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Faculty Keynote Series

“Garden Myth Busting: How to Weed Through the Internet”

The Faculty Keynote series was launched in the fall 2018 when Dr. Phil Haseley lectured on the JFK Assassination. This series brings together students, faculty and interested members of the community hosting cutting-edge thinkers speaking on a wide range of interesting topics that impact our lives and create a more informed, involved community.

Faculty are encouraged to attend this event and share this information with their students.

Date: Monday, April 29, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
Location: E-140 Lecture Hall
Presented By: Carolyn Stanko, Business & STEM

Save time, money, and your back when Carolyn separates gardening fact from fiction when she presents “Garden Myth Busting: How to Weed through the Internet”. Science has evolved, but the Internet keeps spreading garden myths that cost you time, money, and can harm your landscape. This talk will help you understand what works and what doesn’t in a science-based, environmentally friendly and fun talk focusing on sustainable best practices for your home garden. You might be surprised. Join us for a plant scientist’s look at the gardening do’s and don’ts going viral on Facebook, Pinterest, and other gardening websites. Your gardening questions will be answered as time allows.

Carolyn Stanko is a Senior New York State Certified Nursery and Landscape Professional (CNLP). She has a B.S. in Plant Sciences with an emphasis in Ornamental Horticulture from the University of Arizona and holds a Master of Science in Horticulture focusing on Agribusiness Management and Marketing from Michigan State University. Carolyn brings her years of industry experience to the college classroom where she is currently Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Horticulture program. She has been teaching horticulture and biology for 12 years. Carolyn was recently named PlantWNY’s Person of Year for raising the standards of horticulture education in WNY through her profession and as a CNLP advocate.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.

***NCCC is offering CTLE points for education professionals and CNLP points for garden/nursery professionals.***

Carolyn Stanko

Carolyn A. Stanko, CNLP


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