At Conserving Carolina our various educational programs offer hands-on opportunities to connect with nature – for landowners, children, adults, educators…for everyone.

Native Plants and Pollinator Gardens

Pollination is the process of moving pollen from one flower to another of the same species, which produces fertile seeds. Almost all flowering plants need to be pollinated. Some plants are pollinated by wind or water, and some are even self-pollinating. However, most flowering plants depend on bees, butterflies, and other animals for pollination.


Kids in Nature

“It’s important to teach children about their surroundings, budding a love and respect for the living things that we share our planet with.  If you plant the seed of knowledge and respect for other living things early, and express the importance of protecting habitat so we can always enjoy the living things around us, future good stewards of the land should grow.” –Pam Torlina, Conserving Carolina


American Chestnut

Conserving Carolina works with The American Chestnut Foundation to develop a blight-resistant American chestnut tree and reintroduce the species into the native range of the species.


Hemlock Wooly Adelgid

As active land managers and responsible stewards of our land, Conserving Carolina has worked with a variety of partners to control HWA on conservation easement lands, and lands held by the organization.


Eradicating Kudzu

Kudzu, and all non-native invasive species, compete with our beautiful and ecologically important native species, and destroy the incredible diversity that we have come to love in Southern Appalachia.


Polk County’s Most Wanted

In an effort to gain a better understanding of the natural history of our region, Conserving Carolina is interested in relocating rare and unique plants (habitats and animals) that have been found in our area, but not reported for many years.