association’s Board of Directors and the North Carolina Plant Conservation Scientific Committee. She was honored in 2020 with the Libby Wilder Award from the North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association.
In 2022 she joined Izel Native Plants to expand their education and outreach efforts. Izel’s unique model within the industry consolidates the inventories of wholesale-only growers and makes their native plants available directly to the end consumer.
We will be meeting at Kathleen Clay Edwards Library Meeting Room (1420 Price Park Dr., Greensboro, NC 27410), but also will have a Zoom connection for those wishing to attend remotely.
REGISTRATION (for remote participation)
This program is free and open to the public, all are welcome!
You can watch past recorded events on our YouTube