Thurston County Master Gardener Program Coordinator Cori Carlton will present information on identifying slugs, their presence in home gardens and plant damage control methods, on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at noon in the county commissioners meeting room of the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E Fourth St., Port Angeles.
Carlton will discuss the benefits of native slugs, why the non-native slugs eat a gardener’s precious plants, the stories slime trails tell and more. Gardeners will come away with strategies on how to get slugs to work for and not against them in their gardens.
Carlton has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and recreation/park administration from Central Michigan University.
She has held leadership positions in Michigan, Indiana, and Washington over the past 24 years, including Environmental Education Director for the Detroit and Seattle YMCAs and Education Program Specialist for Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. Cori has spent more than 20 years studying and teaching about slugs.
This presentation is part of the “Green Thumb Garden Tips” education series, sponsored by the WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners on the second and fourth Thursday of every month in Port Angeles. Programs are designed to help home gardeners establish or improve their gardening practices. Speakers are local and regional individuals with expertise and experience in sustainable horticultural practices.
Attendees may bring a lunch. The presentations are free and open to the public.
For questions, call 360-565-2679.