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March Meeting - Carnivores for Casual Gardeners with Clay Carter

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Clay Carter, Director of Enrichment Programs, Beaufort County Community College,  Photo by Carol Breckheimer.

Clay Carter, Director of Enrichment Programs, Beaufort County Community College,

Photo by Carol Breckheimer.

Bugs beware! North Carolina has its own official State Carnivore, the Venus flytrap. Flytraps, pitcher plants, sundews, butterworts, and bladderworts make NC a unique place. We’ll explore some of the wild places where carnivores grow. Then we will talk about easy ways to enjoy these fascinating plants in home gardens.

Clay Carter was born and reared in Washington, NC. He has lived on Main Street in Washington since 1980, and he hopes not to move until he is carried to Oakdale Cemetery. He is a graduate of Staunton Military Academy and East Carolina University. Since 1987 he has been employed by Beaufort County Community College where he began his career as a Greenhouse and Gardening Instructor at Creswell Prison. In the intervening years, he has worked with every department at the Community College. Currently he serves as Director of Personal Enrichment Programs. He has given gardening programs and workshops for Tryon Palace, Richmond Men’s Garden Club, Chapel Hill Garden Club, and our own Raleigh Garden Club.

Ways and Means: We will be taking orders for spring bulbs from North Carolina's own Terra Ceia Farms. Order forms will be available

Regular Lunch: House made pot roast. mixed greens salad,. buttered new potatoes, sautéed squash, rolls, desserts provided by members, iced tea, coffee, and water

Vegetarian Lunch: Kale blend with black-eyed peas, mixed greens salad, buttered new potatoes, sautéed squash, rolls, desserts provided by members (probably NOT vegan), iced tea, coffee, and water