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Native Plant Propagation

with Matt Gocke, NCBG Nursery and Greenhouse Manager

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Date: Saturday, June 4, 2022

Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM.

Fee: $45 ($41 Members)


Learn the fundamentals of vegetative propagation and how to propagate plants native to the southeastern United States. We'll focus on low-tech methods you can apply at home, and all participants will have a newly stuck cutting to take home in a rudimentary, DIY mobile greenhouse. This workshop will feature a lecture, in-class demonstrations and participation, and a tour of the NCBG nursery.


Remaining Seats: 1

Note: Preregistration is required | Registration open through 5/30/2022 5:00 PM EST | Refund Policy

About the Instructor

A resident of Durham, NC, Matt Gocke is the nursery and greenhouse manager at the North Carolina Botanical Garden. His responsibilities at the Garden include seed and vegetative propagation of southeastern US native plants for use in the NCBG habitats and landscapes and for sale to the general public. Prior to his work at NCBG, Matt landscaped and was a Master's student and staff member at the NC State University Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources. His research focus was developing rooting protocol for stem cuttings of native tree species including pine, sweetgum and a variety of oak species.

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We are taking extensive precautions to make sure the Garden is a safe place to visit, and we need your help to keep it safe for everyone. When registering, you must agree to abide by the UNC Community Standards. Read the UNC Community Standards here.

In brief, please follow these practices:

  • Before leaving home for class, check for symptoms using the COVID-19 screening checklist. Do not attend class if you are experiencing any symptom(s) indicated on the screening checklist. If you are not able to attend class for this reason, we will offer you a full refund as course credit or to your credit card.

  • Bring a mask with you. Wear a mask at all times indoors and when you are unable to maintain a 6' distance outdoors.

By doing these things, you are doing your part to keep others safe both on campus and in our local communities.


Joslin Classroom I (C106)

100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

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