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“Plant Parenthood” class offered Jan. 30

BOONE—The Department of Biology at Appalachian State University will offer a free class Jan. 30 on vegetative propagation of tropical plants. The class is part of the “High Country Gardening” series taught by greenhouse manager Jerry Meyer.

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The class will meet from 9:30-11 a.m. in the biology greenhouse at 211 Dale St. off State Farm Road.

The concepts discussed, using tropical plants as examples, can be applied to outdoor plants as well. The event will include a brief tour of the conservatory, which houses 1,000 species of tropical, subtropical and temperate plants. All age groups are encouraged to sign up.

Class size is limited. To reserve a space, email Call 262-4025 for more details.