What’s new at the State Botanical Gardens? (a lot!)
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new at the State Botanical Gardens? (a lot!), Dr. Jim Affolter, Professor of Horticulture and Director of
Research at the State Botanical Gardens of Georgia
presenting from Athens campus
Bio: Jim Affolter is the Director of Science and Conservation at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia and the Larry R. Beuchat Professor for Annual and Perennial Plant Research in the Department of Horticulture. His research interests include plant conservation, native plant production, the ecological value of native ornamentals, and medicinal and aromatic plants. He has conducted research and outreach projects in numerous countries, particularly in Latin America, and in 2016 served as a faculty member for the Semester at Sea spring semester cruise, teaching and travelling in 11 countries in Southeast Asia and Africa. He has served on the Board of Directors of Botanic Gardens Conservation International (US) since 2009. Jim teaches two courses at the University of Georgia: Herbs, Spices, and Medicinal Plants (HORT 3440) and Botanical Garden Internship (HORT 3940S).