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Program for the May 2, 2024 Meeting:


The Landscape of Monticello and Lessons for Today's Gardens

Presenter: Jason Young

Jason Young is the director of horticulture and grounds at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia and a faculty member in the unit of Public Service and Outreach at the University of Georgia. He directs the staff in caring for the 290 acres of natural lands and 30 acres of cultivated gardens at the State Botanical Garden. He also works with local communities to install native plant gardens throughout the state.

Before coming to UGA he worked as the manager and curator of historic gardens at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's historic home in Charlottesville, Virginia. Jason is a certified wildland burn manager, wildland firefighter, and an arborist certified by the ISA (International Society of Arboriculture). He holds a master's degree in horticulture from Colorado State Unitversity and two backelor's degrees in biology and art.

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