Meet the Horticulture Research Specialist

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What do scientists do? What kind of education is required to do their jobs? What made them want to become scientists? How are their jobs affected by COVID-19? What are typical workdays like for them? What are their hours? What are typical work stations like for them? Find out the answers to these questions and ask your own when we meet different types of scientists.

These online workshops will be for teens. They do not have to be 4-H members, and they do not have to live in North Carolina. The next scientist that we’ll meet will be a Horticulture Research Specialist, Irene Palmer, on Sunday, September 27, 2020, at 4 p.m.

Irene PalmerIrene Palmer is an ornamental plant breeder with North Carolina State University. She works at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, in Mills River, where she focuses on the development of new hydrangeas, crape myrtles, camellias, and many other ornamental woody crops for the landscape. Irene went to Hendersonville High School. Read more about Irene on her NC State Extension contact page.

RSVP for this class to by September 26. When you RSVP, the Zoom link will be sent to you. Contact if you have any questions. Master Gardener℠ volunteer, 4-H Advisory Committee Member, and former teacher, Kate Raevuori-Wilson, will help with this program.