Join us on Thursday, Dec. 14, when Hendersonville Green Drinks welcomes Sara deFosset of the Hemlock Restoration Initiative (HRI). Sara will be speaking in depth about the efforts of the HRI to combat the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid’s effect on our Hemlock forests. She will also teach us how individuals can do their part to protect these wonderful native plants.
Sara deFosset, like the eastern and Carolina hemlock, is a North Carolina native with a background in the social sciences and horticulture. She earned her graduate degree in Sustainable Development at the University of California Santa Barbara. Later, she returned to NC where she serves as the Outreach Associate for the Hemlock Restoration Initiative. Sara expresses her love for plants in her work with the HRI and also as a part time garden designer, florist and farmer.
The HRI is a program of WNC Communities, actuated in 2014 by Commissioner of Agriculture, Steve Troxler. The mission of the HRI is to work with a variety of partners and existing programs to restore Hemlocks to long-term health throughout North Carolina and ensure that Eastern and Carolina Hemlocks can resist Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) and survive to maturity on North Carolina’s public and private lands. Sara will be speaking in depth about the efforts of the HRI to combat the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid’s effect on our Hemlock forests. She will also teach us how individuals can do their part to protect these wonderful native plants.
About Hendersonville Green Drinks
Hendersonville Green Drinks is presented by MountainTrue, Conserving Carolina and Black Bear Coffee. Come to Green Drinks to learn more about current environmental issues, have relevant discussions and meet with like-minded people. This is a monthly event and everyone is welcome. You don’t have to drink at Green Drinks, just come and listen. Black Bear Coffee offers beer, wine, coffee drinks and sodas. A limited food menu will be available.