Plants, Pollen, and Allergies

Plant allergies are complex. If you as a gardener understand plant physiology and plant selection, you can choose plants to miinimize allergen occurrence and your exposure to them. You will learn some of the most common plant pollen allergens, their myths and realities. You will learn elementry botany as it relates to allergies.


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Carol Gravens

Carol Gravens retired from a professional career as a microbiologist and is an Advanced Level St. Louis Master Gardener. She became a Master Naturalist in 2007 and has an AAS in Horticulture from STLCC, Meramec.
Carol gives talks and teaches classes on orchids to various groups in the community and at Missouri Botanical Garden as part of the Master Gardener Speakers’ Bureau. She volunteers one day a week in the orchid greenhouses at the Garden and grows orchids in her home in Glendale, Missouri. She also is a Kemper Center Plant Doctor volunteer.
She loves everything about horticulture and has a passion for orchids.