Bryce Lane will be a featured speaker at the 28th Gardening in the Northern Neck (GNN) Seminar hosted by the Northern Neck Master Gardeners (NNMG).

The seminar will be held at the White Stone Church of the Nazarene, 57 Whisk Drive, White Stone. The theme will be “Landscape, Viewscape, Escape!”

“Lane’s topic will be ‘Landscapes That Save the World: The Importance of Biodiversity in the Garden’,” announced GNN Chairperson and NNMG vice president Lynne Osborne.

“Bryce will explain how gardeners can use the principles of biodiversity to help solve the gardening challenges of today – climate change, stormwater runoff, invasive plants, pest control, and more,” continued Osborne.

Lane is a sought-after speaker and author. He was a national award winning instructor in the Department of Horticultural Science at N.C. State University and the host and producer of UNC-TV’s three-time Emmy winning television show “In the Garden.” Although Bryce retired in 2014, he continues to teach part-time at N.C. State and the JC Raulston Arboretum.

The 28th Gardening in the Northern Neck Seminar has been structured with safety in mind. There will still be three excellent speakers, vendors, and book sales. Pre-packaged snacks and coffee will be available in the morning. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. for vendor and book sales. The program begins at 9:00 a.m., and there will be half-hour breaks between speakers so attendees can browse the vendor displays and book sale. Masks are required indoors and space is limited.

Registration is currently open. Registration forms can be obtained online at www.nnmg.org/gnn or by calling the Northumberland County Extension Office at 804-580-5694. The registration fee is $50.

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